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Social Studies & Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Mid Term Exams Term 1 2023 Set 6

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maloba area

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

  1. What is the direction of lake Boro from Ndira market?
    1. North East
    2. South West
    3. North West
    4. South East
  2. What is the approximate length of the murram road in Malomba area?
    1. 75km
    2. 60km
    3. 70km
    4. 85km
  3. Which type of soil is likely to be found in the Northern part of Malomba Area?
    1. Red volcanic soil
    2. Black cotton soil
    3. Loam soil
    4. Sandy soil
  4. The following economic activities are carried out in Malomba area except
    1. fishing activities
    2. trading activities
    3. lumbering activities
    4. mining activities
  5. What is the staple food for the residents of Malomba area?
    1. Maize
    2. Sorghum
    3. Rice
    4. Tea
  6. The following African rivers have a similar feature as the one found at the mouth of river Tele. Which one does not have?
    1. River Senegal
    2. River Congo
    3. River Zambezi
    4. River Niger
  7. Which one of the following essential services is urgently needed in Malomba area?
    1. Educational services
    2. Religious services
    3. Health services
    4. Recreational services
  8. Which one of the following is the smallest basic unit of any society?
    1. Clan
    2. Community
    3. Family
    4. Age set
  9. Which one of the following communities can best fit in the blank space below?
    9 adfadfa
    1. Shilluk
    2. Njemps
    3. Ngoni
    4. Karamojong
  10. What is the main function of the weather instrument below?
    10 adafaf
    1. Shows direction to which wind is moving
    2. Measures speed of wind
    3. Measures direction and strength of wind
    4. Shows the direction from which the wind is blowing
  11. Axim and Accra are major towns along the Atlantic Ocean in Ghana.
    Which is the main factor that contributes to their difference in climate?
    1. Prevailing winds
    2. Ocean currents
    3. Nature of the coastline
    4. Nearness to the large water body.

Use the diagram below to answer questions 12-13.

  1. The above lakes were formed through a process known as
    1. volcanic action
    2. glaciation
    3. erosion and deposition
    4. downwarping
  2. Which set of lakes were formed through the above process?
    1. Lakes Teleki, Catherine, Speke
    2. Lakes Manzala, Kanyaboli, Gambi
    3. Lakes Nyos, Paradise, Shala
    4. Lakes Tana, Itasy, Kivu
  3. Which one of the following cultural practices did the Bantus acquire from the Cushites?
    1. Crop farming
    2. Circumcision
    3. Polygamy
    4. Keeping of livestock
  4. The following are characteristics of a certain vegetation of Africa.
    1. the main types of trees are oak, cork, pine and cedar
    2. trees are deciduous
    3. presence of aromatic shrubs such as thyrne
    4. trees are cone-shaped.
      The above vegetation zone is likely to be
      1. Savannah vegetation
      2. Mediterranean vegetation
      3. Tropical rain forest vegetation
      4. Temperate grassland vegetation
  5. Pyrethrum growing in Kenya has declined mainly because of
    1. high cost of production
    2. poor roads in the growing areas
    3. poor and irregular payments to farmers
    4. change of climatic conditions
  6. Which method of fishing is shown in the diagram below?
    17 adada
    1. Gill net
    2. Purse seining
    3. Trawling
    4. Longlining
  7. The following are uses of a certain mineral.
    1. it is used to make cables
    2. it is used to make water pipes
    3. it is used in the manufacture of motor vehicle radiators.
    4. it is used to make ornaments
      The mineral described above is mined at
      1. Kimwarer
      2. Kariandusi
      3. Niger Delta
      4. Nchanga
  8. Who among the following early visitors to Eastern Africa carried both exploration and missionary work?
    1. Henry Morton Stanley
    2. Johannes Rebman
    3. Dr. David Livingstone
    4. John Speke
  9. The following conditions favours the growing of a certain crop
    1. low altitude of upto 750m above the sea level
    2. high temperatures of between 24°c - 28°c throughout the year
    3. high rainfall of between 1500mm- 2000mm annually.
    4. deep and well-drained fertile soil
    5. shelter from strong winds
      The above crop is likely to be
      1. cloves
      2. pyrethrum
      3. cocoa
      4. bananas
  10. The time at Ramicial 45°E is 6.00pm. What time will it be at Yammoussaukro 15°W?
    1. 2.00pm
    2. 10.00am
    3. 2.00am
    4. 10.00pm
  11. Barchans and sand dunes are erosional features mostly found in
    1. the desert region
    2. the Rift valley
    3. the mountains
    4. the oceans
  12. Lake Banguelu was formed in the same way as the following lakes except
    1. lake Chad
    2. lake Kyoga
    3. lake Utange
    4. lake Victoria
  13. Which one of the following countries lies to the East of Chad?
    1. Niger
    2. Central African Republic
    3. Egypt
    4. Nigeria
  14. Fouta Djallon plateau is found in
    1. Zimbabwe
    2. South Africa
    3. Guinea
    4. Nigeria
  15. What does the road sign shown below inform the motorists?
    26 adada
    1. To stop for police check 
    2. The road is closed
    3. Pedestrians crossing
    4. No parking
  16. Which one of the following European colonisers administered Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and Angola?
    1. Germany
    2. France
    3. Portugal
    4. Britain
  17. Which country is correctly matched with its capital city?
    1. Malawi-Bamaki
    2. Mauritania - Porto Novo
    3. Morocco-Cassablanca
    4. Mauritius Port Louis
  18. The following countries are members of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) except
    1. Tanzania and Namibia
    2. Seychelles and South Africa
    3. Niger and Liberia
    4. Lesotho and Zambia
  19. Which one of the following is a print media?
    1. Magazine
    2. Social media
    3. Telex
    4. Internet
  20. Which one of the following is the main tourist attraction in Africa?
    1. Beautiful sceneries
    2. Wildlife
    3. Warm sandy beaches
    4. Climate
  21. Which one of the following countries is not connected by the Trans-African Highway?
    1. Cameroon
    2. Democratic Republic of Congo
    3. Central African Republic
    4. Niger
  22. Which set of communities belong to the Afro-Asiatic speakers of West Africa?
    1. Hausa, Tuareg, Andarawa
    2. Yoruba, Igbo, Ebira
    3. Wolof, Fulani, Serer
    4. Mossi, Dagomba, Lobi
  23. The migration of the Pokomo from Shungwaya was mainly caused by
    1. lack of water and pasture
    2. lack of trading areas
    3. attack by hostile communities 
    4. lack of fertile farming land
  24. The headquarters of the East Africa Community (EAC) is located at 
    1. Addis-Ababa in Ethiopia
    2. Arusha in Tanzania
    3. Djibouti in Djibouti
    4. Lusaka in Zambia

Use the diagram below to answer questions 36-37.

36 adada

  1. The above feature shows the formation of
    1. sea breeze
    2. land breeze
    3. convectional rainfall
    4. relief rainfall
  2. Which one of the following is unlikely to experience the above feature?
    1. Dar-es-Salaam
    2. Mwanza
    3. Axim
    4. Kampala
  3. Which one of the following is not an immediate family need?
    1. Clothing
    2. Housing
    3. Mobile phone
    4. Food
  4. Which one of the following traditional methods of communication was used to warn the community of an attack by an enemy? 
    1. Ululations
    2. Drum beating
    3. Smoke signals
    4. Sending of fast runners
  5. Who among the following traditional African leaders did not resist the occupation of Europeans in his or her territory?
    1. Mekatilili wa Menza
    2. Samouri Toure
    3. Kabaka Mwanga
    4. Chief Lewanika
  6. The following regions of Africa are densely populated except
    1. the Nile valley in Egypt
    2. the lake Victoria basin of Kenya
    3. the Miombo woodland in Central Tanzania
    4. the Witwatersrand region in South Africa
  7. Which one of the following institutions of marriages is a man strictly mandated to marry a limited number of wives?
    1. Islamic marriage
    2. Christian marriage
    3. Civil marriage
    4. Customary marriage
  8. The chairman of the school management committee is also
    1. the Chief Executive Officer
    2. the head of the disciplinary committee
    3. one of the parents elected to represent a class
    4. the chairman of the staff meetings
  9. Which type of fish is likely to be caught in the Lorian Swamp?
    1. Black Bass
    2. Mud fish
    3. Trout
    4. Nile perch
  10. Which one of the following is the main tourist attraction at the BOMAS of Kenya in Nairobi city county?
    1. Cultural heritage
    2. Warm sandy beaches
    3. Varied wildlife
    4. Beautiful sceneries
  11. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) was established in 1963. Who among the following African leaders was not there by then?
    1. Jomo Kenyatta 
    2. Kwame Nkurumah
    3. Haile Selassie 
    4. Julius Nyerere

Use the map of Eastern Africa below to answer questions 47-50

47 adada

  1. What was the main purpose for the establishment of the river project marked H? 
    1. To increase food production
    2. To control floods at the lower Tana
    3. To attract tourists in the region
    4. To generate affordable Hydro-electric power. (HEP)
  2. Which one of the following is the main export product of the country marked J?
    1. Livestock and their products
    2. Coffee and bananas
    3. Minerals and charcoal
    4. Petroleum products
  3. The lake marked Q is likely to be lake
    1. Malagarasi
    2. Rufiji
    3. Tanganyika
    4. Malawi
  4. The mountain marked P was formed in the same way as
    1. mount Meru
    2. mount Nyiragongo
    3. Usambara mountains
    4. Drakensberg mountains
  5. Which one of the following is likely to cause lawlessness in the society?
    1. Poverty
    2. Laziness
    3. Literacy
    4. Morality
  6. In the current constitution of Kenya the head of state is also the head of
    1. Legislature
    2. Executive
    3. Judiciary
    4. Police Service
  7. The most effective way of solving conflicts between teachers and their learners in schools is through 
    1. mediation
    2. arbitration
    3. dialogue
    4. litigation 
  8. The best method of controlling sheet erosion is
    1. by building terraces
    2. by constructing gabions
    3. by planting cover crops
    4. through crop rotation
  9. In Kenya Jamhuri day is celebrated on every year.
    1. 1st June
    2. 12th December
    3. 20th October
    4. 1st May
  10. Which one of the following is not a service industry in Kenya?
    1. Tourism
    2. Mobile phone repair
    3. Fruit canning
    4. Insurance
  11. Which one of the following is not an achievement of Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt? He
    1. brought reforms in land ownership
    2. promoted industrialization in Egypt
    3. built the Suez Canal
    4. initiated the construction of the Aswan High Dam
  12. The Nyamwezi council of elders was known as
    1. Ntemi
    2. Wanyikulu
    3. Mirambo
    4. Wanyamphala
  13. The main source of National Government revenue is
    1. grants from international communities
    2. loans from international monetary fund
    3. taxes paid by thecitizens
    4. court fines
  14. Who among the following is the chief legal lawyer of the government?
    1. The President
    2. The Attorney General
    3. The Chief Justice
    4. The Chief Registrar of High Court


  1. According to Genesis 2, the main reason why God created the woman was because Adam
    1. refused to live with the rest of God's creation
    2. feared to stay in the garden of Eden
    3. needed a suitable companion to help him
    4. needed someone to help him eat the fruits
  2. Why was Abraham willing to leave Haran to move to Canaan?
    1. There was famine in Haran
    2. He wanted to obey God
    3. He wanted to offer Isaac as a sacrifice
    4. He wanted to get a wife for Isaac
  3. The story of Joseph and his brothers in Egypt encourages Christians to
    1. forgive one another
    2. be patient with one another
    3. repent their sins
    4. serve other people
  4. One of the following was not an instruction for the Israelites during the Passover. Which one is it?
    1. Take bitter herbs to show they were in a hurry
    2. Remain indoors until morning
    3. Eat unleavened bread while standing
    4. Mark their doors with blood
  5. The deliverance of Israelites from Egypt was marked by the following signs except
    1. the firstborns of Egyptians were killed 
    2. blood was smeared on their feet
    3. the frogs were in Pharaoh's place
    4. boils attacked the Egyptians
  6. "Observe the sabbath and keep it holy." Christians can best obey this commandment by
    1. doing no work on sabbath
    2. praying God to thank Him on sabbath
    3. staying and resting at home on sabbath 
    4. organizing weddings on sabbath
  7. Gideon was called by God to
    1. fight the enemies of the Israelites 
    2. lead the Israelites to Canaan 
    3. deliver the Israelites to Egypt
    4. free the Israelites from the Midianites
  8. King Saul was rejected by God as the king of Israel because he
    1. carried the covenant box on a cart 
    2. disobeyed the Lord's command
    3. built places of worship for idols
    4. killed the king of the Amalekites
  9. Both Elijah and Elisha did the following except 
    1. they multiplied oil
    2. they raised the dead
    3. they prayed for miracles
    4. they multiplied oil and flour
  10. When Isaiah prophesied about the birth of Jesus he said that He would
    1. be called Emmanuel
    2. be born in Bethlehem
    3. escape to Egypt
    4. be the king of the Jews
  11. Which one of the following was done by the wisemen from the East?
    1. They reported back to Herod
    2. They offered burnt sacrifices 
    3. They took Jesus to Egypt
    4. They offered gifts to Jesus
  12. Which parable of Jesus teaches us to hear and keep the word?
    1. The parable of the lost sheep
    2. The parable of the sower
    3. The parable of the good Samaritan
    4. The parable of the widow and the judge
  13. From the incident when Jesus calmed the storm, Christians learnt that they should have 
    1. faith
    2. honesty
    3. obedience
    4. humility
  14. Matthew 6:25-31 says that we should not worry about what we eat, drink or wear because
    1. we have a reward in heaven
    2. these are earthly riches
    3. our neighbours will provide for us
    4. God cares and provides for us
  15. Which one of the following was the main. reason why Jesus went to Zacchaeus the tax collector's home? To show that
    1. He too was a sinner
    2. He came to save all people
    3. He hated sinners
    4. He loved sinners only
  16. "Man cannot live on bread alone." (Luke 4:4) A lesson Christians leam from this response given by Jesus during His temptation is that they should
    1. use the word of God in their daily lives
    2. not put God to the test
    3. not desire earthly riches
    4. work for their needs
  17. Complete the following beatitude. Blessed are the meek...
    1. they will see God
    2. for they shall inherit the earth
    3. God will satisfy them fully
    4. theirs is the kingdom of God
  18. Which of the following words were not uttered by Jesus during His crucifixion?
    1. I thirst
    2. Women of Jerusalem do not cry for me 
    3. Forgive them father for they do not know what they are doing
    4. Before the cock crows twice tonight you will say you do not know me three times
  19. "...are you the king of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "so you say." Who asked this question?
    1. Caiaphas
    2. Annas
    3. Herod
    4. Pilate
  20. After Tabitha's death in Joppa, the widow's cried and remembered her for her good deeds. Tabitha's work demonstrated ............................. a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
    1. kindness
    2. joy
    3. patience
    4. peace
  21. Which one of the following statements is not true about marriage in both traditional African societies and Christianity?
    1. People get married willingly 
    2. Marriage is to be respected
    3. Marriage is a happy occasion
    4. Sexual relationship before marriage is not allowed
  22. Who are ancestors according to African traditional society?
    1. People who have died but we still remember them
    2. People who are very sick and are going to die
    3. People who died long before we were born 
    4. People who died but left many children behind
  23.  In some traditional African societies people worshipped in a cave because it
    1. was a quiet place
    2. was God's dwelling place
    3. protected them from danger
    4. was a good place to hide
  24. Which one of the following ways mainly causes the spread of HIV/AIDS?
    1. Taking of alcohol
    2. Blood transfusion
    3. Early marriages
    4. Sexual immorality
  25. Enkuru is a rich man in his village. Which way can he best use his wealth for the good of the community?
    1. Tamare the road from the market to his home 
    2. Pay fees for some orphaned children 
    3. Invite the villagers for a feasting party
    4. Use his money to run for a parliamentary seat
  26. A trader in your shopping centre cheats customers by using wrong scales. The best action for you to take is
    1. advice people not to buy from his shop
    2. advice him on the need of being honest
    3. call the body in-charge of quality scales
    4. tell him to reduce the price of goods instead
  27. People work for all the following reasons except
    1. to please their teachers
    2. to avoid being burden to others
    3. to fulfil God's command
    4. to meet their basic needs
  28. Which of the following shows the right way a Christian could use his wealth?
    1. Contributing in community projects 
    2. Saving in a bank
    3. Taking his family out
    4. Buying clothes for people
  29. Christians should make good use of their abilities mainly because God
    1. rewards hardworking people
    2. punishes lazy people
    3. expects them to serve others
    4. expects them to improve themselves
  30. The best way a Christian can show respect for authority is by
    1. obeying the laws of the country
    2. praying for the leaders
    3. voting for the leaders
    4. taking part in development projects


  1. One of the following verses is found in surah Quraish. Which one is it?
    1. "And the mountains will be like carded wool."
    2. "You shall certainly see hell fire."
    3. "Let them worship the Lord of this house."
    4. "We have indeed created man in the best mould."
  2. In which surah does Allah(SWT) talk about the favours given to the prophet(SAW)?
    1. Masad
    2. Inshirah
    3. Fatiha
    4. Zilzalah
  3. According to the teachings of surah Kauthar, a Muslim should
    1. always praise the prophet(SAW)
    2. pray and sacrifice for the sake of Allah
    3. pile wealth to be remembered after death 
    4. give birth to more boys than girls
  4. Which of the following surahs mentions the holy places of revelation?
    1. Tiyn
    2. Maun
    3. Ikhlas
    4. Fatiha
  5. Which punishment has Allah(SWT) promised Abu-Lahab and his wife for embarrassing and mistreating the prophet (SAW)?
    1. They will die like animals
    2. They will lose all their investments
    3. They will never step in paradise
    4. They will burn in a blazing fire
  6. One day a certain family travelled far from their home. When they wanted to pray they could not identify the direction of Qibla. What should they have done?
    1. Pray facing anywhere
    2. Wait until they go back home
    3. Look at the direction of the sun
    4. Seek for forgiveness from Allah (SWT)
  7. The prophet (SAW) taught us to live. harmoniously with our neighbours. Among his teachings is that we should
    1. share our food with needy neighbours
    2. spy on our neighbours
    3. avoid greeting our neighbours
    4. only relate with Muslim neighbours
  8.  What should a Muslim consider before doing anything taught by the prophet(SAW)?
    1. The cost of the action
    2. The outcome of the action 
    3. What people will say
    4. How the authority will react
  9. The first pillar of Islam is 
    1. Swalah
    2. Zakah
    3. Saum
    4. Shahada
  10. The Muslims who migrated from Makkah to Madinah are referred to as
    1. Mutawakilun
    2. Ansar
    3. Muhajirun
    4. Swalihun
  11. During Hijatul Widaa, the prophet(SAW) advised Muslims to hold on
    1. Quran and sunnah
    2. preaching Islam
    3. healthy relationships 
    4. cleanliness
  12. Which one among the rites of Hajj is done to remind us of Hajar the mother of nabii Ismail (AS)?
    1. Twawaaf
    2. Taqsiir
    3. Saayi
    4. Arafa
  13. Sharifa's husband died after a short illness. As a Muslim woman Sharifa should
    1. marry another man immediately
    2. observe edat for four months and ten days
    3. observe edat for three months
    4. mourn for three days
  14. While fasting and you eat something forgetting that you are fasting you should
    1. compensate that fast later on
    2. continue fasting as if nothing happened
    3. tell others to be careful
    4. break the fast and eat until Maghrib
  15. The act of performing dry ablution when there is no water is known as
    1. Instinjai
    2. Ghusl 
    3. Wudhu
    4. Tayammum
  16. Which of the following groups consists of the bright days?
    1. 11, 13 and 16th of Ramadhan
    2. 1", 2nd and 3 of Muharram
    3. 13, 14 and 15th of every lunar month 
    4. 10, 20 and 30% of every month
  17. Which of the following describes Israaf!
    1. Wasteful
    2. Greatness
    3. Acts of Ibaada
    4. Sunnah acts
  18. The sunnah prayer only performed in the month of Ramadhan is
    1. Istikhara
    2. Dhuha
    3. Taraweeh
    4. Baadiya
  19. How many animals should be slaughtered during aqiqa for a baby boy?
    1. Two
    2. One
    3. Three
    4. Nine
  20. Which of the following is haram when buying and selling?
    1. Making profit
    2. Hiding goods
    3. Advertising goods
    4. Giving goods on credit
  21. Which is the correct order of the rites of the dead?
    1. Swalah, Ghusul, Kafan, Dafan 
    2. Ghusul, Swalah, Kafan, Dafan 
    3. Kafan, Swalah, Ghusul, Dafan
    4. Ghusul, Kafan, Swalah, Dafan
  22. Mariam saw a dog licking their cup that was left outside the house. What should Mariam do?
    1. Punish the dog thoroughly
    2. Throw the cup in a pit latrine 
    3. Wash the cup seven times 
    4. Talk politely to the dog
  23. Which holy book is correctly matched with the prophet to whom it was revealed? 
    1. Zabur-Daud (AS)
    2. Taurat - Issa (AS)
    3. Injiil-Ibrahim (AS) 
    4. Suhuf-Musa (AS)
  24. The attribute of Allah(SWT) which shows that He is the most forgiving is
    1. Al-Khaliq
    2. Al-Ghaffaar
    3. Al-Muswawir
    4. Al-Jabbar
  25. The Islamic calendar has a total of
    1. seven days
    2. ten months
    3. five months
    4. twelve months
  26. Salma wants to get guidance from Allah(SWT). The best thing for her to do is to
    1. visit a fortune teller
    2. ask someone for advice
    3. perform swalatul Istikhara 
    4. keep it a secret
  27. The prophet of Allah(SW) who split the Red Sea was
    1. Yusuf (AS)
    2. Ibrahim (AS)
    3. Issa (AS)
    4. Musa (AS)
  28. One of your classmate has not come to school because she is sick. As a Muslim you will have to
    1. ignore her
    2. visit her
    3. wait until she comes to school
    4. report to the area chief
  29. In which city was the prophet(SAW) stoned by protesting pagans for preaching Islam?
    1. Makkah
    2. Madinah
    3. Taif
    4. Quba
  30. Who among the following built the Kaaba?
    1. Zakaria (AS) and Suleiman (AS)
    2. Yusuf (AS) and Yaqub (AS) 
    3. Muhammad (SAW) and Issa (AS)
    4. Ibrahim (AS) and Ismail (AS)


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