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Sample History and Government Paper 1 and 2 Questions and Answers

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  1. Name two sources of Kenyan History. (2mks)
  2. Give two ways in which Islam was spread in Kenya. (2mks)
  3. Name two Coastal settlements in Kenya before 1500 AD.             (2mks)
  4. Who appoints District Commissioners in Kenya? (1mk)
  5. What was the main Provision of the Carter Land Commission of 1932? (1mk)
  6. State two reasons why the Colonial Government in Kenya built roads. (2mks)
  7. State two reasons why Africans were not allowed to grow cash crops in Kenya. (2mks)
  8. What was the main feature of African Education in Kenya during the Colonial Period. (1mk)
  9. Name two independent churches which came up in Western Kenya during the

independence struggle.                                                                                                     (2mks)

  1. Name one political movement which was formed in Kenya between 1919 and 1930. (1mk)
  2. State two situations which may lead to by-elections in Kenya. (2mks)
  3. Give two roles of the local native councils in the Colonial administration of Kenya. (2mks)

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13(a) State five reasons for the Bantu migrations into Kenya in the Pre-Colonial era.          (5mks)

  • Describe five political activities the Agikuyu community in the Pre-colonial period.                                                                                                              (10mks)

14(a) List three ways in which the Christian activities facilitated the British Colonization of

Kenya.                                                                                                                         (3mks)

  • Describe briefly how the Central government was organized in Colonial Kenya. (12mks)

15(a) State five immediate causes of the MAU MAU movement.                                        (5mks)

  • Explain five problems which faced African nationalists in Kenya before 1945. (10mks)

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