KCSE Past Papers 2015 History and Government (311/2)

SECTION A (25 marks)

Answer all the question in this section.

1 Identify two branches of history. (2 marks)

2 State one theory that explains how early agriculture developed. (1 mark)

3 Identify two methods of irrigation used in ancient Egypt. 1 (2 marks)

4 Give two features of the_Roman roads_by 300 AD. g A (2 marks)

5 State one advantage of horn blowing as a means of communication during the pre-colonial period. (1 mark)

6 Identify the main source of energy used in the early stages of Industrial Revolution in Europe; (1 mark)

7 State one advantage of using steel over iron during the Industrial Revolution in Europe. (1 mark)

8 Give the main factor that contributed to the emergence of Johannesburg as a modern urban centre (1 mark)

9 Identify two methods used by the European powers to acquire colonies in Africa. (2 marks)

10 Name the European power that colonized Zimbabwe. (1 mark)

11 Identify two types of weapons used during the cold war. (2 marks)

12 State one way in which members of Non-Aligned Movement maintain neutrality in world affairs. (1 mark)

13 Give two functions of the East African Legislative Assembly of the East African Community 2001 .(2 marks)

14 State one function of the Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). (1 mark)

15 Identify two principles of the Arusha Declaration of 1967. (2 marks)

16 Give two categories of persons who are disqualified from contesting for a constituency seat in Britain. (2 marks)

17 Name one house of parliament in India. (1 mark)

SECTION B (45 marks) Answer three questions from this section.

18 (a) State five stages of evolution of man. (5 marks)

(b) Describe the way of life of human being during the Late Stone Age period. (10 marks)

19 (a) State five disadvantages of using barter trade during the Trans-Saharan trade. (5 marks)

(b)Describe the organization of the Trans-Saharan Trade. (10 marks)

20 (a)Identify five forms of print media used in communication. (5 marks)

(b)Explain five positive effects of telecommunication is society. (10 marks)

21 (a) State five factors that promoted nationalism in Ghana. (5 marks)

(b)Explain five factors that contributed to the success of the Front for the Liberation of the Mozambique (FRELIMO) in the struggle for independence in Mozambique. (10 marks)

SECTION C (30 marks)

Answer two questions from this section.

22 (a) Give three functions of the Lukiiko in the kingdom of Buganda during the pre-colonial period. (3 marks)

(b) Discuss six factors that led to the growth of the Asante empire by the 19th century. (12 marks)

23 (a) Give three reasons why the United States of America did not join the First World War until 1917. (3 marks)

(b)Explain six effects of the First World War. (12 marks)

24 (a)State three common characteristics of the Commonwealth member states. (3 marks)

(b)Describe six achievements of the Commonwealth since its formation. (12 marks)

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