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Social Studies and Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Opener Exams Term 2 2023 Set 2

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Study the map of Thiba area above and use it to answer questions 1-7.

  1. What is the rise of Thiba area?
    1. From North East to South West
    2. From North East to South East
    3. From North West to South East
    4. From North West to South East
  2. What is the approximate length of the Murram road
    1. 15km
    2. 12km
    3. 13km
    4. 9km
  3. Most resident in Thiba area are likely to be
    1. Christians
    2. Muslims
    3. Pagans
    4. Traditionalist
  4. The climate to the South Eastern part of Thiba area can be described as
    1. Cool and wet
    2. Cool and wet
    3. Hot and dry
    4. Hot and wet
  5. Three of the following economic activities are carried out in Thiba area except
    1. Agriculture
    2. Trading
    3. Lumbering
    4. Fishing
  6. The senior most administrator in Thiba area is
    1. Police officer
    2. Governor
    3. County commissioner
    4. Chief
  7. The population distribution pattern can be descried as;
    1. Linear
    2. Sparse
    3. Dense
    4. Nucleated
  8. The main factor that led to the growth of the Old Ghana was;
    1. Wealth acquired from trans-Saharan trade
    2. Availability of weak neighbour
    3. The Kingdom made iron weapons 
    4. The Kingdom had powerful kings
  9. Among the following national parks given below. Which one is found in South Africa?
    1. Kafur National Park
    2. Hwange National Park
    3. Bwidi National park
    4. Kruger National park
    1. It is used in making toothpaste
    2. It is used in making sulphuric acid
    3. It is used in hardening steel and aluminium
      The statements suits a certain mineral in Kenya. Which one is it?
      1. Diatomite
      2. Flourspar
      3. Soda ash
      4. Limestone
  11. Which one of the following is not true about traditional agriculture?
    1. The farmer used simple tools
    2. Crop farming was introduced by Europeans
    3. Family members provide labour
    4. It was mainly for subsistence
  12. The development of sea fishing in Kenya and Tanzania has been hindered by
    1. Inadequate market
    2. Poor means of transport
    3. Use of poor fishing methods
    4. Lack of modern storage facilities
  13. The following are reasons for the coming of the missionaries to Eastern Africa. Which one is not?
    1. To colonise Eastern Africa
    2. To spread Christianity
    3. To spread western education
    4. To abolish slave trade in Kenya
  14. The main reason of conserving forests in Kenya is to;
    1. Provide areas of recreation
    2. Protect medicinal plants
    3. Protect sources of river
    4. Protect homes for wild animals
  15. The main effect of rural-urban migration in Kenya today is
    1. Decline in agricultural production
    2. Development of the rural areas
    3. Decline of population on the rural areas 
    4. Adequate social services in urban areas
  16. Which one of the following is not a problem facing IGAD?
    1. Civil war in the horn of Africa
    2. Lack of enough funds
    3. Withdrawal of some members
    4. Misunderstanding among member countries
  17. Tourism in Eastern Africa is faced with the following problems except?
    1. Poor security in the park
    2. Rates charged on tourists are too high
    3. Presence of fewer hotels
    4. Roads are poor and inaccessible

Use the map to answer question 18 to 21

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  1. The main economic activity taking place in the region marked Q is
    1. Mining
    2. Tourism
    3. Fishing
    4. Irrigation farming
  2. The country marked R was colonised by
    1. French
    2. German
    3. British
    4. Portuguese
  3. The kingdom that existed at the place marked Shad its capital city located at;
    1. Old Ghana
    2. Kumbi Saleh
    3. Kaduma
    4. Ghana Metropolitan
  4. The prevailing winds marked T are likely to be;
    1. Harmattan winds
    2. South East trade winds
    3. North East trade winds
    4. South West Monsoon winds
  5. The following conditions favours the growth of a certain crop
    1. Warm temperature of about 24°c throughout the year
    2. Rainfall of about 2000mm
    3. High humidity
    4. Short dry season for harvesting
      Which crop grows well under the above conditions?
      1. Cloves
      2. Sisal
      3. Cocoa
      4. Wheat
  6. The following are differences between the government of Kenya and that of swaziland. Which one is not?
    1. Choosing of heads of states
    2. Duration of office of the head of states
    3. Number of houses in parliament
    4. Role of political parties in the two countries
  7. Section 2A of the constitution was changed in 1991 to;
    1. Make Kenya a monoparty
    2. Make Kenya a multi-party state
    3. Reduce the number of political parties in Kenya
    4. To reduce the powers of the president
  8. Which one of the following shows people who belong to the same clan among the Luo community?
    1. Onyango, his grandfather and his mother
    2. Onyango, his wife and his son
    3. Onyango, his father and his mother
    4. Onyango, his father and his sister
  9. The main factor to consider when locating a textile industry at Kisumu is likely to be
    1. Nearness to raw materials
    2. Availability of labour in Kisumu town
    3. Ready market
    4. Presence of adequate labour
  10. Three of the following statements about fish farming in Japan are correct. Which one is not?
    1. Most farmers practise large scale farming
    2. Fish is mainly sold through co-operative
    3. Fish farming relies on modern technology
    4. Fish farming is practised in areas with poor terrain
  11. The following are ways through which one may lose the citizenship of Kenya. Which one is not?
    1. When a foreigner marries a Kenya
    2. When a citizen colludes with a Kenyan enemy
    3. Once a citizen surrenders the citizenship
    4. Cancellation by the government
  12. Before the coming of the Europeans, the Khoikhoi were ruled by
    1. A council of elders
    2. Hereditary chiefs
    3. A consensus
    4. Hereditary kings
  13. The most senior civil servant in a ministry is
    1. Cabinet secretary
    2. Permanent secretary
    3. Head of public service
    4. Principal secretary
  14. School rules and regulations are used mainly to;
    1. Encourage students to excel in their studies
    2. Promote discipline within the school community
    3. Protect the weak students from being bullied
    4. Identify forms of misbehaviour among students.
  15. Which one of the following groups of communities belong to the plain Nilotes?
    1. Iteso, Acholi, Dinka
    2. Sabaot, Luo, Samburu
    3. Njemps, Karamojong, Maasai
    4. Elmolo, Maasai, Dinka
  16. A pedestrian has been hit and injured by a cyclists near your school. The immediate action that should be taken is to;
    1. Give first aid to the pedestrian
    2. Call a doctor to treat the pedestrian
    3. Inform the headteacher of the school
    4. Call the police to arrest the careless cyclist
  17. Which one of the following statements is true about shifting cultivation
    1. It uses hired labour
    2. Farmers use simple tools
    3. Land is divided into several plots
    4. Fertilizers are used regularly
  18. Which one of the following creates a friendly environment for persons with special needs?
    1. Creating awareness among people
    2. Giving responsibilities to persons with special needs
    3. Providing wide passages and ramps
    4. Providing inclusive education
  19. Quattara depression in Egypt was formed as a result of;
    1. Human activities
    2. Down warping
    3. Volcanic action 
    4. Wind action

Use the diagram to answer question 37 and 38

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  1. The above land form shows the formation of
    1. A Rift valley
    2. A plateau
    3. Block mountain
    4. Avolcanic mountain
  2. Three of the following landforms are examples of the above feature except?
    1. Ruwenzori
    2. Cape Ranges
    3. Usambara
    4. Pare Hills
  3. Three of the following traditional method of predicting weather indicated the coming of rains. Which one did not?
    1. The smell of moist soil
    2. Presence of dew among pastoral communities
    3. Sudden rise of temperature
    4. Presence of full moon
  4. The community around the school can help the school by.
    1. Hiring teachers for the school
    2. Appointing elders to conduct school activities
    3. Ensuring that all children go to school
    4. Helping to maintain the school records
  5. Settlement schemes were established because of three of the following reasons except one. Which one
    1. To settle the landless people
    2. To solve the problem of squatters
    3. To increase food production
    4. To help the whites to acquire land in the highlands
  6. One of the following statements about commercial poultry farming is true. Which one is it?
    1. It relies heavily on urban markets
    2. It relies heavily on foreign European market
    3. It requires little capital to start
    4. It is wide spread in arid areas
  7. Three of the following are effects of deforestation. Which one is not?
    1. Disappearance of some species of tree
    2. Increased loss of fertile soils
    3. Reduced volume of water in major river
    4. Increased rainfall which causes flooding
  8. What is the main difference between traditional and modern transport and communication?
    1. Goods, passengers and messages now travel much faster
    2. People no longer walk from one place to another
    3. People no longer use animals for transport
    4. Goods are no longer carried on people's heads and backs
  9. The following are ways in which people of various communities interacted in the past. Which one was not common?
    1. During trading activities
    2. Through inter-marriage
    3. Games and sports
    4. Religious practices
  10. The best way to stop drug abuse in the society is by,
    1. arresting suspected drug dealers
    2. creating public awareness
    3. giving heavy punishments to drug users
    4. employing more police officers
  11. Which one of the following was a function of clan elders in traditional African communities?
    1. To provide food to needy families
    2. To treat the sick members of the community
    3. To educate the youth about their culture 
    4. To protect the land against invaders
  12. The most dangerous means of transport is
    1. Air transport
    2. Water transport
    3. Pipeline transport
    4. Road transport
  13. King Lewanika of Lozi collaborated with the British because he wanted
    1. His people to remain independent
    2. To acquire better lands in the highland
    3. To get dorminance over his enemies
    4. To be made a paramount chief
  14. The road sign below can be classified as
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    1. Regulatory road sign
    2. Warning sign
    3. Proceed with caution
    4. Information signs
  15. The process where citizens, vote for a proposed constitution is known as
    1. Consensus
    2. Promulgation
    3. Referendum
    4. Amendment
  16. Three of the following are elements of good citizenship in Kenya. Which one is not?
    1. Being patriotic to the country
    2. Obeying the laws of the country
    3. Owning property in the country
    4. Participating in general election
  17. Which one of the following statements is true about the Nyamwezi chief during the pre- colonial period?
    1. They were chosen by medicine men
    2. They inherited the leadership
    3. They were elected by the people
    4. They were appointed by a council of elders
  18. Lake Tana in Ethiopia is an example of
    1. Faulty lake
    2. Donwarped lake
    3. Lava dammed lake
    4. Crater lake
  19. Which one of the following groups comprises of Bantu speaker in Namibia
    1. Ovimbundu and Grique
    2. Herero and Avambo
    3. Xhosa and Bachoga
    4. Chagga and Ndebele
  20. One major benefit of sugarcane growing in both Kenya and Sudan is that in both Countries?
    1. Sugarcane provides raw materials for other industries
    2. Sugarcane growing has made use of arid lands
    3. Sugarcane is mainly grown for export in both countries
    4. Both countries are self reliant in sugar production
  21. What was the ruling party in Ghana at independence?
    1. UGCC
    2. GANU
    3. CPP
    4. ZANU PF
  22. For one to be assimilated in Senegal, he had to fulfil all the following conditions except
    1. being monogamous
    2. being able to speak French
    3. working in the French government
    4. completely abandoning his culture
  23. Three of the following are service industries. Which one is not?
    1. Insurance
    2. Tourism
    3. Banking
    4. Farming
  24. The African highway that joins cape town and Cairo is called
    1. Trans Saharan Highway
    2. Trans African Highway
    3. Great North road
    4. Cotonou - Gao - Oudja Highway 

Section II
Christian Religious Education

  1. When God put human beings in the garden of Eden, He commanded them to:
    1. Multiply and fill the earth
    2. Guard and cultivate everywhere
    3. Have power over all animals
    4. Eat all the fruits in the garden
  2. God spared Noah and his family during floods mainly because:-
    1. He did what was pleasing to God
    2. He built the ark and stayed inside
    3. He pleaded with God to save his life
    4. The ark rested on Mt. Ararat
  3. After his call, Abraham left Caanan together with:-
    1. Isaac and Ishmael
    2. Lot and Eliezer
    3. Sarah and Hagar
    4. Sarah and Lot
  4. How did Moses react when he saw the burning bush during his call?
    1. God gave him the ten commandments
    2. He closed his eyes and prayed
    3.  He went closer to the bush
    4.  He drove the sheep away
  5. Who among the following was the first judge in Israel?
    1. Othaniel
    2. Samuel
    3. Joshua
    4. Shamgar
  6. What promise did God make to king David?
    1. Many descendants
    2. An everlasting kingdom
    3. Long life on earth
    4. Becoming the father of the jews
  7. Marrying foreign wives by king Solomon led him mainly to:-
    1. Have many children
    2. Earn alot of respect from people
    3. Allow the worship of idols
    4. Acquire alot of wisdom
  8. When Samuel was young he was brought up in the town of:-
    1. Ramah
    2. Bethlehem
    3. Shiloh
    4. Jerusalem
  9. The message of John the baptist in the wilderness was the one of:-
    1. Kindness
    2. Patience
    3. Humility
    4. Repentance
  10. How did the shepherds know that Jesus had been born in Bethlehem?
    1. They saw the star
    2. They learnt in a dream
    3. Angels told them
    4. King Herod told them
  11. My heart praises the Lord...for he has remembered me, his lowly servant' This song of praise was sung by
    1. Zachariah
    2. Elizabeth
    3. Miriam
    4. Mary
  12. Which one of the following events took place when Jesus was being transfigured?
    1. God spoke to him from heaven
    2. A cloud covered him
    3. His clothes changed to bright white
    4. The dove descended on him
  13. 'Your sins are forgiven whom did Jesus tell this statement
    1. Pharisees
    2. His disciples
    3. Paralysed man
    4. Zacchaeus
  14. Who among the following disciples did not go to pray with Jesus at the garden of Gethsemane
    1. Peter
    2. James
    3. John
    4. Philip
  15. What was Jesus' response to the third temptation?
    1. The Lord God should not be tempted
    2. Only God should be worshipped
    3. Human beings cannot live by bread alone
    4. Respect Lord your God
  16. Jesus did all the following during the last supper except?
    1. Healed the soldiers ear
    2. Broke the bread
    3. Told the disciples to celebrate it always
    4. Give the disciples a cup of share
  17. The resurrection of Jesus teaches Christians to be
    1. obedient
    2. faithful
    3. tolerant
    4. hopeful
  18. In (2 Timothy 3: 16) All scriptures are inspired by God. This means
    1. God wrote the Bible himself
    2. The Bible was written by the Holy Spirit
    3. The word of God was written in heaven
    4. God led the writers of the Bible
  19. One of the following is not a factor to consider when looking for a marriage partner?
    1. Age
    2. Wealth
    3. Character
    4. HIV/AIDS
  20. Which one of the following is not a fruit of the Holy Spirit?
    1. Speaking in tongues
    2. Kindness
    3. Meekness
    4. Long suffering
  21. In traditional African societies peace in Best experienced when one is living in harmony with
    1. One's family
    2. God ancestors and clansmen
    3. God elders and medicine men
    4. One's clansmen
  22. In traditional African societies, Africans show their respect for the dead mainly by
    1. Giving them a proper burial
    2. Wailing loudly
    3. Cleaning the body
    4. Bringing food to the family of the dead person
  23. Which one of the following practices is not found in both traditional African and Christian worship today?
    1. Attending weekly services
    2. Wearing special dress
    3. Beating of drums
    4. Confessing sins
  24. Which one of the following should a Christian do with his God-given abilities?
    1. use them for the benefit of friends
    2. boast about them
    3. use them to help others
    4. use them to make a lot of money
  25. A Christian should love his wife as much as
    1. His wife loves him
    2. He loves his friends
    3. Christ loves the church
    4. Christian love their friends
  26. Which one of the following actions best explains the meaning of Christian freedom?
    1. Respecting our leaders
    2. Doing the will of God
    3. Obeying our parents
    4. Obeying community rulers
  27. The best reason why Christians accept suffering is that
    1. It is part of life
    2. It is caused by sin
    3. Adam and Eve suffered
    4. Jesus Christ suffered
  28. Which one of the following activities is not a responsibility of the church in Kenya?
    1. Punishing criminals
    2. Providing famine relief
    3. Providing medical services
    4. Building schools
  29. Which one of the following is a Christian teaching on the use of wealth?
    1. It should be saved in the bank
    2. It should be used to buy power
    3. It should be used for entertainment
    4. It should be used to develop the community
  30. Which one of the following would be the best use of leisure for the Christian?
    1. Visiting their friends
    2. Helping the elderly
    3. Playing games
    4. Reading story books

Section II
Islamic Religious Education

  1. Which attribute of Allah (S.W) means The Creator?
    1. Al-Khaliq
    2. Al-Ghafar
    3. Al-Razaq
    4. Al-Qabidh
  2.  The hadith on Ihsan teaches muslims that:-
    1. We can never see Allah (S.W)
    2. Allah (S.W) knows everything we want
    3. Allah (S.W) is everywhere
    4. Allah (S.W) is the creator
  3. How many verses are in Suratul Al-Inshirah:-
    1. Eight
    2. Seven
    3. Ten
    4. Five
  4. Where was Suratul Dhuha revealed?
    1. Madina
    2. Jerusalem
    3. Makka
    4. Iraq
  5. The attribute of Allah (S.W) mentioned in Surah Ikhlas is:-
    1. The eternal
    2. The powerful
    3. The judge
    4. The creator
  6. Which is the prayer for the rain?
    1. Khusuf
    2. Istisgai
    3. Istikhara
    4. Hajja
  7. Yathrib is another name for:-
    1. Iraq
    2. Makka
    3. Jerusalem
    4. Madina
  8. In which Surah does Allah (S.W) swear by time?
    1. Kauthar
    2. Maun
    3. Asr
    4. Dhuha
  9. Which one is not haram to be eaten?
    1. Horse
    2. Mole
    3. Gazelle
    4. Rabbit
  10. Muslims can be able to control themselves on the three of the following except-
    1. adultery
    2. death
    3. piling of wealth
    4. intoxicants
  11. The prophet (S.AW) teaches us that:-
    1. whoever is thankful to people is thankful to Allah.
    2. Whoever is thankful to Allah is not thankful to people.
    3. Whoever is thankful to people is not thankful to Allah.
    4. Whoever is thankful to Allah is mean to people.
  12.  Three of the following are simple words or shukr. Which one is not?
    1. Ahsantum
    2. Jazakallah
    3. Shukran
    4. Inshaallah
  13. In Suratul Al-Inshirah, the prophet is asked by Allah:-
    1. to fast for 60 days
    2. to sacrifice animals for the sake of Allah
    3. to turn to Allah for prayers and thanksgiving
    4. to perform istikhara prayers
  14. Which Surah warns muslims not to be harsh and rough to beggars?
    1. Dhuha
    2. Asr
    3. Inshirah
    4. Humazah
  15. How many verses are in Suratul Dhuha?
    1. Eleven
    2. Ten
    3. Eight
    4. Five
  16. The verse, "wadhwuhaa" means:-
    1. by the night
    2. by the morning
    3. by the forenoon
    4. by the mid-night
  17. What does Surah Dhuha assure the prophet?
    1. True faith shall win in the end
    2. Everyone is free to practise his faith
    3. Wahyi will continue to be given to him
    4. Everyone will be judged
  18. Which statement best explains fardh Kifaya?
    1. It is a Sunnah act.
    2. It is a communal Act.
    3. It is an optional Act.
    4. It is an act of an individual.
  19. Which one is the main reason why gold is haram for men?
    1. To preserve man's dignity
    2. It is expensive for men to afford
    3. Gold colour is meant for women
    4. Men's skin reacts to gold
  20. Which posture of Salat is found in both Salatul Janaza and Dhuhr prayer?
    1. Sujud
    2. Rukuu
    3. Qiyaam
    4. Itidaal
  21. Which one is not an effect of corruption in the society?
    1. It makes one became rich faster
    2. It increases the poverty gap among people
    3. It retards development in the society
    4. It leads to dishonesty
  22. Which one is a form of corruption?
    1. Giving money to secure a job
    2. Paying a hospital bill for a friend
    3. A parent buying a present for her child
    4. Buying fuel for a neighbour
  23. The following are characteristics of a prayer.
    1. No Adhan 
    2. No Khutubah
    3. No fixed time
    4. Has takbir
      The prayer is:-
      1. Idd
      2. Jumaah
      3. Janaza
      4. Istihara
  24. The word 'Ihsan' means
    1. goodness
    2. merciful
    3. harshness
    4. politeness
  25. Annoying one's neighbour is a sign of:-
    1. A hypocrite
    2. not believing in Allah (S.W)
    3. not believing in yourself
    4. not believing in the angels
  26. Which one defines the practice of associating partners to Allah (S.W)?
    1. Taqwa
    2. Tawheed
    3. Shirth
    4. Kufr
  27. Living with people of other faiths, culture and customs requires one to have the virtue of:-
    1. Generosity
    2. Tolerance
    3. Hospitality
    4. Kindness
  28. HIV/AIDS patients should not be:-
    1. visited more often
    2. provided with treatment
    3. given nutritious foods
    4. abandoned
  29. In which month was Nabi Yunus saved from the stomach of the whale?
    1. Muharram
    2. Rajab
    3. Safar
    4. Shaban
  30. Nabi Nuh's ark landed at Mt.Juda on the:-
    1. 1st of Muharram
    2. 10th of Muharram
    3. 10th of Dhul-Hijja
    4. 10th of Swawwal


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