Instructions to Candidates:
- The question paper has six questions.
- The candidate should answer any five questions.
- All the answers should be written in the answer booklet provided.
- All the answers must be in English
- Explain four ways in which man is a special creation. (8 marks)
- Identify any seven historical books in the Old Testament Bible. (7 marks)
- Give reasons why Christians should practice forgiveness. (5 marks)
- Name five animals used by Abraham during the covenant. (5 marks)
- Narrate how God tested Abraham’s faith according to Genesis 22:1-19. (8 marks)
- Give seven examples of modern covenants. (7 marks)
- State five dangers of kingship in Israel as foreseen by Prophet Samuel. (5 marks)
- Identify the contribution of King David to the development of Israel. (8 marks)
- Give reasons why Christians build churches. (7 marks)
- Highlight the characteristics of false prophets in the Old Testament. (7 marks)
- Outline the content of Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:1-32). (8 marks)
- Mention five social evils that a true prophet of God would condemn in the modern society (5 marks)
- Identify seven occasions when Nehemiah prayed. (7 marks)
- Outline seven problems faced by Nehemiah. (7 marks)
- Why do some Christians find it difficult to pray? (6 marks)
- State six roles of spirits towards the living in traditional African society. (6 marks)
- Identify eight ways through which ancestors were venerated in traditional African society. (8 marks)
- Give six occasions when sacrifices were offered in Traditional African society. (6 marks)
- Among all the creatures it is only man that God moulded or used hands to create.
- He was created in the image and likeness of God.
- . Man was given responsibility over the rest of God’s creation.
- Man was given ability to communicate with God.
- Man has conscience to differentiate right from wrong.
- Man received God’s breath.
(Any 4X 2 = 8 marks)
- 1 and 2 Samuel
- 1 and 2 Kings
- 1 and 2 Chronicles
(Any 7x1=7 marks)
- It promote peace/harmony among people
- It is a way of winning people to Christ.
- It is a way of showing love to others
- It is a way of tolerating people
- In order for us to be forgiven by God.
- Strengthens relationship among people.
- Shows obedience to Christian’s teachings/command.
- In order to emulate Christ
(Any 5x1=5 marks)
- A heifer
- A she-goat
- A ram
- A turtle dove
- A young pigeon
- God told Abraham to take his son to mount Moriah and sacrifice him.
- Abraham obeyed God’s command and took his son to where he was told.
- Isaac asked his father “where is the lamb of the sacrifice”
- Abraham built an altar.
- He laid his son on the altar for a sacrifice
- He took his knife and when he was about to kill Isaac, God told him not to do any harm to Isaac.
- God then provided a ram for the sacrifice.
- Abraham took a ram and offered it as a burnt offering
- Abraham named the place “God will provided”.
- Thereafter Abraham returned to his men.
(Any 8 x1=8mks)
- Land buying/selling agreement
- Peace treaties
- Adoption of children
- Oath of allegiance/loyalty.
- Ordination of pastors/priests.
- On becoming an employee of the government or private sector.
(Any 7x1=7 mark)
- Israelites would forcefully be recruited into the army
- The king would enslave them.
- The king would overtax them.
- The king would introduce force labour to them.
- He would make their daughters maid/perfumers
- He would lead to harsh rules/oppression
- It was seen as a way of rejecting Yahweh their unseen king hence Yahweh would reject them too.
- Their vineyards/lands would be taken by kings
(Any 5x1=5 marks)
- Composed songs used in praise of God
- He knew and obeyed God
- He established the most powerful state with geographical boundaries
- He captured Jerusalem from Jebusites
- He united the people of Israel.
- He encouraged trade with other nations.
- He decentralized the government by creating administrative system.
- He was a shrewed administrator who choose wise elders to help him rule.
- He make Jerusalem the capital city/centre of Jewish worship.
- Used for worshipping God.
- Signify God’s presence/house of God
- Used for meetings/place of gathering for members.
- Religious functions takes place in the church e.g. festivals
- Places where Christians receive the word of God/preaching.
- Act as a sign of prestige/recognition/identification.
- To demonstrate their faith in the existence of God.
- Can be used as a place of refuge in times of danger/calamity
(Any 7x1=7 marks)
- They ask for payments for services/material gain.
- They were self-appointed/had no call from God/did not receive vision from God.
- Their prophecies were not fulfilled/lied to the people.
- They spoke what people wanted to hear/wanted to please people.
- They did not speak with authority when challenge.
- They spoke about doctrines/teachings that were contrary to the covenant.
- They were not ready to suffer for the truth
- Their lives were not exemplary/hypocrites/practiced necromancy.
- They waited favours from the kings/political leaders.
- They undermined the work of prophets/challenges the work of the true prophets
- To build houses and live in them.
- Plant garden and eat their produce
- To marry and have children
- To live in peace and promote the welfare of the cities where they were living
- To pray for their masters
- Not to listen to the words of false prophets and diviners.
- God would restore them back to their land after 70 years.
- God would punish those who remained in the Judah for failing to listen to him.
- To trust in God and not to give up.
- God was accessible even in Babylon.
- Sexual immorality
- Land grabbing
- Oppression of the poor
- Cheating in business
- After learning of the suffering of Jews back in Judah
- Before requesting for permission from king Artextexers.
- Alter condemning oppression of the poor.
- When he faced opposition from Tobias and Sanballat.
- When he asked God to remember him for his work
- After chasing away the son-in-law of Sanballat from the temple.
- After reinstating the true worship of Yahweh.
- When he learnt of the plot against his life.
- Before cleansing the temple.
- Ridicule /mockery from his enemies
- Opposition in re-building of the wall.
- The royals of Tekoa refused to do work assigned to them.
- Plot by his enemies to attack the builders and cause confusion.
- He was falsely accused to planning a revolt against the king.
- Oppression of the poor.
- His enemies wanted to kill him.
(7x1 = 7 marks)
- Lack of faith
- Failure to create time to pray
- Material comfort
- Discouragement by their situation
- Same don’t know how to pray
- Spiritual weakness
- Lack of guidance in spiritual matters
- Unanswered prayers
- Feeling guilt from unconfessed sins
- Acted as mediators between the living and God.
- Warned the living of the impending dangers.
- Punished wrong doers.
- Protected the living from the evil.
- Revealed secrets of the living.
- Arrested calamities.
- Received sacrifices from the living on behalf of God
- Through sacrifices/offerings
- Pouring libation
- Naming children after them.
- Consulting them in times of crisis.
- Welcoming them to the community/family ceremonies
- Observing community tradition
- Protecting ancestral land
- Conducting respectful funerals for them
- Taking care of their graves.
- Fulfilling their wishes
- During rites of passage
- During harvest time/after harvesting
- During calamities
- Before going to war.
- To appease the spirits
- During religious festivals
- When thanking God for blessings
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