HOME SCIENCE - Form 2 End of Term 1 2019 Examinations

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  1. Give the two major types of household refuse. (2 marks)
  2. Give reasons why refuse should be disposed off appropriately. (2 marks)
  3. Define the term drainage. (2 marks)
    1. Discuss four disadvantages of free drainage system. (4 marks)
    2. State four causes of poor sanitation.    (4 marks)
  2. Name four classes of laundry equipment. (2 marks)
  3. State the points to consider when choosing shoes. (4 marks)
  4. What is a house? (1 mark)
  5. Describe the following methods of dirt removal.
    1. scrubbing        (2 marks) 
    2. wiping             (2 marks)
  6. State three desirable qualities of a good clothes line. (3 marks)
  7. Name four types of soap found in the Kenyan market. (2 marks)
  8. Differentiate between regenerated fibres and synthetic fibres. (2 marks)
  9. Highlight two laundry processes that are harmful be wollen fibres. (2 marks)
  10. State three ways of minimizing wastage of detergents when washing. (3marks)


  1. You are intending to host a birthday party for your younger brother.
    1. Give the procedure on how you would thoroughly clean a cemented floor of the room you will use. (8 marks)
    2. Describe the procedure you would follow to launder silk blouse/short you intend to wear. (11½ marks)


    1. Why do we use bleaches in laundry. (3 marks)
    2. State other ways of bleaching clothes a part from using chemical bleaches. (2 marks)
    3. State the differences between wear and tear. (6 marks)
    4. Name four common methods of repairing clothes and household articles.   (4 marks)
    1. Briefly describe the two major classes of stitches. (4 marks)
    2. By use of well labeled diagrams describe the working of the following stitches.
      1. Even tacking.  (4 marks)
      2. Basting stitches/diagonal tacking.   (4 marks)
      3. Describe the procedure you would follow to launder silk blouse short you intend to wear. (11½ marks)
    3.  Identify four limitations of using cotton fabrics.    (4 marks)        
    4. Give two reasons why nylon fibre is not a popular material for making lingeries. (2 marks)
    5. State two qualities of a good tape measure.   (2 marks)                                                                                                                                                                                

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