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Integrated Science Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End Term 2 Exams 2023 Set 1

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY         (15marks)   

  1. Grade four learners were discussing about the effects of force on objects. Which among the following is not true about force?
    1. Can stop moving objects
    2. Cannot change shape of objects
    3. Can change direction of moving objects
    4. Can start movement of an object
  2. A piece of wood can float on water in a basin while a five shilling coin sinks in water in the same basin. What makes the piece of wood to float while the coin sinks?
    1. Shape
    2. Amount of water
    3. Size
    4. Material
  3. The following are signs and symptoms of a cold as one of the respiratory diseases. Which one among them is not?
    1. Sore throat
    2. Chest pain
    3. Fever
    4. Cough
  4. Owino visited a clinic in his community and was able to learn about different diseases which are common in the community. Which among the following is not a prevention against typhoid?
    1. Draining stagnant water
    2. Drinking boiled or treated water
    3. Washing hands before eating
    4. Using toilets properly
  5. In computers, which among the following features shows the shortcuts to some programs in the desktop computers?
    1. Start button
    2. Title bar
    3. Space bar
    4. Desktop icons
  6. When typing a document, a learner wanted to move a certain information from page one to page two. What best advice can you give him to make his work more easier?
    1. To duplicate the information
    2. To ignore transferring the information
    3. To cut and paste the information he wants
    4. To delete the information and type it again when he wants the information
  7. The diagram below represents a model of a human breathing system.
    Which among the following represents the part in which exchange of gases takes place?
    1. Balloon
    2. Rubber band
    3. Pipe
    4. Bottle
  8. During a Science and Technology lesson, Nigel a grade 4 pupil observed a lit candle using a straight pipe while Lydia observed a lit candle using a bent pipe. Which of the following is the observation that was made by the two?
    1. Light can travel in all directions
    2. Light can travel though a bent pipe
    3. Light travels through a straight line
    4. Light only travels in one direction
  9. Grade five learners with their teacher were discussing about the sense organs. They discussed about ways of taking care for the ears as one of the sense organs. Among the following, which one is not correct?
    1. Visit a doctor in case of infection
    2. Removing dirt and excess wax using match stick
    3. Avoid loud music
    4. Using ear muffs in noisy market
  10. Alicia works in an irrigation scheme where there is stagnant water. Which among the following diseases is she likely to suffer from?
    1. Malaria
    2. Cholera
    3. Typhoid
    4. Bilharzia
  11. Grade five learners were discussing about the internal body parasites common in their community. The learners gave different pairs of the diseases as follows
    1. Raphael - Hook worms, jiggers
    2. Luvlyn - Tapeworms, pinworms
    3. Ryan - Lice, jiggers
    4. Kelvin - Mites, hookworms
      Which learner gave the correct answer?
      1. Ryan
      2. Luvlyn
      3. Kelvin
      4. Raphael
  12. During a clean up exercise in a dusty market, Grade five learners from Kapenguria primary were asked to carry school protective gears for the exercise. The learners carried the following. Which one was not necessary?
    1. Gloves
    2. Gumboots
    3. Goggles
    4. Vest
  13. Fungi such as mushrooms have many importance to human beings. Among the following, which one is the most important to the farmers?
    1. Used in manufacturing medicine
    2. Help to improve soil fertility
    3. Used in baking industries
    4. Make the environment beautiful
  14. The following are types of plants that are found within our locality. Which among them does not use flowers for reproduction?
    1. Maize
    2. Pawpaw
    3. Pine
    4. Wheat
  15. Grade five learners were discussing about vertebrates found in their surrounding. Among the listed vertebrates below, which one is an egg
    laying mammal?
    1. Bat
    2.  Chicken
    3. Dolphin
    4. Duck-billed platypus

AGRICULTURE      (10 marks)

  1. The following are tools that are used by farmers in the farming activities. Which one of the tools can the farmer best use in digging the hard grounds?
    1. Jembe
    2. Panga
    3. Fork jembe
    4. Garden rake
  2. Azziad lives in a densely populated town where she finds it difficult in getting fresh vegetables. She wants to plant vegetables for her family. Which one of the following is the best way of growing vegetables in such a town with small space?
    1. Use of container gardening
    2. Use of crop mulching
    3. Mixed farming
    4. Thinning
  3. The diagram below shows a certain type of irrigation
    Which among the following is the main reason why the method is preferred over the use of sprinklers?
    1. It saves more time
    2. It uses more water than sprinklers
    3. It conserves water as it drips water only where the plant is
    4. It is more cheaper to install than sprinklers
  4. Below are some gardening practices carried out to establish carrot seedbeds. Which among the practices will help to conserve water in the soil?
    1. Watering
    2. Thinning
    3. Uprooting weeds
    4. Mulching
  5. Grade five learners from Msambweni primary school were discussing with their agriculture teacher about suitable planting materials for climbing fruit plants. Which plant below is correctly matched with suitable planting
    1. Grapes    -   stem cuttings
    2. Kiwi      -    seeds
    3. Raspberries   -    seeds
    4. Black berries    -   vine cuttings
  6. Three of the following are some ways of conserving water in farming. Which among the listed is not a way of conserving water?
    1. Watering plants
    2. Applying mulching
    3. Making shades over plants
    4. Growing cover crops
  7. A farmer was preparing an organic waste pit in his farm. Which of the following materials should not be in the waste pit?
    1. Food remains
    2. Hedge prunings
    3. Animal wastes
    4. Plastic bottles
  8. Grade five learners were asked to state indigenous root crops found in their locality. Which of the listed crops is not correct?
    1. Yams
    2. Sweet potatoes
    3. Sorghum
    4. Cassava
  9. Domestic animals have different uses in our communities. Learners listed the uses as follows. Which one is true about donkeys?
    1. Provide security
    2. Provide company
    3. Used in transportation
    4. Provide food
  10. Mr. Yusuf a farmer from Ng'ando plants passion fruits in his farm. Which among the following is not a care for the fruit plant?
    1. Cutting
    2. Prunning
    3. Watering
    4. Training

HOME SCIENCE             (10 marks)

  1. Lisa was told by her mother to clean a plastic bowl. She gathered the following materials.
    • Sponge, soap, steel wool, warm water
      Which of the materials was not needed?
      1. Warm water
      2. Sponge
      3. Steel wool
      4. Soap
  2. Which of the following is not a method of preserving cereals and pulses?
    1. Drying in the sun
    2. Mixing with ash
    3. Smoking
    4. Refrigeration
  3. Choose one food that completes the list below.
    Beans, meat, milk, green grams,_____
    1. yams
    2. fish
    3. oranges
    4. potatoes
  4. Name the needlework tool shown below
    1. Thimble
    2. Pin cushion
    3. Tape measure
    4. Threads
  5. Grade 5 learners from Makutano primary were cleaning their classroom tiled floor. They followed the steps below. Arrange them correctly.
    1. Clean the surface using a cloth rinsed in warm soapy water
    2. Clean, dry and store the tools and materials used
    3. Sweep the floor with a broom
    4. Dry the surface using a plain cloth
    5. Rinse the surface with a cloth wrung in warm water
      1. (ii), (iii), (iv), (i),'(v)
      2. (v), (iii), (ii), (iv), (i)
      3. (i), (ii), (iv), (iii), (v)
      4. (iii), (i), (v), (iv), (ii)
  6. All the following are benefits of physical exercises except one. Which one?
    1. Make us strong
    2. Cause illnesses
    3. Help us control weight
    4. Strengthen our bones
  7. In order to prevent common communicable diseases, which one of the following should be done?
    1. Share towels
    2. Share handkerchiefs
    3. Observe hygiene
    4. Avoid bathing
  8. Grace a grade 5 girl was improvising a cleaning material at home. She collected a pair of scissors, a wooden handle, an
    old towel and an elastic pipe. Which cleaning material was she improvising?
    1. Mop
    2. Broom
    3. Duster
    4. Dust pan
  9. Which material is used to make the kitchen equipment in the picture below?
    1. Plastic
    2. Wood
    3. Aluminium
    4. Glass
  10. Which of the following is not a factor to consider when choosing a button?
    1. Shape of the button
    2. Colour of the button
    3. Size of the button
    4. Method of fixing


  1. The following are importance of participating in running activities except one. Which one is it?
    1. Helps to control body weight
    2. Helps one to lack confidence
    3. Makes the bones stronger
    4. Helps to relax the body
  2. The following are sections of the long jump facility except one. Which one?
    1. Runway
    2. Take-off line
    3. Cross bar
    4. Landing area
  3. During which stage of hurdling does a runner go over the hurdle with the toe of the leading foot pointing up and the foot of the leg behind being flat with toe pointing out?
    1. Approach
    2. Flight
    3. Hurdle clearance
    4. Take off
  4. Rangi, observed pupils in the field participating in the activity shown below. Which activity is it called?
    1. Visual baton change
    2. Non-visual baton
    3. Medium start
    4. Hurdles
  5. Which one of the following is an infield player in the game of softball?
    1. Shortstop
    2. Left fielder
    3. Centre fielder
    4. Right fielder
  6. The scores in a game of softball are known as
    1. rounders
    2. goals
    3. runs
    4. trys
  7. Which of the following cannot be used to improvise a volleyball net?
    1. Rubber bands
    2. Nylon ropes
    3. Sisal fibre
    4. Old clothes cut into long and thin pieces
  8. Which volleyball skill is shown below?
    1. Underarm serve
    2. Overarm serve
    3. The dig
    4. The volley
  9. Which one of the following is not a legal touch in the game of kabaddi?
    1. Foot touch
    2. Cant
    3. Toe touch
    4. Squat leg
  10. How many officials are there during the game of kabaddi?
    1. 5
    2. 4
    3. 2
    4. 6
  11. How many players are in each team of Tag Rugby at the beginning of the game?
    1. 11
    2. 6
    3. 7
    4. 8
  12. Spirit of the game is the mindful behaviour that players practise before, during and after a game of frisbee. it involves all the following except one. Which one is it?
    1. Knowledge of the rules of the game
    2. Unclear communication
    3. Space awareness
    4. Safe play
  13. Which of the following is a long term effect of abusing alcohol to an individual?
    1. Brings about lung complications
    2. Can trigger asthma attacks on the user
    3. Failure of the kidneys and liver
    4. Slows brain function
  14. The following are ways of taking care of recreation community facilities except one. Which one is it?
    1. Avoid littering
    2. Planting of trees
    3. Finding alternative sources of fuel for our homes
    4. Drawing graffiti on the walls of the recreational facilities
  15. The following can lead to dehydration except?
    1. hot weather causing you to sweat a lot
    2. drinking less sugary drinks
    3. fevers and other illnesses
    4. lack of access to safe drinking water



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


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


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


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



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