CLASS: PRIMARY 5                        SUBJECT: BASIC SCIENCE


  1. _____________ is the ability of living things to produce young ones of their kind. 

(a) respiration (b) circulation (c) reproduction (d) excretion 

  1. The parts of a flower that attracts insect because of the possession of sweet smell is called____ 

(a) petals (b) sepals (c) stigma (d) anthers 

  1. _____________ is the transfer of pollen grain from the anther to the stigma of a flower 

(a) pollution (b) pollination (c) population (d) popular 

  1. ______________ are substances which are capable of changing blue litmus paper to red 

(a) acids (b) bases (c) water (d) oil 

  1. ____________ is the reaction between caustic soda and oil to form soap 

(a) perfume (b) sodium (c) saponification (d) soapy 

  1. Which of the following is not a source of heat 

(a) sun (b) friction (c) electricity (d) water condensation 

  1. All the following are examples of a flower except _______ 

(a) hibiscus (b) orange plant (c) morning glory (d) sun flower 

  1. The state of preventing danger or harm to ourselves or somebody is called _____ 

(a) safety (b) save (c) accident (d) damages 

  1. ____________ is a purposeful human activity which involves designing and making products in diverse (a) technology (b) technician (c) technique (d) telecommunication 


  1. The following are examples of organic acids except _________ 

(a) lactic acid (b) actic acid (c) sulphuric acid (d) citric acid 

  1. _________ is the ability to do work (a) power (b) work (c) energy (d) force 
  2. ____________ is the degree of hotness or coldness of a body 

(a) temperature (b) thermocool (c) humidity (d) pressure 

  1. Which of there is not a safety gadget (a) knife (b) helmet (c) fire extinguisher (d) Google 
  2. Heat can be transferred in the following ways except ________ 

(a) radiation (b) convection (c) conduction (d) evaporation 

  1. Which of the following is not a form of energy 

(a) hat energy (b) light energy (c) solar energy (d) water energy 

  1. Heat can be transferred in ____________ ways (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4 (d) 5 
  2. The two types of bases are ____________ an d_______________ (a) organic and inorganic (b) soluble and insoluble (c) soda and potash (d) compound and sodium 


Use the diagram below to answer question 18 – 20 

  1. The part labeled III is known as _____ (a) sepalos (b) petals (c) stamen (d) anther 
  2. The part labeled ______________ represents the ovule/eggs (a) IV (b) II (c) I (d) III 


  1. The part of flower that attract insects and produces sweet smells is labeled ______ 

(a) II (b) III (c) I (d) IV


Section B

  1. What is pollination? __________________________________________________________



b.) Mention three agents of pollination 

(a) ________________________________    (b) ________________________________

(c) ________________________________   


  1. What is an acid? _____________________________________________________________



b.) Give two examples of each of the following 

(i) Organic acid: _____________________________, ____________________________

(ii) Inorganic acid: ____________________________, ____________________________


  1. Define saponification? _________________________________________________________ 



b.) Complete the following 

Acid   + ______________________        ______________________   + water 


  1. What is energy? ______________________________________________________________



b.) State three major ways be which heat is transferred 

(a) ________________________________    (b) ________________________________

(c) ________________________________   


  1. What is safety? ______________________________________________________________



b.) List four safety gadgets    

(a) ________________________________    (b) ________________________________

  • (c) ________________________________    (d) ________________________________
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