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Creative Arts & Social Studies Questions - Grade 5 Opener Exams Term 2 2023 Set 2

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  1. What are primary colours? They are
    1. colours obtained from nature.
    2. colours obtained from mixing secondary colours.
    3. colours found in natural state that not two colours can be added to obtain them.
    4. mixed secondary and tertiary colours.
  2. Which of the following is not a secondary colour?
    1. Red
    2. Blue
    3. Yellow
    4. Orange
  3. The main reason why we apply colour to a painting is to 
    1. add value
    2. add tone
    3. add shape
    4. add light 
  4. The main reason why we include wefts in basketry is to
    1. provide a framework for the basketry
    2. create beauty.
    3. create shape.
    4. make the basket weak and flexible.
  5. Strips of leather that can be used to join two or more pieces of leather are known as
    1. thongs
    2. hides
    3. mallets
    4. rafts
  6. The item below was modelled using clay. The technique used to make the item below is called
    1. pinch technique.
    2. slab technique.
    3. coil technique.
    4. thumb technique.
  7. The techniques used to finish the edges of a mat neatly after weaving is
    1. stitching and binding.
    2. plaiting and twining.
    3. binding and weaving.
    4. weaving and plaiting.
  8. The element that emphasizes on repetition is
    1. rhythm and movement
    2. balance
    3. proportion
    4. space
  9. Alice is mixing clay thoroughly by pressing it over and over again until moisture is evenly distributed. What she is doing is known as
    1. stamping
    2. incising
    3. embossing
    4. kneading
  10. What element shows smoothness and roughness of a surface?
    1. Texture
    2. Value
    3. Tone
    4. Colour


  1. The following are aspects of a folk song except
    1. message
    2. occasion
    3. instrumentation
    4. age
  2. The East African Community Anthem is sung during the following occasions except one. Which one is it?
    1. At the East African Community Meetings.
    2. During flag hoisting ceremonies.
    3. During birthday parties. 
    4. During East African Community regional events. 
  3. The following are parts of the body that we can easily use to create rhythm while singing. Which one is not?
    1. Mouth
    2. Hands
    3. Legs
    4. Ears
  4. How do we tune a drum?
    1. By hitting the drum.
    2. By plucking the leather strips.
    3. By sundrying the membrane.
    4. By tanning the laces.
  5. What do we call songs sung in praise of a country or leaders?
    1. Religious songs.
    2. Topical songs.
    3. Patriotic songs.
    4. Action songs.
  6. The following is a musical wind instrument.
    It is played by
    1. bowing
    2. plucking
    3. blowing
    4. rubbing
  7. Which of these combinations shows solfa notes in ascending order?
    1. doh, mi, reh
    2. doh, reh, mih
    3. mih, re, doh
    4. reh, doh, mih
  8. The following are values we learn from singing. Which one is not?
    1. Kindness
    2. Unity
    3. Greed
    4. Honesty
  9. The following are ways of handling descant recorder. Which one is not?
    1. Keep it where there is enough sunshine.
    2. Clean it before use.
    3. Do not drop it down to avoid breakage.
    4. Keep it in a dry place.
  10. Which of the following is a safety measure that should be observed when dancing?
    1. Use sharp props.
    2. Dance when you are very close to each other.
    3. Dance when wearing heavy metallic ornaments.
    4. Avoid hitting each other while dancing



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

  1. What is the title of the area represented in the map?
    1. Kaka area
    2. Pata area
    3. Koko area
    4. Kiboko area
  2. The main cash crop grown in the area is
    1. maize
    2. tea
    3. coffee
    4. rice
  3. Many people in the area are
    1. Christians
    2. Muslims
    3. Hindus
    4. Pagans
  4. The population distribution pattern in the area is
    1. clustered
    2. sparse
    3. linear
    4. dense 
  5. The forest in the area is found in which direction of the map?
    1. South
    2. North
    3. East
    4. South
  6. Which country boarders Kenya'to the East?
    1. Somalia
    2. Uganda
    3. Tanzania
    4. Ethiopia 
  7. Grade 5 learners were asked by their teacher to name the elements of a map. Who gave a wrong response?
    1. Mweru - frame
    2. Mwai - scale
    3. Onyango - key
    4. Kiprono - colour
  8. Which of the following is a cardinal point of a compass?
    1. North West
    2. North East
    3. South West
    4. East
  9. Grade 5 learners went for an educational trip to Mombasa. They saw one of the historical built environments. This historical built environment was
    1. Indian Ocean
    2. the Coastal beaches
    3. Fort Jesus
    4. Dedan Kimathi statue
  10. Which one of the following is not a drainage feature?
    1. River
    2. Lake
    3. Ocean
    4. Plateau
  11. Which among the following is not a Bantu speaking community?
    1. Maasai
    2. Agikuyu
    3. Akamba
    4. Abaluhya
  12. Traditional methods of instruction in traditional education include all the following except
    1. use of riddles
    2. use of proverbs
    3. use of stones
    4. use of books
  13. Which one of the following is not a function of the head teacher in a school?
    1. Keeps school records.
    2. Keeps record of money.
    3. Admits new pupils.
    4. Prepares the school timetable.

Use the map below to answer questions 34 and 35.


  1. The lake marked K is known as
    1. Lake Victoria
    2. Lake Turkana
    3. Lake Nakuru
    4. Lake Magadi
  2. The main language group that is found in the region marked xxx is
    1. Bantus
    2. Nilotes
    3. Cushites
    4. Europeans


  1. According to Genesis 3:1-13, Adam and Eve sinned against God when they
    1. hid themselves from God
    2. ate the forbidden fruit
    3. spoke to the serpent
    4. separated from each other
  2. Human beings are special in God's creation because
    1. they were last to be created.
    2. they look like God.
    3. they can speak.
    4. they were created in the image and likeness of God.
  3. Which one of the following is not a gift of the Holy spirit?
    1. Healing
    2. Wisdom
    3. Peace
    4. Working miracles
  4. The early believers did the following except
    1. shared meals together
    2. shared their belongings with each other
    3. fellowshipped together
    4. persecuted others together
  5. The lesson Christians learn from the parable of the three servants is that 
    1. we should use our God given abilities wisely
    2. we should use our abilities for our own use
    3. we should not help those who are not our friends
    4. we should use our abilities to serve family members only
  6. The Bible was written by
    1. God Himself
    2. the Holy spirit
    3. people inspired by the Holy spirit
    4. different people from different parts of the world.
  7. When Moses was called by God he was living in the land of
    1. Midian
    2. Egypt
    3. Canaan
    4. Judea
  8. .......Your sins are forgiven. "Get up and walk."
    During which miracle did Jesus say these words?
    1. Healing of the blind man.
    2. Changing water into wine.
    3. Raising of Lazarus.
    4. Healing of the paralysed man.
  9. Complete the beatitude below.
    ..."Happy are the merciful for God will...
    1. be merciful to them
    2. comfort them
    3. forgive them
    4. bless them
  10. Three of the following are rites of passage in Traditional African Societies. Which one is not?
    1. Birth
    2. Baptism
    3. Marriage
    4. Death
  11. Which one of the following parables of Jesus teaches Christians that they should be persistent in prayer?
    1. Friend at midnight
    2. The pharisee and the tax collector
    3. The lost coin
    4. The mustard seed
  12. Who among the following healed the mother-in-law of Simon Peter?
    1. Peter
    2. Paul
    3. Jesus
    4. James
  13. When king Solomon wanted to rule the Israelites well, he asked God for
    1. wisdom
    2. wealth.
    3. good health
    4. knowledge
  14. In which town did Jesus meet Zaccheaus?
    1. Cana
    2. Jericho
    3. Jerusalem
    4. Bethany
  15. While playing in the field, you find a one hundred shillings note. As a Christian, what action will you take?
    1. Leave it there for the owner to find it 
    2. Take it there for your own use
    3. give it to the head teacher to find the owner.


  1. Salim a grade six learner is planning to perform Swalatul Isha. Which of the following will be the first thing for him to do?
    1. Perform wudhu
    2. Face Qiblah
    3. Say the Shahada
    4. Put on a clean clothe
  2. Which surah of the Quran helps a Muslim to understand the oneness of Allah (S.W.T)?
    1. Al-Falaq
    2. An Naas
    3. Al-Ikhlas
    4. Al- Maun
  3. How many verses are there in surah Al-Fatiha?
    1. Six
    2. Seven
    3. Eight
    4. Ten
  4. Abdul Jabal was discussing with his friends about the revealed scriptures. Which of these scriptures was revealed to prophet Daud (A.S)?
    1. Taurat
    2. Suhuf
    3. Qur'an
    4. Zabur
  5. "Pray and sacrifice to your Lord. "This quotation is a verse from surah
    1. Maun
    2. Ikhlas
    3. Falaq
    4. Kauthar
  6. You have a friend who does not wear clothes that cover her nakedness. Which of the following will not be a good advice for you to give her?
    1. Respect yourself
    2. Be a role model
    3. You look nice
    4. Follow the Quran's hadith
  7. What should a Muslim say after eating?
    1. Maashallah
    2. Alhamdulillahi
    3. Bismillahi
    4. Subhanallah
  8. Salma a grade five learner likes being clean and brushes her teeth oftenly. Which one of the following times is Salma not required to brush her teeth?
    1. In the morning
    2. Before laughing
    3. Before sleeping
    4. After eating
  9. Allah (S.W.T) is known as the king of kings. This is the same as
    1. Al-Malik
    2. Al-Razzak
    3. Al-Khaaliq
    4. Al-Wadud
  10. While researching using a digital device on the prophets, Kheri came across prophets who are known as Ulul Azmi. Who among the following is not one of Ulul Azmi prophets?
    1. Musa
    2. Ibrahim
    3. Issa
    4. Adam
  11. What is the meaning of the term twahara?
    1. Wudhu
    2. Istinjai
    3. Cleanliness
    4. Uncleanliness
  12. While playing in the school playground, Ismail a grade five learner was licked by a dog. Which type of najasaat did he find himself in?
    1. Mutawasita
    2. Mughalladha
    3. Mukhafafa
    4. Hadath Akbar
  13. The nakedness of a Muslim man is between the knees and the
    1. navel
    2. head
    3. stomach
    4. feet
  14. Three of the following are duties of a child to his parents. Which of them is not?
    1. Caring for them
    2. Praying for them
    3. Helping them with work
    4. Quarelling them
  15. Who was the foster mother of prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)?
    1. Halima
    2. Amina
    3. Hawa
    4. Maryam
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