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Social Studies & Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Mid Term Exams Term 1 2023 Set 9

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Study the map of Mabere Area and answer questions 1-7

  1. The land in Mabere area slopes from
    1. North East
    2. North West
    3. South East
    4. South West
  2. The main reason why coffee and tea are grown to the North Western region of Mabere area is
    1. the presence of the forest nearby
    2. flat land in the area
    3. cool and wet climate
    4. presence of the river
  3. The railway line in Mabere area was mainly constructed to
    1. transport timber
    2. transport quarry workers
    3. transport stones
    4. transport animals
  4. Which one of the following economic activities is not practised in Mabere area?
    1. Crop farming
    2. Trading
    3. Fishing
    4. Lumbering
  5. The type of settlement found in Mabere area can be classified as
    1. clustered
    2. linear
    3. sparse
    4. scattered
  6. Mabere town developed mainly due to
    1. availability of water
    2. its location at a road junction
    3. good climate
    4. presence of police station
  7. The elected head of Mabere area is a
    1. governor
    2. county representative
    3. senator
    4. county commissioner
  8. Three theories that explain the origin of humankind include the following except
    1. evolution theory
    2. mythical theory
    3. religious theory
    4. geological theory
  9. Traditional Education was taught using all the following except
    1. using proverbs and wise sayings
    2. using songs
    3. using story telling
    4. using story books
  10. Which one of the following aspects of culture should not be preserved?
    1. Moral values
    2. Male circumcision
    3. Wife inheritance
    4. Traditional marriage
  11. Below is a description of a lake in Africa
    1. It is a source of a river
    2. It is shared by three countries
    3. It is the largest in Africa
    4. It was formed through downwarping
      The lake described above is
      1. Lake Tanganyika
      2. Lake Malawi
      3. Lake Chad
      4. Lake Victoria
  12. Which one of the following groups of communities belong to the Highland Nilotes?
    1. Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk
    2. Sabaot, Tugen, Pokot
    3. Turkana, Iteso, Samburu 
    4. Beja, Hawa, Mbugu
  13. Traditional artefacts are conserved in museums mainly to
    1. attract tourists
    2. create job opportunities
    3. preserve the cultural heritage of the country
    4. preserve historic buildings
  14. Three of the following are functions of the head teacher in a public primary school. Which one is not?
    1. Records minutes of the Board of Management's meetings.
    2. Keeps official documents of the school
    3. Writes minutes during staff meeting
    4. Delegates duties and responsibilities to the teachers
  15. Which one of the following plateaus is found in Angola?
    1. Jos plateau
    2. Bie plateau
    3. Nyika plateau
    4. Fouta Djallon plateau
  16. Cocoa growing in Ghana has contributed to the economy of Ghana in the following ways except
    1. creation of jobs
    2. growth of industries
    3. increase in foreign exchange
    4. increase in foreign debts
  17. Below is a description of a climatic zone in Africa.
    1. Found at the tips of the continent of Africa
    2. Experience dry conditions during summer
    3. Receives rainfall during winter
    4. Rainfall is influenced by westerly winds
      The climatic region described above is
      1. equatorial
      2. Mediterranean
      3. desert
      4. tropical savanna
  18. Which one of the following game parks is correctly matched with the country it is found?
    1. Hwango - Zambia
    2. Kruger - Kenya
    3. Black River Gorges - Mauritius
    4. Tsavo - South Africa

Use the map of Africa below to answer questions 19-23

19 asdfada

  1. The mountains marked T were formed through the process of
    1. faulting
    2. folding
    3. volcanicity
    4. erosion
  2. The sun is overhead the tropic marked X on
    1. 22 December
    2. 21 March
    3. 23 September
    4. 21 June
  3. The Island country marked S has its city in
    1. Victoria
    2. Antananarivo
    3. Pretoria.
    4. Praia
  4. The country marked R was colonized by 
    1. Portuguese
    2. Germans
    3. French
    4. British
  5. The river project marked M was designed mainly to
    1. provide water for irrigation
    2. generate hydro-electric power
    3. provide water for transport
    4. control floods
  6. Below are characteristics of a certain type of soil
    1. They are red in colour
    2. They are found in the highlands
    3. Support growing of tea and coffee
    4. Rich in nutrients
      The type of soil described above is
      1. volcanic soil
      2. black cotton soil
      3. sandy soil
      4. alluvial soil
  7. The main problem facing dams in Africa is
    1. accumulation of silt
    2. expensive cost of operation
    3. accidents
    4. drought
  8. The government of Kenya encourages the establishment of jua kali industries mainly to
    1. make use of the available raw materials
    2. create self employment to the youths
    3. provide items for household use
    4. manufacture goods for export
  9. Which one of the following minerals is not correctly matched with its method of mining?
    1. Gold-shaft
    2. Diatomite - open cast
    3. Petroleum-drilling
    4. Soda Ash - deep shaft
  10. The main cause of road accidents in Kenya is
    1. unqualified drivers
    2. unroadworthy vehicles
    3. use of mobile phones while driving
    4. human error
  11. Three of the following are effects of revolution of the earth. Which one is not?
    1. Causes day and night
    2. Causes varying length of day and night at different times of the year
    3. Causes the four seasons
    4. Causes changes in the position of the midday sun at different times of the year
  12. The main problem facing poultry farming in Kenya is
    1. high cost of feeds
    2. attacks by pests and diseases
    3. lack of market
    4. lack of enough capital

Use the diagram below to answer questions 31-32

31 sadada

  1. The diagram above represents the formation of
    1. convectional rainfall
    2. relief rainfall
    3. cyclonic rainfall
    4. frontal rainfall
  2. The winds marked X are
    1. cool and wet
    2. hot and dry
    3. warm and wet
    4. cool and dry
  3. Below are description of a type of marriage
    1. Banns are posted in public places for 21 days
    2. Conducted by a government officer 
    3. Requires at least two witnesses 
    4. A marriage certificate is issued
      The type of marriage described above is
      1. Islamic marriage
      2. Customary marriage
      3. Hindu marriage
      4. Civil marriage
  4. The government established settlement schemes after independence mainly to
    1. improve the quality of life of the people
    2. settle people without land
    3. increase food production
    4. case congestion in densely populated Areas
  5. Three of the following are traditional methods of predicting weather. Which one is not?
    1. Observing the movement of winds
    2. Observing clouds
    3. Observing the behaviour of some animals
    4. Using a windsock to determine the strength of the wind
  6. The main problem facing trade in Eastern Africa is
    1. political differences
    2. lack of capital
    3. production of almost similar goods
    4. lack of a common currency
  7. Which of the following is not a positive effect of the European settlement in Kenya?
    1. Introduction of cash crop farming
    2. Introduction of dairy farming
    3. introduction of African native reserves
    4. introduction of new methods of farming
  8. The main crop grown in Mwea Tebere irrigation scheme is
    1. french beans
    2. seed maize
    3. watermelon
    4. rice
  9. Which of the following is not a traditional method of preserving fish?
    1. Freezing
    2. Smoking
    3. Sun-drying
    4. Salting
  10. Climate of Africa is influenced by all the following factors. Which one is not?
    1. Meridians
    2. Ocean currents
    3. Winds
    4. Altitude
  11. The government of Swaziland is headed by 
    1. King
    2. President
    3. Queen
    4. Prime minister
  12. Which of the following groups of countries was colonized by the Germans?
    1. Togo, Cameroon, Namibia
    2. Congo, Chad, Mali
    3. Angola, Madagascar, Benin
    4. Morocco, Tunisia, Libya
  13. The most common and developed form of transport in Africa is
    1. road 
    2. air
    3. railway
    4. water
  14. Which method of administration did the French mainly use in their administration in Africa?
    1. Direct rule
    2. Indirect rule
    3. Assimilation
    4. Paternalism
  15. The Old Kingdom of Ghana was founded by the
    1. Asante
    2. Almoravids
    3. Songhai
    4. Soninke
  16. Which of the following species of trees is not found in the forest of Democrative Republic of Congo?
    1. Camphor
    2. Mahogany
    3. Rosewood
    4. Cypress
  17. The main benefit of tourism to the economy of Kenya is
    1. creation of jobs
    2. improvement of agriculture
    3. earns the country foreign exchange
    4. improvement of transport and communication
  18. Which one of the following trading blocs has its headquarters in Gaborone Botswana?
    1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    3. East African Community (EAC)
    4. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  19. Before the coming of the Europeans the Ameru were ruled by 50.
    1. Chiefs
    2. Kings
    3. Council of elders
    4. Consensus
  20. Who among the following leaders did not resist colonial rule during the colonial era?
    1. Koitalel Arap Samoei
    2. Samoure Toure
    3. Nabongo Mumia
    4. Chief Mkwawa
  21. Which one of the following is the most commonly abused drug in Kenya?
    1. Alcohol
    2. Miraa
    3. Bhang
    4. Mandrax
  22. The main source of revenue for the county government in Kenya is
    1. taxes.
    2. parking fees
    3. sale of trading licence
    4. grants from the national government
  23. The head of the judiciary in Kenya is the
    1. Attorney General
    2. Chief justice
    3. President
    4. Chief magistrate
  24. The chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is appointed by
    1. Parliament
    2. Cabinet
    3. President
    4. the commission
  25. The best way to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS in Kenya is by
    1. encouraging the youth to abstain from sex
    2. creating awareness on the dangers of HIV and AIDS
    3. encouraging people to use protection during sex
    4. advising couples to be faithful to each other
  26. Three of the following are causes of conflict in the society. Which one is not?
    1. Tribalism.
    2. Nepotism
    3. Equality before the law
    4. Unequal distribution of resources
  27. Which one of the following is a social right?
    1. Right to marriage
    2. Right to work
    3. Right to vote
    4. Right to fair pay
  28. The constitution of Kenya has
    1. 18 chapters
    2. 4 chapters
    3. 47 chapters
    4. 16 chapters
  29. Debates in the National Assembly are controlled by the
    1. Chief justice
    2. President
    3. Clerk of the National assembly
    4. Speaker of the national Assembly
  30. For one to register as a voter in Kenya, he or she must have a minimum age of
    1. 21 years
    2. 18 years
    3. 35 years
    4. 16 years


  1. Which one of the following is the main reason why God created Eve?
    1. To take care of God's creation
    2. To subdue and fill the earth
    3. To provide companionship to Adam
    4. To name all the animals
  2. Abraham is called a friend of God mainly because he
    1. moved from Haran to Canaan
    2. was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac
    3. trusted in God
    4. was faithful to his wife Sarah
  3. "Have many children so that your descendants will live all over the earth." To whom did God make this promise?
    1. Joshua
    2. Aaron
    3. Moses
    4. Noah
  4. Why did Moses escape from Egypt to Midian?
    1. There was famine in Egypt
    2. He feared Pharaoh
    3. He was not a good speaker
    4. He was looking for a wife
  5. Who among the following kings sinned against God by visiting a witch at Endor? 
    1. King Ahab
    2. King Solomon
    3. King Saul
    4. King David
  6. The prophet who prophesied that the new covenant will be between individuals and God was
    1. Hosea
    2. Jeremiah
    3. Isaiah
    4. Joel
  7. Which one of the following Christian values did Gehazi the servant of Elisha lack when he asked for a gift from Naaman?
    1. Love
    2. Integrity
    3. Discernment
    4. Kindness
  8. Who among the following judges of Israel mainly fought for the Israelites against the Philistines?
    1. Samson
    2. Shamgar
    3. Gedion
    4. Jephtah
  9. "I inherited the vineyard from my relatives. The Lord forbid that I should let you have it." 1 Kings 21:3. These words were said to
    1. Naboth
    2. Ahab
    3. Saul
    4. Jezebel
  10. The Israelites celebrated the Passover feast annually mainly to
    1. commemorate their deliverance from Egypt
    2. show respect to God
    3. recognize Moses as their leader
    4. enjoy their freedom in Canaan
  11. Why did King Herod desire to see baby Jesus? Hé
    1. wanted to give him gifts
    2. wanted to worship him
    3. wanted to kill him
    4. wanted to know if he was the promised Messiah
  12. "There comes the lamb of God who takes away the sins of man. " During which occasion were these words spoken to Jesus?
    1. Transfiguration
    2. Temptation
    3. Crucification
    4. Baptism
  13. Which one of the following miracles of Jesus shows that he had power over nature?
    1. Healing the blind man
    2. Raising of Lazarus
    3. Walking on water
    4. Healing Malchus
  14. Which quality did Jesus mainly require from the people who came to him to be healed?
    1. Courage
    2. Faith
    3. Patience
    4. Love
  15. Which one of the following is the main reason why Jesus mixed with sinners?
    1. He came to save all people
    2. He came to help sinners only
    3. He came from a poor background.
    4. He loved sinners
  16. Which one of the following parables mainly teach Christians that they should bring back people to church?
    1. Parable of the sower
    2. Parable of the good Samaritan
    3. Parable of the lost sheep
    4. Parable of the lost prodigal son
  17. "happy are the pure in heart for they shall..
    1. see God
    2. be called the children of God
    3. be comforted
    4. inherit the earth
  18. Who among the following was not among the people who were chosen as the seven deacons in the early church?
    1. Stephen
    2. Philip
    3. Nicanor
    4. Paul
  19. Which one of the following events in the life of Jesus gives Christians hope in life?
    1. Sharing the last supper
    2. The death of Jesus on the cross
    3. The birth of Jesus
    4. The resurrection of Jesus
  20. Which one of the following elements of prayer shows concern for others?
    1. Confession
    2. Thanksgiving
    3. Petition
    4. Intercession
  21. In traditional African societies people give thanks to God for blessings by
    1. praying while facing a mountain
    2. offering sacrifices
    3. sharing meals
    4. helping the needy
  22. People who died in the recent years during our lifetime are called the
    1. ancestors
    2. unborn
    3. living dead
    4. diviners
  23. Who among the following specialists is found in both traditional African religion and Christianity?
    1. Priests
    2. Rainmakers
    3. Soothsayers
    4. Magicians
  24. The best way of pleasing the ancestral spirits in traditional African communities is by
    1. singing and dancing
    2. calling out their names
    3. taking care of shrines
    4. pouring libation before eating or drinking
  25. In traditional African Communities children are told stories mainly to
    1. entertain them
    2. teach them moral values
    3. keep them busy
    4. teach them about the past events
  26. Which one of the following is a leisure activity in traditional African communities?
    1. Visiting friends
    2. Reading stories
    3. Attending crusades
    4. Visiting museums
  27. Which of the following ways shows the best use of wealth by Christians? 
    1. Buying clothes
    2. Helping the needy
    3. Saving for future use
    4. Investing in development projects
  28. Your deskmate tells you that she is HIV positive. As a Christian, which advice will you give her?
    1. Seek medical advice
    2. Keep it as a secret
    3. Stop going to school
    4. See a magician
  29. On your way home from school you find two young boys fighting. As a Christian what action should you take?
    1. Stop them from fighting
    2. Pass and leave them fighting
    3. Tell them to change their behaviour
    4. Report the matter to the teacher.
  30. Which one of the following is not a type of sexual misuse?
    1. Homosexuality
    2. Bestiality
    3. Celibacy
    4. Adultery



  1. Who among the prophets of Allah(SW) built the Kaaba?
    1. Suleiman
    2. Mohammad
    3. Ibrahim
    4. Zakariah
  2. What is the meaning of the word Al-Bayyinah?
    1. Clear evidence
    2. Day of clamour
    3. The clot
    4. The earthquake
  3. Who among the following prophets of Allah (SW) built Al-Aqsa?
    1. Suleiman
    2. Mohammad
    3. Ibrahim
    4. Zakariah
  4. How many verses are there in surah Asr? 
    1. 8
    2. 3
    3. 4
    4. 5
  5. Which prophet of Allah (SW) used to fast on alternate days?
    1. Daud
    2. Ibrahim
    3. Mohammad
    4. Musa
  6. Where will the wrongdoers go after the day of judgement?
    1. Paradise
    2. Graves
    3. Hell
    4. Ocean
  7. Which one of the following is not a good habit for Muslims?
    1. Praying
    2. Fasting
    3. Fighting
    4. Greeting people
  8. Which one of the following is an example of of heavy najasaat?
    1. Urine
    2. Blood
    3. Pus
    4. Dog
  9. What should a Muslim say when he or she wants to ask for Allah's forgiveness?
    1. Subhanallah
    2. Astaghfirullah
    3. Inshallah
    4. Alhamdulillah
  10. How old was the prophet (S.A.W) when his grandfather died?
    1. 6 years
    2. 2 years
    3. 10 years
    4. 8 years
  11. Which month was prophet Mohammad (SAW) born?
    1. Rabiul-Awwal
    2. Muharram
    3. Shawwal
    4. Dhul-Qaadah
  12. How many days do Muslims fast during the month of Ramadhan?
    1. 28
    2. 60
    3. 30
    4. 10
  13. In which town was prophet Mohammad (SAW) born?
    1. Makkah
    2. Madina
    3. Taif
    4. Jerusalem
  14. Which son of Nabii Adam (AS) killed his brother because of jealousy?
    1. Kanaan
    2. Qabila
    3. Habila
    4. Shuaib
  15. In which town is Masjid-ul-Aqsa built?
    1. Makkah
    2. Madina
    3. Jerusalem
    4. Yemen
  16. Which one of the following sunnah prayers is only perfomed during the month of Ramadhan?
    1. Taraweh
    2. Witr
    3. Tahajud
    4. Dhuha
  17. Which one of the following attributes of Allah (SW) means that He is the sustainer of life?
    1. Al-Malik
    2. Al-Razzaq
    3. Al-Khalaq
    4. Al-Wahhab
  18. Which one of the following is the best present that a Muslim can give a sick person (SAW)?
    1. Dua
    2. Food
    3. Drinks
    4. Flowers
  19. Who was the foster mother of the prophet (SAW)?
    1. Halima
    2. Hafsa
    3. Amina
    4. Amarah
  20. Which one of the following surahs are reffered to as Muadhatain?
    1. Fatiha and Ikhlas
    2. Nas and Ikhlas
    3. Falaq and Ikhlas
    4. Nas and Falaq
  21. Which one of the following sunnah prayers is performed when there is an eclipse of the moon?
    1. Istiqai
    2. Kusuf
    3. Taraweh
    4. Khusuf
  22. Which one of the following is the 1st month on the Islamic calender?
    1. Safar
    2. Muharram
    3. Ramadhan
    4. Shaban
  23. Which is the best place for an Islamic wedding to take place?
    1. Church
    2. Sociall hall
    3. Mosque
    4. Football ground 
  24. Who was the last prophet of Allah (SW) to be sent to the world?
    1. Zakariyah
    2. Adam
    3. Issa
    4. Mohammad
  25. According to the hadith of the prophet (SAW) a generous man is near Allah, near men, near paradise and far from
    1. Allah(SW)
    2. paradise
    3. men
    4. hell
  26. Which one of the following pillars of Islam encourages generosity?
    1. Hajj
    2. Zakat
    3. Saum
    4. Salat
  27. Which sunnah fast is observed on the 9 of Muharram?
    1. Sitat shawal
    2. Yaum- aul- baidh
    3. Tasu'a
    4. Ashura
  28. Which one of the following sunnah prayers is performed when there is an eclipse of the sun?
    1. Istiqai
    2. Kusuf
    3. Dhuha
    4. Khusuf
  29. All angels of Allah (SW) were created from
    1. mur
    2. clay
    3. nar
    4. water
  30. How many goats are slaughtered during the Aqiqah of a baby girl?
    1. 1
    2. 4
    3. 2
    4. 3




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