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Integrated Science Questions and Answers - Grade 4 Mid Term 1 Exams 2023 Set 1

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  1. A part from growth, three of the following are other characteristics of animals. Which one is not?
    1. They die
    2. They make their own food
    3. They reproduce
    4. They feed
  2. When handling plants we are required to use some equipment. Which one of the equipment below protects our hands from harmful plants?
    1. Goggles
    2. Overcoat
    3. Gloves
    4. Forceps
  3. Grade four learners were asked to list vertebrates that they know. They gave the following animals. Which among them is wrong?
    1. Locust
    2. Shark
    3. Tilapia
    4. Frog
  4. During a dry season, pupils from Igoji primary school were able to note that most of the plants around their school had dried up. What does that show?
    1. Plants feed
    2. Plants remove waste
    3. Plants dry
    4. Plants die
  5. The diagram below shows a human tooth. What is the function of the tooth below?
    1. Cuts and bites food
    2. Pierces and tears food
    3. Bites and tears food
    4. Grinds and chews food

Use the diagram below to answer questions 6 and 7   


  1. What is the name of the part labelled (ii)
    1. Wind pipe
    2. Trachea
    3. Large intestine
    4. Oesophagus
  2. In which part of the digestive system is the undigested food stored temporarily before removal?
    1. v
    2. ii
    3. iv
    4. iii
  3. The following are ways of polluting environment except
    1. burning charcoal
    2. vehicles fumes
    3. planting more trees
    4. burning wastes
  4. Grade four learners were learning about effects of air pollution. Which of the following learners did not give the correct answer?
    1. Luke - Air pollution causes breathing problems
    2. Amani - Air pollution causes eye irritation
    3. Kimani - Air pollution causes poor visibility
    4. Ruth - Air pollution causes proper growth of plants
  5. Four learners were asked to mention safety precautions to take when working in a water polluted environment. Who gave the wrong precaution?
    1. Wearing gumboots
    2. Uprooting dead rotten plants with bare hands
    3. Putting on water proof coat
    4. Wearing gloves
  6. Grade 3 teacher drew the type of tooth shown below and asked learners to name it. Who among them gave the correct name?
    1. Andrew - Premolar
    2. Jemima - Incisor
    3. Maureen - Canine
    4. Oscar - Molar
  7. Grade 4 learners were learning about ways of keeping our teeth healthy. Among the following ways, which one is not correct?
    1. Visiting a dentist regularly
    2. Eating food like sweets and chocolates
    3. Chewing hard food like carrots
    4. Brushing teeth after every meal.
  8. Dennis and his classmates were playing a game at the school field. After a few minutes, they heard the lunch bell ringing. They stopped playing and went to the dining hall. They could smell the sweet aroma of the food being served. Which parts of the body did Dennis use to hear and smell respectively?
    1. Ears and nose
    2. Nose and ears
    3. Eyes and Nose
    4. Tongue and ears
  9. Grade 4 learners were asked to state how they can help to reduce air pollution. They gave the following answers. Which one was not a correct answer?
    1. Sprinkling ash in pit latrines
    2. Sprinkling water on dusty grounds.
    3. Proper disposal of dirty water
    4. Disposing waste properly
  10. Grade 4 learners were asked by their Science teacher to name examples of living things. Among the following things listed, which one is a living thing?
    1. Trees
    2. Chair
    3. Phone
    4. Rocks

AGRICULTURE  (10 marks)  

  1. The following are different types of soils. Which type of soil is good for farming?
    1. Sandy soil
    2. Clay soil
    3. Loam soil
    4. Sandy clay soil
  2. The following materials can be used to make compost manure. Which one is not?
    1. Chicken dropping
    2. Cow dung
    3. Dry leaves
    4. Polythene bags
  3. A grade four boy was transplanting seedlings. Which tool was he using to remove seedlings from the soil?
    1. Trowel
    2. Jembe
    3. Panga
    4. Spade
  4. Mary planted carrots in a container garden. Three of the following are activities she is supposed to carry out to care for the carrots. Which one was not necessary?
    1. Mulching
    2. Cutting
    3. Watering
    4. Weeding
  5. A grade four teacher asked grade four learners to state importance of soil to plants and animals. Four pupils gave the following responses.
    John - Soil provides plants with mineral salts and nutrients
    Asha - Soil stores air used by plants and animals
    Jane - Soil stores water used by plants and animals
    Mike - Soil is used for construction
    Who gave a wrong answer?
    1. Asha
    2. Jane
    3. John
    4. Mike
  6. Atieno visited her grand parents during rainy season. She noticed that her grand parents had planted rice on their farm. Which type of soil was the farm likely to have?
    1. Loam soil
    2. Clay soil
    3. Silt
    4. Sandy soil
  7. Grade four learners in Upendo school wanted to make a compost manure. Among the following tools that they brought to school, which one was not useful in making the compost manure?
    1. Jembe
    2. Spade
    3. Garden fork
    4. Dustpan
  8. When discusing about physical properties of soil, learners listed different properties. Among the following properties, which makes clay to hold water for long?
    1. Has large particles
    2. Good for growing crops
    3. Has small particles
    4. Sticky when wet
  9. Below are reasons why farmers are encouraged to use compost manure on their farms. Which one is not? Compost manures
    1. contain nutrients
    2. improve the soil structure
    3. do not pollute the soil
    4. are expensive to make
  10. Jane planted a mango seedling in a container and kept it behind their house. Which one of the following would be the best method of irrigating the seedling?
    1. Flood irrigation
    2. Drip irrigation
    3. Sprinkler irrigation
    4. Furrow irrigation

HOMESCIENCE  (10 marks)

  1. Which one does not cause diarrhoea?
    1. Eating contaminated food
    2. Eating fruits before washing them
    3. Washing vegetables before cooking
    4. Poor sanitation
  2. We eat different types of food at home and school. Why do we eat fruits and vegetables?
    1. To grow
    2. To get energy
    3. To be strong
    4. To prevent diseases
  3. The following are different types of shoes. Which one is suitable during rainy muddy season?
    1. Gumboots
    2. Rubber shoes
    3. Saddle shoes
    4. Canvas shoes
  4. The following are things a child needs to grow healthy. Which one is not?
    1. Playing
    2. Eating a balanced diet
    3. Maintaining hygiene
    4. Drinking alcohol
  5. Which quality should you look for when choosing a play item?
    1. It should be sharp
    2. It should be heavy
    3. It should be clean and safe
    4. It should be expensive
  6. The following are locally available materials used to make a play item: dry leaves, dry grass, old pieces of cloth, string and waste paper. The materials are suitable for making a
    1. ball
    2. rope
    3. shakers
    4. hola hoops
  7. Which type of common illnesses has the following signs in a person?
    1. watery mucus
    2. sneezing and fever
      1. Earache
      2. Cold
      3. Malaria
      4. Diarrhoea
  8. The following are heathy measures that prevent common illnesses except
    1. wash hands before you eat
    2. wash hands after visiting the toilet
    3. wash fruits before you eat
    4. eating cold foods
  9. The following are common illnesses. Which one causes passage of loose or watery stool?
    1. Sore throat
    2. Coughs
    3. Stomachache
    4. Vomiting
  10. The following are causes of common illnesses. Which one can cause a severe cough?
    1. Drinking contaminated water
    2. Eating a lot of food
    3. Playing near the road
    4. Inhaling a lot of smoke


  1. Which one of the following materials is suitable for making a skipping rope?
    1. Bottle tops
    2. Old wires
    3. Sisal fibre
    4. Thread
  2. The diagram below represents a place where certain sports take place. Name it.
    1.  Athletics track
    2. Softball pitch
    3. Handball court
    4. Football pitch
  3. The following are benefits of teamwork in games and sports except
    1. it enhances cooperation among players
    2. leads to failure of the team
    3. enhances unity among themselves
    4. players comfort each other whenever they lose a match.
  4. The following materials can be used to improvise a soccer ball. Which one is should not be used?
    1. Leaves
    2. Old clothing
    3. Papers
    4. Soil
  5. Players are advised to have commitment to a team during games and sports so that
    1. they are dedicated during competition
    2. they are demoralised easily
    3. they compete unfairly
    4. they win the match
  6. The following are reasons why we should practise rope skipping in our daily lives except
    1.  it helps reduce body weight
    2. it brings fun and enjoyment among children
    3. it makes one tired and sick
    4. enables us to be physically fit
  7. A grade four Physical and Health Education teacher advised learners to choose the correct length of skipping ropes depending on their body sizes. Why is it necessary to consider the length of the rope?
    1. To have fun during the activity
    2. To prevent accidents
    3. To reduce tiredness
    4. Enables one to skip the rope for a long time.
  8. The following are events that take place in an athletics track except
    1. 100m race
    2. long jump
    3. 200m race
    4. 400m race
  9. Which one of the following is a safety measure to observe while performing bounce pass?
    1. Play in a flat field free from foreign objects
    2. Play on a slippery ground
    3. Does not require warm up before performing
    4. Do not wear sports attire
  10. Which material cannot be used for hand juggling?
    1. Sharp stones
    2. Scarves
    3. Handkerchiefs
    4. Balls
  11. The following equipment are used in the game of rounders except
    1. rounders ball
    2. rounders bat
    3. helmet
    4. net
  12. When performing headstand, one should observe the following except
    1. ensure the field is flat
    2. avoid slippery ground
    3. perform on a sloping ground to enjoy more
    4. collect all sharp objects from the field
  13. Which one of the following is a safety precaution to observe when batting in the game of rounders?
    1. Move closer to your friend
    2. Share the bat when batting
    3. Remove the helmet to see clearly
    4. Keep distance
  14. The following are benefits of cool down activities. Which one is not?
    1. Helps to cool our bodies
    2. Helps to regain lost energy
    3. Makes us feel sleepy
    4. Makes us feel relaxed
  15. The exercise done after a game is called
    1. warm-up activity
    2. cool down activity
    3. jogging
    4. racing



  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. D
  5. A
  6. D
  7. A
  8. C
  9. D
  10. B
  11. D
  12. B
  13. A
  14. C
  15. A


  1. C
  2. D
  3. A
  4. B
  5. D
  6. B
  7. D
  8. C
  9. D
  10. B


  1. C
  2. D
  3. A
  4. D
  5. C
  6. A
  7. B
  8. D
  9. C
  10. D


  1. C
  2. A
  3. B
  4. D
  5. A
  6. C
  7. C
  8. B
  9. A
  10. A
  11. D
  12. C
  13. D
  14. C
  15. B
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