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KNEC KCSE Home Science Paper 1 Question Paper / KCSE 2014

KNEC KCSE Home Science Paper 1 Question Paper / KCSE 2014

KCSE 2014

Home Science Paper 1

SECTION A (40 Marks)

Answer all questions in the spaces provided.


State two functions of proteins in the body.

 2 marks


Give four advantages of using a wooden spoon for cooking.

 2 marks


Give four reasons for blanching vegetables.

 2 marks


State four ways of minimizing fatigue while working in the kitchen.

 2 marks


Distinguish between garnishing and decorating food.

 2 marks


Define ventilation.

 1 marks


State three advantages of using gas as a fuel in the home.

 3 marks


State two disadvantages of concealed drainage system.

 2 marks


List two sources of consumer information.

 1 marks


Give the meaning of the word “counterfeit”.

 2 marks


Name four vaccines a child should be given by the age of nine months.

 2 marks


Identify two uses of each of the following items in first aid:
(a) safety pin;
(b) cotton swab.

 2 marks


Highlight three points on the care given to a child with fever at home.

 3 marks


Identify four points to consider when sorting clothes for washing.

 42 marks


State two points to observe when hanging clothes in the wardrobe.

 2 marks


State one factor that determines the width of a hem on a garment.

 1 marks


Give two reasons for using machine fell seam on children’s garments.

 2 marks


State three uses of interfacing in garment construction.

 3 marks


Differentiate between a fibre and a fabric.

 2 marks


Name the following pattern symbols.

Home Science Paper 1 Question Paper - KCSE 2014

 2 marks

SECTION B (20 Marks)

COMPULSORY: answer question 21 in the spaces provided.


Your cousin is celebrating her 17th birthday and has asked you to assist her in the preparations.
(a) State three factors to consider when setting a table for the invited guests. (3 marks)
(b) Outline the procedure to follow when arranging flowers for the party. (9 marks)
(c) Outline the procedure for thorough cleaning a canvas bag that she will use after the Party. (8 marks)

 20 marks

SECTION C (40 Marks)

Answer any two questions from this section in the spaces provided.


(a) List six details found on bread wrapping. (3 marks)
(i) State three advantages of budgeting the family income. (3 marks)
(ii) Explain two problems faced by consumers in Kenya today. (4 marks)
(i) State two principles of food preservation. (2 marks)
(ii) Explain two disadvantages of preserving food. (4 marks)
(d) Arrange the following steps of making yeast mixtures in order: shaping, fermentation, second kneading, first proving, baking, mixing, first kneading, second proving. (4 marks)

 20 marks


(i) List four materials suitable for finishing the floor in a living room. (2 marks)
(ii) Identify six activities that take place in a living room. (3 marks)
(b) State two functions of each of the following in relation to pregnancy: (4 marks)

(i) placenta;
(ii) amniotic fluid.
(c) Outline the procedure of caring for a household duster after use. (6 marks)
(d) Highlight five ways of enhancing personal health. (5 marks)

 20 marks


(a) Identify four methods of softening temporary hard water for laundry work. (4 marks)
(b) State four points to observe when working hand stitches. (4 marks)
(c) Highlight four qualities of a well made patch on a pillow case. (4 marks)
(d) Explain four properties of linen that make it suitable for bedsheets. (8 marks)

 20 marks

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