KCSE Past Papers 2017 Home Science Paper 1 (441/1)

Home Science Paper 1 (441/1)

Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.

1. Name two methods of steaming food. (1 mark)

2. Give the meaning of the term balanced diet. (2 marks)

3. State the functions of the following kitchen tools; (2 marks)

(a) Meat hammer

(b) Colander

4. Highlight three advantages of roasting foods. (3 marks)

5. Differentiate between garnishes and decorations in cookery.(2 marks)

6. Outline three qualities of a well groomed person. (3 marks)

7. Highlight the importance of weaning a baby gradually.(2 marks)

8. Distinguish a scald from a burn. (2 marks)

9. Give two factors that determine the choice of clothes. (2 marks)

10. ldentify two factors that determine the methods of lighting in a house. (2 marks)

11. Describe a manhole in relation to a sewage system. (2 marks)

12. Define the term consumer. (1 marks)

13. State two ways in which advertisements may affect the consumer negatively.(2 marks)

14. Identify four types of repairs done on clothes. (2 marks)

15. Highlight two roles that detergents play in the laundering of fabrics. (2 marks)

16. Name four types of temporary stitches. (2 marks)

17. List four methods used in controlling fullness. (2 marks)

18. Name four areas on a garment where interfacings are used. (2 marks)

19. State two uses of embroidery scissors. (2 marks)

20. Identify two properties of woollen fibre that make it suitable for making carpets. (2 marks)

SECTION B (20 marks)


Answer question 21 in the spaces provided.

21. You are planning to attend your brother’s wedding party. Describe the procedure you would follow to;

(a) Launder the silk dress you intend to wear. (8 marks)

(b) Through clean the leather handbag with a polyester lining that you will use. (12 marks)

SECTION C (40 marks) Answer any two questions from this section in the spaces provided after question 24.

22. (a) Explain three reasons why impulse buying should be discouraged. (6 marks)

(b) Describe three principles of food preservation. (6 marks)

(c) Explain four factors that determine the dietary needs of individual family members. (8 marks)

23. (a) Describe three ways in which a facing can be used to.create a decorative effect. (6 marks)

(b) Explain four rules to observe o’hen removing stains from a garment.

c) Outline three remedies for each of the following machine faults;

(i) Needle breaking

(ii) Fabric puckering

24. (a) Describe the functioning of each of the following:

(i) Electric Air fan

(ii) Air conditioner

(b) Explain four benefits of living in a well ventilated house.

(c) Outline four ways in which cosmetics can be misused.


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