CRE PAPER 1 - 2019 LANJET JOINT MOCK EXAMINATION

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INSTRUCTIONS:
Answer any FIVE Questions in the spaces provided.

  1.  
    1. Citing specific examples, identify six literary forms used in the writing of the Bible. (6mks)
    2. State eight consequences of sin according to Genesis chapter 3 – 11. (8mks)
    3. Give reasons why some people are reluctant to read the Bible. (6mks)
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    1. Identify six promises that God gave to Abraham. (6mks)
    2. Describe the covenant ceremony between God and Abraham. Genesis 15: 1-9 (7mks)
    3. Identify seven examples of covenants made in Kenya today. (7mks)
  1.  
    1. Identify seven failures of King Solomon. (7mks)
    2. Outline seven signs by Prophet Elijah which prove that Yahweh was the true God. (7mks)
    3. State six lessons that modern political leaders in Kenya can learn from King Solomon. (6mks)
  1.  
    1. State four differences between traditional African prophets and the Old Testament prophets. (8mks)
    2. State six ways in which God would punish Israel for her evil according to prophet Amos. (6mks)
    3. How does the church in Kenya punish errant members? (6mks)
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    1. Give seven promises made by the Israelites when they renewed the covenant with God during Nehemiah’s time. (7mks)
    2. Describe the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12:27-47. (8mks)
    3. Write down five lessons that Christians learn from the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. (5mks)
  1.  
    1. Explain the African understanding of the Hierachy of Beings. (7mks)
    2. What is the responsibility of the living towards the ancestors in traditional African communities? (8mks)
    3. Give reasons why Traditional African communities feared death. (5mks)

MARKING SCHEME:

  1.  
    1. Citing specific examples, identify six literary forms used in the writing of the Bible. (6mks)
      1. poetry e.g the book of Psalms.
      2. Wise sayings e.g the book of Proverbs.
      3. Religious Epics (prose or narratives) e.g. Exodus
      4. Epistles (letters) e.g Corinthians.
      5. Prayers e.g. the Book of Nehemiah.
      6. Legislative texts (legal expressions) e.g the book of Leviticus.
      7. Love songs e.g Songs of Solomon.
      8. Prophetic speeches e.g Jeremiah.
      9. Philosophical essays e.g Job
      10. Gospels e.g Luke
    2. State eight consequences of sin according to Genesis chapter 3 – 11. (8mks)
      1. Human beings became alienated / separated from God.
      2. Adam and Eve became ashamed of their nakedness/ what had been innocent and good became shameful.
      3. The good relationship between man and God was destroyed (ruined).
      4. Man was to toil and struggle so as to meet his needs/ man was to sweat to make the soil produce.
      5. The woman is to feel pain in child bearing/ pain became part of human experience.
      6. Man was sent away/ expelled out of the garden of Eden.
      7. God confused the language of men after the flood.
      8. Human beings changed and became prone to sin.
      9. God was angered by man due to sin and therefore punished His creating through the flood.
      10. The lifespan of human beings was reduced to 120 years.
      11. Murderous feeling began to enter people’s hearts e.g Cain killed Abel, his younger brother.
      12. Death sentence was passed upon all men/ people.
      13. There was enmity between man and the wild animals.
      14. The earth was cursed because to man.
      15. The perfect relationship between man and woman was damaged/ the woman became subject to man.
    3. Give reasons why some people are reluctant to read the Bible. (6mks)
      1. Some people are illiterate hence they can’t read.
      2. Some people are influenced by worldliness hence not strong enough to read the word of God.
      3. Some people fear other people’s opinion as they may be referred to as backward.
      4. Some people claim to be too busy to read the Bible.
      5. Some are ignorant of the spiritual nourishment that their spiritual person needs.
      6. Some people cannot afford the Bible.
      7. Some have a notion that the Bible should only be read in the church.
      8. Many fear confusion from different versions of the Bible.
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    1. Identify six promises that God gave to Abraham. (6mks)
      1. God would make Abraham’s name great/ famous.
      2. God would make Abraham and his descendants a great nation.
      3. God would bless Abraham.
      4. God would bless those who blessed Abraham and curse those who cursed him.
      5. Through Abraham all the families of the earth would be blessed.
      6. God would protect Abraham / He would be a shield to him.
      7. God would give Abraham and Sarah a son of their own.
      8. Abraham and his descendants would be given the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession / to dwell in.
      9. Abraham’s descendants would suffer slavery in a foreign land for 400 years but God would finally liberate them back to their land with great possession.
      10. Abraham would die in piece as an old man.
      11. God would make some of his descendants’ kings.
      12. God would establish an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants.
      13. God would punish the nation that enslaves Abraham’s descendants.
    2. Describe the covenant ceremony between God and Abraham. Genesis 15: 1-9 (7mks)
      1. Abraham was in doubt for the promise of a son.
      2. God assured him that his own son would inherit him and not Eliezer of Damascus.
      3. God showed Abraham the many stars and confirmed that his descendants would be as the stars.
      4. God asked Abraham to bring a heifer, a she goat, a ram, each three years old, a turtle dove and a young pigeon.
      5. Abraham cut the animals into two and arranged the halves in two rows.
      6. The birds were not cut.
      7. He drove away the birds of prey that targeted the carcasses.
      8. At sunset Abraham fell into a deep sleep.
      9. God spoke to him giving the promise that his descendants would be slaves for four hundred years but He would liberate them.
      10. Abraham was promised a long peaceful life.
      11. Abraham saw God pass through the carcasses in form of a smoking firepot and a flaming torch.
    3. Identify seven examples of covenants made in Kenya today. (7mks)
      1. Baptism, a Christian covenant.
      2. Peace agreements.
      3. Trade treaties.
      4. Land purchase agreements/ land lease.
      5. Employment contracts.
      6. Oath of office/ allegiance/ loyalty.
      7. Ordination of church leaders.
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    1. Identify seven failures of King Solomon. (7mks)
      1. King Solomon married many foreign wives and this was against God’s command to the Israelites
      2. Solomon built temples for the pagan gods worshipped by his wives/ he even worshipped those pagan gods in his old age.
      3. Solomon introduced forced labour in Israel.
      4. Solomon introduced high taxation in Israel.
      5. Solomon practiced nepotism where he exempted his own tribesmen of Benjamin and Judah from forced labour and heavy taxation.
      6. Solomon valued himself more than God in that he spent only seven years in building the temple but thirteen years in building his own palace.
      7. King Solomon sold part of Israel’s territory in repayment of a debt he was unable to settle.
      8. Solomon was extravagant in the way he used the wealth that belonged to the state of Israel.
      9. Solomon hired skills of pagan craftsmen who designed, decorated and furnished the temple of God.
      10. Solomon killed his own half brother, Adonijah because he suspected that he could be rival to the throne.
    2. Outline seven signs by Prophet Elijah which prove that Yahweh was the true God. (7mks)
      1. The three and a half years of drought.
      2. The raising of the son of the widow at Zarephath.
      3. The storm/ heavy rain that ended the drought.
      4. The fire from heaven which burned the sacrifice at Mt. Carmel.
      5. Elijah was fed by ravens at the Brook of Cherith.
      6. God provided oil and flour to the widow of Zarephath and her son throughout the drought period.
      7. The still small voice of God at Mt. Horeb.
      8. Elijah was taken up to heaven by a chariot hence he did not die.
      9. Provision of bread and water by the angel on his way to Mt. Horeb.
    3. State six lessons that modern political leaders in Kenya can learn from King Solomon. (6mks)
      1. Political leaders should ask for wisdom from God to enable them rule.
      2. Political leaders should trust in God/ have faith in God/ obey God.
      3. They should promote the worship of God/ support Christian projects.
      4. They should rule with justice/ fairness/ should not oppress their subjects.
      5. They should exercise self control/ be leaders of integrity
      6. They should have good diplomatic/ trading relations with other countries.
      7. They should make good use of resources/ not be extravagant.
      8. They should protect their nation’s territory/ land.
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    1. State four differences between traditional African prophets and the Old Testament prophets. (8mks)
      1. The Old Testament prophets were called by God while traditional African prophets inherited their roles.
      2. Old Testament prophets delivered messages to their own people and those outside their locality while traditional African prophets were concerned with their own communities.
      3. The prophecies of the Old Testament prophets were recorded while those of the traditional African prophets were passed on orally.
      4. Old Testament prophets spoke of the coming messiah while traditional African prophets did not have the concept of the Messiah.
      5. Old testament prophets were rejected in their communities while the traditional African prophets were liked/ respected by their communities.
      6. The Old Testament prophets promoted monotheism while traditional African prophets promoted polytheism.
        (any 4 x 2 = 8)
    2. State six ways in which God would punish Israel for her evil according to prophet Amos. (6mks)
      1. Israel would be surrounded by an enemy nation.
      2. The Israelites would be taken to exile.
      3. Amaziah, the priest and the king would die by the sword.
      4. The Holy places of worship would be destroyed.
      5. The land would be occupied by a foreign nation.
      6. There would be hunger/ thirst for the word of God.
      7. God would cover the land with total darkness.
      8. There would be earthquakes.
    3. How does the church in Kenya punish errant members? (6mks)
      1. The church suspends errant members.
      2. It denies them participation in the church activities/ rituals.
      3. They may be denied leadership positions/ demoted.
      4. They may be publicly condemned/ asked to repent/ apologise.
      5. They may be warned.
      6. Some may be transferred to difficult areas.
      7. They may be sacked from the job.
      8. They may be excommunicated.
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    1. Give seven promises made by the Israelites when they renewed the covenant with God during Nehemiah’s time. (7mks)
      1. They were to live according to God’s law and obey all His commandments and requirements.
      2. They would not intermarry with foreigners living in their land.
      3. They promised not to farm every seventh year to cancel all debts.
      4. They would make annual contributions towards temple expenses and not neglect the house of God.
      5. They were to provided sacrifices and offerings fothe Temple and arrange for provision of wood for burnt sacrifices.
      6. They were to offer the first fruits of their harvest, and dedicate their first born sons and flocks as required by the law.
      7. They would pay their tithes in accordance with the law.
      8. They would not buy anything from foreigners on the Sabbath day or any other holy day.
    2. Describe the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12:27-47. (8mks)
      1. The dedication was a great occasion attended by religious leaders, political leaders, ordinary men, women and children.
      2. The Levites, priests and singers from surrounding villages gathered in the city of Jerusalem.
      3. The priests, Levites, people, gates and walls were purified.
      4. There was a grand procession which moved opposite directions on city walls.
      5. Ezra led a grand procession that moved around Jerusalem to the right.
      6. Nehemiah was in the group that moved to the left direction.
      7. Both groups came together (converged) in the Temple square.
      8. Each group had musicians, a civic official, half the community leaders, priests and Levites with trumpets and musical instruments.
      9. There was singing, elaborate sacrifice rituals and rejoicing/ festive noise.
      10. People provided goods for priests and Levites.
      11. Men were appointed in charge of stores for contributions.
      12. Levites were paid and they also tithed.
      13. The wall was set aside in a solemn ceremony.
    3. Write down five lessons that Christians learn from the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. (5mks)
      1. Christians should dedicate churches and other buildings to God just as the Israelites did.
      2. Christians should seek religious leaders to carry out the religious rituals just like the Israelites sought their Levites.
      3. Christians should thank God for the good He does in their lives
      4. Christians should obey instructions given by religious leaders.
      5. Christians should be organized in their daily activities to carry out different duties.
      6. Christians should be united in praising and offering sacrifices to God just like the Israelite community.
      7. Christians should use their talents to serve God e.g by singing songs like the musicians.
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    1. Explain the African understanding of the Hierarchy of Beings. (7mks)
      1. God – who is the creator and sustainer of all.
      2. Divinities – follow and are agents of God that control the major forces of the universe.
      3. Spirits/common spirits – these are spirits of human beings and can be benevolent or malevolent.
      4. The Living dead/Ancestors – they are directly involved in the world of the living.
      5. Human Beings – they include the living and the yet to be born.
      6. Living Things (Animals and plants) – they are used as food, sacrifices and offerings by human beings.
      7. Non Living Things – they include lakes, rivers rocks e.t.c
    2. What is the responsibility of the living towards the ancestors in traditional African communities? (8mks)
      1. naming children after them.
      2. Pouring libation for them.
      3. Taking care of their graveyards.
      4. Making sacrifices to honour them.
      5. Consulting/ communicating to them in times of need.
      6. Inviting/ involving them in ceremonies.
      7. Invoking their names during prayers.
      8. Transmitting their wishes/ versions
      9. By holding commemoration ceremonies for them.
      10. Managing their property wisely.
      11. Building shrines for them.
      12. Teaching children about them.
    3. Give reasons why Traditional African communities feared death. (5mks)\
      1. It disrupts the rhythm of human life/ activity.
      2. It is irrevocable/ inescapable.
      3. It brings impurity to the family.
      4. It deprives the community of the individuals.
      5. It involves too many rituals.
      6. It comes unannounced.
      7. It separates one from the loved ones/ it marks the end of life on earth.
      8. Nobody knows about the life after death.
      9. It may cause misunderstanding in the community.
      10. Death rites reveal people’s characteristics.
      11. It brings poverty to the family involved.

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