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Social Studies and Religious Education Questions and Answers - KCPE 2023 Prediction Papers Set 3

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Study the map of Kute area and answer questions 1-7.

  1. The land in Kute area rises towards
    1. south west
    2. south east
    3. north west
    4. north east.
  2. What is the approximate area of the ranch?
    1. 7.26km2
    2. 3.6km2
    3. 4.8km2
    4. 12km2
  3. The climate of the south western part of Kute area is likely to be
    1. cool and wet
    2. hot and dry
    3. hot and wet
    4. cool and dry.
  4. Kutwe town serves all the following functions except
    1. religion
    2. security
    3. administration
    4. recreation.
  5. The following economic activities are carried out the Kute area except
    1. fishing 
    2. trading
    3. farming
    4. communication.
  6. Most settlements in Kute area are mainly influenced by
    1. drainage
    2. transport
    3. economic activities
    4. drainage.
  7. Kute area is likely to be administered by
    1. a chief
    2. a governor
    3. Assisstant County Commissioner (ACC)
    4. Deputy County Commissioner (DCC).
  8. Countries of southern Africa experiences longer hours of daylight than darkness during the month of
    1. December to February
    2. August to September
    3. June to August
    4. March to May.
  9. Below are statements describing some activities of the early horminid.
    1. lived in small groups
    2. walked on two limbs in upright posture
    3. lived in caves
    4. practised painting in caves
    5. remains were discovered at Olduvai Gorge, Koobi Fora and Ollergessasillie
      Which one of the following early human beings is associated with the above activities?
      1. Homosapiens
      2. Homohabies
      3. Homoerectus
      4. Homosapiens
  10. The diagram below shows a weather measuring instrument.
    The weather above is used to measure
    1. air water
    2. atmospheric pressure
    3. air temperature
    4. humidity.
  11. In traditional African societies, one of the functions of the clan was to
    1. settle dispute
    2. foretell the future
    3. defend the community
    4. train warriors.
  12. The time in Kigali 32°E is 2:24am. Find the time in Praia 26°W.
    1. 6:16am
    2. 10:32am
    3. 6:16pm
    4. 10:32pm
  13. Which one of the following communities belongs to the same language group in the same country?
    1. Iteso, Njemps, Nuer
    2. Anuak, Nuer, Acholi
    3. Njemps, Karamajong, Maasai
    4. Lugbara, Alur, Acholi
  14. Below are responsibilities of family members.
    1. building shelter
    2. respecting adults
    3. sharing family resources
    4. learning positive values
    5. helping in various family chores
    6. giving support and guidance 
      Which one of the following combinations consists of responsibilities of children?
      1. (i), (iii), (iv)
      2. (ii), (iii), (vi)
      3. (iv), (v), (vi)
      4. (ii), (iv), (v) 
  15. Which type of modern migration is likely  to lead to low agricultural output?
    1. Urban - rural
    2. Rural - urban
    3. Urban - urban
    4. Rural - rural
  16. The following mountains were formed in the same way except
    1. Atlas
    2. Ras Dashan
    3. Mt. Marsabit
    4. Mt. Nyiragongo
  17. The following are characteristics of a relief feature in Eastern Africa;
    1. Has some raised isolated features 
    2. Rises between 300m - 1000m above sea level
    3. It is generally a dry land 
    4. It is higher in Eastern Africa and lower in the Northern part of Africa
      The relief region described above is likely to be
      1. plateaus
      2. rift valley
      3. coastal lowlands
      4. highlands.
  18. Which one of the following statements describes the political organization of the Soninke during the pre-colonial period?
    1. They lived in grass thatched houses
    2. They were ruled by chiefs
    3. The king was assisted by a council of ministers
    4. Decisions were made through mutual consent.
  19. In order to enforce right behaviour in traditional African communities, people were supposed to
    1. attend ceremonies and festivals
    2. observe taboos
    3. attend rites of passage
    4. attend marriage and cleansing ceremonies.
  20. Which one of the following statements is true about settlement of communities in Eastern Africa during pre-colonial period?
    1. Development of self-reliance
    2. Spread of traditional religion
    3. Development of new languages 
    4. Introduction of cash crop farming
  21. Which one of the following is a traditional  form of education?
    1. Use of poems
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Use of pictures
    4. Apprenticeship
  22. In administering Congo, the Belgians used
    1. direct rule
    2. indirect rule
    3. paternalism
    4. association.
  23. Which one of the following statements is not true about traditional agriculture?
    1. Dependend on family labour 
    2. Farmers practised subsistence farming
    3. Farmers practised commercial farming 
    4. Farmers used simple tools
  24. The diagram below shows the formation of a lake in Africa.
    The lake marked X was formed through
    1. deposition
    2. erosion
    3. volcanicity
    4. earth movements
  25. Below statements describe an early visitor to Eastern Africa;
    1. he was a journalist
    2. came to Eastern Africa twice
    3. signed treaties with local leaders to welcome the Europeans
    4. confirmed that the source of the Nile was L. Victoria
      The early visitor described above is
      1. William Macknon
      2. H.M Stanley
      3. John Speke
      4. Dr. David Livingstone.
  26. The diagram below shows the formation of
    1. land breeze
    2. sea breeze
    3. relief rainfall
    4. convectional rainfall.
  27. The main problem facing forests in Kenya is
    1. forest fires
    2. attack by pests and diseases 
    3. increased population pressure
    4. destruction by wild animals.
  28. Below are statements about a mineral in Kenya;
    1. used in making cement
    2. used in hardening aluminium
    3. used in making non-sticky cooking pans
      The mineral described above is
      1. limestone
      2. diatomite
      3. flouspar
      4. marble.
  29. The Nile Valley in Egypt is sparsely populated. This is mainly because of
    1. flooding
    2. mining activities
    3. availability of water for irrigation 
    4. attack by wild animals.
  30. The following are characteristics of a certain type of soil.
    1. has medium sized particles
    2. medium water retention 
    3. well drained
    4. has high humus content
    5. the soil is fertile
      The type of soil described above is
      1. volcanic soil
      2. alluvial soil
      3. loam soil
      4. clay soil.
  31. Three of the following are importance of  the school routine except
    1.  maintains order in school
    2. encourages pupils to work hard
    3. maintains discipline
    4. encourage proper use of time.
  32. Which one of the following is the main reason why Mwea Tebere irrigation scheme was established? To
    1. reduce the problem of landlessness 
    2. grow rice
    3. increase food production
    4. promote cohension in the country.
  33. Which one of the following is not a way of managing rapid population growth? 
    1. Encouraging family planning
    2. Encouraging early marriages
    3. Discouraging some cultural practices like polygamy in the society
    4. Adopting a national population policy
  34. Which one of the road signs below is a mandatory sign.
  35. Below are functions of a town in Kenya; 
    1. it is a tourist centre
    2. it is a fishing town
    3. it is a mining town
    4. it is an administration town
      The town described above is
      1. Malindi
      2. Kisumu
      3. Nakuru
      4. Eldoret.
  36. Which one of the following statements is not true about fish farming in Japan?
    1. Most fish farms are found in the marine sheltered areas along the coast
    2. Japan is the leading producer of inland water fish in the world
    3. Fish is sold through co-operatives
    4. Fish farming is highly mechanized
  37. The main reason for the location of cement factory at Bamburi is
    1. availability of labour
    2. proximity to the market
    3. presence of limestone in the area
    4. availability of good means of transport.
  38. The major problem facing poultry farmers in Kenya is
    1. high cost of farm inputs
    2. lack of market
    3. pests and diseases
    4. fluctuating prices in the market.
  39. Which one of the following statements is true about the population of Kenya and Germany?
    1. The total population in Kenya is higher than that in Germany
    2. Life expectancy in Kenya is higher while in Germany is low
    3. Most of the people in Kenya live in rural areas while in Germany live in urban areas
    4. The number of children and adult is almost equal in Kenya and Germany
  40. The handing over of power ceremony among the Ameru was known as
    1. Ntiba
    2. Kiruka
    3. Ntuuko
    4. Njuri Ncheke.
  41. Who among the following leaders was a founde member of Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU)?
    1. Daniel Moi
    2. Oginga Odinga
    3. Jomo Kenyatta 
    4. James Gichuru

Study the map of Africa below and answer questions 42 - 45.

  1. The multi-purpose river project marked Q was mainly established to
    1. promote irrigation farming
    2. promote industrial development
    3. promote inland fishing
    4. promote water transport.
  2. The vegetation of the area marked P consists of
    1. umbrella-shaped trees
    2. hardwood only
    3. scrub vegetation in dry areas
    4. tall ever-green trees.
  3. The river marked S is
    1. Zambezi
    2. Limpopo
    3. Orange
    4. Cunene
  4. The country marked R was colonized by
    1. France
    2. Britain
    3. Portugal
    4. Belgium.
  5. The main cause of conflicts in schools is
    1. poor performance
    2. failure to obey school rules
    3. Absenteesm
    4. frequent dialogue between pupils and the school administration.
  6. Which one of the following groups of countries consists of members of IGAD?
    1. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
    2. Eritrea, Rwanda, Tanzania
    3. Djibouti, Burundi, Kenya
    4. Uganda, Somalia, Ethiopia
  7. The following are conditions that favour a growth of a certain crop in Africa;
    1. rainfall of between 650mm - 2500mm annually
    2. wide range of soils
    3. temperatures of between 18°c - 27°c
    4. dry spell before harvesting
      The crop described above is
      1. coffee
      2. maize
      3. bananas
      4. wheat.
  8. In 1957, eight Africans were elected to the legco to represent their regions. Which one is not correctly matched with their region?
    1. Tom Mboya - Nairobi
    2. Muindi James - Ukambani
    3. Lawrence Oguda - North Nyanza
    4. Benard Mate - Central
  9. Who among the following traditional leaders fought against European occupation in his territory?
    1. Mukite wa Nameme
    2. Kabaka Mutesa
    3. Waiyaki wa Hinga
    4. Lewanika
  10. Below is a description of a United Nations agency;
    1. founded in 1945
    2. headquarters are in Rome, Italy
    3. it deals with promoting food security 
    4. also deals with protecting water towers and forestry
      The agency described above is
      1. World Food Programme (WEP)
      2. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
      3. United Nations Environment Progamme (UNEP)
      4. The World Bank (WB)
  11. Which one of the following is not associated with Gamel Abdel Nasser in Egypt?
    1. Abolished Sheria laws
    2. Initiated construction of Aswan High Dam
    3. Changed land policy in Egypt
    4. Led his country to independence
  12. Below are values that are practised in the society;
    1. rule of law
    2. multipartism
    3. freedom of media
    4. justice
    5. equity
      The values listed above relate o
      1. types of human rights
      2. responsibilities of people
      3. types of democracy
      4. pillars of democracy.
  13. Which one of the following groups of National Parks are found in Tanzania?
    1. Murchison, Ruaha, Serengeti
    2. Serengeti, Katavi, Ruaha
    3. Murchison, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth
    4. Nuba, Dinder, Southern National Park
  14. Juma wants to import medicine from China. Which one of the following forms of transport is most suitable?
    1. Road
    2. Railway 
    3. Water
    4. Air
  15. Who among the following is not a member of the cabinet?
    1. The president
    2. Deputy president
    3. Secretary to the cabinet
    4. Principal secretary
  16. The main factor likely to undermine peace in Kenya is
    1. racism
    2. tribalism
    3. corruption
    4. oppression.
  17. Three of the following are functions of legislature in Kenya. Which one is not?
    1. Debating laws
    2. Enforcing laws
    3. Controlling government finances
    4. Passing laws
  18. A child found in Kenya who seems to be seven years of age whose nationality and parents are unknown qualifies to be a citizen of Kenya by
    1. recommendation
    2. birth
    3. registration
    4. naturalisation.
  19. Civic election is an occasion when people vote for
    1. members of parliament
    2. members of county assembly
    3. president
    4. change in the constitution.



  1. Adam and Eve were chased out of the garden of Eden according to the story of the fall of man in Genesis chapter 3. What punishment was given to the man?
    1. Crawl on his belly
    2. Pain during child birth
    3. Toil hard all his life
    4. Always eat dust
  2. God made promises to Abraham. Which one of the following was not among them?
    1. God will bless Abraham
    2. Bless those who cursed him
    3. Make his name famous
    4. Rescue his descendants from oppression and punish that nation.
  3. While in prison, Joseph was put in charge of other prisoners because
    1. he was faithful
    2. he was successful
    3. he interpreted dreams better
    4. he was hardworking.
  4. During the sealing of the covenant, Moses dedicated the Israelites to God by
    1. giving them the ten commandments
    2. sacrificing the lamb without blemish
    3. sprinkling blood on them
    4. giving them manna and quails.
  5. Which one of the following festivals is celebrated by the Israelites to remember their hard life in the wilderness?
    1. Easter
    2. Pentecost
    3. Passover
    4. Tabernacle
  6. Both King Ahab and King David broke the following commandments. Which one is it?
    A. The 4th
    C. The 6th
    B. The 5th
    D. The 7th
  7. The main reason why the Isrealites demanded for a king is to
    1. have a king they can see
    2. be like other nations
    3. lead them during war
    4. become chosen people of God.
  8. Who among the following prophets prophesied about the suffering servant of God?
    1. Isaiah
    2. Jeremiah
    3. Micah
    4. Zachariah
  9. Naboth refused to give his land to king Ahab. What main lesson do Christians learn from the story of king Ahab and Naboth?
    1. One should be truthful
    2. Land belongs to the community
    3. We should be fair in our dealings
    4. One should obey the laws of the land 
  10. The main lesson that Christians learn from the annoucement of the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus is that they should
    1. be ready to do God's work 
    2. trust in God's power
    3. be humble before God
    4. be prayerful.
  11. Which one of the following events in the life of Jesus took place when he was eight days old?
    1. Baptism
    2. Naming
    3. Dedication
    4. Presentation
  12. Which one of the following activities took place during the baptism of Jesus?
    1. The temple veil was torn into two
    2. There was an earthquake
    3. The spirit of God descended in form of fire
    4. Heaven opened
  13. Which one of the following parables teaches on the value of the kingdom of God? The parable of the
    1. hidden treassure
    2. mustard seed
    3. growing seed
    4. sower.
  14. The main lesson that Christians can learn from the miracle of the miraculous catch of fish is that they should
    1. be committed to their work
    2. work with others
    3. be ready to serve God
    4. obey God's word.
  15. Happy are the humble for they shall
    1. receive what God has promised
    2. see God
    3. be called the children of God
    4. inherit the earth
  16. Jesus went to River Jordan to be baptised in order to
    1. set an example to his followers
    2. recognize the importance of the work of John the Baptist
    3. show that John was more important than him
    4. make many people go for baptism.
  17. Immediately Jesus was arrested, he was taken to the house of
    1. Annas
    2. Caiphas
    3. Pilate
    4. Herod.
  18. Who among the following groups of people were the first to know that Jesus had resurrected?
    1. Peter and James
    2. Mary Magdalene and Joanna
    3. John and Philip
    4. Mary mother of James and Martha
  19. Jesus made his eleven disciples to believe that he had resurrected by
    1. healing them
    2. washing their feet
    3. breaking the bread
    4. showing them scars.
  20. During the day of Pentecost, many people believed and were baptised. How many people believed?
    1. 120
    2. 3000
    3. 300
    4. 140
  21. In the early church, the disciples decided to send financial help to their fellow believers in Judea through the following people. Who were they?
    1. Agabus and Barnabas
    2. Saul and Philip
    3. Saul and Barnabas
    4. Philip and Mathias
  22. Paul wrote the following books of the new testament. Which one?
    1. Titus, Jude, Ephesians
    2. Galatians, James, Romans
    3. James, 1st Peter, 1st John
    4. Colosians, Galatians, Romans
  23. Which one of the following beliefs about God is common to Christianity and traditional African religion?
    1. God lives in heaven
    2. God lives in caves
    3. God exists in trinity
    4. God is all powerful
  24. Which one of the following acts of worship is carried out by priests in traditional African communities?
    1. Giving holy communions
    2. Making sacrifices
    3. Baptising members
    4. Reciting the creed
  25. Which one of the following best explains why boys were valued in traditional African society?
    1. Source of wealth
    2. Inherit family property
    3. Provide security
    4. Take care of livestock
  26. The traditional African communities reconciled with God through the following means except
    1. giving tithes
    2. offering sacrifices
    3. praying
    4. confession.
  27. Class 7 pupils were asked ways of enabling authorities to perform their duties effectively. Who among the following pupils gave the best answer?
    1. Ann - paying taxes
    2. Ben - receiving bribes
    3. Jane - helping tribemates
    4. Vesh - supporting injustice
  28. James does not get any sleep the whole night thinking about wealth and family she has lost so far. Which kind of suffering is this?
    1. Emotional suffering
    2. Mental suffering
    3. Spiritual suffering
    4. Physical suffering
  29. The main reason why Christians fast is to
    1. overcome temptation
    2. strengthen their faith
    3. to obey God's command
    4. to pray for serious needs.
  30. Christians can help in the fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS in the following ways except
    1. avoid promiscuity in the society 
    2. abstinence among the youth
    3. avoid blood transfusion in hospitals
    4. avoid sharing cutting tools.



  1. Which verse matches the meaning below; "Master of the Day of Judgement"
    1. Ihdina swiraatal mustakiim
    2. Maalik yaumidiin
    3. Ghairil maghdhuubi aleihim
    4. Iyaakanaabudu wa iyyaaka nastain
  2. Which surah speaks about the Night of Decree?
    1. Alaq
    2. Naas
    3. Ikhlas
    4. Qadar
  3. In surah Al Qadr, which angel is referred to as Ruh?
    1. Izrail
    2. Mikail
    3. Jibril
    4. Israfeel
  4. Which one is not from Surah At Takaathur?
    1. Kallaa saufa taalamuun
    2. latarawwunnal jahiim
    3. thumma latus alunna yaumaidhin 
    4. fa amma man thaqulat mawaaziinuhu 
  5. Which statement is not true about Al Qaariah?
    1. Mountains will be like carded wool
    2. people will be like moths
    3. prophets will be smiling
    4. people's actions will be weighed on scale
  6. Who played the most important role in preparation for Hijrah? 
    1. Abubakr; he made all the preparations
    2. Amir; he removed the tracks of the prophet by grazing his goats in front of the cave
    3. Abdullah; he brought news about the plans of the Qureish
    4. Asmaa; she prepared food for the prophet and her father
  7. Why did iblis refuse to bow to Adam?
    1. He was better than Adam
    2. He was jealous of him
    3. Adam was created last
    4. He had better knowledge
  8. What was the reason for Qabil and Habil offering sacrifices?
    1. Adam loved sacrifices
    2. Adam wanted to solve a problem
    3. It is good to do so before marriage 
    4. They promised to make the sacrifices
  9. The best of Allah's gifts can be found in
    1. the sea
    2.  the land 
    3. the animals
    4. our bodies.
  10. Adam was not allowed to eat from the tree because
    1. the fruit of the tree was not good
    2. the fruit was dangerous to them 
    3. Allah wanted to test them
    4. iblis loved that tree.
  11. Which of the following best describes the word 'Mukhtadhar'?
    1. One in saqaratul maut
    2. One in hospital
    3. One who is pious
    4. One who stopped being a Muslim
  12. How many Takbiira does imam say during swalatul janeezah?
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 6
    4. 4
  13. The procedure of covering the body of deceased Muslim is referred to as
    1. ghusul
    2. kafan
    3. wudhu
    4. dafan.
  14. On which way are trees of benefit to mankind?
    1. Help in manufacturing glass
    2. Wood is used to make valuable items
    3. Trees are food for jins
    4. Trees can be burnt to make tar
  15. Complete he following Hadith;
    "________________ the one who eats to his fill but his neighbour goes without food."
    1. He is a liar
    2. He is not a gentleman
    3. He is cursed
    4. He is not a believer
  16. What is the best thing to do to a neighbour who plays very loud music?
    1. Report the case to the police
    2. Arrange with thieves to still the music system
    3. Keep on advising the neighbour
    4. Revenge by playing louder than his
  17. Which tree is mentioned in surah Tiyn?
    1. Date
    2. Fig
    3. Forbidden tree
    4. Cactus
  18. How many rights does a neighbour have if he is a Muslim and is related to you by blood?
    1. three
    2. two
    3. six
    4. ten
  19. On which year did the prophet (S.A.W) perform his farewell pilgrimage?
    1. 10th year A.H
    2. 9th year A.H
    3. 11thth year A.H
    4. 8th year A.H
  20. Which of the following will not nullify ones saum?
    1. experiencing nifas
    2. sniffing tobacco
    3. swallowing saliva
    4. drinking juice deliberately
  21. Which one of the following is a climax of Hajj?
    1. Stoning the Satan
    2. Prforming Tawaf 
    3. Standing at Arafat
    4. Putting on Ihram
  22. Which of the following does not fall under the Sunnah Fast?
    1. fasting on 9th and 10th Muharram
    2. fasting six days of Muharram
    3. fasting on the 9thth of DhulHajj
    4. fasting on the 9th of DhulHajj
  23. The prophet (S.A.W) said, "Muslims are like a single building, each side holds the other.The Hadith teaches on the importance of
    1. unity among Muslims
    2. building strong houses 
    3. congregational prayers 
    4. social gathering
  24. Which of the following is a teaching on Hadith on Ihsan?
    1. To hide our mistakes
    2. Angels record our deed
    3. To think before we eat
    4. Allah is All Seeing All Knowing.
  25. What is the most important thing on the day of Eidul Hajj?
    1. Visiting the sick
    2. Greeting friends
    3. Sacrificing an animal
    4. Attending parties.
  26. Ar Razak is an attribute of Allah that means
    1. the Fashioner
    2. the Bestower
    3. the Sustainer
    4. the Merciful
  27. Which statement is not true about the creation of man?
    1. Allah S.W gave man the right religion and guidance.
    2. Man was created in the best shape. 
    3. Man was among Allah's first creations.
    4. Man has been given many gifts in his body.
  28. Identify the correct statement about the books of Allah.
    1. they were written by prophets themselves
    2. they contain similar message
    3. their message was for particular people
    4. their contents have been changed
  29. The belief in the Day of Judgement encourages Muslims to
    1. ensure equality
    2. work peacefully
    3. practise righteousness
    4. help others.
  30. The believe in Allah can also be said to be
    1. Inna lillah
    2. Astaghfirullah
    3. Maa shaa Allah
    4. Amantu billah.



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


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


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