CRE P1 Questions and Answers - Nambale Mock Exams 2021/2022

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    1. Describe the second account of creation as given in Genesis 2 : 7 – 25 (8mks)
    2. Outline the six ways God’s love for human beings is manifested after the fall of human Kind (6mks)
    3. Identify six ways used by the church to fight evil today. (6mks)
    1. Describe the making of the Sinai covenant Ex. 24: 1-8 (8mks)
    2. Give seven conditions given to the Israelites during the renewal of the Sinai covenant (7mks)
    3. Give five reasons why Christians repent toady. (5mks)
    1. Give reasons why Samuel was against kingship in Israel. (7mks)
    2. State seven failures of King Solomon. (7mks)
    3. Identify six factors that hinder political leaders from performing their roles effectively (6mks)
    1. Explain seven ways in which prophets of God were important in life of the nation of Israel. (6mks)
    2. Explain the teachings of Amos on the day of the Lord. (8mks)
    3. State six factors that lead people away from the worship of God in modern society. (6mks)
    1. Describe personal life of prophet Jeremiah. (7mks)
    2. State the contents of Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles. (7mks)
    3. How can Christians avoid God’s Judgement and punishment. (6mks)
    1. Describe the Traditional African understanding of the meaning and wholeness of life. (6mks)
    2. Explain four reasons why disputes over ownership of property was rare in the Traditional African Communities. (8mks)
    3. Give six moral values that contributes to harmonious living in the Traditional African Community. (6mks)


    1. Description of the second account of creation.
      • The Lord God formed man out of dust from the ground, breathed the beneath of life into his nostrils and man became a living being.
      • God planted the garden of Eden and he put the man whom he had formed in the garden.
      • God made all kinds of trees to grow in the garden.
      • In the middle of garden was the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
      • The Garden was watered by four rivers.
      • God put man in the garden to till and guard it.
      • God commanded man the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
      • God instructed man to name the animals.
      • God formed woman out of mans ribs.
      • Both lived as husband and wife in companionship without shame.
    2.  Outline six ways in which God’s love for human beings is manifested after the fall of humankind. (6 mks)
      • God looked for human beings when they ran to hide from him.
      • He provided them with clothing and means of livelihood.
      • He put enmity between the snake and the seed of the woman.
      • Noah found favour in God.
      • God, did not destroy all his creation during the floods.
      • He entered into a covenant with Noah.
      • God gave a sign of rainbow and promised not to destroy creation.
      • He blessed Noah’s family to be fruitful and fill the earth.
      • He called Abraham at the beginning of his plan for salvation of humankind.
    3. How the church fights evil in the society today.
      • Preaching the gospel to make people change.
      • Repenting
      • Helping the needy
      • Creating job opportunity to absorb the unemployed.
      • Praying for evil doers to change.
      • Inviting people to repentance.
      • Educating the youth on moral issues.
      • Punishing those who go against church rules.
      • Carry out guidance and counseling.
      • Reporting evil doers to the authority.
      • Being role models for others to copy.
    1. The making of the Sinai covenant. Ex. 24:1-8 
      • The following morning Moses prepared a special ceremony to seal the covenant.
      • He built an altar at the foot of Mt. Sinai and set up 12 stones to represent the 12 tribes of Israel.
      • Young men sacrificed oxen as fellowship offerings.
      • Moses took half of blood of the animals and put it in basins.
      • He took half of the blood and sprinkled it on the altar, the place of meeting with God.
      • Moses then read the book of the covenant to the Israelites.
      • The people responded that all that the Lord has spoken they will do and obey.
      • Moses then took the remainder of the blood and sprinkled it over to the people.
      • Moses told the people that the blood had zealed the covenant.
      • God concluded the covenant by giving Moses two store tablets on which the laws were written. 8×1=8mks
    2. Conditions given to the Israelites renewal of the Sinai covenant. They were
      • To obey what God commands them.
      • Not to make any treaty with those who live in the land where they were going.
      • To break down the altars, sacred stones and false gods of the inhabitants of Canaan.
      • Not to worship any other gods.
      • Not to make cast idols.
      • To keep the feast of unleavened bread.
      • To rest on Seventh day.
      • To dedicate all their first-born male children and first-born males of their domestic animals to God.
      • To offer to God the first fruits of their crops.
      • They were not to marry with foreigners.
    3. Reasons why Christians repent their sins today.
      • It is obedience to Christ’s teaching.
      • So as to lead holy lives.
      • To be a good example to others.
      • To be able to prepare for the kingdom of God.
      • For their faith to be strengthened.
      • In order to receives God’s blessings.
      • To renew their relationship with God.
    1. Reasons against kingship. 1 Sam. 8:6-18
      • They would be rejecting God as their unseen king.
      • Their sons would be recruited forcefully into the army.
      • There would be forced labour.
      • The people would be enslaved.
      • The king would grab their land/property/maid.
      • The king would be over – taxation.
      • They would loose their identity as a covenant people/idolatry.
      • Their daughters would be made maids in the royal houses.
      • Hereditary kingship would lead to oppression dictatorship.
    2. The failures of king Solomon.
      • He married many foreign wives who introduced idol worship in Israel/He allowed his wives to worship in Israel.
      • He built temples for the pagan gods worshipped by his wives.
      • He introduced forced labour in Israel.
      • He practiced nepotism/Solomon’s tribes men from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin were exempted from forced labour.
      • He introduced high taxation in Israel for the upkeep of his foreign wives.
      • Solomon also worshipped the gods of his wives and thus broke the covenant with God.
      • He was selfish/valued himself more than God/built his palace for thirteen years and the temple for only seven years.
      • He was extravagant and used a lot of state resources/wealth to entertain/please his many wives and concubines.
      • He hired the skills of pagan craftsmen who designed, decorated and furnished the temple of God.
      • He sold part of Israel’s territory – 2 tower of Galilee to Hiram the king of tyre to repay for debts he was unable to settle. 7×1=7mks
    3. Factors hindering political leaders from performing their roles effectively in Kenya today.
      • Cultural/religious barriers/tribal/racial/corruption.
      • Inadequate/poor infrastructure.
      • Conflicting ideologies resulting in decisive decisions.
      • Personal differences
      • Inadequate funds to initiates development projects/programmes to help their electorate.
      • Lack of adequate forum to meet and address their electorate.
      • Ridicule from members of the society.
      • Inability to live up to the promises made during campaigns.
      • Women leaders are discriminated against by some members of the society.
      • Lack of leadership skills resulting into poor public relations.
      • Division and conflicts within and between the parties.
      • Insecurity/death threats/harassment by their opponents 6×1=6mks
    1. Importance of prophets in the nation of Israel.
      • The acted as mediators between God and the people.
      • They spoke on behalf of God/Gods messengers/mouth piece.
      • They foretold future events.
      • They guided and counseled kings.
      • They called people back to repentance.
      • They reminded people about the covenant.
      • They condemned evils in the society.
      • They warned people about God’s judgement.
      • They made people understand about the nature of God.
      • They offered sacrifices to God.
      • They anointed kings.
      • They interpreted visions and dreams from God.
        any 1×6=6mks
    2. Outline Amos teaching on the day of the Lord. 7mks
      • It will be a day of terror and disaster.
      • Will be a day of punishment.
      • The land shall tremble/there will be earthquakes.
      • A day of defeat for sinners.
      • There will be darkness at noon.
      • People will thirst for the word of God.
      • People will faint in the process of searching for the word of God.
      • The wicked will not escape God’s judgement.
      • The feasts and the festivals will not be joyful.
    3. Factors leading people away from the worship of God in modern society.
      • Materialism – love for earthly possessions.
      • Social injustices – people mistrust God as their protector.
      • Permissiveness in the society.
      • Urbanization
      • Threats to human life caused by war.
      • Scientific and technological advancement/discoveries.
      • Poverty
      • Obsession for power
      • Influence of the print/electronic media.
      • Crime- some people believe they must engage in crime to survive.
      • Education – people believe they know it all.
      • Ruthless competition – result in the law of the jungle or survival for the fittest which destroys the idea of fair dealings.
    1. Describe the personal life of prophet Jeremiah. 7mks
      • Jeremiah was born in a small village called Anathoth near Jerusalem.
      • His father was Hilkiah, a priest.
      • He was knowledgeable in the Law of Moses.
      • He had a deep sense of love for his people.
      • He was called as a prophet when he was a young boy.
      • He was commanded by God not to or takes part in social functions.
      • He suffered opposition and rejection from his people.
      • He fled to Egypt as a refugee after the fall of Jerusalem and the Babylonian exile.
      • His message was on judgement and restoration.
    2. Give the content of Jeremiah’s letter to the captives. 6mks
      • They were to erect houses and settle down
      • They were to cultivate and consume the produce
      • They were to marry and procreate
      • They were to maintain peaceful relationship
      • They were to remain faithful to God throughout their lives
      • Not to heed to false prophets for they would mislead them
      • That God would restore them back to land after judgment. 7×1=7mks
    3. How can Christians avoid God’s judgement and punishment today?
      • Condemning all evils in the society.
      • Obeying all the commandments of God.
      • Preaching the good news of Jesus Christ to others.
      • Responding to Gods call to serve others.
      • Showing love by assisting the needy/the poor.
      • Avoiding being tempted and tempting others.
      • Being prayerful
      • Repenting their sins
      • Forgiving others
      • Worshipping God sincerely.
      • Behaving in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
      • Asking the Holy Spirit for guidance/protection.
    1. The meaning of life and its whole new in the T.A communities.
      • God is the source of life.
      • Human life has a rhythm of nature which nothing can destroy.
      • Individuals have to go through different levels/stages in life/rites of passage.
      • Life is not only the physical existence but also spirit.
      • All effort is made to protect and increase life.
      • Life is enhanced by the observance of rituals, taboos and regulations.
      • The right of passage incorporates a person into fullness of life.
      • Every person has a duty to promote life through marriage and procreation.
      • People always express their appreciation to God as the source of life.
    2. Why disputes over ownership of property were rare in the Traditional African communities.
      • Land was communally owned.
      • There were clear guidelines on the use and ownership of land.
      • Those who did not have property were assisted to acquire property by the community.
      • Those who showed greed in ownership of property were disciplined by the community.
      • There were enough resource to be shared.
      • There were clear guidelines in the inheritance of property.
      • Laziness was strictly condemned and punished to ensure people own what have actually worked for.
      • The wishes of the parents/elders concerning property ownership were respected.
      • People were hesitant to acquire property unlawfully for fear for curses/wrath of their ancestors.
    3. Moral values that contributed to harmonious living in the traditional African communities.
      • Obedience
      • Respect
      • Responsibility
      • Tolerance
      • Hospitality
      • Chastity/self-control
      • Co-operation/solidarity
      • Endurance
      • Loyalty
      • Honesty
      • Love
      • Faith/trust
      • Generosity
      • Thankfulness

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