KCSE 2021 Home Science Paper 1

Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.

1. Give the meaning of the term food hygiene.(2 marks)

2. Identify two functions of fats and oils in the body.(2 marks)

3. Highlight two reasons why reheating food is discouraged.(2 marks)

4. State one use of each of the following kitchen utensils:(2 marks)

(a) sauce pots

(b) casseroles

5. State two advantages of blanching vegetables.(2 marks)

6. Define the term cosmetics.(2 marks)

7. Outline three practices that help to maintain healthy teeth.(2 marks)

8. State two reasons why weaning a baby too early is discouraged.(2 marks)

9. Name two types of brushes used to remove dirt from surfaces in the home.(1 marks)

10. State two causes of poor sanitation. (2 marks)

11. Highlight the importance of pouring hot detergent water into a kitchen sink after cleaning it.(1 mark)

12. Identify two points to consider when buying land for a family house.(2 marks)

13. Define the term goods.(1 marks)

14. State two advantages of buying goods using hire purchase method.(2 marks)

15. Give two points to consider when choosing pegs.(2 marks)

16. Identify two laundry processes that may be carried out before washing a cotton shirt (2 marks)

17. Name two balance marks used on patterns in clothing construction.(1 marks)

18. Give one use of each of the following stitches:(2 marks)

(a) Overseeing

(b) Overcasting

19. State one function of each of the following parts of a sewing machine:(3 marks)

(a) pressor foot

(b) tension disc

(c) spool pin

20. Identify two types of pockets used on a boy’s trouser.(2 marks)

21. Differentiate between natural and man-made fibres.(2 marks)

SECTION B (20 marks)


Answer question 22 in the space provided.

22. Your parents are away on a trip and you have been left in charge of the home. Outline the procedure to follow when:

(a) cleaning a concrete floor of the verandah thoroughly(10 marks)

(b) cleaning a discolored melamine plate thoroughly(6 marks)

(c) dry cleaning your father’s acrylic neck-tie (4 marks)

SECTION C (40 marks)

Answer any two questions from this section in the space provided after question 25.

23. (a) Explain five advantages of making a family budget.(10 marks)

(b) Describe five factors that may lead to malnutrition. (10 marks)

24. (a) Explain three factors that determine the type of seam to use on garments. (6 marks)

(b) Explain three points to consider when choosing an ironing board. (6 marks)

(c) Explain four properties of polyester that make it suitable for making school uniforms.(8 marks)

25. (a) Explain three different ways of providing family shelter. (6 marks)

(b) Explain four ways of meeting social needs of a patient recovering at home. (8 marks)

(c) Giving a reason in each case, describe three activities carried out on the mother at the ante-natal clinic. (6 marks)

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