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Integrated Science Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End Term 1 Exams 2023 Set 4

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  1. During a science discussion, grade 5 learners were asked to give the functions of the nose in the breathing system. They gave the following.Which one is not correct?
    1. Warms the air entering the breathing system
    2. Moistens the air entering the breathing system
    3. Where the exchange of gases takes place
    4. Cleans air entering the breathing system
  2. Nyakundi works in a quarry. Everytime he sees dust particles and smoke emmited from the machines in the quarry. People living near the area are most likely to experience the following effects except
    1. breathing problems
    2. irritation of the
    3. poor visibility eyes
    4. death of plants and animals in water sources nearby
  3. Grade five learners were provided with a list with different names of vertebrates and were asked to group the animals into their respective groups. Which among the following was wrongly grouped?
    1. Trout, Whale, Shark
    2. Newt, Toad, Salamander
    3. Lizard, Snake, Crocodile 
    4. Kite, Dove, Duck
  4. The following are different fungi found within our localities. Which among them can be consumed by human beings without causing harm to them?
    1. Moulds
    2. Toadstool
    3. Yeast
    4. Puffballs
  5. In the human skeleton, which one of the following is a function of the ribcage?
    1. Protects the heart and lungs
    2. Holds and supports the head
    3. Helps us stand upright
    4. Supports the upper part of the body
  6. Some materials do sink in water while others float on water. The following factors do not affect the sinking and floating of objects in water except
    1. size
    2. weight
    3. material
    4. amount of water
  7. Human body consists of different types of skeletal muscles. Which one among the following is not a function of skeletal muscles?
    1. Make our body weak
    2. Enable movement of body parts
    3. Help us stand upright
    4. Support other body parts
  8. During a group discussion, Grade 5 pupils were discussing about the transmission of light through different materials. Who among the following gave the correct response?
    1. James - Opaque materials allow light to pass through
    2. Brian - Transparent materials allow little light to pass through
    3. Pendo - Translucent materials allow most of light to pass through
    4. Jemimah- A block of wood is an opaque material

Use the diagram below to answer questions 9 and 10


  1. The part labelled iv in the diagram above is
    1. Stomach
    2. Large intestine
    3. Small intestine
    4. Pancreas
  2. In which part of the digestive system above is undigested food materials stored temporarily before they are removed from the body?
    1. ii
    2. I
    3. iii
    4. v
  3. Fiona works in Mwea irrigation scheme where she is exposed to some diseases. Which one among the following diseases is she most likely to be infected with?
    1. Bilharzia
    2. Cholera
    3. Typhoid
    4. Marasmus
  4. The following are characteristics of vertebrates.
    1. Some part of the body covered with scales
    2. Are cold blooded
    3. Lay eggs
    4. Breathe through the gills
      Which pair shows the characteristics of birds?
      1. i, iv
      2. ii, iii
      3. i, iii
      4. iii, iv
  5. During a science lesson, learners were asked to discuss about some illnesses that affect the breathing system. Three of the following are some of the illnesses except
    1. Asthma
    2. Colds
    3. Influenza
    4. Typhoid 
  6. The following are characteristics of a certain type of teeth.
    1. Found at the front part of the mouth
    2. Are four on lower jaw
    3. Have one root
      The type of teeth described above is
      1. Incisor
      2. Premolar
      3. Canine
      4. Molars
  7. During the day to day activities, some human activities pollute water. Three of the following activities will pollute water except
    1. burning plastics
    2. disposing human waste in the river
    3. bathing in the river
    4. washing clothes at the river

AGRICULTURE   (10 marks)

  1. Grade four learners were asked to list characteristics of clay soil. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of clay soil?
    1. Small particles
    2. Sticky when wet
    3. Holds little water
    4. Makes long ribbons
  2. When selecting a suitable place to construct a fish pond, which of the following types of soil is the best for the fish pond?
    1. Clay soil
    2. Sandy soil
    3. Loam soil
    4. Silt soil
  3. Grade 5 learners discovered that seedlings in their tree nursery bed were overcrowded. Which care activity did they perform to avoid the over crowding?
    1. Weeding
    2. Watering
    3. Mulching
    4. Thinning
  4. Grade 5 agriculture teacher asked Wash learners to state ways of caring for young climbing fruit plants. Who among the following leamers was incorrect?
    1. Fred - Thinning
    2. Everlyn - Shading
    3. Rose - Fencing
    4. Dan - Irrigation
  5. Just like domestic animals, wild animals have different importance to our communities as well. Which among the following is not an importance of wild animals to our country?
    1. Source of income
    2. Source of employment
    3. Attract tourists
    4. Destruction of properties
  6. Eroded soil can be collected from different areas after soil erosion taking place. We can collect the eroded soil from three of the following areas except
    1. Road side
    2. Fence lines
    3. Trenches
    4. In the river
  7. During an agriculture lesson, grade 5 learners were discussing about practices that conserve water in the farm with their teacher. Which among the following is not a correct practice?
    1. Mulching
    2. Weeding
    3. Shading
    4. Growing cover crops
  8. Grade 5 learners were asked to collect materials that can be used in making a compost manure. Among the following materials that were brought by the learners, which one was not needed in making the compost manure?
    1. Wood ash
    2. Kitchen waste
    3. Broken glasses
    4. Animal dropping
  9. Grade 5 learners visited Mr. Omwenga's farm to discuss about climbing fruits. He asked the learners to mention different examples of climbing fruits. Who among them gave the correct answer?
    1. Alice - Carrots
    2. Asha - Tomatoes
    3. Ali - Kiwi
    4. Sayd - Pawpaw
  10. Three of the following are ways of controlling wild animals. Which one is not?
    1. Scaring them
    2. Trapping them
    3. Planting repellant plants
    4. Mulching

HOMESCIENCE   (10 marks)

  1. Drying is a method used to preserve vegetables. What does the word blanching mean as it is a process used when using the method?
    1. Spreading vegetable on a rack
    2. Draining the vegetables
    3. Dipping vegetables in boiling water
    4. Placing vegetables in direct sunlight
  2. The following are advantages of storing and preserving vegetables except
    1. they lose some nutrients
    2. to avoid food wastage
    3. making them available when needed
    4. keeping them for future use
  3. A sleeve board is used to iron. Which statement is incorrect about its storage and care?
    1. Use a loose cover
    2. Do not wash the cover regularly
    3. Only use it for ironing small area e.g sleeves
    4. Store it in a cool dry area
  4. Below are cooking equipment. Which one is the best to use when roasting food?
    1. Stove
    2. Gas cooker
    3. Charcoal jiko
    4. Open fire place
  5. The methods below are used to preserve meat. Which method is cheaper and easier to use?
    1. Canning
    2. Smoking
    3. Refrigeration
    4. Drying
  6. Which of the following is a disadvantage of refrigeration as a method of preserving food?
    1. It is cheap Haze
    2. Preserves food for a long time
    3. It is expensive
    4. Consumes a lot of electric power
  7. The physical changes below occur in girls during adolescent stage except
    1. hair grows in private parts
    2. hips broaden
    3. shoulders broaden
    4. onset of menstruation
  8. __________________________ helps us to use our money wisely?
    1. Receipt
    2. Budget
    3. Journal
    4. Menu
  9. Which equipment can be used to store fruits and vegetables in a home that has no electricity?
    1. Refrigerator
    2. Bucket
    3. Cooler box
    4. Rack
  10. Which one is not a factor to consider when choosing food from a general grocery?
    1. Cost
    2. Expiry date
    3. Manufacturing date
    4. Freshness 


  1. Below are benefits of participating in running activities. Which one is wrong?
    1. Improves mental health
    2. Relieves stress
    3. Increases body weight
    4. Relaxes the body
  2. What should a runner do during set command in an elongated start?
    1. Place hands on the ground
    2. Lift the knee of the back leg off the ground
    3. Place one foot behind the starting line
    4. Spread out the feet
  3. The equipment below is used when preparing the long jump field. What is its name?
    1. Rake
    2. Fork jembe
    3. Broom
    4. Brush
  4. Catchers mitt is a softball equipment. 3Which part of the body is it worn?
    1. Head
    2. Knees
    3. Hands
    4. Chest
  5. Below are players matched to their positions at the start of the game of softball. Which player is wrongly matched to the position?
    1. Left fielder - position 7
    2. Shortstop - Position 6
    3. Catcher - Position 2
    4. Pitcher - position 9
  6. What is the function of marking flag in discus? To
    1. mark a throw
    2. measure a length
    3. record scores
    4. represent the nation
  7. What happens during the flight stage in long jump?
    1. Athlete runs along the runway
    2. Athlete lifts the body off the ground 
    3. Cycling action of the legs occurs
    4. The athlete contacts the landing pit with both feet
  8. The second phase of performing standing discus technique is
    1. Release
    2. Stance
    3. Swing
    4. Grip
  9. While participating in racing games, one should observe the following safety measures except
    1. avoid slippery ground
    2. cross in front of each other
    3. wear sports attire
    4. remove objects from the running ground 
  10. Crossbars are painted with two different colours in hurdles. What is the reason for this?
    1. For visibility
    2. For decoration
    3. To attract viewers
    4. None of the above
  11. The following are equipments used in frisbee game except one. Which one?
    1. Discs
    2. Shoes
    3. Ball
    4. Cones
  12. Which of the following is a passive leisure?
    1. Dancing
    2. Watching TV
    3. Playing football
    4. Skating
  13. Athletes are advised to do the following to maintain their health except
    1. eat a balanced diet
    2. drink plenty of water
    3. exercise regularly
    4. use alcohol
  14. The equipment below is used in a field event. Which one?
    1. Discus
    2. Hurdles
    3. Javelin
    4. Long jump
  15. How many players make a team in handball?
    1. 14
    2. 7
    3. 14
    4. 21



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


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


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


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