KCSE 2010 CRE Paper 2 Questions with Marking Scheme

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    1. Describe four activities that took place during the dedication of Jesus in the Temple. (Luke 2:22-40) (8 marks)
    2. Outline seven lessons Christians learn from the incident when Jesus was left behind by his parents in the Temple. (Luke 2:41-52) (7 marks)
    3. State five ways in which Christians show respect to places of worship in Kenya today. (5 marks)
    1. With reference to the sermon on the plain, state five teachings of Jesus on how human beings should relate to one another. (5 marks)
    2. Describe the incident in which Jesus calmed the storm. (10 marks)
    3. Identify five virtues that Christians learn from the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand. (5 marks)
    1. State four accusations that were made against Jesus during his trial. (Luke 8:22-25) (4 marks)
    2. Give five reasons why Jesus appeared to His disciples after resurrection. (10 marks)
    3. Why should Christians be discouraged from taking part in mob justice? (6 marks)
    1. Explain the teaching of Peter concerning the people of God. (1st Peter 2:9-10). (10 marks)
    2. Give six ways through which Christians can promote unity among themselves in Kenya today. (6 marks)
    3. State how kindness as a fruit of the Holy Spirit is abused in the Church in Kenya today. (4 marks)
    1. State four similarities between the Christian and traditional African view on marriage. (8 marks)
    2. Give six reasons why some young people are choosing to remain unmarried in Kenya today. (6 marks)
    3. Identify six ways in which the Church is helping to solve problems of domestic violence in Kenya today. (6 marks)
    1. Explain the Christian view on plastic surgery in Kenya today. (10 marks)
    2. Describe four ways in which science and technology has negatively affected the environment created by God. (4 marks)
    3. How can the youth in the church carry out environmental restoration in Kenya today? (6 marks)

Marking Scheme

    1. Activities that took place during the dedication of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:22-40)
      • Jesus was taken to Jerusalem to be represented to the Lord by his parents.
      • Simeon took Jesus up in arms/blessed the Lord.
      • Simeon said that he was ready to die he had seen God’s salvation/a light for revelation to the gentles/the glory to the Israelites.
      • Simeon blessed the parents of Jesus.
      • Simeon told Mary Jesus’ Mother that the child was set for the fall and rising of many in Israel.
      • Anna gave thanks/prayed/spoke of Jesus to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
      • The parents of Jesus performed everything according to the law of the Lord/offered a pair of turtle doves/pigeons.
      • Parents of Jesus returned home. (4 x 2 = 8 marks)
    2. Lessons for Christians from the incident when Jesus was left behind by his parents in the temple (Luke 2:41-52)
      • Christians should involve their children in prayer/worship of God.
      • Christians should involve their children in day to day affairs.
      • Parents should be concerned of where their children.
      • Children should be taught the world of God/the Bible.
      • There should be communication among family members/they should inform one another of their whereabouts.
      • Children should obey their parents.
      • Parents should love their children.
      • Christian should accommodate the view of the youth.
      • Christians learn that Jesus is the son of God/he was in his Father’s house.
      • Christian should exercise tolerance/forgiveness
      • Christians should give God first priority as Jesus did. (7 x 1 = 7 marks)
    3. Ways in which Christian show respect to places of worship in Kenya today.
      • Christians maintain cleanliness in places of worship.
      • Christians observe silence in the places of worship.
      • Places of worship are treated with relevance (e.g in some cases shoes are removed etc)
      • Christian dress in decent clothing as they go to place of worship.
      • Order is maintained in places of worship/only authorised people are allowed to talk/make announcement.
      • Posters/notices/decorations/flowers are put to remind people taht they are in sacred places.
      • Constructing special places for worshipping God/dedicating them. (5 x 1 = 5marks)
    1. Jesus’ teachings on how human beings should relate to one another from the Sermon on the plain (Lk 6:27-38)
      • Human beings should love enemies.
      • They should do good to those who hate them.
      • They should bless those who curse them
      • They should pray for those who mistreat them
      • They should help those in need
      • They should lend without expecting anything in return.
      • They should show mercy to others
      • They should not judge/condemn others
      • Human being should forgive one another/not revenge.
      • They should be generous
      • They should do unto others what they expect done to them. ( 5 x 1 = 5mks)
    2. Incident in which Jesus calmed the storm (Luke 8:22-25)
      • Jesus got into a boat with his disciples.
      • He told them that they should go to the other side of the lake so they sent off.
      • As they sailed Jesus fell a sleep.
      • A storm of wind came down of the lake.
      • The boat was filled with water/they were in danger.
      • The disciples went and woke Jesus saying “master we are perishing”
      • Jesus got up, rebuked the wind/the raging water/waves
      • The storm subsided/ceased/there was calm
      • Jesus asked the disciples where their faith was
      • The disciples were afraid/they marveled.
      • The disciples wondered who Jesus was even the wind and water could obey him. (5 x 2 = 10mks)
    3. Virtues that Christian learn from the miracles of the feeding of the five thousand (Lk 9:12-17)
      • Service
      • Obedience
      • Faith/trust
      • Humility
      • Cooperation
      • Thankfulness
      • Carefulness
      • Responsibility
      • Kindness/generosity/sharing
      • Concern/compassion/mercy
      • Respect
    1. Accusations made against Jesus during his trial (Luke 22:66-23:1-23)
      • Jesus called himself the Christ/Messiah.
      • He claimed to be the son of God.
      • He was inciting people with his teaching.
      • He was opposing the payment of taxes to Caesar.
      • He had made himself the King of the Jews against the Roman authority.
      • Jesus had stirring up the people to revolt.
      • He was equating himself to god/blasphemy. (4 x 1 = 4mks)
    2. Reasons why Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection
      • He wanted to strengthen their faith.
      • So as to comfort them
      • Inorder to empower them to serve
      • He wanted to reassure them that he was the messiah.
      • So as to commission them to be his witness.
      • He wanted to tell them about the coming of the Holy spirit/wait for the Holy Spirit.
      • So as to bless them
      • In order to confirm to them the Old Testament prophesies had been fulfilled.
      • He wanted to confirm to them that he alive/had power over death.
      • He wanted to represent to them the correct interpretation of the suffering messiah/scriptures.
    3. Reasons why Christians should be discouraged from taking part in mob justice.
      • It does not give room to reason.
      • It is impulse/based on emotions.
      • It can lead destruction of poverty/life/it is violent physical injuries.It is unb
      • iblical/it lacks love/against law of the Lord.
      • It can be fueled by lies/malice/incitement
      • The victim is denied a change of defending himself/herself
      • It is a form of relation/revenge
      • It does not give room for forgiveness/reconciliation/rehabilitation
      • It can lead to bitterness/regret/psychological suffering. (6 x 1 = 6marks)
    1. The teachings of Peter concerning the people of God (1st Peter 2:9-10)
      • The believers are chosen people/race/they have been selected.
      • They are a royal priesthood/they are to save the greatest King/God.
      • They are Holy nation/expected to lead holy/righteousness livesThey belon
      • g to God/they form a family of God’s own possession.
      • They are to declare wonderful deeds of God/that is to lead a life of worshipping God/testifying about God.
      • They were called from darkness to light/their lives had been transformed and should not be dominated by evil.
      • They were once not a people/they were outside the covenant way of life.
      • They are led by the mercies of God/have received God’s grace. (5 x 2 = 10 marks)
    2. Ways through which Christian can promote unity.
      • Christian should hold joint/interdenominational prayers.
      • Christians take a joint stand against injustice/problems in the society.
      • They should work together to promote educational programmes in the country.
      • They should speak with one voice on matters of construction/political life of the nation.
      • Christians should join together in the training of the clergy/pastors/from different denominations.
      • They need to provide loans/funds/support to the poor irrespective of denomination affiliations.
      • Christian churches/organization should employ Christian from different denominations.
      • Christian communities should unite in provision of medical services.
      • Christian need to respect one another’s doctrinal positions. (6 x 1 = 6mks)
    3. Ways in which kindness as a fruit of Holy Spirit is abused in Kenya today.
      • By church leaders starting many projects in the church, expecting the congregation to provide the finance.
      • Some Christian fail to work because they expect assistance from others.
      • Some Christian over-depends on other problem’s assistance/effort,
      • Some members of the church failing to return/refund borrowed money and expect the members of the church to understand.
      • When church leaders demand for payment for all services they render.
      • When church leaders ask their congregations to cater for their personal needs like further studies/buying of vehicles/etc (4 x 1 = 4mks)
    1. Similarities between the Christian and Traditional African on marriage.
      • In both, marriage is ordained/blessed by God/gift from God.
      • In both marriage is for procreation
      • In both, marriage is for companionship.
      • In both marriage should be permanent.
      • In both, the husband and wife should respect/love each other.
      • In both, marriage gives a new status to those who enter/qualifies them for leadership, roles.
      • Faithfulness in marriage is encouraged.
      • In both, re-marriage is encouraged after the death of a spouse.
      • In both, the husband and wife should give conjugal to each other.
      • In both the husband is the head of the family. (4 x 2 = 8mk)
    2. Reasons why young people are choosing to remain unmarried in Kenya today.
      • They have seen/experienced incidents of broken marriages/unfaithfulness in marriage.
      • In order to pursue their career/education.
      • They are not ready to take responsibilities of marriage
      • Poverty/lack of jobs/inadequate resources to start a family/economic empowerment.
      • Permissiveness allows many to satisfy their sexual lust without marriage commitment.
      • Failure to get an expected idea partner.
      • Marriage is no longer a communal duty/it is an individual decision.
      • Religious commitment/supersition hinder one from involving themselves in marriage.
      • Low self esteem/lack of confidence, fear of being jilted/failed relationship. (6 x 1 = 6mks)
    3. Ways in which the church is helping to solve domestic violence in Kenya today.
      • Offering guidance and counselling to couples who are affected.
      • Holding seminars/conferences for marriage couples.
      • Developing mass media programmes on family relationship.
      • Praying for families
      • Teaching on the need for love/respect/tolerance in marriage.
      • Members in their homes to encourage them.
      • Giving material assistance/employment to the needy in order to reduce tension.
      • Condemn all forms of violence.
      • Settling disputes among couples/children. (6 x 1 = 6mks)
    1. Christian view on plastic surgery
      1. Christian approve plastic surgery when used to restore/improve deformities/treatment.
      2. It is not recommended for beauty/cosmetic reasons since that goes against Lord’s design.
      3. Plastic surgery is like self-glorification thus it is discouraged.
      4. God is more interested in one’s soul than a beautiful body.
      5. Plastic surgery takes the place of God who is the creator/challenges God the creator.
      6. The intention of plastic surgery in most cases is to created celebrities who become objects of worship.
      7. Risks involved when performing surgery can lead to deformity/death.
      8. It shows lack of appreciation of oneself. (5 x 2 = 10mks)
    2. Ways through which science and technology has negatively affected the environment created by God.
      1. Use of chemicals has led to the pollution of water/soils
      2. Emission of smoke from industries/nuclei factories leads to pollution of air.
      3. Felling trees has led to desertification/drying up of rivers.
      4. Manufacturing of plastic materials has led to environmental degradation.
      5. Science and Technology has led to the over utilization of natural resources like fish/wildlife.
      6. quarrying/mining had led to environmental degradation. (4 x 1 - 4mks)
    3. Ways in which the youth in the Church can carry out environmental restoration in Kenya today.
      1. The youth should sensitize people on the importance of protecting the environment/theatre performance in environment.
      2. They should teach/on methods of environmental conservation gabions terracing contour ploughing etc.
      3. They need to form church organizations/clubs/societies aimed at environment conservations.
      4. The youth should raise funds to support environmental exploitation/degradation.
      5. They should raise funds to support environmental conservation programmes.
      6. They take part in the environmental days for planting of trees/cleaning occasions.
      7. They should lobby the government to enact laws that are aimed at protecting the environment.
      8. They should act responsible/be role models on issues regarding the environment. (6 x 1 = 6mks)
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