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Social Studies & Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Mid Term 2 Exams 2023 Set 6

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


  1. The direction of the flow of river Lima in Lima area is from
    1. South to North
    2. North West to South Eastern
    3. North to South
    4. South East to North West.
  2. What is the approximate length of the tarmac road from the junction to the Northern end in Lima area?
    1. 5km
    2. 7.5km
    3. 12.5km
    4. 9km 
  3. Lima town serves the people of Lima area in three of the following ways except
    1. industrial centre
    2. administrative centre
    3. religious centre
    4. health centre.
  4. The main factor which has influenced the distribution of settlement in Lima area is likely to be
    1. rainfall
    2. good drainage
    3. economic activities
    4. transport network.
  5. The main reason why the forest in the South Eastern part of Lima area is conserved is that it
    1. is a water catchment area
    2. has rare species of trees
    3. is a home of wildlife
    4. is a source of timber.
  6. Three of the following economic activities are carried out in Lima area except
    1. fishing
    2. lumbering
    3. cash crop growing
    4. mining,
  7. The climate of the South Western part of Lima area is most likely to be
    1. cool and wet
    2. hot and dry
    3. hot and wet
    4. cool and dry.
  8. Lambwe valley, Miombo woodland and Kidepo Valley have one thing in common. It is that they
    1. are densely populated
    2. hot and dry climate
    3. have inadequate rainfall
    4. are sparsely populated.
  9. Which one of the following was a way of educating the youth in traditional African society?
    1. Asking the learner to write notes.
    2. Using a fixed timetable.
    3. Attaching the learners to an expert.
    4. Teaching boys and girls similar skills.
  10. Which one of the following communities is likely to be found in Tunisia?
    1. Iraqw
    2. Tuaregs
    3. Aramanik
    4. Chewa.
  11. Which one of the following pre-historic sites in Eastern Africa is located at the Eastern side of lake Turkana?
    1. Koobi Fora
    2. Magosi
    3. Olorgesailie
    4. Olduvai Gorge.
  12. Which one of the following least contributed to the building of Aswan High Dam in Egypt? To
    1. provide water for irrigation
    2. generate hydro-electric power
    3. attract tourists
    4. provide water transport.
  13. The following are problems facing pastoralism in Africa except
    1. prolonged drough
    2. pests and diseases
    3. inadequate labour
    4. shortage of grazing land.
  14. The time at Ramciel 40° E is 2.00 pm. What is the time in Lome 5°W?
    1. 11.00 am
    2. 5.00 pm
    3. 5.00 am
    4. 11.00 pm.
  15. The main challenge facing pyrethrum growing in Kenya today is
    1. lack of capital
    2. competition from synthetic insecticides
    3. harsh weather condition
    4. shortage of water for irrigation.
  16. The main tourist attraction in Mauritius is
    1. a variety of wildlife
    2. historical site
    3. warm sandy beaches
    4. peoples culture.
  17. Which one of the following Islands is not located in Indian Ocean?
    1. Mauritiu
    2. Comoros
    3. Seychelles
    4. Sao Tome and Principe.
  18. The main reason for the coming of the Arabs to the East African coast was that they
    1. wanted to build port Jesus
    2. were looking for the source of river Nile
    3. wanted to trade with people in the region
    4. wanted to establish maize plantation in the region.
  19. The main reason for the establishment of irrigation schemes in Kenya was to
    1. increase crop production
    2. to provide farms to the people who had no land
    3. to reduce pressure on land
    4. to improve standards of living in rural areas.
  20. The main reason why the Luo migrated from their original homeland into Kenya was to
    1. look for new fishing areas
    2. look for water and pasture for their animals
    3. avoid epidemics
    4. look for fertile land to grow crops.

Use the diagram below to answer question 21.


  1. Three of the following mountains were formed through the process shown on the diagram above except
    1. Danakil Alps
    2. Mt. Ruwenzori
    3. Mt. Pare
    4. Mt. Meru.
  2. Which of the following colonial systems of administration was used by the French to rule Senegal
    1. Assimilation
    2. Paternalism
    3. Direct rule
    4. Indirect rule.
  3. The Nyamwezi had a centralized system of government. The title of the person incharge of information was known as
    1. Katikiro
    2. Omulamuzi
    3. Kikoma
    4. Rugaruga.
  4. The main problem facing fishing in Lake Victoria is
    1. water hyacinth
    2. drought in the region
    3. pollution from industries
    4. excess evaporation.
  5. To be a citizen of Kenya by registration, one must meet three of the following conditions except
    1. be 21 years old and above
    2. one of the parents must be a Kenyan
    3. lived in the country for at least 7 years
    4. be of good moral character.
  6. Which one of the following statements is true about succession and inheritance of family wealth?
    1. Intestate succession is followed when a person dies after preparing a will.
    2. Testate succession is followed when there is no will.
    3. The sons of the deceased get a bigger share than the daughters.
    4. Both boys and girls have an equal share of the estate.
  7. Which one of the following groups consists of fresh water lakes?
    1. L. Elementaita, L. Naivasha, L. Albert.
    2. L. Edward, L. Tanganyika, L. Albert.
    3. L. Naivasha, L. Tanganyika, L. Albert.
    4. L. Nakuru, L. Natron, L. Baringo.
  8. Which one of the following factors mainly determine the vegetation that grows on the mountain?
    1. Rainfall.
    2. Human activities.
    3. Altitude.
    4. Wild animals.
  9. The following early visitors to Eastern Africa came from Europe except
    1. John Speke
    2. Vasco da Gama
    3. Seyyid Said
    4. Carl Peters.
  10. Which one of the following is an effect of rotation of the Earth?
    1. Causes seasons.
    2. Influences the position of the midday sun.
    3. Causes differences in the length of the day and night.
    4. Causes differences in the time along different meridians.
  11. The main problem facing road transport in Kenya is
    1. high cost of construction and maintenance
    2. careless road users
    3. accidents
    4. failure to obey traffic rules.
  12. Which one of the following is a function of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission?
    1. Listen to election petitions.
    2. Register political parties.
    3. Conduct and supervise elections.
    4. Campaign for candidates.

Use the map below to answer questions 33-36.


  1. The climatic region marked T has all the following characteristics except that it
    1. has two dry seasons
    2. receives rainfall throughout the year
    3. is hot and wet throughout the year
    4. annual temperature range is high.
  2. The capital city of the country marked Q is
    1. Cairo
    2. Tripoli
    3. Dakar
    4. Bamako.
  3. The Island country marked K was colonized by
    1. British
    2. France
    3. Italy
    4. Portuguese.
  4. An effect of the ocean current marked F to the  adjacent land is that it
    1. brings a lot of rainfall in the area
    2. brings mist and fog in the area causing desertification
    3. makes the area to be densely populated
    4. makes the area to be rich in agriculture.
  5. The best method of curbing drug and substance use in Africa is
    1. establishing strict laws
    2. banning the use of drugs
    3. creating awareness on the dangers of drugs
    4. keeping people away from drug sellers.
  6. The following are conditions necessary for the growth of a certain crop.
    1. Well drained volcanic soils.
    2. Hot and wet climate.
    3. Low altitude.
      The conditions described above are suitable for the growth of
      1. tea
      2. cotton
      3. cocoa
      4. sisal.
  7. Which one of the following factors influences the climate of Axim region in Ghana?
    1. Human activities.
    2. Shape of the coastline.
    3. Relief and physical features.
    4. Distance from a large water body.
  8. Which one of the following factors has influenced population distribution of the North Eastern parts of Kenya?
    1. Relief
    2. Climate
    3. Pests and diseases
    4. Vegetation.
  9. The best way of promoting tourism in Kenya is by
    1. improving security
    2. improving publicity abroad
    3. building more tourist hote
    4. training guides.
  10. Which one of the following methods of irrigation is used in Mwea Tebere irrigation scheme?
    1. Drip irrigation.
    2. Overhead irrigation.
    3. Sprinkler irrigation.
    4. Basin irrigation.
  11. Rural to rural migration is mainly influenced by
    1. search for employment
    2. search for fertile land for farming
    3. search for better schools
    4. spirit of adventure.
  12. Which one of the following statements about Haile Selassie's achievement is true? He
    1. made Ethiopia a democratic state
    2. was the first chairman of OAU
    3. defeated the Italians at the battle of Adowa
    4. shared power with council of elders.
  13. Which one of the following lakes was formed through the process shown below?
    1. L. Shakababo
    2. L. Chad
    3. L. Edward
    4. L. Shala
  14. The main reason why British used indirect rule in Northern Nigeria was that
    1. the country was too large
    2. they feared the harsh climate in the North
    3. they lacked enough administrators
    4. the existing African governments were willing to help in administration.
  15. The Old Ghana Kingdom among the Soninke people rose due the following factors except
    1. trans-Saharan trade
    2. well trained army
    3. able leader
    4. assistance from the British.
  16. The first African minister to be nominated to the Legislative council was
    1. B.A Ohanga
    2. Eliud Mathu
    3. Jomo Kenyatta
    4. Dedan Kimathi.
  17. The following is a description of a certain poultry farming method.
    1. Birds are kept in house throughout their lives. 
    2. Water and feed is provided.
    3. Saw dust is spread on the floor for warmth.
      The poultry farming method described above is
      1. battery cage system.
      2. fold system
      3. deep litter system
      4. free range system.
  18. The main threat to the forests in Africa is
    1. drought
    2. pests and diseases
    3. human activities
    4. forest fires.
  19. Which one of the following African states is not a member of IGAD?
    1. Kenya
    2. Tanzania
    3. Somalia
    4. Uganda.
  20. African socialism has led to three of the following except
    1. uniform development in the system of education
    2. promoted fairness and justice in the society 
    3. discrimination of minority group
    4. establishment of co-operative societies.
  21. Newspaper is not commonly used in rural areas as a way of communication because
    1. many people are illiterate
    2. it is slow
    3. it depends on mobile phones
    4. most areas have poor roads.
  22. Three of the following are ways in which human rights are abused. Which one is not?
    1. Mob justice.
    2. Wrongful arrest.
    3. Forcing children to go to school.
    4. Discrimination.
  23. During the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya, the conflicting parties resolved their conflicts through
    1. litigation
    2. negotiation
    3. conciliation
    4. mediation.
  24. The main function of the prisons department in Kenya is to
    1. punish law breakers
    2. give manual labour to prisoners
    3. rehabilitate criminals
    4. defend the country.
  25. The secretary to the school management committee is the
    1. chairman
    2. deputy headteacher
    3. headteacher
    4. treasurer.
  26. The best way to protect children against abuse is through
    1. giving stiff punishments to the abusers
    2. education the society on children protection
    3. enforcing laws that protect children
    4. educating children on the rights.
  27. The following factors promote peace in the society except
    1.  intolerance
    2. dialogue
    3. transparency
    4. equal opportunity for all.
  28. In Kenya, one may lose a civic seat if he/she is 
    1. convicted of an election office by a court of law
    2. is sentenced to a jail term of two months 
    3. was voted in genuinely without any election offence
    4. is sick.




  1. Three of the following are consequences of the fall of human beings. Which one is not?
    1. Woman would suffer pain while giving birth.
    2. Suffering came upon all human beings.
    3. The relationship between God and man became stronger.
    4. Death was introduced.
  2. Who among the sons of Jacob was Jesus' ancestor?
    1. Joseph
    2. Judah
    3. Levi
    4. Benjamin.
  3. "You must have many children so that your descendants will live all over the earth" (Genesis 9:7). Who among the following people was told these words by God?
    1. Jacob
    2. Adam
    3. Lot
    4. Noah.
  4. Which one of the following statements best describes patriarchs?
    1. The followers of Jesus Christ.
    2. The founding fathers of the nation of Israel.
    3. The ancestors of Israel.
    4. The ancestors of the nation of Judah.
  5. In which one of the following countries did Moses flee to when King Pharaoh sought to kill him?
    1. Canaan
    2. Midian
    3. Moab
    4. Haram.
  6. Which one of the following activities did the Israelites do during the Passover night?
    1. Ate boiled meat.
    2. Drank wine.
    3. Ate unleavened bread.
    4. Ate leavened bread.
  7. Who among the following judges was a prophetess?
    1. Barak
    2. Shamgar
    3. Othniel
    4. Deborah.
  8. According to Samuel 7:5-17, which of the following is not a promise that God gave to David?
    1. David's name would be great.
    2. God would allow him to marry many wives.
    3. A heir from his house would sit on the throne.
    4. God would establish an everlasting kingdom for him.
  9. Who among the following people was given the name "Israel" by God?
    1. Joseph
    2. Isaac
    3. Moses
    4. Jacob.
  10. Christians should be ready to suffer for their faith because
    1. they want to show their faith 
    2. its normal and good to suffer
    3. Jesus Christ also suffered
    4. in life we need to undergo suffering.
  11. Where was Mary the mother of Jesus living when angel Gabriel appeared to her to tell her that she would give birth to Jesus? 
    1. Bethlehem
    2. Nazareth
    3. Galilee
    4. Jerusalem.
  12. On the night when Jesus was born, angels appeared to
    1. King Herod
    2. Shepherds
    3. Wisemen
    4. Pharisees.
  13. Who among the following people witnessed the dedication of the baby Jesus in the temple?
    1. Elizabeth
    2. Martha
    3. Anna
    4. Mary Magdalene.
  14. Which one of the following miracles of Jesus teaches about concern and sharing?
    1. Turning water into wine.
    2. Feeding the five thousand people. 
    3. Miraculous catch of fish.
    4. The healing of the blind Bartimaeus.
  15. Which one of the following parables teaches about forgiveness? The parables of
    1. the prodigal son.
    2. good Samaritan.
    3. rich man and Lazarus.
    4. mustard seed.
  16. From the teaching of Jesus on forgiveness in the Lord's prayer, Christians learn that they should forgive
    1. those who ask for it
    2. those who wrong them
    3. as many times as possible
    4. without expecting returns.
  17. When did the two followers of Jesus walking to Emmaus come to know that He was the risen Lord? When He
    1. accepted to stay with them
    2. explained to them
    3. asked them what they were talking about 
    4. shared bread with them.
  18. When Philip met the Ethiopian Eunuch, the Eunuch was reading about
    1. coming of the Holy spirit.
    2. baptism of Jesus.
    3. suffering of the Messiah.
    4. transfiguration of Jesus.
  19. Who among the following people were sent to take money to help the believers in Judea?
    1. Silas and James.
    2. Barnabas and Paul.
    3. Philip and Matthew.
    4. Andrew and Matthias.
  20. When Jesus was brought to Pilate during His trial, the following were the accusations given about Him except
    1. claiming to be the son of God
    2. telling people not to pay tax
    3. inciting people to riot
    4. claiming to be the king of the Jews.
  21. Which one of the following practices is common in both Christianity and traditional African ceremonies?
    1. Offering thanksgiving to God in church.
    2. Presentation of a new born baby to the church for blessings.
    3. Baptismal ceremony of the new born child. 
    4. Parental blessing of the newly born baby.
  22. Why was dowry important in traditional African community? It
    1. showed the importance of the girl 
    2. helped the parents of the girl to become rich
    3. served as the marriage certificate
    4. was a sign of appreciation to the parents of the girl.
  23. The main reason why children were taught using stories in traditional African society was to
    1. keep them occupied
    2. teach them moral values
    3. entertain them
    4. teach them history of their community.
  24. Your friend Michelle has been diagnosed to be HIV positive. What is the best action for you to take?
    1. Advise her to register herself in a special school.
    2. Avoid her company completely.
    3. Advise her to transfer to another school.
    4. Encourage her to seek medication.
  25. Who among the following traditional African specialists was considered harmful in the society?
    1. Seers
    2. Sorcerers
    3. Herbalists
    4. Rainmakers.
  26. Elizabeth, your cousin who has just finished her Primary school education realises that she has a lot of free time in the evening. As a Christian, what would be the best advice to give her on how to spend her leisure time?
    1. Listen to gospel music.
    2. Lock herself in her room and sleep.
    3. Visit a home for the aged and help them. 
    4. Play football with her friends.
  27. Joy has a habit of cheating her parents that she needs money to buy books but instead she buys snacks. As a Christian, the best advice to give her is that she should be
    1. hardworking
    2. honest
    3. faithful
    4. caring.
  28. You have just discovered that your friend Kim is keeping a company of drug addicts. As a Christian, what is the best thing to do?
    1. Report him to his parents.
    2. Avoid him completely.
    3. Talk to him about the dangers of drugs.
    4. Join him in taking the drugs.
  29. Which one of the following is an act of charity by the church?
    1. Planting trees.
    2. Donating food to the aged.
    3. Preaching the word of God to all the people.
    4. Cleaning the streets.
  30. Nehemiah, a class 8 boy goes to school without food due to poverty. What is the best way to help him?
    1. Share your food with him.
    2. Inform his class teacher about the problem. 
    3. Take some food for him from the school kitchen.
    4. Advice him to drop out of school.




  1. The Holy Quran was revealed in a period of
    1. 25 years
    2. 40 years
    3. 12 years
    4. 23 years.
  2. The following chapters send warning messages to people who may engage in some wrong doings except
    1. Surah Dhuhaa
    2. Surah at-Takathur
    3. Surah al-Lahab
    4. Surah al-Maun.
  3. Which of the following is a verse from surah- Al-Kafirum?
    1. "Therefore turn in prayers to your Lord and sacrifice."
    2. "Woe to every slanderer and backbiter."
    3. "To you be your religion and to me my religion."
    4. "And He send against them birds in flocks."
  4. Allah(S.W) created man from a clot of blood. This is according to surah
    1. Al-Bayyina
    2. Al-Aadiyyat
    3. Al-Ala
    4. Al-Inshirah.
  5. Which one of the following is a teaching from surah Al-Tiyn?
    1. Muslims should help the poor.
    2. Victory comes from Allah.
    3. Allah is the creator of the universe.
    4. Man was created in the best form.
  6. From the teachings of the prophet, all the following people will enter paradise except those with
    1. good behaviour
    2. faith
    3. fear of Allah
    4. patience.
  7. The prophet (p.b.u.h) advised Muslims that every good deed is
    1. Swadaqa
    2. Zakkat
    3. a debt
    4. tax
  8. "Allah, with your name I die and return to life." This is the dua we recite at the time of
    1. death
    2. darkness
    3. sleep
    4. danger.
  9. According to the hadith of the prophet (S.A.W), how many thousands are rewarded to a Muslim who greets, "Assalam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh"?
    1. 30
    2. 20
    3. 40
    4. 10
  10. Which of the following is a fardh practice of udhu?
    1. Washing recomended parts three times each.
    2. Starting with Bismillah.
    3. Saying dua after udhu.
    4. Washing recomended parts in the correct order.
  11. In which posture of swalah do we recite the supplication "Subhaan Rabbi al-Adhiim?" In
    1. Sujuud
    2. Julius
    3. Rukuu
    4. Qiyam.
  12. Which one of the following phrases is said in Iqama alone?
    1. Hayya alal Swalah.
    2. Qad Qaamat Swalah.
    3. Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illallah.
    4. Aswalatu Khairum mina naum.
  13. Which of the following najasaat should be cleaned by washing seven times in order to finish it?
    1. Blood.
    2. Urine of a baby.
    3. Saliva of a puppy.
    4. Vomit.
  14. Which of the following items is not given out as Zakkat?
    1. Fruits and vegetables.
    2. Money.
    3. Camels.
    4. Household furniture.
  15. Which one of the following actions will not nullify swalah?
    1. Passing wind.
    2. Turning away from Qibla.
    3. Reciting long chapters in Quran.
    4. Making movements in Swalah.
  16. It is obligatory for Muslims who go for Hajj to 
    1. stand at Arafa
    2. drink from Zamzam
    3. visit the tomb of the prophet
    4. go for Hajj repeatedly.
  17. Which one of the following is not an obligation towards the dead Muslims?
    1. Tayammum
    2. Dafuu
    3. Kafan
    4. Ghusul.
  18. How many pillars of Iman do Muslims believe in?
    1. Five
    2. Six
    3. Three
    4. Seven.
  19. Which one of the following phrases is a trust of Muslims that something will happen in the will of Allah?(S.W)
    1. Mashallah
    2. Inshallah
    3. Bi fadhilillah
    4. Wabillahi Tawfig.
  20. The attribute of Allah Al-Muumin' means the
    1. powerful
    2. loved
    3. soverign
    4. trusted.
  21. Who among the following prophets of Allah never received a Holy book?
    1. Daud (A.S)
    2. Nuh(A.S)
    3. Ibrahim(A.S)
    4. Issa(A.S)
  22. The following are all examples of Tawakkul except
    1. lock your vehicle leave it to Allah for security
    2. leave the door of a mosque open and trust in Allah
    3. tie your camel and Allah make you understand
    4. read hard and pray that Allah make you understand.
  23. Which one of the following business practices is acceptable in Islam?
    1. Selling goods in monopoly
    2. making exorbitant profits
    3. charging interest
    4. hiding the defects of goods.
  24. For an Islamic Nikah to proceed, there must be
    1. a decided place for honeymoon
    2. a mosque as a place of the function
    3. full dowry paid
    4. witnesses from both sides.
  25. What did the prophet (p.b.u.h) do to the Aws and Khazray communities at Aqaba? He
    1. taught them Islam
    2. asked them to protect Muslims
    3. made peace between them
    4. set them free from slavery.
  26. At the time he was being attacked by the Ban Thaqif tribesmen, the prophet was accompanied by
    1. Zaid bun Thaabit
    2. Zaid bin Haritha
    3. Abubakkar Swiddiiq
    4. Bilal bin Rabbah.
  27. The immediate action taken by the prophet (p.b.u.h) after arrival in Madina was
    1. building a mosque
    2. forming a constitution 
    3. calling elections
    4. planning for battles.
  28. Which one of the following prayers have two adhaans?
    1. Fajr and Magrib.
    2. Idd and Juma.
    3. Juma and Fajr.
    4. Idd Fitr and Idd Adha-ha.
  29. During Isra Wal Miraj trip, the prophet travelled on a miraculous horse known as
    1. Al-Qaswa
    2. Al-Hud hud
    3. Raf-Rafin
    4. Al-Buraq
  30. In the mosque, the Immam gives his Khutba sermon while standing on a
    1. Musalla
    2. Minbar
    3. Mihraab
    4. Munaar.


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


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


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