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2015 KCSE Starehe Boys Centre Mock

History and Government Paper 2

SECTION A (25 Marks)

Answer ALL the questions from this section in the answer booklet provided

State the major advantage of archaeology as a source of History.

1 marks


State two main economic activities of early man that found their origin in the new Stone Age period.

2 marks


State the main reason for the decline of Meroe as an early urban Centre in Africa.

1 marks


State the immediate cause of First World War.

1 marks


State at least two main common factors that led to industrial revolution in Europe.

2 marks


State two characteristics of local trade.

2 marks


State two political reasons that led to the decline of Trans-Saharan trade.

2 marks


Give two disadvantages of sailing ships as an early means of transport.

2 marks


What two advantages does radio have over other means of communication?

2 marks


State the main method used by the Europeans to acquire colonies in Africa.

1 marks


Give two main political reasons for the scramble and partition of Africa.

2 marks


Give the main objective for convening the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885.

1 marks


What was the major cause of Franco-Mandinka war of 1891-1898?

1 marks


Name two communities that participated in the MajiMaji uprising of 1905-1907.

2 marks


Name at least two peace treaties signed between Central powers and the Allied powers
in 1919.

2 marks


What was the main cause of Cold War?

1 marks

SECTION B (45 Marks)

Answer any three questions from this section in the answer booklet provided

(a) State five factors that facilitated domestication of both animals and plants by man. (5 marks)
(b) Explain how plantation farming was promoted during the Agrarian Revolution in Britain. (10 marks)

15 marks


(a) List five uses of iron in pre-colonial Africa. (5 marks)
(b) Explain five impacts of metal technology in Pre- colonial Africa. (10 marks)

15 marks


(a) Give three uses of steam power in Europe during the 19th century. (3 marks)
(b) Explain the problems of industrialization in 3rd world countries. (12 marks)

15 marks


(a) Give five reasons that led to the use of direct rule in Zimbabwe. (5 marks)
(b) Explain five methods used by African nationalists in South Africa to fight for political independence. (10 marks)

15 marks

SECTION C (30 Marks)

Answer any Two questions from this section in the answer booklet provided

(a) State five factors that led to the rise and growth of Buganda Kingdom. (5 marks)
(b) Explain the political organization of the Asante Kingdom in the pre- Colonial period. (10 marks)

15 marks


(a) Give five long term causes of the Second World War. (5 marks)
(b) Explain five positive effects of Second World War. (10 marks)

15 marks


(a) Outline five characteristics of the Common Wealth of Nations. (5marks)
(b) Explain five achievements of the United Nations Organization since its inception in 1945. (10 marks)

15 marks

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