CRE PAPER 1 - 2019 KCSE KASSU JOINT MOCK EXAMS (QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)

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Instructions to candidates

  • This paper consists of SIX questions
  • Answer any FIVE questions in this paper
  • This paper consists of two printed pages.
  • Candidates should check to ascertain that all pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing.
  • Answer 5 questions only
  1.  
    1. Give reasons why the bible is considered as the word of God.                            (7 marks)
    2. Outline the attributes of God from Genesis stories of creation                            (6 marks)
    3. Identify seven ways in which the Bible is misused in Kenya today                    (7 marks)
  2.  
    1. State the promises that God gave to Abraham                                                         (7 marks)
    2. Explain the importance of God’s covenant with Abraham                                  (7 marks)
    3. Give six reasons why church leaders take vows before starting their mission. (6 marks)
  1.  
    1. State seven functions of the temple in the Jewish Communities                          (7 marks)
    2. Identify six ways which Solomon turned away from the covenant way of life. (6 marks)
    3. Give seven factors that have led to the increase of Christian denominations in Kenya. (7 marks)
  1.  
    1. Outline Seven similarities between traditional African and true prophets in the Old Testament        (7 marks)
    2. Describe the call of prophet Amos.                                                                           (7 marks)
    3. State the relevance of prophet Amos teaching on election of Israel to Christian in Kenya today.      (6marks)
  2.  
    1. Give seven characteristics of the new covenant foreseen by prophet Jeremiah. (7 marks)
    2. Identify seven final reforms carried out by Nehemiah to restore the worship of God in Judah    (7 marks)
    3. Identify six ways in which the government of Kenya supports in the spread of the gospel.    (6 marks)
  1.  
    1. What changes have taken place in the rites of initiation in Kenya today           (8 marks)
    2. Identify the moral values taught to the youth during the initiation to adulthood. (6 marks)
    3. Give six reasons why female circumcision is being discouraged in Kenya today. (6 marks)


MARKING SCHEME

  1.  
    1. Give reasons why the bible is considered as the word of God.   (7×1mrks)
      • Through it God’s character/attributes/nature is revealed.
      • God speaks/communicates to human beings through the bible/it contains God’s spoken word/God’s message.
      • It shows the will/desire of God for human beings.
      • Through the bible God guides people in their daily lives.
      • It transforms lives of people/source of moral values.
      • Part of the bible was directly written by God himself i.e. Ten Commandments.
      • Prophecies/promises made in the bible have been/are being fulfilled.
      • It reveals the actions done by God.
      • It outlines God’s plans of salvation fulfilled through Jesus Christ.
      • It remains relevant for all generations. (7×1mrks)
    2. Outline the attributes of God from Genesis stories of creation
      • God is the creator.
      • God is all powerful/ omnipotent.
      • God is God of order/ perfect/ orderly.
      • God is everywhere/ omnipresent.
      • God is the provider/ sustainer.
      • God is all knowing/ omniscient.
      • God commands
      • God is loving(wants personal relationships with man)
      • He is everlasting,self-existence
      • He is a spirit
      • God is the source of goodness
      • God is holy (6×1mrks)
    3. Identify seven ways in which the Bible is misused in Kenya today (7marks)
      • It may be used to take Oaths in courts/offices by people who may not be believers /not saying the truth.
      • It is kept in places associated with evil e.g lodgings/brothels.
      • There is distortion of biblical teachings/specific verses are picked to fulfill individual demands/ misinterpretation/ false prophecy.
      • Some people use the bible as an ordinary textbook/reference book.
      • It’s being used in witchcraft/ to mislead people.
      • Some people are using it to enrich themselves/used as a tool of trade.
      • Some new versions translated have changed the original meaning of the bible.
      • The bible is not read for spiritual growth but it is kept for display.
      • Some people use the bible to threaten the others/administer curses. (7×1mrks)
  2.  
    1. State the promises that God gave to Abraham   (7mks)
      • He would make Abraham’s name great/famous.
      • God would bless those who bless Abraham/curse those who curse him/protect him.
      • All the families of the world would be blessed through Abraham.
      • God would give Abraham many descendants/he would have a great nation.
      • God will bless Abraham.
      • God would give Abraham long life/he would die in peace/be buried.
      • He would give Abraham a son / heir
      • Kings would come from Abraham’s descendant.
      • His name would change from Abram to Abraham and wife’s name from Sarai to Sarah.
      • God would punish the nation that enslaves the descendants of Abraham. (7×1mrks)
    2. Explain the importance of God’s covenant with Abraham  
      • God established a personal relationship with Abraham/Abraham became God’s friend.
      • It showed that Abraham had faith in God/trust in God.
      • It demonstrated Abraham’s obedience to God.
      • Abraham was assured of God’s protection.
      • God revealed to Abraham that he would have a son as his heir/many descendants
      • It confirmed Abraham as God’s choice through whom all nations shall receive salvation.
      • God was in control of Abraham’s life/all other events.
      • The descendants of Abraham were promised the land of canaan (7×1mrks)
    3. Give six reasons why church leaders take vows before starting their mission.
      • To receive God’s blessings/guidance
      • To get acknowledgement from the people being served.
      • It reminds the leaders to stick to the church regulations/mission
      • To get the authority of God to lead
      • It gives the leader courage/confidence to do his work
      • It shows one’s willingness/commitment to serve/acceptance.
      • To emulate the biblical way of commissioning servants of God. 6x1=6marks
  1.  
    1. State seven functions of the temple in the Jewish Communities  
      • It was used for worship/prayers.
      • It was the place where the law was taught to male children/people.
      • Sacrifices were burnt there by priests.
      • Rituals of purification were conducted there.
      • It was a home for priests / professional prophets
      • Dedication/presentations of the babies were carried out in the temple.
      • It was a business center/commercial center   for Jews/exchange of currencies.
      • The Sanhedrins held their sessions here/law court.
      • All the Jewish festivals were celebrated there. 7x1=7marks
    2. Identify six ways which Solomon turned away from the covenant way of life.
      • He married foreign wives.
      • He allowed worship of foreign gods/idols/he worshipped idol gods.
      • He murdered his half brother Adonijah who he thought would rival his power.
      • He taxed the Israelites heavily.
      • He disobeyed his father’s instructions to rely on God.
      • He built places of worship of idol gods.
      • He subjected the Israelites to slavery/forced labour.
      • He signed treaties with neighbours for protection.
      • He sold parts of Israelites land to Hiram King of Tyre.
      • He build Yahweh’s temple using architectural designs of pagan temples. 6x1=6marks
    3. Give six factors that have led to the increase of Christian denominations in Kenya.
      • Rivalry for leadership/hunger for power
      • Differences I biblical interpretations/teachings/doctrines to suit the person preaching.
      • Resistant to change by the older church members who want to remain as it was/generation gap
      • Material gain/greed selfishness where starting a church has became business
      • Lack of spiritual satisfaction by some members make them start their own churches
      • Lack of good examples/poor role models by the leaders/corrupt leaders
      • Desire to be free from missionary/foreign control
      • Differences in mode of worship/rituals observance/model of worship
      • Nepotism/tribalism/clanism/racialism among Christians.
      • The Kenya constitution has allowed freedom of worship.
      • Disagreements In ethical issues/policies in the church regarding how certain matters should be handled eg family planning, dressing etc
      • Western influence/modern technology. 6x1=6 marks
  2.  
    1. Outline Seven similarities between traditional African and true prophets in the old testament (7marks)
      • Both predicted future events.
      • acted as mediators between God and people.
      • Both had supernatural powers to exercise their duties/were charismatic/spoke with authority.
      • Both had a personal relationship with God/received revelations through visions/dreams/chosen by God.
      • They were religious leaders who could offer sacrifices/prayers.
      • Both played an advisory role to the political leaders/acted as the conscience of the leaders.
      • Both urged their people to be morally upright/condemned evil in the society.
      • They led exemplary lives in both
      • In both cases there were prophets and prophetesses. 7x1=7marks
    2. Describe the call of prophet Amos.
      • Amos was a farmer tending sycamore trees/shepherd
      • He became from a village Tekoa in Judah
      • He became a prophet during the reign of king Uzziah of Judah and Jewboam of Israel
      • God called him after he was looking for his flock in the wilderness of Judah
      • He saw a vision
      • He felt a strong compulsion to prophesy
      • He likened his call to the roar of a lion which everyone fears
      • He responded to God’s call in faith and obedience 6x1=6marks
    3. Relevance of prophet Amos Teaching election of Israel to Christians in Kenya
      • Christians are God’s people
      • It is God who chooses them to be Christians
      • God chooses one to be a Christian from many others
      • The Christians have been chosen to proclaim the good news/service
      • God protects them from their enemies/fight for them
      • Christians should be faithful/obedient to God
      • They will be punished by God if they do wrong
      • They should always repent their sins/ask for forgiveness
      • The priests/bishops/church leaders are chosen by God. 6x1=6marks
  3.  
    1. Give seven characteristics of the new covenant foreseen by prophet Jeremiah
      • The laws would be written in the hearts of men
      • Every individual would know God personally.
      • It would be an everlasting covenant/would not be broken again
      • There would be individual responsibility/suffering for ones sins
      • God would forgive their sins/remember them no more
      • It would be established after God punishes Israel/with the remnant
      • It would establish new Israel/new people of God
      • It would be initiated by God 7x1=7marks
    2. Identify seven final reforms carried out by Nehemiah to restore the worship of God in Judah
      • Cleansing of the Temple.
      • Reinstating of Levites and other temple works.
      • He ordered the closure of the temple gates during the observance of the Sabbath.
      • He separated the Jews from foreigners.
      • He purified the priesthood.
      • He chased away the household of Tobiah from the temple.
      • He returned the vessels of the house of the Lord.
      • He appointed treasurers over the storehouses.
      • He stopped buying and selling of loaves on the Sabbath day.   7x1=7marks
    3. Identify six ways in which the government of Kenya supports in the spread of the gospel. (6marks)
      • Give material support for development.
      • The government supports the church sponsored ministries.
      • The government allows freedom of worship.
      • By including CRE in the curriculum.
      • By employing chaplains in learning institutions and in the disciplined forces.
      • Through development of infrastructure.
      • Organizing national prayer days.
      • The government has allowed churches to operate electronic media stations.
      • The government recognizes church calendar. 6x1=6marks
  1.  
    1. What changes have taken place in the rites of initiation in Kenya today (8marks)
      • Female circumcision have been discouraged.
      • Circumcision can be done at any time/not seasonal.
      • Some boys are taken to hospital for circumcision.
      • Education to the initiates is offered by persons.
      • Some initiation practices like removal of teeth/tattooing of the body has been discarded.
      • Elaborate ceremonies in some communities have stopped.
      • More hygiene is observed e.g avoid using the same circumcision instruments.
      • The role of age set/ age group is fading away.
      • Initiation practices are no longer a test of courage/brave. 8x1=8marks
    2. Identify the moral values taught to the youth during the initiation to adulthood.   (7marks)
      • Hospitality/generosity/kindness.
      • Tolerance/perseverance/endurance.
      • Chastity/faithfulness/self-control.
      • Respect/courtesy.
      • Love/responsibility.
      • Unity/co-operation. 7x1=7marks
    3. Give six reasons why female circumcision is being abandoned in Kenya today.   (6marks)
      • Can lead to infection of STIS/HIV/Aids.
      • It can lead to injury/mutilation of reproductive organs.
      • It’s against child/human rights.
      • Can cause psychological torture.
      • Can lead to irresponsible sex behavior.
      • Can lead to early marriages.
      • Can lead to school dropouts among girls.
      • Can lead death due to bleeding. 6x1=6marks

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