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Social Studies and Religious Education Questions and Answers - Class 8 Opener Exams Term 2 2023 Set 5

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Study the map of Loko area and answer questions 1-7. 

  1. The land in Loko area rises from 
    1. South West
    2. North East 
    3. South East 
    4. North West.
  2. Three of the following cash crops are grown in Loko area except
    1. rice
    2. cotton
    3. tea
    4. sugarcane.
  3. It is true to say that the people in Loko town are
    1. Muslims
    2. Christians
    3. Pagans
    4. Hindus.
  4. The main factor that could have contributed to the growth of Loko town is
    1. lumbering
    2. security
    3. religion
    4. road junction.
  5. The climate in the North Western part of Loko area can be described as
    1. hot and dry
    2. cool and wet
    3. hot and wet
    4. cool and dry.
  6. Which one of the following economic activities is not carried out in Loko area?
    1. Cash crop growing
    2. Pastoralism
    3. Mining
    4. Fishing.
  7. Loko area is likely to be a
    1. location
    2. county 
    3. district
    4. sub location.
  8. The Lake Victoria basin is densely populated mainly because of
    1. adequate fish from the lake 
    2. political stability
    3. favourable climate for agriculture 
    4. government funding.
  9. The following people were the original inhabitants of Eastern Africa except
    1. Dorobo
    2. Gumba
    3. Ogiek
    4. Pigmies.
  10. Which one of the following statements is not true about the position and shape of Africa?
    1. The West to East distance on the landmass of Africa is about 7200km. 
    2. The continent is wide to the North and narrow to the South.
    3. Africa is separated from the Iberian Peninsula in Europe by the strait of Gibraltor.
    4. Africa is the second largest continent after North America.
  11. The standards that guide the behaviour of people in a society are referred to as 
    1. constitution
    2. moral values
    3. rules and regulations
    4. taboos.
  12. The following are principles of democracy except
    1. providing equal opportunities to all citizens
    2. ensuring there is unequal representation
    3. ensuring there is justice for all
    4. promoting freedom for all people.

Use the diagram below to answer question 13.

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  1. The part labelled M is known as
    1. crater
    2. anticline
    3. depression 
    4. syncline.
  2. Which one of the following is not true about slash and burn method of farming? 
    1. It was practised where land was plenty. 
    2. Simple tools such as hoes were used. 
    3. It was also called bush fallowing. 
    4. It was practised where people were few.
  3. The main reason for the rapid industrial development in South Africa is 
    1. availability of valuable minerals
    2. many developed processing industries 
    3. good transport in the country 
    4. large market from neighbouring countries.
  4. Three of the following cultural practices lead to rapid increase in population. Which one does not?
    1. Late marriages
    2. Polygamy
    3. Early marriages
    4. Wife inheritance.
  5. Koitalel Arap Samoei of the Nandi did three of the following except that he
    1. blessed warriors before going to war
    2. opposed the construction of the Kenya-Uganda railway line
    3.  led his people in religious activities
    4. led his people to collaborate with the British.
  6. Which one of the following can lead to one losing his citizenship in Kenya? If
    1. the person loses his job in Kenya 
    2. one is found to be corrupt
    3. one acquired citizenship using false documents
    4. one is a racist.
  7. The main problem facing beef farming in Kenya and Tanzania is
    1. inadequate market for beef products 
    2. prolonged drought
    3. attacks from wild animals
    4. lack of capital to expand ranches.
  8. The government encourages Jua Kali industries in Kenya mainly to
    1. make Kenya the most industrialized nation in Africa
    2. absorb primary school leavers
    3. encourage development of industries
    4. help Kenyans become self employed.
  9. All the following are Southern Cushites in Tanzania except
    1. Dahalo
    2. Aramanik
    3. Sandawe
    4. Iraqw.
  10. Which one of the following is not a responsibility of spouses in marriage? 
    1. Providing family needs.
    2. Educating their children.
    3. Providing security for family members.
    4. Misguiding their children.
  11. The following are functions of the senate in Kenya except
    1. approving the national budget
    2. deciding on the allocation of finances in the counties
    3. making decisions to remove the president from office
    4. representing the interests of the counties.

Study the map below and answer questions 24-26.

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  1. Which one of the following statements is not true about the lake marked W?
    1. River Kerio drains its water into it.
    2. It is a fresh water lake.
    3. Parrot fish are caught from the lake.
    4. It is a fault lake.
  2. Which one of the following statement is true about the country marked P?
    1. It was colonised by the Portuguese.
    2. Its main export is minerals.
    3. It got its independence in 1962.
    4. It has the longest coastline in Eastern Africa.
  3. The main tourist attraction in the shaded area marked Q is
    1. wildlife
    2. warm sandy beaches
    3. cultural heritage
    4. beautiful sceneries.
  4. When attending to wounds during first aid, the first thing that a first aider should do is to
    1. take the patient to the hospital
    2. stop the bleeding as fast as possible
    3. bandage the wound
    4.  wash the wound from inside to outside.
  5. All the following Common Wealth members were British colonies except
    1. Kenya
    2. Nigeria
    3. Botswana
    4. Mozambique.
  6. Which one of the following is not truc about horticulture in Netherlands?
    1. Most of the farming is done in the natural land.
    2. Most of the produce is consumed locally.
    3. Most of the farms are highly mechanised.
    4. Adequate capital is available for farming.
  7. Which one of the following human activities least affects vegetation Jistribution in Kenya?
    1. Deforestation.
    2. Forest fires.
    3. Cultural practices.
    4. Human settlement.

Use the diagram below to answer question 31.

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  1. The method of fishing shown above is known as
    1. trawling
    2. long lining
    3. purse seining
    4. net drifting.
  2. The following plateaus in Africa are correctly matched with the countries where they are found except
    1. Bie-Angola
    2. Jos-Cameroon
    3. Nyika-Eastern Africa
    4. Fouta Djalon-Guinea.
  3. Zuhura and Rukia are always fighting because they cannot agree on the boundary between their farms. The best way to solve their conflict is through 
    1. conciliation
    2. enquiry
    3. dialogue
    4. litigation.
  4. The following were aims of traditional forms of education except to help the youths
    1. become useful members of the society 
    2. gain good morals
    3. learn literacy skills
    4. learn about family life and hygiene.
  5. The visually impaired people are provided with special canes as a way of catering for their special needs in transport mainly to
    1. make them be recognized by motorists
    2. make traffic police assist them
    3. keep off pick-pocketers in towns
    4. aid them in movement along the roads.
  6. Three of the following are effects of migrations into urban areas. Which one is not?
    1. Environmental pollution. 
    2. Reduced pressure on land.
    3. Growth of slums.
    4. Increased immorality.
  7. The best way of protecting children against abuse is through
    1. educating them on their rights 
    2. giving stiff punishments to those who abuse them
    3. enforcing laws that protect them 
    4. educating the society on their rights.
  8. Which one of the following countries is wrongly matched with its capital city?
    1. Nigeria - Lagos
    2. Ghana - Accra
    3. Burundi - Bunjumbura
    4. Morocco - Rabat.
  9. Which one of the following countries is not a member of COMESA?
    1. Kenya
    2. Burundi
    3. Tanzania
    4. Rwanda.
  10. Which one of the following factor least explains why Europeans scrambled for colonies in Africa? Need
    1. to settle their surplus population 
    2. for raw materials
    3. to abolish slave trade
    4. to get market for their finished goods.
  11. Which one of the following statements is not true about the Kingdom of the Old Ghana? The kingdom
    1. was situated in the equatorial forests of Africa
    2. had strong leaders
    3. controlled the Trans-Saharan trade
    4. was situated between river Senegal and river Niger.
  12. All the following are areas where oil refineries are located in Nigeria except 
    1. Warri
    2. Elesa Eleme
    3. Kumasi
    4. Kaduna.
  13. Mossi, Bergu and Ewe are classified as
    1. Kwa Speakers
    2. West- Atlantic
    3. Nilo Saharan 
    4. Voltaic speakers.
  14. Who among the following members was nominated to represent North Nyanza in the legislative council?
    1. Tom Mboya
    2. Masinde Muliro
    3. Oginga Ondinga
    4. Lawrence Oguce.

Use the diagram below to answer question 45.

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  1.  Which one of the following lakes was formed as a result of the above process?
    1. Lake Tana 
    2. Lake Teleki 
    3. Lake Victoria
    4.  Lake Chad.
  2. The governments of Eastern Africa countries conserve wildlife mainly through
    1.  erecting electric fences around the parks
    2. enforcing laws and legislations
    3. educating people on the importance of wildlife
    4. establishing a well-equipped anti-poaching unit.
  3. The following are effects of revolution of the earth except that it
    1. causes differences in time along different longitudes
    2. causes different seasons
    3. causes differences in length of day and night
    4. affects the position of the mid-day sun.
  4. The following are examples of Electronic media except
    1. telephones
    2. newspapers
    3. radio
    4. email.
  5. Naikotome on the shores of Lake Turkana and Olduvai Gorge near lake Natron have one thing in common. Which one is it?
    1. They have fertile soils that support agricultural activities.
    2. They get flooded during heavy rains.
    3. They have mineral deposits.
    4. Fossils showing the origin of man have been found there.
  6. The safest place for a pedestrian to cross a busy road is
    1. zebra crossing
    2. foot bridge
    3. fly over
    4. near a bump.
  7. The community contributes to school development through all the following activities except
    1. providing resource persons for guidance and counselling of pupils
    2. donating land for school expansion
    3. identifying and developing talents in learners
    4. allowing the school to use its facilities.
  8. Before the coming of the Europeans the Bushmen of Southern Africa made important decisions through
    1. voting using ballot papers 
    2. consensus
    3. representation in the council of elders 
    4. selected chiefs from all the clans.
  9. The following methods were used to educate the youth in the pre-colonial period except
    1. ceremonies and playing
    2. observation and imitation 
    3. written proverbs and riddles 
    4. apprenticeship and role play.
  10. All the following are members of the cabinet in Kenya except
    1. Deputy president
    2. Cabinet secretaries
    3. Attorney General 
    4. Chief Justice.
  11. Nomination of candidates for civic seats in the electoral process is done by
    1. registered political parties
    2. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
    3. the Attorney General
    4. the speaker of the National Assembly.
  12. The body that approves declaration of state of emergence in the Kenyan government is
    1. president
    2. national assembly
    3. civil service 
    4. the senate.
  13. Which one of the following Islands is located in Indian Ocean?
    1. Mauritius.
    2. Cape Verde.
    3. Equatorial Guinea.
    4. Sao Tome and Principe.
  14. The kingdom of Swaziland is ruled through a traditional system of government called
    1. Lukiko
    2. Liqoqo
    3. Tinkhundla
    4. Ngwenyama.
  15. Which one of the following methods of irrigation is used in Perkerra irrigation scheme?
    1. Drip irrigation.
    2. Overhead irrigation.
    3. Basin irrigation.
    4. Furrow irrigation.
  16. In Kenya, justice is administered by the
    1. national police force
    2. judiciary
    3. executive 
    4. legislature.



  1. According to Genesis 3:20, Adam named his wife Eve because
    1. she was the greatest gift to him from God
    2. she was removed out of his ribs
    3. she would be the mother of all the people
    4. God created her in His own image and likeness.
  2. "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth' (Genesis 6:13). To whom were the words said to
    1. Moses
    2. Noah
    3. Lot
    4. Abraham.
  3. God commanded Abraham to circumcise every male in his household. How old was Abraham when he was circumcised? 
    1. 100 years
    2. 75 years 
    3. 99 years
    4. 120 years.
  4. After Moses killed the Egyptian he was afraid that king Pharaoh would kill him. He ran away from Egypt and went to live in
    1. Midian
    2. Haran
    3. Canaan
    4. Ur.
  5. How did Moses seal the Sinai covenant between God and the Israelites?
    1. Sprinkling pure water on the children of Israel.
    2. Breaking the tablet containing the commandments.
    3. Sprinkling the blood of a sacrificial animal to the Israelites.
    4. Asking Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.
  6. Who among the following was given the name Israel by God?
    1. Abraham
    2. Isaac
    3. Moses
    4. Jacob.
  7. According to (2 Samuel 7:5-17), which one of the following is not a promise that God gave to David?
    1. David's name would be great. 
    2. God would allow his son to marry many wives.
    3. A heir from his house would sit on the throne.
    4. God would establish an everlasting kingdom for him.
  8. I was a judge, a prophet and a priest. God gave me the opportunity to anoint the second king of Israel. Who am I?
    1. Nathan
    2.  Zaddock
    3. Eli
    4. Samuel.
  9. Who among the following prophets foretold about the new covenant which would be written on people's hearts? 
    1. Jeremiah
    2. Isaiah
    3. Joel
    4. Zachariah.
  10. What was Zachariah doing in the temple when the Lord's angel appeared to him? 
    1. Burning incense.
    2. Praying to God.
    3. Offering sacrifice.
    4. Praising and worshiping.
  11. Who among the following people wanted to buy the power of the Holy spirit from Peter and John?
    1. Barnabas
    2. Judas
    3. Ananias
    4. Simon.
  12. Which one of the following statements best describes Christian values?
    1. Being morally upright.
    2. Being able to read and write.
    3. Being fair and just.
    4. Knowing what is right and good.
  13. "Didn't you know that I had to be in my fathers 'house?"Luke 2:49. To whom did Jesus say these words?
    1. His disciples.
    2. His parents.
    3. The Pharisees.
    4. Teachers of the law.
  14. According to the teaching of Jesus during the sermon on the mountain, which group of people will receive what God has promised? The
    1. merciful
    2. peace makers 
    3. poor in spirit
    4. humble.
  15. Which one of the following parables of Jesus teaches Christians on being strongly founded on God's word? The 
    1. shrewd manager
    2. ten virgins
    3. Mustard seed
    4. two builders.
  16. Which one of the following miracles of Jesus teaches that He had power to forgive sins? Healing of
    1. Bartimaeus
    2. the paralysed man
    3. the Roman officer's servant
    4. man with shrivelled hand.
  17. Which one of the following was the message of John the Baptist to the tax collectors? Not to
    1. judge others
    2. take money by force
    3. take more money than it's legal
    4. behave like hypocrites while praying.
  18. The news about the resurrection of Jesus was first announced to
    1. Simon Peter
    2. the women who had gone to anoint the body of Jesus
    3. the eleven disciples
    4. Cleophas and his friend.
  19. Who among the following deacons was a gentile from Antioch?
    1. Stephen
    2. Philip
    3. Nicholas
    4. Timon.
  20. Which one of the following is a fruit of the Holy Spirit?
    1. Healing
    2. Speaking in tongues
    3. Faith
    4. Faithfulness.
  21. Which one of the following practices was not done during worship in traditional African society?"
    1. Reading of the Bible.
    2. Clapping hands.
    3. Dancing. 
    4. Reciting prayers.
  22. Which one of the following rights of passage in traditional African society showed that one had become an adult?
    1. Marriage 
    2. Initiation 
    3. Naming 
    4. Death.
  23. Which one of the following activities in African traditional society marked reconciliation?
    1. Getting new names.
    2. Undergoing initiation rite. 
    3. Being baptised.
    4. Shaking hands.
  24. Which one of the following was the main reason why children were told stories in traditional African society? To 
    1. entertain them
    2. teach them moral values
    3. teach them the history of their community
    4. keep them occupied.
  25. Maria your best friend has been diagnosed with HIV. Which is the best thing for you to do as a Christian? 
    1. Encourage her to seek medical care. 
    2. Avoid her company.
    3. Advise her to transfer to another school.
    4. Advise her to register in a special school.
  26. All the following are examples of sexual misuse except
    1. incest 
    2. abstinence
    3. prostitution
    4. adultery.
  27. How best can a Christian help children living on the streets?
    1. Searching for their parents.
    2. Establishing places for them to live. 
    3. Giving them jobs.
    4. Giving them money to buy food.
  28. Which one of the following can cause disagreements in families?
    1. Discussing matters
    2. Caring for one another. 
    3. Speaking the truth.
    4. Acts of unfaithfulness.
  29. Tony refuses to collect rubbish in the school compound claiming that there are workers who were employed to do that. As a Christian which advice would you give him?
    1. Report him to the teacher.
    2. Join him and let the workers do the job. 
    3. Tell him the benefit of having a clean environment.
    4. Discuss the issue with his parents.
  30. All the following are tributes given to the missionaries for their coming to Kenya. Which one is wrong? They 
    1. introduced Christianity 
    2. formalised education 
    3. brought in modern medicine 
    4. introduced God to Africans.


  1. Which one of the following is a verse from surah Al-Fiil?
    1. "For you is your religion and for me is my religion".
    2. "And He send against them birds in flocks".
    3. "No! He will surely be thrown into the crusher".
    4. "And man says, what is wrong with the earth"
  2. The verse "Lam yalid walam yuulad" is found in surah
    1. Maun
    2. Ikhlas
    3. Al-Falaq 
    4. An- nasr.
  3. Which one of the following was a reason for the revelation of surah Al-Lahab? 
    1. The prophets uncle tried to stop the prophet from Da'awa.
    2. The disbeliever requested to pray to Allah and also Idds.
    3. A governor attempted to destroy the holy Kaaba.
    4. Muslims got the help of Allah.
  4. Which one of the following is not a situation in which Allah(S.W) assisted the prophet (p.b.u.h) according to surah Ad-Dhuha? When he was
    1. poor 
    2. lost 
    3. an orphan
    4. a beggar.
  5. Surah Al-Alaq, teaches Muslims the importance of
    1. wealth
    2. working
    3. knowledge
    4. peace.
  6. The prophet (SAW) said that the curse of Allah (S.W) befalls both the giver and of recipient
    1. bribe
    2. tax
    3. a fine
    4. pork.
  7. Which choice completes the hadith of the prophet (p.b.u.h) correctly? Whoever is 
    1. not thankful to people is thankful to Allah(S.W).
    2. thankful to God is thankful to Allah.(S.W).
    3. not thankful to people is not thankful to Allah(S.W)
    4. thankful to people is not thankful to Allah. (S.W)
  8. Which one of the following comprises of rituals performed to the dead body of a Muslim? 
    1. Bathing-drying-oiling-dressing.
    2. Bathing-ablution-praying-saying dus.
    3. Bathing-dressing escorting-burying.
    4. Bathing-dressing-praying-burying.
  9. The correct position for the Imaam to stand while leading a prayer for Salaat Jnaza for a female dead body is around the 
    1. head
    2. waist 
    3. feet
    4. chest.
  10. The respect people must accord for the passing Janaza of a dead Muslim is
    1. standing up
    2. sitting down
    3. following the Janaza to the graveyard 
    4. assisting in lifting Janaza.
  11.  Why do Muslims fast on every Thursday of the week as a Sunna of prophet Muhammed(S.A.W)? That
    1. is the day when prophet (p.b.u.h) was born. 
    2. the day when our weekly deeds are raised to Allah. (S.W)
    3. was the sunna of Nabii Ibrahim the father of Iman
    4. is the day Allah(S.W) saved Musa from Firaun.
  12. The special garment worn during the Hajj Ibaada and exercises is known as
    1. Qamis
    2. Jalbeeb
    3. Ilhaan
    4. Ihraam.
  13. Which one of the following actions will nullify both swalah and Wudhu?
    1. Talking.
    2. Turning away from Qibla.
    3. Touching private parts.
    4. If someone call you.
  14. The sunna prayer performed only in the month of Ramadhan is sunna
    1. Taraweh
    2. Witr
    3. Tahajjud
    4. Istikhaara.
  15. Swalha was asked by her teacher of Madrasa to list the recipients of Zakkat. She wrote in Arabic; Al-ghaarimiina, Al-Muallafat kuluub, wafii safiilillah. What among the following did she not name?
    1. The new converts.
    2. Those on slavery.
    3. Those who work on the course of Allah.
    4. The debtors.
  16. Which one of the following is not a group of Najis according to the Sharia?
    1. Mughalladha
    2. Mutawasit
    3. Mukhaffafa
    4. Muhaddatha.
  17. Which information about Tayammum is true?
    1. All parts of Wudhu are dusted.
    2. It ends with the Swalah you intended to pray.
    3. You dust recommended parts three times cách.
    4. You can perform Tayammum only if you had performed Wudhu initially.
  18. What is Ihsaan?
    1. Prayer to Allah as though you see Him. 
    2. The fear of Allah wherever you are. 
    3. The reliance to Allah even as you take caution.
    4. Anything you do for Allah to forgive your sins.
  19. The prophet (S.A.W) cautioned Muslims of some bounties of Allah (S.W) saying. "many people will end up in hell because of...."
    1. eyes and ears
    2. hands and legs
    3. mouth and sex organs 
    4. eyes and buttocks.
  20. Which one of the following is a purpoted miracle of Nabii Issa(A.S) that never was according to Islam? He
    1. died and ressurected on the third day 
    2. raised the dead back to life 
    3. fed many with little food
    4. breathed life into model bird.
  21. The justice levelled against a guilty thief according to the Islamic Sharia is
    1. beat him mob justice
    2. hang him
    3. strip him a hundred lashes.
    4. cut off his hand.
  22.  Which virtue do Muslims learn from the first few people who joined Islam but stood firm with Islamic faith together with all persecutions that they went through?
    1. Tolerance 
    2. Kindness 
    3. Generosity 
    4. Sacrifice.
  23. The first month of the Islamic calender is 
    1. Ramadhan
    2. Rabiul Awwal 
    3. Muharram
    4. Shaban.
  24. Which one of the following is the reward of Muslims who arrive to the Mosque earliest for Jum'a prayers and Khutba?
    1. Thirty thawaabs.
    2. Like fasting two months consecutively.
    3. Thawaabs equivalent to mount Uhud. 
    4. Like giving out charity of a camel.
  25.  Allah (S.W) send angels to assist Muslims fight the enemies in the battle of
    1. Badr
    2. Safiin
    3. Khandaq
    4. Uhud.
  26. Allah (S.W) perish the sinful people of Nabii Nuh using
    1. fire
    2. floods
    3. noise
    4. a clinic disease.
  27. Why did the prophet pray for generosity for Muslims involved in the buying and selling Muamala? It involves
    1. quality of produce
    2. giving and receiving
    3. profit making
    4. wealth creation.
  28. Which one of the following dealings was purposed to bring peace between Muslims and non Muslims for a period of tens years? The
    1. pledge of Aqaba
    2. Hijjatul Widaa
    3. conquest of Makka
    4. treaty of Hudaybiyya.
  29. All the following names refer to one grand Mosque on this Earth except
    1. Baitul Aqsa
    2. Baitul Attiq
    3. Baitul Haraam
    4. Baitul Llah.
  30. Which one of the following is not an attribute of Allah (S.W)?
    1. Al-Qahhaar 
    2. Al-Qaabidh
    3. Al-Bayyina 
    4. Al-Baar.


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