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Social Studies and Religious Studies Questions and Answers - Class 8 End Term Exams Term 1 2023 Set 2

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Study the map of Gapo area and use to answer questions 1-7.


  1. The general direction of the veterinary office from the school in Ribo town is 
    1. North East
    2. South East 
    3. North West
    4. South West.
  2. The approximate area of the irrigation scheme in Gapo area is
    1. 8.0km2
    2. 4.1km2
    3. 6.1km2
    4. 3km2
  3. Which one of the following commodities is likely to be transported along the murram road to the factory?
    1. Cotton
    2. Pyrethrum
    3. Timber
    4. Livestock.
  4. Which one of the following economic activities is carried out in the Southern part of Gapo area?
    1. Livestock keeping.
    2. Mining,
    3. Irrigation farming.
    4. Lumbering.
  5. The type of climate experienced in the Southern part of Gapo area is
    1. cool and dry
    2. hot and dry
    3. cool and wet
    4. hot and wet.
  6. Which one of the following services is not offered in Ribo town?
    1. Religion
    2. Administration
    3. Health
    4. Recreation.
  7. The main economic benefit of the river in Gapo area is that it
    1. is a source of water for irrigation
    2. is used for inland water transport
    3. provides water for domestic use
    4. is a source of fish.
  8. Below are statements about population. 
    1. More than half of the people are aged.
    2. Most people live in rural areas.
    3. There are more females than males. 
    4. Most families have few children.
    5. Large towns are densely populated.
      Which one of the following combinations is correct about the population of Kenya?
      1. (i), (ii), (iii)
      2. (ii), (iv), (v)
      3. (ii), (iii), (iv)
      4. (ii), (iii), (v)
  9. Three of the following are roles of pupils in school management. Which one is not?
    1. Taking care of school property. 
    2. Electing school prefects. 
    3. Preparing the school routine. 
    4. Keeping school traditions.
  10. Which one of the following pairs consists of countries that achieved independence through peaceful means?
    1. Zimbabwe and Angola.
    2. Tanzania and Ghana.
    3. Algeria and Zimbabwe.
    4. Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
  11. A similarity in horticultural farming in both Kenya and Netherlands is that
    1. all crops are grown under irrigation
    2. flowers are grown under irrigation 
    3. all crops produced are exported 
    4. crops are grown in large plantations.
  12. The following statements about relief rainfall are true except that
    1. it is experienced in highland regions
    2. it is influenced by relief
    3. it occurs in lowland areas
    4. the leeward side receives less rainfall.
  13. In Kenya the Northern parts of the country is sparsely populated mainly due to
    1. frequent flooding
    2. swampy conditions
    3. steep slopes
    4. arid conditions.
  14. The best time for threshing millet is when the weather is
    1. sunny and windy 
    2. stormy and humid
    3. rainy and cloudy 
    4. cloudy and windy.

Use the map of Africa below to answer questions 15 to 18.

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  1. The sun is directly overhead the line of latitude marked X in the month of
    1. March
    2. June
    3. December
    4. September.
  2. The main economic activity carried out in the shaded area marked P is
    1. cocoa growing
    2. pastoralism
    3. petroleum mining
    4. forestry.
  3. The effect of the winds marked K is that they
    1. cause convectional rainfall in coastal plains
    2. cause dry conditions in adjacent areas 
    3. lower temperature along the coast.
    4. bring fog and mist.
  4. Which one of the following communities is found in the area marked T?
    1. Berbers
    2. Tuaregs
    3. Amharans
    4. Arabs.
  5. Before the coming of the Europeans chiefs among the Nyamwezi people performed the following duties except
    1. judging cases
    2. foretelling future events
    3. controlling trade
    4. chairing religious ceremonies.
  6. Which one of the following groups is made up of cash crops grown by the white settlers in Kenya?
    1. Tea, sugarcane, flowers.
    2. Cotton, pineapples, bean. 
    3. Wheat, sisal, coffee.
    4. Maize, pyrethrum, sorghum.
  7. In indigenous education, children were taught moral behavior through
    1. observation
    2. imitation
    3. apprenticeship 
    4. proverbs.
  8. Three of the following statements about fishing in Japan are correct. Which one is not?
    1. Most fish are caught in inland grounds.
    2. High technology of fishing is used.
    3. Some fish are reared in sheltered areas.
    4. Fish is an important export.
  9. The first chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity(OAU) when it was formed in 1963 was 
    1. Kwame Nkrumah
    2. Gamal Abdel Nasser
    3. Haile Selassie
    4. Julius Nyerere.
  10. Which one of the following is not a traditional method of weather observation?
    1. Observing behaviour of some animals.
    2. Collecting rain water.
    3. Growing of new leaves on plants.
    4. Changes in direction of wind.
  11. It is important for Kenyans to promote peace during election period mainly to
    1. get the best leaders
    2. enable voters to be given money
    3. protect lives and property
    4. enable election observers visit the country.
  12. The government has set aside areas to establish industries in major towns in order to
    1. promote good health for the residents
    2. create jobs in the country
    3. make good use of space
    4. produce goods for export.
  13. The main mineral export of Nigeria is 
    1. copper
    2. soda ash
    3. gold
    4. petroleum.
  14. The following are problems facing trade in Eastern Africa except
    1. poor roads joining countries 
    2. production of similar goods 
    3. use of different languages 
    4. conflicts in some countries.
  15. Below are statements about a marriage system practised in Kenya.
    1. It is conducted according to the religion of the couple.
    2. A marriage certificate is issued
    3. A man can marry only one wife.
      The marriage system described above is 
      1. Christian marriage
      2. Islamic marriage
      3. Customary marriage
      4. Civil marriage.
  16. A characteristic of downwarped lakes is that they
    1. are very deep
    2. are salty
    3. do not have outlets
    4. are surrounded by high landscapes.
  17. Who among the following European traders made friendly relations with Waiyaki wa Hinga?
    1. Carl Peters
    2. Fredrick Lugard 
    3. William Mackinon
    4. Joseph Thompson.
  18. Natural forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are preserved mainly because they
    1. are sources of many rivers
    2. influence rainfall in the Congo basin 
    3. are sources of herbal medicine
    4. they provide pulp for paper making.
  19. The following were results of the settlement of Arabs along the Eastern Africa Coast except
    1. introduction of cloves
    2. establishment of towns along the coast
    3. building of railway lines
    4. expansion of trade.
  20. The diagram below represents a road sign.
    34 adada
    Three of the following statements about the road sign shown above are true. Which one is not? Motorists should
    1. Stop the vehicle
    2. drive with caution
    3. know that accidents likely occur there 
    4. reduce speed of the vehicle.
  21. Soita, a university student leader was arrested for criticizing increase of fees. He was denied the freedom of 
    1. association
    2. education
    3. movement
    4. expression.
  22. Who among the following is not an emigrant in Kenya?
    1. AChinese working with a construction company.
    2. A Kenyan working in tea plantation in Kericho.
    3. A Somali refugee at Dadaab camp. 
    4. British High Commissioner to Kenya.
  23. Newspapers are not widely read in the rural areas of Kenya mainly because
    1. many people are illiterate 
    2. most people are poor
    3. they are not widely distributed 
    4. many people depend on radios.
  24. Three of the following statements about the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa are true. Which one is not?
    1. It was formed through volcanic activity.
    2. It has steep escarpments.
    3. The floor has fault lakes.
    4. Some parts of the floor are below sea level.
  25. Standard eight pupils visited Nairobi Museum. Which of the following groups of items did they see as cultural artifacts?
    1. Gourds, beads, stools.
    2. Bicycles, carts, vehicles.
    3. Newspaper, journals, magazines.
    4. Shoes, papers, books.
  26. People with special needs are nominated as members of the senate in Kenya in order to
    1. provide jobs for them
    2. keep them busy
    3. obey the constitution of Kenya
    4. improve their standards of living.
  27. Which one of the of the following communities migrated to Uganda from the Bahr-el-Ghazal region?
    1. Acholi
    2. Banyankole
    3. Karamojong
    4. Sebei
  28. The Madinka people were defeated by the French in West Africa mainly because
    1. their leader was arrested
    2. they had inferior weapons
    3. they were not united
    4. they were affected by famine.
  29. Mombasa experiences higher temperatures than Addis Ababa due to difference in
    1. latitude
    2. rainfall
    3. air pressure
    4. altitude.
  30. Pastoral communities are encouraged to establish ranches in order to
    1. get market for their livestock
    2. control diseases that attack livestock
    3. improve the quality of their livestock 
    4. get veterinary services.
  31. Which one of the following is a cold ocean current?
    1. Aguhlas
    2. Guinea
    3. Canary
    4. Somali
  32. The following are benefits of practising democracy in a school except
    1. pupils elect leaders of their choice 
    2. pupils take part in decision making 
    3. it is easy to solve disagreements 
    4. pupils pass school tests.
  33. One way for the government to control rapid population growth is
    1. rewarding families with many children.
    2. introduction of family planning methods
    3. encouraging early marriages 
    4. improvement in health care services.
  34. Most settlement schemes were established in highland regions because 
    1. much of the land had been owned by the white settlers
    2. the regions have high rainfall
    3. the regions were densely populated
    4. the areas had fertile soils.
  35. A tourist attraction feature in Switzerland that is not common in Kenya is
    1. mountain skiing
    2. coastal beaches
    3. wildebeest migration
    4. hot water geysers.
  36. Wheat needs fairly flat land in order to 
    1. prevent the soil from becoming waterlogged
    2. increase production
    3. protect it from damp conditions 
    4. enable use of combine harvesters.
  37. The two weather instruments that are kept in a Stevenson's screen are
    1. hygrometer and thermometer
    2. anemometer and windvane 
    3. barometer and rainguage
    4. rainguage and anemometer.
  38. One disadvantage of water transport is that it is
    1. slow
    2. risky
    3. the most expensive
    4. only suitable to carry light goods.
  39. Minule was a title of an official among Nyamwezi chiefdoms who
    1. headed the army.
    2. collected taxes
    3. presided over religious ceremonies 
    4. chose the chief.
  40. Cloth making is an example of
    1. a processing industry
    2. an assembling industry
    3. a manufacturing industry
    4. a service industry.
  41. Members of the same clan are related by 
    1. blood
    2. language
    3. marriage
    4. skin colour.
  42. The climate of the West Coast of Africa can be described as
    1. cool and wet
    2. hot and dry
    3. hot and wet
    4. June and July.
  43. Morocco and Tunisia experience summer season in the months of 
    1. December and January
    2. February and March
    3. September and Octomber
    4. June and July.
  44. Three of the following statements about a county assembly are true. Which one is not? It
    1. has nominated members 
    2. approves county budget
    3. is headed by a governor
    4. has elected members.
  45. A registered voter can be denied voting at a polling station if the person
    1. is unable to read
    2. lives far from the polling station
    3. does not have an identity card 
    4. does not belong to a political party.
  46. Elections at a polling station are supervised by a 
    1. presiding officer
    2. returning officer 
    3. polling clerk 
    4. police officer.



  1.  "I heard you in the garden I was afraid and hid from you"(Genesis 3:10) Adam and Eve hid from God because
    1. they had spoken to the snake
    2. God was walking in the garden 
    3. they had become wise 
    4. they were naked.
  2. God commanded Noah after the flood not to
    1. marry the Canaanite women
    2. worship false gods
    3. eat meat with blood in it 
    4. drink wine or any strong drink.
  3. When Jacob and his family went to Egypt they were given the land of
    1. Goshen
    2. Shechem
    3. Midian
    4. Dothan.
  4. One of the regulations of the Passover feast was that the Israelites were to 
    1. eat bread without yeast
    2. drink wine
    3. offer burnt sacrifices
    4. give the Egyptians their jewellery.
  5. A miracle that God performed during the exodus at Meribah was
    1. stopping water in River Jordan
    2. getting water from a rock 
    3. an earthquake on mount Sinai 
    4. feeding the Israelites with quails.
  6. The first town to be attacked by the Israelites in Canaan was
    1. Jerusalem
    2. Damascus
    3. Bethlehem
    4. Jericho.
  7. Who among the following kings of Israel captured Jerusalem?
    1. Rehoboam
    2. Solomon
    3. David
    4. Saul.
  8. God punished King Ahab for his sins by 
    1. being killed in war 
    2. becoming a leper 
    3. becoming blind
    4. being overthrown.
  9. When there was drought in Canaan, prophet Elijah went to live in
    1. Moab
    2. Shunem
    3. Sidon
    4. Zarephath.
  10. At the time of the birth of Jesus, it was compulsory for all people to
    1. attended the passover in Jerusalem 
    2. go to Bethlehem for purification 
    3. go to register in their ancestral towns
    4. go to offer sacrifices.
  11. Which one of the following was done by the wisemen after they visited baby Jesus? They
    1. did not go to tell Herod
    2. planned to kill Him
    3. announced the good news to everyone
    4. went back to herding their sheep.
  12. From the temptations of Jesus, Christians learn to
    1. avoid lonely places 
    2. read the word of God 
    3. forgive their enemies 
    4. pray all the time.
  13. During the call of Levi Jesus, found him
    1. fishing with his father
    2. standing under a fig tree
    3. sitting in a tax booth
    4. herding his father's sheep.
  14. The parable of the rich man and Lazurus teaches Christians to have
    1. humility
    2. tolerance
    3. patience
    4. kindness.
  15. Jesus healed blind Bartimeaus because
    1. Bartimaeus asked to be healed
    2. He knew Bartimaeus
    3. He showed God's concern for the needy
    4. Bartimaeus cried out in a loud voice.
  16. Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a
    1. donkey
    2. chariot
    3. camel
    4. horse.
  17. Pilate washed his hands during the trial of Jesus because
    1. he did not want to be blamed for the death of Jesus
    2. it was a Jewish custom after solving a case
    3. his wife told him to do so
    4. he wanted to show the value of serving others.
  18. Cleopas met the risen Christ on the way to
    1. Damascus
    2. Gaza
    3. Emmaus
    4. Antioch
  19. Paul and Silas were released from prison in
    1. Antioch 
    2. Philipi 
    3. Joppa
    4. Jerusalem
  20. The gift of the Holy Spirit seen working in Peter in the town of Joppa was
    1. preaching
    2. faith
    3. wisdom
    4. working miracles.
  21. Which one of the following books of the New Testament describes the activities of the early believers?
    1. Mark
    2. John
    3. Acts
    4. Luke.
  22. Shrines are considered sacred in traditional African communities because they are
    1. God's dwelling places
    2. dark and lonely
    3. found on high mountains
    4. visited by priests.
  23. Which one of the following shows the correct form of life in traditional African communities?
    1. Living-Living dead - Ancestors 
    2. Unborn- Ancestors - Living dead. 
    3. Living dead - Unborn - ancestors.
    4. Living- unborn - Ancestors.
  24. Expectant women in traditional African communities are given special treatment in order to
    1. make them bring forth healthy babies
    2. show respect to unborn life 
    3. pay high dowry for them
    4. show that they are important.
  25. The work of offering sacrifices in traditional African communities was done by
    1. medicinemen
    2. magicians
    3. rainmakers
    4. priests.
  26. Aloo refuses to work with other learners in cleaning their classroom. The best action for you take is to
    1. report him to the classteacher 
    2. advise him to obey school rules 
    3. avoid his company
    4. tell him to transfer to another school.
  27. The church is involved in promoting the health of Kenya through
    1. African Art Rescue.
    2. World Health Organization
    3. Doctors Without Boundaries
    4. Flying Doctors Services.
  28. Christians donate food to famine victims in order to
    1. be recognized in the society
    2. make use of surplus food 
    3. show concern for the welfare of others
    4. obey the laws of the country.
  29. Which one of the following is a vice in Christianity?
    1. Dancing
    2. Singing
    3. Fornication
    4. Fasting.
  30. Christians demonstrate obedience to lawful authority when they
    1. sing in the church choir
    2. report criminal activities to the police
    3. rest on the day of worship 
    4. establish places of worship.


  1. Allah (S.W) reminded the prophet (p.b.u.b) of the following favours; "We purified your hearts, we lessened your burdens, we raised your fame." Which surah is this?
    1. Surakh Al-Dhuhaa
    2. Surah Al-Quraish 
    3. Surah Al-Inshirah
    4. Sura Al-Quraiysh.
  2. Which of the following surahs in the holy Quran are referred to as Al-Muawidhatein"?
    1. Nas and Falaq
    2. Fiil and Lahab 
    3. Nasr and Fatiha
    4. Qaria ans Zilzala.
  3. Allah(S.W) in surah Quraish commanded the Quraish people "Pray to the Lord of the house". Which house is referred to in this chapter?
    1. Masjid Haraam 
    2. Bait al-Muqaddas
    3. The Holy Kaaba 
    4. Masjid Nabawi.
  4. Chapter I and chapter 114 respectively in the Holy Quran are
    1. Fatiha and Ikhlas 
    2. Ikhlas and Falaq 
    3. Nas and Nasr
    4. Fatiha and Nas.
  5. "Fadhaalika iladhi Yadu'ul Yatim"
    This is a verse from which surah?
    1. Al-Zilzalah
    2. Al-Masad 
    3. Al-Maun
    4. At-Takathur.
  6. The prophet(s.a.w) said that whoever performs Hajj Ibaada and commits no sin returns home free from sin like
    1. a man who bathes in a river full of water 
    2. a newly born baby
    3. a tree that shade leaves
    4. a person in new faith.
  7. According to the teachings of the prophet (s.a.w) paradise lies under the feet of
    1. imaams
    2. fathers
    3. mothers
    4. leaders.
  8. Which of the following is not an Islamic etiquette when eating?
    1. Drink while standing.
    2. Pause three times as you drink.
    3. Eat the food directly infront of you.
    4. Mention the name of Allah as you start eating
  9. What is Ihsaan in Islam?
    1. Sticking in the faith even if you are discouraged.
    2. The fear of Allah everywhere one is.
    3. The reliance of Allah in the truth of reliance.
    4. The worship of Allah as though you see him.
  10. Complete the following hadith; "....and Alla (s.w.t) has hated for your sinful and useless talks, asking too many questions and........"
    1. telling of lies
    2. eating of orphans wealth
    3. the waste of wealth
    4. sitting idle.
  11. Greeting your fellow Muslim with a smile is a
    1. sharia
    2. wajib
    3. swadaqa
    4. obligatory.
  12. One of the characteristics of the Angels of Allah is that they are Maasumen. This they means that
    1. have no sins
    2. have no gender
    3. have no feelings
    4. can change into any form.
  13. Which holy book was revealed on the mount Sinai?
    1. Zabur of Nabii Daud(A.S).
    2. Injil of Nabii Issa(A.S) 
    3. Tuarat of Nabii Musa (A.S) 
    4. Suhuf of Nabii Ibrahim (A.S).
  14. Which one of the following is an attribute in the Asmaa-ul-Husna?
    1. Al-Qaabidh
    2. Al-Musawir
    3. Al-Hayyu
    4. Al-Mustafa.
  15. Who among the following people will be punished by Allah on the day of Qiyamah? Those who will
    1. receive third books with the right hand 
    2. be under the shade of Allah 
    3. have just a few right deeds 
    4. pass sirath bridge very fast.
  16. A person who arrives in the mosque earliest for Jum'a is rewarded thawaabs equivalent to giving out a Swadaqa of
    1. a cow
    2. a camel
    3. a goat
    4. an egg
  17. The prophet (p.b.u.b) encouraged the Muslims who take part in giving a Mayyit its four rites is rewarded Qiratu. Those are thawaabs equivalent to
    1. Mt. Uhud
    2. Mt. Swafa
    3. Mt. Marwa
    4. Mt. Zion.
  18. All the rights of the dead are classified as acts of
    1. Fardh A'imn
    2. Fardh Kifaya
    3. Sunna Muaqada
    4. Sunna Nabawi.
  19. Which phrase in the Adhaan for Fajr prayer reminds Muslims that Swalat is important than sleep?
    1. Hayaa alal Swalat.
    2. Hayya alal Falah.
    3. Qad Qaamat Swalah.
    4. Assalatu Khairun mina nnaum.
  20. Which virtue is developed in Muslims as they perform Zakkat Ibaadah?
    1. Kindness
    2. Tolerance
    3. Hospitality
    4. Generosity.
  21. In which pillar of Salaat do we have Tashhud?
    1. Sujuud
    2. Julus
    3. Rukuu
    4. Qiyam.
  22. Hiding of goods in order to sell at a higher price with an exorbitant profit is called
    1. usury
    2. ghush
    3. hoarding
    4. riba
  23. If a Muslim goes for Hajj and fails to stand at Arafa
    1. he/she must perform Umra 
    2. he/she will pay Kafara
    3. he/she the whole Hajj is nullified
    4. he/she should sacrifice a haddi.
  24. Which one of the following was a miracle performed by Nabii Issa (A.S)?
    1. He was thrown in a fire but never burned.
    2. He died and resurrected.
    3. Got a camel out of a rock.
    4. Breathed into a modelled bird and it flew away.
  25. What is true about the Islamic clothes? They should be
    1. loosely fitting and long 
    2. tight and transparent
    3. white or black
    4. of unisex
  26. Allah (s.w) cursed Abu Lahab and promised him a heavy punishment because of his
    1. pride 
    2. arrogance
    3. innocence
    4. stupidity.
  27. Muslims fasting ibaada is performed in the month of
    1. Muharram
    2. Rajab
    3. Dhul Hijja
    4. Ramadhan
  28. In which of the following battles did Allah (s.w) send angels to assist the Muslim army? Battle of
    1. Badr
    2. Siifin
    3. Khandaq
    4. Uhud.
  29. Al Qaaba, Masjid Haraam, personal houses and the house of Abu Sufyan were declared safe places during the
    1. Hijjra to Madina
    2. Expedition to Khaibar
    3. open mission
    4. Fathul Makkah.
  30. Which of the following phrases is not used in swearing?
    1. Wallahi
    2. Tallahi
    3. Lillahi
    4. Billahi.


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