CRE Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Mathioya Mock Exams 2022

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Instructions to candidates:

  • This paper consists six questions.
  • Answer any five
  • Each question carries 20 marks

 

  1.      
    1. State seven similarities in the two accounts of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 (7mks)
    2. Outline the responsibilities given to human being by God in Genesis 1 and 2 (7mks)
    3. Identify Six ways in which Christians take care of the environment today (6mks)
  2.   
    1. Describe how the Israelites broke the covenant they had made with God while at Mount Sinai (Exodus 32:1-30) (8mks)
    2. State Six commandments that guide on human relationships (6mks)
    3. Outline Six forms of worship that were practiced by the Israelites in the wilderness that are found in Christian worship today (6mks)
  3.  
    1. State Seven ways in which king David promoted the worship of Yahweh in Israel (7mks)
    2. Explain how King Jeroboam contributed to religious schism between Judah and Israel (7mks)
    3. Give the lessons that modern political leaders can learn from king Solomon (6mks)
  4.  
    1. Explain Four categories of true prophets in Israel (8mks)
    2. State the teachings of Amos on Israel’s election (6mks)
    3. How does the church in Kenya punish errant members? (6mks)
  5.  
    1. Outline the problems that Nehemiah encountered in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (7mks)
    2. Identify Six occasions when Nehemiah prayed (6mks)
    3. State the importance of Prayer in the life of a Christian (7mks)
  6.   
    1. Identify Six places used for worship in traditional African communities (6mks)
    2. Explain the significance of rituals performed after the death of a person in traditional African Communities (7mks)
    3. Why is death feared in traditional African communities (7mks)

Marking Scheme

  1.      
    1. State seven similarities in the two accounts of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 (7mks)
      • In both God is the sole creator
      • In both creation includes living and non-living things
      • In both God is the provider/ sustainer of the universe
      • In both human beings are given responsibilities
      • In both human beings are in charge of God’s creation
      • In both human beings share in the life of God
      • In both human beings are special beings
      • In both God is seen as a worker
        First 7x1=7mks
    2.   Outline the responsibilities given to human being by God in Genesis 1 and 2 (7mks)
      • Human beings are to till/ cultivate the land
      • Human beings have been given dominion/ be in charge of God’s creation/ subdue / control the earth / creation
      • Human beings are to guard/ protect/ conserve/ care for the land / keep it
      • Human beings are to obey God’s command / instructions
      • Human beings are created for pro creation
      • They are to name God’s creation
      • Human beings should help one another/companionship
        Any 7x1=7mks
    3.  Identify Six ways in which Christians take care of the environment today (6mks)
      • By providing basic needs for themselves /their families
      • Teaching others the need for caring for the environment
      • Refusing to participate in activities that lead to destruction of the environment
      • Reporting cases of destruction of the environment to the relevant bodies/ authorities
      • Pushing for/ advocating for laws that safeguard the environment
      • They build shelters for domestic animals
      • By planting/ conserving vegetation/protecting vegetation
      • They have herbal medicine to treat various ailments for both animals and human beings
      • By preserving habitats for Wild animals
      • By observing personal hygiene
      • By protecting water catchment areas
      • By practicing good farming methods that protect / enhance soil fertility /control soil erosion
        First 6x1=6mks
  2.             
    1. Describe how the Israelites broke the covenant they had made with God while at Mount Sinai (Exodus 32:1-30) (8mks)
      • Moses had gone up the mountain to collect the written ten commandments
      • He stayed for a long time / people became impatient
      • They asked Aaron to make them a god they could worship
      • Aaron asked them to bring their jewellery/ used jewellery to make them a god
      • The people worshipped the calf
      • God was angry/ wanted to destroy the Israelites
      • Moses pleaded with God not to destroy them
      • Moses came down and found the people worshipping the calf
      • He became angry and threw the tablets and they broke
      • Moses took the calf, smelted it and mixed it with water
      • Forced people to drink the mixture
      • He asked those who had not sinned to kill those that had sinned
      • Around 3000 people were killed
        Any 8x1=8mks
    2. State Six commandments that guide on human relationships (6mks)
      • Honour your father and mother that your days may be long
      • You shall not kill
      • You shall not commit adultery
      • You shall not steal
      • You shall not bear false witness against your neighbours
      • You shall not covet your neighbours property
        First 6x1=6mks
    3.  Outline Six forms of worship that were practiced by the Israelites in the wilderness that are found in Christian worship today (6mks)
      • Obeying the 10 commandments
      • Singing/ dancing in church
      • Praying to God
      • Celebrating festivals
      • Observing the Sabbath
      • Giving offerings
      • Building places of worship
      • Burning incense
        First 6x1=6mks
  3.             
    1. State Seven ways in which king David promoted the worship of Yahweh in Israel (7mks)
      • He brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem
      • He made Jerusalem a holy city/ a religious center
      • He composed psalms for the worship of God
      • Showed respect for the prophets of Yahweh/ Listened to them
      • He repented when he sinned
      • Wanted to build the temple of the Lord/ made preparations for its construction
      • He sought God’s guidance in whatever he wanted to do
      • He entered into a covenant with God
      • He built altars
        First 7x1=7mks
    2.  Explain how King Jeroboam contributed to religious schism between Judah and Israel (7mks)
      • He made two golden calves and placed one at Bethel and another at Dan to represent Yahweh
      • He forced the Israelites to offer sacrifices to idols
      • He offered sacrifices to idols
      • He stopped the Israelites from going to Jerusalem to worship in the temple
      • He chose priests from ordinary families- instead of from house of Levi
      • He built other places of worship on hill tops
      • He declared religious festivals in the months of his choice
        Any 7x1=7mks
    3. Give the lessons that modern political leaders can learn from king Solomon (6mks)Political leaders should ask for wisdom from God to enable them
      • to rule
      • They should trust in God/have faith in God
      • They should obey God
      • They should promote the worship of God /support Christian projects
      • They should rule with justice/fairness/should not oppress their subjects
      • They should have good diplomatic/trading relations with other countries
      • They should make good use of the nation’s resources/not be extravagant / economic debt
      • They should protect their nation’s territory /land
        Any 6x1=6mks
  4.         
    1.  Explain Four categories of true prophets in Israel (8mks)
      • Major Prophets –their messages/books are elaborate/detailed
      • Minor Prophets –they have short /brief messagesCanonical prophets- they are prophets whose utterances are recorded in books that bear their
      • names
      • Non-Canonical prophets- they are prophets whose oracles/messages have been compiled by other authors
      • Cultic- they are prophets whose duties were associated with places of worship
      • Early prophets- were sent by God for specific tasks
        First 4x2=8mks 
    2. State the teachings of Amos on Israel’s election (6mks)
      • Israel' selection was out of God' s own initiative/favor for them/God' s chosen people
      • God delivered the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt
      • He led them during the Exodus
      • He protected them in the wilderness
      • He defeated all their enemies
      • God gave them special land to inherit
      • God raised prophets among the them to lead them in their religious life
      • God was to punish the Israelites because of their disobedience
        Any 6x1=6mks
    3.   How does the church in Kenya punish errant members? (6mks)
      • The church suspends them
      • It denies them participation in the church activities/rituals e.g. holy communion
      • They may be denied leadership positions/demoted
      • Withdrawal of privileges
      • They may be publicly 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
      • Payment of fines
        Any 6x1=6mks
  5.            
    1.  Outline the problems that Nehemiah encountered in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (7mks)
      • The officials of Tekoa did not co-operate with him. Nehemiah : 3:5
      • He was ridiculed by Sanballat and Tobiah. Nehemiah 2:17 – 19, 4 : 2 – 3
      • He received threats of violence from the enemies Nehemiah 4: 7 – 8
      • A trap was laid to derail his mission of rebuilding the wall. Nehemiah 4: 12
      • There was a plot to kill him. Nehemiah 6 : 2 – 3
      • Insecurity from the enemies. Nehemiah 4: 11 – 12
      • False prophets tried to discourage him. 6;14
      • Opposition from the Jewish nobles Nehemiah 4: 19
      • False accusation from his enemies. Nehemiah 6 : 5 – 9
        Any 7x1=7mks
    2.  Identify Six occasions when Nehemiah prayed (6mks)
      • He prayed when he got a bad report from the Jews that Jerusalem was in ruins
      • When he was about to ask for Permission from King Artaxerxes to go to Judah and rebuild the wall of Jerusalem
      • When Sanballat ridiculed the rebuilding of the wall/mocked/discouraged
      • When Sanballat/Tobiah/Ammonites threatened to fight the people of Jerusalem
      • When he was threatened to be killed by his enemies
      • When he had purified the rooms in the house of God
      • After warning the people against ignoring the Sabbath law
      • After he had stopped the Israelites from intermarrying with the foreigners
      • When he was falsely accused of treason/ planning rebellion.
        First 6 × 1 = 6 mks
    3. State the importance of Prayer in the life of a Christian (7mks)
      • A way of communicating with God/ Fellowship with God
      • Christian faith is strengthened
      • Christian have opportunity to confess/seek for forgiveness through prayer
      • Christian thank God for blessings received
      • Ask/petition God for their needs through prayer/asking for blessings
      • They use prayer to intercede/show concern for others
      • In obedience to the teachings of Jesus/the bible
      • It is a way of emulating the example set by Jesus
      • A way of praising/adoring God
      • Promote unity among believers
      • To seek God’s will/guidance.
        Any 7 × 1 = 7mks
  6.               
    1. Identify Six places used for worship in traditional African communities (6mks)
      • Under trees/in forests
      • In caves
      • At river banks/seashore/lake shores
      • Near rocks
      • On mountains/hill tops
      • At waterfalls
      • In shrines/temples
      • In homes
      • Grave sides
        First 6x1=6mks
    2. Explain the significance of rituals performed after the death of a person in traditional African Communities (7mks)
      • 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 respect to the departed
      • Burying of the dead in the ancestral land shows that one is still a member of the community/ respect for ancestors
      • Burying the dead with personal belongings symbolizes life after death
      • Driving of cattle/livestock shows chasing away of evil spirits which caused
      • 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
        Note: candidate must mention both the ritual and the significance to score
        Any 7x1=7mks
    3.  Why is death feared in traditional African communities (7mks)
      • It disrupts the rhythm of human life/ activity
      • It is irrevocable/ in escapable
      • It brings impurity to the family
      • It deprives the community of the individuals
      • It involves too many rituals
      • It comes unannounced
      • It separates one from the loved ones/ mks the end of life on earth
      • Nobody knows about the life after death
      • It may cause misunderstanding in the community
      • Death rites reveal people’s characteristics
      • It brings poverty to the family involved
        Any 7x1=7mks

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