CRE Paper 1 Questions and Answers - 2021 KCSE Eldoret Diocese Mock Exams

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Instructions to candidates

  • This paper consists of six questions.
  • Answer any five questions in the spaces provided
  • Each question carries 20 marks.
  • Candidates should answer the questions in English.

 

  1.        
    1. Give reasons why the use of the Bible is central in the study of C.R. E (7marks)
    2. Identify five causes of sin with reference to Genesis chapter 3. (5marks)
    3. State ways through which human beings continue to be co-creators with God. (8marks)
  2.    
    1. Describe the covenant ceremony between God and Abraham in Genesis 15: 1- 19. (7marks)
    2. Identify seven ways in which God prepared Moses to be the future leader for his people. (7marks)
    3. State ways in which Christians keep their vows to serve God. (5marks)
  3.    
    1. Identify the factors that led to the split of Israel after the death of King Solomon. (7marks)
    2. Give seven attributes that shows the nature of the Canaanite religion. (7marks)
    3. Outline ways in which Christian leaders misuse their positions today. (6marks)
  4.   
    1. Explain four differences between the Traditional African and Old Testament prophets. (8marks)
    2. Give seven duties of the prophets of God in Israel. (7marks)
    3. Outline the relevance of Old Testament prophets to Christians today. (5marks)
  5.   
    1. Identify the occasions in which Nehemiah prayed to justify his needs in Judah. (7marks)
    2. Give the promises made when the Israelites renewed their covenant with God during Nehemiah’s time. (7marks)
    3. Give six reasons why people seek refuge in other countries. (6marks)
  6.    
    1. Outline seven roles played by ancestors in traditional African communities. (7marks)
    2. Explain the changes that have taken place in the rite of initiation (6marks)
    3. Identify the moral values taught to the youth during initiation to adulthood in Traditional African communities. (7marks)

Marking Scheme

  1.        
    1. Give reasons why the use of the bible is central in the study of C.R.E
      • It’s a library of books used by the learners as a references book.
      • It reveals God to learners.
      • It’s a source of knowledge.
      • It’s a source of Christian beliefs and practices.
      • It helps learners to understand their relationship with God.
      • It’s a sacred book containing God’s revelation to people
      • It’s the true written word of God containing God’s message to the people.
      • It reveals how God spoke to the people through prophets.
      • It sets standard for moral behavior. 7 x 1 = 7 marks

    2. Identify five causes of sin with reference to Genesis
      • Disobedience by man
      • Lack of faith in God
      • Human weakness
      • Greed for power / mental health / poverty
      • Pride
      • Temptation from Satan
      • Lack of knowledge of God 5 x 1 = 5 marks

    3. State ways through which human beings continue to be co-creators with God
      • Through provision of proper medical care to preserve life through provision health care.
      • Through procreation / bringing up children.
      • Establish of churches to worship God.
      • Through offering training to people and providing employment / Education.
      • Through respecting and protecting the right of others.
      • Through practicing and preaching peace to promote harmony.
      • Through scientific and technological innovation.
      • Through enacting just law / condemning injustices.
      • Through establishment of industries / manufacture of goods and services.
      • Through taking care of the needy, the poor, the sick and less fortunate.
      • Obeying Gods commandments.
      • Taking care of the environment.
      • Through creative arts / drawing.
      • Through proper farming methods.
  2.              
    1. Identify seven ways in which prepared Moses to be the future leader of his people
      • God spared his life when he was received by Pharaoh’s daughter and brought him up as a price.
      • He was nursed by his own mother through God’s plan and design.
      • His mother gave him his true identity as an Israelite.
      • His life in the wilderness hardened him to be bold and persevere hardships.
      • He learnt to be patient, keen and responsible as a shepherd.
      • He also learnt family responsibility through taking care of his own family and that of Jethro.
      • He acquired leadership skills while living in Pharaoh’s palace.
      • He was not a stranger of Pharaoh and Egypt hence he would approach Pharaoh freely.
        7 x 1 = 7 marks
    2. Describe the covenant between God and Abraham in Gen. 15:1-19
      • Abraham doubted God’s promises of a son because he was childless.
      • God assured Abraham that his own son will be his heir but not Elizier of Damascus.
      • God assured Abraham that his descendant will be like stars in the sky.
      • To ascertain this, God asked Abraham to bring the following animals for a covenant: A Heifer, Ashe-goat, Aram each three years old, a turtle dove and a young pigeon.
      • The animal was to be without blemish.
      • He was instructed to cut the animal into the halves.
      • God instructed Abraham to arrange the animal opposite each other in two raw.
      • He was not to cut the birds.
      • Birds of prey came to feed on the carcasses but Abraham drove them away.
      • Abraham fell into asleep, and then God appeared to him in a vision.
      • Abraham was given promises.
      • A smoking fire put a flaming torch appeared suddenly and passed through the pieces of meat. 7 x 1 = 7 marks
    3. State five ways in which Christians keep their vows to serve God
      • Being prayerful.
      • Giving to the needy / visiting the sick.
      • Reading the bible every day.
      • Evangelizing to others / preaching.
      • Leading exemplary lives.
      • Keeps God’s commandments.
      • Giving offering / tithes.
      • Worshiping God through songs and praises. 5 x 1 = 5 marks
  3.      
    1. Identify the factors that led to the split of Israel after the death of King Solomon
      • Solomon married many foreign wives who introduced idolatry.
      • Solomon built high places for the worship of idols.
      • Solomon himself worshipped Idols.
      • Solomon overtaxed the people especially the northern tribes.
      • Jeroboam was willing to lead the rebellions group.
      • Solomon practiced forced labour among the northerners.
      • Rehoboam rejected the advice of elders to rule less harshly them his father. 7 x 1 = 7 marks
    2. Give seven attributes that shows the nature of the Canaanite religion
      • Its polytheistic in nature with many gods and goddesses.
      • It was cosmic / cyclic.
      • It was cultic in nature with rituals.
      • It had false prophets / prophetesses.
      • It had images or symbols representing gods.
      • It had chief gods or a god was powerful in his own town.
      • It involved temple prostitution.
      • Their gods were visible or seen touched and felt.
      • They practiced human sacrifices.
      • They offered animal sacrifices. 7 x 1 = 7 marks
    3. Outline ways in which Christian leaders misuse their positions today
      • Embezzling church funds
      • Employing their relatives / nepotism
      • Oppressing the needy
      • Imposing their ideas on the congregation
      • Practicing immorality
      • Misusing spiritual gifts e.g., false teachings
      • Showing off / pride
      • Taking revenge 6 x 1 = 6 marks
  4.          
    1. Explain four differences between the Traditional African and Old Testament Prophets
      • The Old Testament prophets received their messages from God, where as some traditional African prophets received their messages from the ancestors.
      • Old Testament prophets delivered messages to their own people and those outside their locality while traditional African prophets were confined with their own communities.
      • The prophecies of the Old Testament transitional African prophets were recorded while those of the traditional African prophets were passed orally.
      • Old Testament prophets were rejected / faced opposition in their communities while traditional Africa prophets were liked and respected by their communities.
      • Old Testament prophets promoted monotheism while traditional African prophets were involved in worship of many gods.
      • The Old Testament received their power guidance directly from God, while the African traditional prophets got their power from God through the living dead / spirits.
        4 x 1 = 4 marks
    2. Give seven duties of God’s prophets in Israel
      • They anointed Kings to rule for example Samuel anointed Samuel.
      • They communicated God’s message to the people.
      • They guided people according to the covenant way of life.
      • The condemned evil deeds in the society.
      • They warned people on God’s impending judgment and punishment.
      • They revealed God’s nature and his will to the people.
      • They assured people of salvation despite God’s judgment.
      • They acted as a conscience of the Kings to the people.
      • They offered sacrifices to God.
      • They foretold future events.
      • They gave the people message of hope for example Jeremiah. 7 x 1 = 7 marks
    3. Outline the relevance of Old Testament prophets to Christians today
      • Christians should realize that the call to Christianity has a prophetic role, they should therefore, be Gods messengers.
      • As God’s spokes people, they should always stand for the truth.
      • Once appointed as God’s prophet, one should pass the message of God without fear or favor.
      • God spokes people should always condemn social, political or economic evils in their society.
      • Christians are given hope to those who are suffering.
      • Christians should realize that God call both men and women to his service therefore a Christians should not discriminate.
      • Christians should be concerned about the welfare of their community members including non-Christian because God is a universal God.
      • As Christian one should use the gift of prophecy for the glory of God and for the common good of the people; such as Moses performed miracles to show God’s power and served Israel. 5 x 1 = 5 marks
  5.          
    1. Identify the occasions in which Nehemiah prayer to justify these needs in Judah.
      • When he received a report about the condition of the walls of Jerusalem and oppression of his people.
      • Before expressing his sorrow and sadness to King Artexes.
      • When Tobias and Sanballat and other enemies discourage / the workers not to build the wall.
      • When he donated dues to the needy in society, he wanted God to reward him.
      • When shemiah attempted to frighten him to hide in the temple.
      • After warning people of Judah against the violation of the Sabbath.
      • After cleansing the temple.
      • After chasing away the son in-law ballast from the temple.
      • After cleansing the Israelites from mixing with foreigners.
      • When he learnt of the conspiracy to invade Judah. 7 x 1 = 7 marks
    2. Give he promises made when the Israelites renewed their covenant with God during Nehemiah’s Neh. 10:28-30
      • They were to live according to God’s law.
      • They would not intermediary with foreigners living in their land.
      • They promised not to farm every seventh year.
      • They would make annual contributions towards the temple expenses / to be Levites.
      • They were to provide wood for burnt offering / sacrifices.
      • They were to offer first fruits of their harvest and dedicate their first-born sons and flocks as per the law.
      • They would pay tithes accordance to the law.
      • They would not do business on the Sabbath day. 6 x 1 = 6 marks
    3. Give six reasons why people seek refuge in other countries
      • Due to famine / drought
      • Outbreak of war
      • Political unrest
      • Religious persecution
      • Unemployment / lack of sustainability for social security
      • Ethnic classes / tension 6 x 1 = 6 marks
  6.      
    1. Outline seven roles played by ancestors in traditional African Communities (7mks)
      • They act as mediators /intercessors between the living and God.
      • Ancestor’s monitors, oversee what is happening in the community.
      • They bring punishment to wrong doers/bless those to right.
      • Ancestors give instructions / directions on what should be done by members of the community.
      • They rebuke / give a warning of the coming punishment for wrong doers.
      • Ancestors give guidance on how rituals should be conducted.
      • They safeguard traditions of their community.
      • Through the ancestors the living has a sense of belonging / identity.
      • Ancestors welcome the dead to the spiritual world.
      • They avert the consequences of curses from the community members.
      • Ancestors provide a reservoir of people’s names. 7 x 1 = 7 marks
    2. Explain the changes that have taken place in the rite initiation in Kenya today.
      • Female circumcision is discouraged.
      • Circumcision may be carried out at any age any time.
      • It’s taking place in hospitals.
      • Education is offered by other people or bodies and not sponsors.
      • Some practices like removal of teeth are dying out.
      • Elaborate ceremonies are minimal.
      • Initiates are no longer using the same equipment.
      • Role of age group is fading.
      • Initiation is no longer attest of bravery or courage. 6 x 1 = 6 marks
    3. Identify the moral values taught to the youth during initiation to adulthood in traditional African communities
      • Courage and bravery
      • Hospitality / generosity
      • Integrity
      • Tolerance / endurance
      • Chastity
      • Respect / courtesy
      • Love responsibility
      • Co-operation / unity
      • Diligence 7 x 1 marks

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