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Social Studies/RE Questions and Answers - Class 8 Opener Exams Term 1 2023 Set 6

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Baro Area

baro area

Study the map of Baro area and answer questions 1 to 7.

  1. The highest place in Baro area is in the
    1. north east.
    2. south west
    3. north west.
    4. south east.
  2. The type of soil in the south eastern part of Baro area is
    1. volcanic soil.
    2. loam soil.
    3. sandy soil.
    4. clay soil.
  3. A forest was established in the south eastern part of Baro area mainly to
    1. conserve sources of rivers.
    2. provide a source of timber.
    3. attract rainfall in the area.
    4. provide habitat for wild animals.
  4. The area covered by the map is likely to be a
    1. county.
    2. sub county.
    3. location.
    4. ward.
  5. Which one of the following commodities is transported along the murram road to Sade town?
    1. Timber.
    2. Meat.
    3. Minerals.
    4. Maize.
  6. Which one of the following economic activities is carried out in the north western pert of Baro area?
    1. Mining.
    2. Lumbering.
    3. Tea growing.
    4. Livestock keeping.
  7. The general direction of the quarry from Gaso market is
    1. south east.
    2. north.
    3. south.
    4. south west.
  8. The San people did not develop strong centralized system of power because they
    1. lived a nomadic life.
    2. lived in a dry area.
    3. were few in numbers.
    4. had hostile neighbours.
  9. Below are statements about a system of marriage:
    1. It is conducted by a religious leader. 
    2. A man can marry only one wife. 
    3. A marriage certificate is issued.
      The system of marriage described above is
      1. Islamic marriage.
      2. customary marriage.
      3. civil marriage.
      4. Christian marriage.
  10. Most mountains in the floor of the Rift Valley were formed through
    1. volcanicity.
    2. faulting.
    3. folding.
    4. erosion.
  11. Which one of the following groups is made up of communities that came to Eastern Africa in search of pasture?
    1. Baganda, Abagusii, Taita.
    2. Samburu, Maasai, Somali.
    3. Chagga, Agikuyu, Mijikenda.
    4. Abaluhyia, Banyoro, Sukuma.
  12. South Africa is able to produce a variety of manufactured goods mainly because
    1. there is large market for manufactured goods.
    2. there is availability of cheap electricity.
    3. the country has many mineral resources.
    4. there is good transport network.
  13. The main reason for the settlement of the Portuguese along the east coast of Africa was to
    1. find a sea route to India.
    2. stop slave trade in the area.
    3. introduce Christianity.
    4. engage in trading activities in the region.
  14. The following are statements about a farming method:
    1. Land is intensively cultivated. A few animals are kept.
    2. Different crops are grown.
    3. Crops are grown mainly for home consumption.
      The type of farming described above is 
      1. plantation farming. 
      2. mixed farming.
      3. ranching.
      4. zero grazing
  15. Three of the following were effects of interaction among communities in the past. Which one was not?
    1. Growth of towns in the interior.
    2. Exchange of cultural practices. 
    3. Increase in trading activities.
    4. Growth of new languages.
  16. Nabongo Mumia and Waiyaki wa Hinga had ohe factor in common. It is that they
    1. allowed Europeans to settle in their areas.
    2. resisted European colonial rule.
    3. supported the construction of the railway line.
    4. signed peace treaties with the British.
  17. Three of the following are ways of preventing road accidents. Which one is least effective?
    1. Regular servicing of vehicles.
    2. Fixing speed governors on vehicles.
    3. Increasing the cost of fuel.
    4. Educating road users on road safety.

The diagram below shows the formation of a lake.

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  1. Which one of the following lakes in Eastern Africa was not formed through the process shown above? Lake
    1. Gambi.
    2. Jipe.
    3. Kanyaboli.
    4. Utange.
  2. Which one of the following groups is made up of people who belong to the same clan in traditional African communities? Konde,
    1. his mother, his father.
    2. his brother, his mother.
    3. his mother, his niece.
    4. his sister, his mother.
  3. Below are statements about an early visitor to Eastern Africa before the 19 century:
    1. He came looking for new trade routes.
    2. He was welcomed by the Sultan of Malindi.
    3. His discovery brought Europeans to Eastern Africa.
      The person described above is
      1. Ludwig Krapf.
      2. Seyyid Said.
      3. Henry Morton Stanley.
      4. Vasco da Garia.
  4. Three of the following actions by people enable them to live in harmony. Which one does not?
    1. Accepting election results.
    2. Respecting other people's opinions.
    3. Practising polygamy.
    4. Sharing natural resources.
  5. Conservation of forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is mainly faced by the problem of
    1. overexploitation of forest resources.
    2. lack of forest rangers.
    3. frequent outbreak of fires.
    4. drought in areas under forests.
  6. Which one of the following is not a voltaic speaking community in West Africa?
    1. Mossi.
    2. Andarawa.
    3. Dagoba.
    4. Bergu.
  7. Below are statements about a prominent leader in Africa:
    1. He was a founder member of the Organization of African Unity (OAU).
    2. He ruled a French-speaking country.
    3. He retired in 1980.
      The person described above is
      1. Leopold Sedar Senghor
      2. Gamal Abdel Nasser.
      3. Julius Nyerere.
      4. Haile Selassie.
  8. Which one of the following statements about lake Victoria is false? It
    1. is a downwarped lake.
    2. is a freshwater lake.
    3. is a source of a river
    4. was formed through faulting.
  9. Democratic elections in Kenya are held mainly to
    1. enable citizens interact with their leaders.
    2. promote patriotism in the country..
    3. enable citizens participate in decision- making.
    4. make the country develop.
  10. The main problem facing fishing in lake Victoria is
    1. overfishing.
    2. low levels of water.
    3. lack of adequate fishing skills.
    4. poor roads in fishing areas.
  11. Which one of the following statements about the traditional form of government among the Nyamwezi people is true?
    1. A chief came from the most senior clan.
    2. people took part in appointing a chief.
    3. A chief controlled trade with other communities.
    4. The community was ruled by a king.

Use the map of Eastern Africa below to answer questions 29 to 32.

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  1. Three of the following statements about the town marked T are true. Which one is not? It
    1. lies along the Great North Road.
    2. is the administrative capital city.
    3. is a major mining town.
    4. is served by a railway line.
  2.  The shaded area marked Z has a high population mainly due to
    1. high rainfall experienced in the area.
    2. presence of large towns.
    3. Hat relief of the land.
    4. presence of mineral resources.
  3. The main export crop of the country marked Wis
    1. sisal.
    2. cotton.
    3. cloves.
    4. coffee.
  4. Before the coming of the Europeans, the community that lived in the shaded area marked Y was ruled by
    1. chiefs.
    2. kings.
    3. emperors.
    4. council of elders.
  5. Which one of the following statements correctly describes lines of latitudes? They
    1. influence time on earth.
    2. run from north to south.
    3. affect climate.
    4. are curved.
  6. Which one of the following was not a form of interaction among children in traditional African communities?
    1. Marriage.
    2. Games.
    3. Ceremonies.
    4. Initiation.
  7. Europeans in Belgian Congo provided little education to Africans because
    1. Africans resisted colonial rule.
    2. Europeans feared competition.
    3. there were few colonial administrators.
    4. Africans did not want to stop their customs.
  8. Pastoral farming among the Tswana people of Botswana is favoured by the
    1. absence of tsetse flies in grazing areas.
    2. availability of meat processing industries.
    3. large tracts of uninhabited land.
    4. high rainfall in pastoral farming areas. 
  9. Which one of the following groups is made up of countries that experience desert conditions?
    1. Niger, Sudan, Libya.
    2. Gabon, Cameroon, Congo.
    3. Angola, Zimbabwe, Senegal.
    4. Mozambique, Uganda, Nigerin.
  10. Persons with special needs exercise the following rights except right to
    1. vote.
    2. marry.
    3. form their own political party.
    4. cam a living.
  11. Three of the following are problems facing regional trade in Eastern Africa. Which one is not?
    1. Use of different currencies.
    2. Political instability in some countries.
    3. Poor roads connecting countries.
    4. Production of different goods. 
  12. Copper in Zambia is mined using
    1. drilling method.
    2. opencast method.
    3. dredging method.
    4. panning method.
  13. The diagram below represents the formation of relief rainfall.
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    The type of rainfall illustrated in the diagram shown above is experienced in the following areas except
    1. southern Tanzania.
    2. southern Uganda.
    3. central Kenya.
    4. Ethiopian highlands. 
  14. The Hehe people were defeated by the Germans in Tanganyika during the colonial period because
    1. Germany had a large army.
    2. the Hehe were affected by famine.
    3. the Hehe had weak leaders.
    4. Germans had superior weapons..
  15. Commercial poultry farming is carried out near large urban centres due to
    1. the availability of electricity.
    2. the availability of good roads.
    3. nearness to market for poultry products.
    4. nearness to cheap labour.
  16. The Agikuyu and Chagga people settled in highland regions during the migration period because the areas
    1. were suitable for crop farming.
    2. had iron for tool making.
    3. were tsetse fly free.
    4. had good defensive sites.
  17. Attainment of independence in Ghana was through peaceful means because
    1. Africans had formed political parties.
    2. Africans had educated leaders.
    3. the colony had few colonial officers.
    4. Europeans were ready to negotiate.
  18. Two neighbours have a boundary dispute in a rural village. The best method of solving the conflict is by
    1. involving village elders.
    2. reporting the matter to a chief.
    3. taking the matter to a court of law.
    4. selling the piece of land under dispute.
  19. The title of clan heads in the traditional Buganda government was
    1. Muyasi.
    2. Gabunga.
    3. Bataka.
    4. Seaza.
  20. Which one of the following products is correctly matched with the type of industry where it is produced?
    1. Bread - assembling
    2. Steel - manufacturing
    3. Paper - service
    4. Car -  processing
  21. Which one of the following statements about clan elders in traditional African communities is true? They
    1. lead people to war.
    2. predict future events.
    3. solve disputes.
    4. treat diseases. 
  22. Which one of the following forms of modern communication consists of electronics media?
    1. Radio, telephone, television.
    2. Newspapers, magazines, journals.
    3. Letters, parcels, internet.
    4. Email, courier, fliers.
  23. A similarity in the systems of government in both Kenya and Swaziland is that
    1. the head of state is elected.
    2. there is a prime minister.
    3. there is a presidential term limit.
    4. there are two houses.
  24. Which one of the following statements about equatorial climate is not true?
    1. There is no distinct dry season.
    2. There is high humidity.
    3. Much of the rainfall is experienced in winter.
    4. Annual rainfall is over 1 500mm.
  25. Excessive consumption of alcohol is discouraged in Kenya mainly because it
    1. affects the health of the user.
    2. leads to excess use of family resources.
    3. causes disagreements in families.
    4. is the main cause of road accidents.
  26. Which one of the following rivers in Africa is correctly matched with the water body where it ends?
    1. Congo - Indian ocean 
    2. Omo - lake Turkana
    3. Nile - Atlantic ocean
    4. Ruvuma - Mediterranean sea
  27. Which one of the following is not a function of the African Union (AU)?
    1. Sending peace keepers to countries in conflict
    2. Promoting sports.
    3. Establishing a common trading currency.
    4. Promoting good governance in member countries.
  28. In traditional African communities, people who are initiated are und the same time form
    1. a clan.
    2. a family
    3. a council of elders
    4. an age group.
  29. Who among the following officials is e member of a county executive committee?
    1. Speaker.
    2. Clerk.
    3. Deputy Govemor
    4. Elected member.
  30. A Kenyan citizen qualifies to vie for a parliamentary seat if the persca
    1. attains the age of twenty one years.
    2. has lived in Kenya continuously for seven years or more.
    3. has worked as a civil servant.
    4. is married and has a family.
  31. Which one of the following is a responsibility of the Kenyan goverment to its citizens?
    1. Fenning political parties for them.
    2. Protecting them and their property.
    3. Establishing places of worship.
    4. Setting general election dates.
  32. The most senior administrator in a county the
    1. county representative.
    2. county commissioner.
    3. governor.
    4. speaker.



  1. According to Genesis story of creation, God created Eve in order to
    1. give Adam a companion
    2. care for the garden of Eden.
    3. work for the man.
    4. have power over all creation.
  2. Abraham left Haran to go to live in the land of Canaan because
    1. his servants quarrelled with those of Lot.
    2. there was famine in Haran.
    3. he wanted to obey God's command.
    4. Lot accompanied him.
  3. When God told Moses to go back to Egypt from Midian, he complained that
    1. he was afraid of the king.
    2. the Israelites did not know him.
    3. he wanted Aaron to accompany him.
    4. he was not a good speaker.
  4. The Israelites remembered their suffering in Egypt on the night of the Exodus by
    1. smearing blood on their doorposts.
    2. eating bitter herbs.
    3. eating unleavened bread.
    4. eating roasted meat.
  5. During the covenant with the Israelites on mount Sinai, God appeared in the form of
    1.  a rainbow.
    2. strong wind.
    3. a cloud.
    4. a burning bush.
  6. "You will always have descendants and I will make your kingdom last forever" (2 Samuel 8:16). The king of Israel who was given this promise was
    1. David
    2. Saul.
    3. Solomon
    4. Rehoboam.
  7. The main reason why king Solomon built a temple in Jerusalem was that
    1. there was no place of worship.
    2. Jerusalem was the centre of worship.
    3. the covenant box was in Jerusalem.
    4. he wanted to fulfill God's command.
  8. When Elisha was called by prophet Elijah, he was
    1. speaking to king Ahab.
    2. ploughing with oxen.
    3. hiding in a cave.
    4. living in Zarephath.
  9. The prophecy of Micah about Jesus was that He would
    1. be the suffering servant.
    2. be born of a virgin.
    3. escape to Egypt
    4. be born in Bethlehem.
  10. Angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah when he was
    1. burning incense in the temple.
    2. herding his father's sheep."
    3. threshing wheat.
    4. baptizing people in river Jordan.
  11. Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem when He was forty days old in order to
    1. have Him named and circumcised.
    2. fulfill the Jewish customs.
    3. attend the Passover feast.
    4. have Him baptized.
  12. It was important to have Jesus baptized in order to
    1. show that John was important.
    2. show that He was the expected Messiah.
    3. set a good example to the Jews.
    4. prepare for His ministry.
  13. Which one of the following was a teaching of Jesus during the sermon on the mount?
    1. Love your enemies.
    2. Give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar.
    3. I am the way, the truth and the life.
    4. Love the Lord with all your heart.
  14. The teaching of Jesus about who is the greatest teaches Christians to be
    1. kind.
    2. faithful.
    3. tolerant.
    4. humble.
  15. The miracle of healing the bleeding woman took place in the town of
    1. Capernaum.
    2. Nazareth.
    3. Jericho.
    4. Bethany.
  16. The wife of Pilate described Jesus during His trial as
    1. mighty.
    2. humble.
    3. innocent.
    4. kind.
  17. The risen Christ appeared to Mary Magdalene on the day He resurrected
    1. on the way to Emmaus.
    2. on the shores of lake Galilee.
    3. at the home of Lazarus.
    4. near the tomb.
  18. On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit when they were
    1. fishing in lake Galilee.
    2. in a closed room in Jerusalem.
    3. walking to Emma
    4. preaching to the Gentiles.
  19. Who among the following believers was chosen to take care of finances in the early church?
    1. Paul.
    2. Stephen.
    3. Timothy
    4. Apollos.
  20. Paul and Silas were put in prison in Philipp because they
    1. were preaching in the name of Jesus.
    2. were performing, miracies.
    3. refused to pay uxes.
    4. were not Roman citizens.
  21. The gift of the Holy Spirit seen in Peter when he was in Joppa was
    1. wisdom.
    2. interpreting scriptures.
    3. prophecy
    4. working miracles.
  22. In traditional African communities, people. show that there is life after death through 
    1. performing libations.
    2. shaving the hair of newborn babies.
    3. naming children after ancestors.
    4. offering sacrifica
  23. A common belief about God in both Christianity and traditional African communities is that God
    1. lives in high places.
    2. is served by angles.
    3. is the provider.
    4. is three in one.
  24. People thank God for good harvest in traditional African communities by
    1. offering food sacrifices in shrines.
    2. sharing food with the hungry.
    3. giving food to strangers
    4. selling surplus food.
  25. In traditional African communities, shrines are places where
    1. ancestors are buried.
    2. sacrifices are offered.
    3. initiation ceremonies are held.
    4. marriage ceremonies take place.
  26. The best way for Christians show obedience to lawful authority is through
    1. composing songs for leaders.
    2. attending national day celebrations.
    3. going to church.
    4. paying their taxes.
  27. The best way for Christians to promote awareness of HIV and AIDS is by
    1. counselling infected people.
    2. buying medicine for infected people.
    3. setting good examples of moral behaviour.
    4. visiting people in hospitals.
  28. Margaret, a standard eight pupil, has become pregnant. The best action for her to take is to 
    1. keep the pregnancy.
    2. get married.
    3. drop out of school.
    4. look for employment.
  29. The church in Kenya promotes good health among the people through
    1. offering free medical care.
    2. writing books about healthcare.
    3. establishing hospitals.
    4. visiting sick people.
  30. Thika school for the blind was established by the
    1. Catholic Church.
    2. Methodist Church.
    3. African Inland Church.
    4. Salvation Army Church



  1. Encourage amongst you, doing and having patience. This is a teaching from surah
    1. Al-Maun
    2. Al-Naas
    3. Al-Nasr
    4. Al-Asr
  2. Bismillahi Rahmaani Rahiim is the official first verse of surah
    1. Ikhlas.
    2. Fatiha
    3. Nasr.
    4. Nas.
  3. Surah Qaariah gives information on
    1. angels.
    2. Allah.
    3. qiyamah.
    4. qadar.
  4. "Suhuf" was a holy book revealed by prophet
    1. Ibrahim (A.S)
    2. Musa (A.S)
    3. Daud(A.S)
    4. Issa(A.S)
  5. Failure to fulfill a promise is according to the teachings of the prophet
    1. forgetfulness
    2. laziness
    3. hypocrisy
    4. incompetence
  6. What is the meaning of "Taqwa" in Islamic faith?
    1. Reliance on Allah.
    2. Obedience to Allah.
    3. The fear of God.
    4. Belief in Allah.
  7. The Hudaibiyya treaty was meant to last for
    1. 100 years
    2. 10 years
    3. 25 years
    4. 5 years
  8. What will angel Izrail come for upon ones death?
    1. Heart.
    2. Soul.
    3. Chest.
    4. Neck.
  9. The attribute of Allah Al-Latif means the
    1. creator.
    2. source of peace.
    3. source of knowledge.
    4. kind.
  10. The prophet said that Allah (SWT) authorized us to eat and drink but avoid
    1. israaf.
    2. ishraaf.
    3. istimraar.
    4. ijtihaad.
  11. The maximum number of times a Muslim faithful should visit Makka is
    1. once.
    2. thrice.
    3. as many as possible.
    4. ten.
  12. Which among these Fardh prayers has no sunnah Baadiya prayer?
    1. Magharib.
    2. Isha.
    3. Dhuhr.
    4. Asr.
  13. Medium najis is characterized by the following except
    1. smell.
    2. colour.
    3. texture.
    4. taste.
  14. A special meal for Nikah attendants is called
    1. Taraka
    2. Suhur
    3. Iftaar
    4. Limatul Arus
  15. Which of the following attributes does not describe prophet Ibrahim. (A.S)?
    1. Abul-Imaan.
    2. Aniifa Muslima.
    3. Khaliilullah.
    4. Aakhirul ambiya-a.
  16. The prophets of Allah did not receive wahyi through
    1. ancestral spirits.
    2. dreams.
    3. angels.
    4. veils.
  17. A Muslim should count 40 houses from his to know his
    1. kinsmen.
    2. neighbours.
    3. friends.
    4. relatives.
  18. The prophet's mosque built in Madina is not referred to as masjid
    1. Yatimein.
    2. Nabawi.
    3. Quba
    4. Qibtein.
  19. "Mashallah" is an Islamic dua that expresses
    1. a promise.
    2. thanks.
    3. contentment.
    4. a congratulatory remark.
  20. Battles of Uhud and Badr were fought in the same month after
    1. two years.
    2. three years.
    3. five years.
    4. one year.
  21. Muslims who like welcoming guests develop the virtue of
    1. generosity.
    2. hospitality.
    3. kindness.
    4. sacrifice.
  22. Sunna Ashura Swaum is fasted on
    1. 10th Muharram.
    2. 10th Dhulhijja.
    3. every three days in the month.
    4. every Monday and Thursday.
  23. The dua which is recited in salaat during the sijda pillar is
    1. Rabbi Ighfirlii warhamnii.
    2. Subhaana rabbi al-adhiimu.
    3. Subhaana rabbi-al-aala.
    4. Rabbi shirahlii swadrii.
  24. What does the term "Iqra" mean?
    1. Read
    2. Book
    3. Worship
    4. Pen
  25. Who among the following was the grandfather of nabii Issa?
    1. Aali Imran.
    2. Dhul-Karmaine
    3. Raaghib Bahira
    4. Abdul Munaf
  26. You may not have completed your ibada if you fail to
    1. spend at Muzdalifa.
    2. stand at Arafat.
    3. visit the prophet's tomb.
    4. visit the spring of Zamzam.
  27. The Sunna Jamaa prayer performed by Muslims at the mercy of Allah for rains is 
    1. Khusuf.
    2. istiqa'a
    3. istikhara.
    4. taraweh.
  28. A is near Allah, near paradise, near men and far from hell.
    1. hospitable
    2. brave
    3. panctual
    4. generous
  29. Which one of the following phrases does not express thankfulness?
    1. Jazaakallah.
    2. Alhamdulillah.
    3. Shukran.
    4. Afuwan.
  30. Complete the verse below:
    Salaamun hiya hattaa mathila-il
    1. fajr
    2. ishai
    3. maghrib
    4. asr.


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