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Social Studies and Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 End Term Exams Term 1 2023 Set 3

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1 adada

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

  1. Which of the following DOES NOT show that Lemì is a dry area? Presence of
    1. a seasonal river.
    2. a borehole
    3. scrub vegetation
    4. a lake
  2. Many people live at Tabo village MAINLY because
    1. they work in the sisal farm
    2. there is a road passing through the village.
    3. the area receives high rainfall.
    4. there is a police station.
  3. What is the MOST likely to be sold at the open air market in Bora town?
    1. Canned fruits.
    2. Fresh fish
    3. Wood carvings
    4. Fresh flowers
  4. The main economic importance of the dam in Leraars is that
    1. it provides sn in the area.
    2. it controls flooding along river Bole
    3. it is a source of power in the area.
    4. it is a source of water for irrigation 
  5. Which one of the following minerals is LIKELY being mined in or around Lemi area?
    1. Limestone
    2. Fluorspar
    3. Diatomite
    4. Petroleum
  6. The FASTEST means of transport in Lemni area is
    1. railway
    2. water
    3. road
    4. air
  7. The seasonal river shown in the area does not flow throughout the year because
    1. the river does not reach lake Zura 
    2. the area receives low rainfall
    3. much of its water is lost in the swamp
    4. it flows through an area with high temperature
  8. Which one of the following communities in Eastem Africa is a Cushitic speaker?
    1. Keiyo
    2. Elmolo
    3. Oromo
    4. Pokot
  9. Most lakes in the Rift Valley are salty MAINLY because
    1. they are deep
    2. they do not have outlets
    3. they formed when water was collected in faults
    4. they are found in dry areas 
  10. Which one of the following was discovered by Homo Erectus in the evolution of human beings?
    1. Use of fire.
    2. Use of iron for tool making 
    3. Growing of crops.
    4. Building stone houses
  11. Below are facts about a town in Eastern Africa
    1. It is in a rich agricultural area
    2. It has the head office of a regional organization
    3. It lies along the Great North road The town described above is
      1. Ethiopia
      2. Nairobi
      3. Dar es Salaam
      4. Arusha
  12. Which one of the following weather aspects was used to indicate the coming of rains in the pre- colonial period?
    1. Clear night skies
    2. High night temperature
    3. Shedding of leaves.
    4. Grass getting brown
  13. The MAIN effect of rural to urban migration in Kenya today is
    1. overcrowding in urban residential areas 
    2. increase of social facilities in towns
    3. increase of jobs in towns
    4. increase of food production in rural areas

Use the map of Kenya below to answer questions 14 to 17

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  1. Which one of the following statements about the community that used the route marked V during migration is true? The community
    1. practised nomadic pastoralism.
    2. settled in cool wet highland areas
    3. had an ageset system
    4. settled in the Coastal lowlands 
  2. The river project marked R has enabled the country MAINLY to
    1. imgate large sugarcane plantations 
    2. produce electricity for industrial growth.
    3. settle many landless people.
    4. increase tourist activities in the country 
  3. Natural vegetation in the shaded area marked T consists of
    1. grassland savannah
    2. scrubland vegetation
    3. mangrove forests
    4. thick mountain forests
  4. The mineral mined at the place marked N is used to make
    1. cement
    2. plastic goods
    3. dyes
    4. heat insulators
  5. Feeder roads are important because they
    1. can be used during the rainy season. 
    2. connect major towns
    3. are frequently repaired.
    4. connect farming areas to markets
  6. A civil marriage becomes legal when 
    1. the couple agree to marry
    2. a marriage certificate is issued 
    3. the couple exchange rings 
    4. the dowry is paid
  7. The release of gases by industries has led to
    1. increase in temperature on earth. 
    2. pollution of rivers by waste from industries.
    3. increase in farming activities.
    4. destruction of roads in industrial areas 
  8. Which one of the following statements about a hygrometer is TRUE?
    1. It records the speed of wind
    2. Mercury is used in the instrument 
    3. It has a pointer
    4. It is placed on a high ground
  9. The rapid increase of population in Kenya has MAINLY been contributed by
    1. migration of more people to live in towns. 
    2. increase of rainfall amounts in the country
    3. setting up of settiement schemes. 
    4. improvement of health services in the country
  10. The coming of European setters contributed to increase in farming activities in Kenya by
    1. use of African labour in settler farms. 
    2. introduction of crop farming to Africans 
    3. establishment of large crop plantations
    4. allocation of large parcels of land to Africans
  11. Which one of the following is a negative impact of climate change on human activities?
    1. Decrease in surface temperature 
    2. Death of livestock due to drought 
    3. Overcrowding in urban centres
    4. Establishment of settlement schemes 
  12. Most Kenyans who move to live in other countries go there MAINLY to
    1. earn their living from jobs in those countries
    2. live with their relatives
    3. seek for better medical services.
    4. visit major tourist attraction sites. 
  13. Which one of the following items is not a component of a raingauge?
    1. A glass jar
    2. A funnel
    3. A collecting container
    4. A muslin cloth

Use the diagram below to answer questions 27 and 28

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  1. Which one of the following statements is TRUE about the winds marked P?
    1. They cause cooling effect on the land. 
    2. They blow over dry areas.
    3. They are hot and dry
    4. They cause fog and mist
  2. The weather change illustrated in the diagram above can be experienced in 
    1. areas with highland relief
    2. areas near large water bodies. 
    3. areas that experience relief rainfall 
    4. areas far away from oceans.
  3. What MAINLY led to the defeat of the Nandi people by the British during the colonial period?
    1. Introduction of christianity in their land.
    2. Death of their livestock due to drought.
    3. Death of their leader.
    4. Lack of support from large tribes. 
  4. Flowers are grown in green houses in Netherlands in order
    1. reduce the costs of growing
    2. grow only similar type of flowers.
    3. grow them in reclaimed areas.
    4. protect flowers from extreme weather conditions
  5. Building of gabions is BEST used to prevent soil erosion in areas that
    1. experience high rainfall amounts 
    2. have deep channels made by running water
    3. have cultivated slopes.
    4. are densely populated
  6. Who among the following African leaders is associated with struggle for independence in Senegal?
    1. Kwame Nkrumah
    2. Gamal Abdel Nasser
    3. Leopold Senghor
    4. Haile Selassie
  7. Pupils contribute in school management by
    1. telling stories at breaktime.
    2. writing the school motto
    3. keeping classrooms clean 
    4. preparing the school routine
  8. Which one of the following crops is grown in Kirinyaga county in Kenya under irrigation in large quantities?
    1. Rice
    2. Sugarcane
    3. Seed maize
    4. Cotton
  9. Natural forests along the Coast in Kenya are preserved MAINLY because
    1. trees in the forests take a long time to mature
    2. they are sources of herbal medicine
    3. they are sources of rivers
    4. they are sources of timber for export
  10. Which group consists of cold currents ONLY?
    1. Agulhas, Benguela
    2. Benguela, Canary
    3. Guinea, Somali
    4. Agulhas, Canary
  11. The government has set up industrial areas away from residential places in towns in order to
    1. create employment to people.
    2. improve production of goods
    3. make use of idle land
    4. protect people from harmful effects
  12. Bengo saw thieves breaking into his neighbour's house. As a responsible citizen he should
    1. tell them to stop.
    2. keep quiet on the matter.
    3. inform the police
    4. tell no one
  13. Petroleum in Nigeria is extracted from under the earth's surface using
    1. open cast method 
    2. drilling method 
    3. stripping method
    4. panning method
  14. The work of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in Kenya is to
    1. register political parties.
    2. dissolve the national assembly.
    3. decide people who become Senators
    4. register eligible citizens as voters 
  15. Which community in West Africa founded the old Ghana kingdom?
    1. Almoravids
    2. Mandinka
    3. Soninke
    4. Arabs
  16. Which group of countries used armed struggle to gain independence in Africa?
    1. Kenya, Zimbabwe
    2. Tanzania, Nigeria
    3. Ghana, Botswana
    4. Uganda, Zambia
  17. Below are statements about a lake in Eastern Africa
    1. It is shared by more than one country.
    2. It is formed when water collected in faults.
    3. It is a major source of fish.
      The lake described above is
      1. Lake Turkana.
      2. Lake Tanganyika
      3. Lake Kyoga
      4. Lake Naivasha

Use the diagram below to answer question 44

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  1. The physical feature illustrated above was formed through the process of
    1. uplifting
    2. volcanicity
    3. folding
    4. downwarping
  2. Tourist activities along the coast of Kenya is faced by the problem of
    1. insufficient hotels
    2. insecurity to tourists
    3. lack of tourist attraction sites 
    4. frequent drought in the region
  3. Which one of the following places is a major fish farming area in Kenya?
    1. Timau in Meru
    2. Perkera in Baringo
    3. Kabaru in Nyeri
    4. Athi River in Machakos
  4. Which one of the following effects of mining affects people living in Athi River town negatively?
    1. Poor roads in the mining areas 
    2. Scarcity of jobs in the industries. 
    3. Low payment of workers.
    4. Large amounts of dust in the air 
  5. Japan catches more fish than Kenya MAINLY because in Japan
    1. the coastline is longer
    2. better equipment are used in fishing
    3. the population is higher
    4. there are more fresh water lakes 
  6. Who among the following leaders is NOT elected on a polling day in Kenya?
    1. Senator
    2. Governor
    3. President
    4. County commissioner 
  7. What is the time in Conakry 15°W when the time in Yaounde 15°E is 12.40pm?
    1. 10.40am
    2. 11.40pm
    3. 11.40am
    4. 2.40pm
  8. Which one of the following instruments is used to determine the speed of wind?
    1. Windvane
    2. Anemometer
    3. Windsock
    4. Barometer
  9. The main effect of the HIV and AIDS infection in Kenya today is that
    1. it has led to setting up of more hospitals
    2. it has raised the price of medicine. 
    3. it has reduced life expectancy.
    4. it has reduced the population of the country
  10. Which one of the following marriage systems is NOT allowed in Kenya? 
    1. A couple marrying in the Attorney General office
    2. Elders negotiating in a customary marriage
    3. A religious elder presiding over a marriage ceremony
    4. Persons under 18 years of age marrying. 
  11. When the white settlers came to Kenya they introduced
    1. livestock farming to Africans.
    2. use of machines to piant crops.
    3. subsistence farming
    4. contour ploughing in hilly areas
  12. Deforestation in the highland regions of Kenya has led to
    1. establishment of forest reserves in the regions
    2. pollution of rivers by industries.
    3. decrease in water levels in rivers 
    4. increase in foreign exchange from timber
  13. Most people in Kenya live in rural areas MAINLY because
    1. most people in Kenya depend on farming 
    2. they cannot get jobs in towns.
    3. they are not educated.
    4. they do not have relatives in towns 
  14. People in a ward are represented in the County Assembly by
    1. elected governors
    2. members of parliament
    3. elected senators.
    4. county representatives
  15. Which one of the following is a service industry?
    1. Petroleum refining
    2. Banking
    3. Shoe making
    4. Meat canning
  16. It is the responsibility of the Kenya government to
    1. keep law and order
    2. announce election results
    3. set up places for worship.
    4. make a new constitution
  17. It is important for Kenyans to vote during elections in order to
    1. obey the laws of the country. 
    2. form political parties
    3. be paid by the govemment.
    4. participate in forming the government


  1. God created a man and a woman because he wanted them to
    1. reproduce
    2. take care of the garden
    3. resemble and be like him.
    4. name all the animals.
  2. God destroyed human beings during the time of Noah because
    1. they had built a high tower.
    2. they spoke in one language.
    3. they had eaten the forbidden fruit
    4. they were doing evil things.
  3. What happened in the life of Abraham when he was 100 years old?
    1. God changed his name 
    2. He moved from Haran
    3. He got his son Isaac
    4. He got circumcised
  4. On the night the Israelites left Egypt they
    1. killed the Egyptian firstborns
    2. smeared blood on their doorposts
    3. offered burnt sacrifices.
    4. washed their feet.
  5. God appeared to the Israelites on mount Sinai in the form of
    1. a rainbow
    2. a strong wind
    3. a dove
    4. a cloud
  6. From the story of Naomi and Ruth christians should practise the value of
    1. tolerance
    2. honesty
    3. loyalty
    4. obedience
  7. The king of Israel who sinned because of his greed to own property was
    1. Solomon
    2. Rehoboam
    3. David
    4. Ahab
  8. King Solomon went against the teaching of God when he
    1. married many women
    2. allowed people in Israel to worship false gods
    3. solved a case involving a baby
    4. welcomed the Queen of Sheba 
  9. Which prophet is CORRECTLY matched with his prophecy about Jesus?
    1. Isaiah he would be called wonderful counsellor.
    2. Micah he would take refuge in Egypt 
    3. Hosea he would be the suffering servant
    4. Jeremiah - he would be born in Bethlehem
  10. Which one of the following statements BEST explains why Zechariah did not believe angel Gabriel message?
    1. People knew he could not get a child
    2. The angel did not know him.
    3. He and his wife were old
    4. What the angel said was impossible 
  11. Which of these events took place on the night Jesus was born?
    1. Angels appeared in the sky. 
    2. Darkness covered the earth. 
    3. A voice was heard from heaven.
    4. King Herod visited baby Jesus. 
  12. When Jesus was presented to the temple in Jerusalem Simeon described him as
    1. the lamb of God
    2. the king of the Jews
    3. the prince of peace
    4. the light to the gentiles
  13. During the sermon on the mountain Jesus taught that
    1. we should respect the sabbath
    2. we should respect the aged 
    3. we should love our enemies. 
    4. we should pay our taxes.
  14. Which christian value is learned from the woman who touched Jesus' cloak?
    1. Bravery
    2. Faith
    3. Loyalty
    4. Obedience
  15. During the last supper Jesus taught christians the value of humility when he
    1. washed his disciples feet. 
    2. shared bread with his disciples. 
    3. pointed out his betrayer.
    4. sat at the same table with Judas.
  16. The women who went to the tomb of Jesus knew he had resurrected when they
    1. found Jesus sitting at the tomb.
    2. were told by the angels.
    3. talked to the disciples.
    4. mel Jesus on the road to Emmaus. 
  17. Jesus was taken upto heaven at
    1. Bethsaida
    2. Bethphage
    3. Bethlehem
    4. Bethany
  18. What were the disciples doing in Jerusalem on the day of the Pentecost? They were
    1. praying in a room
    2. preaching in the temple
    3. baptising new converts
    4. fishing in lake Galilee
  19. On the day Saul became blind he was on his way to Damascus to
    1. meet the twelve disciples.
    2. celebrate the last supper
    3. arrest the believers
    4. give food to the widows.
  20. The seven deacons were chosen to
    1. guard the disciples.
    2. distribute food to the widows.
    3. prepare the last supper.
    4. preach to the gentiles
  21. The book of gospel that describes the ministry of Jesus when he was in the world is
    1. Luke
    2. Acts
    3. Romans
    4. Corinthians
  22. Which one of the following is taught to children in both traditional African societies and Christianity?
    1. Folktales
    2. Hunting
    3. Obedience
    4. Bravery
  23. In traditional African societies people believe that God
    1. sent his son Jesus.
    2. is the creator of the universe
    3. visits people at night
    4. lives with ancestors
  24. Which one of the following is a common practise during worship in traditional African societies and christianity?
    1. Praying to God for peoples' needs.
    2. Reading scriptures.
    3. Celebrating holy community.
    4. Burning animal sacrifices
  25. The most common method of remembering ancestors in traditional African communities is
    1. building houses for them..
    2. visiting places of worship.
    3. visiting their graves.
    4. performing libations
  26. When a christian prays for peace in the country, this type of prayer is
    1. intercession 
    2. petition
    3. adoration
    4. praising
  27. Christian families meet together to pray in order to
    1. strengthen their faith.
    2. know one another.
    3. make new trends.
    4. share their meals.
  28. Christians are advised to obey the laws of the country by
    1. donating money to educated poor children
    2. paying government taxes
    3. visiting homes of the orphans
    4. planting trees in their home compounds. 
  29. The BEST action to take when you come across two classmates quarrelling is to 
    1. leave them alone
    2. report them to their parents
    3. beat both of them
    4. tell them to reconcile
  30. The first mission school was set up at Rabai near Mombasa by
    1. Arabs traders
    2. African chiefs
    3. European missionaries.
    4. white settlers.


  1. Which one of the following is a verse from surah Kafirun?
    1. "Nor will you worship that which I worship,"
    2. "You alone we worship and from you alone we seek for help."
    3. "I seek refuge in the lord of mankind."
    4. "Woe unto every slanderer and backbiter."
  2. According to the quran the Taurat was revealed to prophet
    1. Mohammad
    2. Daud
    3. Musa
    4. Ibrahim.
  3. Mahmud is a very rich businessman who is always looking for more wealth and does not worship Allah(s.w) at all. Which surah can you advise him to read?
    1. Humaza
    2. Tiin
    3. Fiil
    4. Takathur
  4. Which one of the following surah of the quran encourages the feeding of the poor?
    1. Dhuha
    2. Maun
    3. Aadiyat
    4. Kauthar
  5. How long did angel Jibril take to reveal the quran to prophet Mohammad (s.a.w)?
    1. 23yrs
    2. 10yrs
    3. 13yrs
    4. 25yrs
  6. Treating our neighbours well and not annoying them is part of:-
    1.  Islam
    2. Ihsaan
    3. Imaan
    4. goodness
  7. According to the prophet (s.a.w) good acts are an act of 
    1. Islam 
    2. goodness
    3. hope
    4. worship
  8. How many times should a muslim pause while drinking water?
    1. Three 
    2. Five
    3. Two
    4. One
  9. Which one of the following is not a benefit of fasting to a muslim?
    1. Improves health.
    2. Promotes sympathy
    3. Improves appetite
    4. Promotes self-control
  10. How many rakaat are said during salatul dhuhr?
    1. Two
    2. Four
    3. Three
    4. One
  11. How many times did prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) perform hajj in his lifetime?
    1. Twice
    2. Four times
    3. Three times.
    4. Once
  12. Which of the following is not a condition for performing Tayammum?
    1. When water is scarce
    2. When water point is far.
    3. When the available water is enough for animal use.
    4. When water point is infested with wild animals. 
  13. Which pillar of Islam helps muslims to think of the needs of the poor?
    1. Zakat
    2. Hajj
    3. Kalima
    4. Salat
  14. Which is a characteristic of the angels of Allah (s.w)?
    1. They were created from the fire.
    2. Some of them are female.
    3. They neither eat nor drink.
    4. They cannot change into any form.
  15. What should a muslim say when expressing shock and disbelief?
    1. Subhanallah
    2. Astaghfirullah
    3. Bismillah
    4. Maashallah
  16. Muslims celebrate Idd-ul-adh-ha to
    1. mark the end of fasting.
    2. commemorate the birth of prophet Mohammad.
    3. remember the death of prophet Mohammad.
    4. mark the end of pilgrimage
  17. Which mosque did the prophet lead a prayer of all the prophets during Isra-wal-miraaj?
    1. The kaaba
    2. Bait-ul-Aqsa
    3. Masjidul Nabawi
    4. Masjidul-qubaal
  18. The feast done after Nikah is known as:-
    1. Futar
    2. receiption
    3. walima
    4. walii
  19. Muslims consider the month of Muharram as sacred because:-
    1. it is the first month of the islam's calendar.
    2. Hajj takes place
    3. Prophet Musa (a.s) was born.
    4. Many important events took place. 
  20. Which one of the following acts is not good? 
    1. Praying
    2. Helping the poor
    3. Greeting the elderly 
    4. Killing thieves
  21. Who among the following personalities was a brother to prophet Musa (a.s)?
    1. Harun
    2. Adam
    3. Shuaib
    4. Suleiman
  22. Abdallah was sent by his father to go and buy miraa. What should he do?
    1. Go obediently and ask Allah for forgiveness.
    2. Politely refuse and explain to him.
    3. Telling him to go to hell.
    4. Buy miraa and share with him.
  23. Hajj who is a shopkeeper has a habit of selling low quality goods and disguise it with high quality goods. This act is known as:-
    1. Ihtikar
    2. Ghush
    3. Usury
    4. Riba
  24. The fourth pillar of Islam is:-
    1. pilgrimage
    2. alms
    3. fasting
    4. declaration.
  25. What was the most urgent matter to the prophet on arrival in Yathrib?
    1. To construct mosques for prayers.
    2. To ensure the sahaba's got wives.
    3. To settle the muhajirun
    4. To bring all people of Madina together 
  26. The wife of the prophet (p.b.u.h), Khadija and his uncle Abu Talib died soon after
    1. the battle of Badr
    2. the hijrah
    3. the boycott of Banu Hashim
    4. the fira migration to Abyssinia
  27. The second holiest shrine of islam is found in:-
    1. Madina
    2. Makkah
    3. Jerusalem
    4. Taif
  28. The major lesson that muslims can learn the battle of Khandaq is-
    1. being humble
    2. sharing of opinion
    3. faith in Allah
    4. obeying leaders
  29. How old was prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) when he moved to stay with his uncle Abu Talib?
    1. 10yrs
    2. 6yrs
    3. 7yrs
    4. 8yrs
  30. Which one of the following is not an effect of the settlement of the Arabs at the Coast of Kenya?
    1. The natives intermarned with the Arabs 
    2. Many natives became muslims
    3. introducing of new methods of building 
    4. promoted tourism industry


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