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Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

2016 Science

1. Which one of the following characteristics can be used to identify molars? Presence of reproductive system.

A. one root and chisel shape .

B. cusps and ridges

C. one root and cusps

D. ridges and chisel shape.

2. The following are functions of the trachea

A. trapping dust

B. moistening air C.warming air

D.exchanging gases.

3. Which onc of the following parts of the ' alimentary canal is correctly matched to which one Of the pans labenad P= Q’ R its function? and S is correctly matched to its function?

A. Mouth site for fertilisation. digestion of food

B. Stomach production of bile .

C. Small intestine absorption of water .

D. Large intestine absorption of digested food -

4. The diagram below represents the structure of a human heart.

Name the blood vessel labelled k,l,m,n

K L M ' N A. Venacava Pulmonary vein Aorta Pulmonary artery

B. Pulmonary artery Aorta Pulmonary vein Venacava

C. Venacava Pulmonary artery Aorta Pulmonary vein

D. Pulmonary vein Venacava Pulmonary artery Aorta

5. The diagram below represents a female

Which one of the parts labelled p,q,r and s its correctly matched to its function

part Function

A.P site for fertilization

B.Q site for implatation

C.R egg formation

D.S ovulation

6. Which one of the following is a health effect of drug abuse?

A. Withdrawal.

B. Marital conflict.

C.Truancy.

D. Rape.

7. The first stage of HIV infection is known as A. incubation

B. widow

C. symptomatic

D. asymptomatic.

8. Which one of the following vaccines are correctly matched to the age when they are first administered?

BCG Tetanus Polio Measles

A.At birth l0 weeks 6 weeks 9 months

B.6 weeks At birth At birth l0 weeks

C.l0 weeks 9 months l0 weeks At birth

D.At birth 6 weeks At birth 9 months

9. Which one of the following diseases can be prevented by draining stagnant water around homesteads?

A. Tuberculosis.

B. Typhoid.

C. Cholera.

D. Malaria.

10. A patient was instructed by a doctor to take two tablets of medicine every six hours. However. the patient forgotrto take at noon and on remembering took four tablets at the same time. The patient should have.

A. taken three tablets every six hours

B. taken two tablets every three hours

C . revisited the doctor for advice.

D. thrown away the two extra tablets.

11. Which one of the following pairs consists only of illegal drugs in Kenya?

A. Alcohol and miraa.

B. Miraa and mandrax.

C. Alcohol and bhang.

D. Bhang and mandrax.

12. Which one of the following weeds has green-purple leaves?

A. Mexican marigold.

B. Blackjack.

C. Pig weed.

D.Sodom apple.

13. Which one of the followin g pairs of plants stores food in the roots?

A.' Irish potato and cassava.

B. Cassava and carrot.

C. Onion and carrot.

D. ‘Irish potato and onion.

14. Which one of the following statements on interdependence between plants is not true? Some plants

A. depend on others for carbon dioxide

B. i grow on dead plants‘

C. depend on others for protection against strong sunlight

D. depend on others for support.

15. Which one of the following crop pests is correctly matched to the part of the plant it damages?

Pest Part damaged

A. Weevil leaves.

B. Cutworm stems.

C. Stalk borer flowers.

D. Aphids roots.

16. Which one of the following groups of plants consists of only flowering plants‘?

A. Onion, sisal, nappier grass.

B. Maize, kales, toadstools.

C. Beans, mushrooms, peas.

D. Euphorbia, cactus, moulds.

17. Which one of the following diagrams re

presents the shape of the new moon?

18. In the solar system, Jupiter is found _ between

A. Mercury and Saturn.

B. Mars and Earth.

C. Saturn and Mars.

D. Earth and Mercury.

19. Pupils observed and classified certain animals into two groups E and F as shown below?

Group E ' Group F

Bat Chameleon Eagle Erog Leopard Snake The pupils classified the animals on basis of

A. carnivorous and herbivorous

B. animals covered with fur and animals covered with scales

C. constant and varying body temperature

D. animals which give birth to young ones and those which lay eggs.

20. Standard five pupils observed a goat tied on a post to graze in the field. This method of grazing is classified as '

A. rotational grazing

B. zero grazing

C. strip grazing

D. paddocking.

21. The diagrams below represents beaks of ' certain birds.

The birds whose beaks are represented by

G and H are

Bird G Bird H

A. grain eater flesh eater

B. nectar feeder filter feeder

C. flesh eater grain eater

D. filter feeder nectar feeder

22. Which one of the following methods of controlling animal parasites is correctly matched to the parasite controlled? Method Parasite controlled

A. Rotational Ticks and tapeworms Grazing

B. Dipping Fleas and tapeworms

C. Deworming Liver flukes and ticks

D. Spraying Fleas and liver flukes

23. Pupils gave the following statements about water.

(i) Lathers easily

(ii) Has a pleasant taste

(m) Has mineral salts

(iv) Good for cleaning

Which two statements describe hard water? A. (i) and (ii)

B." (ii) and (m)

C. (m) and (iv)

D. (i) and (iv)

24. Which one of the following pairs of diseases is as a result of drinking polluted water?

A. Bilharzia and typhoid.

B. Typhoid and cholera.

C. Cholera and bilharzia.

D. Malaria and cholera.

25. In which one of the following practices is Water recycled?

A. Storing water for future use.

B. Recovering clean water from dirty water.

C. Harvesting rain water from roof tops.

D. Fetching water from a well.

26. Which one of the following pairs of signs and symptoms is for cholera?

A. Skin rash and diarrhoea.

B. Blood in stool and abdominal pains.

C.Abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

D.Skin rash and blood in stool.

27. Large furrows in the soil indicate

A. rill erosion

B. gulley erosion

C. splash erosion

D. sheet erosion.

28. Which one of the following statements is true about clay soil‘?

A. .Has small air spaces.

B. Retains low amount of water.

C. Allows water to drain through easily.

D. Has large soil particles.

29. Which one of the following soil conservation measures conserves soil in the same way as mulching?

A. Planting cover crops.

B. Contour farming.

C. Use of gabions.

D. Terracing.

30. The following statements are true about breast milk except

A. it cannot transmit diseases .

B. it allows the mother and the baby to bond.

C. its available in the correct form and at right temperature

D. its easier for infants to digest.

31. A child who appears old with a wrinkled face is also likely to .

A. lack blood

B. have swollen abdomen

C. have bow legs

D. cry often.

32. Which one of the following groups consists only of foods that will provide energy to the body?

A. Maize, rice, milk.

B. Cassava, beans, fish.

C. Ground nuts, coconut, sunflower.

D. Meat, wheat, peas.

33. The diagram below illustrates a jiko.

It is an improved jiko because the part labelled

A. J takes less charcoal.

B. K is made of clay

C. L is metallic.

D. M is closed.

34. Which one of the following sources of energy is exhaustible?

A. Petroleum

B. Wind

C. Biogas

D. Trees.

35. Which one of the following is an efficient way of using energy?

A. Drying grain using solar.

B. Using a vacuum flask to keep tea hot. C. Using biogas.

D.Putting off wood fire when not in use.

36. The following can produce electricity except

A. solar drier

B. biogas

C. torch batter

D, dynamo.

37. A card with the Word TEACHER written on it was placed in front of a mirror. _ Which three of the letters did not change in appearance?

A.R, A and C.

B. T, A and H.

C. H. E and R.

D. l-l and T.

38. Which one of the following materials works in the same way as frosted glass?

A. Sky light.

B. Mirror.

C. Clear water.

D. Car windscreen.

39. The property of light used in the working of a lamp in a room is that light

A. travels in a straight line

B. spreads in all directions

C. bends as it passes from one media to another

D. forms shadows with opaque objects.

40. ln which one of the following processes is carbon dioxide used?

A. Making electric bulbs.

B. Buming substances.

C. Fixing soil nutrients.

D. Preserving soft drinks.

41. After using a magnet, the next stage of separating a mixture of salt, sand and iron fillings is to

A. filter the mixture

B. decant the mixture

C. add water to the mixture

D. sieve the mixture.

42. The diagram below shows a set up used by pupils to demonstrate a certain property of matter.

The mistake made in the set up was to

A. use balls ofwax of the same size

B. place balls of wax at equal intervals

C . use a plank of wood

D. place the candle at the end of the plank of wood.

43. Which one of the following groups of materials are correctly matched to magnetic and non magnetic?

Magnetic Non magnetic

A. Office pins steel wool

B. Staples copper coin

C. Aluminium foil nails

D. Silver coin glass

44. Which one of the following machines works in the same way as a staircase?

A. Spade.

B. Claw hammer.

C. Crowbar.

D. Ladder 45. Which one of the following practices will help to control soil pollution?

A. Burning wastes in dump sites.

B. Using organic fertilisers.

C. Grouping wastes into categories.

D. Planting cover crops.

46. Which one of the following pairs correctly represents living and non-living components of the environment?

Living Non-living

A. Soil bat.

B. Chameleon mushroom plant.

C. Earthworm water.

D. Oxygen mineral salts.

47. The following are some ways by Which soil is conserved

(i) Reducing speed of surface runoff

(ii) Trapping soil

(iii) Reducing evaporation of soil water

(iv) Reducing impact ofrain drops.

Which two ways are as result of contour farming?

A. (i) and (iii)

B. (ii) and (iii)

C. (iii);and (vi)

D. (iii)and (iv)

48. Which one of the following practices would help in maintaining strong teeth in humans?

A. Drinking milk.

B. Using tooth picks after meals.

C. Using teeth to break hard objects.

D. Eating of bread.

49. The diagram below represents a lever in use.

If the lever is to make work easier, which one of the following will correctly represent the position of load, fulcrum and effort?

Load Fulcrum Effort

A. X Y Z

B. Z Y X

C. Y Z x

D. Z X y

50. In which one of the following is friction reduced by streamlining?

A, Biro pen casing.

B. Skating shoes.

C.Shoe soles.

D.Vehicle bodies.

Questions and Answers

2016 Science

1. Which one of the following characteristics can be used to identify molars? Presence of reproductive system.

B. cusps and ridges

2. The following are functions of the trachea

C.warming air

3. Which one of the following parts of the ' alimentary canal is correctly matched to which one Of the pans labenad P= Q’ R its function? and S is correctly matched to its function?

A. Mouth site for fertilisation. digestion of food

4. The diagram below represents the structure of a human heart.

Name the blood vessel labelled k,l,m,n

K L M ' N C. Venacava Pulmonary artery Aorta Pulmonary vein

5. The diagram below represents a female

Which one of the parts labelled p,q,r and s its correctly matched to its function

part Function

A.P site for fertilization

6. Which one of the following is a health effect of drug abuse?

A. Withdrawal.

7. The first stage of HIV infection is known as B. widow

8.Which one of the following vaccines are correctly matched to the age when they are first administered?

BCG Tetanus Polio Measles

D.At birth 6 weeks At birth 9 months

9.Which one of the following diseases can be prevented by draining stagnant water around homesteads?

D. Malaria.

10.A patient was instructed by a doctor to take two tablets of medicine every six hours. However. the patient forgotrto take at noon and on remembering took four tablets at the same time. The patient should have.

C . revisited the doctor for advice.

11.Which one of the following pairs consists only of illegal drugs in Kenya?

D. Bhang and mandrax.

12.Which one of the following weeds has green-purple leaves?

C. Pig weed.

13. Which one of the following pairs of plants stores food in the roots?

B. Cassava and carrot.

14. Which one of the following statements on interdependence between plants is not true? Some plants

A. depend on others for carbon dioxide

15. Which one of the following crop pests is correctly matched to the part of the plant it damages?

Pest Part damaged

B. Cutworm stems.

16. Which one of the following groups of plants consists of only flowering plants‘?

A. Onion, sisal, nappier grass.

17. Which one of the following diagrams re

presents the shape of the new moon?

18. In the solar system, Jupiter is found between

C. Saturn and Mars.

19. Pupils observed and classified certain animals into two groups E and F as shown below?

Group E ' Group F

Bat Chameleon Eagle Erog Leopard Snake The pupils classified the animals on basis of

C. constant and varying body temperature

20. Standard five pupils observed a goat tied on a post to graze in the field. This method of grazing is classified as

A. rotational grazing

21. The diagrams below represents beaks of ' certain birds.

The birds whose beaks are represented by

G and H are

Bird G Bird H

B. nectar feeder filter feeder

22. Which one of the following methods of controlling animal parasites is correctly matched to the parasite controlled? Method Parasite controlled

A. Rotational Ticks and tapeworms Grazing

23. Pupils gave the following statements about water.

(i) Lathers easily

(ii) Has a pleasant taste

(m) Has mineral salts

(iv) Good for cleaning

Which two statements describe hard water?

B. (ii) and (iii)

24. Which one of the following pairs of diseases is as a result of drinking polluted water?

B. Typhoid and cholera.

25. In which one of the following practices is Water recycled?

B. Recovering clean water from dirty water.

26. Which one of the following pairs of signs and symptoms is for cholera?

C.Abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

27. Large furrows in the soil indicate

B. gulley erosion

28. Which one of the following statements is true about clay soil‘?

A. .Has small air spaces.

29. Which one of the following soil conservation measures conserves soil in the same way as mulching?

A. Planting cover crops.

30. The following statements are true about breast milk except

A. it cannot transmit diseases .

31. A child who appears old with a wrinkled face is also likely to .

D. cry often.

32. Which one of the following groups consists only of foods that will provide energy to the body?

C. Ground nuts, coconut, sunflower.

33. The diagram below illustrates a jiko.

It is an improved jiko because the part labelled

B. K is made of clay 34. Which one of the following sources of energy is exhaustible?

A. Petroleum

35. Which one of the following is an efficient way of using energy?

D.Putting off wood fire when not in use.

36. The following can produce electricity except

A. solar drier

37. A card with the Word TEACHER written on it was placed in front of a mirror. _ Which three of the letters did not change in appearance?

B. T, A and H.

38. Which one of the following materials works in the same way as frosted glass?

A. Sky light.

39. The property of light used in the working of a lamp in a room is that light

B. spreads in all directions

40. ln which one of the following processes is carbon dioxide used?

D. Preserving soft drinks.

41. After using a magnet, the next stage of separating a mixture of salt, sand and iron fillings is to

C. add water to the mixture

42. The diagram below shows a set up used by pupils to demonstrate a certain property of matter.

The mistake made in the set up was to

C . use a plank of wood

43. Which one of the following groups of materials are correctly matched to magnetic and non magnetic?

Magnetic Non magnetic

B. Staples copper coin

44. Which one of the following machines works in the same way as a staircase?

D. Ladder

45.Which one of the following practices will help to control soil pollution?

B. Using organic fertilisers.

46. Which one of the following pairs correctly represents living and non-living components of the environment?

Living Non-living

C. Earthworm water.

47. The following are some ways by Which soil is conserved

(i) Reducing speed of surface runoff

(ii) Trapping soil

(iii) Reducing evaporation of soil water

(iv) Reducing impact ofrain drops.

Which two ways are as result of contour farming?

A. (i) and (iii)

48. Which one of the following practices would help in maintaining strong teeth in humans?

A. Drinking milk.

49. The diagram below represents a lever in use.

If the lever is to make work easier, which one of the following will correctly represent the position of load, fulcrum and effort?

Load Fulcrum Effort

A. X Y Z

50. In which one of the following is friction reduced by streamlining?

D.Vehicle bodies.

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