KCSE Secondary Level History And Government Paper 2  Question Paper

Exam Name: History And Government Paper 2 

Course: Secondary Level

Institution/Board: KCSE

Exam Year:2005

K.C.S.E HISTORY & GOVERNMENT PAPER 2 2005
SECTION A (25 Marks)
Answer all the questions in this section in the answer booklet provided
1. State one theory that explains the origin of early people (1 mk)
2. Give two advantages of using the steam engine in the transport industry in the 19th
Century (2 mks)
3. Give two factors which led to the growth of urban centers in Greece (2 mks)
4. Identify one form of picture writing during the early civilizations (1 mk)
5. State two advantages of cinemas (2 mks)
6. Give one importance of the Odwira festival in the ancient kingdom of Ashanti
(1 mk)
7. Identify the main commodity from Africa in the Trans- Atlantic trade (1 mk)
8. Identify two economic effects of industrial revolution in North America
(2 mks)
9. Name two missionary societies which worked in West Africa in the 19th century
(2 mks)
10. State one way in which European Nationalism contributed to colonization of
Africa (1 mk)
11. Identify two chartered companies which were used to administer European
colonial possessions in Africa (2 mks)
12. Give one reason why the Shona supported the British during the Ndebele war of
1893 (1 mk)
13. Name one political party that fought for independence in Ghana (1 mk)
14. Give two reasons why there were civil wars in the democratic republic of Congo
(DRC) soon after independence (2 mks)
15. State two advantages of being a member of the commonwealth organization
16. Name the type of constitution used in Britain (1 mk)
17. Give one disadvantages of a federal system of government (1 mk)
SECTION B (45 MARKS)
Answer any three questions from this section in the answer booklet provide
18. (a) What were the stages in the development of tools by early people (3 mks)
(b) Explain six ways through which the development of iron technology affected
African communities in the pre- colonial period (12 mks)
19. (a) Give three classes of people in Hinduism (3 mks)
(b) Explain six effects of the spread of Islam in Africa up to the end of the 19th
century (12 mks)
20. (a) What were the effects of using electricity in industries in Europe during the
19th century? (5 mks)
(b) Explain five effects of scientific inventions on agricultural development in
Europe during the 19th century (10 mks)
21. (a) Give three problems which European colonialists faced as they established
their rule in Africa in the second half of the 19th century (3 mks)
(b) What were the results of the collaboration between Lewanika of the Lozi and
the British in the 19th Century (12 mks)

SECTION C (30 MKS)
Answer any two questions from this section in the answer booklet provided
22. (a) State three privileges which were enjoyed by assimilated Africans in the
four communes of Senegal (3 mks)
(b) Why did the French system of assimilation fail in the areas outside the
communes? (12 mks)
23. (a) What were the results of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in Japan
in 1945? (3 mks)
(b) Explain six factors which contributed to the rise of Japan as an industrial
power after the second world war (12 mks)
24. (a) What are the functions of the security council of the united Nations
(3 mks)
(b) Explain six problems which the United Nations is facing in its efforts to
maintain world peace (12 mks)



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