CRE PAPER 1 - KCSE 2019 MOKASA PRE MOCK EXAMINATION

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  1.  
    1. Give eight moral values gained by studying Christian Religious Education.                 (8mks
    2. State five books of Apocrypha in the Bible. (5mks)
    3. How does the church help to bring back members who have fallen from the faith?      (7mks)
  2.  
    1. Describe the incident in which Abraham’s faith was tested by God.                            (8mks)
    2. Identify seven roles of Moses as the leader of the Exodus.                                           (7mks)
    3. How do Christians express their faith in God?                                                               (5mks)                                                
  3.  
    1. Outline eight failures of King Solomon.                                                                        (8mks)
    2. Explain how the marriage between Ahab and Jezebel contributed to the spread of idolatry in Israel.(6mks)
    3. Show how Christians today are taking part in idolatry.                                                  (6mks)
  4.  
    1. Mention seven roles of prophets in Israel.                                                                     (7mks)
    2. Describe the vision of locusts shown to Prophet Amos by God in Amos 7:1-3.           (6mks)
    3. Identify seven ways in which Christians play their prophetic role in the society today.(7mks)
  5.  
    1. With reference to Jeremiah’s teachings, explain four symbolic acts related to hope and restoration.        (8mks)
    2. Give seven vows made by the Israelites during the time of the renewal of the covenant, under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10: 28- 39).    (7mks)
    3. Give five problems that Christian leaders face in their work today.                             (5mks)
  6.  
    1. Explain seven roles performed by ancestors in traditional African communities.         (7mks)
    2. State seven importance of kinship ties in traditional African societies.                       (7mks)
    3. Give six changes that have taken place in the traditional African understanding of property.           (6mks)


MARKING SCHEME

  1.  
    1. Give eight moral values gained by studying Christian Religious Education. (8mks)                                                                 
      1. Tolerance/perseverance/patience.
      2. Faithfulness/chastity.
      3. Love/care.
      4. Loyalty/patriotism.
      5. Courage/bravery.
        7 x 1 = 7 marks
    2. State five books of Apocrypha in the Bible. (5mks)
      1. Judith
      2. Tobit
      3. Ecclesiaticus
      4. Baruch
      5. Esdras (I)
      6. Esdras (II)
      7. Maccabees (I)
      8. Maccabees (II)
      9. The book of wisdom. Mark the first 5 x 1 =(5marks)
    3. How does the church help to bring back members who have fallen from the faith. (7mks)
      1. By visiting the/inviting them to their homes
      2. By being patient/forgiving them
      3. By evangelizing to them/preach/teaching
      4. By guiding and counseling them/referring them to experts according to their needs.
      5. Praying for them
      6. By inviting them back to church
      7. By encouraging them to repent/confess
      8. By offering material needs/aids                                             
         7 x 1 = 7 marks
  2.  
    1. Describe the incident in which Abraham’s faith was tested by God.                     (8mks)
      1. God called Abraham and he responded ,”Yes here I’am”
      2. God told him to take his only son and go to Moriah and offer the  son as a sacrifice to him.
      3. He set off the journey and on 3rd day he saw the place, at a distance.
      4. He told his servants to remain there as they continued to the Lord’s place
      5. He made Isaac carry the firewood as he carried the knife and coal for the sacrifice.
      6. Isaac asked his father where the lamb for the sacrifice was.
      7. He said that God Himself would provide one
      8. On reading the place, Abraham built an alter and placed the woods on it
      9. He tied Isaac ,placed him on alter and lifted up the knife ready to kill him.
      10. The angel of the Lord called Abraham and told him not to injure the son, for God had seen his obedience and faithfulness.
      11. Abraham looked a side and saw a lamb caught in the bush by its horns
      12. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt sacrifice to God
      13. The angel called Abraham and gave him several promises            
        8 x 1 = 8 marks
    2. Identify seven roles of Moses as the leader of the Exodus.                                           (7mks)
      1. He mediated between God and Israelites.
      2. He led the Israelites from Egypt to the promised land
      3. He settled disputes among the Israelites/Judge.
      4. He was a law - giver /read the laws. God-gave the Israelites His law through Moses to guide them
      5. He punished the Israelites whenever they deviated from the covenant way of life those who worshipped the golden calf
      6. He interceded /prayed to God on behalf of the Israelites when they sinned against God
      7. He led the Israelites to war against their enemies/ Amalekites/commander.
      8. Director/consoling/calming people in times of crisis - He directed the Israelites on what to do
      9. Prophet - He was God’s messenger.
      10. Organizer - He delegated duties to different groups of people.
      11. Rebuked/warned the Israelites when they wronged
      12. Offered sacrifices on behalf of the people
        7 x 1 = 7 mks
    3. How do Christians express their faith in God?                                                               (5mks)
      1. By worshipping and praying to God and declaring His greatness.
      2. By separating themselves from the worship of idols.
      3. Giving tithes and other offerings.
      4. Being kind to people.
      5. Reading the Bible.
      6. Obeying God’s commandments.
      7. Going to church to fellowship with other believers.
      8. Sharing what they have with the needy.
      9. Preaching the gospel to those who have not received it.
         5 x 1 = 5 marks  
  3.  
    1. Outline eight failures of King Solomon.     (8mks)
      1. He married women from many foreign countries like Egypt, Edom and Sidom and Moab. In so doing, he broke the Torah, which clearly state that Israelites were not to marry foreigners, who would bring idol worship to Israel.
      2. He allowed his wives to worship their gods (idols) and he built temples and altars for them, therefore failing to follow his father’s instructions.
      3. Solomon himself started worshiping Idols like Ashtarte, the goddess of Sidon.
      4. Solomon loved himself more than God in that he built his palace for 13 years, but took only 7 years to construct God’s temple.
      5. He used foreign materials, designs and designers in the construction of the temple thus failings to walk in the ways of the lord.
      6. Soon after becoming a king, Solomon killed his half –brother Adonijah on suspicion that he could be a rival to the throne; thus breaking the commandment that says, “You shall not kill.”
      7. King Solomon lived lavishly, with an expensive lifestyle thus consuming most of the nation’s resources.
      8. He burdened the citizens with high taxes to meet his expensive lifestyle.
      9. He oppressed the people with forced labour, equal to enslaving them, thus against the covenant laws.
      10. He made treaties with other nations e.g. Sidon and Egypt, therefore disobeying one of the conditions set by God for the renewal of the covenant (Ex. 34:15)
      11. He was extravagant and careless, in that he took / treated national property as his own personal property. He sold a piece of Israel’s land to Hiram, the king of Tyre, to settle a debt, against God’s law, where Israelite land belonged to God.
         8 x 1 = 8 marks
    2. Explain how the marriage between Ahab and Jezebel contributed to the spread of idolatry in Israel.                           (6mks)
      1. Ahab allowed his wife Jezebel to bring/practice her idol worship in Israel.
      2. Ahab built temples, altars and high places for the worship of Baal.
      3. Ahab was influenced by Jezebel to worship idols, thus influenced the Israelites.
      4. False prophets were allowed into Israel, and gave false prophecies.
      5. The false prophets were given state protection, and paid by the state.
      6. They, Ahab and Jezebel, declared Baalism a state religion.
      7. The true prophets of Yahweh were hunted and killed.
         6 x 1 = 6 marks    
    3. Show how Christians today are taking part in idolatry.                                                 (6mks)
      1. By joining cults/devil worship.
      2. By being hooked into alcohol and drug abuse.
      3. By glorifying certain personalities/ hero/ celebrity worship.
      4. By glorifying self/personality cult.
      5. By immersing themselves into education, science and technology, at the expense of their faith.
      6. By allowing their careers to take up all their time, leaving none for worship.
      7. By giving too much attention and importance to money/material wealth/ gambling
      8. By engaging themselves in sexual immorality and other habitual sins.
      9. By fighting for power and fame.
      10. Idolizing talents/ sports
         6 x 1 = 6 marks
  4.  
    1. Mention seven roles of prophets in Israel.    (7mks)
      1. They spoke on behalf of God/ God’s messengers/ mouth pieces
      2. They foretold the future events
      3. They guided/ counseled the kings
      4. They called people back to repentance/ gave messages of hope
      5. They reminded the people about the covenant
      6. They condemned/rebuked the evils in society
      7. They warned the people of God’s judgment
      8. They made the people understand the nature of God
      9. They offered sacrifices to God
      10. They anointed kings
      11. They interpreted the visions/ dreams from God/ current events
        7 x 1 = 7 marks
    2. Describe the vision of locusts shown to Prophet Amos by God in Amos 7:1-3.           (6mks)
      1. Thus the Lord God showed me:
      2. Behold, He was forming locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth;
      3. And lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.
      4. When they had finished eating the grass of the land, I said,
      5. “O Lord God, forgive, I beseech thee!
      6. How can Jacob stand? He is so small!”
      7. The Lord repented concerning this;
      8. “It shall not be,” said the Lord.
        6 x 1 = 6 marks
    3. Identify seven ways how Christians play their prophetic role in the society today.       (7mks)
      1. By living prayerful lives.
      2. By living righteous/ holy lives/ obeying God’s word.
      3. By helping the needy in their midst.
      4. By condemning all forms of evils in the society.
      5. By preaching the gospel/ spreading the gospel to others/calling sinners to repentance.
      6. By guiding and counseling people on various issues of life.
      7. By interceding for others before God.
      8. By arbitrating/ solving conflicts/ being peacemakers.
      9. By being the conscience/ advisors of the society/leaders.
      10. By giving messages of hope/comfort to the downcast and sorrowful.
      11. By voting in/ appointing the right people into offices.
      12. By participating in making godly/right laws.
         7 x 1 = 7 marks
  5.  
    1. With reference to Jeremiah’s teachings, explain four symbolic acts related to hope and restoration.  (8mks)
      1. The two baskets of figs – The bad and the good figs. The basket of good figs represent those who willingly accepted to go to exile because there was hope they would be restored after the exile was over.
      2. The wooden ox yoke – those who willingly submitted to the Babylonian control will finally be free after the prescribed years of exile.
      3. The letter to the exiles – It contained a message of hope and restoration to the exiles after 70 years.
      4. Jeremiah purchase land - Jeremiah purchased land from his cousin Hanamel at a time when land was worthless /he ensured the title deeds were preserved for the future to represent they would finally be restored back to their land and reclaim their land after the exile was over.
         4 x 2 = 8 marks (n/b well explained points)
    2. Give seven vows made by the Israelites during the time of the renewal of the covenant under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10v 28- 39).                (7mks)
      1. They were to live according to God’s law/obey all his commandments/requirements.
      2. They would not intermarry with the foreigners living in their land.
      3. They promised not to farm every seventh year/they were to cancel all debts.
      4. They would make annual contributions towards temple expenses/ not to neglect the house of God
      5. They were to provide wood for burnt sacrifices.
      6. They were to offer the first fruits of their harvest/dedicate their first born sons/flocks as required by the law.
      7. They would pay their tithes in accordance with the law.
      8. They will not do any business on Sabbath day.
      9. They would pay annual temple taxes to ensure that God’s house was not neglected.
         7 x 1 = 7 marks
    3. Give five problems that Christian leaders face in their work today.                             (5mks)
      1. Opposition from political leaders/society.
      2. Lack of co-operation from the members from the church/lack of unity among Christians.
      3. False prophets/cultic affiliation/hypocrisy/black magic/witch craft.
      4. Misinterpretation of the scriptures.
      5. Drug abuse among the members.
      6. Lack of adequate time for pastoral programmes/care.
      7. Insecurity in some parts of the country/ Poor infrastructure that makes it impossible to reach some areas.
      8. Lack of resources to enable them to enable them spread good news/poverty.
      9. Lack of professional training to enable them do their work effectively.
      10. Permissiveness/moral decadence, which has become the order of the day.
      11. Forms of discrimination/racism/tribalism/sexism/disability discrimination.
      12. Negative influence from mass media/pornography.
         5 x 1 = 5 marks
  6.  
    1. Explain seven roles performed by ancestors in traditional African communities (7 mks)
      1. They act as mediators between God and the living
      2. They give instructions to the living as to what should be done during certain occasions
      3. They warn the living of the impending punishments in case of a wrong doing
      4. They appear to people in dreams/visions to deliver a message from the spirit world
      5. They provide people with a sense of identity
      6. They act as custodians of the cultural/religious practices of the community
      7. They punish those who break customs/taboos/custodians of morality
      8. They create a sense of security/protection for the community
      9. They intercede for the community’s needs to God
      10. They bless the living
      11. They act as reservoir of names for children of the living.                         
        7 x 1 = 7marks
    2.  
      1. State seven importance of kinship ties in traditional African societies.                     (7mks)
      2. Unites family, clan and society members providing for their needs.
      3. Give people identity and sense of belonging since people find company in the community.
      4. Regulates people’s behavior towards each other hence respect and discipline in the society.
      5. Determine marriage relationships i.e. who to marry and who not to marry.
      6. Help people to take care of the disadvantaged people, members of the community e.g. Orphans and widows/social security.
      7. Promotes peace and harmony in the society since elder’s advice settle disputes on time.
      8. Ensures smooth inheritance of properties upon death since people know the consequences of their action.
      9. Define duties and responsibilities of the individual to the living and the dead.
      10. Help to preserve cultural identity and expression through rituals.
      11. Contributes towards traditional education since the young are taught and guided by the older relatives.
         7 x 1 = 7 marks
    3. Give six changes that have taken place in the traditional African understanding of property. (6mks)
      1. Women and children may own property unlike in ATC where only men would
      2. Many children and women are seen as liability rather than an asset as it was in ATC/they are no longer part of wealth
      3. Acquisition of wealth sometimes is done through unjust/unfair ways such as grabbing of land/swindling/theft
      4. There is too much stress on individual ownership as opposed to communal ownership in ATC
      5. Some men sell everything leaving the children with nothing to inherit
      6. The role of elders in sharing out land has been overtaken by government agencies
      7. Today’s economy has more emphasis on money which was missing in TAS
      8. Documentation as proof of ownership of land is emphasized
         6 x 1 = 6 marks

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