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Past Papers: February 2018


FA.FEB.18 – Qu.1. What are the two components that constitute rifling?   2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.2. In the context of ballistics define the following terms:

  1. Mushroom
  2. Caliber
  3. Cartridge
  4. Drift
  5. Primer                                        

 5 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.3. With the aid of a diagram define MRT.   4 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.4. Give 3 circumstances which may cause one not to be granted a firearms license.   3 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.5. What is the purpose of the Firearms Act, 10:09?   2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.6.  Outline two purposes of rifling in the barrel of a rifle.   2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.7. Name any four factors that affect external ballistics.    4 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.8. Outline the three golden rules in the use of firearms.  3 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.9. Define the following:

  1. Loading
  2. Ready
  3. Unloading                       3 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.10. Within what period should the loss of a firearm be reported to the police? 2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.11. Differentiate a shotgun from a rifle.  4 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.12. Name the two basic types of bullet.   2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.13. What are the designations of these two types of bullet?  2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.14. Name the four major components of a bullet. 4 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.15. Explain how to manage a hang-fire in 2 different situations. 2 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.16.    Outline four safe handling rules in the use of firearms. 4 mks

FA.FEB.18 – Qu.17. Describe the revolving action. 2 mks

Total 50 marks                              Your score ………. X 2 =…………….. %


GP.FEB.18 – Qu.1. State the Vision statement of National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.  2 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.2. You are walking in the bush and a cobra spits into your client’s eyes. Describe briefly the most basic treatment you would provide. 2 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.3. Which countries form the Great Limpopo Trans-frontier Park?   3 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.4. Name the largest inland dam in Zimbabwe. 1 mk

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.5. Define the following acronyms used in the hunting industry.

  1. IPZ
  2. SCI                             2 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.6. White rhino, black rhino, pangolin and cheetah are all Specially Protected Animals. List four other Specially Protected Animals.  4 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.7.  

a. Name the causative organism of cholera.  2 mks

b. How does one prepare the salt and sugar solution?   3 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.8. Define an alien species.   1 mk

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.9.   You arrive at a scene where an elephant has overturned a vehicle. In terms of your First Aid training what would be your first consideration?  1 mk

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.10. In Zimbabwe which public holiday is on the 21st February?  2 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.11. Name the Regional Offices for Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.       3 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.12. Sango Border Post links which two countries?   2 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.13. Name the sounds made by the following animals:

  1. Eagles
  2. Rhinoceroses
  3. Hyenas                        3 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.14. Fill in the following table:                                        4 mks


GP.FEB.18 – Qu.15. Medically what does CPR most commonly stand for?  3 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.16. What colour is a black mamba snake?  2 mks

GP.FEB.18 – Qu.17. Zimbabwe has always enjoyed a high standard of professionalism and ethics within the Safari Industry. In order to maintain these standards identify in the following statement if an ethical issue has been breached or not.

  1. Your client shoots an elephant off the back of your safari vehicle. 1 mk
  2. You set up a blind to hunt a lion.  1 mk
  3. You approach a Painted Hunting Dog den to within 10m.  1 mk
  4. You are unsure of the sex of a leopard but you encourage your client to shoot it anyway.  1 mk
  5. You attract the attention of an animal so that it will pause and your client can get a better photo.   1 mk
  6. On a photographic safari you sit at a waterhole and wait for animals to arrive to drink.  1 mk

Q GP.FEB.18 – Qu.18. According to the Parks and Wildlife Act of 1996 animals are categorized into Problem Animals and Dangerous Animals. Into which of these categories do the following animals fall?

  1. Leopard,
  2. Spotted hyena,
  3. Buffalo,
  4. Wild dog                                                 4 mks

Total 50 marks                                  Your score ………. X 2 =…………….. %


HH.FEB.18 – Qu.1   Name the habitat type that is normally found in the Zambezi Valley. 2 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.2    Describe how porcupines defend themselves from attack.   3 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.3     Which animal has some characteristics which are similar to a hyena?   2 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.4    What are the gestation periods of the following animals:

  1. Panther leo
  2. Oryx gazelle
  3. Oreotragus oreotragus
  4. Taurotragus oryx                                               4 mks

 HH.FEB.18 – Qu.5   Explain the mutual relationship that exists between zebras and wildebeest.   4 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.6   Sable bulls are known to be non-territorial and usually aggregate in smaller bachelor groups of three to four males in the company of females in proximity. True/False?  2 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.7 Explain any physical characteristics of a klipspringer that help it to adapt to life on the rocks. 4 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.8    Describe the following habits exhibited by mammals in the wild:

  1. Polyandry
  2. Siblicide                                                     4 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.9    Pangolins are toothless. How then have they adapted to breaking down their ingested food?  2 mks.

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.10. Explain the main reason a warthog raises its tail when running through the bush.  2 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.11. Explain why sometimes it is very difficult for a male lion to kill cubs that are a year older after a pride take-over.   2 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.12. Differentiate a male nyala from a female nyala using horn size and skin coloration.   4 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.13.  A porcupine is covered in quills all over the body that can cause severe injury with associated infection or death. Clearly describe how the porcupines mate given this barrier. 5 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.14. You have been asked to escort a hunt as a tracker. Congratulations! Describe the type of habitat in which you would expect to find the tracks and signs of a kudu.  3 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.15. You are on a walking safari and unfortunately one of your clients is bitten by a snake. The snake quickly disappears and you did not see it. In no time your client begins to show the following symptoms: problems with memory and concentration, reaction time slowed down, speech is slurred, vision is blurred, as well as depression, fatigue and numbness of hands and feet.

  1. What type of venom could this be? 2 mks
  2. Suggest any two types of snake that could have bitten this client.  2 mks

HH.FEB.18 – Qu.16. You are walking with your clients and you come across a herd of impala. Without considering horns or sexual organs how would you tell that this herd comprises of female impala?  3 mks

Total 50 marks                                  Your score ………. X 2 =…………….. %


LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 1. Name any two methods of disposing of refuse in a Recreational Park. 2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 2. Mr. Farai was within Matopo National Park and he came across a very wealthy American. He kindly requested money for rhino conservation in Matopo National Park. Was there anything wrong with this? 2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 3. Within what period should one register imported ivory?  1 mk

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 4.  With reference to the Parks and Widlife (General) Regulations of 1990, define the following term

a. camping site  2 mks

b. accommodation  2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 5. State any four conditions under which the Minister may grant a permit to any person to hunt a rhino in a National Park.  4 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 6. Which Statutory Instrument introduced the need for a quota for any landholder who wants to conduct commercial hunts on their property?  3 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 7. Name any Specially Protected Animal which does not need a Section 37 permit for it to be hunted in Hwange.   2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 8. Under what circumstances may the board of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority issue a notice of cancellation of registration of a designated tourist facility? 2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 9. With reference to the Parks and Wildlife (General) Regulations statutory Instrument 362 of 1990 specify from the list of animals below the species that can be hunted using projectiles whose bullet diameter and muzzle energy are given in the table below (next page) – buffalo, kudu, impala     6 mks

Not less than: 9,2 mm (.362”)Not less than: 5,3 k/joules (3909 ft lbs) energy at muzzle 
Not less than: 7,0 mm (.257”)Not less than: 4,3 k/joules (3172 ft lbs) energy at muzzle 
Not less than: 7,0 mm (.257)Not less than: 3.0 k/joules (2213 ft lbs) energy at muzzle 
Not less than: 5,6 mm (.220)Not less than: .850 k/joules (627 ft lbs) energy at muzzle 

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 10. According to the Parks and Wildlife Act of 1996 animals can be categorized into Problem Animals and Dangerous Animals. Into which of these two groups do the following animals fall? Spotted hyena, Wild dog    2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 11. Before purchasing wild life, what does a potential buyer have to establish in terms of the law to be satisfied that the purchase is legal?   5 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 12. Define the term “authority” according to the Parks and Wildlife Act as amended in 2001.   2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 13. Advise on the relevant legislation for bow-hunting in Zimbabwe.  2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 14. The definition of a “breeder” was changed by S.I.26 of 1998. What are the major changes?    3 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 15. When does a professional hunter’s license expire?  2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 16. Name any three prohibited methods of hunting.     3 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 17. Who issues a permit to hunt in a:

  • Recreational Park?
  • Botanic Reserve?     2 mks

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 18. Which of the following is correct?

  1. No person shall shoot any animal within 400 meters of a park road.
  2. No person shall shoot any animal within 400 meters of a road.
  3. No person shall shoot any animal within 400 meters of a designated road.
  4. No person shall shoot any animal within 400 meters of a prescribed road.  1 mk

LAW.FEB.18 – Qu. 19. Define a “development area” in terms of S.I. 362 of 1990.  2 mks

Total 50 marks                                  Your score ………. X 2 =…………….. %

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