History Questions and Answers - Form 1 End Term 1 Exams 2022

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QUESTIONS

SECTION A: 25MKS: Answer All The Questions in this Section

  1. Identify the branch of history that studies the occupation of people. (1 mark)
  2. State two sources of information on History and Government. (2 marks)
  3. Identify two distinct characteristics of Homo Erectus. (2 marks)
  4. State two limitation of relying on oral traditions as a source of History. (2 marks)
  5. Give one reason why the period of early man is referred to as the stone age. (1mk).
  6. Identify the method used to plant cereal crops when early agriculture began.(1mk)
  7. State three reasons why Africa is regarded as the cradle of human kind. (3 marks)
  8. State two characteristics that distinguish man from other primates. (2 mks)
  9. State two contribution of River Nile to the development of early Agriculture in Egypt. (2mks)
  10. Mention two ways in which Africans contributed to Agrarian revolution in USA. (2mks)
  11. Identify the original homeland of the Luo before their migration into Kenya (1 mark)
  12. Give two Western communities who are linguistically related to the Abagusii. (2mks )
  13. Mention four communities among the plains Nilotes in Kenya. (4mks)

SECTION B: 45 MKS
Answer Only Three full Questions in this Section

  1.                        
    1. Give three social activities of the early man during the Middle Stone Age Period. 3mks
    2. Describe the culture of early man during the middle Stone Age period. (12mks)
  2.                    
    1. State five factors that led man to start domesticating plants and animals. (5mks)
    2. Explain five results of Agrarian Revolution in Europe. (10mks)
  3.                      
    1. Give five reasons why the Bantu migrated from Shungwaya area. 5mks)
    2. Explain the results of the migration and settlement of the Bantu in Kenya l0mks
  4.                    
    1. Identify five disadvantages of the open-field system of agriculture in Europe before the Agrarian revolution. (5mks)
    2. Explain five changes marking the Agrarian Revolution in Britain. (10marks)

MARKING SCHEME

  1. Identify the branch of history that studies the occupation of people
    • Economic history 1mk
  2. State two sources of information on History and Government
    • Unwritten sources
    • Written sources
    • Electronic sources 2 mks
  3. Identify two distinct characteristics of Homo Erectus.
    • Walked in upright posture / bipedalism
    • Communicated using advanced speech
    • Was five feet tall
    • He invented fire
    • Possessed a prominent brow ridge over the eye
    • He made advanced tools
    • Had a brain capacity between 775-1250CC
    • Was omnivorous 2mks
  4. State two limitation of relying on oval traditions as a source of History.
    • Information may be exaggerated.
    • Information may be omitted.
    • Difficult to give correct dates.
    • Is expensive.
    • It is time consuming
    • Biases may be experienced. 2 mks)
  5. Give one reason why the period of earlyman is referred to as the stone age.
    • It is period when stone was widely used as a tool making material. 1 mk)
  6. Identify the method used to plant cereal crops when early agriculture began.
    • Broadcasting method. 1 mk)
  7. State three reasons why Africa is regarded as the cradle of humankind. (3mks)
    • There are numerous archaeological sites.
    • The savanna grasslands provided space for early man to effectively hunt and gather food.
    • There were all season rivers that provided fresh water and trapping for wild animals.
    • Geographically Africa was the centre of the pangea which made it possible for all early aape-like creatures to move to other regions during the continental drift.
  8. State two characteristics that distinguish man from other primates. (2 marks
    • Higher brain capacity. -Developed Speech. - Upright posture/bipedalism.
  9. State two contribution of River Nile to the development of early Agriculture in Egypt. 2marks
    • Provided silt (fertile soil on the bank) -Provided water for irrigation.
  10. Mention two ways in which Africans contributed to Agrarian revolution in USA. 2 marks
    • Provided cheap labour -Provided market
  11. Identify the original homeland of the Luo before their migration into Kenya.
    • Bahr el Ghazal 1mk
  12. Groups related to Abagusii 2mks
    • AbaLuhya
    • Abakuria
    • Abasuba
  13. Mention four plains Nilotes 4mks)
    • The Iteso
    • The Turkana
    • Njemps
    • The Samburu
    • The Maasai
  14.                      
    1. Give three social activities of the early man during the Middle Stone Age Period. 3mks
      • Early man had fully developed language
      • He wore animal skins
      • Painted their bodies with red ochre and soils
      • Had developed religious practices, e.g. burrying the dead. 3marks
    2. Describe the culture of early man during the middle stone age period.
      • Man continued hunting an gathering.
      • Man made tools like hand axes using levallois method.
      • Man practised fishing along rivers and lakes.
      • Lived in groups of about 50 people for security reasons.
      • Lived in rock shelters and caves.
      • Decorated his body with red ochre and wore beads.
      • Cooked food because he invented fire.
      • Man practised rock art..
      • They made clothes from animal skins and tree barks.
      • Communicated using clicks and grunts.
      • They used simple hunting methods e.g chasing animals and throwing stones. (12mks)
  15.                      
    1. State five factors that led man to start domesticating plants and animals. (5mks)
      • Diminishing hunting grounds.
      • Hunting and gathering was tiresome.
      • Competition for food between man and animals.
      • Climatically charges that affected vegetation.
      • Availability of indigenous crops
      • Increase in population.
      • Migration of animals.
      • Natural calamities that destroyed vegetation e.g bush fire, floods etc
    2. Explain five results of Agrarian Revolution in Europe. (10mks)
      • Landless – poor peasants were displaced from their land.
      • Steady food supply - there was increase in food production.
      • Population increase – with enough food the population increased.
      • Development of industries – agriculture provide raw materials to be processed by industries.
      • Development of Trade; Excess farm produce was sold locally and externally.
      • Social stratification – some people became rich leading to a class of wealthy people.
      • Lead to scientific development in the field of agriculture eg research.
      • Displaced peasants moved to urban centres. And other countries (10mks)
  16.                    
    1. Reasons for Bantu migration from Shungwaya (5mks)
      • attack from the Cushites
      • increase in population
      • internal conflicts
      • outbreak of diseases
      • to look for more land for settlement 5mks
    2. Results of the Bantu migration and Settlement in Kenya:
      • it led to the spread of iron technology to other Kenyan communities eg the Luo
      • cultural interaction between the Bantu and other Kenyan communities.
      • displacement of some communities e.g the Luo
      • arrival in Kano plains displaced the Abagusii
      • the Bantu being farmers spread knowledge of agriculture e.g the Kwavi Maasai borrowed the idea from the Bantu
      • increase in inter-community trade e.g the Luo and Abagusii exchanged baskets for iron
      • Increased warfare – the Bantu fought the oromo at the Coast, they fought
      • with the Luo in Nyanza, fought with the Kalenjin
      • led to population increase in areas where they settled
      • intermarriage - eg Abaluhya and Kalenjin 10 mks
  17.                    
    1. Five disadvantages of the open-field system of agriculture in Europe before the Agrarian revolution.
      • Land was not fully utilized as the land left fallow produced nothing.
      • The cart tracks and paths wasted land
      • Ploughing fallow land and leaving it idle wasted labour and time.
      • It discouraged livestock rearing.
      • The common grazing fields led to spread of diseases.
      • It made it difficult to practise selective breeding.
      • It was hard to get hay for winter breeding. (5mks)
    2. Explain five changes marking the Agrarian Revolution in Britain.
      • Use of machines
      • Use of fertilizers
      • Breeding of modern livestock
      • Abolition of fallows
      • Crop rotation
      • Fencing and hedging
      • Scientific methods of food preservation (10marks)

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