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Social Studies & Religious Education Questions - KCPE 2023 Past Papers

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                                                                RIMBA AREA

Study the map of Rimba Area provided and answer questions 1 - 7.

  1. The land in Rimba area rises from
    1. North West to South East
    2. North West to North East
    3. North East to South East
    4. South West to North East.
  2. The following economic activities are carried out in Rimba area except
    1. cattle rearing
    2. fishing
    3. banking
    4. trading.
  3. What is the approximate length of the murram road in Rimba area?
    1. 5 km.
    2. 13 km.
    3. 8 km.
    4. 6 km.   
  4. The main factor that has influenced population settlements in Rimba area is
    1. transport
    2. security
    3. climate
    4. water.
  5. The religious building in Rimba area is used by
    1. Buddhists
    2. Muslims
    3. Christians
    4. Hindus.
  6. The social service that is urgently required by people in Rimba area is
    1. education
    2. security
    3. recreation
    4. health.
  7. Which of the following statements is true about Rimba area?
    1. The development is due to the quarry.
    2. River Safi drains into Lake Rimba.
    3. There are many cattle dips.
    4. Rimba area is administered by a chief.
  8. Which one of the following groups of communities in Kenya consists of Western Bantu?
    1. Agikuyu, Ambeere, Atharaka. 
    2. Mijikenda, Pokomo, Adawida.
    3. Abakuria, Abaluhyia, Abasuba.
    4. Ameru, Abasuba, Akamba.
  9. Which one of the following is not a traditional method of foretelling weather?
    1. use of a rain gauge.
    2. croaking of frogs.
    3. migration of some birds.
    4. shedding of leaves of some trees.
  10. Which one of the following treatment was not given by traditional African medicine men?
    1. Mental disorder treatment.
    2. Fixing broken bones.
    3. Heart operation.
    4. Digestive disorder treatment.
  11. Below are statements describing a traditional form of government in East Africa.
    1. Grouped villages.
    2. Had a Parliament.
    3. Divided into sub counties.
    4. Leadership was inherited.
    5. Ruled by chiefs.
      Which one of the following combinations of statements describe the Nyamwezi?
      1. (i), (ii), (iv).
      2. (ii), (iii), (v).
      3. (iii), (iv), (v).
      4. (i), (iv), (v).
  12. The statements below describe the migration of a community into Kenya during the pre-colonial period.
    1. They migrated from South-West Ethiopia.
    2. They settled near Mount Moroto.
    3. They settled on the floor of the Rift Valley.
    4. They spread around the floor of the Rift Valley in search of pasture.
      The community described above is the
      1. Sabaot
      2. Acholi
      3. Turkana
      4. Pokot.
  13. The diagram below shows a weather measuring instrument.
    The instrument is used to measure the amount of water
    1. in the atmosphere
    2. on the ground
    3. from the rains
    4. from the plants.
  14. The diagram below shows the process of formation of a mountain.
    The process is known as
    1. Volcanicity
    2. Faulting
    3. Deposition
    4. Folding.
  15. Below are some of the leaders in Kenya.
    1. Masinde Muliro
    2. Daniel arap Moi
    3. Oginga Odinga
    4. Mwai Kibaki
    5. Tom Mboya
      Who among the groups of leaders fought for the re-introduction of multi-party democracy in 1991? 
      1. (iii) (v) (ii).
      2. (iii), (ii), (i)
      3. (iii), (ii), (iv)
      4. (i), (iii), (iv)
  16. Forty youth from Makueni County were employed in the Magadi Soda factory in Kajiado County where they are living. This type of migration is called
    1. Rural to rural
    2. Urban to urban
    3. Rural to urban
    4. Urban to rural.
  17. Which one of the following is not true about traditional education in Kenya? It enabled
    1. one to marry many wives
    2. one to earn a living
    3. the youth to become responsible
    4. the youth to be self reliant.
  18. Which one of the following pre-historic sites is found in Tanzania?
    1. Nsongezi.
    2. Afar Depression.
    3. Fort Tenan.
    4. Kalambo.
  19. Below are statements about a famous traditional leader in Kenya.
    1. He was a respected medicineman. 
    2. He prophesied the coming of Europeans.
    3. He felt Europeans would harm the Africans.
    4. He died in 1904.
      The leader described above is
      1. Mekatilili wa Menza
      2. Koitalel arap Samoei
      3. Sakawa
      4. Masaku.
  20. Which one of the following types of mountain vegetation is found below the bare rock?
    1. Savannah.
    2. Bamboo.
    3. Rain forest. 
    4. Moorland.
  21. The following are characteristics of an early human being.
    1. cooked food.
    2. walked straight and upright.
    3. kept domestic animals.
    4. built simple houses.
      The early human being described above is
      1. Homo Sapien
      2. Home Erectus
      3. Homo Habilis
      4. Kenyapithecus.
  22. Which season is experienced in the northern hemisphere in the month of December?
    1. Winter.
    2. Summer.
    3. Autumn. 
    4. Spring.
  23. Juma, a Class 8 pupil asked his teacher for the meaning of bush fallowing. The teacher's response was that it is
    1. growing of both food and cash crops 
    2. growing of crops and keeping of livestock
    3. leaving the land idle to regain fertility before using it again
    4. moving to a new land after the soil in the present land is exhausted.
  24. Three of the following are problems facing poultry farming in Kenya. Which one is not?
    1. Expensive poultry feeds. 
    2. Shortage of land.
    3. Diseases that kill birds.
    4. Changes in prices of poultry products.

Use the map of Kenya below to answer questions 25 to 28


  1. The language group that migrated into Kenya using the route marked J is
    1. Nilotes
    2. Cushites
    3. Bantu
    4. Semites.
  2. The river marked K is
    1. Ewaso Nyiro North
    2. Tana
    3. Galana Sabaki
    4. Ewaso Nyiro South.
  3. The game reserve marked L is
    1. Maasai Mara
    2. Serengeti
    3. Tsavo
    4. Ruma.
  4. The town marked M is
    1. Kakamega
    2. Kisumu
    3. Eldoret
    4. Homa Bay.
  5. Class 7 pupils visited Masinga dam on River Tana for an education tour. One of the pupils asked the tour guide why the dam was built. The guide told them that the main reason why the dam was built was to
        1. provide a fishing site
        2. generate hydoelectricity
        3. provide water for domestic use
        4. create a recreation centre.
  6. Jane plans to go to Uganda to sell bananas. Which problem is she likely to face?
    1. Poor transport.
    2. Difference in currency.
    3. Political instability.
    4. Similarity of goods.
  7. Which one of the following is the least cause of conflicts in school?
    1. Reporting each other.
    2. Using other learners' property. 
    3. Bullying each other.
    4. Performing well in class.
  8. The following are characteristics of a type of soil.
    1. It has small particles.
    2. It has high water retention.
    3. It is difficult to plough
    4. It is dark in colour.
      The type of soil described above is
      1. Clay
      2. Sandy
      3. Loam
      4. Alluvial  
  9. Which one of the following is a reason why Lewanika collaborated with the British?
    1. To get back his land.
    2. For protection from other European powers.
    3. For spread of christianity in his Kingdom. 
    4. To stop slave trade.
  10. Which of the combinations of crops below are grown in horticultural farming? A
    1. Cabbages, millet, pawpaw.
    2. Potatoes, beets, bananas.
    3. Onion, apples, roses.
    4. Rice, tomatoes, carnations.
  11. One of the reasons why the Tswana practise nomadic pastoralism is that
    1. the area receives low rainfall 
    2. they own large herds of livestock
    3. they have large tracks of land
    4. they like migrating with animals.
  12. The main contribution of coffee farming to the economy of Ethiopia is that, it
    1. earns foreign exchange
    2. creates employment
    3. develops infrastructure
    4. leads to growth of industries.
  13. Below are some uses of a crop.
    1. Used to make perfumes.
    2. Used to make dental medicine
    3. Used to make soap.
    4. Used as a flavour in cakes.
      The crop described above is
      1. Cocoa
      2. Cloves 
      3. Onions 
      4. Chillies.
  14. The main problem facing industries in Kenya is
    1. limited markets
    2. inadequate capital
    3. inadequate skilled labour
    4. limited raw materials.
  15. The following are reasons for the establishment of settlement schemes in Kenya except
    1. to settle the landless
    2. to reduce population pressure
    3. to create job opportunities
    4. to increase food production.
  16. Who among the following leaders is correctly matched with the resistance group they led
           Movement            Leader
    1. Hehe                     Mkwawa
    2. Mandinka              Kabaka Mwanga
    3. Buganda               Mekatilili
    4. Giriama                 Samori Toure
  17. Below are uses of a certain mineral. It is used:
    1. as food for animals.
    2. to manufacture soap. 
    3. for domestic purposes.
    4. to prevent a human disease.
      The mineral described above is
      1. diatomite
      2. fluorspar
      3. salt
      4. limestone.
  18. Which one of the following countries was colonized by France?
    1. Egypt.
    2. Angola.
    3. Morocco.
    4. Cameroon.
  19. The following statements describe a type of democracy.
    1. Citizens elect representatives.
    2. Elected members make laws.
    3. Government appoints officials to implement policies.
      The type of democracy described above is 
      1. indirect democracy
      2. direct democracy
      3. civic democracy
      4. pure democracy.
  20. Which one of the following is not true about tourism in Kenya?
    1. Tourism brings many religions to Kenya
    2. Tourism creates jobs for Kenyans.
    3. Tourism earns Kenya foreign exchange.
    4. Tourism promotes international relations.
  21. Below are some causes of soil erosion.
    1. High rainfall.
    2. Monocropping.
    3. Shifting cultivation.
    4. Weak soil structure.
    5. Overstocking.
      Which one of the following combinations of causes is as result of human activities?
      1. (i), (ii), (iii).
      2. (ii), (iii), (v). 
      3. (i), (iii), (iv).
      4. (i), (iii), (v).
  22. Domestic tourism refers to the visit of local people
    1. to another country to preach
    2. in their own country for pleasure 
    3. in their own country for seminars
    4. to other countries for pleasure.
  23. Fatuma, a Standard 8 pupil sees a person being beaten by some people. The best action for her to take is to A
    1. talk to the people to stop 
    2. run away from the scene
    3. let the people continue beating the pupil D
    4. call for help from other people.
  24. The right to health care is referred to as
    1. civil right
    2. social right
    3. economic right
    4. environmental right.
  25. Which one of the following statements is true about fish farming in both Kenya and Japan?
    1. Fish is sold through co-operatives.
    2. Fish is the leading export.
    3. Both have a strong fishing culture.
    4. Both rear salt and fresh water fish.
  26. John a Standard 8 pupil found a Grade 4 pupil lying on the floor unconscious. The best action to take is to
    1. shout for help
    2. run away from the scene
    3. report the matter to the teacher 
    4. administer first aid.
  27. Which one of the following is the role of school management committee?
    1. Organize relevant teaching materials.
    2. Maintain cleanliness in the school.
    3. Plan for development of the school.
    4. Transfer teachers.
  28. The following are processing industries except
    1. Soda ash factory in Magadi
    2. Milk factory in Naivasha
    3. Sugar factory in Mumias
    4. Shoe factory in Limuru.
  29. Which one of the following practices may lead to drug abuse?
    1. Using preventive medicine.
    2. Healthy leisure activities. 
    3. Monitoring use of medicine. 
    4. Selling medicine in shops.
  30. The following tasks are carried out by people in Kenya.
    1. Paying taxes.
    2. Attending religious seminars.
    3. Participating in elections.
    4. Taking care of one's property.
    5. Taking care of the environment.
      Which combination of the tasks above consist of responsibilities of a Kenyan citizen?
      1. (i), (iii), (v). 
      2. (iii), (iv), (v).
      3. (ii), (iii), (v). D
      4. (i), (iv), (v).
  31. Three of the following are responsibilities of the United Nations. Which one is not?
    1. Settling disputes between countries. 
    2. Settling refugees.
    3. Providing famine relief.
    4. Discussing internal security.
  32. Which one of the following philosophies was adopted by the Kenya government at independence?
    1. Nyayo.
    2. African socialism.
    3. Uhuru na kazi.
    4. Harambee.
  33. Who among the following nominates Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya? The
    1. President
    2. National Assembly
    3. Senate
    4. Judiciary.  5
  34. We show respect to our National Anthem by
    1. learning it in Kiswahili
    2. singing it many times
    3. standing at attention when singing it 
    4. singing it in English and Kiswahili.
  35. Who among the following is not a member of the County Assembly in Kenya?
    1. Ward representatives
    2. Nominated members.
    3. Youth representatives.
    4. Deputy Governors.
  36. The work of Kenya Defence Forces is to
    1. arrest law breakers
    2. assist in making laws
    3. provide protection from external attacks
    4. provide protection from internal conflicts.




  1. From the Genesis stories of creation, Adam and Eve were placed in the garden of Eden by God in order to
    1. be saved from dangerous animals
    2. till and protect the garden
    3. name the animals in the garden
    4. eat the fruits from all the trees in the garden.
  2. A lesson Christians learn from the incident when Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac is that they should be
    1. obedient to God
    2. honest in their lives
    3. respectful to other
    4. joyful when serving God.
  3. "God has made me a ruler over all Egypt,come to me without delay" (Genesis 45:9). These words said by Joseph to his brothers when he received them in Egypt demonstrate that he
    1. was planning to enslave them
    2. was planning to give them leadership positions
    3. owned a lot of land in Egypt 
    4. had forgiven his brothers.
  4. Who among the following people was chosen by God to assist Moses to deliver the Israelites from Egypt?
    1. Caleb.
    2. Joshua.
    3. Jethro.
    4. Aaron.
  5. "I am who I am" (Exodus 3:14). These words were spoken by God to Moses when he was
    1. crossing the Red Sea
    2. receiving the Ten Commandments from God
    3. performing miracles in Egypt 
    4. being called by God.
  6. Ruth chose to go with her mother in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem mainly because she
    1. wanted to visit her relatives in Bethlehem
    2. hoped to get a husband in Bethlehem
    3. desired to worship the God of Naomi
    4. desired to live in a new place with Naomi.
  7. King David promoted the worship of God in Israel mainly by
    1. bringing the covenant box to Jerusale
    2. making sacrifices to God
    3. preparing materials for the building of the temple in Jerusalem
    4. singing and dancing for God.
  8. A lesson Christians learn from the rich woman from Shunem when she built a room for prophet Elisha is that they should
    1. ask for favours from servants of God
    2. build places of worship
    3. give gifts to their friends
    4. take care of the servants of God.
  9. Which one of the following statements is a teaching of the new covenant foretold by prophet Jeremiah? God would
    1. write his laws upon people's hearts
    2. write the laws on stone tablets
    3. make the Israelites a kingdom of priests 
    4. make Israel a great nation.
  10. Which one of the following statements were said by the angel to the women who went to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus?
    1. "What are you talking about to each other as you walk along?".
    2. "Do not be afraid... God has heard your prayer."
    3. "Go and make the tomb as secure as you can".
    4. "He is not here, he has risen ".
  11. Which one of the following statements was said by Simon about baby Jesus when he was presented by his parents for dedication in the temple? He will
    1. be called the son of the Most High 
    2. be a light to reveal God's will to the Gentiles
    3. be a great man in the sight of the Lord 
    4. have an everlasting kingdom.
  12. "The scripture says, worship the Lord your God and serve Him only" (Luke 4:8). These words were said by Jesus
    1. during the Sermon on the Mount
    2. when he was sending his disciples on a mission
    3. when he was being tried before pilate 
    4. during his temptation in the wilderness.
  13. A lesson Christians learn from the incident in which Jesus told a rich man to sell all he had and give the money to the poor is that they should
    1. use their wealth to serve others 
    2. seek spiritual wealth
    3. have limited material possessions 
    4. give all their wealth to the poor.
  14. A parable of Jesus that shows how different people receive the word of God is the parable of the
    1. mustard seed
    2. sower
    3. three servants
    4. Good Samaritan.
  15. The main lesson Christians learn from the incident when Jesus raised Jairus' daughter from death is that they should 
    1. seek help from others
    2. work for God
    3. comfort those who have problems
    4. have faith in God.
  16. Which one of the following is a reason Jesus was baptized in River Jordan? In order to
    1. purify himself
    2. receive the holy spirit
    3. fulfill the law of Moses
    4. please John the Baptist.
  17. A lesson Christians learn from Philip when he explained scriptures to the Ethiopian Eunuch who was on his way from Jerusalem is that they should
    1. avoid asking questions to strangers
    2. be led by the Holy Spirit
    3. travel to different places
    4. read many books.
  18. Which one of the following is a reason why deacons were chosen in the early church? To
    1. be in charge of the distribution of food
    2. perform miracles in church
    3. preach the good news
    4. organize singing in the church.
  19. "I have no money at all but I will give what I have..." (Acts 3:6). These you words were said by Peter when he was about to
    1. baptize Cornelius in Caesarea
    2. heal the lame man at the Beautiful Gate
    3. raise Tabitha back to life in Joppa 
    4. heal Aeneas in Lydda.
  20. Which one of the following statements is a teaching from the Apostles' Creed?
    1. "May your Kingdom come"
    2. "Forgive us our sins"
    3. "He ascended into heaven"
    4. "Happy are pure in heart."
  21. Which one of the following is a gift of the Holy Spirit?
    1. Joy.
    2. Healing.
    3. Patience
    4. Self control.
  22. In traditional African communities but pregnancy is valued mainly because it 
    1. is a time for the expectant mother to receive gifts
    2. gives the expectant mother time to rest 
    3. is a sign of the arrival of a new member of the community 
    4. provides an opportunity for relatives to visit the expectant mother.
  23. The main reason why people are encouraged to get married in both traditional African communities and Christianity is in order to
    1. to raise their status
    2. have children
    3. to get wealth
    4. to get labour.
  24. In traditional African communities members of a family share duties mainly to
    1. avoid idleness of some members
    2. please the ancestors
    3. develop different talents
    4. provide for the needs of the family.
  25. Christians in Kenya should obey those in authority because
    1. God expects them to do so
    2. those in authority are powerful
    3. It is a way of pleasing them
    4. they will be rewarded for doing so.
  26. On her way home from school, Joan findssome Grade 3 pupils stealing mangoes from a nearby farm. As a Christian, what is the correct action for Joan to take? She should A
    1. take the mangoes and return them to the owner of the farm
    2. stop them from stealing and tell them to respect other people's property
    3. ask those pupils to give her some of the mangoes
    4. report the matter to their class teacher.
  27. Your deskmate, Hellen, tells you that her parents are infected with HIV and she is finding it difficult to care for them. As a Christian what is the best advice to give Hellen? Tell her to
    1. seek help from the church
    2. come and stay with you
    3. go and stay with her relatives
    4. request the classmates to assist.
  28. Your deskmate, Brian, tells you that he does not like collecting rubbish because he feels this is manual work. As a Christian what is the correct advice for you to give Brian? Tell him
    1. the benefits of a clean environment 
    2. to request his parents to transfer him to another school
    3. to be hiding when others are working
    4. that you will be doing the work for him.
  29. You discover that your classmate, Stella, has a habit of taking alcohol during the weekend and she invites you to join her in the habit. What is the correct action for you to take? 
    1. Tell your classmates about it.
    2. Tell Stella's parents about her behaviour. 
    3. Refuse and tell her the effects of alcohol abuse.
    4. Refuse and stop talking to her.
  30. Your friend Carol tells you that her aunt who recently came from another country and is staying with them is showing symptoms of COVID-19. The aunt has refused to isolate herself and therefore Carol fears she might have contracted the virus. What is the best advice for you to give Carol? Tell her to 
    1. Isolate herself and not to share any item with other family members
    2. go and live with another relative who stays far
    3. go for a COVID-19 test and encourage her aunt and other family members to do the same.
    4. request her parents to send her aunt away so that they can be safe.



  1. A Surah that promises Prophet Muhammad (P.b.u.h) success in his mission is
    1. A-Tiin
    2. At-takathur
    3. Al-Asr
    4. An-Nasr
  2. Omar was giving a talk in class on why Muslims should assist orphans. The Surah he should refer to is
    1. Al-Lahab
    2. Al-Inshirah
    3. Al-Maun
    4. Al-Fatiha.
  3. Muslims are urged to pray to Allah andmake sacrifices to Him in Surah
    1. Al-Kauthar
    2. Al-Aadiyat 
    3. Al-Ikhlas
    4.  Al-Lahab.
  4. 'Illa ladhina amanu wa'amilu swalihaat'. This verse is found in Surah
    1. Al-Humaza
    2. Al-Asr
    3. Al-Qadar
    4. Al-Falaq.
  5. Muslims are warned against gathering of be wealth in Surah
    1. Al-Kafirun
    2. Al-Qariah 
    3. Al-Humaza 
    4. Al-Zilzilah.
  6. Which among the following is a characteristic of a hypocrite according to the Hadith of the Prophet (P.b.u.h)?
    1. Takes riba.
    2. Betrays trust.
    3. Neglects swalat. 
    4. Disrespects parents.
  7. Which one of the following is a rule of eating according to the Hadith of the Prophet (P.b.u.h)?
    1. Eating what is in front of you.
    2. Saying alhamdulillah when you start eating.
    3. Saying bismillah when you finish eating.
    4. Eating food that is good for you.
  8. Which among the following is not a condition of saum? One must
    1. be a Muslim
    2. be mature and sane
    3. be in the state of wudhu
    4. make the intention (nia) to fast.
  9. The tashahud is recited during
    1. Idd celebrations
    2. Aqiqah celebrations
    3. the performance of swalat
    4. the performance of Hajj.
  10. During performance of wudhu, Hassan washed the following parts of his body
    1. feet
    2. ears
    3. hands
    4. face
      Which of the above are fardh parts of wudhu?
      1. (ii) (iii) (iv).
      2. (ii) (i) (iii).
      3. (i) (ii) (iv).
      4. (i) (iii) (iv).
  11. A pilgrim in a state of Ihram is not allowed to
    1. take a bath
    2. brush teeth
    3. use perfume
    4. eat meat.
  12. Fatma, a Grade 6 pupil performed a three rakaat sunnah prayer after Isha prayer. Which among the following prayers did she perform?
    1. Witr.
    2. Ba'adiya.
    3. Khusuf.
    4. Taraweh.
  13. 'Bismillah' is a phrase used by Muslims when they
    1. start to do something
    2. get something good
    3. face problems in life
    4. wake up in the morning.
  14. Your classmate Mariam is disappointed because she did not qualify to join the debate team. What is the best advice that you can give her? Tell her to
    1. stop participating in debate
    2. continue participating in debate
    3. join another club
    4. concentrate on her studies.
  15. Jamal your friend tells you that he accidentally took another person's shoes after Dhuhr prayers in the mosque. The correct advise you would give him is that he should ob od live
    1. throw the shoes away
    2. donate the shoes to the poor
    3. keep the shoes and wear them
    4. take the shoes back to the mosque.
  16. Which among the following statements is true about the angels of Allah? They
    1. eat and drink
    2. received books
    3. obey the commands of Allah
    4. obey the teachings of the Prophet.
  17. Which among the following is the correct order of the last four Prophets of Allah? 
    1. Zakariyah, Issa, Yahya,Muhammad.
    2. Zakariyah, Yahya, Issa,Muhammad. 
    3. Yahya, Zakariyah, Issa,Muhammad.
    4. Yahya, Issa, Zakariyah,Muhammad.
  18. Ali, a Grade 4 pupil has been abusing his classmates and has decided to repent after realising his mistake. Which one of the following attributes of Allah will encourage him to seek for repentance?
    1. Al-Jabbar.
    2. Al-Muumin.
    3. Al-Aziz. 
    4. Al-Rahim.
  19. The first event of the last day is
    1. destiny
    2. judgement
    3. resurrection
    4. assembling.
  20. Which one of the following business practices should be avoided by Muslims
    1. Charging interest on loans.
    2. Selling goods on credit.
    3. Earning profit from goods sold.
    4. Selling equipment for sports.
  21. When choosing a friend in your class, you should consider one who is
    1. quiet
    2. famous
    3. rich
    4. humble.
  22. A'adhama Ilahu ajrak. This dua is said for
    1. a bereaved person
    2. a disabled person
    3. a dead person
    4. a sick person.
  23. The main reason why many Muslims lost their lives during the battle of Uhud is because they
    1. were few in number and the Quraish were many
    2. did not follow instructions from the Prophet
    3. had insufficient weapons
    4. were overpowered by the enemy.
  24. Which one of the following events happened in the year of sorrow
    1. Muslims were expelled from Makka.
    2. The death of the Prophet (P.b.u.h).
    3. The death of Lady Khadija and Abu Talib.
    4. Muslims were prevented from performing Hajj.
  25. The last sermon of the Prophet was at
    1. Mount Arafat
    2. Mount Swafa
    3. Masjid Quba
    4. Masjid Nabawi.
  26. Which among the following activities helped in the spread of Islam along the Coast of Kenya between the 15th and 19th century? A
    1. building of the Kenya Uganda railway.
    2. translation of the Quran into Kiswahili.
    3. intermarriage between the Portuguese and Arabs.
    4. intermarriage between the Africans and Arabs.
  27. Which among the following festivals is correctly matched with the month in which it is celebrated?
           Festival              Month
    1. Idd-ul-Addha       Rajab.
    2. Idd-ul-fitr             Shawwal.
    3. Isra-wal-Miraj      Dhulhijja
    4. Milad-un-Nabi     Muharram
  28. Which among the following months is not among the ash-hurul-hurum?
    1. Muharram.
    2. Dhul-Qaada.
    3. Rajab.
    4. Ramadhan.
  29. A common act among all Muslims is
    1. wearing white garments
    2. eating with hands
    3. facing Qibla during Swalat
    4. breaking fast with dates.
  30. Who among the following was the son of Nabi Adam?
    1. Habil.
    2. Suleiman.
    3. Yunus.
    4. Ismail.



  1. Which of the following Panch Mahabhoot is correctly matched with its quality?
           Panch Mahabhoot            Quality
    1. Jala                                     taste
    2. Agni                                    warmth
    3. Vayu                                   smell
    4. Akash                                 touch
  2. The attribute of Parmatma that is shown in the Sikh greeting, 'Sat sri Akal' is
    1. Loving
    2. Knowledgeable
    3. Powerful
    4. Eternal.
  3. Which of the following was done by Lord Vishnu in his Matsya Avatar?
    1. Saved mankind from destruction.
    2. Gave moral values to humanity.
    3. Protected the Divine Knowledge.
    4. Destroyed Evil. ide-mu-ballM
  4. The following statements described a Jain Tirthankar:
    1. He was the 23rd Tirthankar.
    2. Lord Indra protected him during his meditation.
    3. He preached Ratna Traya.
    4. He attained moksha on Samet Shikhar.
      The Tirthankar described is
      1. Parshwanath
      2. Shantinath
      3. Mallinath
      4. Neminath.
  5. Which one of the following was the main achievement of Guru Gobind Singh? He
    1. defended Hinduism.
    2. composed the poem 'Chandani Charitra.'
    3. founded the Khalsa Panth.
    4. chose Banda Bahadur as his successor.
  6. Who among the following personalities stopped the practice of animal sacrifice? 
    1. Lord Buddha.
    2. Shradhanand Swami.
    3. Vallabhacharya Guru.
    4. Ramanujacharya.
  7. The following incidents happened according to the epic Ramayana:
    1. Rama, Sita and Laxman went to the forest for 14 years.
    2. Hanuman located Sita in Ashok Vatika.
    3. Rama and Laxman helped Vishwamitra to kill the evil beings in his ashram and neighbouring land.
    4. Rama killed Ravan.
    5. Rama broke the bow of Parshuram.
      The correct order of the incidents is:
      1. v, i, iv, ii, iii
      2. i, ii, iii, iv, v
      3. ii, i, v, iii, iv
      4. iii, v, i, ii, iv.
  8. During which of the holy days is Kalpasutra read?
    1. Navratri.
    2. Paryushan.
    3. Diwali.
    4. Holi.
  9. Purusharth is a Hindu principle that encourages devotees mainly to
    1. satisfy desires
    2. follow ethics and morals
    3. make an honest living
    4. attain self-enlightenment.
  10. The following are the teachings of Guru Nanak except
    1. earn honestly
    2. practise penance 
    3. pray sincerely
    4. help the needy.
  11. Ajay, a standard 8 pupil, gets angry easily. His parents advised him to practise the principle of
    1. Akrothe
    2. Ahimsa
    3. Sheel
    4. Satya   
  12. Which one of the following principles of Dharma is correctly matched with its practice?
          Principle                Practice
    1. Dharma                 Self-control
    2. Dama                    Honesty
    3. Dhruti                    Patience
    4. Asteya                   Sincerity
  13. The principle that guides a person towards attainment of moksha is
    1. Asteya
    2. Kshama
    3. Vidya
    4. Shaucham.  
  14. The best way to achieve mental purity is through
    1. studying scriptures
    2. meditation practised regularly
    3. visiting places of worship
    4. listening to religious discourses.
  15. Which of the following ceremonies is performed by a Sikh devotee?
    1. Nishkraman.
    2. Upanayan.
    3. Chudakarma.
    4. Amrit Chakhna.
  16. The first Sanskar performed after a Hindu baby is born is
    1. Jatkarma
    2. Namkarna
    3. Chudakarma
    4. Nishkarman.
  17. The Buddhist devotees offer prayers in their place of worship which is known as
    1. Derasar
    2. Stupa
    3. Gurudwara
    4. Mandir.
  18. Which of the following is a place of pilgrimage which is important to devotees of Lord Vishnu and Lord Buddha?
    1. Abu.
    2. Palitana.
    3. Bodhi Gaya.
    4. Kashi.
  19. A unique common feature which is performed for celebrating festivals in Sikhism is
    1. fireworks
    2. sprinkling of colours
    3. playing raas and garba
    4. langar.
  20. Which one of the following is performed for the ustav of Navratri?
    1. Installing the Garbo in the venue.
    2. Burning the effigy of Ravan.
    3. Lighting a bonfire.
    4. Having a funfair.
  21. Which utsav is celebrated for a personality who taught Hindus to keep their promise at any cost?
    1. Janmashtmi.
    2. Ram Navmi.
    3. Shivratri.
    4. Holi.
  22. Who among the following yogis practised karma yoga?
    1. Bhagirath, Nivedita.
    2. Tulsidas, Surdas.
    3. Raja Janak, Nachiketa.
    4. Ramdas, Chandanbala.
  23. The following are the steps for performing a yogasana:
    1. Lying on the ground face up.
    2. Relaxing every part of the body.
    3. Removing tension and thoughts.
    4. Staying still with eyes closed.
    5. Being still for a few minutes.
    6. Turn on the side and get into a sitting position.
      The asana described above is
      1. Vajrasan
      2. Padmasan
      3. Shavasan
      4. Shalbhasan.
  24. Raja Janak was given the knowledge of attaining moksha by sage
    1. Vashishta
    2. Yagnavalkaya
    3. Changadeva
    4. Ashtavakra.
  25. Sumaira noticed that some of the neighbours have been scattering litter all over the compound. The best action for Sumaira to take is to
    1. dispose off the litter and ignore them
    2. sensitize the neighbours on the importance of proper litter disposal
    3. complain to the caretaker about the issue
    4. tell her parents what the neighbours are doing.
  26. Vivek, a Standard 8 pupil has a parent who was infected by COVID-19 and has been in the hospital for a long time. The class teacher and his class mates raised the funds to pay part of the hospital bill. The sadachar demonstrated by their action is
    1. tolerance
    2. obedience
    3. respect
    4. compassion.
  27. Your friend, Paras, has been spending a lot of his time playing computer games and his performance in school is dropping drastically. What is the correct advice for you to give Paras?
    1. Tell him to balance his study time withplay time.
    2.   Ask him to give you his computer games.
    3. Tell him to seek for advice from other classmates.
    4. Request him to transfer to a different school.
  28. The best way for Grade 6 pupils to demonstrate care for the environment is by 
    1. sweeping their classroom
    2. dusting the bookshelf
    3. planting trees
    4. keeping the grass short.
  29. Hindus pay tribute to their ancestors and departed souls of their family members in the month of
    1. Kartik
    2. Bhadrapad
    3. Chaitra
    4. Falgun.
  30. Who among the following is worshipped on Nirjala Ekadashi?
    1. Lord Buddha.
    2. Lord Rama.
    3. Lord Vishnu.
    4. Lord Hanuman.
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