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Creative Arts & Social Studies Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End Term 2 Exams 2023 Set 1

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  1. Which one of the following is not an element of art used in creating still life composition?
    1. Texture
    2. Value
    3. Shape
    4. Paper
  2. Peter modelled the clay item below by pressing on the walls using the thumb and forefingers.
    What technique was used to model the item above?
    1. Weaving technique
    2. Beading technique
    3. Pinch technique
    4. Coil technique
  3. Jenny mixed two primary colours in equal proportions as shown below. 

    Yellow  +   Blue
    What was the resultant colour that she obtained from the mixture?
    1. Orange
    2. Green
    3. Violet
    4. Purple
  4. What do we call the technique that involves cutting, sorting and pasting different textured materials onto a surface when creating new images
    1. Collage
    2. Montage
    3. Cross-hatching
    4. Still life drawing
  5. The following are tools that are required when making a pencil case using thonging technique. Which of the following is not?
    1.  Leather craft hammer
    2. Hide
    3. Pair of scissors
    4. Leather knife
  6. Grade four learners were told to collect the following items
    1. Leaf
    2. Ink
    3. Water
    4. Fabric
    5. Potatoe
      Which activity were they likely to carry out?
      1. Painting
      2. Printing
      3. Smudging
      4. Etching
  7. After decorating a wooden cooking stick using polishing technique, why do we rub a small amount of wax on the surface of the cooking stick
    1. To stiffen it before using
    2. To smoothen it and make it shiny
    3. To make it last for a long period of time
    4. To block cracks on the wooden handle
  8. How do we call the process of shaving off the underside of leather pieces if they are thicker before punching holes for thonging?
    1. Overcast
    2. Tanning
    3. Skiving
    4. Stitching
  9. The following activities are carried out when creating montage forms. Which one is not?
    1. Cutting photographs
    2. Pasting photographs
    3. Painting images
    4. Sorting photographs
  10. Rence was asked by her teacher to give the definition of secondary colours. Choose the correct definition?
    1. Colours obtained when you mix two primary colours in equal proportions
    2. Mixture of a secondary and a primary colours in equal proportions
    3. Colours obtained by mixing two tertiary colours
    4. Colours obtained by mixing primary and tertiary colours


  1. Different songs talk about different aspects. The National anthem is a good example of which type of song?
    1. Sacred song
    2. Patriotic song
    3. Topical song
    4. Action song
  2. The East African Community Anthem is usually sung during important occasions among the East African Community countries. The
    following are occasions in which the East African Community Anthem is sung except
    1. at the East African Community meetings
    2. during East African Community regional events
    3. during funeral ceremonies
    4. during flag hoisting ceremonies
  3. Grade five learners of Vumilia school learnt about different types of instruments and their community of origin. The diagram below shows chivoti.
    What is the name of the community that uses the above instrument?
    1. Digo
    2. Agikuyu
    3. Luhya
    4. Luo
  4. What is a three part song?
    1. A song that is sung in three different languages
    2. A song that is sung by two people
    3. A song that is sung in three different voice parts
    4. A song that is sung by a group of singers
  5. Angela decorated her body to make different patterns using paints and clay. Which aspect was she displaying?
    1. Dynamics
    2. Ornamentation
    3. Costuming
    4. Body adornment
  6. The following are reasons as to why popular songs are loved by many people except one. Which one?
    1. They have great appeal to listeners
    2. Their tunes are simple and easy to sing
    3. They have interesting rhythm
    4. They address issues of environmental degradation only
  7. Where do we find these words in the East African Community Anthem?
    We should work together
    1. Verse two line three
    2. Verse one line one
    3. Verse three line two
    4. The chorus line three
  8. Grade 5 learners were asked to carry the following:
    A wooden stick with a shape of Y, a wire, bottle tops, a hammer and a nail

    Which musical instrument were they going to make?
    1. Drum
    2. Shaker
    3. Descant recorder
    4. Kayamba
  9. What is the name of the musical note drawn below
    1. Minim
    2. Crotchet
    3. Semi-breve
    4. Quaver
  10. The following are reasons why instruments are played during folk song performance. Which one is not?
    1. To support the melody of the song
    2. To make the performance boring
    3. To provide rhythmic support
    4. To help in keeping the steady beat


Study the map of Gogo area and answer questions 21-25

  1. The forest in Gogo area is found in which direction of Gogo area?
    1. North East
    2. South West
    3. North West
    4. South East
  2. The pattern of population distribution in Gogo area is
    1. clustered
    2. linear
    3. sparse
    4. scattered
  3. The main food grown in Gogo area is
    1. tea
    2. potatoes
    3. maize
    4. rice
  4. Most people in Gogo area are
    1. Christians
    2. Muslims
    3. Hindus
    4. Pagans
  5. The main means of transport in Gogo area is
    1. railway
    2. water
    3. air
    4. road
  6. Grade five learners while on an educational tour came across mountains, hills, valleys, plains and plateaus. These things were
    1. physical features
    2. drainage features
    3. manmade features
    4. built environments
  7. A drawing that represents the earth or part of it on a flat surface is called a
    1. map
    2. picture
    3. plan
    4. compass
  8. Grade five learners were given an assignment to find the total area covered by Kenya. Who gave the correct answer?
    1. Moraa - 582646km2
    2. Mueni - 850km2
    3. Kibet - 1025km2
    4. Wafula- 47km2
  9. Identify the group which contains
    Nilotes only:
    1. Abaluhya, Akamba, Aembu
    2. Samburu, Iteso, Nandi
    3. Dahalo, Sanye, Orma
    4. Sabaot, Ameru, Pokot
  10. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of subsistence farming?
    1. Crops are grown in small farms
    2. Crops are grown in plantations
    3. Family labour is used
    4. Crops are grown for home use
  11. Cattle kept for milk production are called
    1. dairy cattle
    2. beef cattle
    3. exotic cattle
    4. indigenous cattle
  12. Which mineral is mined at lake Magadi?
    1. Petroleum
    2. Diatomite
    3. Limestone
    4. Soda ash

Use the map of Kenya below to answer questions 33-34


  1. The country that neighbours Kenya marked M is
    1. Ethiopia
    2. Somalia
    3. Uganda
    4. Tanzania
  2. The river marked X drains into a swamp called
    1. Lorian swamp
    2. Yala swamp
    3. Kano swamp
    4. Lotikipi swamp
  3. Inland fishing grounds in Kenya include all the following except?
    1. oceans
    2. rivers
    3. lakes
    4. fish ponds


  1. Teacher Bruce asked his learners to do research from the Bible on why human beings are special among God's creation. They found out that they are special because they
    1. named animals
    2. were created by soil
    3. were created in the image of God
    4. ate the forbidden fruit
  2. Grade five learners at Busara primary school held a discussion on the responsibilities that God gave human beings. They found out that human beings were to take care of the environment by
    1. naming plants
    2. cultivating the land
    3. giving birth to children
    4. building houses for themselves
  3. The Bible is useful in our lives because it
    1. has many books
    2. is different from other books
    3. guides us in our daily lives
    4. was written by many authors
  4. Human beings are co-workers with God when they
    1. worship Him
    2. take care of animals
    3. pray for their friends only
    4. punish sinners
  5. Prophet Elisha was annoyed by the boys who abused him. From this incidence, children learn to
    1. obey other disobedient children
    2. respect their elders
    3. ask for forgiveness
    4. trust in God
  6. Kevin watched a video clip on the teachings about our purpose in life. He found out that
    1. our purpose in life is to serve God and others using our talents.
    2. we can only fulfill our purpose in life when we have money
    3. God loves only those who fulfill their purpose in life
    4. we have people who were not given talents by God
  7. When Christians stand firm in faith, they
    1. remain faithful to God
    2. develop fear
    3. hate those who persecute them
    4. are rewarded by church leaders
  8. "Do not come any closer. Take off sandals because you are standing on a holy ground." These words were spoken by God to
    1. Daniel
    2. Moses
    3. Samson
    4. Elijah
  9. The story of Balaam and his donkey teaches us to
    1. build churches
    2. live in strange lands
    3. obey God
    4. fast and pray
  10. Christians in Kenya can best empower the needy in the country by
    1. preaching to them
    2. starting income generating projects for them
    3. giving them food
    4. praying for them
  11. Jesus fed the four thousand men to show
    1. respect
    2. peace
    3. kindness
    4. honesty,
  12. "Whoever has two shirts must give one to the one who has none". John the Baptist said these words to the crowd to teach about
    1. honesty
    2. humility
    3. self-control
    4. sharing
  13. Jane borrowed her mother's mobile phone for use. She used it to do the assignment she was given by her teacher. This shows that she is
    1. humble
    2. patient
    3. responsible
    4. courageous
  14. While walking to school, Joel is stopped by a stranger driving a luxurious car. He offers to give him a ride to school. The appropriate action for him to take is to
    1. go back home for safety
    2. shout for help
    3. accept the offer
    4. refuse the offer and walk to school
  15. Jessica's friend tells her that she no longer attends school because she has to do some work for her parents. Jessica should
    1. talk to her friend's parents
    2. tell her friend to run away from home
    3. report the matter to the head teacher
    4. fail to go to school and assist her friend in doing the work


  1. How old was prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) when he married lady Khadijah?
    1. 40 years
    2. 50 years
    3. 63 years
    4. 25 years
  2. Abdulshakur a grade five learner preserved his Saturday and Sunday to visit and know his neighbours. How many houses did the prophet talk about when teaching on neighbours?
    1. Forty
    2. Thirty
    3. Twenty
    4. Ten
  3. Which surah of the Qu'ran is known as the mother of the Qu'ran?
    1. Al-Maun
    2. Al-Fatiha
    3. Al-Ikhlas
    4. Al-Masad
  4. While reading her notes on the episode of the elephant, Shauzil came across the name of the king who wanted to destroy the Kaabah. Who was that king?
    1. Firaun
    2. Namrud
    3. Abraha
    4. Qaarun
  5. Who is referred to as the father of flames in surah Al-Masad?
    1. Abu Sufyan
    2. Abu Talib
    3. Abu Naar
    4. Abu Lahab
  6. After being visited by his friend, Rajab a grade five learner promised to visit his friend the following day. Which phrase should he have used when promising?
    1. Inshallah
    2. Maashallah
    3. Subhanallah
    4. Bismillahi
  7. "From the evils of what he has created.'' The above quotation is from surah
    1. Maun
    2. Falaq
    3. Nac.s
    4. Fatiha
  8. How old was lady Khadija when she got married to prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)?
    1. 25 years
    2. 15years
    3. 20 years
    4. 40 years
  9. Aisha, a grade five learner is a very religious girl who always work hard to obey Allah's commands. However, she once in a while commits sins. Which phrase should she be using to ask for Allah's forgiveness?
    1. Subhanallah
    2. Jazakallah
    3. Astaghfirullah
    4. Alhamdulillah
  10. Mullah, a grade five learner is preparing to perform wudhu for prayers. How many body parts shall he wash during wudhu?
    1. Seven
    2. Three
    3. Six
    4. Four
  11. Blood, stool and pus are examples of which najasaat?
    1. Heavy
    2. Light
    3. Strong
    4. Medium
  12. Shamsa, a grade five learner listens to music and smokes bhang. These acts are classified as
    1. Makruh
    2. Haram
    3. Halal
    4. Mubah
  13. Which one of the following swalat has three rakaat?
    1. Asr
    2. Dhuhr
    3. Maghrib
    4. Isha
  14. All prophets of Allah were Maasumin. This means they were:
    1. goods
    2. sinless
    3. careless
    4. jobless
  15. Complete the following hadith; "Say the truth even though it is.....''
    1. bitter
    2. good
    3. sweet
    4. bad



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


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


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


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


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



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