Stella

Stella

25
January

 QUESTIONS    

  1. Which of the plants below is a non- green plant?
    1. Moss.
    2. Puffball.
    3. Fern.
    4. Algae.
  2. Sharing the same drug with a person with similar symptoms is
    1. drug misuse.
    2. overdosing.
    3. expiry of drugs.
    4. underdose.
  3. In the acronym AIDS, letter S stands for syndrome, meaning
    1. symptoms and signs.
    2. acquiring.
    3. state of sickness.
    4. shortage.
  4. The following plants have the same root system except
    1. carrot.
    2. banana.
    3. peas.
    4. cabbage.
  5. Which pair of the following blood vessels forms the main blood vessels in the human circulatory system?
    1. Pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein.
    2. Pulmonary vein and venacava.
    3. Aorta and venacava.
    4. Pulmonary artery and aorta.
  6. Which one of the following is not a sign of an animal infected with parasites?
    1. Rough coat.
    2. Rise in body temperature.
    3. Chewing cud.
    4. Loss of appetite.
  7. The diagram below shows an apparatus.
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    Heat travels from point A to point B through the process known as
    1. evaporation.
    2. convection.
    3. conduction.
    4. radiation.
  8. Digested food is absorbed into the blood stream in the
    1. colon.
    2. ileum.
    3. rectum.
    4. stomach.
  9. Which of the following animals is a secondary consumer?
    1. Rat.
    2. Zebra.
    3. Lion.
    4. Bacteria.
  10. The soil with the poorest drainage
    1. is used in construction.
    2. is good for farming.
    3. cracks when dry.
    4. has a medium capillarity.
  11. The following are ways of conserving water
    1. Mulching.
    2. Shading.
    3. Harvesting.
    4. Re-using.
      Which pair consists of methods that conserve soil moisture?
      1. i and ii
      2. ii and iv
      3. i and ii
      4. ii and iv
  12. Which one of the following is the best lubricant?
    1. Tar.
    2. Water.
    3. Engine oil.
    4. Petrol.
  13. Which one of the following does not take place when breathing in? The
    1. diaphragm moves downwards.
    2. ribs move upwards.
    3. diaphragm moves upwards. 
    4. lungs become inflated.
  14. The diagram below shows a tooth.
    SciT12023S2Q14
    The type of teeth infection shown illustrates
    1. cavity.
    2. bleeding gums.
    3. dental caries.
    4. plague.
  15. Which one of the following statements on precautions during thunderstorms is incorrect? A person should
    1. wear shoes with thick rubber soles.
    2. walk in open fields carrying metallic objects.
    3. not to stand in a pool of water.
    4. not to shelter under a tall tree.
  16. The diagram below represents a simple machine in use.
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    The arrangement represents a
    1. wheelbarrow and a crowbar.
    2. crowbar.
    3. crowbar and a claw hammer.
    4. wheelbarrow.
  17. Which one of the following is not an artificial source of heat?
    1. Candle.
    2. Sun.
    3. Electricity.
    4. Lamp.
  18. Dark or grey heavy mountainous clouds which appear low in the sky are
    1. cumulus
    2. stratus
    3. nimbus
    4. cirrus
  19. A group of class 7 pupils set up the experiment below.
    SciT12023S2Q19
    After sometime, the candle goes off because
    1. water in the plate rises up and extinguishes the candle.
    2. the candle burns using most of the oxygen in the glass and then goes out.
    3. the glass prevents the candle from burning immediately it is placed in it.
    4. the candle burns but the carbondioxide it produces extinguishes it.
  20. Which one of the following does not cause tooth decay?
    1. Eating biscuits.
    2. Eating sugary foods.
    3. Drinking water.
    4. Brushing teeth once in a while.
  21. Which one of the following is an egg laying mammal?
    1. Reptile
    2. Shark
    3. Eagle
    4. Platypus
  22. The rainguage has its parts made of metal in order to
    1. make it look attractive.
    2. make it easy to paint.
    3. withstand harsh outdoor weather conditions.
    4. expand and contract.
  23. Below is a chart showing a simple classification of animals
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    Which animal is wrongly classified?
    1. Man
    2. Flea
    3. Locust
    4. Cricket
  24. A HIV victim appeared to loose much weight within a short time and have a persistent cough. The person was likely to be in
    1. window stage.
    2. incubation stage.
    3. symptomatic stage.
    4. full blown stage.
  25. Gabions help to conserve soil in the environment by controlling
    1. sheet erosion.
    2. splash erosion.
    3. gulley erosion.
    4. rill erosion.
  26. Which one of the following is not a rotational grazing method?
    1. Strip grazing.
    2. Paddocking.
    3. Herding.
    4. Tethering.
  27. Which of the following parts of a flower does not wither after fertilization?
    1. Petals.
    2. Anthers.
    3. Sepals.
    4. Ovary.
  28. Which of the following parts of a seed develops into a shoot after fertilization?
    1. Radicle.
    2. Cotyledon. 
    3. Plumule.
    4. Testa.
  29. When buying animal feeds, salt licks and bone meal help in supplying the animal diet with
    1. vitamins.
    2. fats and oils.
    3. minerals.
    4. proteins.
  30. Which one of the following is not part of the alimentary canal?
    1. Mouth.
    2. Liver.
    3. Anus.
    4. Rectum.
  31. Grade 6 pupils did an experiment as shown below.
    SciT12023S2Q31
    The pupils were investigating
    1. absorption in plants.
    2. photosynthesis in plants.
    3. transportation of water and mineral salts in plants.
    4. transportation in plants.
  32. The correct unit for measuring rainfall is
    1. the rainguage.
    2. millilitres.
    3. millimetres.
    4. newtons.
  33. Which one of the following is not a form of special sound? A
    1. Screaming
    2. Ringing a bell
    3. Hooting
    4. Singing
  34. The diagram below shows the human breathing system.
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    Air is moistened and cleaned in
    1. J and K
    2. K and L
    3. L and M
    4. M and N
  35. The word EXAM is written on a T- shirt. Which of the following shows how the word would appear if the wearer stands infront of a mirror?
    1. EXAM
    2. EX∀M
    3. MAX∃
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  36. The following are examples of food crops except
    1. beverages.
    2. legumes.
    3. cereals.
    4. fruits.
  37. Which one of the following weeds is dispersed by animals from one place to another?
    1. Sodom apple.
    2. Black jack.
    3. Oxalis.
    4. Wandering jew.
  38. The following are field pests except
    1. aphids.
    2. white ants
    3. cutworms.
    4. weaver birds.
  39. The blood vessels on the human circulatory system which have a pulse also
    1. act as links between veins and arteries.
    2. are located deep in the skin. 
    3. are at the surface of the skin. 
    4. carry blood with oxygen only.
  40. In a flower, fertilization takes place in the
    1. stigma.
    2. pollen tube.
    3. ovary.
    4. ovule.
  41. Which of the following lists does not contain any protective food?
    1. Watermelon, greengrams, yams.
    2. Green bananas, pawpaws, beef.
    3. Fish, kales, ugali.
    4. Potatoes, beef, milk.
  42. The bouncing off of light from a surface is termed as
    1. refraction.
    2. translucent.
    3. dispersion.
    4. reflection.
  43. The texture of soil type is determined by the
    1. size of its particles.
    2. mineral particles.
    3. living organisms.
    4. moisture in it.
  44. Which one of the following methods of preserving food does not dehydrate food?
    1. Drying
    2. Smoking
    3. Freezing
    4. Salting
  45. Which one of the following physical changes takes place in girls only?
    1. Increase in height and weight.
    2. Onset of menstruation.
    3. Onset of wet dreams.
    4. Appearance of beards.
  46. Which one of the following plants has a tap root system?
    1. Maize
    2. Onion
    3. Coconut
    4. Mango
  47. A child was suffering from a certain disease and showed the following signs:
    1. General body weakness.
    2. Face looking like that of an old person.
    3. Bones visible underneath the skin.
    4. Crying often.
      The child was likely to be suffering from
      1. goitre.
      2. kwashiorkor.
      3. marasmus.
      4. anaemia.
  48. Which one of the following components makes up the largest living component?
    1. Air
    2. Plants 
    3. Animals
    4. Water
  49. A disease which causes a patient to experience itching at the bowels can be prevented by
    1. proper sanitation.
    2. draining stagnant water.
    3. cutting tall bushes.
    4. drinking boiled water.
  50. During an experiment to determine conduction in solids, pupils set up the following experiment.
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    The first pin to drop off was
    1. P
    2. Q
    3. R
    4. none

MARKING SCHEME

  1.  B
  2. A
  3. A
  4. B
  5. C
  6. C
  7. B
  8. B
  9. C
  10. C
  11. A
  12. C
  13. C
  14. A
  15. B
  16. C
  17. B
  18. C
  19. B
  20. C
  21. D
  22. C
  23. B
  24. C
  25. C
  26. C
  27. D
  28. B
  29. C
  30. B
  31. A
  32. C
  33. A
  34. A
  35. C
  36. A
  37. B
  38. B
  39. A
  40. C
  41. D
  42. D
  43. A
  44. C
  45. B
  46. D
  47. C
  48. B
  49. B
  50. D
25
January

 MASWALI    

Soma vifungu vifuatavyo. Fina nafasi mpaka 15. kwa kila nafasi umepewa majibu manne hapo. Chagua jibu lifaalo zaidi kati ya uliyopewa.

Katika baadhi ya ___1___ humu nchini, tatizo la uhaba wa maji ___2___ kuwaka kama ___3___. Wakazi wa maeneo hayo ___4___  changamoto kwani bei ya maji nayo imepanda maradufu. Wanaochuuza maji mitaani kwa ___5___ nao hawana ___6___  kwani ___7___ wakazi wa maeneo hayo na ___8___, wamepandisha bei ya bidhaa hiyo muhimu bila chembe ya hisia.

   A   B   C   D 
 1.   magatuzi   gatuzi   mataifa   mabara 
 2.  yanaendelea   inaanza   linaendelea   unazidi 
 3.  jua la mtikati  moto wa kifuu   hasira za mkizi   upepo wa tufani 
 4.  wamekumbwa   wamekumbana   wamekumba   wamekumbwa na  
 5.  mkokoteni  manowari   rukwama   helikopta 
 6.  amani  mioyo   shukrani   imani 
 7.  hawahurumii  hawawahurumii   hawawahurumi   hawahurumi 
 8.  badala yake  baada yake  kabla yake  mahali pake

 

Elimu ina ladha yake. Ingawa haihisiki kwa ulimi, utamu upo ___9___. Nasema hivi kwa sababu nimeyaona manufaa ya elimu. Nina uwezo wa kutambua maradhi kama ___10___ ambayo huambukizwa na ___11___ na mashairi ya aina nyingi kama vile ___12___ ambapo mshororo wa tano hukamilisha kila ___13___. Licha ya hayo, nimewafahamu wafanyakazi mbalimbali. ___14___ kuwa mfanyakazi anayeshughulikia mitambo ndiye
___15___

   A   B   C   D 
 9.   Ukiujua huu na huu huujui    Elimu ni taa, gizani huzagaa    Aisifuye mvua imemnyea   Msema pweke hakosi 
 10.   malaria  malale   Ukimwi   Korona 
 11.  chawa  kukohoa   ngono   mbung'o 
 12.  takhmisa  tarbia  tathlitha   tathmina 
 13.  mizani  ubeti   kina   ukwapi 
 14.  Ninamjua  Namjua   Ninafahamu   Ninamfahamu 
 15.  mwandishi  mhandisi   injini   sogora 

 

Kutoka swali la 16 hadi 30. jibu swali kulingana na maagizo.   

  1. Chagua sentensi yenye tanakali ya sauti.
    1. Lo! Kumbe alikuwa shangazi yake!
    2. Wanafunzi walisoma kutwa kucha.
    3. Sarafu ilianguka mchangani tifu! 
    4. Baba wa Juma ni mkali kama simba.
  2. Chagua kiwakilishi katika sentensi hii.
    Kijana huyu ni mzuri kushinda yule.
    1. yule
    2. mzuri
    3. huyu
    4. kushinda
  3. Tumia kirejeshi amba badala ya o-rejeshi.
    Wanafunzi waliofuzu vizuri walizawidiwa.
    1. Wanafunzi ambao waliofuzu vizuri walizawidiwa.
    2. Wanafunzi ambao walifuzu vizuri walizawidiwa.
    3. Wanafunzi ambaye walifuzu vizuri walizawidiwa.
    4. Wanafunzi ambayo walifuzu vizuri walizawidiwa.
  4. Kamilisha methali:
    Mwana wa kuku hafunzwi
    1. kuriaria
    2. kutembea
    3. kuchakura
    4. kupuruka
  5. Chagua majina yaliyo katika ngeli ya YA-YA pekee.
    1. Maumbo, maktaba, mate.
    2. Makawa, matatu, maji.
    3. Maradhi, maskanini, makavazi.
    4. Mafuta, mazingira, mauti.
  6. Ni neno gani halijaambatanishwa ipasavyo na jibu lake?
    1. Buriani  -  inshallah
    2. Makiwa  -   tunayo
    3. Alamsiki  -  binuru
    4. Sabalkheri  -  aheri
  7. Chagua sentensi iliyotumia o-rejeshi tamati kwa usahihi.
    1. Wageni wanaokuja ni wetu.
    2. Wanafunzi watakaotutumbuiza waje hapa mbele.
    3. Achanikaye kwenye mpini hafi njaa.
    4. Waliotuzwa wawape nafasi wengine watuzwe.
  8. Chagua sentensi sahihi kutokana na maneno haya:
    Kitabu, cha, nipe, vitate, hiki
    1. Nipe vitate cha hiki kitabu. 
    2. Kitabu hiki cha vitate nipe
    3. Nipe hiki kitabu cha vitate.
    4. Nipe kitabu hiki cha vitate.
  9. Makia ya mabuzi haya ni mafupi katika wastani ni
    1. mkia wa mbuzi huyu ni mfupi.
    2. mikia ya mbuzi hawa ni mifupi.
    3. mikia ya mbuzi hao ni wafupi.
    4. mkia wa mbuzi huyo ni mfupi.
  10. Ni ipi ala ya muziki kati ya maneno yafuatayo?
    1. Parapanda
    2. Manati
    3. Manowari
    4. Nyambizi
  11. Kanusha:
    Ningeenda ningempata akipepeta pojo kwenye ungo.
    1. Singeenda singempata akipepeta pojo kwenye ungo.
    2. Nisingeenda singempata akipepeta pojo kwenye ungo.
    3. Nisingeenda nisingempata akipepeta pojo kwenye ungo.
    4. Nisingeenda nisingepata akipepeta pojo kwenye ungo.
  12. Tegua kitendawili.
    Wanashindana wakifuatana.
    1. Kufuli
    2. Samaki
    3. Mtu na kivuli
    4. Magurudumu
  13. Chagua jibu linaloonyesha sifa iliyoundwa kutokana na nomino.
    1. Saka  -  msasi
    2. Ushujaa  -  shujaa
    3. Cheza  -  mchezo
    4. Lipa  -   malipo
  14. Chagua neno lenye sauti changamano.
    1. Mtoto
    2. Watoto
    3. Mwavuli 
    4. Wayo
  15. Upi ni usemi halisi wa sentensi ifuatayo?
    Maono alisema kuwa alikuwa akiwachukia waliowaajiri watoto.
    1. Maono alisema, "ninawachukia wanaowaajiri watoto.
    2. Maono alisema, "Ninawachukia wanaowaajiri watoto."
    3. Maono alisema, mimi siwapendi wanaowaajiri watoto.
    4. Maono alisema anawachukia wanaowaajiri watoto.

Soma kifungu kifuatacho kisha ujibu maswali 31 hadi 40.   

Ajali za barabarani nchini zimeongezeka maradufu. Swali ni je, nani aelekezewe kidole cha lawama? Ni serikali, ni madereva au ni sisi wasafiri? Hiki kimebaki kitendawili kisichoweza kuteguliwa. Kila siku utasikia kutoka kwenye vyombo vya habari watu walioaga dunia kutokana na ajali. Hili ni jambo la kuatua moyo hasa kwa wale wanaofiwa na wapenzi wao katika ajali.

Mojawapo ya kiini cha ajali barabarani kwetu ni barabara mbovu. Barabara zilizoharibika huchangia pakubwa katika kusababisha ajali. Mashimo yaliyojaa barabarani hufanya magari kuyumbayumba na kisha kupoteza mwelekeo. Mwishowe magari hugongana dafrau na hivyo kusababisha vifo vya watu wasiokuwa na hatia. Serikali yetu ina jukumu kubwa katika kukarabati barabara. Wawape kandarasi watu walio na ujuzi
katika ujenzi wa barabara.

Vilevile, magari yanayobeba abiria kupita kiasi husababisha ajali. Dereva na kondakta wake huwasomba abiria ukadhani ni mashehena ya mizigo. Lengo la haya yote ni ulafi wa pesa. Lawama hapa zinafaa kuelekezwa kwa madereva, makondakta na abiria. Ni sharti wenye magari wajali masilahi ya wasafiri, nao wasafiri ningewashauri kutoabiri magari yaliyojaa abiria.

Isitoshe, magari mabovu katika barabara zetu pia ni chanzo cha ajali. Si ajabu kuwaona madereva wakiyaendesha makatara barabarani. Magari hayo huharibikia mahali popote na wakati wowote. Waendeshaji hawa hujipa moyo na kujitetea kwa methali isemayo ukuukuu wa kamba si upya wa ukambaa. Hatua thabiti za kisheria zinafaa kuchukuliwa na serikali ili kuyaondoa magari ya aina hii. Tukumbuke kuwa kinga ni bora kuliko tiba. Aidha, tutahadhari kabla ya hatari.

Fauka ya hayo, madereva wasiohitimu huchangia katika kusababisha ajali. Wao huendesha magari bila kuhitimu. Labda waliwahonga wanaohusika na utoaji wa leseni. Hawajui ishara za barabarani. Kwa mfano, kivuko cha watoto na hata wanyama, barabara zenye matuta na pengine ishara ya kuonyesha kuruba. Wanaotoa leseni wanapaswa kuwajibika na kutoshiriki ufisadi.

Madereva waliotumia dawa za kulevya pia husababisha ajali. Uwezo wao wa kuona vyema huathirika kwa sababu ya vileo. Wao hawamakiniki wanapoendesha magari. Mihadarati pia huwafanya wengine kuendesha magari kwa kasi mithili ya duma. Wao husahau kuwa haraka haraka haina baraka.

Ni sharti sote tuungane mikono ili kukomesha ajali katika barabara zetu. Tukumbuke kuwa nia zikiwa moja, kilicho mbali huja. Sisi ndisi wenye nchi na kumaliza ajali kunatutegemea sisi.

  1. Katika aya ya kwanza, ni nani anastahili kulaumiwa kutokana na ajali?
    1. Madereva
    2. Abiria
    3. Hafahamiki
    4. Serikali
  2. Ni orodha ipi iliyo na vyombo vya habari pekee?
    1. Redio, televisheni, tishali. 
    2. Gazeti, redio, televisheni.
    3. Majarida, kiyoyozi, redio.
    4. Runinga, uyoka, magazeti.
  3. Barabara zilizoharibika husababishaje ajali?
    1. Magari huendeshwa kwa kasi na baadaye kuyumba.
    2. Magari huharibika, kuyumbayumba na kugongana.
    3. Magari hupoteza njia na kugongana. 
    4. Magari huyumbayumba na kuwagonga wapitanjia.
  4. Kwa nini madereva huwabeba abiria kupita kiasi?
    1. Mara nyingi wao huwa na haraka. 
    2. Abiria hupenda kubanana kama ndizi.
    3. Wao huwa na tamaa ya pesa.
    4. Viti huwa vichache mno magarini.
  5. Ni nini maana ya methali ukuukuu wa kamba si upya wa ukambaa?
    1. Tusidharau vitu vya zamani kwa kutamani vipya.
    2. Vitu vya zamani huwa tofauti na vipya.
    3. Tusividunishe vitu vipya kwani vina faida nyingi.
    4. Vitu vya zamani huwa si vizuri kama vipya.
  6. Madereva wasiohitimu huwezaje kupata leseni?
    1. Huzinunua kutoka madukani.
    2. Hupewa na maafisa wa trafiki barabarani.
    3. Hutoa hongo.
    4. Hupewa na serikali.
  7. Kulingana na ufahamu, mihadarati husababisha haya yote ila
    1. shida za kutazama barabarani.
    2. madereva kuugua magonjwa yatokanayo na dawa za kulevya.
    3. madereva kukosa uangalifu wanapoendesha magari.
    4. magari kuendeshwa kwa kasi.
  8. Unafikiri ni njia ipi mwafaka ya serikali kuhakikisha kuwa magari yameendeshwa kwa mwendo wa kadiri?
    1. Kuwa na maafisa wa trafiki katika kila mji nchini.
    2. Kuandaa semina kuwahamasisha abiria.
    3. Magari kutiwa vidhibitimwendo.
    4. Kutoa adhabu kali kwa abiria wanaoabiri magari yaliyojaa abiria.
  9. Ni ushauri upi uliotolewa kwa wale wote wasababishao ajali?
    1. Kuwafahamisha askari wa trafiki kasoro yoyote ya madereva.
    2. Kutowahonga wanaotoa leseni.
    3. Kutoabiri magari yaliyojaa wanaposafiri.
    4. Kuchukua tahadhari wanaposafiri.
  10. Kichwa kinachofaa zaidi ufahamu huu ni kipi?
    1. Athari za ajali barabarani.
    2. Chanzo cha ajali barabarani.
    3. Njia za kuzuia ajali barabarani.
    4. Ufisadi katika sekta ya uchukuzi.

Soma kifungu kifuatacho kisha ujibu maswali 41 hadi 50.   

Vumilia alikuwa mtoto wa kike. Alikuwa kifunguamimba katika familia ya mzee Juhudi. Baba wa Vumilia alikuwa maskini wa mali lakini tajiri wa moyo. Alifanya kazi za kijungujiko kuwakimu wanawe na mkewe ambaye walichukuana kama sahani na kawa. Wazee wa vumilia walikula yamini kufanya kila waliloweza ili kumrithisha mwana wao ufunguo wa maisha.

Vumilia alipohitimu darasa la nane, wazazi wake walichochea ari yake ya kufuzu maishani kwa kutumia mifano halisi ambayo Vumilia aliielewa. Wazee hao walimkumbusha binti yao kuwa bidii, utiifu, uvumilivu pamoja na heshima na uadilifu vilikuwa siri kubwa ya fanaka. Naam! Ilibainika kuwa samaki hukunjwa angali mbichi.

Binti wa watu alipopasuliwa mbarika, alikuwa kama mbwa aliyeonyeshwa ufuko, akakataa abadan katan kufa maji. Aliongeza bidii maradufu katika masomo yake na kuwa kama anayetegemea kisomo kuishi. Waliosema kuwa bidii hulipa hawakukosea. Mtihani ulipofanywa na matokeo kutolewa, Vumilia aliwaacha wengi vinywa wazi kwa kuwa alikuwa amewashinda watahiniwa wote nchini.

Halikuwa la mjadala tena. Anayechovya asali hachovyi mara moja. Vumilia hakulegeza kamba wala kuangalia nyuma. Makini yake yalikwama masomoni. Licha ya kuwa kijana, alikataa kuwa bendera ya kufuata upepo. Alimakinikia ndoto yake ya kuwa mhasibu ili kuwaauni wazee wake kama njia ya kushukuru kwa yote waliyoyatenda. Wafadhili wake waliridhishwa na hatua yao ya kumfadhili Vumilia tangu shule ya msingi hadi chuo kikuu.

Hewaa! Hayawi hayawi huwa. Tunapozungumza sasa, Vumilia ni mhasibu mkuu katika benki kuu ya Tulizeni. Amewajengea wazee wake kasri na kuhakikisha kuwa wanapata kila wanalohitaji. Daima huwasomesha wadogo wake na kuwahimiza kufanya bidii za duduvule wakifahamu mno kuwa jasho la leo ndilo faraja ya kesho.

  1. Ni kweli kusema kuwa katika familia ya mzee Juhudi
    1. Vumilia alikuwa mtoto wa pekee.
    2. Vumilia alikuwa yatima aliyefadhiliwa.
    3. kulikuwa na watoto kadhaa.
    4. Vumilia hakuwa na wanuna wowote.
  2. Kifunguamimba ni sawa na
    1. mwanambee.
    2. ndugu mdogo.
    3. mtoto wa pekee
    4. mtoto wa mwisho.
  3. Wazazi wa Vumilia waliichochea ari yake
    1. alipokuwa katika shule ya msingi.
    2. baada ya kumaliza masomo ya sekondari.
    3. alipokuwa katika chuo kikuu.
    4. alipomaliza masomo ya msingi.
  4. Ni sifa gani ambayo wazazi wa Vumilia hawakumfunza kama siri ya fanaka?
    1. Bidii.
    2. Utiifu.
    3. Ujanja.
    4. Uadilifu.
  5. Katika kidokezi samaki hukunjwa angali mbichi, anayelinganishwa na samaki hapa ni
    A. vumilia.
    B. wazazi.
    C. walimu.
    D. wanuna wa Vumilia.
  6. Kilichomwezesha Vumilia kupita vizuri katika mtihani wa darasa la nane ni
    1. utajiri wa wazazi wake. 
    2. hali ya umaskini wao.
    3. ushauri wa wazazi wake.
    4. mtihani kuwa rahisi.
  7. Vumilia alikuwa tofauti na vijana wenzake kwa kuwa
    1. hakushawishika kufuata mkondo mbovu.
    2. aliamua kuwa mhasibu.
    3. alisoma hadi chuo kikuu. 
    4. aliwafaa wazaziwe baadaye.
  8. Amewajengea wazee wake kasri ni 
    1. nahau.
    2. tanakali ya sauti.
    3. istiara.
    4. tashbihi.
  9. Wafadhili wa Vumilia
    1. walijutia uamuzi wao.
    2. walimwonea fahari Vumilia. 
    3. walimwonea wivu Vumilia.
    4. walisikitikia mafanikio ya Vumilia.
  10. Methali gani inayoweza kutumiwa kufupishia ujumbe wa ufahamu huu? 
    1. Heri nusu shari kuliko shari kamili.
    2. Mali bila daftari hupotea bila habari.
    3. Hasara humpata mwenye mabezo. 
    4. Mvumilivu hula mbivu.

MARKING SCHEME

  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. D
  5. C
  6. D
  7. B
  8. A
  9. C
  10. B
  11. D
  12. A
  13. B
  14. C
  15. B
  16. C
  17. A
  18. B
  19. C
  20. D
  21. A
  22. C
  23. D
  24. B
  25. A
  26. C
  27. D
  28. B
  29. C
  30. B
  31. C
  32. B
  33. C
  34. C
  35. A
  36. C
  37. B
  38. C
  39. D
  40. B
  41. C
  42. A
  43. D
  44. C
  45. A
  46. C
  47. A
  48. C
  49. B
  50. D
25
January

 QUESTIONS     

Read the passage below it contains blank spaces numbered 1-15. For each blank space, choose the BEST alternative from the given four.

Juma was well known not only for his skill in metalwork ___1___ for the way he ___2___ with people. He ___3___ politely to his customers and he ___4___overcharged them. He was honest ___5___ for this people liked him. His grandmother was friendly. She talked to customers kindly and ___7___ the women how their children were ___8___.Two or three times ___9___ month Juma went to town and ___10___ bags full of old cans On ___11___ days, his grandmother was left to ___12___ the workshop

"Hallo, Grandmother. Are you the shopkeeper this afternoon ____13___ I asked her one day ___14___ I visited the workshop. "Yes, I am," she ___15___.

   A   B   C   D 
 1.   but also   even   too   too 
 2.  talked  answered   blended   dealt 
 3.  discussed   stated  talked  argued 
 4.  never  rarely  hardly  usually
 5.  but  or  and  even
 6.  as well as  also  yet  too
 7.  inquired  asked  compelled   told
 8.  getting well   getting on   getting about   getting across 
 9.  every  half  whole  each and every 
 10.  brought in  brought back   brought  forth   brought  down
 11.  this  that  these  such
 12.  look after  look  at  look  ahead  look  back
 13.  ."  ?"  ,"  "?
 14.  once  while  when  during
 15.  said  talked  answered  replied

 

For question 16-18, choose the alternative that best completes the sentence given.   

  1. The secret was between you and __________
    1. he
    2. me
    3. they
    4. I
  2. The new fabric ___________________ when it was washed yesterday.
    1. shrunk
    2. shrink
    3. shrinked
    4. shranks
  3. It was not until four o'clock __________________
    1. when the choir returned 
    2. that the choir returned 
    3. that the choir returned back
    4. when the choir returned back

For question 19-21, choose the alternative that means the same as the underlined word(s)    

  1. The president spoke in very few words.
    1. harshly
    2. wildly
    3. clearly
    4. briefly
  2. We could hear the sound of the horse distinctly from afar.
    1. neighing
    2. chattering
    3. braying 
    4. whirring
  3. Had the children worked harder, they would have excelled.   
    1. The children didn't work hard yet they excelled.
    2. The children didn't work hard enough to excel.
    3. The children worked hard and excelled.
    4. The children will excel as long as they work hard.

For question 22 and 23. choose the alternative that means the opposite of the underlined.  

  1. The maximum number of players allowed in the game is twenty.
    1. least
    2. greatest
    3. minimum
    4. largest
  2. The polite learner was awarded by the head teacher at the end of the year.
    1. humble
    2. harsh
    3. courteous
    4. rude

For question 24 and 25, choose the one that least fits in the group.   

  1.  
    1. stop
    2. run
    3. jog
    4. occur
  2.  
    1. pilot
    2. captain
    3. teacher
    4. occupation

Read the passage below and then answer question 26-38.   

The village we all loved so well consisted of perhaps twenty mud houses grouped in compounds on either side of the road. Each compound contained four or five houses arranged in a hollow square. One of these compounds, the biggest by far, was the Chief's. His was the only house with corrugated iron roofing. Not even his wives' houses in the same compound had this luxury.

A little stream ran under the main road at one end of the village near the school. The bridge over this stream was wide enough to take one car or lorry at a time. When we were having our twice-daily bath in the cool, clean water below, it was frightening to see how a lorry crossing the bridge leaned over, seeming always in danger of falling and crushing us.

I suppose I must at an early age have given some evidence of possessing better-than- average intelligence, for my family sent me to school - the only one of my brothers and sisters thus favoured. Perhaps though, it was only that when we were children squatted on the bare earth in front of the house, taking it in turn to invent stories, mine always seemed to be the lengthiest and most involved, as well as the most popular. But then my elder brother had learned to give the customers who came to my mother's shop their correct change at an earlier age than 1, and one of my younger brothers could beat the drum better than I could. I see now that, slight as were my father's contacts with the outside world, he had learnt that a person's success depended on his ability to express himself effectively in the big city on the coast (which to the best of my knowledge, he only visited once), as well as in the great unknown world beyond.

I do not remember ever hearing my father and mother discuss the question of my being sent to school. One morning, without any warning, my father said to me," Kisimi, put on your best gown, wash your feet, and follow me." I must have been about ten years old at the time, for I was just tall enough to reach things on our verandah parapet from the ground outside. My father had put on his best khaki trousers and a blue and white striped robe, and walked ahead of me down the two miles road between our hut and the small school run by the American missionaries on the other side of the village.

We turned off the road up a neat gravelled path lined with short bushes of crimson double hibiscus set at regular intervals. To one side of the path was a dwarf-sized football field, and mango and avocado pear trees stood on the other side, the former with their blossoms, so much like Christmas-tree decorations, swaying softly in the breeze. My feelings are we stepped over the dusty threshold into the cool interior of the one-roomed school were compounded of curiosity and pride, but mainly of the latter.

The American lady who rose from her table in a corner of the room to greet us as we entered was I thought, radiantly beautiful. She smiled as if she already knew and was very fond of us; her skin was white and red, and looked so soft and smooth that I longed to touch it. But when she spoke her voice sounded unmusical and unnatural, and even the little boy who was summoned to interpret for her seemed to have difficulty in understanding what she was saying. I marvel now at the speed with which we all learned to understand and speak the strange language she spoke.

  1. In the village where the writer fived
    1. houses were made of bricks and mortar
    2. houses were arranged in two parallel rows
    3. only the houses of the Chief's wives had corrugated iron roofing
    4. the Chief's house was situated in the biggest compound
  2. Which of the following statements is correct?
    1. The water of the stream was seldom clean.
    2. It was the writer's daily habit to go twice for a bath in the stream.
    3. The bridge over the stream was too narrow for a lorry to pass.
    4. In the village there were no fewer than twenty compounds.
  3. The writer says that
    1. he does not know the reason why he was sent to school.
    2. his stories were popular because they were imaginative.
    3. all his younger brothers except one could beat the drum better than he did.
    4. his elder brother learnt to give the customers the correct change at a younger age than he did.
  4. It is clear from the passage that the writer's father
    1. had no contact whatsoever with the outside world.
    2. was well aware of the fact that a man's ability to express himself effectively stood him in good stead in a big coastal city.
    3. thought that his son had more-than- average intelligence.
    4. sent his son to school because he could do no useful job at home.
  5. According to the passage, which statement is true?
    1. Kisimi heard his parents discuss that they would send him to school. 
    2. Kisimi and his father were well dressed on the day of their visit to the American missionaries' school.
    3. Kisimi was exactly ten years old when he joined the school.
    4. Kisimi went ahead of his father all the way from their house to the school.
  6. On the occasion of his first visit to the village school, the writer
    1. requested his father to accompany him to the school.
    2. had mixed feelings of pride and curiosity.
    3. was very much impressed by the American lady teacher who said that she knew them.
    4. did not fail to notice the musical quality about the American lady's voice.
  7. When Kisimi and his father visited the school
    1. The American lady made them feel that they were welcome visitors
    2. They had little difficulty in understanding what she was saying
    3. A little boy translated fairly well for them in their language what she was saying
    4. Kisimi learnt to understand and speak the American lady's strange language which she spoke on the very first visit he made to the school
  8. The description of the writer's visit to the school as given in the last two paragraphs is
    1. Vague
    2. Vivid
    3. Dull
    4. Unnecessary
  9. What does the expression 'this luxury'. printed in bold in the first paragraph, refer to?
    1. The biggest compound
    2. A bath in the cool, clean water
    3. Corrugated iron roofing
    4. A house made of bricks and mortar
  10. The word 'evidence' printed in bold in the third paragraph can be best replaced by
    1. Proof
    2. Confidence
    3. Certainty
    4. Assurance
  11. How old was the writer when he was taken to school?
    1. Ten years old
    2. Approximately ten years
    3. Almost ten years old
    4. Precisely ten years old.
  12. What surprising thing has the writer mentioned in the last paragraph?
    1. They learnt the foreign language very fast.
    2. The white lady forced them to enrol in the school.
    3. He hated school right from the first day.
    4. He enjoyed learning immediately after enrolment.
  13. The best title for the passage above would be
    1. My first day in school.
    2. My childhood years.
    3. The village we lived in.
    4. Why I was sent to school.

Read the passage below and then answer question 39-50    

The term child labour is not new in this country. It is a practice that has existed from time immemorial. Children are forced to seek employment for various reasons. Some may have lost both parents at a very tender age. Others come from very poor families hence are forced to stop schooling to seek employment to sustain the remaining members of the family.

Due to poor working conditions, these children suffer untold pain. Many's the time when these children work in the rain, scorching sun and very dusty conditions. These children are also exposed to very harmful and deadly chemicals for they work without protective clothing such as gloves, mouth and nose masks, gumboots, helmets or overalis. They touch these with their bare hands and step on them with bare feet. Any medication for these children becomes a nightmare.

Most of these children are mistreated by their employers. They are not allowed to complain whatsoever; they are beaten thoroughly whenever they complain. During these beatings, they sustain serious injuries, which become rather septic and rarely get the necessary treatment. Further still, the mistreatment and injuries the children sustain leave them so traumatized and not trusting any adults. They find adults rather inhuman.

Employing children denies them the basic right to education and opportunities to go to school not forgetting that education at primary and secondary levels in Kenya is free. Child labour encourages delinquency, truancy and school dropouts among many children of school going age. Despite the hardship encountered, children prefer to give up school and fend for themselves through the minimal wages received in child labour.

Further investigations on child labour reveal that some parents give out their eldest children to fend for the family and themselves. The case in point is where children are employed as house helps. In most cases, the child employed is of the same age as the children of the employer. The employer's children go to school but the juvenile house help has to wake up at the wee hours of the morning, prepare breakfast, polish the children's shoes and see them off to school. Sometimes the child is subjected to beatings and verbal abuse for work not well done. At times the child will go without food for a mistake made by someone else.

Worse still, child labour encourages drug and alcohol abuse. Most children take to drug abuse and alcoholism to escape their woeful lives. Many of these children develop immoral behaviour due to the harsh conditions they are subjected and exposed to at such a tender age. We all agree that child labour is an evil act that demoralizes children. We should all stand our ground and say no to child labour.

  1. According to the first paragraph, child labour
    1. has been accepted in the society as a long-time practice.
    2. has been practiced for a long time in Kenya.
    3. has existed among Kenyans for a short period.
    4. is a new practice being tried out.
  2. Which one of the following is not a possible reason why children seek employment?
    1. Becoming orphans at a young age.
    2. Being born and raised in abject poverty.
    3. Peer pressure.
    4. There are various reasons for this.
  3. ....at a very tender age... has been used to mean
    1. young and unexposed
    2. coming from the village 
    3. young and foolish
    4. old enough to care
  4. What does the writer mean by untold pain?
    1. Too much pain that is not known by many.
    2. Pain that cannot be told.
    3. Pain that has never been heard of.
    4. Pain that can be borne.
  5. When you work without protection wear you
    1. inhale harmful chemicals.
    2. take deadly and harmful things.
    3. do not get exposure to anything.
    4. are likely to suffer from deadly disorders.
  6. What eventually happens to those children who work without protective gear?
    1. They are treated although when it is too late.
    2. They contract diseases but do not get treatment.
    3. They withstand all that comes their way.
    4. They are too strong to be shaken.
  7. According to the passage, adults
    1. are considered inhuman because of the way they treat the underage and employed children.
    2. inhuman in the eyes of all the children.
    3. traumatize young children in their surrounding.
    4. expose employed children to deadly things.
  8. How does the society violate the children's rights?
    1. They do not consider the fact that education is free in Kenya.
    2. They expose them to chemicals.
    3. They beat up children.
    4. They deny them the right to education by employing them.
  9. Why would a parent give out their children to work? In order to
    1. fend for their families.
    2. increase to the family income.
    3. avoid paying school fees.
    4. engage everyone in the family.
  10. The words 'at the wee hours of the morning' can be replaced by
    1. late at night
    2. very late in the day
    3. mid mornin
    4. very early in the morning
  11. Why do employed children take lo drugs?
    1. In order to escape from the wretched life they lead.
    2. They are poor and condemned to die so.
    3. Harsh punishment awaits them later in the day.
    4. It is their only consolation.
  12. The passage you have read is about
    1. Child abuse.
    2. The modern society today.
    3. Child Labour.
    4. Inconsiderate parents.
25
January

 QUESTIONS     

  1. What is ninety eight million, ninety eight thousand and ninety eight in numerals?
    1. 98 098 908
    2. 98 908 908
    3. 98 908 098
    4. 98 098 098
  2. How many groups of thousands are there in the total value of digit 4 in the number 548 928 671?
    1. 40 000
    2. 4 000
    3. 400
    4. 400 000
  3. What is the next number in the pattern?
    209, 168, 131, 100, 71, ________
    1. 44
    2. 46
    3. 48
    4. 50
  4. What is 6/13, 9/14, 8/15,  and 11/17 arranged in an ascending order? 
    1.  9/14, 8/156/1311/17
    2. 6/138/15, 9/14,  11/17
    3.  11/179/14, 8/15, 6/13
    4. 8/159/14, 11/17, 6/13 
  5. What is 28. 2586 rounded off to the nearest hundredths?
    1. 28. 25
    2. 28. 259
    3. 28.6
    4. 28.26
  6. What is the place value of digit 6 in the number 962 534?
    1. Tens of thousands
    2. Hundreds of thousands.
    3. Thousands.
    4. Millions.
  7. What is the value of 8¼ + 21/3  of  32/9 ÷ 11/6 ?
    1. 911/36
    2. 1819/36
    3. 1425/36
    4. 2023/36
  8. What is the value of:
    0.87 + 51.3 - 0.09 + 0.2?
    1. 52.82
    2. 51.26
    3. 51.88
    4. 52.28
  9. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 11?
    1. 2 158 496
    2. 2 614 150
    3. 2 588 964
    4. 2 469 830
  10. The area of a square plot of land is 2 809m2. Find the length of one side.
    1. 53m
    2. 57m
    3. 47m
    4. 43m
  11. The population of a country is 46 005 818. If 15 589 746 are women and 21 934 834 are children, how many men are in the country?
    1. 8 841 328
    2. 9 281 328
    3. 8 481 238
    4. 9 821 238
  12. A bus travelled from Mombasa to Nairobi, a distance of 468km. Later on, the bus went another 281km to Nakuru and then further 96km to Kericho. What distance in kilometres was covered by the bus altogether? 
    1. 854km
    2. 845km
    3. 749km
    4. 794km
  13. A lorry carries 378 bags of rice in one trip. Each bag of rice is 25kg. If the lorry makes 18 trips, how many tonnes does the lorry transport?
    1. 1710t
    2. 171.0t
    3. 1701t
    4. 170.1t
  14. In a coffee plantation, 28 080 coffee seedlings were planted in 156 rows. How many coffee seedlings were planted in each row?
    1. 180
    2. 140
    3. 160
    4. 120
  15. Three bells ring at intervals of 24 minutes, 30 minutes and 40 minutes. The bell rang together at 1145hrs. At what time in am/pm will they ring together again?
    1. 11.45 a.m
    2. 3.45 am
    3. 11.45 pm
    4. 3.45 pm
  16. Kipkoech's stride is 5/8, of a metre. How many strides will he make to cover a distance of 80m?
    1. 128
    2. 96
    3. 50
    4. 64
  17. A man spent 3/8 of his salary on food, 1/5  on clothing, ¼ on other expenses and saved the rest. What fraction of his salary did he save?
    1. 17/40
    2. 37/40
    3. 27/40
    4. 7/40
  18. What is the GCD of 28, 63 and 84?
    1. 28
    2. 14
    3. 49
    4. 7
  19. A matatu left Busia for Nairobi at 2045hrs on Wednesday. The journey took 8 hours 55 minutes. What time and day did it reach Nairobi? 
    1. 1740hrs Thursday
    2. 1740hrs Wednesday
    3. 0540hrs Thursday
    4. 0540hrs Wednesday
  20. What is the square of 2¼ ?
    1. 51/16
    2. 41/16
    3. 11/8
  21. In the figure below, line AB is parallel to line CD and line PQ is a transversal line.
    mathsT12023S2Q21
    Which of the following statements is true?
    1. Angle b and g are corresponding angles.
    2. Angle a and e are co-interior angles. 
    3. Angle h and g are vertically opposite angles.
    4. Angle c and e are alternate angles.
  22. The area of a triangular piece of land is 22.5 Ares. It has a base length of 250 metres. What is its height in metres?
    1. 90m
    2. 45m
    3. 360m
    4. 18m
  23. Which of the following properties is true in both a rhombus and a parallelogram?
    1. All sides are equal.
    2. The sum of interior angles adds up to four right angles.
    3. Diagonals bisect each other at right angles.
    4. Each interior angle is a right angle.
  24. The total length of a barbed wire round a square piece of land is 144m. What is the area of the piece of land in square metres?
    1. 1 296
    2. 20 736
    3. 576
    4. 5 184
  25. Simplify:
    3/5 (40x − 25y) + 2/3 (18x − 21y)
    1. (36x  − y)
    2. (36x + 29y)
    3. (36x + y)
    4. (36x − 29y)
  26. What is the value of a (3c - 2b)
                                            d
    when a = 2, d = 5, b = 3 and c = 4?
    1. 11/5
    2. 33/5
    3. 22/5
    4. 21/3
  27. What is the value of letter y in the equation below? 5(3y − 2) = 2(3y + 13)
    1. 4
    2. 9
    3. 6
    4. 3
  28. Simplify the inequality 2(x − 1) < x + 4
    1. x < 2
    2. x < 6
    3. x > 2
    4. x > 6
  29. Find the value of angle m in the figure below.
    mathsT12023S2Q29
    1. 144°
    2. 108°
    3. 128°
    4. 116°
  30. Construct triangle PQR in which line PQ = 6.5cm, angle QPR = 30° and angle PRQ = 40°. Draw a circe that touches points P, Q and R. What is the radius of the circle?
    1. 4.6cm
    2. 3.5cm
    3. 5.2 cm
    4. 2.5cm
  31. The top of a 17m ladder leans on a vertical wall with its lower end touching the ground. Which one of the following sets of measurements represents the height of the wall and the horizontal distance from the ladder to the wall?
    1. 5m and 12m
    2. 3m and 4m
    3. 6m and 8m
    4. 8m and 15m
  32. What is the total value of digit 8 in the decimal number 3.52842?
    1. 8/1000
    2. 8/10000
    3. 8/100
    4. 8/10
  33. Which one of the following fractions will give a recurring decimal?
    1. 16/25
    2. 7/34
    3. 5/36
    4. 11/50
  34. Work out:
    √0.0324
    1. 0.0018
    2. 0.018
    3. 0.18
    4. 1.8
  35. What is 11/16 as a percentage?
    1. 68.75%
    2. 6.875%
    3. 0.6875%
    4. 0.06875%
  36. The sketch below shows possible routes to school from Kagu's home.
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    What is the distance from Kagu's home to school through the health center in kilometres?
    1. 56.2
    2. 10.8
    3. 43.8
    4. 31.5
  37. The radius of a bicycle wheel is 21cm. How many turns will it make to cover a distance of 6.6km?
    1. 50 000
    2. 5 000
    3. 500
    4. 50
  38. The cost of a plot in Isinya in the year 2020 was sh. 400 000. After one year, the cost of the plot appreciated by 35%. What was the cost of the plot in the year 2021?
    1. Sh. 140 000 
    2. Sh. 480 000 
    3. Sh. 540 000
    4. Sh. 435 000
  39. A rectangular piece of land measures 32.4m in length and 26.8m in width. Kiba fenced this land with four strands of barbed wire. What was the length of the wire used?
    1. 473.6m
    2. 59.2m
    3. 118.4m
    4. 236.8m
  40. In the year 2021, covid related deaths in a certain country was 3 500. In the year 2022, this number reduced by 26%. How many people died of covid in the year 2022?
    1. 4410
    2. 910
    3. 3 140
    4. 2 590
  41. Find the perimeter of the shape drawn below.
    mathsT12023S2Q41
    1. 33cm
    2. 48cm
    3. 58cm
    4. 63cm
  42. There was 1 800 litres of water in a tank. During construction, 68% of the water was used. How much water was left in the tank?
    1. 1 224L
    2. 1080L
    3. 5761L
    4. 1 276L
  43. What is the area of a circle whose radius is 28cm?
    1. 616cm2
    2. 4 928cm2
    3. 1 232cm2
    4. 2 464cm2
  44. The figure below represents a model cuboid made from wire rods.
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    Calculate the total length of the wire rods needed to make the model.
    1. 152cm
    2. 308cm
    3. 1 728c
    4. 652cm
  45. Figure ABCD is a rhombus. Line BD and AC are diagonals. Angle BDA = 35°
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    What is the size of angle BAC?
    1. 35°
    2. 110°
    3. 70°
    4. 55°
  46. The table below shows Wanjala's expenditure for the month of December 2021. The information on the expenditure on clothing is not indicated.
     Item   Rent   Food   Saving   Clothing 
     Amount   Sh. 6 000   Sh. 5 000   Sh. 4 000   
    A pie chart was drawn to represent the information above. If the angle representing the expense on food was 100°, how much was used on clothing?
    1. Sh. 4 000
    2. Sh. 3 000
    3. Sh. 8.000
    4. Sh. 2 000
  47. A length of 3.2cm era on a scale drawing represents an actual length of 9 600m. What is the scale used?
    1. 1:3 000
    2. 1:30 000
    3. 1: 300 000
    4. 1:3 000 000
  48. The graph below shows a journey of a cyclist from town X to town M, a distance of 100km. On the way, he stopped to relax. He then continued with the journey to town M
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    What was his average speed for the whole journey?
    1. 40km/hr
    2. 50km/hr
    3. 48 km/hr
    4. 35km/hr
  49. The mean mark scored by five pupils in an examination was 82. If the marks of four of them were 84, 96, 78 and 64, what was the score of the fifth pupil?
    1. 68
    2. 84
    3. 74
    4. 88
  50. Which of the following nets can form a closed cube when folded?
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MARKING SCHEME

  1. D
  2. A
  3. C
  4. B
  5. D
  6. A
  7. C
  8. D
  9. D
  10. A
  11. C
  12. B
  13. D
  14. A
  15. D
  16. A
  17. D
  18. D
  19. D
  20. A
  21. D
  22. D
  23. B
  24. A
  25. D
  26. C
  27. A
  28. B
  29. A
  30. C
  31. D
  32. A
  33. D
  34. C
  35. C
  36. D
  37. B
  38. C
  39. A
  40. D
  41. C
  42. B
  43. D
  44. A
  45. D
  46. B
  47. C
  48. A
  49. D
  50. A
24
January

 QUESTIONS   

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Study the map of Sawe area and use it to answer questions 1 to 7.     

  1. The general flow of river Suri is from
    1. cast to west.
    2. south west to north.
    3. west to cast.
    4. north west to north.
  2. Tea is grown in the western part of Sawe area because
    1. the area has cool and wet conditions.
    2. the area is hilly.
    3. there are rivers that provide water for irrigation.
    4. the area has a tea factory.
  3. The general direction of the cattle dip from the tea factory is
    1. cast.
    2. north cast.
    3. south west.
    4. north.
  4. Which one of the following economic activities is not carried out in Sawe area? A
    1. Livestock farming 
    2. Crop farming 
    3. Trading 
    4. Mining
  5. Which one of the following products is transported along the murram road to Gare market for export?
    1. Flowers
    2. Milk
    3. Timber
    4. Cabbages
  6. Which one of the following statements about the population of Gare area is true? 
    1. People live in clusters.
    2. Most people live along the roads.
    3. The area has a high population.
    4. The area has evenly distributed population.
  7. Which one of the following social facilities is lacking in Tuti town? A
    1. school.
    2. hotel
    3. stadium.
    4. health centre.
  8. The following are characteristics of a vegetation zone:
    1. Trees have protruding roots. 
    2. Trees are evergreen.
    3. Trees are of medium height.
      The vegetation described above is
      1. rainforest vegetation.
      2. savannah vegetation.
      3. mangrove vegetation.
      4. mediterranean vegetation.
  9. Below are descriptions of a system of marriage:
    1. A marriage certificate is issued.
    2. It is conducted by a religious leader. 
    3. It is conducted according to the couple's traditions
    4. A 21 days notice is given.
      Which one of the following combinations about a civil marriage is correct?
      1. i and iv
      2. ii and iii
      3. ii and iv
      4. i and ii
  10. Which one of the following titles was given to village heads in the traditional Buganda government?
    1. Bataka
    2.  Miruka
    3. Gombolola
    4. Batongole
  11. Three of the following statements about French colonial rule in Africa are true. Which one is not?
    1. The French used indirect rule policy.
    2. African colonies were taken as overseas provinces.
    3. A colony was headed by a lieutenant- General
    4. Africans were encouraged to adopt French ways of life
  12. Which one of the following communities was the first to migrate and settle in Southern Africa?
    1. Dutch
    2. Zulu
    3. San
    4. Herero
  13. Below are characteristics of a form of livestock farming:
    1. Indigenous breeds of livestock are kept.
    2. It is practised in sparsely populated areas.
    3. Overstock and overgrazing are problems faced
      The method of livestock farming described above is
      1. dairy farming
      2. beef farming
      3. paddocking
      4. pastoral farming

Use the map of Kenya below to answer questions 14 to 17.     

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  1. Three of the following statements about the town marked T are correct. Which one is not?  It
    1. was visited by the early visitors.
    2. has a petroleum refinery.
    3. handles much of Kenya's external trade. 
    4. is Kenya's main industrial town.
  2. The main source of the river marked M is 
    1. Ngong hills
    2. Mau ranges
    3. Cherang'ani hills
    4. mount Kenya
  3. Natural vegetation in the shaded area marked F consists of
    1. dry bushes.
    2. short shrubs.
    3. dense evergreen forests.
    4. scattered grass.
  4. The communities that used the route marked S during the migration period were looking for 
    1. fertile areas for farming.
    2. better grazing lands.
    3. goods for trade.
    4. iron for tool making.
  5. Which one of the following combinations of European nations had colonies both in East and North Africa?
    1. Italy and Germany. 
    2. Spain and France.
    3. Britain and France.
    4. Portugal and British.
  6. Which one of the following minerals is correctly matched with the method used to extract it?
           Mineral          Method   
    1. Gold              deep shaft
    2. Soda ash       drilling
    3. Petroleum      opencast
    4. Copper           dredging
  7. Namuli mountains in Mozambique and Hoboli mountains in Mali were formed whep
    1. land between faults was uplifted.
    2. molten lava solidified on the surface.
    3. underneath rocks folded.
    4. soft parts of the earth were eroded.
  8. The following are conditions for growing a certain crop:
    1. Rainfall of 1000mm and 15 000mm per year.
    2. Cool highland temperatures.
    3. High altitude above 1 800 metres.
      The conditions listed above favour the growing of
      1. wheat.
      2. pyrethrum
      3. flowers.
      4. cotton.
  9. Which one of the following is a characteristic of equatorial climate?
    1. Skies are usually cloudless.
    2. There is a high range of temperatures.
    3. Annual rainfall is less than 1 500mm. 
    4. Temperatures are high throughout the year.
  10. Three of the following is a characteristic of indigenous education. Which one is not?
    1. Some skills are taught through observation. 
    2. Proverbs are used to teach moral values.
    3. Learners are given written tests.
    4. Parents teach children good behaviour.
  11. Which one of the following was a result of interaction of the Luo and the Abaluhya people in the pre-colonial period? The
    1. Luo learnt crop growing from the Abaluhya.
    2. Abaluhya learned circumcision from the Luo.
    3. The Luo learnt livestock keeping from the Abaluhya.
    4. Abaluhya learned crop growing from the Luo.
  12. The main crop grown at Kenana irrigation scheme in Sudan is
    1. cotton
    2. rice
    3. sugarcane
    4. pineapples
  13. Which one of the following statements about the political organization of the kingdom of Old Ghana is correct?
    1. Decisions were through general agreement. 
    2. A chief was chosen by the leading priest.
    3. A king was succeeded by his sister's son. 
    4. A chief came from the most senior clan.
      Use the diagram below to answer question 27.   
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  14. Which one of the following statements about the winds marked X is correct? They
    1. are cool with little moisture.
    2. are hot and dry.
    3. cause heavy rainfall on the leeward side. 
    4. raise temperature on the leeward side.
  15. Three of the following are duties of a head teacher in a school. Which one is not?
    1. Taking care of school property.
    2. Chairing Board of Management (BOM) meetings
    3. Ensuring proper use of school funds.
    4. Allocating duties to teachers.
  16. Which one of the following is a problem facing marine fishing in Africa?
    1. Lack of adequate labour.
    2. Presence of water hyacinth.
    3. Inadequate funds to buy modern fishing equipment.
    4. Long periods in the seas.
  17. The French policy of assimilation did not succeed in West Africa mainly because
    1. Africans resisted French rule. 
    2. of funds to assimilate the Africans.
    3. there were no enough jobs for assimilated Africans.
    4. most people in West Africa were Muslims. 
  18. The most commonly abused drug by people between 25years and 45 years of age are 
    1. bhang and cocaine.
    2. khat and bhang
    3. alcohol and tobacco 
    4. mandrax and alcohol
  19. The Atlas mountains in Morocco and Akwapim hills in Ghana were formed through
    1. erosion of soft rocks.
    2. folding of underneath rocks.
    3. uplifting of land between faults
    4. solidifying of molten lava on the surface. 
  20. Nelson Mandela encouraged unity in South Africa when he
    1. appointed different races in the government.
    2. took part in forming the African union. 
    3. formed a political party for black people. 
    4. interacted with white people while in jail. 
  21. Most people in Eastern Africa use roads to move from one place to another because 
    1. roads are the most widespread.
    2. most people own vehicles.
    3. road transport is the cheapest.
    4. road transport is the fastest.
  22. Which one of the following groups is made up of countries that border Eastern Africa in the south?
    1. Botswana, Mozambique, Angola.
    2. Angola, Namibia, Malawi
    3. Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi
    4. Congo, Botswana, Zimbabwe
  23. The British used indirect rule in Northern Nigeria during the colonial period because A.==
    1. the area had able traditional rulers.
    2. the area was sparsely populated.
    3. Africans were ready to collaborate. 
    4. Africans resisted British colonial rule
  24. A negative effect on the environment that has been caused by rapid industrial development in South Africa is
    1. growth of slums around industries.
    2. congestion of vehicles in industrial areas.
    3. movement of people to live in towns.
    4. air pollution by smoke from industries.
  25. The western parts of Botswana are sparsely populated because the areas
    1. do not have good roads. 
    2. have semi-desert conditions. 
    3. are infested with tsetse flies.
    4. have large swamps.
  26. Which one of the following swamps is correctly matched with the country it is found?
           Swamp             Country     
    1. Lorian                Uganda
    2. Sudd                  Tanzania
    3. Okavango          Botswana
    4. Malagarasi         South Sudan
  27. When the Lozi people of Botswana collaborated with the British they were led by king
    1. Lewanika
    2. Khama
    3. Lobengula
    4. Mashoeshoe
      Use the diagram below to answer question 41
  28. The marine fishing method shown above is
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    1. trawling method.
    2. long lining method.
    3. net drifting method.
    4. purse seining method.
  29. Struggle for independence in Zimbabwe was faced by the problem of
    1. lack of unity among Africans.
    2. refusal by white settlers to negotiate. 
    3. small numbers of educated Africans.
    4. lack of support by neighbouring countries.
  30. Which one of the following communities in Africa does not practise pastoral farming? 
    1. Tswana B
    2. Maasai
    3. Baganda 
    4. Fulani
  31. Three of the following statements about cultural artefacts are correct. Which one is not? They
    1. are preserved in museums.
    2. describe people's culture.
    3. are exported to earn foreign exchange. 
    4. preserve the traditional way of life of communities.
  32. The main economic contribution of the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is that they
    1. protect sources of rivers.
    2. are home to wild animals.
    3. make the landscape beautiful
    4. provide rare indigenous timber for export.
  33. A problem that was caused by the construction of the Akosombo dam in Ghana is that
    1. lake Volta has disrupted road transport from east to west.
    2. silt is no longer deposited in the lower course of river Volta.
    3. people have settled on the shores of lake Volta.
    4. people who have settled along river Volta are threatened by flooding.
  34. Which one of the following was a political party formed in Ghana before independence?
    1. African National Congress (ANC)
    2. Convention Peoples Party (CPP) 
    3. Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)
    4. Rhodesian Front Party (RFP) 
  35. River Congo carries the largest volume of water in Africa mainly because it
    1. has many tributaries.
    2. rises in highland areas.
    3. flows through areas with high rainfall.
    4. is wide.
  36. Which one of the following is an economic right? Right to
    1. marry. 
    2. life
    3. education.
    4. own property.
  37. The main objective of forming the East African Community (EAC) in 1967 was to
    1. promote economic co-operation. 
    2. promote the use of Kiswahili.
    3. form similar systems of government.
    4. promote peace among member states
  38. Which one of the following is a contribution of a community to the development of a school?
    1. Allocating duties to teachers.
    2. Donating land to expand school buildings.
    3. Preparing the school routine.
    4. Providing a school with funds.
  39. Below are characteristics of a type of soil:
    1. It loses water slowly.
    2. It cracks when dry.
    3. It has fine particles.
      The type of soil described above is
      1. sandy soil.
      2. loam soil.
      3. volcanic soil.
      4. clay soil.
  40. Three of the following were results of the coming of Arabs to Eastern Africa. Which one was not?
    1. Introduction of Swahili culture.
    2. Abolition of slave trade in Eastern Africa. 
    3. Introduction of stone buildings.
    4. Establishment of towns along the coast.
  41. Below are descriptions of a town in Eastern Africa:
    1. It is the main industrial town in the country.
    2. It lies along the Trans African Highway.
    3. It has textile industries.
      The town described above is
      1. Thika.
      2. Arusha
      3. Dodoma.
      4. Jinja.
  42. One of the duties of the kings of the Buganda people in the pre-colonial period was to
    1. decide major cases.
    2. lead people to war
    3. prepare medicine from plants.
    4. lead people in long distance trade.
  43. In Kenya a person qualifies to vote in a general election only after
    1. acquiring an identity card.
    2. registering as a voter. 
    3. completing school.
    4. getting a job.
  44. The head of the county executive is a
    1. governor.
    2. cabinet secretary.
    3. county commissioner.
    4. speaker.
  45. Three of the following are benefits of democracy. Which one is not?
    1. Equality before the law.
    2. Freedom to choose.
    3. Expansion of industries.
    4. Right to own property
  46. A foreign woman who gets married to a Kenyan citizen can become a citizen by
    1. marriage.
    2. Birth
    3. application.
    4. registration.
  47. The term writs in the National Assembly means
    1. instructions that declare all seats vacant.
    2. records of parliamentary discussions.
    3. laws that have been passed.
    4. bills that are yet to be discussed.

PART II
SECTION A
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

  1. According to the story of creation in Genesis 1, human beings were created to
    1. be suitable companions.
    2. care for God's creation.
    3. multiply and fill the earth.
    4. care for the garden of Eden
  2. God punished human beings during the time of Noah because of
    1. wickedness.
    2. dishonesty.
    3. pride.
    4. intolerance.
  3. God ordered Abraham to get circumcised in order to
    1. make a covenant with him.
    2. bless all the nations.
    3. identify Abraham's descendants.
    4. change his name.
  4. God commanded Moses to take off his sandals when he was
    1. taking care of Jethro's sheep.
    2. crossing the Red sea.
    3. standing before the covenant box.
    4. speaking to the king of Egypt
  5. The main value that the Israelites lacked as they wandered during the Exodus was
    1. courage. 
    2. respect
    3. obedience.
    4. faith.
  6. The person who took over the leadership of the death of Moses was
    1. Joshua
    2. Aaron
    3. Samuel.
    4. Gideon.
  7. God rejected Saul as the king of Israel because he
    1. tried to kill David.
    2. had taken Naboth's vineyard.
    3. had disobeted God.
    4. had taken the wife of Uriah.
  8. Which one of the following was done by Solomon when he was the king of Israel? He
    1. made Jerusalem the centre of worship. 
    2. made Jerusalem the capital city
    3. built a temple in Jerusalem.
    4. brought the covenant box to Jerusalem.
  9. Which one of the following prophets prophesied a drought in Israel?
    1. Samuel. 
    2. Elijah. 
    3. Nathan.
    4. Elisha.
  10. The good news brought to Mary by Angel Gabriel was that
    1. she would be married by Joseph.
    2. there would be a census in Israel.
    3. her relative Elizabeth was pregnant.
    4. she would have a son.
  11. The angel that appeared to the shepherds at night told them that
    1. Herod wanted to kill baby Jesus.
    2. Jesus had been born in Bethlehem.
    3. some wisemen had visited baby Jesus.
    4. they should visit baby Jesus.
  12. The main message from the sermon on the mount teaches Christians to
    1. help the needy.
    2. preach the word of God.
    3. respect their leaders.
    4. live holy lives.
  13. The miracle that Jesus performed in the village of Bethany is when He
    1. raised Lazarus.
    2. raised a widow's son.
    3. raised Jairus' daughter.
    4. healed blind Bartimaeus.
  14. Which one of the following events took place during the transfiguration of Jesus?
    1. The Holy Spirit came in the form of a dove.
    2. Darkness covered the earth.
    3. Jesus' clothes changed to dazzling white.
    4. An angel came down and comforted Jesus. 
  15. The teaching of Jesus about carrying the cross teaches Christians that they should
    1. acquire earthly possessions.
    2. be ready to suffer for Christ. 
    3. live in harmony with others.
    4. help those burdened with heavy luggage.
  16. Judas Iscariot agreed to betray Jesus because he
    1. did not love Jesus.
    2. came from a different area. 
    3. was a friend of the High priest.
    4. had been offered money.
  17. Which one of the following actions of Jesus made the disciples believe that He was the risen Christ? He
    1. showed them His scars.
    2. walked on water.
    3. preached to them.
    4. ate with them.
  18. On the day of Pentecost, the Jews accused the disciples of
    1. speaking in languages they could not understand.
    2. mixing with sinners.
    3. eating using unwashed hands. 
    4. being drunk
  19. The disciple chose twelve deacons whose work was to
    1. distribute to the widows.
    2. preach to the Gentiles.
    3. protect them.
    4. provide funds to them
  20. Which one of the following books of the New Testament describes the activities of the early believers?
    1. Ephesians
    2. Acts
    3. Romans
    4. John
  21. Which one of the following is a gift of the Holy Spirit?
    1. Peace
    2. Joy
    3. Faithfulness
    4. Wisdom
  22. Which one of the following beliefs about creation in traditional African communities is correct? Human beings were
    1. the last to be created.
    2. created in God's image.
    3. created by God.
    4. put in the garden of Eden.
  23. People in traditional African communities offer sacrifices in sacred places known as
    1. altars
    2. shrines
    3. offertories 
    4. tithes
  24. Ancestors in traditional African communities are appeased through
    1. offering sacrifices to them.
    2. composing songs about them.
    3. visiting their graves.
    4. naming children after them.
  25. Which one of the following is an immoral act in traditional African communities?
    1. Dancing
    2. Singing
    3. Incest
    4. Praying
  26. The purpose of fasting in Christianity is to
    1. strengthen their faith.
    2. spare food to give the poor.
    3. minimize wastage.
    4. get recognition.
  27. The work of the laity in the church is to 
    1. train the clergy.
    2. assist in activities related to the church. 
    3. preach the word of God.
    4. baptize new converts.
  28. It is a Christian duty to help poor and orphaned children througH
    1. establishing schools for them.
    2. giving them money.
    3. looking for their relatives.
    4. arresting those who loiter in towns.
  29. Priscilla who is your deskmate tells you that she wants to drop out of school because of her poor performance. The best advice to give her is to tell her to
    1. transfer to another school. 
    2. put effort in school work. 
    3. get married.
    4. look for a job.
  30. Thika school for the blind was started by the
    1. Seventh Day Adventist church
    2. Catholic church.
    3. Salvation Army church.
    4. Methodist church.

SECTION B:

ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

  1. The opening chapter of the holy Qur'an is made of seven often read ayahs referred to as
    1. Qiyamah lail
    2. Ramii jamarat
    3. Sabal mathaniy
    4. Jaariyah
  2. "And sent against them birds in flocks" This is an ayah from chapter
    1. Quraysh
    2. Fiyl
    3. Lahab
    4. Kafirun
  3. Which of the following is the second scandal mentioned in surah Humaza?
    1. Backbiter
    2. Slanderer
    3. Wealth amaser
    4. Defrauder
  4. Why is surah Asr very important in Islam? It
    1. encourages good time usage.
    2. reminds us of the last earthquake.
    3. talks of monotheism
    4. mentions about scandals in life.
  5. Which surah discourages Muslims against unhealthy rivalry in life?
    1. Humaza
    2. Takathur
    3. Zilzala
    4. Kafirun
  6. Why should Muslims read surah Al Tiyn? To
    1. know about monotheism.
    2. acknowledge our creation.
    3. avoid laziness.
    4. ask for forgiveness.
  7. Who among the following prophets was crucified?
    1. Ayub (as)
    2. Isa (as)
    3. Harun (as)
    4. Sulaiman
  8. Which among the following acts makes one to be loved by others?
    1. Keeping off worldly affairs.
    2. Fasting properly.
    3. Visiting the people.
    4. Avoiding their affairs.
  9. What should one avoid during judgement execution?
    1. Biasness.
    2. Justice.
    3. Careful listening.
    4. Asking Allah for guidance.
  10. What should you do if you see a pig drowning?
    1. Ask Allah for help.
    2. Call others.
    3. Bring policemen. 
    4. Save the pig.
  11. In Islam, neighbourhood goes up to the _____________________ house in radius.
    1. 40th
    2. 114th
    3. 99th
    4. 22nd
  12. What will Allah do to you if you, without being forced, spend on others?
    1. You will be rich.
    2. You will lose everything. 
    3. You will become popular
    4. Allah will spend on you.
  13. Which of the following is optional to be washed during wudhu?
    1. Nostrils
    2. Face
    3. Arms
    4. Legs
  14. What is the nisab for the bufalloes on the lowest side?
    1. 10
    2. 5
    3. 30
    4. 40
  15. Why did prophet Muhammad observe optional fasting on Mondays?
    1. He was born on Monday. 
    2. Allah receives our deeds. 
    3. Qiyama will take place.
    4. No one knows.
  16. One of the following did not happen in Makkah. Which one?
    1. Open mission of prophet Muhammad (SAW)
    2. Gushing out of the spring of Zamzam. 
    3. Building of Alkaaba.
    4. Building of Masjid Nabawy.
  17. Which value is learnt from performing of Hajj?
    1. Punctuality
    2. Sacrifice.
    3. Empathy.
    4. Generosity.
  18. Who among the following martyred Hamza, prophet Muhammad's (SAW) uncle?
    1. Abu Lulu
    2. Wahshy
    3. Hindu
    4. Abu Sufyan
  19. Which of the following was the second book to be revealed?
    1. Zabur
    2. Injil
    3. Quran
    4. Taurat
  20. Canaan, prophet Nuh's (as) son
    1. followed his father's teaching.
    2. brought food from heaven.
    3. disobeyed his father.
    4. preached secretly
  21. Which of the following mentions Allah to be the all knowing?
    1. Alrazaq
    2. Al Ghaffar
    3. Al Aleem
    4. Al Muswawir
  22. Who accompanied the prophet (SAW) during the second pledge of Aqabah?
    1. Hamza
    2. Abu Lahab
    3. Abu Talib
    4. Abbas
  23. How many Muslims accompanied the prophet during the conquest of Makkah?
    1. 313
    2. 3 000
    3. 114 000
    4. 1400
  24. How many children did prophet Muhammad have in total?
    1. 10
    2. 7
    3. 8
    4. 4
  25. What should be done by a Muslim before relying on Allah?
    1. Fast for 30 days.
    2. Go for hajj.
    3. Play your part.
    4. Wait especially at night.
  26. Where was nabii Ibrahim supposed to slaughter his son Ismail(a.s)?
    1. Mina
    2. Arafat
    3. Hira
    4. Musdalifa
  27. Your umrah will not be complete if you miss out on
    1. ramii jamarat
    2. arafat
    3. ihram
    4. zamzam
  28. Which of the following facilitated the building of the prophet's (SAW) mosque? 
    1. Harambee spirit.
    2. Al jinn
    3. Miracles.
    4. Smuggling of building materials.
  29. Who wanted to kill nabii Isa (as)?
    1. The chinese
    2. The Romans
    3. The Medyanites.
    4. Angels
  30. What is mihrab?
    1. The pulpit.
    2. The minaret.
    3. Front part of the mosque.
    4. The ablution area.

MARKING SCHEME

  1. C
  2. A
  3. B
  4. D
  5. A
  6. B
  7. D
  8. C
  9. A
  10. B
  11. A
  12. C
  13. D
  14. D
  15. A
  16. C
  17. B
  18. C
  19. A
  20. D
  21. B
  22. C
  23. D
  24. A
  25. C
  26. C
  27. A
  28. B
  29. C
  30. D
  31. C
  32. B
  33. A
  34. A
  35. C
  36. A
  37. D
  38. B
  39. C
  40. A
  41. D
  42. B
  43. C
  44. C
  45. D
  46. A
  47. B
  48. C
  49. D
  50. A
  51. B
  52. D
  53. B
  54. D
  55. A
  56. B
  57. A
  58. C
  59. D
  60. A

C.R.E

  1. B
  2. A
  3. C
  4. A
  5. D
  6. A
  7. C
  8. C
  9. B
  10. D
  11. B
  12. D
  13. A
  14. C
  15. B
  16. D
  17. A
  18. D
  19. A
  20. B
  21. D
  22. C
  23. B
  24. D
  25. C
  26. A
  27. B
  28. A
  29. B
  30. C

I.R.E

  1. C
  2. B
  3. A
  4. A
  5. B
  6. B
  7. B
  8. D
  9. A
  10. D
  11. A
  12. D
  13. A
  14. C
  15. A
  16. D
  17. B
  18. B
  19. D
  20. C
  21. C
  22. D
  23. C
  24. B
  25. C
  26. A
  27. C
  28. A
  29. B
  30. C
24
January

QUESTIONS   

  1. Which pair of chambers of heart receives brightly coloured blood? 
    1. Right auricle and left ventricle
    2. Left auricle and left ventricle 
    3. Right ventricle and left ventricle 
    4. Right auricle and right ventricle
  2. The diagram below represents a foetus developing in the uterus.
    SciT1O2023C8Q2
    Which one of the following shows the correct name of the part and its function?
       Part   Name   Function 
     A.   Y  Placenta   Carry food and oxygen. 
     B.  Z  Amnion  Prevent the foetus from diseases. 
     C.  W  Amniotic fluid   Act as a shock absorbers.
     D.  X  Umbilical cord   Facilitate food transfer.
  3. During breathing in the following happens except
    1. The ribs move downwards and inwards
    2. The lungs expand
    3. The ribs move upwards and outwards
    4. The diaphragm flattens
  4. During adolescence, both boys and girls
    1. develop broad hips
    2. start experiencing wet dreams
    3. develop deep voice
    4. increase in weight and height
  5. The following are descriptions of a certain tooth.
    1. Last to be shed
    2. Have two roots
    3. Have uneven top
      The tooth described above is
      1. canine
      2. premolars
      3. incisors.
      4. molars
  6. Insectivorous plants produce a juice to digest insect. What do they make after digesting the insects?
    1. Starch
    2. Proteins
    3. Nitrogen
    4. Vitamins
  7. The diagram below represents a monocot seed.
    SciT1O2023C8Q7
    The parts represented by P, Q, R and S respectively are
       P   Q   R   S 
     A.   Endosperm   Plumule  Cotyledon   Radicle
     B.  Radicle  Cotyledon   Plumule   Endosperm 
     C.  Plumule  Endosperm   Radicle  Cotyledon 
     D.  Radicle  Cotyledon   Plumule  Endosperm 
  8. Which one of the following pairs of plants consists of legumes?
    1. Rice and maize
    2. Sorghum and oats
    3. Oats and green grams
    4. Peas and ground nuts
  9. The following are green flowering plants except
    1. mosses
    2. banana
    3. cactus
    4. cabbage
  10. Which one of the following is not an adaptation of plants that grow in moist soils?
    1. Increased number of stomach 
    2. Reduced number of stomata
    3. Stomata remain open most of the time
    4. Most of the stomata are on the upper surface of the leaf
  11. The following are characteristics of vertebrates. 
    1. lay eggs
    2. fertilize their eggs externally 
    3. have scales
    4. have varying body temperature
      Which of the above characteristics are not true for both snakes and birds?
      1. (ii) and (iii)
      2. (iv) only
      3. (ii) and (iv)
      4. (i) and (iii)
  12. The chart below shows some farm animals and their product.
    SciT1O2023C8Q12
    The products represented By X and Y respectively are
             X           Y
    1. Wool     Milk
    2. Milk       Beef
    3. Beef      Mutton
    4. Milk       Pork
  13. The diagram below shows some livestock parasites.
    SciT1O2023C8Q13
    Which one of the following methods would be the best to control the parasites above?
    1. Dipping
    2. Spraying
    3. Rotational grazing
    4. Deworming
  14. Which one of the following is an advantage of using organic manure?
    1. Supplies specific nutrients in the soil
    2. Increase the soil drainage.
    3. Required in small amount
    4. Remains useful in the soil for along time
  15. To investigate the properties of soil a group of std 6 pupils performed the experiment below.
    SciT1O2023C8Q15
    Soil P can be used for
    1. Making the longest ribbons
    2. Constructing buildings
    3. Farming
    4. Modelling
  16. Which of the following is not a method of rotational grazing?
    1. Tethering
    2. Stall feeding
    3. Paddocking
    4. Strip grazing.
  17. All the following are signs of gum disease except
    1. shedding of deciduous teeth
    2. bleeding gums
    3. red and swollen gums
    4. bad breath
  18. Farm tools can be maintained in all the following ways except
    1.  sharpening cutting tools.
    2. oiling.
    3. proper storage.
    4. using the tools regularly.
  19. Which one of the following effects of soil erosion are as a result of gully erosion?
    1. Absence of the top layer of the soil 
    2. Formation of small channels
    3. V-shaped trenches
    4. Small holes on the ground
  20. The diagram below shows two pupils balancing on a seesaw
    SciT1O2023C8Q20
    Which of the following statement is correct?
    1. Peter should sit closer to the fulcrum in order to balance John
    2. They cannot be able to balance
    3. They should be at the same distance from the fulcrum to balance 
    4. John should sit closer to the fulcrum to balance Peter
  21. Which one of the following factors make a nail to sink in the water but piece of wood to float on water?
    1. Size
    2. Weight.
    3. Type of material
    4. Shape
  22. The chart below represents a simple classification of liquids
    SciT1O2023C8Q22
    Which liquids are represented by X and Y?
    1. Petrol.                 Water
    2. Cooking oil         Diesel
    3. Turpentine          Milk
    4. Milk                     Cooking oil
  23. Which one of the following groups of materials consists only of materials that are magnetic?
    1. Staples pins stee! wool,tin can
    2. Copper wire,bottle top,aluminium foil 
    3. Silver coin,razor blade,scissors
    4. Pieces of zin,spoon,copper coin
  24. The pie chart below represents the components of air
    SciT1O2023C8Q24
    Which two parts represents gases forming approximately 78% of air in the atmosphere?
    1. F and H
    2. E and G
    3. F and G
    4. G and H
  25. The thread like substances found in some food are very helpful in our bodies as they
    1. help to dissolve food
    2. help to digest food
    3. add extra nutrients
    4. help to empty bowels
  26. Which one of the following consists of a pair which is both modern and traditional method of preserving food?
    1. Use of low temperature and salting
    2. Drying and use of low temperature 
    3. Smoking and refrigeration
    4. Drying and salting
  27. Which of the following pairs of processes occurs when temperature increases?
    1. Melting and Expansion
    2. Expansion and contraction
    3. Condensation and evaporation
    4. Freezing and condensation
  28. Which one of the following are both reasons for lighting a house?
    1. Warming and discouraging pest
    2. Safety and reading comfortably
    3. Encouraging pest and seeing clearly 
    4. Safety and drying
  29. In a certain investigation pupils were blindfolded, stood in a circle. One pupil stood in the centre and rang the bell as they listened. What aspect of sound was being investigated?
    1. Soft and loud sounds
    2. Meaning of special sound 
    3. Direction of sound
    4. Effects of sound pollution
  30. The diagram below represents a set-up that can be used to investigate good and poor conductors of electricity.
    SciT1O2023C8Q30
    Which one of the following pairs of materials can be fitted in the gap to make the bulb light?
    1. Razor blade and wet twig
    2. Glass and graphite
    3. Chalk and steel wool
    4. Dry wood and aluminium foil
  31. Which one of the following is not a way of reducing the force that opposes motion?
    1. Lubrication
    2. Smoothening surfaces
    3. Increasing treads
    4. Using rollers
  32. The following are ways in which water is used in industries except
    1. manufacturing of soft drinks 
    2. making pulp
    3. cooling machines
    4. sport fishing
  33. Which one of the following does not describe a way of drug misuse?
    1. Taking someone else medicine
    2. Taking preventive medicine 
    3. Taking sleeping pills to relax
    4. Taking an overdose
  34. Which one of the following shows a pair of water-borne diseases?
    1. Typhoid and cholera
    2. Malaria and bilharzia
    3. Common cold and cholera
    4. Cholera and malaria
  35. in a certain investigation a pupil observed a candle flame through different materials one at a time and recorded the findings. What aspect of light was being investigated?
    1. Reflection of light
    2. light travel in a straight line
    3. Passage of light through materials
    4. Dispersion
  36. Which one of the following groups of food consists only of sources of nutrients that protect the body against diseases?
    1. Pigweed, spinach, tomatoes 
    2. Groundnuts, potatoes, liver
    3. Kales, fish, beef
    4. Cassava, sugarcane, avocado
  37. Which one of the following consists only of substances that have no definite shape but has definite size?
    1. Sand, paraffin, smoke
    2. toothpaste, soda, glue
    3. Nitrogen, cement, water vapour 
    4. Stone, wood, flour
  38. Which one of the following pairs of levers have the same position of effort, load and fulcrum when in use?
    1. Wheel barrow and claw hammer
    2. Spade and clawbar
    3. Claw hammer and seesaw
    4. Crowbar and wheelbarrow
  39. Which of the following STIs causes painful skin rush and can be transmitted to foetus during -pregnancy?
    1. Chancroid
    2. Gonorrhoea
    3. HIV and AIDS
    4. Syphilis
  40. The correct order of the planets listed below starting with the closest to the sun is
    1. Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune 
    2. Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter, Saturn 
    3. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
    4. Uranus, Neptune, Saturn, Jupiter
  41. Which one of the following does not affect the accuracy of the rainguage when measuring the rain water collected?
    1. The diameter of the collecting jar
    2. The material used to make the container
    3. The diameter of the funnel
    4. The distance between the markings on the collecting jar
  42. The HIV is transmitted from an infected person to a healthy person mainly through
    1. body fluids
    2. sexual intercourse
    3. kissing
    4. blood transfusion
  43. Which one of the following is not a way of controlling water pollution?
    1. Planting cover vegetation and terracing
    2. Storing water in porous dams
    3. Practicing proper hygiene
    4. Clearing accidental oil spills soonest possible
  44. Which one of the following groups consists of only diseases that are immunizable?
    1. Typhoid, Pertusis, Bilharzia
    2. Malaria, Polio, Cholera
    3. Tetanus, Measles, HIV
    4. Cholera, Tuberculosis, Typhoid
  45. Clouds are classified according to the following except
    1. distance
    2. height
    3. shape
    4. appearance
  46. When wet tea leaves are put in a glass of cold water and heated at the bottom, the wet tea leaves are seen to rise and fall. This is because wet tea leaves
    1. become lighter than water when heated
    2. rise when heated and come down on cooling
    3. are carried by hot water which come down on cooling
    4. and water rise when heated and come down on cooling.
  47. Which one of the following materials is not required when investigating that light travels in a straight line?
    1. Match box
    2. Nail
    3. Candle
    4. Mirror
  48. Which one of the following is not a major component of environment? 
    1. Rare gases
    2. Algae
    3. Light 
    4. Sand
  49. Circular plates of the same size were arranged in a pile as shown in the diagram below.
    SciT1O2023C8Q49
    When the bottom plate was knocked suddenly using a ruler, it moved out leaving the pile intact. The pile remained intact because of
    1. weight
    2. inertia
    3. friction
    4. gravity
  50. Which one of the following pairs consists of only soil components that are invisible?
    1. Water and air
    2. Mineral particles and humus
    3. Water and humus
    4. Humus and air

MARKING SCHEME

  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. D
  5. B
  6. B
  7. C
  8. D
  9. A
  10. B
  11. C
  12. B
  13. C
  14. D
  15. B
  16. B
  17. A
  18. D
  19. C
  20. D
  21. C
  22. B
  23. A
  24. C
  25. D
  26. B
  27. A
  28. B
  29. C
  30. A
  31. C
  32. D
  33. B
  34. A
  35. C
  36. A
  37. B
  38. C
  39. D
  40. C
  41. B
  42. A
  43. D
  44. D
  45. A
  46. C
  47. D
  48. C
  49. B
  50. A
24
January

MASWALI  

Soma vifungu vifuatavyo. Vina nafasi 1 mpaka 15. Kwa kila nafasi umepewa majibu manne hapo Jaza kila pengo kwa kuchagua jawabu lifaalo zaidi.

Kufaulu kwa kila mmoja katika maisha ___1___ mambo mengi ___2___ mambo hayo ni bidii. ___3___ ukafaulu katika jambo ___4___ bila kuwa ___5___ bidii. ___6___,kuna watu wengi wanaopenda ____7____ katika maisha. Si ajabu kuwapata wanafunzi ___8___ kusoma wala kufanya kazi wanazopewa kwa bidii. Wanafunzi kama hao wanafaa kukumbushwa kuwa ___9___

  1.  
    1. inategemea
    2. kunategemea
    3. yanategemea
    4. anategemea
  2.  
    1. Baadhi ya
    2. Kati ya
    3. Katika
    4. Miongoni ya
  3.  
    1. Hauwezi
    2. Hawezi
    3. Hatuwezi
    4. Huwezi
  4.  
    1. yeyote
    2. wowote
    3. yoyote
    4. lolote
  5.  
    1. ambaye
    2. wenye
    3. mwenye
    4. ambao
  6.  
    1. Hata hivyo
    2. Hata ingawa
    3. Hata kama
    4. Hata kuwa
  7.  
    1. kujifunga kibwebwe 
    2. kulaza damu
    3. kufa kikondoo
    4. kuambulia patupu
  8.  
    1. wasiyependa
    2. wanaopenda
    3. wasiopenda
    4. wanayependa
  9.  
    1. siku za mwizi ni arubaini
    2. akufaaye kwa dhiki ndiye rafiki
    3. mgaagaa na upwa hali wali mkavu
    4. wapishi wengi huharibu mchuzi

Ni kweli kuwa msimu ___10___ uchaguzi umekaribia sana. Huu ___11___ wakati wa kufanya uamuzi wa busara kuhusu viongozi ___12___ kwa miaka ___13___ ijayo. Tatizo ___14___  hutusumbua kila wakati wa uchaguzi ni ukabila na tamaa. Kuna wakenya ambao hufanya uamuzi kwa kuzingatia kabila la mtu ama pesa walizopewa wakati wa uchaguzi. Tunafaa kumchagua mtu aliye na___15___ ya kutuletea maendeleo.

  1.  
    1. wa
    2. ya
    3. la
    4. cha
  2.  
    1. ndilo
    2. ndiwo
    3. ndiyo
    4. ndio
  3.  
    1. vitakavyotuongoza
    2. wataotuongoza 
    3. vitavyotuongoza
    4. watakaotuongoza
  4.  
    1. tano
    2. mitano
    3. kumi
    4. sita
  5.  
    1. ambayo
    2. ambao
    3. ambalo
    4. ambazo
  6.  
    1. uwezo
    2. mpango
    3. pesa
    4. mipango

Kuanzia swali la 16-30, libu kulingana na. maagizo

  1. Tambua sentensi iliyo katika hali tegemezi.
    1. Mwanafunzi amekamilisha kuandika insha. 
    2. Ukimaliza kazi hiyo utapewa zawadi.
    3. Mwanafunzi asomaye kwa bidii hupewa zawadi.
    4. Angehifadhi mazingira angekuwa na afya bora
  2. Maamkuzi gani ambayo hutumika asubuhi pekee?
    1. chewa, sabalkheri, umeamkaje
    2. masalkheri, umeshindaje, chewa
    3. cheichei, masalkheri, alamsiki
    4. alamsiki, buriani, kwaheri
  3. Chagua wingi wa
    Seremala alitengeneza meza akampa mkunga.
    1. Waseremala walitengeneza meza wakawapa wakunge.
    2. Maseremala walitengeneza meza wakawapa mikunga.
    3. Maseremala walitengeneza meza wakawapa wakungs.
    4. Waseremala walitengeneza meza wakawapa mikunga.
  4. Sentensi gani iliyotumia nusukoloni? 
    1. Alitembelea miji mingi: Nakuru, Mombasa, Kisumu na Nairobi.
    2. Ugonjwa wa UKIMW! ni hatari; hauna tiba.
    3. Fuata maagizo kwa kuwa asiyesikia la mkuu...
    4. Ng'ombe wameshambuliwa na mbung'o.
  5. Omolo alikuwa na robo moja ya chungwa, akaigawa vipande viwili sawa. Je, akisami gani iliyopatikana?
    1. ½
    2. ¼
    3. 1/8
    4. 2/4
  6. Upi ukubwa wa
    Mtoto aliona ndovu akimfukuza ng'ombe.
    1. Jiloto liliona jidovu likilifukuza jigombe. 
    2. Toto liliona dovu likilifukuza gombe. 
    3. Kitolo kilikiona kidovu kikifukuza kigombe.
    4. Jitoto aliona jindovu akimfukuza jing'ombe.
  7. Tambua ukanusho wa
    Unga uliomwagika ni wa nyanya.
    1. Unga asiomwagika ni wa nyanya.
    2. Unga usiomwagika si wa nyanya. 
    3. Unga uliomwagika ni wa nyanya.
    4. Unga ambao haujamwagika ni wa nyanya. 
  8. Ulinganisho upi ambao ni tofauti?
    1. kipusa -- mrembo
    2. buda-ajuza
    3. banati- msichana
    4. jogoo - jimbi
  9. Chagua sentensi iliyotumia kivumishi kiulizi.
    1. Mwanafunzi mzuri atapewa kitabu gani?
    2. Musa alifundishwa kuboresha hali na nani?
    3. Matokeo ya mtihani yatatangazwa lini? 
    4. Unatoka wapi wakati huu wa usiku? 
  10. Pesa ambazo hutumika kuanzisha biashara huitwaje?
    1. mtaji
    2. arbuni
    3. riba
    4. karadha
  11. Sentensi ipl iliyotumia kiwakilishi cha nafsi ya tatu?
    1. Mimi nimependezwa na ukarimu wako.
    2. Wewe na yeye mtakutana kesho.
    3. Sisi tulikamilisha upanzi wa miti mapems.
    4. Nyinyi mnaitwa na mwalimu.
  12. Tambua aina za maneno yaliyopigiwa mistari.
    Huyu amenunua gari jipya.
    1. kiwakilishi, kivumishi
    2. kivumishi, kielezi
    3. kivumishi, kivumishi
    4. kiwakilishi, kielezi
  13. Kiambishi 'ki' kimetumikaje katika sentensi hii?
    Musa akifika Mombasa atanunua kijibwa.
    1. wakati, kielezi
    2. wakati, udogo
    3. masharti, kielezi
    4. masharti, udogo
  14. Sentensi ifuatayo itaandikwaje katika kauli ya kutendwa?
    Kinyozi amenyoa nywele za Omari.
    1. Nywele za Omari zimenyolewa na kinyozi.
    2. Omari antenyolewa nywele na kinyozi
    3. Kinyozi alimnyoles Omari nywele.
    4. Kinyozi alinyolewa nywele na Omari.
  15. Orodha gani iliyo na sauti ghuna pekee?
    1. b, z, d
    2. f, s, t
    3. th, dh, sh
    4. h, k, p

Soma ufahamu kisha ujibu maswali 31-40  

Hewaa! Bila shaka, sote tulikuwa tumeisuburu siku hii kwa hamu na ghamu. Nami sitapoteza hata punje ya sekunde. Nitatumia fursa hii adimu na adhimu kukufafanulia mambo unayofaa kuyafanya ili ufaulu katika mtihani wa kitaifa. Ni bayana na wazi kama meno ya ngiri kuwa sasa wewe ni mwanafunzi wa darasa la nane. Muda nao haupo, una miezi michache sana kabla ya kuufanya mtihani wa kitaifa wa darasa la nane. Je, umejiandaa vipi? Unawezaje kutumia muda huu mfupi uliosalia ili kufua dafu katika mtihani wako?

Awali ya yote, ni lazima kama ibada kuwa mwenye bidii. Naam, bidii hulipa. Bidii ndilo daraja la kukuvusha hadi katika kisiwa cha ufanisi. Fanya kazi unazopewa na mwalimu kwa moyo wako wote. Kazi za kiada na ziada zisipuuzwe hata kidogo. Usikubali kulaza damu na kuwa mtepetevu. Masomo yapewe kipaumbele ikiwa unataka kufaulu. Licha ya hayo, tumia muda wako vizuri. Wakati ni upepo, haumsubiri mwana wa mfalme. Muda ukienda haurudi Jambo linalofaa kufanywa leo lifanywe leo. Usijiambie kuwa nitafanya kesho. La hasha! Wakati uliotengewa kusoma utumike kwa kusoma. Ule uliotengewa kucheza uwe wa kucheza. Usipoteze wakati ukitazama runinga au kucheza na marafiki hapa na pale. Hilo uliepuke.

Aidha, ni muhimu kuwachagua marafiki zako kwa hekima na busara. Lazima unajua wanafunzi katika darasa lenu ambao wanapenda kusoma na wale wasiokuwa na haja na masomo. Wale wapendao masomo ndio wanaofaa kuwa marafiki zako. Hao watakufaa na kukuelekeza katika mambo ambayo huyajui. Watakusaidia unapokuwa na tatizo katika somo lolote. Kwa upande mwingine, kuna wanafunzi ambao kazi yao kuu ni mchezo na kuchekacheka darasani. Wanapopata nafasi yoyote, pengine mwalimu hajaingia darasani au hakuja shuleni, wao huipokea nafasi hiyo kwa furaha ili wacheze na kuwasumbua wenzao. Kutembea au kusuhubiana na watu kama hao ni kujiingiza katika kichaka cha simba ukiona. Tabia za mtu hutegemea sana tabia za watu anaotembea nao. Marafiki wabaya wanaweza wakafanya uwe mwenye tabia mbaya. Hilo usisahau.

Vilevile, usichoke kuuliza maswali na kufanya utafiti. Wahenga walisema kuwa kuuliza si ujinga, ni kutaka kujua. Kila unapokuwa na swali ama jambo usilolielewa, usione aibu wala haya. Uliza mwalimu wako ili akupe mwelekeo. Iwapo mwalimu hayuko na kuna mwanafunzi anayeweza kukueleza, basi tafuta msaada kwake. Kwa namna hiyo, utazidi kupata maarifa na kujiimarisha kimasomo. Usiwaogope wanafunzi ambao humcheka mwenzao anapouliza swali. Waache waendelee kucheka. Pengine hawajui kuwa mcheka kilema hali hakijamika. Kujisomea na kudurusu nako ni muhimu sana. Panga muda wako wa kujisomea ili kuelewa mambo ambayo hukuwa umeelewa vizuri. Fanya mazoezi ya mitihani iliyopita kisha ujisahihishie au mwalimu akusahihishie. Hakikisha kuwa unapata maelezo ya maswali uliyofeti na kufanya masahihisho. Kwa namna hii, utakuwa imara kama chuma cha pua.

Jambo jingine ambalo ni muhimu mno ni kumtanguliza Mungu. Mungu ndiye mpaji wa vyote. Ndiye ahakikishaye kwamba umelala na kuamka salama salimini. Afya yako, ja mwili na akili, i mikononi pake. Huwezi ukafaulu katika jambo lolote bila msaada wa Mungu. Juhudi zote unazoweka katika masomo yako si chochote si lolote bila uwezo wa Mwenyezi Mungu. Muu ndio ukweli wa kauli kuwa jitihada haiondoi kudura. Hatimaye, ni jambo la busara kutenga muda wa kupumzika vya kutosha. Hakuna awezaye kuchapa kazi bila kupumzika. Unafaa kupumzika kila baada ya kusoma kwa muda wa kutosha. Kupumzika huko kunajumuisha kulala ama kucheza na wenzako. Unapocheza kisha uoge na kupata usingizi wa kutosha, akili yako huwa na uwezo wa kuelewa mambo unayoyasoma kwa kasi sana. Ninakutakia kila la heri unapojiandes kwa mtihani wako mwisho wa mwaka huu.

  1. Tambua maana ya nahau kufua dafu namna ilivyotumika katika kifungu.
    1. kuwa mwenye bidii
    2. kufaulu katika jambo
    3. kutumia muda
    4. kujibu maswali
  2. Kulingana na aya ya pili, ni kweli kuwa;
    1. mwanafunzi anashauriwa kufanya bidi leo ili kesho apumzike.
    2. mwanafunzi anaweza kuutumia muda wake kwa jambo lisilofaa.
    3. mwanafunzi hafai kucheza wala kutazama runinga.
    4. mwanafunzi anashauriwa kuwaepuka marafiki maishani.
  3. Mwandishi amelinganisha bidii na nini katika aya ya pili?
    1. malipo
    2. daraja
    3. ufanisi
    4. kisiwa
  4. Aya ya tatu inadokeza kuwa darasani kuna wanafunzi;
    1. wanaopenda michezo na wasiopenda michezo
    2. wenye tabia nzuri na wasiokuwa na tabia
    3. wanaofaulu katika masomo na wanaoanguka mtihani
    4. wanaothamini masomo na wapendao kufanya mzaha
  5. Baini maana ya 'kujiingiza katika kichaka cha simba ukiona namna yalivyotumika katika kifungu
    1. kujitenga
    2. kujinusuru
    3. kujiepusha
    4. kujihatarisha
  6. Marafiki wabaya wanaweza wakafanya uwe mwenye tabia mbaya. Methali gani inayoweza kujumuisha ujumbe katika kauli hii?
    1. Akufaaye kwa dhiki ndiye rafiki. 
    2. Tabia ni ngozi.
    3. Baniani mbaya kiatu chake dawa.
    4. Nazi mbovu harabu ya nzima.
  7. Maneno imara kama chuma cha pua' ni mfano wa;
    1. tashbihi
    2. istiara
    3. nahau
    4. chuku
  8. Kifungu kinaeleza kuwa wanafunzi wanaowacheka wenzao wanaouliza maswali darasani;
    1. hawajui kuwa mcheka kilema hafi hakijamfika.
    2. wanafaa kupuuzwa na yule anayeuliza maswali.
    3. hawafai kufundishwa bali waachwe waendelee kucheka.
    4. hawatazidi kupata maarifa na kujiimarisha kimasomo.
  9. Kulingana na aya ya mwisho, ni kweli kuwa;
    1. Mungu humlaza na kumwamsha mwanafunzi.
    2. Ni vyema kupumzika kila wakati kwa muda wa kutosha.
    3. Kumtanguliza Mungu si muhimu kuliko mambo mengine yote.
    4. Kucheza na kupumzika huiwezesha akili kufanya kazi vyema zaidi.
  10. Kifungu hiki kinahusu
    1. jinsi ya kuufanya mtihani
    2. umuhimu wa kufaulu mtihani 
    3. faida za kuufanya mtihani
    4. maandalizi ya kuufanya mtihani

Soma ufahamu kisha ujibu maswali 41-50   

Daima siwezi kumsahau Mzee Saidia katika maisha yangu yote. Japo wasemao husema kuwa yaliyopita si ndwele tugange yajayo, kumsahau Mzee Saidia na wema wake si rahisi kama kula papai kwa kijiko. Mzee Saidia alikuwa jirani yangu aliyekuwa si maskini hohehahe wala tajiri wa kutajika. Alikuwa na duka moja pale sokoni Shibale alipouzia bidhaa rejareja. Kila nilipotumwa dukani na wazazi wangu, nilihakikisha kuwa nimenunua dukani pake kutokana na upole wake alipowahudumia wateja. Aghalabu duka hilo lilijaa wateja waliohiari kusubiri kwa muda mrefu ili wapate huduma nzuri. Wengine nao hawakuwa na pesa, haja yao ilikuwa kumlilia hali ili wakopeshwe. Mzee Saidia aliwasikiliza na kuwasaidia kulingana na uwezo wake. Duka lake lilifunguliwa asubuhi na mapema, lingekuwa wazi huku wateja wakiingia na kutoka hadi saa mbili au tatu za usiku.

Kuna wakati wazazi wangu walianza kuugua kutokana na maradhi yasiyokuwa na tiba. Juhudi zao za kutafuta matibabu hazikuzaa matunda. Haukupita muda mrefu kabla ya wazazi wangu niliowapenda kama mboni za macho kuzidiwa na maradhi. Walilala usingizi usiojua kuamka. Niliunawa uso wangu katika machozi yasiyojua kuwa kilio si dawa. Wanuna wangu nao walionekana kuzubaa tu, wasielewe kwa nini watu wengi walijaa nyumbani kwetu. Baada ya mazishi ya wazazi wangu, shangazi alichukua mnuna mmoja na mjomba akachukua mwingine. Mimi nilibaki na ami yangu aliyependa pombe kama uhai wake. Maisha katika nyumba ya ami yalikuwa magumu kama jehanamu. Kuenda shuleni kulikuwa ndoto ya mchana. Lishe bora nayo ulikuwa msamiati uliowekwa katika kamusi kimakosa.

Siku moja nilipigwa na butwaa nilipoona watu wakijaa katika boma. Wengi wao walikuwa waliokula chumvi nyingi. Mara nilipasuliwa mbarika kwamba nilifaa kukeketwa kulingana na mila na itikadi za jamii yetu. Licha ya watu wengi kuzitupilia mbali mila hizo zilizopitwa na wakati, kunao waliopuuza na kuzikumbatia. Nilitetemeka kama kijibwa kilichonusurika kumezwa na chatu. Nilifungwa maleso na kuelekezwa katika kijumba kilichokuwa kitalifa cha pua na mdomo kutoka kwa ami. Ghafla kama mawingu, niliona maafisa wa polisi wakijitokeza mbele yetu. Ami na baadhi ya watu waliohusika katika shughuli hiyo walitiwa mbaroni. Wengine wallfaulu kupiga mbio na kutokomea. Polisi hao walinifahamisha kuwa walipigiwa simu na Mzee Saidia, akawafahamisha kuhusu ukatili uliokuwa ukiendelea.

Mzee Saidia alinirudisha shuleni. Huko nilisoma kwa bidii za mchwa ajengaye kichuguu kwa mate. Mzee Saidia alinifaa kwa hali na mali. Alinichukulia kama mmoja wa watoto wake. Sote tulienda shuleni na kufaidi utamu wa masomo. Nililala katika chumba kimoja na mabinti zake. Wakati wa wikendi au likizo, tulifanya shughuli kadhaa za shambani na nyumbani. Mzee Saidia hakukubali hisia za uzembe wala ubaguzi. Baada ya masomo ya shule ya msingi. tuliendelea na masomo ya shule ya upili. Mzee Saidia alinilipia masomo yangu ya chuo kikuu. Nikasoma hadi nikatimiza hamu yangu ya masomo. Baada ya kufuzu, niliajiriwa katika kampuni moja maarufu nchini humu. Niliwachukua wanuna wangu ili waendeleze masomo kutokea walipokuwa wamefika. Nilizingatia mafunzo ya uadilifu na bidii niliyopewa na Mzee Saidia. Tulipopata nafasi, tungejumuika nyumbani kwake pamoja na wanawe ili kufaidi nasaha alizotupa na kumshukuru kwa moyo wake uliosheheni wema.

Baada ya nusu mwongo wa kufanya kazi nchini humu, nilipata nafasi ya kufanya kazi kule ng'ambo. Mimi na wanuna wangu hatukuwa na budi kuhamia huko, Mzee Saidia na aila yake yote walitusindikiza hadi katika uwanja wa ndege. Tuling'oa nanga, tukasafiri na kuwasili Marekani bila shari wala dosari. Miaka takribuni kumi ilikuwa imepita. Wakati huo wote tulizungumza na Mzee Saidia kwa simu tu na kuandikiana baruapepe. Kila mwisho wa mwezi, sikusita kumtumia kitita cha pesa, shukrani zangu za dhati kwa wema wake. Mara nilipata ujumbe kuwa Mzee Saidia alikuwa amezidiwa na ugonjwa wa figo. Nilizungumza na wanawe pamoja na mkewe, tukaelewana kuwa aje ng'ambo ili afanyiwe matibabu. Alipowasili marekani, nilienda kumpokea katika uwanja wa ndege. Tulikutana tena baada ya tukio hilo la wema. Ulikuwa umepita muda mrefu lakini bado nilimshukuru.

  1. Kifungu kinadokeza kuwa Mzee Saidia aliwahudumia wateja;
    1. waliomjua na wale ambao hawakumjua. 
    2. waliolipa madeni na wasiolipa madeni.
    3. waliokuwa na pesa na wasiokuwa na pesa.
    4. waliohitaji bidhaa na wasiohitaji bidhaa.
  2. Tambua sifa za Mzee Saidia kulingana na kifungu.
    1. anayeshirikiana, mvumilivu, anayejali haki
    2. mwangalifu, mpole, mwenye bidii
    3. anayethamini elimu, mwaminifu, mcheshi
    4. mwenye bidii, karimu, anayezingatia usawa
  3. Kauli walilala usingizi usiojua kuamka imetumika katika ufahamu, ina maana gani jinsi ilivyotumika?
    1. waillemewa na ugonjwa
    2. waliaga dunia
    3. hawakupata matibabu
    4. walishindwa kuamka
  4. Mwandishi alipokuwa kwa ami, alikosa;
    1. elimu na lishe bora
    2. malazi na makazi
    3. masomo na chakula
    4. makazi na lishe
  5. Kulingana na aya ya tatu, ni kweli kuwa; 
    1. mwandishi alishangazwa na hali ya watu kujaa katika boma kila siku.
    2. msemaji hakutarajia kufanyiwa mpango wa kukeketwa na ami.
    3. waliojaa katika boma la ami walikuwa waliokula chumvi nyingi pekee.
    4. jamii ya msemaji ilikataa kutupilia mbali mila zilizopitwa na wakati.
  6. Kulingana na ufahamu, ni kweli kuwa mwandishi;
    1. alilipia matibabu ya Mzee Saidia.
    2. alikuwa kifunguamimba.
    3. alikataa kuenda kuishi na shangazi wala mjomba.
    4. alikuwa msichana wa pekee katika familia yao.
  7. Mwandishi ni mwajibikaji kwa kuwa;
    1. alikubali kuishi na ami wazazi walipofariki.
    2. alikubali kukeketwa ili kuonyesha heshima kwa wazee.
    3. aliwachukua wanuna wake na kuendeleza masomo yao.
    4. alitoroka alipoona polisi wakifika kuwashika ami na wenzake.
  8. Kitendo cha polisi kuwashika ami wa mwandishi na wenzake kinatoa funzo lipi? 
    1. Polisi wanafaa kujulishwa kabla ya mtu yeyote kukeketwa.
    2. Ni vizuri msichana anayekeketwa akubali kabla ya kukeketwa.
    3. Ukeketaji haufai kufanyika wakati shule hazijafungwa.
    4. Ni vyema kufuata na kuheshimu sheria zilizowekwa na serikali.
  9. Mwandishi alikuwa amefanya kazi kwa muda gani kabla ya Mzee Saidia kuanza kuugua?
    1. kumi na mitano
    2. kumi
    3. mitano
    4. karibu kumi na mitano
  10. Methali zifuatazo zinaweza kujumuisha ujumbe katika kifungu isipokuwa;
    1. Wema hauozi.
    2. Mla nawe hafi nawe ila mzaliwa nawe. 
    3. Baada ya dhiki faraja.
    4. Dau la mnyonge huendeshwa na Mungu.

MARKING SCHEME

  1. A
  2. D
  3. C
  4. A
  5. C
  6. D
  7. B
  8. B
  9. A
  10. B
  11. D
  12. A
  13. B
  14. C
  15. D
  16. B
  17. A
  18. B
  19. D
  20. A
  21. B
  22. C
  23. D
  24. B
  25. D
  26. D
  27. B
  28. A
  29. B
  30. B
  31. B
  32. A
  33. B
  34. C
  35. A
  36. B
  37. A
  38. B
  39. B
  40. D
  41. A
  42. A
  43. D
  44. B
  45. A
  46. D
  47. A
  48. D
  49. A
  50. C

 

24
January

QUESTIONS  

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best answer from the choices given.

Forgiveness is a virtue but the way people ___1____it is quite relative. Many people think that certain actions are ___2___ while others are not. Some people ___3___ that forgiveness encourages the wrongdoer to repeat ill ___4___. Forgiveness is subjective and the act of forgiveness can have many meanings. Acceptance of apology may be forgiveness for some, while helping the other ___5___offended you to get out of the habit of ill-treatment may be a way for others.

We all make mistakes. So when we learn to forgive others, we can also ___6___forgiveness when we commit follies. Also if we ___7___ forgive others, we also learn to forgive ourselves in situations of self-guilt. Thus the virtue of forgiveness helps us ___8___ out of the feeling of self-blame. If we fail to forgive ourselves in time, we often end up realizing that others had forgiven us long back, but we kept feeling bad ___9___ ourselves all this time.

Forgiveness helps us feel light and helps us get ___10___ of hard feelings that occupy our mind, heart and ___11___ away our peace of mind. Forgiveness is a way to self-fulfillment, ___12___ people who can readily forgive others are more responsible and satisfied inside than those who keep grudges ___13___ others and develop feelings of enmity. The feeling of anguish only results in arguments, fights, mistreatment and war ___14___ cases. Those who forgive ___15___ in creating positive energy on this planet.

  1.  
    1. perceive
    2. imagine
    3. think
    4. consider
  2.  
    1. defensible
    2. forgivable
    3. inexcusable
    4. imaginable
  3.  
    1. reason
    2. think
    3. reflect
    4. consider
  4.  
    1. actions
    2. activities
    3. engagements
    4. deeds
  5.  
    1. whom
    2. who
    3. whose
    4. which
  6.  
    1. pursue
    2. strive
    3. seek
    4. try
  7.  
    1. can
    2. would
    3. might
    4. could
  8.  
    1. derive
    2. originate
    3. initiate
    4. come
  9.  
    1. on
    2. in
    3. about
    4. over
  10.  
    1. free
    2. clear
    3. rid
    4. liberate
  11.  
    1. eat
    2. delete
    3. eaten
    4. rid
  12.  
    1. however
    2. also
    3. moreover
    4. besides
  13.  
    1. for
    2. on
    3. against
    4. towards
  14.  
    1. confident
    2. variety
    3. certain
    4. assured
  15.  
    1. support
    2. help
    3. benefit
    4. comfort

For questions 16 and 17, choose the alternative that means the same as the underlined sentence.

  1. Should you come late, you may find all the gates locked.
    1. When you come late, it is likely that you will find all the gates locked. 
    2. If you come late, you will find all the gates locked.
    3. When you come late, you will find all the gates locked.
    4. If you come late, it is likely you will find all the gates locked.
  2. There was hardly any food in the plate.
    1. There was a lot of food in the plate. 
    2. There was very little food in the plate.
    3. There was some food in the plate.
    4. There was no food in the plate.

For questions 18 to 20, choose the alternative that best fits in the blank space.

  1. Mr. Chege sold ten crates of oranges ___________________ were rotten.
    1. most of whom
    2. of which most
    3. most of which
    4. which of most
  2. Mitchelle, along with several other girls, __________________ to the show
    1.  is going
    2. are going
    3. have gone
    4. were going
  3. If I had time, I ____________________ visit him.
    1. could
    2. might
    3. should
    4. would

For questions 21 and 22, choose the best arrangement of the given sentences to make a sensible paragraph.

  1.  
    1. People with diabetes are advised to eatspecial diet that will either increase or reduce the sugar level.
    2. In one, there is excess sugar in the bloodstream while in the other there isn't enough.
    3. The disease appears in two different forms.
    4. Diabetes has become a serious world problem.
      1. (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)
      2. (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)
      3. (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
      4. (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)
  2.  
    1. In fact, one does not need a passport to travel within the region.
    2. Travelling in East Africa region has never been easier.
    3. Since the signing of the common Market Treaty restrictions on travel have been lifted.
    4. All one needs are proper national identification papers.
      1.  (ii) (i) (iii) (iv) 
      2. (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
      3. (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
      4. (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

For each of the questions 23 to 25 select the best alternative to fill in the blank space.   

  1. When My sister fell sick, she ______________________ in bed for three weeks.
    1. lay
    2. lied
    3. laid
    4. lain
  2. You ___________________ participate in the race if you don't feel like.
    1. can't
    2. shouldn't
    3. needn't
    4. mustn't
  3. The goalkeeper ____________________ his leg in the match.
    1. injured
    2. damaged
    3. wounded
    4. hurt

Read the passage below and answer questions 26 to 38.   

Whether you are the best pupil in class or not, no matter how hardworking or bright you are, you are bound to miss class one day. The likelihood is that it will be more than one day; it is inevitable. Emergencies, illness, bereavement and a desire to sleep on are some of the reasons pupils abscond classes.

When you miss class because of your irresponsibility, you ought to look closely at your priorities and obligations because you are responsible for your future. So, what happens when you miss a lesson? Will you just walk into the next class and continue as
usual?

If you miss one lesson, it means you have missed out a section of the syllabus. You therefore need to be at par with your classmates. Some of the practices to help you get completely up to speed for your next class when you miss class include: You need to understand that some teachers take offence at absences. Unless you were gravely ill or lost a close relative, they may never want to listen to your explanations. Others will allow you to miss even if it is just a mild flu. Whichever category your teacher falls, do not take it personally. Every teacher wants their pupils to perform well. Determine where your teacher stands and let that dictate how you handle such circumstances.

Tell your teacher or have a close relative inform them that you will not be attending their classes. This will convince the teacher that indeed you have a problem. You could also inform the class prefect or classmate to inform your teacher about your absence.

If you have been given an assignment prior to your absence and you had completed it, ensure it gets to your teacher even as you are away. When you eventually come back to class, it would be rude for you to ask if you missed anything important. Every teacher knows and feels that their class is important. Get hold of notes that were taken while you were away, ask questions and clarification for the information you did not understand.

Find out from the other pupils what they did while you were absent and request them to share their notes. Do not just read one student's notes; get them from different students since some students tend to miss out some points. This way, you will get the complete picture of what had happened in class. You could also request your teachers for one-on- one session with them during free time so that they take you through the lesson you missed.

  1. Which of the following statements is true according to the first paragraph?
    1. There are reasons why student miss classes.
    2. Disciplined, bright and hardworking pupils often miss classes.
    3. The desire to sleep on is the reason why students miss classes.
    4. You can only miss class for a day.
  2. The word 'inevitable' shows that missing classes
    1. can be a hard task.
    2. require valid reasons.
    3. cannot be avoided completely.
    4. is caused by emergencies.
  3. Which of the following is not given as a reason why pupils miss classes?
    1. Famine.
    2. Sickness.
    3. Death of a loved one.
    4. Emergencies.
  4. The writer reminds the lazy and irresponsible pupils that
    1. they are the makers of their own destiny.
    2. their future is not defined.
    3. they have no future.
    4. they will be responsible in future.
  5. When one misses a class, they should
    1. continue with the next class.
    2. ask the teacher for the syllabus.
    3. not take teachers personally 
    4. let the teacher know of their absence through someone.
  6. From the writers description of the nature of teachers, we can say that
    1. teachers are very strict. 
    2. teachers take issues differently. 
    3. according to teachers, flu is not an illness.
    4. teachers don't stand at the same place.
  7. The phrase take offence means
    1. get annoyed.
    2. offend absentees.
    3. annoy absentees.
    4. they don't allow absenteeism.
  8. The primary school course is guided by 
    1. the timetable. 
    2. the bell
    3. the syllabus.
    4. teachers.
  9. The word mild has been used in the passage. Its opposite could be
    1. slight
    2. severe 
    3. light 
    4. hot
  10. Who is the best person to inform your teacher about your absence?
    1. Classmate.
    2. Prefect.
    3. Friend.
    4. Parent.
  11. Which of the following is not expected of an absentee?
    1. Asking if the others learnt anything important.
    2. Informing the teacher of his/her absence.
    3. Handing in assignments given.
    4. Finding out what the others did while they were away.
  12. Why is it not advisable to rely on one student's notes?
    1. Students are not very keen.
    2. You might miss out some information.
    3. It enables you to get a complete picture of the other students.
    4. Students prefer not to share all the information attained.
  13. From the passage, we can conclude that
    1. missing classes is not allowed in institutions.
    2. students who miss classes are the best performers.
    3. one should ask for permission before missing school.
    4. when a student misses classes, they have to follow and catch up with the rest

Read the passage below and answer questions 39 to 50.

Research has shown that students who are involved in co-curricular programs tend to achieve better results in academic work as opposed to the usual 'bookworms'. They know how to strike a balance between academics and co-curricular activities. They utilize time they have at their disposal and make the most of it. They show great interest in their academics and go an extra mile to show their prowess. It is also important to note that students taking part in co-curricular activities stand a chance to join better secondary schools and colleges.

Co-curricular activities make learners both creative and innovative. They stimulate the learner's interest and desires to find new ways of solving the many challenges that come their way. These learners also relate well with other people. They know how to make and keep friends

Co-curricular activities help the learners remain fit and refresh their mind. Such learners are unlikely to suffer from lifestyle diseases or even subjected to intense stress. It also keep students away from harmful habits like drugs, crime and immorality. Learners who are active in co-curricular activities are occupied at all times and have no time to think of destructive behavior.

Parents should encourage their children to be active in co-curricular activities. Education is a broad concept that goes beyond the confinement of a classroom. The principle aim of education is to bring about an all-round development of a child. This implies that a child has to develop physically, intellectually, morally and socially. To fulfil, these objectives, there is a prime need of striking a balance between syllabus work and co- curricular activities. It is pointless for a child to get A's in academics yet he is physically unfit and can hardly get along with the society at large.

Co-curricular activities are activities which take place outside a typical pen and pencil classroom environment. They give pupils an opportunity to develop particular skills and exploit their non-academic abilities. Some of these activities help learners in numerous ways. As a matter of fact, they complement the academic work. They refresh pupils' minds and make them ready for lessons.

Children who take part in co-curricular activities are more confident than those who do not. They can express themselves before a crowd with ease. Besides, they develop the spirit of competition and understand that one does not have to win all the time for him to be considered a victor. They also recognize the significance of team work in a competition. They learn to trust their teammates and value their contribution towards the well-being of the group. Such learners develop trust in the team and not their own contributions only.

  1. From the first sentence, it is correct to say that
    1. education is incomplete without co- curricular activities.
    2.  it is unlikely for education to take place outside the classroom.
    3. education is too complex for all people to understand.
    4. education takes place both inside and outside the classroom.
  2. The word prowess has been used in the passage to mean
    1. success.
    2. strength.
    3. compassion.
    4. talent.
  3. In order to be all round, a learner is required to
    1. prioritise on academic work.
    2. engage entirely in co-curricular activities.
    3. be involved in both academic work and co-curricular activities.
    4. be a bookworm
  4. People who can relate well with others in the society are best described as
    1. physically fit.
    2. socially fit.
    3. intellectually stable.
    4. emotionally stable.
  5. Which statement is true according to the passage?
    1. All learners are academically talented.
    2. Learners always have similar interests.
    3. Some co-curricular activities are optional for the learners.
    4. Co-curricular activities hinder students from concentrating in academic work.
  6. A learner who is confident
    1. can talk freely before many people.
    2. has interest in academic activities.
    3. does not need to take part in co- curricular activities.
    4. spends more time studying.
  7. Which one of the following is true about competition? It
    1. mostly calls for individual effort.
    2. enables learners to get high marks in school.
    3. is always good for a participant to win all the time.
    4. can result in a loss or a win.
  8. How do teammates help in a competition? They
    1. work as individuals to win.
    2. help one another to succeed.
    3. recognize the efforts of the team members.
    4. challenge one another to be alot more focused in class work.
  9. What enables learners to do well in both academic work and co-curricular activities? They
    1. are naturally clever.
    2. have talents in co-curricular activities.
    3. manage their time well.
    4. spend extra time studying as opposed to other learners.
  10. A learner is considered creative if he or she
    1. has desires to take part in many co- curricular activities.
    2. is more confident than other learners 
    3. develops interest in academic work.
    4. tries to find new ideas.
  11. Learners usually engages in harmful habits because they
    1. are idle.
    2. cannot excel in academic work.
    3. have no time to engage in co- curricular activities.
    4. are under stress.
  12. The best title for the above passage is
    1. Talents.
    2. Parents should participate in co- curricular activities.
    3. Co-curricular activities and academic work.
    4. Importance of co-curricular activities.

MARKING SCHEME

  1. A
  2. B
  3. B
  4. D
  5. B
  6. C
  7. A
  8. D
  9. C
  10. C
  11. A
  12. C
  13. B
  14. C
  15. B
  16. D
  17. B
  18. C
  19. A
  20. D
  21. C
  22. B
  23. A
  24. C
  25. A
  26. A
  27. C
  28. A
  29. A
  30. D
  31. B
  32. A
  33. C
  34. B
  35. D
  36. A
  37. B
  38. D
  39. D
  40. A
  41. C
  42. B
  43. C
  44. A
  45. D
  46. B
  47. C
  48. D
  49. A
  50. D
24
January

QUESTIONS

  1. What is the sum off 97036 and 523850 written in words?
    1. Six hundred and ten thousand eight hundred and eighty six
    2. Five hundred and thirty thousand eight hundred and eighty six
    3. Six hundred and twenty thousand eight hundred and eighty six
    4. Six hundred and thirty thousand eighty hundred and eighty six
  2. Round off 287985 to the nearest hundred thousands
    1. 200000
    2. 300 000
    3. 280 000
    4. 290 000
  3. Which one of the following numbers is divisible by 11
    1. 26931
    2. 37245
    3. 549264
    4. 983455
  4. The area of a square is 676cm2. What is the distance round it twice?
    1. 104cm
    2. 208cm
    3. 52cm
    4. 204crn
  5. What is the difference between the total value of digit '5 and the total value of digit 6 in the number 756390?
    1. 44 000
    2. 440
    3. 4400
    4. 44
  6. Calculate the area of the shaded parts in the figure below?
    mathsT1O2023C8Q6
    1. 25cm2
    2. 50cm2
    3. 62cm2
    4. 56cm2
  7. A man withdrew half a million shillings from hirs bank account. He spent half of it to build a house and 2/5 of the remainder to pay school fees for his children. How much money was he left with?
    1. sh. 100000
    2. sh. 200000
    3. sh. 150000
    4. sh. 50000
  8. Work out:
    84 +12 − 108 ÷ 9 + 7 x 6
    1. 37
    2. 42
    3. 47
    4. 32
  9. Work out (5 ÷ 3¾) x 11/8
    1. 2/3
    2. 3
    3. 11/3
  10. The diameter of a circular wheel is 0.7m. How many revolutions will I have to make to cover 44km?
    1. 200000
    2. 20000
    3. 2000
    4. 200
  11. What is the next fraction in the sequence?
    1, 1¾, 2½, 3¼, _____
    1. 4
  12. If p= 5, t = 4 and r = 2. What is half the value of t(p − r) + 2(3t + p)
    1. 46
    2. 28
    3. 14
    4. 23
  13. The scale of a map reads 1: 10000. What is the drawing length of a section of road which is 12km long?
    1. 1.2cm
    2. 0.12cm
    3. 12cm
    4. 120cm
  14. What is the distance round the figure drawn below?
    mathsT1O2023C8Q14
    1. 44m
    2. 77m
    3. 33m
    4. 84m
  15. The length of a rectangle is 72cm. It is three times longer than the width. Calculate the perimeter of the rectangle.
    1. 96cm
    2. 192cm
    3. 216cm
    4. 596cm
  16. The longest side of a right angled triangle is 13cm. One of the shorter sides measures 5cm. What is its area?
    1. 30cm2
    2. 65cm2
    3. 60cm2
    4. 32.5cm2
  17. What is the total value of 5 after working out 7 ÷ 8
    1. Thousandths
    2. Ones
    3. 0.005
    4. 0.05
  18. The figure below represents Mr. Oluoch's piece of land.
    mathsT1O2023C8Q18
    What is the area of the plot in hectares?
    1. 0.63ha
    2. 0.84ha
    3. 63ha
    4. 84ha
  19. A man is three times older than his son. The sum of their ages is 48 years How old is the son?
    1. 16 years
    2. 12 years
    3. 24 years
    4. 8 years
  20. Construct triangle MNP such that line MN= NP = 6.5cm. Angle MNP 70°. Drav a circle touching the vertices of the triangle. What is the diameter of the circle
    1. 7.0cm
    2. 4.0cm
    3. 3.5cm
    4. 8.0cm
  21. A text book was sold for sh. 675. The trader made a profit of 25%. At what price had he bought it?
    1. Sh. 168.75
    2. Sh. 506.25
    3. Sh. 540
    4. Sh. 510.00
  22. Two brothers shared 40 hectares piece of land in the ratio 3:5. The elder brother got the bigger share. How many hectares of land did the younger brother get?
    1. 32ha
    2. 15ha
    3. 18ha
    4. 25ha
  23. A businessman bought three - 50kg bags of rice. She packed it into 750g packets. How many packets did she obtain?
    1. 200
    2. 5
    3. 2000
    4. 50
  24. A cylindrical tank has a diameter of 10m. Its height is 7m. How many litres of water can it hold when half full?
    1. 275L
    2. 275 000L
    3. 550L
    4. 550 000L
  25. A closed cuboid has a square base whose length is 10cm. Its height is 15cm. Calculate its surface area.
    1. 500cm2
    2. 150cm2
    3. 800cm2
    4. 1500cm2
  26. A woman bought ½kg of onions at sh. 90 per kg. A-2kg packet of wheat flour at sh. 140 per packet. Three - 2kg packets of maize flour at sh. 90 per packet and ¾kg of tomatoes @sh. 100. She paid for the items using Two-sh.500 notes. How much balance did she receive?
    1. Sh. 555.00
    2. Sh. 450.00
    3. Sh. 445.00
    4. Sh. 400.00
  27. Abdalla left Ukasi at 10.25a.m. After travelling for 3 hours, he stopped at Mwingi where he rested for 45 mins. It took him 21/3 hrs to travel from Mwingi to Nairobi. At what time in 24hrs clock system did he arrive at Nairobi?
    1. 430hrs
    2. 1545hrs
    3. 0430hrs
    4. 1630hrs
  28. A woman spent a quarter of her salary to buy household goods and a sixth to pay her rent the rest was used to pay rent. The rest was used to pay school fees for her children. What fraction of her her salary did he spend on school fees?
    1. 5/7
    2. 7/12
    3. 5/12
    4. 7/24
  29. A carpenter cut the piece of wood drawn below from a cylindrical log.
    mathsT1O2023C8Q29
    What is its volume in cubic centimetres?
    1. 330cm3
    2. 693cm3
    3. 6930cm3
    4. 660cm3
  30. A square plot whose area is 12¼m2 was fenced round using 4 strands of barbed wire. What was the length of wire used?
    1. 3.5m
    2. 14.0m
    3. 56.0m
    4. 21.0m
  31. In the year 2019, Jimmy's crop yield increased in the ratio 8:5. His yield in the year 2018 was 400 bags. How many bags of the crop did he harvest in the year 2019?
    1. 640
    2. 600
    3. 250
    4. 560
  32. To travel a distance of 72km, a lorry took 2 hours. What was its average speed in m/s?
    1. 20m/s
    2. 30m/s
    3. 36m/s
    4. 10m/s
  33. The table below shows charges for interstate money orders.
    value of order in (sh)    Commissions charge in (sh) 
     301 - 500
     501 - 700
     701 - 1000
     1001 - 2000
     2001 - 3000
     3001 - 5000
     5001 - 7000
     7001 - 10,000
     10,001 - 15,000
     15,001 - 20,000
     20,001 - 30,000
      80.00
     120.00
     170.00
     200.00
     250.00
     320.00
     390.00
     480.00
     580.00
     600.00
     850.00
    Nandwa bought two money orders, one worth sh. 7500 and the other worth sh. 17000. How much money did she pay altogether?
    1. Sh. 24,500
    2. Sh. 1080
    3. sh. 25350
    4. Sh. 25580
  34. 3 taps running at the same rate can fill a tank in 15 hours. How long will 5 taps take to fill the same tank?
    1. 25 hrs
    2. 9 hrs
    3. 10 hrs
    4. 6 hrs
  35. In the figure below line AB is parallel to line EC. Angle ABC = 73° and angle CED=62°.
    mathsT1O2023C8Q35
    What is the size of angle BAD
    1. 45°
    2. 73°
    3. 1080
    4. 62°
  36. Simplify 2(x+3) + ½(6x+2)
    1. 5x + 5
    2. x + 7
    3. 5x + 7
    4. 5x − 7
  37. Akinyi bought 50kg of tomatoes for sh. 1600. 10kg got spoilt on her way to the market. She sold the remaining tomatoes at sh. 50 per kg. What was her percentage profit?
    1. 25%
    2. 10%
    3. 20%
    4. 15%
  38. What is the place value of digit 3 after working out 78.3721 − 4.2370
    1. Tenths
    2. Hundredths
    3. Thousandths
    4. Ones
  39. Cherono paid sh. 4200 for a suit after getting a discount of 30%. What was its marked price?
    1. sh. 7000
    2. sh. 1260
    3. sh. 6000
    4. sh. 5460
  40. Solve the value of y in the equation 1/3(6y−18) + 2(y+5) = 28
    1. 8
    2. 6
    3. 3
    4. 11
  41. The pie-chart below shows the number of learners who chose class representative. There were 4 pupils who had volunteered to be a class representative.
    mathsT1O2023C8Q41
    If there were 60 learners in the class. How many pupils chose Samson as their class representative?
    1. 25
    2. 10
    3. 5
    4. 15
  42. Micky received sh. 12500 as commission. This represented 5% of the value of goods sold. Calculate the value of goods sold?
    1. Sh. 25000
    2. Sh. 10000
    3. Sh. 100000
    4. Sh. 250000
  43. The mass of bag of maize decreased by 10% each week. At the beginning of the first week the mass of a bag of maize was 100kg. What was its mass by the end of the of the second week?
    1. 80kg
    2. 90kg
    3. 81kg
    4. 79kg
  44. A man is 2x years old. His son is 24 years younger. While his wife is 3y years old. Write an expression to show the sum of their ages
    1. 2x − 24 + 3y
    2. 4x − 24+ 3y
    3. 4x + 24+ 3y
    4. 4x + 3y
  45. The average mass of 6 boys is 42kg. Four of them weighs 34kg, 41kg, 47kg and 40kg. What is the average mass of the remaining two boys?
    1. 90kg
    2. 55kg
    3. 44kg
    4. 45kg
  46. The cash price of a DVD player is sh. 7200. Jamia bought it on hire purchase terms by paying a deposit of sh. 4500. He then paid monthly instalment of sh. 1200 for 4 months. By how much was the hire purchase price more than the cash price?
    1. Sh. 11000
    2. Sh. 2100
    3. Sh. 12000
    4. Sh. 2200
  47. Class 8 pupils at Investors Primary School made a cuboid using sticks as shown below.
    mathsT1O2023C8Q47
    What was the total length of the sticks used?
    1. 39cm
    2. 78cm
    3. 156cm
    4. 1944cm
  48. Twelve families shared 480L of cooking oil among themselves. How many decilitres did each family receive?
    1. 4
    2. 4000
    3. 40
    4. 400
  49. Three buses, four nissan matatus and twelve personal cars were used to transport people to wedding ceremony. The cars accommodated 4 passengers, The Nissan matatu could carry 14 passengers while the buses were 52 seaters each. If all the vehicles were filled to capacity, how many passengers did the vehicles carry altogether?
    1. 216
    2. 260
    3. 78
    4. 261
  50. The travel graph below shows a journey followed by a bus travelling from Peto to Ijal
    mathsT1O2023C8Q50
    What was the average speed for the whole journey?
    1. 64km/h
    2. 60km/h
    3. 531/3km/h
    4. 532/3km/h

MARKING SCHEME

  1. C
  2. B
  3. D
  4. B
  5. A
  6. B
  7. C
  8. A
  9. V
  10. B
  11. B
  12. D
  13. D
  14. D
  15. B
  16. A
  17. C
  18. A
  19. B
  20. D
  21. C
  22. B
  23. A
  24. B
  25. C
  26. C
  27. D
  28. B
  29. C
  30. C
  31. A
  32. D
  33. D
  34. B
  35. D
  36. C
  37. A
  38. B
  39. C
  40. B
  41. A
  42. D
  43. C
  44. B
  45. D
  46. B
  47. C
  48. D
  49. B
  50. A
08
September
  1. Which one of the following is not a way of controlling internal parasites?
    1. Spraying,
    2. Proper sanitation.
    3. Deworming.
    4. Cooking food properly.
  2. Which of the following components of blood is the most abundant? 
    1. Platelets 
    2. White blood cells. 
    3. Plasma.
    4. Red blood cells
  3. The part of the breathing system where carbon dioxide is taken from the blood is the 
    1. nose
    2. windpipe.
    3. branchus.
    4. alveolus.
  4. The diagram below represents a maize flower
    C7ET22022sciset2Q4
    The part labelled Pabove is made up of
    1. anthers and filament.
    2. filament and stamen.
    3. stigma and anthers.
    4. styles and stigmas.
  5. Which of the following foods given to a child suffering from me 
    1. Balanced diet. 
    2. Vitamins 
    3. Proteins.
    4. Mineral salts.
  6. Below are characteristics of a certain animal;.
    1. It breathes through lungs.
    2. It lays eggs.
    3. its body is covered with scales. .
    4. Its body temperature varies with the of the surrounding.  
      Which of the following animals cannot be put in the same group with the animal having the characteristics above?
      1. Snake.
      2. Crocodile.
      3. Gecko.
      4. Toad. 
  7. The diagram below represents a plant 
    C7ET22022sciset2Q7
    Which one of the following plants does not store food in the same place as the plant drawn above?
    1. Sugarcane. 
    2. Irish potato.
    3. Arrowroot
    4. Ginger.
  8. Which one of the following statements is true about all amphibians? They 
    1. lay eggs on the land near water.
    2. have constant body temperature.
    3. have scales on their bodies. 
    4. have soft moist bodies.
  9. The liquid part of blood mainly
    1. transports digested food.
    2. transports oxygen around the body parts.
    3. stops bleeding after injuries.
    4. fights disease causing germs.
  10. Which one of the following livestock parasites does not affect the internal organs of an animal?
    1. Liverflukes.
    2. Fleas.
    3. Roundworms.
    4. Lungworms 
  11. Which one of the following physical changes during adolescence is correctly matched?
                    Boys                                   Girls  
    1. Broadening of hips                 growth of beards
    2. Wet dreams                            voice breaks
    3. Growth of beards                    menstrual flow
    4. Broadening of shoulders         production of sperms 
  12. For good health, one requires
    1. cleanliness and smoking.
    2. food and alcohol.
    3. sleep and drugs.
    4. sleep and exercise.
  13. Which of the following groups of materials are all insulators?
    1. Copper, plastic, wood. 
    2. Aluminium, plastic, glass.
    3. Glass, wood, plastic.
    4. Aluminium, silver, copper.
  14. Which one of the following is not a source of current electricity? 
    1. Dry cells.
    2. Electric cookers. 
    3. Solar panels.
    4. Geothermal station.
  15. The best way of staying away from drug abuse is by
    1. following parental advice. 
    2. imitating peer's behaviour. 
    3. trying to find out the effect.
    4. using legal drugs only.
  16. The following is a description of a certain method of food preservation:
    1. Dehydrates food.
    2. Kills germs. 
    3. Eliminates bad smell in faadi
    4. Common in both rural and urban areas.
      The method described above is
      1. refrigeration.
      2. sun drying.
      3. use of honey.
      4. freezing.
  17. All the following immunisable diseases in infants are vaccinated against at six, ten and fourteen weeks. Which one is not?
    1. Diptheria. 
    2. Pertusis. 
    3. Tetanus.
    4. Tuberculosis. 
  18. Revolution is the movement of the
    1. moon round the sun
    2. sun round the moon
    3. earth round the sun
    4. sun round the earth 
  19. The diagram below represents a man warming himself by the fire.
    C7ET22022sciset2Q19
    Which one of the following shows how heat reaches the hands and the legs respectively? 
    1. Conduction, radiation 
    2. Radiation, conduction
    3. Convection, conduction
    4. Convection, radiation
  20. Which one of the following practices involves conservation of water by re using?
    1. Use of drip irrigation.
    2. Flushing toilets with water that has been used for rinsing clothes. 
    3. Storage of water for use in case of shortage.
    4. Collecting rain water from the roof of a house 
  21. Vibrating objects produce
    1. sound
    2. light
    3. heat
    4. force
  22. Which of the following statements is true about nimbus clouds?
    1. Are irregularly shaped.
    2. Appear in hot afternoon. 
    3. Are dome-shaped on top. 
    4. Are found high in the sky.
  23. Which of the following is not a type of a force?
    1. Gravitational pull.
    2. Weight
    3. Pressure.
    4. Friction.
  24. Which one of the following is a characteristic of wind pollinated flowers?
    1. Large in size
    2. Stigma bangs outside the flower
    3. Few heavy pollen grains
    4. Small anthers firmly attached to the filament.
  25. A pupil hanged her clothes on a clothline and noticed that it took long for them to dry. The weather was most likely to be
    1. cold and calm.
    2. cold and windy. 
    3. dry and cold. 
    4. hot and windy.
  26. Which one of the following body structure in the table below is not correctly matched with it function?
               Structure                     Function 
    1. Mouth                           food broken into small particles.
    2. Liver                             produces digestive juice.
    3. Large intestines           absorbs water and mineral salts
    4. Small intestines           stores undigested food 
  27. To measure force, we neea:
    1. beam balance.
    2. weighing balance.
    3. see-saw.
    4. spring balance. 
  28. What would happen if two wooden blocks weighing 10kg and 1kg respectively were to  be dropped from a height of 2m at the same time? They would
    1. break into pieces.
    2. reach the ground at the same time.
    3. add weight to air
    4. float in the air.
  29. Three of the diagrams below can be used to made use of in a periscope except 
    1. formation of images.
    2. reflection of light.
    3. obstruction of light to form shadows
    4. bouncing off of light.
  30. Which one of the following consists of only female parts of a power?
    1. Filament, anthers, style. Function
    2. Stigma, ovules, petals. food broken into
    3. Style, ovary, sepals. small particles.
    4. Stigma, ovary, style, produces digestive juice.
  31. Hookworms are not mally found in
    1. cattle and pigs.
    2. sheep and goats.
    3. pigs and poultry.
    4. sheep and cattle.
  32. Faeces and decaying animal and plant matter
    1. destroy crops.
    2. make the soil poor for cultivation.
    3. add humus to the soil.
    4. are of no importance to the soil.
  33. Which one of the following farm animals is correctly matched with its products?
    1. Goat -  mutton, skin, milk
    2. Sheep - hide, wool, milk
    3. Cow - milk, mohair, skin
    4. Pig - pork, cheese, skin
  34. Three of the following aspects of light ars Which one does not?
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  35. Which one of the following is the smallest and largest planet respectively?
    1. Mercury and Jupiter
    2. Mercury and Neptune. 
    3. Jupiter and Venus.
    4. Saturn and Jupiter. 
  36. Which one of the following component of the environment is the most polluted?
    1. Water
    2. Air
    3. Plants
    4. Soil 
  37. Which one of the following is an artificial  method of lighting a house?
    1. Windows
    2. Translúscent roofs
    3. Large doors
    4. Bulbs and use of H. E. P electricity. 
  38. Which one of the following scientific statements on properties of matter is 
    1. Liquids have definite volume.
    2. Gases have no definite mass.
    3. Liquids have definite mess. 
    4. Solid have definite size and volume.
  39. The convection box below was set up and used by class 5 pupils to demonstrate convection of heat in air.
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    If the candle was placed at the point marked X, at what point did the pupils put the smoldering rag to produce better results?
    1. 3
    2. 2
    3. 1
    4. 4
  40. Drainage, capillarity and aeration in soil all depend on
    1. the slopiness of land.
    2. proportional composition of the soil.
    3. colour and organic matter in the soil.
    4. type of mineral available in the soil.
  41. In which one of the following processes is carbon dioxide not used?
    1. Germination.
    2. Making plant food.
    3. Putting out fire.
    4. Preservation of soft drinks.
  42. The following are ways of maintainig tools except 
    1. repairing broken tools.
    2. improper use of tools.
    3. sharpening cutting tools.
    4. cleaning tools after use.
  43. Which of the following is false about arteries?
    1. They have big valves,
    2. Blood is under high pressure
    3. Have pulse.
    4. Have thick walls. 
  44. Below is an illustration of changes of states of matter.
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    Which arrow shows the process that occur as a result of decrease in temperature?
    1. (iii), (iv)
    2. (ii), (iii)
    3. (i), (ii)
    4. (i), (iv) 
  45. Which of the following vaccine is administered thrice to infants through injection?
    1. Oral polio
    2. B.C.G vaccine
    3. DPT vaccine
    4. Anti-measles.
  46. Which one of the following is not a use of medicines?
    1. Causing diseases. 
    2. Relieving pain.
    3. Curing known diseases:
    4. Preventing diseases.
  47. Which pair of foods are the main sources of protective foods?
    1. Meat and eggs.
    2. Cereals and legumes.
    3. Yams and cassava
    4. Fruits and vegetables.
  48. Which one of the following is the best method of transporting water over a long distance?
    1. Cans
    2. Animals
    3. Pipes
    4. Tankers
  49. Which material below is not needed when  investigating the presence of air in soil?
    1. Water
    2. Candle
    3. Container
    4. Dry soil 
  50. Which one of the following is not a use of heat energy?
    1. Cooking food 
    2. Warming our bodies
    3. Drying clothes
    4. Seeing clearly 

MARKING SCHEME

  1. A
  2. C
  3. D
  4. D
  5. A
  6. D
  7. C
  8. D
  9. A
  10. B
  11. C
  12. D
  13. C
  14. D
  15. A
  16. D
  17. D
  18. C
  19. D
  20. B
  21. A
  22. A
  23. D
  24. B
  25. A
  26. D
  27. D
  28. B
  29. C
  30. D
  31. D
  32. C
  33. A
  34. D
  35. A
  36. B
  37. D
  38. A
  39. B
  40. B
  41. A
  42. B
  43. A
  44. B
  45. C
  46. A
  47. D
  48. C
  49. B
  50. D