CRE Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Nyeri Mocks 2021 Exams

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Instructions to candidates
Answer any FIVE questions

QUESTIONS

  1.                      
    1. Outline seven teachings about human beings from biblical about marriage from the biblical stories of creation. (7mks)
    2. List seven teachings about marriage from the biblical stories of creation. (7mks)
    3. Explain how Christians take care of God’s creation today. (7mks)
  2.                        
    1. Describe the covenant ceremony between God and Abraham Gen 15:1-8. (8mks)
    2. State seven problems faced by Moses as he led the Israelites during the Exodus. (7mks)
    3. Give five reasons why church leaders take vows before starting their mission. (5mks)
  3.                        
    1. State seven functions of the Jewish temple. (7mks)
    2. Identify six ways which show that king Solomon turned away from the covenant way. (6mks)
    3. Give seven factors that have led to increase of Christian denominations today. (7mks)
  4.                  
    1. Identify six characteristics of false prophets in the Old Testament. (6mks)
    2. Give seven ways in which God would punish Israel for her evils according to prophet Amos. (7mks)
    3. How does the church in Kenya punish errant members? (7mks)
  5.                  
    1. State the problems that Nehemiah encountered in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. (7mks)
    2. Identify six final reforms carried out by Nehemiah to restore the true worship of God in Judah. (6mks)
    3. List seven problems that Christian leaders in Kenya face in their work today. (7mks)
  6.                    
    1. Give five ways in which people in traditional African communities worship God. (5mks)
    2. Identify reasons for singing and dancing during initiation ceremonies in traditional African communities. (8mks)
    3. State why witchcraft is feared in traditional African community. (7mks)

MARKING SCHEME

  1.                      
    1. Outline seven teachings about human beings from biblical about marriage from the biblical stories of creation. (7mks)
      • Human beings are created in the image and likeness of God.
      • They have the breath of life from God
      • They have been given authority over God’s creation
      • They communicate /fellowship with God
      • They are special/ the greatest of God’s creation/perfect
      • They have the ability to think/reason/make choice/ decision in their lives
      • They are blessed by God
      • They have been given special place to stay/ Garden of Eden.
      • Human beings are to use the other creation/ plants for their benefit.
      • They are to take care of the creation/ till the land/work
      • Man and woman are to compliment/provide companionship for cash other.
      • Human being are God’s creation/ male and female
      • The woman is created out of the man’s ribs.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
    2. List seven teachings about marriage from the biblical stories of creation. (7mks)
      • Marriage is monogamous
      • Marriage is between a man and a woman
      • It is a permanent union/no divorce/covenant
      • Marriage is for procreation
      • It is a continuation of God’s work of creation
      • Husband and wife should not be ashamed of each other
      • Man and woman are to complement each other/help each other.
      • Marriage is for companionship
      • Marriage is for love
      • Marriage is sacred/ ordained by God/holy.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
    3. Explain how Christians take care of God’s creation today. (7mks)
      • Christians should treat the rest of the creation with respect and reverance.
      • Christians should preserve, conserve and donate the environment
      • Christians can care for God’s creation like wild animals by building game reserves.
      • Christians contribute to the scientific discovery of medicine to wild animal diseases by providing money, donations to such institution
      • Christian can care for God’s creation by condemning cutting of vegetation i.e. deforestation
      • Christians should come together and join hands on controlling soil erosion.
        1 x 6 = mks
  2.                  
    1. Describe the covenant ceremony between God and Abraham Gen 15:1-8. (8mks)
      • Abraham was in doubt for the promise of a son.
      • God assured him that his own son would inherit him and not Eliezer and Damascus.
      • God showed Abraham the many stars and confirmed that his descendants would be as the stars.
      • God asked Abraham to bring a heifer, a she goat, a ram each three years old, a dove and a young pigeon.
      • Abraham cut the animals into two and arranged the halves into two rows.
      • The birds were not cut.
      • He drove away the birds of prey that targeted the carcasses.
      • At sunset Abraham fell into deep sleep.
      • God spoke to him giving the promise that his descendants would be slaves for four hundred years but he would set to liberate them.
      • Abraham was promised a long peaceful life
      • Abraham saw God pass through the carcasses in form of a smoking fire pot and flaming torch/reaffirms to give his descendant land.
        8 x 1 = 8mks
    2. State seven problems faced by Moses as he led the Israelites during the Exodus. (7mks)
      • Lack of water for the Israelites
      • Lack of food for the Israelites
      • Complains/grumbling by the Israelites/ refuse to listen to Moses
      • Warring tribes in the desert
      • Settling of disputes among the people.
      • Traveling in hostile/harsh climatic conditions/ terrain
      • Lack of faith from the people/worship of the golden calf
      • Rebellion/ opposition from his family
      • Threat from the Egyptian army
      • Bites from snake 7 x 1 = 7mks
    3. Give five reasons why church leaders take vows before starting their mission. (5mks)
      • To receive God’s blessings/guidance
      • To get acknowledge by the people being served
      • It reminds the leader to stick to the church/regulation/vision
      • To get authority of God to lead
      • It gives the leaders courage/ confidence to do his/her work
      • It shows one’s willingness/commitment to serve/acceptance
      • To emulate the biblical way of commissioning servant of God.
        5 x 1 = 5mks
  3.                          
    1. State seven functions of the Jewish temple. (7mks)
      • It was used for worship/prayer
      • It was the place where the law was taught to children/people
      • Priest burnt sacrifices/offered incense in the temple of God
      • Purification rituals were conducted there
      • It was a home for the priests/residential for Levites
      • Dedication/presentation of the babies was carried out in the temple.
      • It was a business centre for the Jews/commercial centre
      • The Jewish council (Sanhedrin) held their session there/a place where cases were heard/determined/law court.
      • All the Jewish festivals were celebrated there.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
    2. Identify six ways which show that king Solomon turned away from the covenant way. (6mks)
      • The married foreign wives/concubines
      • He allowed worship of foreign gods / idols/be worshipped foreign gods
      • He murdered his half broke. Adonijah whom he thought would rival his power.
      • He taxed the Israelites heavily for his upkeep
      • He disobeyed the instructions given to him by his father David to rely on God.
      • He built places of worship for the false gods.
      • He subjected the Israelites to forced labor/slavery during the construction of the temple/his place
      • He signed treaties with his neighbor for protection
      • He sold land to Hiram King of tyre
      • He used more time to build his palace then the temple of God.
        6 x 1 = 6mks
    3. Give seven factors that have led to increase of Christian denominations today. (7mks)
      • Rivalry for leadership/hunger for power
      • Differences in biblical interpretation/ teachings/doctrines to suit the person preaching
      • Resistance 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 become business
      • 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/ritual 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 e.g. family planning, dressing
      • Western influence/ modern technology.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
  4.                    
    1. Identify six characteristics of false prophets in the Old Testament. (6mks)
      • False prophets did not have a divine call/ raised themselves
      • They spoke falsehood/lies
      • They prophesied out of their own minds/imaginations.
      • They prophesied what the people wanted to hear/according to circumstances.
      • They misled people from the covenant way of life/promoted idolatry.
      • They hindered the work of true prophets.
      • They worked for maternal gain/paid further services.
      • Their prophecies were not fulfilled.
        6 x 1 = 6mks
    2. Give seven ways in which God would punish Israel for her evils according to prophet Amos. (7mks)
      • Israel would be surrounded by an enemy nation/attacked/ invalid
      • The Israelites would be taken to exile
      • Amaziah the priest/king/people would die by the sword
      • The high places of worship would be destroyed.
      • The land would be occupied by a foreign nation/cities be destroyed
      • There would be hunger/thirst for the word of God.
      • God would cover the land with total darkness.
      • There would be earthquakes.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
    3. How does the church in Kenya punish errant members? (7mks)
      • The church suspends them
      • It denies them participation in the church activities/rituals
      • They may be denied leadership positions/demoted
      • They may be publically condemned/asked to repent/apologize
      • They may be warned
      • Some may be transferred to difficult areas.
      • They may be sacked from the job.
      • They may be excommunicated.
      • They may be charged a fine.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
  5.                    
    1. State the problems that Nehemiah encountered in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. (7mks)
      • The officials of Tekoa did not co-operate with him
      • He was ridiculed by Sanballat and Tobian
      • He received threats of violence from the enemies
      • A trap was laid to derail his mission of rebuilding the wall
      • There was a plot to kill him
      • Insecurity from the enemies
      • False prophets tried to discourage him
      • Opposition from the Jewish nobles
      • False accusation from his enemies.
        7 x 1 = 7mks
    2. Identify six final reforms carried out by Nehemiah to restore the true worship of God in Judah. (6mks)
      • Cleansing of the temple
      • Reinstalling of the closure of Jerusalem for proper Sabbath observance
      • He separated the Jews from the foreigners
      • He purified the priesthood/office of the levities
      • Throwing out the household of Tobias out of the chamber.
      • Cleansing the chamber in the temple.
      • Returning the vessels of the house of God.
      • Appointing treasures over the storehouses.
      • Stopping the buying and selling of wares on the Sabbath day.
      • He ordered an end to mixed marriages/foreigners.
        6 x 1 = 6mks
    3. List seven problems that Christian leaders in Kenya face in their work today. (7mks)
      • Opposition from political leaders/society
      • Lack of co-operation from the members of the church/lack of unity among Christians
      • False prophets/cultic affiliation/hypocrisy/black magic/witchcraft.
      • Misinterpretation of the scriptures.
      • Drug abuse among members
      • Lack of adequate time for pastoral care
      • Poor infrastructure that makes it impossible to reach some areas.
      • Insecurity in some parts of the country
      • Lack of resources to enable them spread the good news/poverty
      • Lack of professional training to enable them do their work effectively.
      • Permissiveness/moral decadence
      • Negative influence from mass medical pornography
        7 x 1 = 7mks
  6.                      
    1. Give five ways in which people in traditional African communities worship God. (5mks)
      • They make sacrifices to God
      • They sing/dance for God
      • They say prayer to God
      • Through choiring/recitation
      • They give offerings
      • Through burning incense
        5 x 1 = 5mks
    2. Identify reasons for singing and dancing during initiation ceremonies in traditional African communities. (8mks)
      • The songs inform the participants of the history of the community
      • They provide opportunity for the members to socialize
      • It divert the initiate minds from the impending pain
      • The songs teach participants important moral value
      • The songs educate the participants gender role/relationship
      • Through singing and dancing the members exercise their bodies.
      • The songs encourage the initiate to face the challenge/rebuke cowardice
      • It exposes those with leadership qualities/skills/talents
      • They are used to mark the various staged the initiative/drive away evil spirit
      • Singing and dancing is a form of entertainment.
        8 x 1 = 8mks
    3. State why witchcraft is feared in traditional African community. (7mks)
      • Witchcraft leads to death/destruction
      • It is the work of the evil spirit
      • It leads to poverty/loss of property
      • It involve cheating/telling lies
      • In some cases people are forced to leave their homes/migrate to other places.
      • It can lead to break up of families
      • A person can be banished/made an outcast
      • Witchcraft causes suspension/hatred/mistrust amongst the people
      • It leads to under development
      • It can cause physical psychological injury
      • It can cause embarrassment to an individual family.
        7 x 1 = 7mks

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