(For Both School and Private Candidates)

Time: 3 Hours Year: 2020


1.This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of nine (9) questions.

2.Answer all questions in sections A and B and three (3) questions from section C.

3.Section A carries twenty (20) marks, section B thirty five (35) marks and section C carries forty five (45) marks.

4.Cellular phones and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.

5.All drawings should be in pencil.

6.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) — (xv), choose the correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet(s) provided. (15 marks)

(i) John's grandmother, who witnessed the German invasion in Tanganyika, has a habit of narrating regularly to John and his friends on how some societies in Tanganyika resisted the Germans strongly. Which source of historical information is this?

  1. Oral traditions 
  2. Archives 
  3. Museum 
  4. Archaeology 
  5. Linguistics
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(ii)         When did the theory of evolution of man become more publically known? A After the birth of Charles Darwin who introduced the theory of evolution
B  After the publication of the book "The Origin Species" in 1859
C After the discovery of man's remains by Dr. Leakey at Olduvai Gorge
D  After the scientific discovery of Homo-Habilis and Homo-Erectus 
E  After the spread of religious books like the Quran and the Bible
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(iii)   Why salt making industries were important in pre-colonial Africa?
A   It enabled people to eat uncooked food
B   It facilitated the development of heavy industries
C   It played a vital role in food preservation and healing
D  It enabled some societies to make ornaments of copper alloys
E  It was a source of vitamins
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(iv)   The range of productive activities that man perfonns is determined by 
A nature of the environment and the productive forces.
B strong standing army and modern weapons.
C  major means of production and cheap labour.
D availability of raw materials and markets.image
E  presence of offensive and defensive forces.
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(v) Which one of the following shows a set representing communal societies in East Africa up to the 19th century?

  1. Teso, Iraqw and Hadzabe
  2. Dorobo, Teso and Iraqw
  3. Hadzabe, Karamajong and Iraqw
  4. Tindiga, Iraqw and Dorobo
  5. Dorobo, Tindiga and Teso
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(vi)        Which one of the following was used to colonize Africa?

A   Finance capital  

B Primitive accumulation of capital

C Bank capital  

D Mercantile capital

E Industrial capital

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(vii)     The following factors were responsible for the failure of company rule in East

Africa except

A  lack of experienced personnel.

B   widespread resistances in the interior.

C   shortage of funds to run the colonies.

D    difficulties to penetrate in the interior of East Africa. 

E lack of interest to exploit the interior of East Africa.

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(viii)   What was the main aim of establishing a colonial state?

A              To exploit a colony effectively

B              To develop a free colony for Africans

C              To establish African oversea province in Europe

D              To supervise African traditional institutions

E               To prepare Africans for their self-rule

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(ix)        An agricultural system in which plantations were owned and supervised by

Europeans in the colonies was called

A   Settler agriculture.           

B Peasant agriculture.

C Plantation agriculture.            

D Mixed farming. 

E  Slash and burn cultivation.

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(x)          Which one among the following descriptions illustrates best the objectives of colonial education in Africa?

A              TO get cheap laborers, raw materials and area of investment

B              To enable the Africans to get good treatment, housing and white color job

C              To get the producers of raw materials, cheap workers and puppets

D              To facilitate the activities of traders, missionaries and explores

E               To enable the Africans to become investors, chiefs and governors

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(xi)        The military alliance which was for-med between Germany, Italy and Japan before the Second World War was known as

A            Triple Alliance.    

B        Berlin-Rome Axis.

C        Triple Entente. 

D        Dual Alliance.

 E       Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis.

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(xii)     One of the national building campaigns taken to change the post-colonial economic system in Africa was

A              "Feed yourself" in Ghana.

B              "Harambee" in Uganda.

C              "Feed yourself' in Uganda.

D              "Capitalism and Self-reliance" in Tanzania.

E               "Freedom is coming tomorrow" in South Africa.

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(xiii)   What was the basic reason for adopting a single party system soon after independence by many African countries?

A              Lack of enough educated elites who could lead many political parties

B              It was a suitable system for maximizing administration costs

C              It was suitable for promoting national social cohesion and harmony

D              It could easily cause division among the members of one country

E               Lack of enough offices that could be used by many political parties

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(xiv)When did Kofi Annan of Ghana serve as the Secretary General of the United Nations?

  1. 1961-1971
  2. 1996-2006
  3. 1971-1981
  4. 2010-2016
  5. 1991-1996
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(xv) From what you have learned in history, which criterion indicates that precolonial African societies were developing? 

  1. Presence of processing and heavy industries
  2. Presence of past social, political and economic systems
  3. Presence of bogus treaties and colonial boundaries
  4. Presence of the League of Nations and United Nations
  5. Presence of colonial economy and administrative systems
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