CRE Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Mang'u Mock 2020 Exam

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CRE
PAPER 1
TIME: 2 HOURS.

Instructions to candidates

  • The paper consists of SIX questions
  • Answer any FIVE questions

 

  1.    
    1. Give reasons why Christians read the Bible. (8mks)
    2. Identify attributes of God as portrayed in Genesis story of creation in Chapter 1 and 2.(7mks)
    3. What are the consequences of breaking taboos in traditional African communities(5mks)
  2.      
    1. State the characteristics of the covenant between God and Abraham(5mks)
    2. Explain the importance of God's covenant with Abraham (10mks)
    3. What lessons do Christians learn from the incident when Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac?(5mks)
  3.       
    1. Identify the ways in which the Israelites practiced idolatry during the time of prophet Elijah(7mks)
    2. State seven factors that made it difficult for prophet Elijah to stop idolatry in Israel(7mks)
    3. Identify six forms of corruption in Kenya today(6mks)
  4.      
    1. State six characteristics of the prophets of God(6mks)
    2. How did the rich oppress the poor during the time of prophet Amos(8mks)
    3. Give reasons why Christians find it difficult to help the needy in Kenya today.(6mks)
  5.      
    1. Explain the different occasions when Nehemiah prayed. (8mks)
    2. In what ways did Nehemiah demonstrate qualities of a good leader during his times?(7mks)
    3. What is the importance of prayer in the life of a Christian today (5mks)
  6.       
    1. Name six places in traditional African communities where sacrifices are carried out.(6mks)
    2. Give reasons why sacrifices are made in traditional African communities(7mks)
    3. 100 State the roles of ancestors in traditional African Communities (7mks)

MARKING SCHEME

    1. Reasons why Christians read the Bible
      • It provides moral values
      • It is a source of spiritual growth
      • It is used in Christian worship
      • It gives them inspiration/ hope.
      • It helps them to understand their relationship with God
      • It is a source of Christian beliefs practice
      • It reveals God to them/ makes them understand the will of God
      • It is a source of knowledge .
      • It is the word of God/ the authors were inspired by God.
    2. Attributes of God as portrayed in Genesis story of creation in chapter 1 and 2
      • God is all powerful/ omnipotent
      • God of order/ orderly perfect
      • He is everywhere/ omnipresent
      • He is the provider/ sustainer/ caring/ generous
      • He is the creator/ Source of life
      • He is all knowing/ omniscient He commands/ moral God
      • He is worker
      • He is loving/ wants personal relationship with man.
      • He is everlasting self-existence.
      • He is a spirit God is the source of goodness
      • God is holy
    3. Consequences of breaking taboos in traditional African communities
      • Paying of a fine
      • Excommunication/ banishment exile
      • Ridiculed/ corporal punishment canned
      • Being killed C
      • leaning undergoing rituals
      • Making sacrifices to appease the ancestors/ God/ spirits.
      • Offering compensation to the aggrieved
      • Denial of privileges/ demotion
      • Cursed.
  1.     
    1. Characteristics of the covenant between God and Abraham
      • It was initiated by God
      • It was solemn/ permanent/ long lasting
      • It was unconditional
      • There were promises to be fulfilled
      • It was sealed through the sacrifices of animals
      • The parties entered it willingly it was voluntary
      • It had an outward sign/ circumcision
      • It was between two unequal parties.
    2. Importance of God's covenant with Abraham
      • God established personal relationship with Abraham
      • Showed that Abraham had faith/trust in God
      • It demonstrated Abrahams obedience to God
      • Abraham was accused of God's protection
      • God revealed to Abraham that he would have son as his heir many descendants
      • It confirmed Abraham as God's choice through whom all nations shall receive salvation
      • The descendants of Abraham were promised the land of Cannan.
    3. Lessons learnt by Christians from the incident when Abraham was willing to sacrifice his Son Isaac
      • They should obey God
      • They should have faith in God
      • They should be patient and wait upon God/ should not give up
      • They should be prepared to face difficult situations
      • They should be ready to give up everything for God
      • Totally committed to God
      • God blesses those who are ready to serve Him
      • They should be wise when dealing with issues affecting their lives
      • They should involve family members in worship.
  2.       
    1. Ways in which the Israelites practiced idolatry during the time of Prophet Elijah
      • Worshipped many gods
      • Made images and symbols to represent the gods and goddesses
      • They built high places for the gods/ goddesses
      • They worshiped false gods 
      • They offered both human and animal sacrifices to gods
      • They practiced apostasy
      • They performed fertility rituals to ensure continued fertility of land
      • They practiced temple prostitution
      • They practiced syncretism
    2. Factors that made it difficult for Elijah to stop idolatry in Israel
      • Existence of false prophets who gave false promises to Israelites.
      • King Ahab had allowed his Phoenician wife o bring the worship of false gods and goddesses.
      • Jezebel had persecuted true prophets of God
      • King Ahab had allowed the building of high places or the worship of Baal
      • The Canaanite religion has a strong influence on the Israelites
      • The king participated in idol worship
      • The idol gods could be seen and touched so they appeared real.
    3. Forms of comption in Kenya today
      • Bribery
      • Tribalism/ nepotism
      • Illegal business practices
      • Land grabbing
      • Misuse of public property
      • Misappropriation of public funds
      • Failure to pay taxes.
  3.     
    1. Characteristics of the prophets of God
      • They were called by God
      • They received revelation from God through dreams/ vision direct command/ familiar objects
      • They were obedient to God's call
      • They faced opposition/ rejection from the people because of their uncompromising attitudes
      • They communicated God's message to the people
      • They spoke with authority were fearless
      • They acknowledged on God who was universal monotheism
      • They understood the nature of their prophesies
      • They preached about God's judgment for sin/ hope or restoration
      • Their prophesies were fulfilled/ came true
      • They did not prophesy for material gain/ money
      • They led holy lives.
    2. How the rich oppressed the poor during the time of prophet Amos
      • They took the poor people's garments in pledge
      • The poor were robbed of their food/ gruin/ belongings/ land
      • Merchants overcharged the poor when selling them anything
      • The poor were sold for a piece of silver/ a pair of shoes as they were considered useless.
      • The goods sold to the poor were unfit for human usel consumption
      • The poor were cheated in business deals as the rich used faulty sallow/ measures
      • The poor were sold into slavery when they were unable to pay their debts to the rich
      • The poor were denied justice in the law court because they could not bribe the judges
      • The cases taken to the courts by the poor were thrown out/ not listened to
    3. Reasons why Christians find it difficult to help the needy in Kenya today
      • Too many needy cases - Tribal ethic feelings may hinder one from giving assistance to the needy
      • Political leanings/ affiliation influence Christians against helping those who do not belong to their camp.
      • Lack of what to share/poverty
      • Indifference of some Christians to the plight of the needy
      • Denominational differences where some Christians are not yet ready to share with those who do not belong to their group.
      • Poor communication/infrastructure in some parts of the country that make it impossible to reach the needy.
      • Difficult to identify the genuine needy cases.
      • Misappropriation of resources meant for assisting the needy discourages Christians from contributing
      • Insecurity/ hostility
  4.    
    1. Occasions when Nehemiah prayed
      • Before asking King Artaxerxes to let him go back to Judah.
      • When be learnt that the Jews in Judah were suffering and the walls of Jerusalem were in ruins
      • When his enemies made fun of the Jews and discouraged them from building the walls of Jerusalem
      • When the enemies conspire to attack Jerusalem to stop the construction works After be condemned the leaders for oppressing the poor
      • When his enemies planned to harm him When he was frightened by shemiah to hide in the temple claiming that there was a plot to kill him.
      • When he cleansed and recognized the temple for worship After waming the people of Judah against violating the Sabbath laws When he had chased away the son in law of Sanballat
      • After cleansing the Israelites of foreign influence.
    2. Ways in which Nehemiah demonstrated qualities of a good leader
      • He was committed to his work He faced opposition challenges courage
      • He prayed/ consulted God in all situations
      • He had vision foresight for the Jews He recognized other people's abilities
      • He was concemed about the life of his people.
      • He was patriotic
      • He made wise/ firm decisions in circumstances
      • He was honest
      • He served as a role model participated in the rebuilding of the wall in Jerusalem
    3. Importance of prayer in the life of a Christian
      • Enables one to gain power over temptations
      • Expresses ones obedience before God
      • One is able to give thanks to God for his blessings
      • One is able to ask for God's protection care in all that one does
      • In order to ask for forgiveness for the wrongs done
      • To intercede for others In order to showl acknowledge God as the provider for everything
      • So as to praise/ glorify exalt God
      • To seek for guidance/ direction from God
      • To communicate with God It expresses ones humility to God.
  5.    
    1. Six places in traditional African Communities where sacrifices are carried out
      • Under trees/ forests
      • In caves
      • At river banks/ lakeshore/ seashore
      • Near rocks On mountains/ hilltops
      • At waterfalls
      • In shrines/temples .
      • In homes of religious leaders 
      • Gravesides.
    2. Why sacrifices are made in traditional African Communities
      • It is an act of worship
      • Enables people to maintain good relationship with God/ human beings
      • It is a way of asking for protection
      • To appease ancestors.
      • God for any wrongs donel forgiveness/ cleansing T
      • To honour God/recognition of God's power/ ancestors
      • It is a way of acknowledging God as the source of life In order to seek God's intervention in time of trouble calamities
      • As a thanksgiving to ancestors/ spirits
      • To invite ancestors/ spirits/God in the function/ event invoke
      • To ask God for God's blessings.
    3. Role of Ancestors in traditional African Communities
      • They act as mediators/ intercessors between the living and God.
      • They monitor/ oversee what is happening in the community
      • They bring punishment to the wrong doers/ blessings to the righteous
      • They give instructions directions on what should be done by the member of the community/ consulted.
      • They rebuke giving warning of the coming punishment for the wrong doers/ foretold.
      • They give guidance on how rituals should be conducted
      • They are the custodians of the community values/ traditions
      • Through the ancestors, the living have a sense of belonging/identify
      • Welcome the dead to spiritual world Provide a reservoir of names

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