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28TH MARCH 2018

  1. Explain the importance of studying History and Government.(10mks)
  2. Describe five characteristics of Government. (10mks)
  3. State five methods used by Archaeologists to locate Archaeological sites. (5mks)
  4. Explain five limitations of oral tradition as a source of information in History and Government. (5mks)
  5. Name four pre-historic sites found in Tanzania (4mks)
  6. Explain how the invention of fire was important to early man. (10mks)
  7. Describe five features of Homo erectus. (5mks)
  8. State six economic activities of early Man during the Stone Age period. (6mks)
  9. Describe the way of life of early Man during the Middle Stone Age period. (10mks)
  10. Give four reasons why early human beings lived in groups during the Stone Age period. (Amks)
  11. Identify the inventions associated with the following people:
    1. Jethro Tull (1mk)
    2. Cyrus Mc Cormic (1 mk)
    3. John Deere (imk)
  12. Describe flve factors that led to the domestication of crops and animals. (10mks)
  13. Explain five benefits of the domestication of animals during early Agriculture. (10 mks)
  14. Mention three methods of Irrigation that were used in Ancient Egypt. (3mks)
  15. Name five crops that were grown in Mesopotamia during early Agriculture. (5mks)
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Agriculture - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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  1. Define organic farming. (2mks)
  2. State four advantages Organic farming (4mks)
  3. Outline five activities that make agriculture an art. (5mks)
  4. Define the following terms as used in agriculture.
    1. Crop pathology....................(2mks)
    2. Entomology .....................(2 mks)
    3. Pedology..............(2mks)
    4. Genetics ...... ...(2mks)
  5. Outline five activities that a farmer may carry out in livestock production.
  6. State and explain three types of horticultural farming. (6mks)
  7. Give five advantages of mixed farming. (5mks)
  8. What is a farming system, (2mks)
  9. List four methods of farming (4mks)
  10. Outline three roles of soil living organism. (3mks)
  11. Outline five factors to consider when identifying a farming system. (5mks)
  12. Explain five ways in which low level of education and technology influences agriculture (5mks)
  13. Give three ways in which agriculture leads to industrial development in Kenya (3mks)
  14. Outline five ways in which government may promote agricultural production in Kenya (5mks)
  15. List four ways in which agriculture leads to indirect employment (4mks)
  16. Identify and explain three beneficial biotic factors that influence agriculture (6mks)
  17. State and explain any three chemical weathering processes (6mks)
  18. Why is sub soil referred to as a layer of accumulation (1mk)
  19. State four harmful effects of wind (4mks)
  20. Give four functions of water in the growth of a plant. (4mks)
  21. Give four advantages of Agroforestry (4mks)
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Geography - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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    1. Define the terms;
      1. Environment (2 mks)
      2. Habitat (2 mks)
    2. Name four study areas in practical geography (4 mks)
    3. Explain the relationship between geography and the following disciplines
      1. Agriculture (2mks)
      2. History (2mks)
  2. Explain four reasons why study of geography is important (8mks)
    1. Describe how the passing star theory explains the origin of the earth and solar system (5mks)
    2. State two weaknesses of the passing star theory (2 mks)
    3. Apart from meteors and meteorites, name three other components of the solar system. (3 mks)
    1. Describe three forces responsible for the shape of the earth. (6 mks)
    2. Give four proofs that the earth is spherical (4 mks)
    1. Give two differences between rotation and revolution of the earth (2mks)
    2. With aid of a diagram describe how rotation causes day and night (4mks)
    3. State four effects of revolution of the earth (4mks)
    1. The figure below shows the internal structure of the earth. Study it and use it to answer questions a (i) and (ii) below.

      geog earth structure 6

        1. Identify the parts marked Y and Z (2mks)
        2. Name two minerals that mainly form the lithosphere (2 mks)
        3. Give four characteristics of layer marked X (4mks)
      2. State three reasons why the interior of the earth is very hot (3 mks)
      1. Define the term weather (2 mks)
      2. Apart from temperature, give four elements of weather (4 mks)
    2. Explain how the earth gets heated through radiation (3 mks)
    1. Explain how the following factors influence temperature of a place
      1. Altitude  (2 mks)
      2. Latitude (2 mks)
    2. The figure below shows an instrument used to measure weather element. Study it and use it to answer question b (i) and (ii).
      geog weather measuring 8b

      1. Name the instrument and identify the element of weather the instrument is used to measure, (2mks)
      2. Describe how the instrument is used to obtain required measurement (4 mnks)
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Chemistry - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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MARCH 2018



  • Answer ALL questions in the spaces provided.
  1. Apart from the Bunsen burner, name any three other pieces of apparatus that are used as sources of heat in the laboratory (3 Marks)
  2. Name all the zones of the flame drawn below (2 Marks)

    bunsen flame

    1. Which type of flame is represented by the diagram drawn above? (1 Mark)
    2. When is it advisable to set the flame indicated above? (1 Mark)
  3. Distinguish between conductors and non-conductors (2 Marks)
  4. State one use of each of the following laboratory apparatus (5 marks)
    1. Separating funnel
    2. Fractionating column
    3. Crucible
    4. Deflagrating spoon
    5. Wash bottle
  5. The following diagram shows parts of a Bunsen burner. State the function of the labelled parts (4 Marks)

    bunsen burner

    How is the part labelled X adapted to its function? (2 Marks)
  6. The table below shows properties of elements X, Y and Z in their solid state. Study it and answer the question that follows:

    X insoluble Not attracted
    Y Insoluble Attracted
    Z Soluble Not attracted

    Explain how a pure sample of Z can be obtained from a mixture of X and Z. (2 Marks)
  7. The figure below shows the changes in temperature when a gas sample was cooled

    changes in temperature

    1. Is the gas sample pure or impure? (1 Mark)
    2. Give a reason for your answer above. (1 Mark)
    3. Name the physical process represented by region W-X (1 Mark)
    4. Identify the physical states of the sample at temperatures d and b. (1 Mark)
    5. Explain the shape of the graph at the region W-X (2 Marks)
  8. Distinguish between a homogeneous mixture and heterogeneous mixture (2 Marks)
  9. The following is a figure of a chromatogram with pure substances being sugar, caffeine and salt. Coke and bamboocha are mixtures. Study it and use it to answer the questions that follow.


    On the figure, label: (3 Marks)
    1. Solvent front
    2. Adsorbent material
    3. Base line
    4. Which of the pure substances was more soluble and less adsorbent? (1 Mark)
    5. Explain your answer above. (1 Mark)
    6. Which pure substance was not found in bamboocha? (1 Mark)
    7. Which method of separation is illustrated by the diagram shown? (1 Mark)
  10. The diagram below shows a method of separating components of mixture Q

    mixture separation

    1. What is the name of the apparatus labelled X? (1 Mark)
    2. Which type of homogeneous mixtures are separated using the method shown? (1 Mark)
    3. State one error that occurred when setting up the experiment illustrated above. (1 Mark)
    4. Name S. (1 Mark)
  11. State two major differences between the properties of solids and those for gases (2 Marks)
  12. Brine is made by mixing water and common salt. Give the names of the following:
    1. The solute (1 Mark)
    2. The solvent (1 Mark)
    3. The solution (1 Mark)
    1. Explain how you would obtain sand from a mixture of sand and common salt (2 Marks)
    2. Why is the method stated above unsuitable for separating a mixture of sugar and common salt? (1 Mark)
  14. The table below shows the melting and boiling points of some pure substances at atmospheric pressure. Study it and answer the questions that follow.

    Substance Melting Point Boiling Point
    Oxygen -219 -183
    Water 0 100
    Sodium Chloride 801 1465
    Ethanol -117 78
    Sulphur 115 444
    Copper 1083 2600
    Propane -188 -42

    1. Which of the substances are solids at room temperature of 22°C (1 Mark)
    2. Which of the substances are liquids at a temperature of -100°C? (1 Mark)
    3. In what physical state is copper at 1700°C? (1 Mark)
    4. Which substances are gases at 150°C (2 Marks)
    5. A sample of sodium chloride started boiling at 1600°c, what could be the reason? (1 Mark)
  15. Using a well labelled diagram, distinguish between:
    1. A volumetric flask and a flat bottomed flask. (2 mks)
    2. A thistle funnel and dropping funnel (2 mks)
  16. The following is a figure demonstrating a method of separation. Name the labelled parts (3 Marks)

    method of separation

  17. The following is a theoretical model of matter:

    model of matter

    1. Name processes III and IV (2 Marks)
    2. Explain the arrangement of particles after process I has taken place (2 Marks)
    3. Explain the arrangement of particles after process IV has taken place (2 Marks)
    1. State any three social effects of drug abuse (3 Marks)
    2. State any two ways through which one can keep away from drug abuse (2 Marks)
  19. Solvent extraction is used for extracting oil from nuts.
    1. What is the role of propanone in this process? (1 Mark)
    2. Why are the nuts crushed? (1 Mark)
    3. At the end of the experiment, the extract is left out in the sun for a while, why is this done? (1 Mark)
    4. A sample of the extract is smeared on a filter paper, what is the expected observation? (1 Mark)
    5. What is the significance of the observation made above? (1 Mark)
    6. State one other application of this method of extraction (1 Mark)
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Business Studies - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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  • Attempt all the questions in the spaces provided
  1. State five areas of Business studies (5marks)
  2. List four rewards of labour as a factor of production (4marks)
  3. Below are some factors that influence the operations of a business. Indicate whether the factor is associated with Micro-environment or Macro-environment (5marks)

    Factor Environment
    a) Demographic  
    b) Personnel  
    c) Competitors  
    d) Business resources  
    e) Business culture  
  4. Outline four characteristics of basic wants. (4 mks)
  5. State four importance of entrepreneurship to an economy (4marks)
  6. State the type of utility that match with with the appropriate activity. (4 mks)

    Activity Utility
    a) Selling bread to a student  
    b) Keeping money in the bank  
    c) Making fruit salad from various ingredients  
    d) Delivering milk to a customer  
  7. Define the following terms as used in the business studies. (4 mks)
    1. Renewable resources
    2. Non-renewable resources
  8. Give four business resources (4marks)
  9. List four personal considerations factors that are considered while carrying out business evaluation opportunity (4marks)
  10. State four examples of Aids to trade (4 marks)
  11. Outline four characteristics of economic resources (4marks)
  12. State four contents of business plan (4marks)
  13. Highlight four characteristics of capital as a factor of production (4marks)
  14. State four positive external environmental factors (4marks)
  15. List four sources of business idea (4marks)
  16. Give four classification of goods and services in an economy (4marks)
  17. Outline four factors that encourage entrepreneurial practices in Kenya (4marks)
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Kiswahili - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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  • Jibu maswali yote katika nafasi zilizoachwa wazi kwa kutumia Kiswahili sanifu
  • Makosa ya tahajia na sarufi yataadhibiwa

1. MATUMIZI YA LUGHA (alama 40)

  1. Tambua sauti zifuatazo: (alama 3)
    1. Irabu ya nyuma wastani.
    2. Irabu ya kati tandazwa.
    3. Kikwamizo sighuna cha ufizi.
    1. Huku ukitoa mfano mwafaka, eleza dhana silabi wazi. (alama 2)
    2. Eleza muundo wa silabi katika neno tafrija. (alama 2)
  3. Kanusha:
    Mtoto anaimba na kucheza
    1.  Eleza maana ya shadda. (alama 2)
    2. Wekea shadda maneno yafuatayo: (alama 2)
  5. Geuza kwa udogo: (alama 2)
    Mti ule ulianguka baada ya mvua kubwa.
  6. Andika sentensi ifuatayo katika hali ya wingi: (alama 2)
    Popo aliruka akatua mgombani.
  7. Sahihisha: (alama 2)
    Tulipofika nyumbani tulimkuta hayuko.
  8. Andika maana mbili tofauti za neno: panda. (alama 2)
  9. Tunga sentensi kudhihirisha matumizi ya ngeli U-I (alama 2)
  10. Bainisha maneno katika sentensi ifuatayo: (alama 2)
    Msichana mrembo ataleta machache
  11. Sabalkheri ni salamu za asubuhi. Jibu lake ni... (alama 1)
    1. Eleza maana ya mzizi. .(alama 2)
    2. Onyesha mizizi ya maneno yafuatayo:
  13. Eleza maana ya methali: mgaagaa na upwa, hali wali mkavu. (alama 2)
  14. Bainisha viambishi katika neno: atampikia. (alama 3)
  15. Tambua aina za sentensi zifuatazo kutokana na kiimbo: (alama 3)
    1. Watu wanakula nyoka.
    2. Watu wanakula nyoka?
    3. Watu wanakula nyoka!
  16. Kamilisha tanakali zifuatazo. (alama 2)
    Shillingi huanguka Tom amejifunika...........


  1. Eleza maana ya dhana fasihi. (alama 2)
  2. Taja tanzu nne za fasihi simulizi. (alama 4)
  3. Fafanua umuhimu wa hadhira katika fasihi simulizi. (alama 4)
  4. Eleza tofauti tano kati ya fasihi simulizi na fasihi andishi. (alama 10)

3. ISIMUJAMII (Alama 10)

  1. Eleza maana ya isimujamii. (alama 2)
  2. Eleza sifa nne za lugha. (alama 8)
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Biology - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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  • Answer all questions
  1. The figure below shows a cell organelle

    cell organelle

    1. Identify the above organelle (1mk)
    2. Name parts labeled A, D and E. (3mks)
    3. State the functions of parts labeled B and C. 
    1. The scientific name of a domestic dog is Canis familiaris.How is this system of naming referred to. (1mk)
    2. What taxonomic group does the name familiaris refer to (1 mk)
  3. Which orgalles are concerned with the following functions (3mks)
    1. Protein synthesis.
    2. Lipid synthesis
    3. Photosynthesis..
  4. Explain why the following should be done during the preparation of temporary slides (3mks)
    1. Making thin sections
    2. Adding a drop of water.
    3. Staining the section.
  5. Define resolving power of a microscope. (1 mk)
  6. State two functions of the cell wall in a plant. (2mks)
  7. State four differences between a light and electron microscope.. (4mks)
  8. Define cell specialization. (1mk)
  9. Explain how the following cells are specialized to their functions
    1. Root hair cells..
    2. Sperm cells....
    3. Palisade cells..
  10. Name three types of animal tissues. (3mks)
  11. State the functions of the following apparatus used to collect specimen. (3mks)
    specimen apparatus
  12. A form one student trying to estimate the size of onion cells observed the following in the microscope field of view.

    onion cells

    If the student had counted 15 cells across the field of view, calculate the size of one cell in micrometers. (3mks)
  13. Explain why only the fine adjustment knob should be used when focusing a specimen using the high power objective lens. (1mk)
  14. State three properties of a cell membrane. (3mks)
  15. Define the term diffusion.
  16. A student looking through the eye piece of a light microscope saw a blurred Image of the specimen on the stage. What two adjustments would be make to get a clearer image (2mks).
  17. Name the branch of biology that deals with the study of
    1. Hawks, eagles, parrots, flamingos etc................
    2. Grass hoppers, bees, termites, ants etc.............
  18. Use the diagram below to answer the questions that follow

    magnifying glass

    1. Name the tool.(1 mk)
    2. The tool above was used by students to examine and draw the specimen shown below. If the actual length of the specimen is 0.9cm.How many times has it been magnified. (3mks)
      magnified specimen

  19. State four factors that affect the rate of diffusion. (4mks)
  20. The diagram below represents a cell organelle

    cell organelle mitochondria

    1. Name the parts labeled M and N (2mks)
    2. State the function of the part labeled N. (1mk)
  21. Name any two scientific skills that one gains after studying biology in school. (2mks)
  22. Differentiate between the following
    1. Gaseous exchange and respiration. (2mks)
    2. Locomotion and movement
  23. Name the kingdoms in which the following organisms belong to (4mks)
    1. Bacteria that causes tuberculosis.....
    2. Algae that acte de Algae that acts as food for fish..............
    3. Mushroom that act as food for humans...
    4. Bees that form honey......
  24. State the functions of the following parts of a light microscope. (3mks)
    1. Mirror... 
    2. Condenser.
    3. Objective lens
  25. Which organelles would be abundant in (3 mks)
    1. Skeletal muscles.
    2. Palisade cells...
    3. Secretory glands...
  26. State three precautions observed when handling a light microscope, (3mks).
  27. Give a reason why a lion and a leopard and a lion cannot breed yet they belong to the same genus. (1 mk).
  28. State three precautions observed when collecting specimen in the field. (3mks)
  29. Name the physiological process involved when a spot of ink is dropped in a glass of still water and the water colours after some time (1 mk)
  30. State the functions of the following organelles (2mks)
    1. Lysosomes
    2. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum
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CRE - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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    1. GIVE REASONS WHY THE Bible is referred to as the word of God. (6mks)
    2. State different ways in which Christians use the Bible. (6mks)
    3. Mention the characteristics of a library in the Bible. (6mks)
    1. State the major prophetic books in the Bible. (5mks)
    2. Name six human authors of the Bible. (6mks)
    3. Identify SEVEN literacy forms used in writing the Bible. (7mks)
    1. Give the major divisions of the Old Testament giving an example in each. (8mks)
    2. Outline the first account of creation in order. (7mks)
    3. What are the similarities between the first and the second accounts of creation. (6mks)
    1. How do Christians take care of God's creation. (7mks)
    2. Mention the causes of sin with reference to Genesis chapter 3. (6mks)
    3. State the causes of death in Traditional African Communities (7mks)
    1. Outline the vows of God to Abraham. (7 mks)
    2. List FIVE animals used in making the Abrahamic covenant. (5mks)
    3. Give the significance of God's covenant with Abraham. (8mks)
  6. Name the characteristics of a covenant. (5mks)
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Physics - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018

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  • This paper consist of Two sections; A and B
  • Answer ALL the questions in section A and B in the spaces provided.
  • All tables and Electronic calculators may be used.

Take g = 10N/kg

SECTION A; Answer all questions in this section

    1. What is surface tension? (1 mk)
    2. Figure 3 below shows a funnel dipped into a liquid soap solution.

      surface tension

      Explain what happens to the soap bubble when the funnel is removed (2mk)
  2. 50 drops of a liquid were released from a burette which was originally reading 22cm3 to give a new reading of 56cm3. Calculate the volume of each drop. (2mks)
  3. A sphere of diameter 4.5cm is molded into a thin uniform wire of diameter 0.15mm; calculate the length of the wire in meters. (Take π = 22/7) (3mks)
  4. The diagram below shows a wire loop with two threads tied across it. The loop is dipped into a soap solution such that the soap film covers it as shown.

    wire loop

    Region B is punctured such that the soap film in that section is broken. On the space alongside the diagram sketch the resulting shape of the wine loop. Give a reason for the shape (2mks)
  5. A uniform mixture consists of 30cm3 of water and 40cm3 of ethanol. If the densities of water and ethanol are 1g/cm3 and 0.85g/cm3 respectively. Determine the density of the mixture. (3mks)
  6. Two identical spring balances A and B each weighing 0.8N are arranged as shown below.

    identical springs

    What are the readings of A and B? (2mks)
    1. Differentiate between scalar and vector quantities (1 mk)
    2. State two examples of scalar quantities (2 mks)
  8. Figure 2 shows water placed in a measuring cylinder calibrated in cm3
    measuring cylinder
    An object of mass 50.1g and density 16.7 g/cm3 is lowered gently in the water. Indicate on the diagram the new level (2mks)
  9. An object is attached to a spring balance and its weight determined in air. It is then gently lowered into a liquid in a beaker. State what will happen to the reading (1 mk)
  10. A butcher has a beam balance and masses 0.5 kg and 2 kg. How would he measure 1.5 kg of meat on the balance at once? (2 mks)
  11. A thin wire was wound 30 times closely over a boiling tube. The total length of the windings was found to be 9.3mm. Calculate the radius of the wire (2mks)

SECTION B: Answer all the questions in this section

    1. Define force and give its SI unit (2 mks)
    2. Differentiate between cohesive force and adhesive force (2mks)
    3. Explain how increase in temperature affects surface tension (2mks)
    4. Explain why a drop of oil spreads on a water surface (2mks)
    5. An astronaut weighs 900N on earth. On the moon, he weighs 150N. Calculate the moon's gravitational strength. (Take g=10Nkg-1) (3mks)
    1. State two types of non-contact forces (2mks)
    2. A body weighs 100N in air and 80N when submerged in water. Calculate the uptrust acting on the body in water (2mks)
    3. The diagram below shows sets of tubes dipped inside a basin of water. Explain why the level of water is higher in tube A than in tube B. (2mks)

      tubes in water

    4. State three ways of reducing frictional force between two moving bodies (3mks)
    5. Define the term 'Resultant Vector' as used in force. (1mk)
    6. The figure below shows a body of mass m acted upon by different forces. On the space provided sketch the final resultant force on the body (2mks)

      forces pulling

  3. In an experiment to determine the density of sand using a density bottle, the following measurements were recorded;

    Mass of empty density bottle = 43.2g 
    Mass of density bottle full of water = 66.4g
    Mass of density with some sand = 67.5g
    Mass of density bottle with the sand filled up with water 82.38

    Use the above data to determine the;
    1. Volume of water that completely filled the bottle; (3mks)
    2. The volume of the density bottle; (1 mk)
    3. Volume of water that filled the space above the sand (2mks)
    4. Mass of the sand (2mks)
    5. Volume of the sand (2mks)
    6. Density of the sand (2mks)
    7. State two precautions that should be taken while using a density bottle (2mks)
    1. Explain how physics is related to Biology as a subject. (2mks)
    2. Differentiate between metre rule and metre ruler (1mk)
    3. State the accuracy level of a metre ruler. (1 mk)
    4. A form one student from Maranda High School was burnt with an acid in the laboratory while taking out an experiment. Give one fist aid measures he should take. (1 mk)
    5. Highlight two major systems that must be installed in a laboratory for efficient functioning (2mks)
    6. Estimate the area of the irregular surface shown below by counting the small squares. (3mks)

      estimate area

    1. Define pressure and state its SI unit (2mks)
    2. A block of copper of density 8.9gcm-3 measures 5cm by 3.5cm by 2.1 cm. Given that the force of gravity is 10Nkg-1, Calculate,
      1. The maximum pressure exerted by the block on the floor (4mks)
      2. The minimum pressure that it can exert. (2mk)
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Mathematics - Maranda High School Form 1 End Term 1 2018


27TH MARCH 2018
21/2 HOURS



  • Answer all the questions
  • Show all the steps in your calculations, giving your answers at each stage in the question.
    1. Write 10,303,030, 030 in words (1 mk)
    2. Write one million, one hundred and eleven thousand, one hundred and eleven in words. (1 mk)
  2. Evaluate
    1. 101001 - 9999 - 91002 (1 mk)
    2. 22365-(33122 +243) (2 mks)
    1. What is the place value of the digit 6 in the number 1.00061? (1 mk)
    2. Find the sum of the total value of the digits 0 and 9 in the number 60391 (3 mks)
  4. Test whether 907272 is divisible by
    1. 6   (3mks)
    2. 11 (2mks)
  5. Round off the following to the nearest place values indicate in the brackets.
    1. 40501 (thousands) (1 mk)
    2. 89947 (hundreds) (1 mk)
    3. 29.3405 (tenths) (1 mk)
  6. Find GCD of 32, 48 and 96 (3 mks)
  7. A company packs 50 pens in a packet. Sixteen such packets fill one carton. The company donated one full carton to a school with 240 pupils and 12 teachers. If each pupil received 2 pens and each teacher received nine pens, how many pens were left over? (3 mks)
  8. Find the value of bodmas maranda (3 mks)
  9. Three clocks were set to rinig at intervals as follow: the first after every 6 minutes. The second after every 15 minutes and the third after every 24 minutes. If the clocks were set at the same time, after how many minutes did they ring at the same time together? (3 mks)
  10. At the beginning of year 2012, there were 800 pupils in a school of whom 55% were boys. At the end of the year the number of girls had increased by 20% and that of boys had decreased by 10%. What was the total number of pupils in the school at the end of the year? (3 mks)
  11. The height of an isosceles triangle is 4cm. Each of the two equal sides measures 5cm. What is the area of the triangle. (4 mks)
  12. William transported the following food items to the market:
    3 bags of maize each weighing 114.6kg.
    2 bags of potatoes each weighing 130 kg.
    3 bags of cabbage each weighing 126.2 kg
    2 bags of carrots each weighing 137.7 kg.

    What was the weight of the items in tonnes? (4 mks)
    1.  Arrange the following numbers in descending order: 0.3401, 0.3041, 0.3014, 0.3104. (1 mk)
    2. Evaluate simplify decimals  (3 mks)
  14. A plot of land is in the shape of a right angled triangle. The length of the longest side measures 26 metres while one of the shorter sides measures 10 metres. What is the area of the plot in square metres? (4 mks)
  15. Given that a-3, b=5 and c = 1/3. Find the value of 2a + 3be+ 1/3a2  (2mks)
  16. The mean of six numbers is 42/3. Five of these numbers are 5,3,7,8 and 3. What is the median of the six numbers? (3 mks)
    1. Express single fraction as a single fraction (2 mks)
    2. Use your expression in (i) above to solve the equation solve equation(2 mks)
  18. The table below shows the train fares for Nairobi and Mombasa route.

      1st Class 2nd Class
    Adults and children above 11 years 4550 3780
    Children between 3-11 years 3150 2400
    Children under 3 years Free Free

    The following passengers travelled in the train; 23 pupils of age 12 years and above. 12 pupils aged between 7 and 10 years, 2 children below 3 years, 3 parents, 5 teachers and 1 head teacher. The passengers occupied the following classes in the train; 1st Class: Head teacher and parent; 2nd class: all the teachers, all the pupils and the remaining parents.
    1. Calculate the amount of money paid for those who travelled in 1st class (3 mks)
    2. Calculate the amount of money paid for those who travelled in 2nd class. (3mks)
    3. Calculate how much the school could have saved if everyone travelled in 2nd class. (4mks)
    1. Write the decimal 1.05 as a fraction in simplified form. (2 mks)
    2. In a school form, the ratio of goats to cows to sheep is 5:8:2. There are 180 animals in the form.
      1. Find the number of each type of animal in the school farm (3 mks)
      2. During drought, 1/4 of the cows, 1/3 of the goats and 1/15  died. How many animals remained in the farm? (3 mks)
  20. The circumference of the cross section of a cylindrical juice contains is 176 cm and its height is 40cm.
    1. What is the radius of container? (3 mks)
    2. The container was filled with juice and packed in small packets of capacity 0.28 litres. How many packets was the juice packed in? (2 mks)
    3. A total of Ksh 10560 was realized as a result of selling all the packets of juice. What was the selling price of one packet of juice? (2 mks)
  21. Evaluate the following
    1. (-2)+(+3) (1 mk)
    2. (-1)-(-3) (1 mk)
    3. (-4)-(-4) + (+3) + (-3) (2 mks)
    4. (-3) x (-8)÷ (-2) (2 mks)
    5. On a certain day, a student measured the temperature inside a deep freeze and found that it was -3oC while the room temperature was 24o. What was the temperature difference between the room and the deep freezer (2 mks)
    6. A man was born in 1966. His father was born in 1928 and the mother three years later. If the man's daughter was born in 1992 and the son 5 years earlier, find the difference between the age of the man's mother and that of his son. (2 mks)
  22. Akan's farm is shaped as follows:

    perimeter of plot

    1. Find the perimeter of the plot. (3 mks)
    2. Find the number of posts placed one metre apart required to fence the plot. (2mks)
    3. Calculate the area of the plot in hectare's (3mks)
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