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School Based Assessment 2023 Grade 6 Creative Arts & Social Studies - Grade 6 Mid Term 1 Set 2

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  1. Still life composition is drawn from
    1. memory
    2. observation
    3. imagination
    4. tracing
  2. A teacher asked learners to bring materials that can be used to create tonal value by smudging.
    Which one was wrong?
    1. Crayon
    2. Pencil
    3. Paint
    4. Coloured pencil
  3. The last step to follow when drawing pictorial compositions in crayon etching is
    1. apply ink or paint over the entire waxed surface
    2. sketch a picture you will etch
    3. rub the crayons thickly within the margins
    4. draw your planned picture by scratching
  4. A learner drew the colour wheel below
    Screenshot 2023 03 30 at 09.45.24
    The colour marked X is
    1. orange
    2. red
    3. yellow
    4. violet
  5. Helen drew a human form as shown below 
    Which element of Art was poorly applied?
    1. Lines
    2. Shapes
    3. Form
    4. Texture
  6. Rooney collected materials for collage composition. Which material was wrong?
    1. Picture cut outs
    2. Inedible seeds
    3. Grass
    4. Leaves
  7. Grade five learners were preparing stiff materials for weaving. They used the methods below. Which method was inappropriate?
    1. Splitting
    2. Cutting
    3. Stippling
    4. Soaking
  8. Omumbo mixed clay and water. The mixture obtained can be used to
    1. smear the house
    2. model clay pots by slab technique
    3. decorate clay items
    4. join the slabs together
  9. Lukas created a tonal value on a drawing as shown below
    The method he used is called
    1. cross-hatching
    2. painting
    3. stippling
    4. smudging
  10. The Art and Craft teacher encouraged learners to improve on the Art and Craft skills as this may open up career opportunities for them. The following are some of the career opportunities except 
    1. photography
    2. civil engineering
    3. graphic design
    4. weaving 

PART 2: MUSIC (10mks)

  1. The second stanza of the Kenya National Anthem starts with the words
    1. With hearts both strong and true
    2. Let one and all arise
    3. Let all with one accord
    4. Justice be our shield and defender
  2. John was asked to re-write the following rhythm using French rhythm names
    What did he write?
    1. Taa taa-aa ta-te
    2. Taa-aa taa tate 
    3. Ta-te ta-te taa
    4. Taa taa ta-te
  3. Which one is not a role of singers in a dance? 
    1. To lead the singing
    2. To show the mood
    3. To respond to the song
    4. To pass the message
  4. Grade six learners drew the instrument below
    What is the name of the instrument?
    1. Obokano
    2. Chepkongo
    3. Mbeve
    4. Uta wa wathi
  5. A song can be fast or slow. The speed at which a song is sang is known as
    1. pitch
    2. tempo
    3. beat
    4. volume
  6. How many beats are there in the rhythm Taa- aa-aa-aa?
    1. Three
    2. Four
    3. Two
    4. One
  7. Teacher Wanjiku drew the note below on a chalkboard.
    Screenshot 2023 03 30 at 09.56.21
    What is its name?
    1. Crotchet
    2. Minim
    3. Quaver
    4. Semibreve
  8. A song can be sang by one person or many  people. Many people singing together is  known as
    1. solo singing
    2. voice singing
    3. loud singing.
    4. choral singing
  9. Choose a word that is not found in the East African Anthem
    1. culture
    2. unity
    3. patriotism
    4. joy
  10. When playing musical instruments, we should observe the correct 
    1. shape
    2. posture
    3. mood
    4. beat


  1. Romney was facing East. His home is on his left hand side. What is the direction from where he is to his home?
    1. North East
    2. North
    3. West
    4. South
  2. Which of the following borders Kenya to the South East?
    1. Somalia
    2. South Sudan
    3. Indian Ocean
    4. Lake Victoria
  3. While studying a map, a learner observed the presence of a jaggery in the map. Which crop was grown in the area?
    1. Cotton
    2. Tea
    3. Maize
    4. Sugarcane
  4. Ngolo searched from the Internet on the smallest country in Eastern Africa. What was his findings?
    1. Djibouti
    2. Rwanda
    3. Burundi
    4. South Sudan
  5. Fatuma's grandfather studied the weather conditions of his location over a long period of time between 30-35 years. What was he studying?
    1. Weather
    2. Humidity
    3. Climate
    4. Pressure

Study the map of Kenya below and answer questions 26-29 


  1. What is the name of the swamp marked A?
    1. Lorian swamp
    2. Lokitipi swamp
    3. Amboseli swamp
    4. Yala swamp
  2. The climatic condition of the region marked B is
    1. Modified equatorial climate
    2. Equatorial climate
    3. Tropical climate
    4. Modified tropical climate
  3. The Game Reserve marked C is found in ____________________county.
    1. Kisii
    2. Kajiado
    3. Migori
    4. Narok
  4. Which of the following pair of rivers drain into the lake marked D?
    1. R. Turkwel and R. Ewaso Nyiro
    2. R. Kerio and R. Yala
    3. R. Kerio and R. Turkwel
    4. R. Sondu Miriu and R. Yala
  5. The following is a historic building in Kenya. Which one is it?
    1. National Museum of Kenya
    2. Fort Jesus
    3. Nyayo Monument
    4. Bomas of Kenya
  6. The original homeland of the Cushites was
    1. Horn of Africa
    2. Congo forest
    3. Sudan
    4. Cameroon
  7. The following values were promoted in African traditional education. Which one is not?
    1. Honesty
    2. Loyalty
    3. Obedience
    4. Greediness
  8. Who among the administrative leaders in the school is in charge of the overall school discipline?
    1. Headteacher
    2. Class teacher
    3. Deputy Headteacher
    4. Senior teacher
  9. Among the counties listed below, which has dairy farming being practised?
    1. Mandera
    2. Nyeri
    3. Turkana
    4. Marsabit
  10. Miguel wanted to start a horticultural farm in his home. Which of the crops below would you not advise him to grow?
    1. Onions
    2. Lemons
    3. Maize
    4. Tomatoes
  11. Odera has a fish farm. The following are  benefits Odera would enjoy on fishing. Which  one is not?
    1. Source of milk
    2. Source of income
    3. Source of medicine
    4. Source of employment 
  12. Who among the folloeing qualifies to be a Kenyan citizen by birth?
    1. Kones - born of foreign parents and has lived in Kenya for ten years
    2. Tores -born of Kenyan citizens who lives abroad
    3. Stones - born of a Kenyan father and a foreign mother
    4. Poles - born of foreign parents and do not live in Kenya 
  13. National Anthem is sung in Kenyan schools. every Monday and Friday. This is to
    1. divide Kenyans
    2. entertain Kenyans
    3. promote unity in Kenya
    4. promote tribalism in Kenya
  14. Who is the head of the legislature as the arm of the government?
    1. President
    2. Chief Justice
    3. Attorney General
    4. Speaker
  15. Who is the third senior most person in the Judiciary?
    1. Judges of the Supreme Court
    2. The chief Registrar
    3. The chief Justice
    4. The Judicial Service Commission
  16. A mother who does abortion denies the unborn the right to
    1. live
    2. name
    3. fair trial
    4. protection
  17. Among the Maasai, who defended the community?
    1. Oloibon
    2. Young children
    3. Old men
    4. Morans
  18. The council of elders among the Ameru was called
    1. Njuri Impeere
    2. Nkomango
    3. Njuri Ncheke
    4. Mugwe
  19. Learners were travelling in a matatu. How should they observe safety as they travel?
    1. Observe road signs
    2. Fasten their seat belts
    3. Wear helmets
    4. Drive the matatu carefully
  20. The following are ways in which the schools can collaborate with the community. Which one is not?
    1. Cleaning market places
    2. Provision of land for expansion
    3. Grabbing of school land
    4. Provision of learning resources
  21. Gor belongs to a certain clan in his community. The clan can carry out the following functions except
    1. solving disputes
    2. organizing ceremonies and festivals
    3. punishing wrong doers
    4. promoting immorality in the community
  22. Mumbua lives in a town with very high population. The following are negative effects of the high population except
    1. cheap labour
    2. inadequate social amenities
    3. food shortage
    4. low standards of living
  23. The following are examples of Nilote speakers in Uganda. Which one is not?
    1. Alur
    2. Acholi
    3. Karomajong
    4. Banyankole
  24. The type of vegetation found along the Indian Ocean Coast of Eastern Africa is
    1. Mangrove forest
    2. Swamp vegetation
    3. Mountain vegetation
    4. Tropical rainforest
  25. During Social Studies field work, grade six learners came across the feature X drawn below along the river.
    An example of such feature in Kenya is
    1. lake Jipe
    2. lake Magadi
    3. lake Kanyiboli
    4. lake Baringo
  26. The capital city of Burundi is
    1. Kigali
    2. Bujumbura
    3. Kampala
    4. Dodoma
  27. A fight has broken out between members of grade 5 and grade 6. You have the opportunity to bring peace between them. What will you do?
    1. Take side with one class
    2. Mediate between the two warring classes
    3. Ask grade 4 to join in the fight
    4. Get a good cane and beat the fighting group
  28. Grade 4 learners of Hope Junior Academy wanted to start an enterprise project in their school. They can start the following projects except
    1. vegetable farming
    2. rabbit rearing
    3. coffee farming
    4. poultry rearing
  29. The County Executive Committee consists of the following except
    1. Members of County Assembly
    2. Governor
    3. Deputy Governor
    4. Executive Committee Members
  30. How does people in the society depend on carpenters?
    1. Making clothes
    2. Cutting hair
    3. Spiritual advice
    4. Making furniture

PART 4: SECTION A: CRE (15mks)

  1. During December holiday, grade five CRE teacher advised learners to use social media platform to study at home. One of the following is a wrong use of social media by the learners. Which one is it?
    1. Sharing learning materials
    2. Viewing educative videos
    3. Sharing pornographic videos
    4. Chatting on educative topics
  2. Pamela a grade five girl has unhealthy relationship with a boy in grade 6. Pamela can overcome the situation by doing the following except
    1. visiting the boy privately
    2. avoiding the boy and reading the Bible
    3. keeping away from bad company
    4. doing meaningful activities and praying
  3. The following values influence the life of Christians from the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. Which one is not?
    1. Humility
    2. Wisdom
    3. Kindness
    4. Pride
  4. One of the importance of celebrating the Eucharist is
    1. promotes love and unity
    2. divides members of the church
    3. enhances hatred among Christians
    4. creates conflict in the church
  5. Njeru's father is a wealthy person. He can - empower the needy in the community by doing
    the following except
    1. starting children orphanage
    2. paying hospital bills for the sick
    3. donating food to the hungry
    4. building a big house for his family
  6. When faced with problems such as diseases and drought Christians should
    1. seek help from witch doctors
    2. blame government for their woes
    3. seek for God's help through prayer
    4. migrate to other areas 
  7. Who was the wisest King of Israel?
    1. Solomon
    2. Saul
    3. David
    4. Jeroboam
  8. Maggy was free after work on one weekend. She engaged in the following activities. Which one was the best as a Christian?
    1. Reading the Bible
    2. Watching her favorite movie
    3. Visiting the elderly
    4. Sleeping in her room
  9. Last month Brenda's sister got married. As a woman, what was the main reason why God created Brenda's sister in that marriage? To be a
    1. competitor
    2. counsellor
    3. companion
    4. breadwinner
  10. Ruth encouraged her brother Robert to always read the Bible as the inspired word of God. The Bible
    1. rebukes wrongs
    2. teach wrongs
    3. conceals good deeds
    4. promotes immorality
  11. Madilu has a single bedroom house and he says he is contented with it. Which among the ten commandments does Madilu obey?
    1. Do not accuse anyone falsely
    2. Do not desire another person's property
    3. Do not steal
    4. Do not use my name for evil purposes
  12. David is being encouraged to fight by the other children, but he refuses and walks away. What fruit of the Holy Spirit does David portray?
    1. Kindness
    2. Love
    3. Patience
    4. Self-control
  13. According to Acts 7:54-60, who was accused falsely and stoned to death because he had faith in Jesus?
    1. Simon Peter
    2. Paul
    3. Stephen
    4. Barnabas
  14. Your parents have bought you many storybooks. One of your neighbours loves stories but her parents cannot afford to buy her story books. As a Christian what will you do?
    1. Chase him away
    2. Ask another person to help her
    3. Help her with a few copies to read
    4. Tell your parents to buy her storybooks
  15. The following are lessons learnt from Nicodemus encounter with Jesus at night. Which one is not?
    1. We can only enter the Kingdom of God if we are born again
    2. We must die and be born again to enter the Kingdom of God
    3. We should not be afraid to turn to God and serve Him
    4. Jesus can help us overcome challenges in life

SECTION B: IRE (15 mks)

  1. According to surah Al-Humaza, how will Allah (SWT) punish the backbiters, slanders and those who pile up wealth without remembering Him?
    1. Their tongues will be cut off
    2. They will be punished in the crushing fire on the last day
    3. They will be forced to drink bitter herbs
    4. They will be resurrected blind and helpless
  2. Surah Al-Asr teaches us to be better Muslims by practising the following acts except one. Which one?
    1. Wasting time
    2. Advice others to perform good deeds
    3. Practice patience in our daily life
    4. Guide each other to the truth 
  3. During a Friday sermon at Masjid Nur Imam was heard teaching Muslims that they should not waste time and money. Competing for worldly things which will vanish. Which Surah in the Quran was he talking about?
    1. Asr
    2. Qariah
    3. Humaza
    4. At-Takathur
  4. Grade six learners were asked by their teacher to discuss on what will happen on the Day of Judgement. Which one of the following actions will make your scale heavy on the day of judgement?
    1. Taking intoxicants
    2. Reciting Adhkaar
    3. Backbiting others 
    4. Telling lies 
  5. One day, during break time, Amir saw his | 65. hclassmate Ahmed and Ali arguing and later
    started a fight. Which attribute of Allah(SWT) would Amir remind his two friends when separating them?
    1. Al-Malik
    2. Al-Salaam
    3. Al-Basir
    4. As-Samiu
  6. Grade six learners were given an assignment to search on Islamic guidelines exclusively for clothes worn by Muslim males only. From their findings, which statement is correct? The clothes must
    1. be modest
    2. not be of opposite gender
    3. be above the ankle
    4. not be transparent
  7. Grade 5 learners of Mboni primary school, prepared themselves for Dhuhr Swalah in their school.
    Jamila: Faced Qibla when praying
    Jamal: Prayed with clean clothes
    Hashim: Performed wudhu before prayers
    Halima: Prayed with a transparent Hijab
    Who among the learners did not observe conditions of swalah correctly?
    1. Jamila
    2. Jamal
    3. Hashim
    4. Halima
  8. According to the Hadith on purity of actions, Allah(SWT) is interested in two things. These are B
    1. beauty and intentions
    2. heart and actions
    3. health and wealth
    4. physical appearance and wealth
  9. Shuaib, a grade 6 learner was asked to recite a Hadith on planting trees and crops. Complete the hadith below for her. "The prophet (SAW) said; if a Muslim plants a tree or sows a field and men, animals and birds eat from it, all of it is ________________________from him" (Muslim)  
    1. wealth
    2. gift
    3. charity
    4. forgiveness
  10. Juneid, a grade 4 learner was heard saying the pillars of Islam below. Which one of them does not require physical fitness? 
    1. Hajj
    2. Zakat
    3. Saum
    4. Swalah
  11. Ali met Hafsa on his way to school and said to her the Islamic greetings. Identify the attribute of Allah(SWT) in the beginning of Islamic greetings.
    1. Al-Quyum
    2. Al-Malik
    3. Al-Ghaafar
    4. Al-Salaam
  12. The prophets of Allah (SWT) are perfect examples for us to follow. Which one of the following is not a quality of the prophet?
    1. Macisumiin
    2. Honest
    3. Impatient
    4. Knowledgeable
  13. The following are the Fardh parts of wudhu except one. Which one? 
    1. Arms
    2. Mouth
    3. Face
    4. Head
  14. Kassim, a grade 5 learner wasasked to mention the sunnah prayers. Which one of the following is not one of them? 
    1. Dhuhr 
    2. Dhuha
    3. Taraweh
    4. Witr
  15. Which one of the following statements is true about surah Al-Asr?
    1. It has four verses
    2. It encourages us to obey our neighbours
    3. It was revealed in Madina
    4. It advises Muslims not to waste time



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


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


  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
  6. B
  7. A
  8. D
  9. C
  10. B
  11. A
  12. D
  13. C
  14. B
  15. C
  16. A
  17. B
  18. C
  19. D
  20. B
  21. A
  22. D
  23. C
  24. B
  25. C
  26. D
  27. A
  28. D
  29. A
  30. C
  31. B
  32. B
  33. C
  34. A
  35. D


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


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