History and Government

December 30, 2008 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ KCSE Exams


Answer all the questions in this section.

1. Give two reasons for studying Government. (2 marks)
2. State two advantages of the discovery of fire by Early Man. (2 marks)
3. Name the dispersal area of the Eastern Bantu. (1 mark)
4. State two duties of the Orkoiyot among the Nandi. (2 marks)
5. Give the main reason why the the rulers of Malindi welcomed the Portuguese in the 16th century. (1 mark)
6. Give two factors which influenced Seyyid Said to develop agriculture in Zanzibar in the 19th Century. (2 marks)
7. Apart from the Nandi, name two other communities that resisted the establishment of colonial rule in Kenya. (2 marks)
8. State the main duty of the Governor during the British Colonial rule in Kenya. (1 mark)
9. State one reason why the colonial government established LOcal Native Councils in Kenya in 1924. (1 mark)
10. Identify two features of African farming in Kenya during the colonial period. (2 marks)
11. State one recommendation of the Lennox-Boyd constitution regarding the Legislatiove Council in Kenya. (1 mark)
12. Name one Ex-officio Member of parliament in Kenya. (1 mark)
13. Who was the first Vice President of independent Kenya? (1 mark)
14. State two ways through which a person can become a citizen of Kenya. (2 marks)
15. State two ways in which poor leadership affects sporting activities in Kenya. (2 marks)
16. State one type of government expenditure in Kenya. (1 mark)
17. Who gives assent to a parliamentary bill before it becomes law in Kenya? (1 mark)

Answer any three questions from this section.

18. (a) Give five reasons for the migration of the Luo from their original homeland into Kenya. (5 marks)
(b) What were the social effects of the expansion of the Luo into Western Kenya? (10 marks)
19. (a) Identify five factors that led to the growth of towns along the Coast of Kenya before the 19th century. (5 marks)
(b) Describe the way of life in the Coastal towns of Kenya before the 19th Century. (10 marks)
20. (a) Give reasons why the British colonial government encouraged Europeans to settle in Kenya by 1939. (3 marks)
(b) Explain the effects of land alienation in Kenya during the clonial period. (12 marks)
21. (a) Identify five methods that the colonial governemnt used to discourage the activities of the Mau Mau movement in Kenya. (5 marks)
(b) Explain five reasons why the Mau Mau movement was able to last for a long time. (10 marks)

Answer any two questions from this section

22. (a) Give three reasons that can make the parliament in Kenya to be disssolved. (3 marks)
(b) Explain six functions of the National Assembly in Kenya. (12 marks)
23. (a) Apart from the High Court, identify five other types of Courts in Kenya. (5 marks)
(b) Why should there be separation of powers between the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary in Kenya? (10 marks)
24. (a) State five functions of the Kenya Police. (5 marks)
(b) Describe five duties performed by a District Commissioner in Kenya. (10 marks)


Answer all the questions in this section

1. Give two sources of information in history and Government. (2 marks)
2. State two methods used by Early Man to find food during the Stone Age period. (2 marks)
3. Give the main reason why early ageiculture developed in Egypt. (1 mark)
4. Identify two early sources of energy. (2 marks)
5. State one disadvantage of using a messenger to pass on information. (1 mark)
6. State the main advantage of using air transport. ( 1 mark)
7. Identify the main method of trade in Africa during the pre-colonial period. (1 mark)
8. Identify one reason that led to the decline of Meroe as an early urban centre. (1 mark)
9. State the role of the ‘golden stool’ in the Asante Kingdom during the 19th century. (1 mark)
10. Identify the two European powers that acquired colonies in East Africa. (2 marks)
11. Give one reason why the Lozi collaborated with the British during the colonization of Africa. (1 mark)
12. Give two results of the French assimilation policy in senegal. (2 marks)
13. Identify the immediate cause of the First World Wa. (1 mark)
14. State the main reason why nationalism developed in Ghana during the colonial rule . (1 mark)
15. State the two duties of the United Nations Secretariat. (2 marks)
16. Give two achievements of the Commonwealth. (2 marks)
17. Identify two types of democracy. (2 marks)

Answer any three questions from this section.

18. (a) State three ways in which people in developing countries are affected by food shortages. (3 marks)
(b) Explain six ways that the developing countries can use to reduce the problem of food shortages. (12 marks)
19. (a) Identify the three types of trade. (3 marks)
(b) Describe the organization of the trans-Saharan trade. (12 marks)
20. (a) State three factors that have contributed to the growth of johannesburg city. (3 marks)
(b) Describe six social problems faced by the residents of johannesburg since the end of apartheid. (12 marks)
21. (a) How did the invention of the steam engine contribute to the process of colonization in Africa? (3 marks)
(b) Explain six positive effects of European colonization in Africa. (12 marks)

Answer any two questions from this section

22. (a) Identify three terms of the Treaty of Versailles of 1919. (3 marks)
(b) Give six reasons why the Central Powers were defeated in the First World War. (12 marks)
23. (a) Give three political changes introduced by Mobutu Sese Seke which led to dictatorship in the democratic Republic of Congo. (3 marks)
(b) Explain the economic problems faced by the Democratic Republic of Congo since independence. (12 marks)
24. (a) Give three requirements for one to be allowed to contest as a presidential candidate in the United States of America. (3 marks)
(b) What are the functions of the United States Congress? (12 marks)

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  1. St.Marys Nyeri Secondary School said on November 9, 2011 9:41 am:

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    1. St.Marys Nyeri Secondary School said on November 9, 2011 9:42 am:

      Thanks for the good work keep it up

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  2. GEDE BOYZ HIGH SCHOOL said on June 7, 2012 2:38 pm:

    Very marvelous questions.Bene.

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  3. james mugo said on September 14, 2012 7:55 am:

    thanks for all this good job.

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