PRE PRIMARY LEAVING EXAMINATION

SECTION A

1. What name is given to the 0° longitude on the globe?
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2. Give one example of a block mountain in Uganda.
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3. Name the body which is responsible for organising and supervising of elections in Uganda.
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4. State one reason why Liberia in West Africa was not colonised.
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5. Of what importance is the Uganda Wild Life Education Centre (UWEC) to Uganda?
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6. State one way in which poaching can affect Uganda's tourism industry.
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7. Why is the government of Uganda emphasising the implementation of the plan for the modernisation of Agriculture?
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8. Name any one multi-purpose river project in Africa.
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9. State one reason why the Bantu migrated from their places of origin.
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10. State one way Ugandans in your district practice their democracy today.
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11. Through which neighbouring country did Father Simeon Lourdel and Brother Amans enter Uganda?
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12. What name is given to the tropical grasslands of Africa?
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13. State one reason why the whites introduced Apartheid Policy in South Africa.
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14. Which nationalistic movement waged an armed struggle for the independence of Kenya?
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15. Why was Ghana referred to as the Gold Coast before independence?
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16. State one factor that made it difficult for the extension of electricity power lines to Kalangala District.
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17. In which way is it a disadvantage for African countries to export non-processed raw materials?
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18. Give one advantage of air transport  over railway transport.
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19. In which geographical region of Africa is Uganda located?
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20. State one reason why Henry Morton Stanley  circumnavigated Lake Victoria.
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21. What title is given to a person wo heads the Judiciary in Uganda?
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22. State one way climate affects human activities in an area.
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23. State one reason why the Miombo Woodlands in Tanzania are sparsely populated.
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24. Whicg organisation sent John Hanning Speke and James Grant to East Africa?
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25. What is the main role of the Prisons Department?
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26. Differentiate between a ranch and a diary farm.
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27. Why is it not advisable to use chemicals to destry the water hyacinth on Lake Victoria?
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28. Much of the land in Uganda lies on a plateau. What do you understand by the term plateau?
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29. State one reason why Sir Gerald Portal was sent to Uganda in 1893.
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30. State one way U.P.C managed to defeat D.P in the 1962 elections.
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31. Give one reason why the Arabs came to East Africa.
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32.  Suggest one way in which a good road network will help most parts of Uganda to develop.
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33. Give one reason why the Arabs came to East Africa.
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34. How is the government of Uganda trying to reduce the number of people who can neither read nor write?
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35. Give one reason why Julius Nyerere is remembered in the history of Tanzania.
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36. Suggest one reason why it is necessary for Uganda to have Swahili as its national language.
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For each of the questions 37-40, answer either Christianity or Islam BUT NOT BOTH in each number. No marks will be awarded to a candidate who attempts both alternatives in a number.
37. Either: What was God's purpose of creating Adam?
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Or: Why should there be a total submission to the will of Allah?
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38. Either: Why does a Christian repent to God after sinning?
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Or: In Islam, who is a munaafiqun?
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39. Either: Who delivered a message from God to Mary?
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Or: Who delivered a message from Allah to Prophet Muhammad?
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40. Either: Why did Jesus Christ come to earth?
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Or: How did the marriage of Prophet Muhammad to Khadijah assist him?
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SECTION B
41. Use the sketch map of Uganda to answer questions 41 (a) to (d) below.
(a) Name the district of Uganda marked A.
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(b) On the map of Uganda, name the Kazinga Channel using letter X.
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(c) State the main economic activity activity of the people living on the island marked B.
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(d) Name the island district marked B.
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42. (a) How does weather affect people's way of dressing:
(i) when it is very hot?
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(ii) when it is very cold?
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(b) Give two ways in which sunshine is important to farmers.
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43. (a) How did slave trade help some African kings to strengthen their kingdoms?
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(b) Suggest one negative result of slave trade to the countries of Africa.
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(c) State two methods that the British used to stop slave trade in East Africa.
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44. (a) Why is privatisation said to be a good practice in Uganda today?
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(b) Give any two advantages of having many small scale industries in Uganda today?
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45. Desert trees get very little water. Give two reasons why they do not dry up.
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(b) What are the following in desert climatic regions?
(i) Oases
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(ii)Sand dunes
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46. (a) State one advantage Ghana has over Uganda in terms of location.
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(b) Give any two problems that were created as a result of the construction of the Akasombo Dam in Ghana.
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(c) State one reason why both Ghana and Uganda qualify to be member states of CHOGM.
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47. (a) State two reasons why the Boers in South Africa decided to migrate from the Cape Province northwards.
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(b) Write down two effects of the Great Trek.
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48. (a) Give two reasons why colonialists used indirect rule in some parts of Africa.
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(b) Name the European administrator who introduced indirect rule in Uganda.
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(c)Name the British governor who administered Uganda up to the 9th October 1962.
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49. (a) Why is road transport the commonest type of transport?
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(b) Give two dangers of an increased number of vehicles in a poor mechanical condition in Uganda today.
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50. The map below is of the Gezira Irrigation Scheme in Sudan. Use it to answer the questions (a) and (b).
(a) Name the part of the Nile marked X.
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(b) Name an important crop grown in the Kenana Irrigation Area.
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(c) Give two reasons for the success of the Gezira Irrigation Scheme.
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51. (a) The League of Nations was a world body which was formed after the First World War. Suggest any two reasons that led to its failure.
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(b) Which UN specialised agency is responsible for;
(i) Refugees
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(ii) To make research on diseases
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52. (a) What is trade?
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(b) State any two duties of the Central Bank of Uganda.
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(c) What title is given to a person who heads the Bank of Uganda?
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For each of the questions 53-55, answer either Christianity or Islam BUT NOT BOTH in each number. No marks will be awarded to a candidate who attempts both alternatives in a number.
53. Either: (a) State two ways Jesus for the bodily needs of his followers.
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(b) According to the Bible, who is a neighbour?
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(c) According to the Bible, who is a Good Samaritan?
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Or:
(a) What is Hegira?
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(b) Who was the immediate successor of Prophet Muhammad?
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(c) State two reasons why Muslims pilgrims to Mecca visit the following places:
(i) Minna
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(ii) Arafat
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54. Either: 
(a) Name the sacrament which helps to strengthen a Christian in his/her faith.
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(b) State two ways the Holy Spirit helps us today as Christians.
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(c) State any one  event that took place on the Pentecost Day.
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Or: (a) How is fasting helpful to a Muslim's spiritual life?
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(b) Give three ways in which salat is important to a Muslim.
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BOTH: 
55. (a) Give any two similarities between a Bible and a Quran.
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(c)Give any two ways in which the Christian or Islamic religions have led to the development of Uganda.
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