CRE Paper 1 Questions and Answers - ACK Diocese Mumias Joint Evaluation Mock 2022

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  • Answer any five questions on the answer sheet provided.
  • All the answers to the questions must be written in English.


    1. Identify six books of the Bible refer to as the Apocrypha. 6mks
    2. Outline seven teachings from Genesis creation stories which support quality between man and woman. 7mks
    3. State ways through which the church is spreading the word of God in Kenya. 7mks
    1. Describe how God prepared the Israelites for the for the making of Sinai Covenant. (Exodus 19)
    2. Give the four reasons that made the Israelites to break the Covenant while at Mt. Sinai (Ex 32:1-32)
    3. What do Christians learn about the nature of God from Exodus? 5mks
    1. Identify six factors which led to widespread of Idolatry in Israel during the time of Prop[het Elijah. 6mks
    2. Describe the incident in which Prophet Elijah challenged the Prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel (1st Kings 18:19-41) 8mks
    3. State six reasons that may influence some Christians to turn away from God today. 6mks
    1. State four differences between Prophets in the Old Testament and Traditional African Communities. 8mks
    2. Describe the call of Amos to become a prophet in Israel. 7mks
    3. State five challenges which leaders in Kenya face in their work. 5mks
    1. Describe the fall of Jerusalem. 8mks
    2. Give six reasons why Nehemiah carried out reforms in Judah. 6mks
    3. What do Christian learn from the renewal of the Covenant by Nehemiah. 6mks
    1. Outline the causes of death in Traditional African Communities. 5mks
    2. Explain the significance of the rituals performed after the death of a person i traditional communities. 8mks
    3. List Seven moral values promoted during funeral ceremonies in Traditional African Communities. 7mks

Marking Scheme

    1. Apocrypha Books
      • Tobit
      • Judith
      • Maccabees 1
      • Maccabees 11
      • Book of wisdom
      • Baruch
      • Ecclesiasticus
        (6x1 =6mks)
    2. Identify teaching from Genesis creation stories which support equality between man and woman
      • Both depend on God for their survival.
      • Both share equal dignity and personality /both are superior to the rest of creation.
      • Both are made in the image of God /likeness of God.
      • Both have ability to have spiritual understanding.
      • Both were given a divine command /by being co-creators with God /procreation
      • Both were responsible over the rest of the creation
      • Both have a common origin
      • Both have flesh and blood
      • Both are made for companion (7x1 =7mks)
    3.  Ways through which the church is spreading the word of God in Kenya
      • By use of electronic media
      • By providing Bibles
      • Through publishing /printing Christian literature/magazines/print media
      • By carrying outreach campaigns/door witness
      • Organizing youth camps/seminars/retreats/study /conferences
      • Helping the needy/ building homes for the aged
      • Supporting the teaching of Christian Religious education/carrying our
      • By preaching the word/holding crusades
      • By sending out missionaries/financing them
      • By organizing choirs/singing groups/drama. (7x1 =7mks)
    1. How God prepared the Israelites for the making of the covenant at Mt. Sinai
      • God told Moses that He wanted to make a special relationship with Israel/ make them a kingdom of priests
      • Moses called all the elders/ people and told them what God had said. God told Moses that he wanted the Israelites to obey him.
      • The Israelites promised to do all that the Lord had said.
      • God promised to come down and meet with the people on the third day. The people were instructed to consecrated themselves/wash their garments
      • The people were to abstain from sexual relationships
      • On the third day, there was a thick cloud upon the mountain / loud trumpet blast /earthquake.
      • Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God /they took their stand at the foot of the mountain
      • The Lord came down to the top of the mountain / called Moses to go up to him (7x1=7mks)
    2. Reasons why the Israelites broke the covenant while at mount .Sinai
      • Moses their leader delayed to come down from the mountain.
      • Aaron who had been left in charge of the people was a weak leader
      • The people demanded for a god / gods they could see/ feel
      • The people were still influenced by the Egyptian way of worship /idolatry
      • Moses teaching / influence had faded / vanished from people’s minds
      • The people had lost faith in their invisible God (4x2=8mks)
    3. Lessons learned by Christians about the nature of God from the Exodus
      • God is caring
      • He communicates
      • He provides He is powerful He guides
      • He protects
      • He commands
      • He is to be obeyed
      • He punishes those who disobey
      • He is holy
      • He is faithful
      • He is merciful
      • He is jealous (5x1=5mks)
    1. Outline factors which led to the wide spread of idolatry in Israel during the time of Prophet Elijah
      • The foreign princesses married to Israelite kings brought with them idol/false prophets were brought to Israel
      • Israelites changed their lifestyle from pastoralism to agriculture when they settled in Canaan and this forced them to worship the god of
      • fertilityIsraelites worshipped God/Yahweh and Baal gods on different occasions/syncretism
      • The king built temples for Baal worshiping in the northern kingdom of Israel
      • Israelites broke the covenant through intermarriages with foreigners thus adopted Canaanite way of life/temple prostitutionThe true prophets of
      • Yahweh who were in Israel were being persecuted
      • Israelites felt that Yahweh had forsaken them after they were defeated in wars by neighboring nations/turned to other godsThe kings made festivals
      • for the Canaanite gods to be on the same dates as those of the Jewish calendar hence Israelites were influenced to worship idols
      • King Ahab made Baalism the official state religion
      • The rampant presence of visible idols compared to unseen God/Yahweh (6x1=6 mks)
    2. Describe the incident in which prophet Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel
      • Prophet Elijah requested King Ahab to send the prophets of Baal/all the Israelites to Mount Carmel
      • Elijah asked the people for how long would they limp on two different opinions/told the people to choose the lord God or Baal
      • Prophet Elijah asked for the two bull’s one for those who worship Baal and the other for him
      • Each group was to offer a sacrifice to their god/the God that would send fire into consume the sacrifice is the true God
      • Elijah gave the prophets of Baal the first chance to prepare their sacrifice
      • The prophets of Baal called on their god to send fire but there was no response
      • Elijah mocked them to shout louder for their god to answer
      • Elijah prepared the altar with twelve stones /made a trench around it
      • He prepared the sacrifice/asked for water to be poured on it
      • Elijah prayed to God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel to reveal himself
      • Fire fell from heaven and burned up the sacrifice
      • The people acknowledged the God of Elijah as the true God
      • Elijah commanded the people to seize/kill the prophets of Baal
      • Elijah told Ahab to go and eat/prophesied the coming rain (8x1=8 mks)
    3. Outline reasons that may influence some Christians to turn away from God today
      • Influence from non-believers/ridicule/discouragement
      • Peer pressure/critic influence/fear of other people
      • Lack of faith/trust in God
      • Quest for better economic power/pride/education/greed/materialism
      • Lack of role models in the society
      • Unemployment/poverty
      • Negative influence from the mass media
      • Emergence of different beliefs/cults/religious pluralism
      • Lack of time/family responsibilities/work pressure
      • Unanswered prayers/frustrations of life
      • permissiveness in the society/moral decay
        (6x1=6 mks)
    1. State the differences between prophets in the Old Testament and traditional African communities
      • The Old Testament prophets stressed the worship of one God/Monotheism while in some traditional African communities, prophets recognized many gods/goddesses.
      • The Old Testament prophets received their call from God while the traditional African prophets inherited their work from their ancestors.
      • 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.
      • The Old Testament prophets spoke to the nations God sent them to, while the traditional African prophets were confined to their ethnic communities.
      • The Old Testament prophets faced opposition from their people while the traditional African prophets were respected leaders in their communities
      • The work of the Old Testament prophets was recorded and presented while in the African Traditional prophets it was passed on through oral traditions. (4x2=8mks)
    2. The call of Amos to become a prophet in Israel
      • Amos was a farmer fending sycamore trees / shepherd
      • He came from a village called Tekoa in Judah
      • He became a prophet during the reign of king Uzziah and Jeroboam 11
      • God called him through a vision
      • He felt a strong compulsion to prophesy
      • He responded to God’s call in faith / obedience (7x1=7mks)
    3. Challenges which Church leaders in Kenya face in their work
      • Church leaders are rejected/persecuted
      • They have rivalry among themselves/inferiority/superiority complex
      • They experience discrimination based on nepotism/tribalism/gender/status
      • There is hypocrisy among Church members/religious syncretism
      • Inadequate finances/materials for their work
      • They encounter language barrier while spreading the word of God
      • They encounter interpretation of the Bible/denomination differences
      • There is political interference in their work/sex
      • Poor infrastructure makes it difficult for them to access some areas
      • Insecurity/hostility/terrorism /non-believers
      • Family commitment /work /over depended
      • Negative influence of science and technology/mass media (5x1=5mks)
    1. Describe the fall of Jerusalem and the exile of the people of Judah. Jeremiah 39
      • Babylonian soldiers took 30 months before they finally conquered Jerusalem and the nation of Judah
      • The fall of Jerusalem happened during the reign of King Zedekiah
      • The soldiers of Judah were defeated because they failed to get assistance from Egypt
      • The Babylonian soldiers stopped food supply into the city of Jerusalem and people died of starvation
      • Babylonians killed many people including the sons of Zedekiah and the Government officials
      • King Zedekiah was arrested , blinded and taken to exile in Babylon
      • The Temple, Kings Palace and other buildings in Jerusalem were looted and completely destroyed.
      • Babylon set up an administrative headquarters at Mizpah from where they governed Judah.
      • The upper class residents of Judah which were taken to Babylon as captives included the priests , court officials and craftsmen
      • The poor and the aged were left in Judah. They were given land and vineyards to farm (8x1=8mks)
    2. Reason why Nehemiah carried out religious reforms in Judah
      • To preserve the identity of the Jews as people of God
      • To separate the Jews from foreign influence.
      • To purify the temple which had been defiled by keeping a foreigner.
      • To reinstate the services of the Levites as priests of the temple
      • To restore the tithing system that had been forgotten for the up keep of the temple.
      • To ensure that the Sabbath day was free from business activities.
      • In order to cleanse the Jews who had intermarried with foreigners / exposed to idolatry 6x1=6mks)
    3. Lessons from the renewal of the covenant by Nehemiah
      • Christian should ask for their sins to be forgiven.
      • They should lead righteous lives.
      • Christian should always pray to God
      • Christian should demonstrate humility
      • They should avoid groups that can negatively influence their faith in God
      • They should teach others the word of god
      • They should set aside a day for worship
      • They should respect the church as a place for prayer (6x1=6mks)
    1. Causes of death in traditional African communities.
      • Witchcraft/bad omen.
      • Curses
      • Sorcery/magic
      • Breaking of taboos
      • Evil spirits.
      • Breaking of an oath (social secrecy)
      • Wars and raids.
      • Offending the ancestors/spirits/God
      • Natural calamity/disease .
      • Old age/God's will (5x1=5 mks)
    2. Significance of ritual performed after the death of a person in traditional African Communities.
      • Wailing/crying is a sign of sorrow/announcing death.
      • Making sacrifices to appease the ancestors/deceased/spirits.
      • Prayers are made to ask the ancestors to accept the dead in the world of spirits.
      • Shaving the members of the bereaved family signify new life in the community.
      • Singing and dancing depict anger towards death/in praise of the dead.
      • Washing / oiling of the body before burial shows respected the departed.
      • Burying of the dead in the ancestral land shows that one is still a member of the community.
      • Burying the dead with personal belongings symbolizes life after death.
      • Driving of cattle/livestock shows chasing away of evil spirits which caused death.
      • Fasting/drinking is meant to bid farewell to the dead.
      • Breaking of pots/destruction of property symbolizes the disorder brought by death.
      • Sharing of deceased's property among relatives as a sign of solidarity.
      • Lighting of fire chasing away evil spirits/warning spirits of the deceased.
      • Pouring of libation shows continuity of life.
      • Burying the dead in a particular position signifies protection/responsibility. 8x1=8 mks)
    3. Moral values promoted during funeral ceremonies in traditional African communities.
      • Cooperation/unity
      • Responsibility
      • Respect :
      • Obedience
      • Loyalty
      • honesty
      • Courage
      • Love
      • Faith/trust
      • Hope
      • Thankfulness
      • Self-control
      • Generosity
        (7x1=7 mks)

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