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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) The action that man takes against nature aims at

  1.  studying the changes in the process of material production
  2. explaining mans struggle against nature
  3.  showing the relationships between man and man in production
  4. developing understanding on man and his environment
  5. changing natural objects into a condition of satisfying human needs.
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(ii) Which of the following are included in the archives? 

  1.  Division of time into days, weeks and years.
  2. Family trees, time lines and time charts.
  3.  Colonial records and early travellers records.
  4. Cultural items from the earliest times to the present.
  5. Items which show mans physical development.
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(iii) Who among the following was the first systematic tool maker and had a bigger brain than that of Zinjanthropus?

  1. Homo Habilis.
  2. Homo Sapiens. 
  3. Homo Eractus.
  4. Modern Man.
  5. Modern Apes.
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(iv) Which of the following best explains the Old Stone Age? 

  1. Man made industrial machines.
  2. Man established social institutions.
  3. Man ate cooked food.
  4. Man made tools like hand axes.
  5. Man domesticated crops and animals.
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(v) In areas such as Kondoa-Irangi, paintings and drawings in caves give evidence of the activities of

  1. iron smelters
  2. settled communities
  3. colonial legacy
  4. education for adaptation
  5. slave trade and slavery.
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(vi) African countries have tried to bring about real independence through 

  1. setting up new factories and political instabilities in Africa
  2. improving communication system and military coups
  3. expanding education and agricultural practices
  4. establishing heavy industries and free market economy
  5. expanding agricultural production and administering Trust Territories.
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(vii) Which of the following societies in West Africa were famous in using copper alloys for making various ornaments?

  1. Ibo and Yoruba.
  2. Venda and Mashona. 
  3. Manganja and Fulani.
  4. Yoruba and Mandika.
  5. Mandika and Ibo.
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(viii) Most of the traders during the early commercial contacts between East Africa and the Far East came from

  1. China and Egypt
  2. Europe and China
  3. Egypt and Indonesia
  4. Indonesia and Europe
  5. Indonesia and China.
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(ix) In Britain, the years between 1780 and 1820 formed the period of transition from commercial capitalism to

  1. monopoly capitalism
  2. primitive accumulation of capital
  3.  the age of mercantilism
  4. industrial capitalism
  5. the period of scramble for Africa.
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(x) One of the features of monopoly capitalism is

  1. merging bank capital and trade
  2. formation of big African monopolies
  3. expansion of industrial production in the capitalist countries
  4. growth of small scale production in Europe
  5. emergence of slave trade and slavery in Africa.
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