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Social Studies & Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Opener Exams Term 1 2023 Set 7

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

  1. The land in Lwala area slopes towards
    1. North
    2. South West
    3. South East
    4. North West
  2. Which type of industry is likely to be established in North Eastern part of Lwala area?
    1. Manufacturing industry
    2. Assembly industry
    3. Processing industry
    4. Service industry
  3. The residents of Lwala area are dorminantly
    1. Christians
    2. Muslims
    3. traditionalists
    4. Hindus
  4. The following economic activities is least likely to be carried out in Lwala area. Which one is it?
    1. Beef farming
    2. Trading activities
    3. Mining activities
    4. Lumbering activities
  5. What is the main vegetation found in the drainage feature to the South West of Lwala area?
    1. Papyrus reeds
    2. Mangrove plants 
    3. Riverine plants
    4. Scrubs
  6. Lwala area is likely to be a
    1. ward
    2. county
    3. senate
    4. constituency
  7. What is the approximate area of Tinda swampin Lwala area?
    1. 16.5km2
    2. 8.25km2
    3. 15km2
    4. 8km2
  8. All the statements below are parental roles towards a school. Which one is not?
    1. Sending children to school
    2. Attending academic days meetings
    3. Administering corporal punishment to errant pupils
    4. Contributing funds towards school development
  9. Marriages can be long lasting only if the spouses
    1. learn to control their anger
    2. support each other financially 
    3. exercise love, care and lust
    4. practice love, affection and trust
  10. The diagram below represents a weather instrument.
    The above instrument is mainly used to
    1. show direction and speed of wind
    2. measure strength of wind
    3. measure strength of wind and show direction
    4. measure air pressure and strength of wind
  11. The time at Asmara 80°E is 3.00pm. What time would it be at Accra 0°?
    1. 8.20pm
    2. 9.40am
    3. 8.20am
    4. 9.40pm
  12. Most rivers in Africa are not navigable mainly because of
    1. presence of waterfalls
    2. low volumes of water
    3. presence of waterfalls and gorges
    4. presence of waterfalls and cataracts

Use the diagram below to answer question 13 and 14.


  1. The above feature represents the formation of
    1. larva-dammed lake
    2. down-warped lake
    3. corrie lake
    4. ox-bow lake
  2. Which pair of the lakes were formed through the above process?
    1. Lakes Gambi and Utange
    2. Lakes Kanyaboli and Nyos
    3. Lakes Itasy and Kivu
    4. Lakes Shala and Paradise
  3. The diagram below shows an average monthly rainfall and temperatures for a certain climatic
    The temperature above is likely to have been recorded in the town of
    1. Addis Ababa
    2. Accra
    3. Dar-es-Salaam
    4. Windhoek
  4. Which one of the following factors mainly influence the vegetation on mountains?
    1. Climate
    2. Latitude
    3. Altitude
    4. Rainfall
  5. Which one of the following hominids is described below?
    1. Made simple tools out of stones
    2. Ate raw meat from wild animals
    3. Has the whole body covered with hair
      The above hominid is the
      1. Homo Erectus
      2. Homo Sapien
      3. Homo Habilis
      4. Austropithecus
  6. Africa is separated from the Sinai Peninsula by the
    1. Red Sea
    2. Suez Canal
    3. Cape Guardafui
    4. Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb
  7. Which set of communities belong to the Mande speakers of West Africa?
    1. Ewe, Wolof, Fulani, Mossi
    2. Hausa, Andarawa, Tuareg, Limba
    3. Bambara, Vai, Susu, Soninke
    4. Kanuri, Zarma, Malinke, Mandinka
  8. Which one of the following is the main form of interaction among the youth in Kenya today?
    1. Games and sports
    2. Education
    3. Trading activities
    4. Intermarriages
  9. The main reason why the Congo Basin has low population density is because
    1. it has thick and dense forests
    2. it is occupied by dangerous animals 
    3. it has poor road network
    4. the government does not allow human settlement in the area
  10. Which method of fishing is shown below?
    1. Purse seining
    2. Trawling
    3. Net drifting
    4. Long lining
  11. Which one of the following institutions of marriage is presided over by a government official?
    1. Customary marriage
    2. Christian marriage
    3. Civil marriage
    4. Islamic marriage
  12. The following are uses of a certain mineral 
    1. used in making glasses and soap
    2. used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs
    3. used in water treatment
      The above mineral is mined at
      1. Kariandusi
      2. Kimwarer
      3. lake Magadi
      4. Niger Delta
  13. Which country of Africa is wrongly matched with its capital city?
    1. Gambia - Banjul
    2. Guinea - Conakry
    3. Equatorial Guinea - Malabo
    4. Gabon-Lome
  14. The following are conditions that favour the growing of a certain crop:
    1. low temperatures of between 12°c - 15°c
    2. high altitude of above 1500m
    3. deep well-drained fertile volcanic soils
    4. high and well distributed rainfall of between 1000mm - 1500mm throughout the year.
      The above conditions favour the growing of
      1. pyrethrum
      2. sugarcane
      3. cocoa
      4. cloves
  15. Which pastoral community live in the semi-arid of the Kalahari?
    1. The Fulani
    2. The Toposa
    3. The Tswana
    4. The Maasai
  16. Copper from Zambia is mainly exported to Europe through the port of
    1. Lusaka
    2. Beira
    3. Ndola
    4. Dar-es-Salaam
  17. The main tourist attraction found to the Eastern part of lake Turkana is
    1. warm sandy beaches
    2. varied wildlife
    3. beautiful sceneries
    4. cultural heritage
  18. The most common problem facing most of the Multi-Purpose River Projects in Africa is
    1. frequent floods
    2. presence of water weeds
    3. industrial development
    4. siltation of dams
  19. The Great Okavango Sanctuary is found in
    1. Zimbabwe
    2. Botswana
    3. South Africa
    4. Namibia
  20. Which method did king Leopold II of Belgium used to colonise Congo between 1885 to 1908?
    1. Paternalism
    2. Direct Rule
    3. Assimilation
    4. Indirect Rule
  21. Which political party did Kwame Nkurumah use to lead Ghana to attain its independence?
    1. United Gold Coast Convection
    2. African National Congress
    3. National People's Party
    4. Convection People's Party
  22. Who among the following early visitors to East Africa was sent to look for Dr. David and confirm if lake Victoria was the source of
    river Nile?
    1. John Speke
    2. Samwel Baker
    3. Henry Morton Stanley
    4. Johan Rebman

Use the diagram below to answer questions 35 to 36.


  1. What is the nature of the winds marked Q?
    1. Cool and wet
    2. Warm and dry
    3. Hot and moist
    4. Cold and dry
  2. Which economic activity is favoured by the region marked B?
    1. Ranching
    2. Growing of cloves
    3. Rearing of dairy cattle
    4. Pastoralism
  3. Which set of countries were colonised by Germany?
    1. Namibia, Tanganyika, Cameroon
    2. Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Malawi
    3. Guinea Bissau, Angola, Mozambique 
    4. Guinea, Mali, Niger
  4. Samouri Toure was defeated by the French mainly because
    1. the Mandinka people were not united 
    2. the French people had inferior weapons
    3. Samouri Toure's army had crude weapons
    4. Samouri Toure's army were too strong and well equipped
  5. Three of the groups of people listed below have special needs except
    1. the physically challenged
    2. the people living with HIV/AIDS
    3. the visually impaired
    4. the people who are unable to read and write
  6. All the following countries are member states of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). Which country withdrew in the year 2000?
    1. Morocco
    2. Guinea
    3. Mauritania
    4. Mozambique
  7. Which African country is not connected by the Cotonou-Gao-Oudja Highway?
    1. Cameroon
    2. Benin
    3. Niger
    4. Morocco
  8. Which one of the following is not an electric media?
    1. Mobile phone
    2. Internet
    3. Newspaper
    4. Television
  9. Which one of the following was a social organization of the San?
    1. They were hunters and gatherers
    2. They recognized the Praying Mantis as God's symbols on earth
    3. They had ceremonial chiefs
    4. They lived in clans of about 250 people
  10. Which one of the following groups consists of abuse of human rights?
    1. Child labour and forced marriage
    2. Denying people shelter and boy circumcision
    3. Lack of treatment for the sick and providing food and shelter for children D
    4. Provision of free education and discrimination on basis of gender
  11. The investigations by an independent party to establish the facts on the issues causing disagreements is known as
    1. inquiry
    2. conciliation
    3. mediation
    4. appeal
  12. The rights and freedoms of individuals are contained in chapter ________________ of the constitution.
    1. three
    2. four
    3. five
    4. eight
  13. Which one of the following is not a function of the legislature arm of the government?
    1. Implementing government policies
    2. Amending the existing laws
    3. Approving the government's expenditure
    4. Debating bills
  14. Which one of the following is not a responsibility of children in the family?
    1. Attending school
    2. Cleaning the home compound
    3. Working on the farm for better salaries
    4. Taking care of family property
  15. During the pre-colonial period, goods were mainly transported using
    1. porters 
    2. carts
    3. boats
    4. vehicles
  16. Which one of the following climatic factors has greatly influenced the climate of most part of Namibia?
    1. Nearness to the large waterbodies
    2. Ocean currents
    3. Prevailing winds
    4. Nature of the Coastline
  17. Fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables are mainly transported from the farms to the airport by
    1. pipeline
    2. air
    3. railway
    4. road
  18. Morocco is currently headed by
    1. an elected president
    2. hereditary king
    3. an elected Prime Minister
    4. a queen

Use the map of Africa below to answer questions 53-56.


  1. In which month is winter experienced in the latitude marked R?
    1. March
    2. June
    3. September
    4. December
  2. The Island country marked K is likely to be
    1. Comoros
    2. Mauritius
    3. Seychelles
    4. Sao Toome and Precipe
  3. Which tree species is not likely to be found in the region marked xxx?
    1. Camphor
    2. Mvule
    3. Eucalyptus
    4. Rosewood
  4. The town marked W in the Northern part of Africa is
    1. Tunisia
    2. Tripoli
    3. Cairo
    4. Alexandria
  5. Which one of the following electoral officials announces the election results of a senator at the constituency tallying centre?
    1. The Chairman of IEBC
    2. The Returning Officer
    3. The Presiding Officer
    4. The Polling Officer
  6. The following are service industries except
    1. hair dressing
    2. banking
    3. television repair
    4. milk processing
  7. Which day is celebrated to commemorate the day Kenya attained its internal self government from the British in 1963
    1. Jamhuri Day
    2. Mashujaa Day
    3. Labour Day
    4. Madaraka Day
  8. Elected members of the County Assembly (MCAs) represent a region known as
    1. constituency
    2. county
    3. senate
    4. ward



  1. According to Genesis, Biblical stories of creation, what did God create on the third day?
    1. Sea creatures and birds of the air
    2. Land, sea and vegetation
    3. Heavenly bodies like sun, moon and stars
    4. Land animals and birds
  2. What was the sign of the covenant between God and Abraham according to Genesis 17:10?
    1. Smoking fire pot
    2. Flaming torch
    3. Rainbow
    4. Circumcision
  3. Which of the following lessons do Christians learn from the story of Joseph as a slave in Egypt?
    1. Be kind to people by giving them food
    2. To always fight for their freedom
    3. Forgive those who wrong them 
    4. Interpret dreams for their leaders
  4. Why did the Israelites eat while standing during the Passover night?
    1. To show that they were God's chosen people
    2. To show that they were not ready to leave Egypt
    3. Because they were in hurry to leave Egypt 
    4. Because they wished to stay a little longer
  5. The second book of the Bible mainly describes about
    1. the beginning of life
    2. the settlement of Israelites into Canaan 
    3. the making of the Sinai covenant
    4. the journey of Israelites to Canaan
  6. Which one of the following commandments was broken by both Cain and king Ahab? 
    1. Do not commit murder
    2. Do not desire another person's property
    3. Do not accuse anyone falsely
    4. Do not make for yourselves images
  7. King David is mainly remembered in Israel because he
    1. made Jerusalem a Jewish religious centre
    2. built a temple for God in Jerusalem 
    3. destroyed the altars of Baal
    4. married many wives
  8. Which one of the following sins was committed by king Solomon? He
    1. took other people's property
    2. over taxed his subjects
    3. committed adultery
    4. gave the Israelites' land to foreigners
  9. Prophet Isaiah foretold that the messiah would be called
    1. the lamb of God
    2. the son of the most high
    3. the king of the kings
    4. the prince of peace
  10. Who among the following people visited baby Jesus first?
    1. The Samaritans
    2. The shepherds
    3. The visitors from the east
    4. The Pharisees
  11. When Mary and Joseph took baby Jesus to Jerusalem for dedication, they found two of the following people in the temple. Who were they?
    1. Zechariah and John
    2. Simeon and Annah 
    3. Zechariah and Annah
    4. Mary and Martha
  12. Jesus Christ helped lepers by
    1. healing them from their sickness 
    2. teaching them about God
    3. baptising them with Holy Spirit 
    4. asking them to pray for their sins
  13. What do we learn from the parable of the ten young women? It teaches us to
    1. always be ready for the coming of Jesus Christ
    2. respect the institution of marriage
    3. marry more than one woman
    4. stay indoors in the evening
  14. "Happy are those who are pure in heart, they will see the kingdom of God." These words were spoken by Jesus
    1. during the trial in the wilderness
    2. when visiting Bethany
    3. during the sermon on the mountain 
    4. when healing the sick
  15. Which one of the following statements about Jesus Christ is expressed in the Apostles' creed?
    1. Jesus rose from the dead
    2. Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot
    3. Jesus was denied by Peter
    4. Jesus forgave the repentant thief
  16. On which of the following occasions did Jesus show that He respected the law of Moses? When He
    1. healed the paralytic man
    2. healed a blind man
    3. raised Lazarus from dead
    4. healed the lepers
  17. Who among the following groups of people anointed the body of Jesus for burial?
    1. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus 
    2. Simon of Cyrene and Joseph of Arimathea
    3. Mary Magdalene and Cleopas 
    4. Peter and Jonah
  18. "You created every part of me. You put me in my mother's womb." These words were said by
    1. Job
    2. David
    3. Peter
    4. St. Paul
  19. The part played by Ananias in the conversion of Saul on the way to Damascus was that he 
    1. taught him the good news
    2. helped him to recover his eyes
    3. led him into accepting Jesus
    4. prayed and baptised him
  20. Christians in the early church best showed their unity by
    1. reciting scriptures
    2. singing praises
    3. sharing food
    4. baptising one another
  21. Which one of the following acts of worship was done by Paul and Silas when they were in prison? They
    1. took the Holy Communion
    2. sang hymns to praise prison wardens
    3. repented their sins
    4. praised God in hymns
  22. Which one of the following beliefs in African traditional society is not compatible with Christianity?
    1. Beliefs in life after death
    2. Beliefs in reconciliation with God
    3. Beliefs that God is powerful
    4. Beliefs in charms and amulets
  23. What is the main purpose of marriage according to the Christian teaching?
    1. To have children
    2. To avoid immorality
    3. To gain status in the society
    4. To provide companionship
  24. In traditional African society, education was aimed at
    1. character moulding
    2. getting employed
    3. acquiring academic certificates 
    4. gaining wisdom
  25. Joy does not want to share a book with you because you are poor. The best action to take is to
    1. teach her about sharing
    2. report her to the teacher
    3. avoid talking to her
    4. change your sitting position
  26. Christians can best avoid sexual misuse by
    1. not mixing with people of the opposite sex
    2. not taking alcohol and drugs
    3. going to church to pray
    4. obeying God's teachings on the sacredness of sex
  27. Drug abuse is discouraged by Christians mainly because
    1. it wastes money
    2. it affects people's health
    3. it wastes time
    4. it causes indiscipline
  28. African Christians show their appreciation of traditional heritage by
    1. preaching the gospel to non-Christians 
    2. visiting traditional healers
    3. preaching against additional African beliefs and practices
    4. accepting traditional values that are compatible with Christianity
  29. Why do Christians obey the authority?
    1. Leaders too love God
    2. All authority comes from God
    3. God loves those in authority
    4. God blesses those in authority
  30. A friend of yours hides a frog in the teacher's cupboard. The teacher discovered and decided to punish the whole class. As a Christian, what is the best thing to do?
    1. Tell the teacher who did it
    2. Keep quiet and let the teacher punish everybody
    3. Tell your friend to run away
    4. Ask your friend to confess and apologize



  1. "Fal-Muariyat Qad-haa." This verse is from surah
    1. Al-Qaariah 
    2. Al-Aadiyat 
    3. Al-Fatiha
    4. Al-Masad
  2. According to the teachings of Islam, zakah should be given to
    1. poor Muslims
    2. relatives
    3. widows
    4. any poor person
  3. Which surah among the following describes the events of the day of judgement?
    1. Fiyl
    2. Naas
    3. Fatiha
    4. Zilzalah
  4. Swalah can be nullified by all the following except
    1. laughing
    2. farting
    3. sweating
    4. talking
  5. The prophet's child who gave birth to Hassan and Hussein was
    1. Zainab
    2. Ummul-Kulthum
    3. Fatma
    4. Ruqayah
  6. The month in which the prophet (SAW) went for Isra and Miiraj was
    1. Muharram
    2. Rajab
    3. Ramadhan
    4. Dhul-Hijja
  7. The prophet of Allah(SWT) who received the Zabur was
    1. Yusuf (AS)
    2. Issa (AS)
    3. Musa (AS)
    4. Daud (AS)
  8. According to the teachings of the prophet (SAW), a hypocrite has
    1. three signs
    2. good luck 
    3. bad luck
    4. no friend
  9. When visiting the sick, the best gift is
    1. a dua
    2. flowers
    3. a card
    4. food
  10. The term Islam means
    1. strength
    2. religion
    3. peace
    4. prophethood
  11. The reason as to why the Muslims were defeated in the battle of Uhud is that
    1. they were few
    2. they had no weapons
    3. they disobeyed the prophet(SAW)
    4. the Quraish ambushed them at night
  12. A woman who is observing eddat after the death of her husband should do it for
    1. three months and ten days
    2. twelve months and three days
    3. nine days and ten hours
    4. four months and ten days
  13. The angel in-charge of removing human souls is
    1. Jibril (AS)
    2. Malakul Maut
    3. Mikail
    4. Israfil
  14. Which statement among the following is true about the prophets of Allah?
    1. They were sinless
    2. They were either male or female
    3. They could change to any form
    4. They had super powers
  15. The sunnah prayer that is performed when there is an eclipse of the sun is
    1. Istisqai
    2. Khusuf
    3. Kusuf
    4. Istikhara
  16. The best way of enjoying your free time could be
    1. listening to music
    2. engaging in physical exercises
    3. spying on others
    4. insulting the non-Muslims
  17. Sofia found two girls fighting during the library lesson. The best thing Sofia should have done is to
    1. ask them to fight without noise
    2. separate the two girls
    3. continue reading in silence
    4. make a dua to Allah(SWT)
  18. The prophet(AW) said, "Love for others...."
    1. a brighter future
    2. paradise and not hell
    3. wealth in this world
    4. what you love for yourself
  19. The following are examples of lawful work except one. Which one is it? Being a
    1. brewer
    2. teacher
    3. engineer
    4. motorist
  20. Work is considered an act of Ibaada if
    1. it is done to please Allah(SWT)
    2. it pays more
    3. it makes a person famous
    4. it is done to please others
  21. A person who does good and avoids evil is considered to have
    1. Israf
    2. pride
    3. taqwa 
    4. disobeyed
  22. On the 10th Dhul-Hijja Muslims celebrate
    1. Hijra
    2. Idul-Fitr
    3. Idul-Adh-ha
    4. Nikah
  23. When pilgrims put on the white Ihram, it symbolizes
    1. equality
    2. unity
    3. faith
    4. patience
  24. The people of nabii Nuh(AS) were sturbon and did not believe in what Nuh(AS) preached. This led to Allah(SWT) punishing them by sending
    1. birds with pebbles
    2. floods
    3. unknown diseases
    4. drought and famine
  25. Muslims must observe fardh fasting in the month of
    1. Shaaban
    2. Ramadhan
    3. Swafar
    4. Dhul-Qaada
  26. The title given to the prophet(SAW) by the Quraish for being honest is
    1. Ahmad
    2. Abtar
    3. Al-Fatah
    4. Al-Amin
  27. Which one of the following is among the conditions of Saum?
    1. Be a Muslim
    2. Be wealthy 
    3. Eat suhur
    4. Pray tahajud
  28. A Muslim who keeps animals can show kindness to the animals by
    1. selling them
    2. slaughtering them
    3. providing shelter for them
    4. punishing the animals
  29. It is true to say that angels were created from
    1. wind
    2. fire
    3. clay
    4. light
  30. Which one of the following is common among Muslims?
    1. Food
    2. Qibla
    3. Colour
    4. Taqrir


  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. C
  5. A
  6. D
  7. C
  8. C
  9. D
  10. B
  11. B
  12. D
  13. D
  14. A
  15. D
  16. C
  17. C
  18. B
  19. C
  20. B
  21. A
  22. A
  23. C
  24. A
  25. D
  26. A
  27. C
  28. D
  29. B
  30. D
  31. B
  32. A
  33. D
  34. C
  35. D
  36. C
  37. A
  38. C
  39. D
  40. C
  41. A
  42. C
  43. B
  44. A
  45. A
  46. B
  47. A
  48. C
  49. A
  50. B
  51. B
  52. B
  53. D
  54. A
  55. C
  56. D
  57. B
  58. D
  59. D
  60. D


  1. B
  2. D
  3. C
  4. C
  5. D
  6. A
  7. A
  8. C
  9. D
  10. B
  11. B
  12. A
  13. A
  14. C
  15. A
  16. D
  17. A
  18. A
  19. B
  20. C
  21. D
  22. D
  23. D
  24. A
  25. A
  26. D
  27. B
  28. D
  29. B
  30. D


  1. B
  2. A
  3. D
  4. C
  5. C
  6. B
  7. D
  8. A
  9. A
  10. C
  11. C
  12. D
  13. B
  14. A
  15. C
  16. B
  17. B
  18. D
  19. A
  20. A
  21. C
  22. C
  23. A
  24. B
  25. B
  26. D
  27. A
  28. C
  29. D
  30. B
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