HISTORY YEAR 8 END SEMESTER EXAMS

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END SEMESTER1 EXAMS HISTORY 8 INSTRUCTIONS 1. The booklet contains for questions 2. Read and answer all questions correctly 3. Submit your answers within the stipulated time 4. Any examination irregularity shall lead to cancellation of the entire paper 5. Answers should be given in the provided spaces.

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QUESTION ONE The Black Death was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s. The plague arrived in Europe in October 1347, when 12 ships from the Black Sea docked at the Sicilian port of Messina. People gathered on the docks were met with a horrifying surprise: Most sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those still alive were gravely ill and covered in black boils that oozed blood and pus. Sicilian authorities hastily ordered the fleet of “death ships” out of the harbor, but it was too late: Over the next five years, the Black Death would kill more than 20 million people in Europe —almost one-third of the continent’s population. Europeans were scarcely equipped for the horrible reality of the Black Death. “In men and women alike,” the Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio wrote, “at the beginning of the malady, certain swellings, either on the groin or under the armpits…waxed to the bigness of a common apple, others to the size of an egg, some more and some less, and these the vulgar named plague-boils. “Blood and pus seeped out of these strange swellings, which were followed by a host of other unpleasant symptoms —fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, terrible aches and pains—and then, in short order, death. The Bubonic Plague attacks the lymphatic system, causing swelling in the lymph nodes. If untreated, the infection can spread to the blood or lungs. Answer the following questions based on the extract and the knowledge you have attained in class. 1a. Name the bacillus that caused the Black Death. 2mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2a. Where did the Black Death come from. 2mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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3a. Name one factor that immensely contributed to the spread of the infection in Europe 2mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4a. Discuss five symptoms of the Black Death. 10mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5a.Explain five reasons why the medieval people are termed superstitious based on the perception they towards the plague 10mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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6a.Discuss three reasons why the medieval doctors could not be able to curb the spread of the disease. 6mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QUESTION TWO Historians have identified a number of factors which caused the Peasants' Revolt: Three hundred years after the Norman Conquest, peasants were still villains who belonged to their lords with few if any freedoms for themselves. The Black Death (1348 - 1350) had killed many people. This meant there was a shortage of workers and wages went up. Parliament passed the Statute of Labourers (1351), which set a maximum wage and said that people would be punished with prison if they refused to work for that wage. This meant that despite the demand for workers and the greater availability of land, poor people stayed poor. Life for ordinary Medieval people was strictly controlled by the local lord. The law also allowed the lord to stop his villains moving for better wages. Coming after the Black Death and the consequent shortage of labour, this crushed the villeins' higher expectations for their income. The feudal system too had for centuries tied most peasants to the whims of their lord. The lord even had the power to approve any one of his villein’s spouse. Not surprisingly it made sense to have an appetite for change. Since 1360, a Lollard priest called John Ball had been preaching that people should throw away the evil lords. In a famous sermon he asked, when Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman? Meaning all people are born equal. After 1369, the war against France - over control of land claimed both by English and French kings - began to go badly. This would have made people despise the government. In 1377 Richard II – a boy of 10 – became king and his uncle, the unpopular John of Gaunt, ran the country. John of Gaunt introduced a Poll Tax to pay for the war against France. The Poll Tax had to be paid by everyone over the age of 15 no matter how much money they earned. In March 1381, the government demanded the third Poll Tax in four years. When people avoided paying this, Parliament appointed commissioners to make them pay. On 30 May 1381, Commissioner Thomas Bampton entered the village of Fobbing in Essex. His brutal methods made the villagers angry and – led by Thomas Baker, a landowner who helped start the revolt, they rioted. Soon both Essex and Kent were in revolt.

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Use the above extract and what you have learnt in class and answer the questions follows. 2a.State five ways how Black Death benefited the lives of peasant who survived the Black Death 10mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2b. State five causes of peasant revolt 10mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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2c.State five ways how the landowners were greatly disadvantaged by the Black Death 10mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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QUESTION THREE Study the picture below and use it to answer the questions below. 3a.The document contained on the hands of that man contains the guidelines showing how the peasants were to work. What is the name of the document? 2mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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3b.Discuss five guidelines contained in the document that stipulated the new working conditions for labourerers. 10mks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3c.Discuss 4 impacts of the Black Death on Medieval England. 8mks --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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QUESTION FOUR 4a. Discuss five themes that can be used to study the ancient Britain. 10mks --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 4b. Discuss five reasons that made strangers into England. 10mks --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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