History &Amp; Government Paper 2  Question Paper

Exam Name: History &Amp; Government Paper 2  



Exam Year:2006

Time: 2 1/2 hours
This paper consists of THREE sections:A,B and C.
Answer ALL the questions in section A,three questions from section B and two questions from section C.
SECTION A (25 marks)
Answer all the questions in this section in the answer booklet provided.
1.Give one reason why Homo Habilis was reffered to as 'able man.'(1mark)

2.Identify one area in Africa where agriculture began.(1mark)

3.Identify one type of trade.(1mark)

4.Identify two improvements which were made on Macadimized roads in the nineteenth Century.(2marks)

5.State two advantages of the use of electricity in industries during the Industrial Revolution.(2marks)

6.State the main contribution of the discovery of Chloroform in the field of medicine.

7.Identify two factors that led to the growth of Athens as an urban centre.(2marks)

8.name two officials who assisted the ruler of the Shona to administer the Kingdom.(2marks)

9.What is the difference between the scramble and partition of Africa in the nineteenth century?(2marks)

10.Name one colony of Britain in West Africa.(1mark)

11.Give one reason why the Africans in Tanganyika were against the use of Akidas by the German colonial administrators.(1mark)

12.Identify two peaceful methods which the nationalists in South Africa used in the struggle for independence.(2marks)

13.Give one reason why the United States of America (U.S.A.) did not join the First World War until 1917.(1mark)

14.Give the main reason for the failure of the League of Nations.(1mark)

15.State two achievements of Pan-Africanism between 1945 and 1963.(2mark)

16.State two political challenges that Tanzania faced during the rule of President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.(2marks)

17.Who is the head of Government in India?(1mark)

SECTION B (45 marks)
Answer any THREE questions from this section in the answer booklet provided.
18.(a) What were the physical changes which occurred in early human beings as they evolved from ape-like creatures to modern people?(5marks)
(b) Describe the way of life of early human beings during the Old Stone Age period.(10marks)

19.(a) Give three factors which should be considered when sending a message.(3marks)
(b) Explain the effects of Telecommunications on modern society.(12marks)

20.(a) Give three reasons why Lobengula was defeated by the British in 1893.(3 marks)

(b) What were the results of the British-Ndebele War of 1893?(12marks)

21.(a) What five reasons encouraged nationalists in Mozambique to use armed struggle to attain independence?(5marks)
(b) Describe the problems which undermined the activities of the nationalists in Mozambique.(10marks)

SECTION C (30 marks)
Answer any TWO questions from this section in the answer booklet provided.
22.(a) Give three ways through which trade contributed to the rise of the Asante Kingdom in the 18th Century.(3marks)
(b) Describe the social organization of Asante Kingdom in the eighteenth Century.(12marks)

23.(a) Give three categories of members of parliament in Britain?(3marks)
(b) What are the duties of the Prime Minister in Britain.(12marks)

24.(a) Give three organs of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).(3marks)
(b) What are the achievements of Economic Community of West States (ECOWAS).(12marks)

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