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Social Studies & C.R.E Questions and Answers - Class 8 Term 2 Opener Exams 2022 Set 2

QUESTIONS

1

  1. River Pawa rises from; 
    1. North East
    2. North West 
    3. South West 
    4. South East
  2. What is the approximate length of the tarmac road found in Maloba area? 
    1. 18 km
    2. 20 km 
    3. 10 km
    4. 15 km
  3. The chief administrator in Maloba area is LIKELY to be; 
    1. governor 
    2. county commissioner 
    3. deputy county commissioner 
    4. chief
  4. The settlement pattern in Maloba area is MAINLY influenced by: 
    1. transport networks 
    2. economic activities
    3. climate
    4. types of soil
  5. The climate of North Eastern part of Maloba area is; 
    1. cool and wet
    2. hot and dry 
    3. cool and dry 
    4. hot and wet
  6. Most people in Maloba town worship on; 
    1. Sunday
    2. Friday 
    3. Saturday
    4. Monday
  7. Which type of industry is found to the South Western part of Maloba area? 
    1. Manufacturing 
    2. Processing 
    3. Service
    4. Assembly
  8. Which one of the following fishing methods is used to catch fish at the sea bed? 
    1. Long lining 
    2. Trawling 
    3. Purse seining 
    4. Use of basket
  9. The basic unit of the society is the; 
    1. marriage
    2. family 
    3. clan
    4. age group
  10. Which one of the following is NOT a social use of soil? 
    1. Decorating houses 
    2. Constructing houses 
    3. Burrying the dead 
    4. Smearing on bodies during iniation
  11. In Kenya, one may lose a civic seat if he/she 
    1. does not visit his/her ward 
    2. is jailed for five months 
    3. is elected leader of majority 
    4. is declared bankrupt by court of law
  12. Who among the following school administrators is in charge of school discipline? 
    1. Headteacher 
    2. School prefect 
    3. Deputy headtheacher 
    4. Classteacher
  13. In traditional African societies goods were transported using;
    1. cars
    2. trains 
    3. bicycles
    4. animals
  14. The statements below describe uses of a mineral mined in Kenya;
    1. To make sulphuric acid
    2. To mkae toothpaste
    3. To manufacture cement
    4. To strengthen steel and aluminium
      The mineral described above is;
      1. gold
      2. diatomite 
      3. copper
      4. flourspar
  15. The policy of administration that was used by the British in Northern Nigeria was; 
    1. association 
    2. indirect rule 
    3. direct rule 
    4. assimilation
  16. The diagram below shows the vegetation zones on a mountain.
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    The vegetation zone marked K represents:
    1. savannah
    2. bamboo 
    3. rain forest 
    4. heath and moorland
  17. The vegetation above is influenced by the;
    1. types of soils 
    2. altitude 
    3. climate
    4. topography
  18. The country that borders Kenya to the North East is;
    1. Somalia
    2. Ethiopia 
    3. South Sudan 
    4. Tanzania
  19. Lakes found in the Great Rift valley were formed as a result of: 
    1. downwarping
    2. faulting 
    3. glaciation 
    4. depositional
  20. The MAIN problem facing wildlife in Kenya is;
    1. insecurity 
    2. poor roads
    3. poaching 
    4. few game parks
  21. Which one of the following is a food processing industry? 
    1. Oil refining 
    2. Cotton processing 
    3. Pineapple canning 
    4. Tyre retreading
  22. In which year did Tanganyika merge with Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania (URT)? 
    1. 1963
    2. 1961 
    3. 1964
    4. 1965
  23. Which one of the following groups of people shows the River lake Nilotes of Sudan? 
    1. Bok, Suk, Sabaot 
    2. Acholi. Lango, Labwor 
    3. Jie, Karamajong, Iteso 
    4. Dinka, Shilluk, Anuak
  24. Countries in North Africa experiences summer season during the months of; 
    1. June and August 
    2. December and February 
    3. September and November 
    4. March and May
  25. Which one of the following is the ODD one out? 
    1. Chad
    2. Elementaita 
    3. Kyoga
    4. Victoria
  26. Which of the following communities in West Africa belongs to Afro-Asiantic? 
    1. Ashanti
    2. Wolof 
    3. Tuareg
    4. Fulani
  27. Which of the following cultural artefacts was used as a storage item? 
    1. Slings
    2. Spears 
    3. Bows
    4. Calabash
  28. Which of the following lists below consist of block mountains? 
    1. Cape ranges, Drakensburg, Atlas 
    2. Usambara, Danakil Alps, Pare 
    3. Meru, Elgon, Kilimanjaro 
    4. Aberdare, Mau ranges, Menengai
  29. The time in Kigali 24°E is 9.20 am what will be the time in Accra, Ghana? 
    1. 7.44 am
    2. 10.56 am 
    3. 7.44 pm
    4. 10.56 pm
  30. The nomination of the twelve MPs in the National Assembly in Kenya was done by the; 
    1. speaker
    2. president
    3. political parties 
    4. IEBC
  31. A person who loves his country is said to be;
    1. loyal 
    2. responsible
    3. faithful 
    4. patriotic
  32. The statements below describe an early visitor to Eastern Africa. He;
    1. arrived in the year 1846
    2. helped in translating bible
    3. he became blind
      The early visitor described above is; 
      1. Vasco da Gama 
      2. Ludwig Krapf 
      3. Johann Rebmann 
      4. David Livingstone
  33. Three of the following are benefits of tourism in Kenya. Which one is NOT? 
    1. Creation of job opportunities 
    2. Earns foreign exchange 
    3. Promote international relationship 
    4. Bad western influence on our culture
  34. The BEST way of curbing drugs and substance abuse among the youths today is by: 
    1. passing strict rules on drug traffickers 
    2. employing more anti-narcotic police officers 
    3. establish more rehabilitation centres 
    4. creating public awareness on dangers of drugs
  35. Among the following officers in Nyamwezi chiefdom, who was the council of elders? 
    1. Wanyamphala 
    2. Ntemi 
    3. Ruga ruga 
    4. Kabaka
  36. The following are conditions favouring the growth of a certain crop in Africa;
    1. Grows within the tropics 
    2. Harvested during bud stage
    3. Mainly used to spice food
    4. Requires high humidity throughout
  37. The crop described above is: 
    1. Cocoa
    2. Coffee 
    3. Pyrethrum 
    4. Cloves
  38. The capital city of Chad is at; 
    1. N'Djamena 
    2. Gaborone 
    3. Tripoli
    4. Lome
  39. Who among the following early men discovered fire? 
    1. Homo erectus 
    2. Homo habilis 
    3. Zinjathropus 
    4. Homo sapiens
  40. Among the following early visitors to Eastern Africa, who is the ODD one out? 
    1. Carl Peters 
    2. William Mackinon 
    3. Seyyid Said 
    4. Dr David Livingstone
  41. Which of the following religious marriages allows polygamous? 
    1. Traditional 
    2. Customary 
    3. Islamic
    4. Civil
  42. Which arm of the government approves national budget?
    1. Executive 
    2. Cabinet 
    3. Parliament 
    4. Judiciary

Use the map of Africa to answer questions 42 - 45

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  1. The winds marked H are known as: 
    1. North East monsoon 
    2. Harmattan 
    3. South West monsoon winds 
    4. Westerlies
  2. The plateau marked Z is known as: 
    1. Andarawa
    2. Bie
    3. Fouta Djallon 
    4. Jos
  3. Which was the MAIN reason that led to decline of the kingdom marked W? 
    1. Soldiers lacked food 
    2. Succession disputes 
    3. Attack by the strict muslims from North 
    4. Decline in long distance trade
  4. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE about the vegetation region marked X? 
    1. Trees have broad evergreen leaves 
    2. Trees are cone shaped 
    3. It is also known maquis 
    4. Trees have thick barks
  5. Who among the following advices the government on legal matters?
    1. Chief justice 
    2. Cabinet secretaries 
    3. Attorney General 
    4. Deputy president
  6. The MOST commonly used means of transport in Eastern Africa is, 
    1. air
    2. water
    3. railway
    4. road
  7. Three of the following are pre-historical sites in Uganda. Which one is NOT? 
    1. Ntusi
    2. Mahosi 
    3. Dire Dawa
    4. Ishango
  8. The Tropic of Capricon passes through all the following countries EXCEPT, 
    1. Namibia
    2. Madagascar 
    3. Swaziland
    4. Mozambique
  9. Cases involving militants is heard and determined by the; 
    1. Supreme court 
    2. Kadhi's court 
    3. Chief magistrate court 
    4. Martial court
  10. Three of the following are relief features EXCEPT; 
    1. swamp
    2. plateau 
    3. plains
    4. valley
  11. The colour of the national flag that symbolises blood shed during struggle for independence is; 
    1. red
    2. green 
    3. white
    4. black
  12. Omollo, a trader in Kondele wants to communicate to her son in Meru. Which one of the following is the MOST effective means of communication for him to use? 
    1. Radio
    2. Newspaper 
    3. Television
    4. Mobile phone
  13. The following are people arrested during the state of emergency in 1952 by Sir Everlyn Barring. Who was NOT? 
    1. Kung'u Karumba 
    2. Jomo Kenyatta 
    3. Oginga Odinga 
    4. Paul Ngei
  14. Which of the following was NOT a way of interaction during the pre-colonial period? 
    1. Intermarriage 
    2. Raids 
    3. Trade
    4. Media
  15. Which one of the following is the MAIN fresh water fish in Kenya? 
    1. Nile perch
    2. Trout 
    3. Tilapia
    4. Mud fish
  16. During the German colonial rule in Go to Tanganyika the title of African headmen was; 
    1. governor
    2. Liwali 
    3. Jembes
    4. Akidas
  17. Which one of the following countries is NOT a member of IGAD? 
    1. Sudan
    2. Eritrea 
    3. Tanzania
    4. South Sudan
  18. Which one of the following is an economic right? Right to; 
    1. life
    2. education 
    3. work
    4. privacy
  19. Three of the following are factors that promote peace in a society EXCEPT: 
    1. nepotism 
    2. transparency 
    3. obeying the law 
    4. respect of one another

CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

  1. According to Genesis story of creation, what did God create on the second day? 
    1. Sky
    2. Animals 
    3. Heavenly bodies 
    4. Vegetation
  2. During the time of Noah, how many people survived the floods! 
    1. 120
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 8
  3. Which one of the following is not a promise given to Abraham by God? 
    1. Land
    2. Many descendants
    3. Curses
    4. Blessings
  4. The following conditions were to be met by the Israelites during the passover. Which one was not a requirement? 
    1. Eat bread without yeast 
    2. Eat bitter herbs 
    3. Eat roasted bread 
    4. Keep some meat for the next day
  5. Which of the following was a problem faced by the Israelites in the wilderness? Lack of; 
    1. leaders
    2. weapons
    3. shelter
    4. water
  6. The sign of the covenant between God and Israelites at Mt Sinai was; 
    1. fire 
    2. The ten commandments 
    3. the blood from animals
    4. the smoking fire pot
  7. Which one of the following statements is not true about the judges in Israel? 
    1. Samuel was the last judge 
    2. Judges were annointed by kings
    3. Othniel was the first judge 
    4. Deberah was the only female judge
  8. Who among the following kings of Israel brought the covenant box to Jerusalem? 
    1. David
    2. Solomon 
    3. Saul
    4. Jeroboam
  9. Prophet Isaiah foretold that the Messiah would be called; 
    1. the son of the most high 
    2. the giver of life 
    3. a wonderful counsellor 
    4. the king of kings
  10. When the wisemen visited baby Jesus they worshipped him by presenting to him; 
    1. ornaments
    2. silver
    3. clothes
    4. gold
  11. Who among the following people was in the temple when Jesus was being dedicated? 
    1. Elizabeth
    2. Simeon 
    3. Zechariah
    4. Peter
  12. "Man cannot live on bread alone." (Luke 4:4). A lesson christians learn from this response given by Jesus during his temptation is that they should;
    1. not put God to test 
    2. not desire earthly riches 
    3. work for their needs 
    4. use the word of God in their daily lives
  13. Jesus helped the disciples to have a great catch of fish to show that he had power, 
    1. over the weather 
    2. to forgive sins 
    3. to give life 
    4. to change any situation
  14. During the baptism of Jesus, the following events took place. Arrange them in the right order in which they happened;
    1. The spirit of God came down like a dove and alighted on him
    2. The heaven opened 
    3. A voice came down from heaven. 
      1. 111, ii, i
      2. i, ii, iii 
      3. ii, i, ili
      4. ii, i, ii
  15. Which one of the following parables of Jesus shows that prayers should be said in humility? 
    1. The persistent widow and the judge 
    2. The Pharisee and the tax collector 
    3. A friend at midnight
    4. The rich man and Lazarus
  16. After trying Jesus, Pilate washed his hands to show that: 
    1. he was afraid of the Jews 
    2. he was the rule of the Jews 
    3. he was obedient to the Jewish laws 
    4. he had nothing to do with the caso
  17. Which one of the following happenings took place on the day Jesus died? 
    1. The stone of the tomb was rolled away 
    2. Jesus ascended into heaven 
    3. The curtains hanging in the temple was torn into two 
    4. People spoke in many languages
  18. On the way to Emmaus Cleopas and his friend were talking about: 
    1. the coming of the Holy Spirit 
    2. the death and resurrection of Jesus 
    3. the miraculous deeds of Jesus 
    4. how they would preach at Emmaus
  19. Who approved the death of Stephen after he was stoned? 
    1. Saul
    2. Peter 
    3. Barnabas
    4. John
  20. Which one of the following activities in the early church best shows how the members live in unity? 
    1. Sharing food 
    2. Offering sacrifices 
    3. Singing and dancing 
    4. Baptising each other
  21. A common practice in marriage in both traditional African and christian communities is; 
    1. tatooing the body 
    2. marrying more than one wife 
    3. pouring libations 
    4. blessing the couple
  22. Who among the following in African society was punished by being sent out of the clan? 
    1. Liars
    2. Murderers 
    3. Land grabbers 
    4. Adulterers
  23. Which one of the following is a rite of passage in traditional African communities?
    1. Pregnancy 
    2. Death 
    3. Baptis
    4. Confirmation
  24. In traditional African communities sacrifices are made in order to; 
    1. show one's bravery 
    2. reduce the number of livestock 
    3. appreciate God's gift of life 
    4. prove one's abilities
  25. The main reason why christians pay taxes to the government is to 
    1. enable them get services 
    2. avoid punishment from leaders 
    3. give their wealth to others 
    4. show their social status
  26. Joshua your classmate does not respect the school president's instructions. What should you do as a christian? 
    1. Tell Joshua to transfer to another school 
    2. Remind Joshua that leaders are chosen by God 
    3. Report him to the teacher 
    4. Tell the president to punish him
  27. Which one of the following leisure activities should a christian not do during the day of worship? 
    1. Visiting the sick 
    2. Singing in the church choir 
    3. Gossiping with friends 
    4. Doing voluntary work in the church
  28. When we pray and God does not answer our prayers, what is the best thing to do as a christian? 
    1. Consult a magician 
    2. Use shorter words to pray 
    3. Stop praying 
    4. Continue praying
  29. Vallary has been given a thousand shillings by her uncle. As a christian the best way to spend this money is to; 
    1. organise her birthday party 
    2. buy food for orphans 
    3. go for a retreat 
    4. buy a new dress
  30. Diana is in standard seven and says she wants to stop schooling. How can you advice her? 
    1. Seek advice from the classteacher 
    2. Look for a well paying job 
    3. That you will pray for her 
    4. Give her some money to start a business

MARKING SCHEME

SOCIAL STUDIES

  1. A
  2. D
  3. B
  4. A
  5. A
  6. B
  7. B
  8. B
  9. B
  10. B
  1. D
  2. C
  3. D
  4. D
  5. B
  6. B
  7. B
  8. A
  9. B
  1. C
  2. C
  3. D
  4. A
  5. B
  6. C
  7. D
  8. B
  9. A
  1. D
  2. C
  3. D
  4. D
  5. A
  6. D
  7. C
  8. C
  9. D
  1. C
  2. B
  3. B
  4. C
  5. A
  6. C
  7. D
  8. C
  9. C
  1. A
  2. A
  3. D
  4. C
  5. D
  6. C
  7. C
  8. C
  9. C
  10. A

C.R.E

  1. A
  2. D
  3. C
  4. D
  5. D
  6. B
  7. B
  8. A
  9. C
  1. B
  2. D
  3. D
  4. C
  5. B
  6. D
  7. C
  8. B
  9. A
  1. D
  2. B
  3. B
  4. C
  5. A
  6. B
  7. C
  8. D
  9. B

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