Study the map of Nyeri (East Africa 1:50,000) to answer questions that follow.


Study the map of Nyeri (East Africa 1:50,000) to answer questions that follow.

(a) (i) what is the sheet number of the map extract.    (1 mark)


(ii) Give the longitudinal extent of the area covered by the map extract.     (1 mark)

From 36°45’E to 37°00’E

(b) (i) Give two reasons which show that the area receives high rainfall.     (2 marks)

  • Presence of forests
  • Coffee production
  • Presence of many permanent rivers/streams        (Any 2x1mk =2mks)

(ii Name two physical features found in the grid square 6246(2 marks)

  • River valley
  • Steep slope
  • spurs

(c)  Draw a rectangle 4 cm by 6 cm to represent the area north of Northing 60 and between Eastings 64 and 68. On it mark and label

  • River Amboni(Honi)
  • Road B5
  • Mweiga township                                     (5 marks)


(d) Describe the drainage of the area covered by the map     (4 marks)

  • There are many permanent rivers
  • The main drainage pattern is dendritic
  • There are water holes
  • There are many dams
  • The main rivers are Amboni, Muringato,Chanya
  • Most rivers are flowing from west to east           (Any 4x1mk = 4mks)

(e) Students of Njogu-ini  school wanted to do a field study on vegetation on the area covered by the map.

Identify two means of transport they are likely to use.        ( 2 marks)

  • Roads
  • water

Name three types of vegetation they are likely to identify         (3 marks)

  • Bamboo                   
  • Scrub
  • Thicket
  • Forest
  • Woodland                 (Any 3x1mk = 3mks)

State three preparations they could make.          (3 marks)

  • conduct pre-visit/ reconnaissance        
  • Draw a route map
  • Prepare working schedule
  • Seek permission from school management
  • Gather all the necessary tools

Identify two problems they are likely to encounter.         (2 marks)

  • Difficult to access some areas due to thick vegetation    (2mks)
  • They might be scared/attacked by dangerous wild animals in the thickets
  • Heavy downpour which might have interrupted the field study
  • Fatigue
  • Accidents from falls
  • Uncooperative respondents
  • Unable to identify some vegetation         (Any 2x1mk = 2mks)

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