KCPE SCIENCE 2009 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Which one of the following statements describe a human canine tooth?
Which one of the following consists only of parts of the human body where digestion takes place?
Which one of the following statements about reproduction in human beings is CORRECT?
In which one of the following activities is water used for recreation?
In which one of the following is water used sparingly?
When constructing a wind vane the
Which one of the following groups of planets are in the CORRECT order in terms of distance from the sun?
The diagram below represents a weather chart prepared by pupils.
Which one of the following statements is CORRECT about the weather chart?
Birds that have short, straight and thick beaks are
In which one of the following does the load move through the same distance as the effort when in use?
Which one of the following pairs of objects will float on water?
During a demonstration to investigate a certain property of matter, soil was put in a small container and then dipped in water in a basin.
This was to show the presence of
Which one of the following pairs of materials are good conductors of electricity?
Which one of the following statements about energy is TRUE? Energy is
Driving a motor vehicle with a well maintained engine will mainly control pollution in
A flower which has long feathery stigma and loosely held anthers is also likely to
The chart below shows some farm animals and their products
The diagram below shows a set-up used by pupils to carry out an investigation
The investigation was to
Which one of the following is TRUE about soil that has high water retention? It has
Which one of the following is an effect of soil pollution?
Which one of the following groups consist only of external livestock parasites?
In which one of the following cases is friction a disadvantage?
Which one of the following is a source of electricity?
Which one of the following are both reasons for lighting a house?
In a certain investigation on soil, pupils heated soil in a container until smoke was produced. This was to investigate presence of
KCPE PAST PAPERS 2011: SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [QNS 01-25]
Which one of the following diseases is a child immunized against at birth, sixth week, tenth week and fourteenth week after birth?
Which one of the following is advisable when spraying with chemicals?
Which one of the following pairs consists only of omnivorous animals?
The reason why some plants have thick waxy cuticle is to
Which one of the following consists of groups of food that mainly contain fats?
The first step in obtaining salt from a mixture of salt solution and pieces of copper wire is
Substances that have definite mass and volume are
A lactating mother should feed on a diet rich in calcium and phosphorous in order to
Which one of the following is the most effective preventive measure against the spread of sexually transmitted infections amongst the youth in schools?
Which one of the following pairs consist only of inclined planes?
The percentage of the component of air in the atmosphere used by legumes to make proteins is
The following are signs and symptoms of anaemia EXCEPT
Which one of the following consists only of a pair of animals that have constant body temperature?
The following are some activities carried out in an experiment to investigate drainage in soil.
(i) Put equal amounts of three types of soil in separate funnels.
(ii) Place the funnels on the mouth of each of the three plastic bottles.
(iii) Put cotton wool in the neck of each funnel.
(iv) Pour equal amounts of water on each type of soil at the same time.
Which one of the following is the CORRECT order of the activities?
Which one of the following methods of soil conservation can be used to control splash erosion?
The effects of heat on ice that make it change to gaseous form are
The chart below represents a simple classification of crops
Which one of the following crops are CORRECTLY represented by W, X, Y and Z?
The following is a feeding relationship that was observed in a certain habitat.
Maize grains --> Rats --> K --> Hawks
Which one of the following is CORRECTLY represented by K?
Which one of the following pests is CORRECTLY matched with the part of the crop it attacks?
Pest Part of crop attacked
Which one of the following diagrams represents what is observed when water is poured into a tin can with holes of the same size at different depths?
The diagram below represents a thermometer used to measure temperature of a certain liquid
From the thermometer, the temperature of the liquid is
The diagram below represents a set-up that was used to demonstrate a certain aspect of heat
The aspect demonstrated was
To save a person who has touched an exposed electric, wire, one should
In a certain investigation pupils heated different materials and recorded their findings.
Which one of the following CORRECTLY shows the pupils’ findings?
Which one of the following statements is NOT TRUE about friction. Friction is a force that
KCPE 2019 SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Which one of the following DOES NOT explain why an improved jiko conserves energy? It has
in which one of the following is work made easier by changing the direction of force applied?
which one of the following groups of foodstuffs constitutes a balanced diet?
The diagram below represents a windsock constructed by pupils
A suitable material that can be used to make the part labelled Q is?
in which one of the following circuit diagrams will the bulb not light?
which one of the following is a way of controlling water pollution?
the MAIN reason why a baby needs to be breastfed by the mother is that the milk produced
the following are features of certain types of clouds:
(i) white in color
(ii) appear like bundles of cotton
(iii) dark grey in colour
(iv) mountainous in shape
Which pair of features are for nimbus clouds?
the diagram below represents a set-up that can be used to demonstrate certain processes involved in change of state of matter.
The process that takes place at point labelled Q is
which one of the following activities can be used to demonstrate rill erosion?
which one of the following pairs consist only of materials that are non-magnetic?
which one of the following activities will make an aluminium foil that was floating on water sink?
which one of the following ways of improving soil fertility will take the longest time for plants to get nutrients?
pupils felt a sample of soil with their fingers. This activity was done to investigate
which one of the following is NOT a practice for maintaining simple tools?
Newton is a unit for
which one of the following pairs consists of only animals that have webbed feet?
corrugated iron sheets can be damaged when they come into contact with
the MAIN reason why black jack weed should be uprooted from a vegetable farm when they are still young is
which one of the following is a modern method of preserving food?
The following are activities involved in demonstrating that light travels in a straight line:
(i) light a candle and place it at the opposite end of the cardboards
(ii) thread a string through the holes
(iii) observe the candle through the holes
(iv) make a hole at the same level in the three cardboards
(v) cut three similar squares of cardboard and fix each cardboard to a piece of wood
Which one of the following is the correct order of activities?
which one of the following groups consists only of cash crops?
the purpose of using rollers to move a load is to
which one of the following if TRUE about heat transfer by convection? It takes place in
the chart below represents a simple classification of liquids
Which liquids are represented by P and Q?
KCPE 2009 SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Which of the following components of blood is involved in clotting after an injury?
which one of the following shows the CORRECT order of the blood flow in the heart?
which one of the following pairs consists only of social effects of drug abuse?
which one of the following statements is TRUE about the incubation stage of HIV infection?
which one of the following is NOT a CORRECT statement about a foetus?
which one of the following pairs of infectious consists only of those that are sexually transmitted?
a ruler placed slanting and partially immersed in water appears bent because light;
the diagram below represents a set-up that can be used to demonstrate a certain aspect of heat
The aspect demonstrated is that;
which one of the following is a storage pest?
which one of the following stores food in the same part of the plant as Irish potato?
the embryo of a seed is made up of?
the following are some characteristics of certain animals
(i) body covered with scales
(ii) lay eggs
(iii) body temperature vary with the surroundings
(iv) breathe through lungs
Which of the following pairs of animals has ALL the characteristics listed?
which one of the following is the main constituent of a balanced diet obtained by animals which feed on lucerne?
which one of the following is NOT an example of rotational grazing?
the following are activities carried out when modelling the solar system, but not in their correct order.
(i) draw circles on manilla paper to show orbits
(ii) model the planets and the sun using clay
(iii) put name tags and models of planets and the sun
(iv) fix models of planets to orbits and the model of the sun at the centre
(v) paste manilla paper on the soft board
Which one of the following is the CORRECT order in which the activities are carried out?
the following are some uses of components of air:
(i) manufacture of electric bulbs
(ii) support burning
(iii) manufacture of soft drinks
(iv) germination of seeds
(v) putting out fires
Which of the uses are for carbon dioxide?
a certain machine when in use, can work with load, effort and fulcrum at different positions as shown in the diagrams I and II.
The machine is a
the following are methods of separating mixtures:
Which two methods are suitable for separating a mixture of water and sand?
which one of the following is a CORRECT food chain?
when pieces of paper are dropped above a fire, they rise. This is because:
The diagram below represents a set-up that was used to demonstrate a certain property of matter
The property demonstrated was
which one of the following materials allow light to pass but one cannot see through it clearly?
which one of the following is the BEST method of managing plastic waste?
Which one of the following diseases can be prevented by wearing gumboots and gloves?
which one of the following practices is an advantage to the soil?
KCPE PAST PAPERS 2010: SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [QNS 26-50]
Which one of the following groups of machines consists of inclined planes only?
The diagram below represents a set up that is used to demonstrate a certain process.
The process investigated is __________
Which one of the following is NOT a method of conserving energy? Using;
The diagram below represents a set up that is used to investigate a certain aspect of light.
The aspect investigated is ___________
Presence of blood in urine and faeces in human beings may be a sign of _______
Which one of the following pairs of birds have their beaks adapted to the same type of feeding?
Which one of the following methods of preserving food is both modern and traditional?
Which one of the following deficiency diseases is caused by lack of calcium in the diet?
Which one of the following statements is NOT TRUE about commercial feeds for animals?
A. They are given mainly for protection against diseases.
B. Some are given as the only feed.
C. They are given mainly to increase production.
D. Some are given together with other feeds.
Which one of the following pairs of components of the environment do all animals depend on directly?
Which one of the following foods is CORRECTLY matched to its group?
Food Food group
Which one of the following animal feeds provide a diet of proteins and carbohydrates?
The diagram below represents a person pushing a heavy log of wood along a flat surface.
Which one of the following changes would make the person push the log more easily?
The following are some liquids:
(iii) Fresh milk
(iv) cooking oil
Which two liquids will mix when put in a container?
Which one of the following groups consists of materials that are ALL magnetic?
Which one of the following practices pollutes soil, air and water?
If medicine remains after taking the prescribed dose, it is advisable to
A. keep and use it later
B. dispose off the medicine
C. continue taking until it is finished
D. give it to someone with the same sickness.
Which one of the following is most likely to cause damage to corrugated iron sheets on buildings’? Gases from
A. aerosol sprays
B. burning farm wastes
Which one of the following diseases CANNOT be prevented by maintaining proper hygiene?
The beginning of energy transformations in a radio that uses dry cells is
The diagram below represents a safety sign when dealing with electricity.
The sign means
The diagram below represents a set up used to investigate a certain aspect of light.
The aspect being investigated is
Which one of the following is a reason why a glass container is likely to break if hot water is poured into it?
On a see-saw a small boy can lift a big boy when
The following are steps followed investigating the force required to lift using a fixed pulley but not in their order:
(i) Tie the load with a string
(ii) Pass the string with the load through the pulley on the support
(iii) Pull the spring balance and measure
(iv) Fix the pulley on the support
(v) Tie the spring balance at the end of string.
The CORRECT order of steps to be followed is
KCPE 2010 SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [QNS 1-25]
Oxygenated blood Deoxygenated blood
(i) Small in size
(iii) Long feathery stigma
(iv) Produce fewer and large sticky pollen grains
Which one of the following pairs of characteristics is for a wind pollinated flower
Which one of the following materials when used to connect wires at position K would make the bulb light?
Germination occurred in ____________
In the diagram the layer of ash is represented by;
Which one of the following is a reason why the instrument could not work?
Component of air Use
Which one of the following statements is TRUE about the weather chart?
Whenever it was .
HIV/AIDS may be spread by
From the results the soil samples X, Y and Z are most likely to be
SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS