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Integrated Science Questions and Answers - Grade 5 Opener Exams Term 3 2023 Set 1

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  1. James observed some characteristics of mammals in the environment. From what he observed, it is true that all mammals;
    1. reproduce by giving bath.
    2. feed on both flesh and herbs.
    3. have a constant body temperature.
    4. are cold blooded.
  2. Which of the following parts of a computer plays the function of processing data?
    1. CPU
    2. Mouse
    3. Monitor
    4. Keyboard
  3. Why are mirrors of toilets and bathrooms made of frosted glass?
    1. To minimise the amount of light getting in.
    2. So that those in the toilet or bathroom cannot see outside.
    3. So that those in the toilet or bathroom cannot be seen by those outside.
    4. To ensure that bad smell does not affect those who are outside.
  4. During cold weather, Mwangi put on a woolen jacket as shown below.
    Why do you think he did so?
    1. It keeps the body from water loss into the environment
    2. It generates heat for the body
    3. It ensures that cold does not get to the body
    4. It keeps heat generated by the body from escaping
  5. Which of the following activities shows that force can change the direction of movement?
    1. Someone bouncing the ball on a cemented floor
    2. A goalkeeper grasping a ball that has been shot towards the goal
    3. Two men pushing a car that is stuck in mud 
    4. A learner squeezing a circular clay ball into a rectangular
  6. Jamal drew the teeth below during Science and Technology lesson.
    Which of the following statements is TRUE about the teeth?
    1. They are not part of the milk teeth
    2. They are used for tearing and crushing food
    3. They are usually 4 on the upper jaw
    4. They usually grow between premolars and canines
  7. During breathing, gaseous exchange takes place in the __________________________________.
    1. bronchi
    2. air sacs
    3. windpipe
    4. diaphragm
  8. In which part of the digestive system is gastric juice produced?
    1. In the mouth
    2. In the pancrease
    3. In the ileum
    4. In the stomach
  9. When Jamila placed a metallic bottle top on water, it floated. When she crushed the bottle top, it sank in water. This shows that;
    1. size affects floating and sinking. 
    2. material affects floating and sinking. 
    3. shape affects floating and sinking.
    4. weight affects floating and sinking.
  10. Which pair of levers has the positioning of Effort, Load and Fulcrum at the same position?
    1. nut cracker and scissors
    2. jembe and wheelbarrow
    3. spade and fishing rod
    4. wheelbarrow and a seesaw
  11. The nose has hairs and mucus lining which is used for:
    1. trapping dust.
    2. making the air cold
    3. making air dusty
    4. transferring air
  12. Teacher Bidii discussed with her learners the difference between signs and symptoms. Basing on the discussion, which of the following would be classified as the odd one out?
    1. feeling dizzy
    2. tiredness
    3. ringing in the ears
    4. sweating
  13. Which of the following solids undergoes sublimation?
    1. lodine
    2. Ice
    3. Wax
    4. Cooking fat
  14. Mama Afya advised her children not to swim or bathe in stagnant water. Which disease would the children contact if they disobey their mother?
    1. Dysentery
    2. Cholera
    3. Bilharzia
    4. Typhoid
  15. After typing some information, Natalie wanted to highlight the whole document. Which shortcut would you advise her to use?
    1. Ctrl + V
    2. Ctrl + B
    3. Ctrl + A
    4. Ctrl + C


  1. One of the following equipment and tools can be maintained by oiling and greasing. Which one is it?
  2. Compost materials should not be rained on. This is because it;
    1. slows down the rate of decomposition.
    2. causes the loss of nutrients.
    3. reduces aeration in the materials.
    4. reduces the amount of manure.
  3. The following are materials that can be used for mulching except;
    1. dry grass
    2. dry leaves
    3. maize stalks
    4. nylon papers
  4. Soil erosion reduces soil;
    1. moisture.
    2. decomposition
    3. fertility.
    4. particles.
  5. Learners from Kifaru Academy constructed an organic waste pit. Which of the following statements is true about the organic waste pit?
    1. Manure can be collected from the waste pit and taken to the farm
    2. We can add ferteliser to it to increase the rate of decomposition
    3. Crops can be planted on it to observe soil improvement
    4. It can be used to prevent soil erosion
  6. It is true that the soil with the smallest particles;
    1. retains little amount of water.
    2. is best for growing sugarcane.
    3. becomes muddy easily.
    4. retains medium amount of water.
  7. Irrigation of crops should be done in the;
    1. morning.
    2. evening.
    3. night
    4. mid-morning.
  8. Which of the following crops can be used to conserve water on the farm?
    1. Pumpkin plants
    2. Millet plants
    3. Maize plants
    4. Sorghum plants
  9. Which of the following is not the best. method of controlling small wild animals on the farm?
    1. Scaring them by use of dogs
    2. Trapping them
    3. Using a scarecrow
    4. Poisoning them
  10. The following are ways of conserving water on the farm. Which of the ways can help in increasing soil fertility after some time?
    1. Applying shade
    2. Applying mulches
    3. Planting cover crops
    4. Irrigating the crops
  11. Grade 5 learners from Makueni Preparatory School discussed suitable planting materials for establishing climbing fruit plants. Which of the climbing fruits listed below is grown from vine cuttings?
    1. Passion fruits
    2. Kiwi fruits
    3. Grapes
    4. Raspberries
  12. Which of the following is not carried out in container gardening?
    1. Uprooting the crops
    2. Uprooting excess crops
    3. Uprooting unwanted plants
    4. Sprinkling water on the crops
  13. _________________________ allows carrot seedlings to be about 4cm apart from each other.
    1. Thinning
    2. Shading
    3. Mulching
    4. Pruning
  14. Which of the following is not, legume?
    1. rice
    2. beans
    3. groundnuts
    4. peas
  15. ____________________________ is an adult female goat.
    1. buck
    2. billy
    3. nanny
    4. ewe


  1. The use of substance or technique to illegally improve athletic performance is known as
    1. Doping
    2. Stereotype
    3. Drug abuse
    4. Criminology
  2. Identify the skill shown in the diagram below.
    1. Chest pass 
    2. Underarm pass 
    3. Overhead pass
    4. Bounce pass
  3. Prince improvised a relay baton. Which of the following will help in ensuring that the baton is visible?
    1. Making it hollow inside
    2. Painting it bright colours
    3. Allowing it to dry
    4. Making it short
  4. When receiving a relay baton, the hand should be;
    1. stretched out and in front, open and facing up
    2. stretched out and behind, open and facing down
    3. stretched out and behind, open and facing up
    4. stretched out and in front, open and facing down
  5. In long jump, the sprinting or approach area is known as
    1. take-off board
    2. runway
    3. landing pit
    4. clearance zone
  6. Jesse practiced the following during a certain phase of the discus throw.
    1. The discus sits flat against the palm of the throwing hand.
    2. The fingers hold the edge of the discus.
    3. The thumb rests on the back of the discus. i
    4. The discus is held in loose grip.
      The phase described is likely to be;
      1. swing
      2. release and recovery
      3. stance
      4. grip
  7. ________________________is a technique used in performing rope skipping where the balls of the feet are used to perform the skill.
    1. Skier
    2. Wounded duck
    3. Straddle
    4. Straddle cross
  8. In Rounders, ______________________________ is touching the running batter using the hand holding the ball.
    1. stamping
    2. resisting
    3. tagging
    4. intercepting
  9. Which one of the following diagrams shows handstand?
  10. _______________________________refers to fair competition, equality, respect for rules and players.
    1. Team work
    2. Cooperation
    3. Improvisation
    4. Fair play


  1. The following are examples of cutlery. Which one is not?
    1. Knives
    2. Cups
    3. Forks
    4. Spoons
  2. Lyn wanted to purchase some items from a shop. Which of the following should she consider first?
    1. The type of material the packaging is made of
    2. The weight of the item that has been packaged
    3. The price of the item that has been packaged
    4. The date of expiry written on the package
  3. Which of the following fuels is very unreliable?
    1. Charcoal
    2. Kerosene
    3. Firewood
    4. Electricity
  4. A shopping list helps a person to buy only the things they need. This shows that;
    1. it helps in saving property.
    2. it saves time.
    3. it saves money.
    4. it helps in knowing the amount that one has.
  5. When improvising kitchen equipment, a hard stone can be used as;
    1. graters
    2. rolling pin
    3. knife sharpener
    4. knife
  6. The following are the steps that Awino followed when making a shopping list. Which of the steps is the last one?
    1. Write your list, starting with the most important items
    2. Consider the money you have
    3. Write on the list how much each item costs
    4. Think about important items and the less important items
  7. Njeri ate the following meal at lunch time: rice, boiled bananas, bean stew and two pieces of meat. What should she add to make it a balanced diet?
    1. Oranges
    2. Fried potatoes
    3. Chapatti
    4. Ugali
  8. The main reason as to why we should preserve milk is;
    1. to increase the quantity.
    2. to avoid waste.
    3. to make it tasty.
    4. to use it later.
  9. We should not buy plastics that;
    1. are durable
    2. can withstand heat
    3. are odourless
    4. peels and becomes discoloured
  10. Which of the following cooking facilities can be used to prepare several types of food at the same time?
    1. Traditional three stones
    2. Gas cookers
    3. Charcoal jikos
    4. Paraffin stove


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