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1. Give two ways of making water safe for drinking.(2 marks)

2 Mention two methods of preserving fruits without using a refrigerator. (1 mark)

3 Name the biological agent used in bread making. (1 mark)

4 Identify two precautions to take when cleaning glass utensils. (2 marks)

5 State two advantages of convenience foods. (2 marks)

6 Suggest two reasons why chicken curry with fried potatoes is not a for a convalescing from typhoid. (2 marks)

7 A cake was cooked on the outside but uncooked in the inside. (2 marks)

Suggest possible causes.

8 Your five year old cousin has the following signs:

(i)                 oedema

(ii)               protruding stomach

(iii)             scattered thin hair.

The nutritional disorder exhibited is ………………………………………………. (1 mark)

9 What causes fainting? (1 mark)

10 Haemorrhoids are (1 mark)

11 Apart from pregnancy, identify four reasons for missing menstruation. (2 marks)

12 State points to remember while cleaning a sickroom. (2 marks)

13 Describe the following terms as used in child development:

(a)    physical play (1 mark)

(b)   imaginative play. (1 mark)

14 Define ventilation. (1 mark)

15 State two disadvantages of maisonnettes. (2 marks)

16 Identify two factors that influence the choice of colour scheme of a room. (2 marks)

17 List four fabrics which cannot be disinfected by boiling. (2 marks)

18 Give two reasons for rinsing clothes. (2 marks)

19 Why is impulse buying not encouraged? ( 1 mark)

20 Mention two uses of a thimble. (2 marks)

21 Identify two permanent machine stitches. (1 mark)

22 Give two methods used for transferring pattern markings on to a fabric. (2 marks)

23 The size of a French seam is determined by: (2 marks)

24 List two fastenings suitable for a toddler’s garment. (2 marks)

SECTION B (20 marks)


Answer this question in the spaces provided at the end of section C.

25 You are planning to go for a picnic.

(a)    Giving reasons, outline the procedure you would use to thoroughly clean a synthetic bag without a base board. (8 marks)

(b)   Outline the steps to follow when laundering the woolen sweater you will wear. (12 marks)

SECTION C (40 marks)

Answer any two questions from this section in the spaces provided at the end of the section.

26. (a) Mention three uses of maize in the home, (3 marks)

(b) Identify four major nutrients found in maize. (4 marks)

(c) (i) Describe four changes that take place when boiling dry maize. (4 marks)

Suggest three ways of shortening the cooking time of dry maize. (3 marks)

(d) Explain three considerations to make when selecting a storage facility for dry maize. (6 marks)

27. (a) Outline four preparations to make for the baby’s arrival. (4 marks)

(b) Describe two ways of sterilizing a baby’s feeding equipment. (2 marks)

c) Explain two benefits of attending post-natal clinic. (4 marks)

d) (i) Give the systematic order of placing bedding items when preparing a baby’s cot. (7 marks)

(ii) State one function in each case of any three of the bedding items mentioned in d (i) above, (3 marks)

28. (a) Explain four properties of cotton that make it suitable for pyjamas. (8 marks)

(b) Suggest four features that can be used to finish pyjamas decoratively. (4 marks)

c) Give three reasons for ironing pyjamas. (3 marks)

(a) Explain five desirable qualities of an ironing board. (5 marks)

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