End of Year P.6 SST

SECTION A (40 Marks)
1. Name the most recent country that joined the East African Community.
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2. Mention any one way the people of Uganda organised themselves socially.
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3. Why do people in dry areas such as north eastern Kenya follow a nomadic pastoral way of life?
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4. Give one reason why there is little vegetation on the ground in natural forests.
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5. Mention any one skill that African children learnt as part of traditional education.
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6. Draw a symbol used for a waterfall on the map.

7. In which way did William Mackinnon help in the development of East Africa?

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8. Name the organisation under which the independent East African countries operated before 1977.

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9. Give one way Kenya is helpful to the economic development of Uganda.

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10. What was the main cause of the Mau Mau Rebellion?

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11. Give any one way of caring for vegetation in the school compound.

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12. Mention any one type of a natural resource in Uganda.

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13. Why is it important for a school to have a garden?

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14. Mention any one  missionary activity in East Africa.

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15. How did the rift valley affect the building of the Uganda Railway.

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16. Name one human activity that destroys swamp vegetation.

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17. Give any one weather disaster that commonly affects people living near lakes.

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18. Why should there be a Chief Administrative Officer in every district?

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19. Name the type of natural vegetation that commonly grows in swamps and inlets.

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20. State any one problem affecting the people in the rural areas of Uganda.

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21. Mention one way people show respect for their culture in the society.

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22. Mention any one mineral mined in the Albertine region.

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23. Why is agriculture the main occupation of most people in East Africa?

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24. Kenya was known as a colony while Uganda was a protectorate. What is the difference between a colony and a protectorate?

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25. Of what historical importance is Bagamoyo in Tanzania.

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26. Why is the area around Lake Victoria suitable for farming?

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27. Mention one step the government has taken to reduce accidents on Uganda's roads.

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28. Give any one way the government provides safe and clean water to the people.

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29. Mention one activity that unites people in an area.

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30. In which country was the first railway line in East Africa built?

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31. What is meant by indirect rule as practiced by the British?

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32. If you were a registered as a voter, what qualities would you consider when choosing a leader in your area?

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33. Mention any one product got from wood.

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34. State one advantage of cooperation among nations.

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35. Why do most rivers in Kenya and  Tanzania flow towards the Indian Ocean?

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36. How were the caravans useful to the early traders in East Africa?

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37. Why does the sun appear to rise in the East?

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38. State any one way commercial banks have helped to fight poverty in Uganda.

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39. Name any one founder of the East African Community.

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40. Why was the team that represented Uganda in the Olymphics Games in 2016 given the national flag?

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SECTION B (60 MARKS)

41. (a) Give any two factors that influence population in East Africa.

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(b) Give any one way in which a high population has caused poverty in East Africa.

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42. (a) Why is it important for people to pay taxes to the government?

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(b) Mention any one type of tax the people pay to the government.

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(c) Apart from provision of social services, in which two other ways does the government use revenue?

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43. Match and re-write the map elements in list A to their uses in list B.

List AList B
KeyTells what the map is all about.
ScaleExplains the map symbols
TitleShows direction of places
CompassIt helps in finding distances.

(a) Key:
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(b) Scale:
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(c) Title:
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(d) Compass
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44. Study the sketch map of East Africa below and use it to answer questions that follow.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand

(a) Name the town marked M on the map.
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(b) In which way is  town M important to East Africa?
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(c) Mention any two problems affecting East Africa's neighbour marked X on the map.

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45. (a) Name the first group of etnic migrants to come to East Africa.

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(b) Give any two ways in which climate led to early migrations in East Africa.

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(c) State any one effect of etnic migrants in East Africa.

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46. (a) State any one factor that led to the formation of the LEGCO in Uganda.

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(b) Name any one of the first Africans on the LEGCO from central Uganda.

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(c) Give any two ways in which the LEGCO led to the independence of Uganda.

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47. (a) Give any two advantages modern means of communication have over traditional ones.

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(b) Mention any two problems faced by people using modern means of communication.

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48. (a) Give any two problems affecting East Africa national parks and game reserves.

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(b) In which way have national parks and game reserves contributed to the economic development in East Africa?

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(c) Mention one major tourist attraction in East Africa's game parks.

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49. Study the sketch map of Uganda below and answer the questions that follow.


(a) In which way is lake marked M different from lake marked X on the map?
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(b) Find the actual ground distance between town A and town B.









(c) Name one mountain in Uganda that was formed in a similar as Mount Pare in Tanzania.
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(d) Give any one importance of mountains to farmers.
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50. (a)  Name any two things you need in order to start an industry.

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(b) Give any two effects of industries to the environment.

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51. (a) Name the empire that was formed by Arabs at the East African Coast.

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(b) How were the dhows helpful to the early traders that came to East Africa?

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(c) Give any two benefits of Arab settlement in East Africa.

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52. (a) Mention any two changes that were made by the British colonialists in Uganda.

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(b) GIve any two methods used by Africans to demand for their independence.

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53. (a) Name the largest vegetation zone in Uganda.

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(b) State any two factors that influence vegetation.

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(c) In which way is vegetation important to animals?

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54. (a) State any one way in which the following places are important to people.

(a) Post offices:

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(b) Hositals:

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(c) Markets:

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(d) Banks:

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55. (a) Mention any two activities that unite people in the community.

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(b) State any two importance of social activities apart from uniting people.

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