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Integrated Science Questions and Answers - Grade 6 Opener Exams Term 3 2023 Set 1

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  1. After washing tomatoes in the kitchen, Dhahabu used the water to irrigate flowers near the house. This is an example of;
    1. recycling
    2. reusing
    3. reducing
    4. treating
  2. Which of the following is not an effect of sound pollution?
    1. Breathing problems
    2. Lack of concentration
    3. Sleep disturbance
    4. Interference with communication
  3. One of the following parts of the digestive system does not produce digestive juices. Which one is it?
    1. ileum
    2. stomach
    3. mouth
    4. colon
  4. Nuru dipped a blue litmus paper in an acid solution. It is true that the litmus paper; 
    1. remained blue.
    2. turned to yellow.
    3. turned to orange.
    4. turned to red.
  5. The following actions show that animals respond to changes in the environment. Which one does not?
    1. Birds fly in the air near the carcass of a dead animal.
    2. A dog pants during a hot afternoon 
    3. A tree sheds leaves during hot weather.
    4. A human being gives birth after nine months.
  6. James placed materials made of wood, metal, plastic and clay in hot water. After five minutes, he removed them and placed them somewhere to cool. Which material lost heat in the fastest way?
    1. metal
    2. wood
    3. plastic
    4. clay
  7. Sarah inflated a balloon then squeezed it as shown below.
    From what she did, it can be concluded that all gases;
    1. occupy space, have mass
    2. occupy space, have indefinite volume
    3. have mass, have indefinite shape
    4. occupy space, have definite volume
  8. After observing the clouds in the sky, Ndung'u decided to drive with hazards and flood lights on. Which clouds do you think he had seen?
    1. stratus clouds
    2. nimbus clouds
    3. cumulus clouds
    4. cirrus clouds
  9. The following are effects of gravity except;
    1. water flowing up the tank from the borehole
    2. prevention of floods during heavy rains
    3. planes not flying to the outer space
    4. children sliding for enjoyment when playing
  10. Which of the following shows the use of evaporation?
    1. The falling of rain
    2. Making of ice cream
    3. Drying of harvested maize
    4. Making a candle from wax
  11. Hekima and her friends observed the roots and leaves of a bean plant. It is true that the bean plant had;
    1. fibrous roots, parallel leaf structure
    2. tap roots, network leaf structure
    3. tap roots, parallel leaf structure
    4. fibrous roots, network leaf structure
  12. Which pair of processes requires increase in heat?
    1. melting, condensing
    2. freezing, condensing
    3. evaporation, melting
    4. melting, freezing
  13. Grade six learners uprooted a maize plant. They dipped it into a glass of water and added some drops of oil in the water. The maize plant;
    1. dried up.
    2. became healthier.
    3. increased in height.
    4. became stronger.
  14. Which one of the following is not an invertebrate?
    1. Insects
    2. Worms
    3. Snails
    4. Amphibians
  15. Which blood component is shown in the diagram below?
    1. Plasma
    2. Red blood cells
    3. White blood cells
    4. Platelets


  1. ________________and _________________ the two types of drip irrigation. 
    1. Sprinkler, perforated pipes
    2. Bottle, watering can
    3. Watering can, sprinkler
    4. Bottle, perforated pipes
  2. Soil erosion is the process by which _____________________ is gradually removed from one place, transported and then deposited to another place by action of water, wind animals and human beings.
    1. dry soil
    2. wet soil
    3. loose soil
    4. fertile oil
  3. Which type of soil erosion is not easy to detect?
    1. splash erosion
    2. rill erosion
    3. sheet erosion
    4. gulley erosion
  4. Which type of soil erosion can be controlled by fixing gutters on the roof of houses?
    1. splash erosion
    2. rill erosion
    3. sheet erosion
    4. gulley erosion
  5. The following statements are true about sunken beds. Which one is not?
    1. They can be used in dry areas or during dry season.
    2. Their base is hidden away from strong sunlight and wind.
    3. They conserve moisture than flat or raised beds.
    4. They improve soil fertility.
  6. Hellen and her friends had a discussion about creeping crops. Who gave a wrong statement about creeping crops?
    1. HELLEN: They spread their stems horizontally on the ground.
    2. HARRIS: They grow vertically in a slow way.
    3. HOPE: They serve us with food which has  nutrients.
    4. HAILEY: They can serve as good cover crops.
  7. Learners from Balozi Academy discussed the advantages of a certain practice in farming. The practice helps in ensuring that only healthy and strong crops remain in the nursery bed. The practice is likely to be;
    1. pruning
    2. thinning
    3. gapping
    4. shading
  8. Which of the following is not true about mulching?
    1. Helps to conserve moisture.
    2. It helps in reducing weed growth.
    3. It helps to obtain clean fruits.
    4. It helps in reducing the number of crops 
  9. Which of the following materials can be used to make a soil container for innovative gardening?
    1. Carton box
    2. Metal pipes
    3. Bamboo stems
    4. Joined papers
  10. During innovative gardening, Mwanaisha picked some containers in the environment which she used. What she did is important because;
    1. it increases water sources.
    2. it conserves water.
    3. it controls soil erosion.
    4. it conserves the environment.
  11. When taking care of seedlings, we remove mulch from around them to;
    1. allow the seedling to grow straight and  healthy.
    2. ensure that moisture is conserved.
    3. prevent weeds from growing around the seedlings.
    4. increase the rate of evaporation.
  12. Mzee Ojwang ensures that some of his tools and equipment are frequently oiled and greased. Why is that necessary?
    1. To prevents rust and rust and make them sharp.
    2. To make them clean and reduce friction.
    3. To keep them dry and prevent rust.
    4. To prevent rust and reduce friction.
  13. To harden seedlings for transplanting, one of the following equipment is not frequently used. Which one is it?
  14. Ezekiel carried out the practice below on his farm.
    Which one of the following is not an advantage of the practice?
    1. To reduces loss of moisture.
    2. It prevents growth of weeds. 
    3. It helps in thinning.
    4. It reduces soil erosion.
  15. Identify the list that shows indigenous vegetable crops only?
    1. pigweed, spider weed, black nightshade 
    2. millet, sorghum, pigweed
    3. spider weed, spinach, pumpkin leaves
    4. yams, cassava, arrowroots


  1. Which of the following causes of conflicts in a group cannot be controlled by selecting a good group leader?
    1. Poor communication
    2. Unwillingness to share resources 
    3. Lack of planning.
    4. Favoring some group members.
  2. Bunch start is also known as _________________________.
    1. torso
    2. bullet
    3. elongated
    4. walk through
  3. In the non-visual baton exchange method;
    1. the incoming athlete does not see the baton.
    2. the outgoing athlete does not see the baton.
    3. the outgoing athlete can see the baton.
    4. both athletes cannot see the baton.
  4. Field events are categorized into __________________ and ______________________
    1. jumps, sprints
    2. sprints, throws
    3. throws, jumps
    4. long races, short races
  5. After a sporting activity, grade 6 learners wanted to cool down. Which of the following would they use as a cool down activity?
    1. wind break
    2. press ups
    3. skip and skip
    4. jumping jacks
  6. Which answer shows styles of high jump only?
    1. approach, take off, flight, landing
    2. stance, grip, release, recovery technique 
    3. scissors, fosbury flop, western roll D
    4. American grip, Finish grip, 'V' grip
  7. The diagram below shows a _________________________.
    1. shot put sector
    2. rounders pitch
    3. javelin sector
    4. discus sector
  8. Which of the following is an offensive skill in Kabaddi?
    1. chain tackle 
    2. waist hold
    3. block
    4. hand touch
  9. _______________________ is an overstretched, torn or twisted tendon or muscle.
    1. Sprain
    2. Strain
    3. Closed wound
    4. Muscle pull
  10. Njeri performed the skill shown below.
    The skill in known as;
    1. side vault
    2. shoulder roll
    3. cartwheel
    4. splits and hand walk


  1. A house is a shelter that provides all the following except;
    1. physical protection
    2. spiritual protection
    3. psychological protection
    4. emotional protection
  2. Which of the diseases mentioned can be controlled by the following steps?
    • Managing stress
    • Doing physical exercise
    • Eating healthy foods
    • Reducing intake of salt
    • Maintaining healthy body weight
    • Avoiding intake of alcohol and smoking
      1. Epilepsy
      2. Diabetes
      3. Asthma
      4. Hypertension
  3. The following are precautions for the youth to avoid attacks from dangerous people. Which one is not?
    1. Not accepting gifts from strangers.
    2. Not walking in dark and deserted places.
    3. Not exercising near dangerous places such as holes or dams.
    4. Avoiding bad company.
  4. __________________________is an item or article you wear or carry, other than your clothes to enhance the effect of clothes you wear.
    1. Cosmetics
    2. Accessories
    3. Antiseptics
    4. Beauty agents
  5. Grade 6 leaners from Jangwani Academy discussed misuse of cosmetics. Which of the following causes a lot of danger to the adolescent?
    1. Applying too much cosmetics
    2. Borrowing other people's cosmetics 
    3. Bleaching the skin using cosmetics 
    4. Storing cosmetics poorly
  6. The following are causes of a certain non- communicable disease.
    1. Lack of physical exercise.
    2. Excessive intake of carbohydrates and fatty foods.
    3. Family history.
    4. Stress which may result in increased appetite.
      The disease is likely to be;
      1. cancer.
      2. obesity
      3. diabetes.
      4. asthma.
  7. Which of the following types of food is not rich in iron?
    1. spinach
    2. liver
    3. seaweed
    4. pumpkin seeds
  8. Johari wanted to prepare a meal within a short span of time. Which of the following cooking equipment would you advise him not to use?
    1. A jiko
    2. A gas cooker
    3. An electric cooker
    4. Kerosene stove
  9. Silantoi stays in a village that is very far from the main shopping centre. She purchased meat and decided to preserve since it would be used four days later. Which of the following is not one of the reasons as to why she preserved the meat?
    1. To maintain its nutritional value.
    2. To keep it longer for future use.
    3. To prevent it from getting spoilt.
    4. To prevent wastage.
  10. One of the following houses is not durable. Which one is it?
    1. A bungalow
    2. Storey house
    3. Apartments
    4. A traditional house


  1. B
  2. A
  3. D
  4. D
  5. D
  6. A
  7. B
  8. A
  9. A
  10. C
  11. D
  12. C
  13. A
  14. D
  15. C
  16. D
  17. C
  18. C
  19. A
  20. D
  21. B
  22. B
  23. D
  24. C
  25. D
  26. A
  27. D
  28. C
  29. C
  30. A
  31. B
  32. B
  33. B
  34. C
  35. A
  36. C
  37. A
  38. D
  39. B
  40. C
  41. B
  42. D
  43. C
  44. B
  45. C
  46. B
  47. C
  48. A
  49. A
  50. D
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