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HISTORY PAPER 2 JOINT EXAMINATIONS FORM 4 PDF

Name:……………………………………………AdmNo:……………..School:……………………

Candidate’s Signature…Date:……………………………………….

History and Government

PAPER 2

Time: 2 ½ hours

JOINT EXAMINATION

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

FORM 4 HISTORY EXAMS

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATE:

  • Write your name, AdmNo, and School in the spaces provided.
  • Answer ALL questions in the booklet provided.
  • Answer all questions in section A and three questions from B and any two questions in section C.
  • All answers must be written in the answer sheet provided.
  • Candidates should answer the questions in English.

For examiners’ Use Only.

SECTION QUESTION CANDIDATES’ MARKS
A 1-17  
B 18  
19  
20  
21  
C 22  
23  
24  

 

SECTION A (25MARKS)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

  1. Name two types of written materials used by historians as a source of history and Government. (2mks)
  2. Identify one artifact that is likely to be found in an archaeological site.                                        (1mk)
  3. Name the main method that was used to plant cereal crops when early agriculture began. (1mk)
  4. Identify two advantages of barter as a method of exchange of goods during the Trans-Atlantic Trade.                        (2mks)
  5. State one result of the invention of the wheel in Mesopotamia.                        (1mk)
  6. State two advantages of horn blowing as a means of communication during the pre-colonial period.    (2mks)
  7. Give two inventions that improved textile industry in Britain in the 18th               (2mks)
  8. Identify the main factor that led to the growth of Meroe.                                            (1mk)
  9. State two functions of the Saza chiefs among the Buganda in the 19th                      (2mks)
  10. State one social reason for the coming of Europeans to Africa in the 19th (1mk)
  11. Identify two European activities in Africa during the 19th                                         (2mk)
  12. Give one method used by the French to administer their colonies in Africa.                                (1mk)
  13. State two roles played by Kwame Nkurumah in the Struggle for independence in Ghana. (2mks)
  14. Identify one weapon used during the cold war.                                                                              (1mk)
  15. Name two permanent members of the United Nations who are non-Europeans.           (2mks)
  16. Give the main reason why Pan African Movement was formed at the beginning of 20th (1mk)
  17. Name one type of elections held for the house of common in Britain.      (1mk)

SECTION B:  (45MARKS}

Answer any THREE questions from this section.

  1. a) Give reasons why hunting and gathering was a group activity during Stone Age-period.        (5mks)
  2. b) Describe five ways in which the development of upright posture improved the early man’s way of life.                                                                                                                                           (12mks)
  3. a) State five factors that contributed to the development of the Trans-Atlantic Trade. (5mks)
  4. b) Explain five negative effects of the Trans-Atlantic Trade on African Communities. (10mks)
  5. a) Give five benefits of the development of railway transport in Europe during the late 19th (5mks)
  6. b) Explain five disadvantages of using air transport.                (10mks)
  7. a) Give three factors that enabled Europeans powers to colonize Africa in the late 19th Century .(3mks)
  8. b) Explain six political impacts of Scramble and partition of Africa.                                          (12mks)

SECTION C: (30MARKS)

Answer any TWO questions from this section

  1. a) Give three economic organization of the Buganda Kingdom during the pre-colonial period. (3mks)
  2. b) Describe the social organization of the Buganda Kingdom during the pre-colonial period. (12mks)
  3. a) State three roles played by United States of America in ending the Second World War.       (3mks)
  4. b) Explain six reasons why the Central Powers were defeated in the First World War (12mks)
  5. a) Identify three ways through which United Nations promote peace in the world.             (3mks)
  6. b) Explain six functions of the General Assembly of the United Nations. (12mks)

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