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Social Studies and Religious Education Questions and Answers KCPE 2022 Prediction Papers Set 2

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Study the map of Wasi area and use it to answer questions 1 to 7

  1. The approximate area of Kate Town is
    1. 20 5km² 
    2. 3.5km²
    3. 4.5km²
    4. 8.75km²
  2. What is the direction of Wasi market form Dete hili?
    1. North
    2. North West
    3. South East
    4. North East
  3. The settlement pattern in Wasi area can be described as
    1. linear
    2. dense
    3. clustered
    4. Sparse
  4. The climate experienced to the north of the sugarcane farm is LIKELY to be
    1. hot and wet
    2. hot and dry
    3. cool and wel
    4. cool and dry
  5. The MOST common used means of transport in Wasi area is
    1. road
    2. water
    3. railway
    4. pipeline
  6. Traders in Wasi market obtain trading licenses from the
    1. County headquarters
    2. Chief's office
    3. Governor's office
    4. Police station
  7. Which one of the following social services is NOT offered in Wasi area?
    1. Education
    2. Security
    3. Health
    4. Religion
  8. An extended family consists of
    1. mother, father and children
    2. grandparent, mother and children
    3. one parent. daughters and sons.
    4. father and mother only
  9. The following groups of people comprise of nilotic speakers EXCEPT one. Which one is it?
    1. Njemps. Jic, and Iteso
    2. Nuer. Jopadhola and Alur
    3. Marakwet. Sebci and Datoga
    4. Falasha, Tigreans and Tutsi
  10. Rural-Urban migration is MAINLY caused
    1. Lack of industries in rural areas.
    2. lack of learning institution in rural areas.
    3. Enough social amenities in urban areas.
    4. Inadequate farming land in rural areas,
  11.  The sun is overhead the Equator in the month
    1. June and December
    2. February and August
    3. May and June
    4. March and September
  12. Three of the following cause lawlessness in our societies. Which one DOES NOT?
    1. religious differences
    2. equal distribution of resources
    3. lack of employment opportunities
    4. poverty
  13. Rivers Congo and Limpopo have one thing in COMMON. It is that they
    1. drain into the Atlantic Ocean
    2. are not navigable at any given point.
    3. form estuaries as they enter the sea
    4. rise in the Eastern African highlands
  14. Copper mining in Zambia is important MAINLY because it
    1. reduces unemployment in the country.
    2. lead to better standards of living.
    3. earns foreign exchange.
    4. has lead to urbanization
  15. Which one of the following is NOT among the duties of the school head teacher?
    1. Writes minutes during staff meetings.
    2. Disciplines pupils who fail to observe school rules.
    3. Supervising the work done by teachers in the school
    4. Admits new pupils to the school.
  16. Three of the following were reasons for the coming of traders to Eastern Africa before the 19th Century. Which one was NOT? To
    1. trade with the people of the coast
    2. obtain raw materials for their industries.
    3. end the slave trade.
    4. look for markets for their goods.
  17. Which one of the following statements is TRUE about the Ntemi of Wanyamwezi? He
    1. ruled with the assistance of a prime minister
    2. was elected by registered voters among the Nyamwezi.
    3. chose the Bataka to be clan heads.
    4. haired religious ceremonies.

Use the diagram below to answer question 18


  1. The fishing method shown in the diagram above is known as
    1. purse-seining
    2. net-drifting
    3. trawling
    4. long lining
  2. The MAIN export crop in Kenya is
    1. tea
    2. coffee
    3. flowers
    4. wheat
  3. The statements below describe a town in Kenya
    1. It is the third largest town in Kenya
    2. It is a tourist centre
    3. It is an inland port.
    4. it started around 1901
      The town described above is LIKELY to be
      1. Kisumu
      2. Nairobi
      3. Mombasa
      4. Nakuru
  4. Which one of the following is NOT among the factors that promote national unity in Kenya?
    1. The national language.
    2. Games and sports
    3. The national flag.
    4. The constitution

Use the map of Africa provided below to answer questions 22 to 25


  1. The river marked Z is likely to be
    1. Niger
    2. Volta
    3. Benue
    4. Cuanza
  2. The winds marked K are called
    1. North Easterlies
    2. Westerlies
    3. South East monsoon winds
    4. Harmattan winds
  3. Most of the people who live in the area marked P are
    1. Kwa speakers
    2. Bantu
    3. Nilotes
    4. Arabs
  4. The country marked U is known as
    1. Namibia
    2. Gabon
    3. Angola
    4. Zambia
  5. Who among the people is NOT allowed to acquire dual-citizenship in Kenya
    1. A school teacher.
    2. The Chief Justice
    3. Junior government officer
    4. A child below eight years.
  6. Which one of the following is NOT TRUE about the political organisation of the San?
    1. Leadership among the San was clearly defined.
    2. The San were organised into small hunting bands.
    3. The San had no councils of elders.
    4. Their decisions were reached through a consensus.
  7. Which one of the following early human creatures is CORRECTLY matched with its characteristics?
    1. Homo sapiens sapiens - discovered fire.
    2. Homo erectus - handy human being
    3. Homo habilis - intelligent man
    4. Homo sapiens - thinking human being.
  8. Below are effect of European settler farming in Kenya
    1. Developing of urban areas.
    2. creation of African reserves
    3. formation of agricultural cooperatives
    4. Discrimination
    5. Introduction of exotic animals
      Which of the listed effects above affected Africans NEGATIVELY?
      1. (i). (ii)
      2. (ii), (iv)
      3. (iv), (v)
      4. (iii), (iv)
  9. Cultural artifacts are important because they
    1. carefully stored in museums
    2. preserve our history and culture.
    3. show us how our ancestors developed tools.
    4. were used in the past,
  10. Which one of the following is the BEST way to resolve a conflict involving murder?
    1. Dialogue
    2. Negotiation
    3. Mediation
    4. Judicial settlement
  11. Which one of the following is NOT a responsibility of a Kenyan citizen?
    1. taking care of environment and natural resources
    2. paying taxes in time
    3. being loyal and patriotic
    4. participating in elections to vote in corrupt leaders
  12. Below are conditions necessary for growing of a certain crop
    1. High temperatures of more than 27°C throughout the year
    2. Moderate rainfall of about 1500mm in a year
    3. Deep fertile soils.
    4. High humidity throughout the year
      The conditions listed above are ideal for the growth of
      1. pyrethrum
      2. cocoa
      3. Sugarcane
      4. cloves
  13. Which one of the following responsibilities of Kenyan citizens helps them exercise their political rights?
    1. obeying the law
    2. voting
    3. showing respect
    4. paying taxes
  14. First and is given MAINLY to
    1. save life
    2. promote recovery
    3. prevent further injury
    4. enable the injured to get to a doctor
  15. Tourism is important to Kenya MAINLY because
    1. it earns foreign exchange.
    2. promote international understanding,
    3. leads to expansion of transport network
    4. encourage protection of wildlife.
  16. Shifting cultivation is different from bush fallowing in that in
    1. shifting cultivation, modern methods of farming are put into use
    2. bush fallowing cash crop farming was done.
    3. bush fallowing farmers practice crop rotation instead of plot rotation.
    4. in shifting cultivation, smaller portion of land are used.
  17.  The MOST expensive means of transport to use, develop and maintain is
    1. road transport
    2. water transport
    3. railway transport
    4. air transport
  18. Which one of the following is an effect of rotation of the earth?
    1. Changing of seasons
    2. Change of the lunar eclipse.
    3. Change of the position of the midday sun.
    4. Occurrence of sunrise, noon and sunset.
  19. The MAIN problem facing communication in Eastern Africa is
    1. unstable supply of electricity
    2. inadequate funds to modernize communication
    3. poor roads that make it difficult to reach some places.
    4. Slow rate of expansion of postal services.
  20. Wakerra wants to establish a poultry farm for egg and meat production. The MAIN factor that she should consider before establishing the farm is availability of
    1. raw materials.
    2. market
    3. water.
    4. land
  21. Which one of the following groups of countries represent former German colonies ONLY?
    1. Morocco, Benin, Chad
    2. Cameroon, Namibia, Togo
    3. Somali, Libya, Eritrea
    4. Tanganyika, Cape Verde. Angola
  22.  The MAIN objective of the African Union (A.U) is to
    1. achieve greater unity and solidarity in Africa
    2. encourage international co-operation
    3. protect the rights of African people.
    4. promote peace and security in Africa.
  23. Julius Nyerere is remembered in Tanzania MAINLY because he
    1.  introduced the policy of self-reliance.
    2. united the people of Tanzania
    3. led Tanganyika to independence.
    4. was a great teacher.
  24. The MAIN problem facing sea fishing in Kenya and Tanzania is
    1. over fishing
    2. exploitation of fishermen
    3. pollution due to oil spills.
    4. inadequate fishing equipment.
  25. The MAIN problem facing forests in Kenya
    1. pests and diseases
    2. poverty among the people
    3. drought
    4. increased demand for land.
  26. The CHEAPEST method of fish preservation
    1.  refrigeration
    2. salting .
    3. sun-drying
    4. canning
  27. The Fulani of West Africa keep large herds of livestock MAINLY because
    1.  they live in a sparsely populated region
    2.  their land has lots of pasture and water for their animals.
    3. depend on livestock for their livelihood
    4. their livestock earn foreign exchange
  28. The MAIN mineral export in Kenya is
    1. limestone
    2. fluorspar
    3. soda ash 
    4. diatomite
  29. Below are rights and freedoms contained in the constitution of Kenya.
    1. Right to liberty
    2. Freedom from discrimination
    3. Right to privacy
    4. Right to decent living
    5. Right to vote
    6. Freedom of worship
      Which one of the following shows civil rights only?
      1. (ii). (v)
      2. (i). (vi)
      3. (iii), (iv)
      4. (ii), (vi)
  30. The national government gets its revenue MAINLY through
    1. taxes
    2. collection of fees and fines
    3. interest on loans
    4. Loans from the world bank,
  31. Waiyaki wa Hinga and Nabongo Mumia have on thing in COMMON. It is that they
    1. fought for Kenya's independence.
    2. resisted colonial rule.
    3. formed the Mau Mau movement
    4. collaborated with the British
  32. The first African country to attain independence in Africa was
    1. Egypt
    2. Sudan
    3. Ghana
    4. South Africa
  33. South Africa is the MOST industrialised nation in Africa mainly because it
    1. has large reserves of minerals
    2. has good infrastructure,
    3. attained independence last from the Europeans.
    4. had ready market in the neighbouring countries
  34. Which one of the following signs in traditional methods of observing weather was an indication that it would rain?
    1. Appearance of long trails of ants.
    2. Appearance of the full moon
    3. Shedding of tree leaves.
    4. Appearance of the rainbow
  35. The first step towards conducting a general elections in Kenya is
    1. announcing of election date by the electoral body
    2. dissolution of parliament.
    3. printing of ballot papers.
    4. egistration of voters.
  36. The BEST way of curbing drug and substance abuse is
    1. promoting healthy leisure activities.
    2. providing moral guidance to the youth.
    3. educating the public on dangers of drug and substance abuse.
    4. trengthening police inspections at border crossing points and airports.
  37. The arm of government that makes sure that the laws passed by parliament are observed is the
    1. executive
    2. legislature
    3. judiciary
    4. Senate
  38. Which one of the following shows superior courts in Kenya only?
    1. Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Kadhi's Court.
    2. Supreme Court, Chief Magistrate's Court, Juvenile Court
    3. Kadhi's Court, Courts of Martial. Magistrate's Court
    4. High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court
  39. The MAIN duty of the army is to
    1. carry our peace operations in the country.
    2. defend the country from external enemies.
    3. offering emergency assistance to people hit by disasters.
    4. guarding the country's water bodies


  1. In the beginning, God revealed Himself to people through
    1. creation
    2. covenants
    3. prophets
    4. Jesus Christ
  2. Three of the following animals were slaughtered during God's covenant with Abraham. Which one was not?
    1. Dove 
    2. Pigeon
    3. Ram
    4. Chicken
  3. Why did Moses escape to Midian?
    1. He discovered that he was not an Egyptian
    2. He was tired of his father
    3. He wanted to marry Zipporah
    4. He had killed an Egyptian and feared for his life
  4. Which one of the following activities was MAINLY done by Joshua during the Exodus?
    1. He led Israelites out of Egypt
    2. Made a golden calf for Israelites
    3. He led the Israelites in crossing Rive Jordan
    4. He received the ten commandments from God
  5. Which one of the following is not portrayed by God to the prophets in the Old Testament?
    1. God is jealous
    2. God is a living God
    3. God can destroy people if they disobey Him
    4. God is a judge
  6. The lesson the Israelites learnt when God gave them manna is that He is
    1. everlasting
    2. humble
    3. holy
    4. caring
  7. Which one of the following was the last plague that made Pharaoh to let the Israelites out of Egypt?
    1.  Killing of the Egyptian first borns
    2. Frogs
    3. Water becoming read
    4. Ants
  8. When the Israelites went to receive the ten commandments, the presence of God was symbolised by
    1. fire
    2. a flaming torch
    3. an earthquake
    4. a strong wind
  9. The MAIN reason why the Israelites celebrated the passover is that it reminded them of
    1.  their going to Egypt
    2. God's saving power in Egypt
    3. the manner they ate in the desert
    4. their suffering in the desert
  10. "I will increase your pain during labour."
    To whom did God pronounce this judgement?
    1. Sarah
    2. Eve
    3. Hannah
    4. Mary
  11. A prophet is never welcomed in his own home town. Jesus said these words when He was
    1. tempted by the devil
    2. nailed on the cross
    3. rejected in Nazareth
    4. in the garden of Gethsemane
  12. Which miracle of Jesus showed that he was a universal Messiah?
    1. Healing the ten lepers
    2. Feeding the five thousand
    3. Driving out demons
    4. Healing the paralysed man
  13. How do Christians prepare themselves for Easter?
    1. By decorating their bodies with olive leaves
    2. By preparing and serving special food
    3. By repenting their sins
    4. By buying new clothes
  14. The MAIN reason why Christians worship together is to
    1. strengthen one another's faith
    2. pray for one another
    3. learn from each other
    4. show their unity in Christ
  15. "Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only" (Luke 4:8). These words were said by Jesus during His
    1. transfiguration 
    2. crucifixion
    3. temptations
    4. baptism
  16. Which of the following events happened immediately after the last supper?
    1. Jesus ascended into heaven
    2. Jesus went to Mt. Olive to pray
    3. Jesus was arrested
    4. The disciples had an argument
  17. Complete the following beatitude "Happy are those who work for peace for
    1. they will be called God's children
    2.  he Kingdom of heaven is theirs
    3. they shall inherit the earth
    4. God will be merciful to them
  18. "Do not collect more than is legal" (Luke 3:13). These words were said by John the Baptist to teach about
    1. honesty
    2. tolerance
    3. humility
    4. mercy
  19. When Jesus was walking along with his disciples, they met a man who was born blind. According to Jesus the man was born blind because
    1. his parents were sinners
    2. he was a sinner
    3. God's power might be seen
    4. the neighbours could help him
  20. The MAIN reason why Jesus chose the twelve disciples was in order to
    1. have many friends
    2. get material support from them
    3. have them preach the good news
    4. work for their needs
  21.  Ananias and Sapphira sinned against God when they
    1. refused to take part in prayer meetings
    2. refused to become church leaders
    3. failed to give all the money to the disciples
    4. refused to go to church
  22. In traditional African communities the best way to honour God is by
    1. building shrines for Him
    2. praying to Him
    3. dancing for Him
    4. offering sacrifices to Him
  23. The MAIN reason why marriage is important in traditional African communities is
    1. to get security
    2. to improve ones’ status
    3. to provide companionship
    4.  for the continuity of the family line
  24.  In traditional African communities, children are taught their duties MAINLY through
    1.  telling them stories 
    2. singing and dancing
    3. assigning them tasks
    4. playing games
  25. Which one of the following is a gift of the Holy Spirit?
    1. Gentleness 
    2. Healing
    3. Patience
    4. Humility
  26. Which one of the following traditional African practices should be preserved?
    1. Eating traditional food
    2. Raiding other communities
    3. Circumcising girls
    4. Marrying girls at an early age
  27. Which one of the following books of the new testament describes the work of Jesus when He was on earth?
    1.  Luke
    2. Romans
    3. Acts
    4. Corinthians
  28. Sexual intercourse before marriage is wrong because
    1. one may get early unwanted pregnancy
    2. one may drop out of school
    3. it leads to prostitution
    4. it is against the laws of God
  29. Christians should uphold leisure because
    1. God meant it for worship
    2. in leisure they find fun
    3. leisure brings love
    4. leisure is for meeting new friends
  30. Which one of the following BEST shows how Christians are helping to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS? By
    1. being role models
    2. counseling the sick
    3. teaching on behaviour changes
    4. providing drugs


  1. Which of the following Surahs teaches Muslims to love people of other religions?
    1. AL-Aadiyat 
    2. AL-Quraish
    3. AL-Kaafirun
    4. AL-Tiyn
  2. The following are places of revelation of Allah (sw). Which one is wrongly matched with the place of revelation?
    1. Zabur-Mt. Sinai 
    2. Taurat-Jabal Tur
    3. Furqan-Makkah
    4. Suhuf-Palestine
  3. Which of the following is a verse from Surah Al-Tiyn?
    1. “Verily we created man in the best mould."
    2. Their tradition of travelling in winter and summer
    3. " Read! And your Lord is most generous".
    4.  " By the permission of their Lord with decrees”.
  4. The following are taught in Surah Al-Nasr except
    1.  victory of Islam
    2. success of Islam
    3. seeking repentance and forgiveness
    4. piling up of wealth for personal gains.
  5. The following are the ways of receiving Lailatul Qadr except
    1.  reading the Quran
    2. praying Tahajud
    3. visiting friends and relatives
    4.  itkaf and Wuqoof.
  6. Which of the following verses of Surah Maun wams muslims against neglecting swallah?
    1. Alladhiina hum yuraauun.
    2. Alladhiina hum an swalaatihim. saahuun
    3. "Wayamnauunal Maauun."
    4. Fadhaalikal Ladhii yudu-dul yatim.
  7. "Allahumma Baarak Lanaa Fiyhi, Wazidnaa Minhu" is a dua for
    1. sleeeping
    2. waking up
    3.  the sick 
    4. drinking.
  8. Complete the Hadith: "The visitor of the sick that receives the best thawab is the one that one
    1. takes the sick some fruits
    2. asks the sick about his condition
    3. stays for shortest time
    4. where one prays for the sick.
  9. Which of the following is true about the Hadith of prophet (saw)?
    1. Genuine Hadith must be traced to the prophet (saw).
    2. There are five books of Hadith
    3. The chain of transmitters of Hadith is called Sahih.
    4. Rawaw means the subject matter or content in a Hadith.
  10. Complete the Hadith “Eat and drink but waste not by excess for Allah (sw) loves not the ________”
    1. arrogant
    2. wasters
    3. mean
    4. ignorant.
  11. Muslims fast Sunnah fasts on the following days and dates except on
    1. 9th of Dhul Hijja
    2. 13h 14h and 15th of every month
    3. 10th Dhul Hijja
    4. 9th and 10tMuharram.
  12. The following spoils ones' fast except
    1. fainting
    2. post buth bleeding
    3. becoming insane
    4. denouncing Islam.
  13. Which of the following is the main pillar of Hajj?
    1. Stonning the Jamarat.
    2. Sleeping at Muzdalifa.
    3. Sleeping at Mina.
    4. Standing at Arafa.
  14. Which of the following is not a pillar of Umra?
    1. Saayi
    2. Standing at Arafa
    3. Tawaf
    4. Weaving Ihram
  15. Sitting during swallah and reciting Tashahud is called
    1. Rukuu 
    2. Itidal
    3. Julus
    4. Kunut.
  16. Which of the following is not an importance of Friday in Islam? Creation of
    1. Hawa 
    2. the Universe
    3. Hell
    4. Adam (as).
  17. Calculate the zakat of 50000 kg of wheat cultivated using machines. A
    1. 2500 kg
    2. 500 kg
    3. 25 kg
    4. 250 kg
  18. The main reason why Muslims greet one another is to
    1. show concern
    2. find out what they have eaten
    3. show enmity
    4. find out their achievements
  19. The best time for reciting the Kalimah is when
    1. you see wonders
    2. you promise somebody something
    3.  you are travelling
    4. one converts to Islam.
  20. Which of the following groups shows the correct Faradh parts of Wudhu?
    1.  Hands
    2. Hands
    3.  Mouth
    4. Face
  21. The month of Allah (sw) is
    1. Rajab 
    2. Dhul-Qaada
    3. Muharram
    4. Dhul Hijja
  22. Mr. Omar asked his pupils to name Historical events and their dates in Islam. Who gave the correct one?
    1. Guyo-Orphanhood of the prophet (570 AD).
    2. Galgalo-First public preaching (601 AD).
    3. Abdirazak - Year of sorrow (O AP).
    4. Osman -Treaty of Hudaibiya (10 AH).
  23. Which of the following events happened immediately after the battle of Badr?
    1. The battle of Uhud
    2. Hijra to Madina.
    3. The battle of Khandaq.
    4. Isra-Wal-Miraj.
  24. Why do Muslims remember king Negus? He
    1.  helped Muslims in Madina
    2. helped Muslims to conquer Makkah
    3. helped Muslims during the boycott
    4. showed tolerance to Muslims in Ethiopia
  25. Which of the following is true about Idd celebrations?
    1. Muslims give Zakatul Fitr after Idd-Ul-Fitr Swallah.
    2. Muslims eat breakfast before Idd-Ul-Fitr Swallah.
    3. Muslims slaughter animals before Idd - Ul Adh-ha.
    4. Idd Swallah has Adhan and Iqamah.
  26. The main reason for battle of Badr was
    1.  the Quraish attacked Muslim farms
    2. the Quraish raised goods to sell so as to attack Muslims
    3. revenge for the boycott of Muslims in the valley of Shib
    4.  the Quraish wanted to kill the prophet and finish Islam.
  27. Which events happened in the month of Ramadhan in Islamic History?
    1. The first pledge of Aqaba and the battle of Uhud.
    2. The battle of Badr and the conquest of Makkah.
    3.  Hijra of Muslims to Madina and the treaty of Hudaibiyya.
    4. The conquest of Makkah and Hijjatul-widaa.
  28. Which of the following is wonder of creation?
    1. The camel.
    2. The baby in the womb.
    3. The universe.
    4. Computer technology.
  29. Nabii Musa's mother was given the following instructions except
    1. that Musa (as) would be made a prophet
    2. to cast Musa in the river
    3.  to suckle Musa
    4. put Nabi Musa in a basket.
  30.  Which of the following is not another name for Surah Al-Qaariah?
    1. The Striker
    2. The Day of Clamour
    3. The Great Noise
    4. The Clear Evidence

Marking Scheme

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  11. D
  12. B
  13. C
  14. C
  15. A
  16. C
  17. D
  18. C
  19. A
  20. A
  21. C
  22. B
  23. A
  24. D
  25. C
  26. B
  27. A
  28. D
  29. B
  30. B
  31. D
  32. D
  33. D
  34. B
  35. A
  36. A
  37. C
  38. D
  39. D
  40. B
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  52. D
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  55. B
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  57. C
  58. A
  59. D
  60. B


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  6. D
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  9. B
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  15. C
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  19. C
  20. C
  21. C
  22. D
  23. D
  24. C
  25. B
  26. A
  27. A
  28. D
  29. B
  30. A


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  4. D
  5. C
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  13. D
  14. A
  15. C
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  18. A
  19. D
  20. B
  21. C
  22. C
  23. A
  24. D
  25. A
  26. D
  27. B
  28. A
  29. A
  30. D

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