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Grade 7 (JSS) Health Education Topical Questions and Answers



  1. Digestion of food starts in the ___. 
  2. State 3 health concerns in the community 

  • State 5 ways of promoting wellness in individuals and the community 

  • Roughage can also be referred to as 
  • List 3 nutritional deficiency diseases 
  • Name components of the digestive system 
  • The process by which the boluses move down the a oesophagus in a wave like manner is called ___
  • List 3 common skin conditions 
  • List the four components of blood
  • ___ is the main vein. 

11.Name 2 main causes of mental illness and disorders 

12.Why should avoid putting medicine in soda bottle.

  1. ___ refers to help given to an injured person until full medical assistance is available. 
  2. What do abbreviation ABC in first Aid means . 
  3. Name 2 examples of starchy carbohydrates 

16.___ is caused by starvation or inadequate intake of all foods. 

  1. Food stays in the stomach for about ___ to ___ hours. 
  2. ___ is the removal of waste products from the body. 

19.Water, ___, ___ and ___ form sweat.

 20.Sweat comes out of the skin through___

 21.Which body organ helps in regulation of body temperature 

22.All medicine should be kept out of the reach of ___ .

23.Any substance eaten or taken to maintain good health is called ___

24.The type of vitamin that is made in the skin with the help of sunlight is ___ 25.The food nutrients required to prevent and treat kwashiorkor is ___

Grade 7 (JSS) Health Education Topical Questions and Answers


1.___ is caused by lack of iron in the body.

 2. Name two sources of oils in our bodies 

3.___ is the process of breaking down food into smaller and soluble particles that can easily be absorbed and used by the body.

 4. Gastric juice contain ___ acid that kills any germs in the food. 

5.___ is the largest component of blood.

  • List the three types of blood vessels 
  • ___ carries deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs for removal of carbon dioxide and addition of oxygen. 
  • Which two parts of the body one can use to check whether a casualty has a pulse or heartbeat? 
  • ___ between auricles and ventricles prevent the back flow of blood. 

10.Name excretory waste removed through the lungs 

11.Substances such as medicine are exerted by the 

12.The deficiency disease that causes swelling around the stomach, feet and face is . 

13.Below are symptoms of a certain deficiency disease 

  • Shape of the bones become visible underneath the skin 
  • The patient look like an old man even if he or she is a child 
  • The child cries a lot 

Which disease is described by the above symptoms ? 

14.Fats and oils are also known as

 15.Name 3 components of a balanced diet 

16.Then function of roughage in the human diet is to 

17.Absorption of digested food in the alimentary canal of human beings take place in 

18.What should be done to excess medicines, which remains? 

19.Drugs are commonly taken into the body through 

20.What are environmental contaminants? 

21.What is the use of the triangular bondages found in the first aid kit? 

22.Name any 3 side effects of medicine 

23.Name two causes of mental illness 



24.Which is the most common skin disorder among young people? 

25.The most common storage manufacture’s instruction on most medicine is . 

Grade 7 (JSS) Health Education Topical Questions and Answers


  1. Name 5 functions of water in a human body
  2. Which food group is responsible for smooth skin?
  3. ___ helps in rolling and mixing the food with saliva.

4.___ helps in digestion of fats and oils. 

  • Colon is another name for ___
  • ___ is the chemical breakdown of food with the help of oxygen to release energy, carbon dioxide and water. 
  • The function of the white blood cells in the blood is to___

Use the diagram below to answer questions numbered 8 to 11 

Name the blood vessels labelled 


  • B
  • C
  • D

12.When a child is suffering from Kwashiorkor he/she should be given diet rich in . 

13.Trachea is also called 

14. ___or ___ is the pipe that the mouth to the stomach.  Draw parts of digestive system label the  following parts 




18.Salivary glands 






24. ___ are medicines used to treat known diseases e.g. malaria drugs. 

25.___ is the propulsion of food along the digestive system through wave like movements. 


  1. Name 2 minerals responsible for formation of strong bones and teeth 
  2. ___ is caused by lack of body building food. 
  3. What is the main function of teeth? 

4.___ is the outermost layer of the skin. 

  • A heart of a healthy adult makes about ___ beats per minute. 
  • Name 3 uses of medicine 
  • Name two physical changes that happen to both boys and girls during puberty? 
  • Digested food materials, salt and other dissolved substances are found within ___ part of the blood. 
  • Name three excretory organs 

10.Carbon dioxide is eliminated out of the blood through the 

11.Where is the undigested food stored before it is egested through the anus? 

12.Carbohydrates are also known as 

13.Kiwi plants and grapes are sources of vitamin . 

14.___ is a condition where one is not able to pass out feaces easily. 

15.Name 3 deficiency diseases 

16.The two main sources of carbohydrates in Kenya are ____ and ____

17____ is caused by lack of vitamin D. 

18.The main function of the skin is 

19. ___ juice help in digestion of fats and oils in the duodenum. 

20.Small stones, metallic substances that cannot be digested by human body are stored in the 

21.What is the work of villi? 

22.The white blood cells are produced in the . 

Name the following blood cells 

Grade 7 (JSS) Health Education Topical Questions and Answers


  1. Why is Vitamin A important in our bodies 
  2. Swelling of feet, legs, hands, face and stomach is called 
  3. ___ and ____ are not part of the alimentary canal but they support it by producing digestive juices. 
  4. Gastric juice helps in digestion of
  5. Ileum is another name of
  6. All arteries except __ carry oxygenated blood. 
  7. Name 2 dangers of taking unprescribed medicine 
  8. The person giving first aid is referred to as the 
  9. Name 3 ways of preventing road accidents  10.List two physical changes in girls during puberty 

11.Which components of blood transports oxygen?

12.Sweat glands in the skin of the human body are situated in the 

13.Draw an artery 

14. Vein 

15.The finger-like projections found in *the small intestine to increase the surface area for absorption of digested food are called 

16.Which vitamin helps in healing of wounds _ 

17.State characteristics of white blood cells 



18.The ___ ventricle pumps oxygenated blood to all body parts. 

19. ___ are the smallest blood vessels in the body. 

20.List down the parts that make the circulatory system . 

21.The upper chambers of the heart are called . 

22. Outline three reasons why people use medicine 

23.Name 3 water borne diseases 

  • Immediately blood leaves the right auricle, it enters ___
  • Name two skin disorders 


  1. The main functions of proteins in our body are 
  2. Disorders or ailments which occur when the body lacks certain nutrients or when the body does not have enough of those nutrients are called 
  3. Name two sources of fats in our bodies
  4. Digestion starts in the ___ and ends in the ___  5. What is the work of subcutaneous fat part of the skin?
  5. How should one treat a bruise? 
  6. How do drivers contribute to cause road accidents? Name 2 
  7. The developmental changes that can be observed in adolescents are called ___ changes. 
  8. The ___ auricles received deoxygenated blood from the body. 

10.Draw a vein 

11.We get cod-liver oil from . 

12.____ links the arteries to the veins. 13.The lower chambers of the heart are called . 

14.The main cause of mental illnesses and disorders in Kenya today is 

15.List 3 ways of promoting wellness in individual and the community 

16.___ is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. 

17.What is air pollution? 

Write in full 





22.Name 3 harmful practices on reproductive health 

23.Blood flows slowly in the veins because of . 

24. ___ are tubes that carry urine away from the kidney to the urinary bladder. 

25.The oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands is called . 


  1. Name 2 examples of surgery carbohydrates 
  2. Saliva is produced by ___ glands. 
  3. The undigested food is removed from the body through a process known as 
  4. Name 3 excretory organs 

5.___ are tubes deep in the skin from which hair grows. 

  • ___ carries the oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to all body parts. 
  • What are prescribed medicines 
  • The sterile eye solution found in the first Aid kit is used for
  • How do pedestrians contribute to causes road accidents? 

Name 3


(b)  (c) 

10.The changes that affect the feelings and behavior of adolescent are called ___ changes. 

11.From which chamber of the human heart is blood pumped to the lungs?

12.State the two layers of the human skin

13.Breathing problems are likely to be caused by ___ pollution. 

14.Urine is formed by ___ and ___. 

15.Acne is commonly located on ___, ___and ___ parts of the body. 

16.If the casualty is not breathing the responder should perform a ___ to observe the airways. 

17.State 3 question one can ask a casualty

18.Which item in the first Aid kit is best for covering burnt or grazed skin? 

19.The process of sweating is also called

 20.Name 3 macro-nutrients in a human body 

21.The amount of medicine to be taken at a particular time is called a 

22.The main sources of vitamins are ___ and ___

23.Name two sources of vegetable fats 



24.Calcium works together with vitamin ___ to help in clotting of blood. 

25.___ and ___ should eat iron-rich food to replace occasional blood last. 

Grade 7 (JSS) Health Education Topical Questions and Answers


  1. ___ are nutrients that are required in large amounts. 
  2. Name 3 sources of phosphorus 
  3. List two symptoms of mental iliness and disorder 
  4. Saliva helps in digestion of 
  5. Bile is produced by the ___ and stored in ___ . 
  6. Name 3 excretory products  
  7. The vessel that brings oxygenated blood back to the heart is called 
  8. When the muscles of the right ventricle contract, blood leaves the heart through .
  9. What happens when small blood vessels in the nose burst open ? 

10.Taking drugs in a different way from the prescribed one is called

11.Grade 7 pupils found a child with the following symptoms

  • paleness 
  • look tired and easily get out of breath
  • Numbness 
  • Brittle spoon shaped nails 

Which disease was the child likely to be suffering from? 

12.What is a balance diet? 

  1. ___ and ___ food component does not contain any nutrients.
  2. Name two myths about menstruation

 15.___ are diseases that spread easily from one person to another.

 Name the labeled part of the human heart 


  1. ___ are the various food  substances that the body needs in order to maintain good health 
  2. When oxygen combines with hemoglobin it becomes
  3. ___ cells are the bodies defending soldiers. They fight and engulf the germs entering our bodies 
  4. ___ carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left auricles.
  5. What are unprescribed medicines 
  6. Name 2 items that can be found in the first aid kit
  7. The auricle receives oxygenated blood from the lungs. 
  8. Name 3 excretory waste removed by the kidney 
  9. The epidermis layer of the skin is made up of three layers. Name the layers 

10.Respiration takes place inside the __ cells.

11.Lack of fats and oils in the body leads to ___ and ____

2.Vitamin ___ prevent heart diseases. 

13.Medicine should be stored in their Original containers changing their Original containers may lead to ____and ___ .

14.Which blood vessel is represented in the diagram 

15.Name three types of teeth 

16.List 3 emotional changes in both boys and girls during puberty 

17. ___ carries urea from the liver to the kidney. 

18.Name 3 arteries in a human  

19.Why are the walls of the left ventricle thicker than those of the right ventricle? 

20. The process through which materials pass through the permeable walls of capillaries is called? 

21.What are curative medicine? 

22.Name two dangers of unprescribed medicine

  • State 2 side effects of medicine in the body 
  • Name 2 personal hygiene needed during puberty 

25.How often should sanitary towels be changed 


  1. State 3 careers that the study of health education can lead to 
  2. ___ are the nutrients your body needs is smaller amounts. 
  3. ___ help in clotting of blood. 
  4. The heart is made up of four chambers. 
  5. The upper chambers are called ____and the lower chamber are called ___ . 

6.____ carries deoxygenated blood from the body to the right auricle. 

  • Name two physical changes in boys during puberty 
  • List 3 excretory waste removed from the body through the skin 
  • Empty drug or Medicine containers should be disposed by ___or ___
  • Name 3 parts of alimentary canal where there is no digestion

11.Starch food are first digested in the

12.Which food does require any digestion?  

13.The changes that affect the feelings and behavior of adolescent are called

 14.The white blood cells are made ___ and ___

18.What are antibodies?

16.Name 3 main substances transported by 

Draw a structure of the skin and label the following parts 


18.Granular layer 

19.Malphigian layer 

20. Sweat glands 

21.Nerve ending 

  • Nerve fibre
  • Sweat duct
  • Hair
  • Sebaceous gland
  • Capillary loo

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