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KCSE History and Government Paper 2 Question Paper 2015 – Machakos County Trial

KNEC KCSE History and Government Paper 2 – 2015 – Machakos County Trial

2015 KCSE Machakos County Trial

History and Government Paper 2

SECTION A (25 Marks)

Answer ALL the questions in this section


Give the main method used by anthropologist to gather their historical data.

 1 marks


Identify the method used in making sangoan tools.

 1 marks


Identify two external reasons for Lewanika’s collaboration with the British.

 2 marks


Identify the chartered company that British used to administer parts of west Africa

 1 marks


Give two reasons why the location of Samori Toures second empire contributed to his defeat by the French.

 2 marks


Identify two ancestors of man associated with the making of Oldowan Tools.

 2 marks


List two inventions which Jethro Tull a British farmer invented.

 2 marks


State two regions where salt was mined during Trans-Saharan Trade.

 2 marks


State two ways in which knowledge of iron working led to the rise of kingdoms in pre-colonial period.

 2 marks


Identify two social classes that made up the Baganda society in the pre-colonial period.

 2 marks


State one way through which the European nations maintained peace among themselves during the partition of African continent.

 1 marks


State two duties of native affairs Department in Zimbabwe during the colonial period.

 2 marks


Name the underground movement that spearheaded the armed resistance in South Africa during the apartheid system.

 1 marks


Identify two weapons used during cold war.

 2 marks


Identify two vessels used in space exploration.

 2 marks

SECTION B (45 Marks)

Answer any THREE questions in this section


(a) Identify three reasons why African slaves were more preferred than other races during the
Trans-Atlantic trade (3marks)
(b) Explain six factors which contributed to the decline of the Trans-Saharan Trade. (12marks)

 15 marks


(a) Name three advantages of the use of radio over newspaper in modern society. (3marks)
(b) Describe six contributions of TV to economic development. (12marks)

 15 marks


(a) Outline five factors that led to rise of Shona community before the 19th century (5marks)
(b) Describe the political organization of Asante Empire in the pre-colonial period (10 marks)

 15 marks


(a) Other than Nigeria name other three British colonies in West Africa. (3marks)
(b) Explain six reasons why the British used Direct rule in Zimbabwe. (12marks)

 15 marks

SECTION C (30 Marks)

Answer Any TWO questions in this section


(a) Name three political parties that struggled for independence in Ghana. (3marks)
(b) Explain six factors that contributed to nationalism in Ghana. (12marks)

 15 marks


(a) Give five reasons for the failure of the peace settlement after the First World War (5marks)
(b) Discuss five causes of the Second World War. (10marks)

 15 marks


(a) Name three founders of Non-Aligned Movement (3marks)
(b)Explain six factors that undermined the activities of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) (12marks)

 15 marks

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