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Social Studies & Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Mid Term 2 Exams 2023 Set 4

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Study the map of Kobura Area above and answer questions 1-7.

  1. The land in Kobura area is likely to rise towards
    1. South West
    2. North East
    3. South East
    4. North West
  2. What is the approximate length of the murram road in Kobura area?
    1. 35km
    2. 13.4km
    3. 31km
    4. 6.2km
  3. The climate of North Western part of Kobura area can be described as
    1. cool and wet
    2. hot and humid
    3. hot and dry
    4. hot and wet 
  4. Which economic activity is least likely to be carried out in Kobura area?
    1. Fishing
    2. Tourism
    3. Livestock keeping
    4. Mining
  5. Who among the following administrators represents the national government in Kobura area?
    1. County Commissioner
    2. County Governor
    3. Member of County Assembly
    4. Senator
  6. The residents of the Eastern part of Kobura area are dorminantly
    1. Muslims
    2. Hindus
    3. Christians and Muslims
    4. Christians
  7. Which one of the following African rivers does not have a similar feature as the one found at the mouth of River Koko in Kobura area?
    1. River Senegal 
    2. River Zambezi 
    3. River Niger
    4. River Congo
  8. A family is a group of people related by the following ways except
    1. blood
    2. adoption 
    3. marriage
    4. initiation
  9. The diagram below represents a weather instrument
    It is mainly used to
    1. show direction of wind
    2. show direction and strength of wind
    3. measure strength of wind
    4. measure strength and speed of wind
  10. The following are forms of informal education. Which one is not?
    1. Use of special training skills
    2. Use of guided training
    3. Use of riddles and imitation
    4. Use of songs and proverbs
  11. Which lake was not formed through the process below?
    1. Lake Itasy
    2. Lake Gambi
    3. Lake Utange
    4. Lake Manzala
  12. The time at Suna 40°E is 11.50 am. What time will it be at Nyandiwa 10°E?
    1. 9.50 am
    2. 9.50 pm
    3. 1.50 am
    4. 1.50 pm
  13. Which one of the following communities belong to the plain Nilotes?
    1. Falasha, Iraqw, Maasai, Iteso
    2. Tugen, Keiyo, Chagga, Luo
    3. Ilchamus, Karamajong, Samburu, Turkana
    4. Shilluk, Turkana, Maasai, Samburu
  14. Who among the following was the Nyamwezi religious leader in traditional African society?
    1. Wanyikulu
    2. Wanyamphala
    3. Mugabe
    4. Liqoqo

Use the diagram below to answer questions 15- 16


  1. Which economic activity can be effectively carried out in the zone marked S?
    1. Bee keeping
    2. Pastoralism
    3. Lumbering
    4. Mining
  2. The vegetation in the diagram above is mainly influenced by
    1. rainfall
    2. temperature
    3. altitude
    4. latitude
  3. The following are characteristics of a certain type of vegetation;
    1. trees are tall
    2. trees have thick barks
    3. presence of tall elephant grass
    4. trees have small leaves and thorns
      The above vegetation is likely to be
      1. Humid sub-tropical
      2. Equatorial
      3. Mediterranean
      4. Savannah
  4. The following are duties of the school management committee except
    1. recruitment of non-teaching staff
    2. maintaining the school traditions
    3. collecting funds to develop the school
    4. disciplining the non performing teaching staff
  5. Which statement is not true about the Homo Erectus?
    1. It made simple tools from rock pebbles 
    2. It invented the use of fire
    3. It was the first to acquire an upright posture
    4. It was the first homid to communicate verbally
  6. What is the main problem facing wildlife in Eastern Africa?
    1. Political stability in the region
    2. Insecurity
    3. Illegal killing of the wildlife
    4. High taxes
  7. The following are negative effects of colonial rule in Africa. Which one is not?
    1. Abolition of slave trade
    2. Improvement of infrastructure
    3. Establishment of towns
    4. Creation of African Reserves
  8. The following are communities from West Africa
    1. Ewe
    2. Fa
    3. Nzoma
    4. Guu
      The above communities belong to the
      1. Kwa speakers
      2. Voltaic speakers
      3. Afro-Asiatic speakers
      4. West- Atlantic speakers
  9. Which institution of marriage is presided over by a registrar?
    1. Customary
    2. Civil
    3. Muslim
    4. Christian
  10. Under the law of succession, who among the following qualifies to inherit the estates of a dead family head?
    1. The wife
    2. The eldest son
    3. All the bonafide family members
    4. The parents of the deceased
  11. Which country is correctly matched with its capital city?
    1. Equatorial Guinea- Conakry
    2. Togo - Porto Novo
    3. Senegal - Lilongwe
    4. Lesotho - Maseru
  12. Which method of fishing is illustrated below?
    1. Gill net
    2. Trawling
    3. Purse seining
    4. Long lining
  13. Which type of fish is commonly caught in Lorian swamp?
    1. Trout
    2. Black bass 
    3. Mudfish
    4. Catfish
  14. The following tree species are harvested by *clear cutting method in Swaziland except
    1. pine
    2. cypress
    3. teak
    4. eucalyptus
  15. Which type of road sign is shown below?
    1. Right turn bend sign
    2. Informative sign
    3. Warning sign
    4. Regulatory sign
  16. Below are statements about a certain mineral
    1. mined on the floor of the Rifi valley.
    2. used for softening water in large scale 
    3. used to make soap, glass and paper
      The mineral described above is
      1. diatomite
      2. petroleum
      3. soda ash
      4. fluorspar
  17. Who among the following carly visitors to Eastern Africa was a trader who owned ships? 
    1. Seyyid Said
    2. William Mackinnon
    3. Carl Peters
    4. David Livingstone
  18. Which one of the following is the main factor to consider when establishing a sugarcane factory?
    1. Source of labour
    2. Raw materials
    3. Ready market
    4. Power supply
  19. The main problem facing pastoral farming in Africa is
    1. lack of adequate pasture and water
    2. cattle rustling and banditry
    3. lack of enough grazing land
    4. livestock diseases and parasites
  20. Which one is the safest point to cross a busy highway?
    1. At pedestrian crossing
    2. At by pass
    3. At footbridge
    4. At bumps
  21. Most of the youth in Africa today mainly interact through
    1. games and sports
    2. trading activitics
    3. cducation
    4. conferences and seminars
  22. The following are examples of service industries except
    1. shoe repair and shinning
    2. meat canning
    3. hair dressing
    4. insurance
  23. Which one of the following is the most effective way of conserving forestry in Kenya?
    1. Encouraging the use of paraffin and charcoal
    2. Educating people on the dangers of forestry
    3. Employing more forest rangers
    4. Educating the public on the importance of forestry
  24. The best way of protecting children from abuse is by
    1. making them do their assignments
    2. employing more care givers
    3. educating them on common abuses
    4. educating them on the risk of the abuses
  25. Which one is not a condition that favours the growing of pyrethrum in Kenya?
    1. High rainfall of between 1000 mm- 1500 mm annually
    2. Cool temperatures of between 27°C - 30°C
    3. High altitude of over 1800 metres above the sea level
    4. Well drained fertile acidic soils

Use the map of Africa below to answer questions 40-43


  1. The Island marked X is a former colony of
    1. France
    2. Portugal
    3. Britain
    4. Germany
  2. Which country is not connected by the International Highway marked Q?
    1. Democratic Republic of Congo
    2. Central African Republic
    3. Uganda
    4. Chad
  3. What was the reason for the establishment
    of the multipurpose river project marked,S?
    1. Promote tourism
    2. Increase food production
    3. Generate hydro-electric power
    4. Control flood at the lower Niger
  4. Which of the following climatic factors was mainly influenced the condition in the country marked R?
    1. Ocean currents
    2. Prevailing winds
    3. Nearness of water bodies
    4. Distance from the equator
  5. Which one is not a symbol of national unity? The
    1. National Anthem
    2. Coat of Arms
    3. Public scal
    4. Constitution
  6. Which system of Administration did King Locpold use to set colony in Congo?
    1. Indirect rule
    2. Assimilation
    3. Paternalism
    4. Direct rule
  7. The following countries withdrew their membership from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) except
    1. Zimbabwe
    2. Mozambique
    3. Angol
    4. Namibia
  8. The body in- charge of election in Kenya is mandated by the constitution to do the following duties except
    1. identifying constituency boundaries
    2. nullifying election results
    3. preparing election materials
    4. carrying out civil education
  9. Which community did not resist the European occupation in its territory?
    1. The Lozi
    2. The Mandinka
    3. The Hehe
    4. The Ababukusu
  10. Which one of the following is the quickest method for transporting horticultural crops to the airport?
    1. Water
    2. Road
    3. Air
    4. Railway
  11. The constitution of Kenya is important in that 
    1. it contains the records of parliamentary proceedings
    2. it contains government policies
    3. it shows how a country is governed
    4. it is the supreme law of the country
  12. The Chief Executive Officer of the school set up is
    1. the County Director of Education
    2. the Headteacher
    3. the Deputy Headteacher
    4. the School Treasurer
  13. Who among the following is the chief lawyer to the executive arm of government?
    1. Chief Justice
    2. Speaker
    3. Attorney General
    4. President
  14. Which one of the following ways of solving conflicts involves investigations by an independent party to establish the facts on the issues causing the disagreements?
    1. Enquiry
    2. Conciliation
    3. Mediation
    4. Arbitration
  15. Which colour of the national flag shows the peace enjoyed by all the Kenyan citizens?
    1. Green
    2. White
    3. Red
    4. Black 
  16. Which political party did Kwame Nkurumah use to lead Ghana to attain independence? 
    1. Ghana African National Union
    2. United Gold Coast Convention
    3. Conventional People's Party 
    4. African National Congress CB005
  17. The rights and freedoms of individuals are contained in chapter
    1. four
    2. live
    3. one
    4. three
  18. Which one of the following is not a quality of a good citizen?
    1. Law abiding
    2. Paying taxes promptly
    3. Attending national celebrations
    4. Hoarding essential goods
  19. Swaziland is headed by
    1. an elected king
    2. an elected president
    3. an appointed prime minister
    4. a hereditary king
  20. What is the main crop grown under irrigation at the Pekerra irrigation scheme in Baringo county?
    1. Cotton
    2. Rice
    3. Watermelon
    4. Seed maize
  21. Pupils at Nyanginja primary school elected their school "Governor". Which form of democracy did they practise?
    1. Dictatorship democracy
    2. Direct democracy
    3. Representative democracy
    4. Parliamentary democracy



  1. Which one of the following is the main duty given to Adam and Eve when God created them? They were told to
    1. obey the commandments
    2. offer sacrifices to God 
    3. take care of living things
    4. obey the prophets of God
  2. What do Christians learn from the action of Abraham giving his son for a sacrifice to God? They learn that they should be
    1. generous
    2. obedient to God's commands
    3. offering their sons as sacrifices
    4. patient as God fulfils promises
  3. Esau wanted to kill his brother Jacob because
    1. their father loved Jacob more 
    2. Jacob had taken his blessings
    3. Jacob had taken his livestock
    4. God had refused Esau's sacrifice
  4. Joshua is known for doing one of the following. Which one is it? He
    1. subdivided the land to Israelites 
    2. led the Israelites to cross Red sea 
    3. provided manna to Israelites
    4. performed the ten plaques
  5. When Moses saw the burning bush near Mt. Sinai, he
    1. drove the flock away
    2. ran away in fear
    3. offered a sacrifice
    4. went closer to look at the bush
  6. According to Exodus 35:3-33, Bezalel the son of Uri had one of the following talents. Which one is it?
    1. He could interpret dreams
    2. He could make carvings from wood
    3. He had the ability to make tents
    4. He was a skillful clothmaker
  7. One of the following people helped in the healing of Naaman the Syrian army officer. It was
    1. the young Jewish house girl
    2. Gehazi
    3. prophet Elijah
    4. prophet Jeremiah
  8. "You are not the one they have rejected. I am the one they have rejected as their king." 1 Samuel 8:7. These words were said by God when
    1. He rejected Saul as their first king in Israel
    2. the Israelites defeated the Philistines
    3. the Israelites demanded for a king
    4. the Israelites complained to Moses
  9. King Solomon angered God by
    1. killing the prophets of God
    2. taking back the Jewish land from the foreigners
    3. allowing idol worship in Israel
    4. misusing the wisdom given to him
  10. Which one of the following event took place when Jesus was born?
    1. Zechariah became dumb
    2. Mary visited Elizabeth
    3. A violent earthquake occurred
    4. An army of angels sang
  11. Which one of the following events took place first?
    1. The annunciation of the birth of John
    2. The annunciation of the birth of Jesus 
    3. The visit of baby Jesus by the shepherds
    4. Mary's visit to Elizabeth
  12. When Jesus was presented on the temple. Simeon said all the following about Him except that He would
    1. bring salvation to all people
    2. be the light of gentiles
    3. be called son of God
    4. bring glory to the people of Israel
  13. Which one of the following is the reason why people complained when Jesus went to Zaccheaus house? Because he
    1. was a sinner
    2. was a very good man
    3. cheated Jesus into going to his house
    4. was not rich enough to have Jesus visit him
  14. Which one of the following parables of Jesus teaches about storing our riches in heaven. The parable of the
    1. rich fool
    2. sower
    3. mustard seed
    4. prodigal son
  15. Which one of the following statements from New Testament is a beatitude?
    1. "The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you."
    2. "Happy are those who believe without seeing me."
    3. "How happy you are to believe the Lord's message."
    4. Happy are those who are merciful to others, God will be merciful to them
  16. The following events took place during Jesus' baptism
    1. a voice was heard from heaven
    2. the Holy Spirit came down in form of a dove
    3. John the Baptist baptised Jesus
    4. heaven opened
      Which is the correct order in which the events took place?
      1. iii, iv, ii, i
      2. iii, iv, i, ii 
      3. i, ii, iv iii
      4. iii, ii, iv, i
  17. The word "Catholic" in the Apostle's Creed refers to
    1. a Roman church
    2. church of the Catholics
    3. Christian's church
    4. a universal church
  18. What lesson do Christians learn from Peter's vision in Joppa?
    1. Christians should help the needy
    2. We are all equal before God
    3. We should only speak to those who are holy
    4. We should not welcome strangers, they are very dangerous
  19. Which one of the following activities by the early church best shows how their members lived in unity?
    1. Singing praises
    2. Baptising one another
    3. Reciting the scriptures
    4. Sharing food
  20. Which one of the following beliefs about death is common to both Christians and traditional African Communities?
    1. The dead will resurrect on the last day 
    2. The dead go to heaven
    3. The dead live forever
    4. The dead will be reborn in a relative
  21. Which one of the following is the best way of reconciling evildoers to God in traditional African communities?
    1. Offering sacrifices
    2. Visiting shrines
    3. Making libation
    4. Calling on God's name
  22. Which one of the following ceremonies in Traditional African Society showed that one had become an adult?
    1. Naming
    2. Initiation
    3. Marriage
    4. Death
  23. Which one of the following is a way of expressing justice?
    1. Sharing our resources with others
    2. Mistreating foreigners and poor people
    3. Selling cheap goods to others
    4. Bearing false witnesses to others
  24. Suffering has to be accepted as part of discipleship in this world because a disciple has to
    1. show readiness to die for his/her faith if need be
    2. accept extreme poverty as a necessary condition for his/her calling
    3. give priority to the suffering of his/her parents
    4. show joy to leave his/her family in order to serve the Lord
  25. Jesus was humiliated, persecuted and died. When persecuted, Christians should
    1. pray a negative prayer to those persecuting them
    2. persecute those who are persecuting them
    3. have a positive prayer to the one persecuting them
    4. hate those who are persecuting them
  26. Which one of the following statements does not describe the character of God according to the traditional African society?
    1. God is merciful
    2. God is the sustainer of the universe
    3. God is holy
    4. God is jealous
  27. Which one of the following drugs cause the following harms?
    1. cause deterioration of the brain cells
    2. cause hostility
    3. cause careless behaviour
      1. Alcohol
      2. Cigarettes
      3. Miraa 
      4. Glue
  28. Which one of the following best promote a good relationship between parents and their children?
    1. Children being allowed to visit their relatives
    2. Parents being role models to their children
    3. Children asking for advice from their parents
    4. Parents paying fees for their children
  29. Ngotho, a standard eight pupil from Gathima Primary school bought an exercise book. On reaching home, he found out that the shopkeeper packed two books. As a Christian, he should
    1. give the extra book to a friend
    2. donate the extra book to a sibling
    3. return the extra book to the shopkeeper 
    4. keep the extra book for future use
  30. Why should Christians report law-breakers to the police?
    1. In order to be rewarded by the authorities 
    2. It is a Christian obligation to safeguard peace
    3. It is a Christians duty to punish evildoers 
    4. To earn respect from the community 



  1. The first revelation came to the prophet (SAW) while he was meditating in
    1. heaven
    2. Madinah
    3. Makkah
    4. cave Hira
  2. Which surah of the Quran is known as the mother of the Quran?
    A. Fatiha
    B. Lahab
    C. Nasr
    D. Asr
  3. Which one of the following is a lesson from surah Asr?
    1. Muslims should be truthful and patient
    2. We should not backbite others
    3. Good people will enter paradise
    4. Human beings are at a loss
  4. Surah Nas and Falaq are also known as
    1. Ummul Quran
    2. Muawidhatein
    3. Nisfu quran
    4. Ulumul seera
  5. A person who fears Allah (SWT) is a
    1. Swabirin
    2. Munafiqun
    3. Muttaqin
    4. Swalihin
  6. From the teachings of the prophet (SAW) we learn that a neighbour who is a Muslim and a relative has
    1. one right
    2. three rights
    3. five rights
    4. zero rights
  7. "Muslims are like one body, when one part is ailing the whole body becomes sick" This hadith teaches on
    1. kindness
    2. generosity. 
    3. friendship
    4. unity
  8. One of the following is an example of najis Mukhafafa. Which one is it?
    1. Urine of a baby boy only feeding on breastmilk
    2. Milk from an animal which is haram
    3. Dust during the dry season
    4. Food cooked by a non- Muslim
  9. When performing wudhu, it is sunnah to 
    1. use clean sand
    2. mention the prophet's name
    3. wash cach part once
    4. wash cach part three times
  10. The prophet's father was called
    1. Abu talib
    2. Abdul-Mutalib
    3. Abdillahi
    4. Khalid bin Walid
  11. Who among the following prophets is correctly matched with the scripture revealed to him?
    1. Daud - Injil
    2. Musa - Taurat
    3. Issa - Suhuf
    4. Ibrahim - Zabur
  12. On her way to Madrasa, Saida, a standard eight pupil saw a hen trapped by a piece of string. What was the best thing for Saida to do?
    1. Go back home and call her parents
    2. Report to the nearest police station 
    3. Free the hen and put it in her bag
    4. Free the hen and leave it free
  13. Which of the following is a recipient of Zakah?
    1. The old
    2. Non believers
    3. New converts
    4. The disabled
  14. Which one of the following is haram for a Muslim man?
    1. Silk
    2. Cotton
    3. Plastic utensils
    4. Heavy clothes.
  15. Why is the Islamic calendar called lunar calendar?
    1. It takes long before the year ends 
    2. The calendar has more months
    3. The prophet (SAW) commanded so
    4. We use the moon to determine the beginning and ending of the month
  16. One of the following is a nullifier of Saum. Which one is it?
    1. Backbiting
    2. Sleeping in the afternoon
    3. Eating deliberately
    4. Fighting
  17. The virtue that Nabii Musa (AS) learnt from Al-Khidhr was
    1. truthfulness
    2. righteousness 
    3. faith
    4. patience
  18. Prophet Issa(AS) performed miracles by the will of Allah(SWT). Among them
    1. bringing the dead back to life
    2. spliting the sea into two
    3. entering paradise on a horse
    4. opening closed doors using a broom
  19. The angel who is incharge of weather and vegetation is
    1. Mikail
    2. Israfil
    3. Jibril
    4. Ridhwan
  20. The given of Swalah was given to the prophet (SAW) in the month of
    1. Ramadhan
    2. Muharram
    3. Rajab
    4. Dhul-Hijja
  21. The prophet (SAW) said, "If you want to do something _________________________________
    1. tell the authority
    2. ask for permission 
    3. it has to be approved
    4. think of its outcome
  22. The treaty signed between the Muslims and the Quraish in the 6th year after Hijra is
    1. Khandaq
    2. Hudaibiyya
    3. Aqaba
    4. Hunain
  23. The main reason why Muslims were defeated in the Battle of Ummud is that
    1. the rain was too much
    2. the Quraish were more than the Muslims 
    3. the archers were very few
    4. the archers disobeyed the prophet (SAW)
  24. Before the coming of Islam, the Arabs used to
    1. bury their daughters alive
    2. create wealth from farming 
    3. pray and worship one God
    4. marry their siblings
  25. The migration of Muslims and the prophet (SAW) from Makkah to Madina is called 
    1. Qiraha
    2. Aqaba
    3. Hijra
    4. Jihad
  26. Which is the best way of celebrating your birthday as a Muslim?
    1. Fasting
    2. Cutting a cake
    3. Watching a movie
    4. Going for swimming
  27. When do Muslims celebrate Idul-Adh-ha?
    1. 1st Shawwal
    2. 10th Dhul-Hijja
    3. 5th Rajab
    4. 30th Ramadhan
  28. Which one of the following practices is observed during a Muslim marriage ceremony?
    1. The bride and groom exchange rings
    2. The parents are given dowry
    3. The bride and groom hold hands
    4. The bridegroom pay dowry
  29. Eddat for a widow takes
    1. ten years and six days
    2. three months
    3. four months and ten days
    4. seven.days
  30. It is sunnah for a Muslim to fast on
    1. Sunday
    2. Monday
    3. Saturday
    4. Tuesday



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


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


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






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