History Paper 2 - Alliance High School Pre-Trial Examination 2018

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MAY 2018


Answer all the questions in this section

  1. Identify the branch of history that deals with the study of man's past cultural activities. (1 mk)
  2. State two factors which facilitated the taming of animals by man. (2 mks)
  3. Give one significance of shadoof irrigation used by Egyptians farmers. (1 mk)
  4. Give one factor that influenced the origin of local trade. (1 mk)
  5. Give two advantages of space exploration. (2 mks)
  6. Highlight two advantages of using steam engine in the transport industry in the 19th century. (2 mks)
  7. State two social functions of the ancient city of Athens. (2 mks)
  8. Name one official who assisted the Mwene Mutapa to administer the Kingdom. (1 mk)
  9. Give one way in which the Franco - Prussian war of 1870 - 1871 contributed to the scramble for and partition of Africa. (1 mk)
  10. State two reasons why the second Mandika Empire was short lived. (2 mks)
  11. Give two political reasons why the British used direct rule in Zimbabwe. (2 mks)
  12. State two demands in the Austria ultimatum of Serbia in 1914. (2 mks)
  13. What do you understand by the term appeasement policy in relation to the World War II. (1 mk)
  14. Give one reason why the Non-Aligned movement emerged among the developing nations. (1 mk)
  15. State one challenge that faced Ujamaa Villages in Tanzania during President Julius Nyerere's rule.
  16. Identify the main organ of the League of Nations that settled disputes between nations. (1 mk)
  17. Give two military pacts formed during the cold war period. (2 mks)


Answer any three questions from this section.

    1. Identify five factors that helped the Shona to expand as an empire. (5 mks)
    2. Describe the political organization of the Shona kingdom during the pre-colonial period. (10 mks)
    1. State three roles played by the Tuaregs during the Trans-Saharan trade. (3 mks)
    2. Describe the organization of the Trans-Saharan trade. (12 mks)
    1. Give five terms of the Berlin conference of 1884 - 1885 (5 mks)
    2. Explain five factors that influenced King Lewanika to collaborate with the Europeans. (10 mks)
    1. Give three reasons for use of Assimilation policy in Senegal. (3 mks)
    2. Discuss six reasons why Ghana attained independence earlier than other African countries. (12 mks)

Answer any two questions from this section.

    1. Outline five terms from the Versailles treaty of 1919 (5 mks)
    2. Explain five reasons why the treaty of Versailles was a threat to world peace. (10 mks)
    1. Give five achievements of the League of nations between 1919 and 1939 (5 mks)
    2. Why did the League of Nations fail to maintain world peace. (10 mks)
    1. Name any threee French speaking West African states that are members of the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS) (3 mks)
    2. Explain six problems which have plagued the East African community since its rebirth in 2001. (12 mks)
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