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  1. This paper consists of sections A, and C.
  2. Answer all questions in sections A and and three (3) questions from section C.
  3. Cellular phones are not allowed in the examination room.
  4. All drawings should be in pencil.
  5. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).

SECTION A (20 Marks)
Answer all questions in this section.

1. For each of the items (i) - (x), choose the correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number.

(i) One of the advantages of the study of history is:

  1.  to understand why man is a living creature.
  2. to understand the changes in relations between man and environment. 
  3. to understand the beginning and the end of the world.
  4. to learn to be tolerant to environmental issues.
  5. to understand how the environment struggles against man.
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(ii) During the 1840s the East African coastal trade was dominated by:

  1. Mazrui Arabs
  2. Oman Arabs 
  3. British traders
  4. German traders
  5. Indian traders.
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(iii) From 1948, the coordination of all matters of common interest to Tanganyika, Kenya and Uganda were placed under the:

  1. East Africa Governors Conference.
  2. East Africa Coordination Committee. 
  3. East Africa Common Services.
  4. East Africa High Commission.
  5. East Africa Common Market.
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(iv) Asante was one of the Forest states which resisted against the: 

  1. French
  2. Germans
  3. Belgians
  4. Dutch
  5. British.
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(v) One of the features of monopoly capitalism was: 

  1. the emergence of financial capital.
  2. the emergence of new small capitalists. 
  3. a tremendous decline of commercial activities.
  4. primitive accumulation of capital.
  5. export of raw materials.
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(vi) The Hamerton treaty (1845) was about:

  1. allowing Sultan of Zanzibar to buy slaves outside East Africa.
  2. forbidding Sultan of Zanzibar to export slaves outside East Africa. 
  3. allowing Sultan of Zanzibar to sell slaves in Arabia.
  4. abolishing slave trade and slavery in all British colonies.
  5. closing all slave markets along the coast of East Africa.
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(vii) Which of the following is the best method of fossil dating for objects which have stayed for several millions of years?

  1. Palaeontology. 
  2. Potassium Organ method.
  3. Archaeology. 
  4. Carbon 14 Test.
  5. Calcium carbonate.
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(viii) The Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) is the term used to denote: 

  1. independence given illegally by British to settlers in Rhodesia.
  2. the white settlers in Rhodesia declaring their independence. 
  3. British refusing to give independence to settlers in Rhodesia.
  4. Settlers in Rhodesia acquiring independence from Britain by force.
  5. Settlers rejection in Rhodesia to be given self-rule by the British.
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(ix) One of the major problems that hindered the attainment of unity in Uganda immediately after independence was:

  1. religious conflicts. 
  2. dictatorship of Idd Amin.
  3. civil wars. 
  4. racial segregation.
  5. tribalism.
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(x) In which organ of UNO is the power of Veto effective? 

  1. International Court of Justice.
  2. Economic and Social Council.
  3. Security Council.
  4. Secretariat.
  5. General Assembly.
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