Christian Religious Education Paper 2 Questions and Answers - Maranda Pre-Mock Examinations 2022

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QUESTIONS

  1.      
    1. Outline seven Isaiah's prophecies concerning the suffering servant of Yahweh. (7marks)
    2. List down five titles prophet Isaiah gave to the future Messiah. (5marks)
    3. Identify eight ways in which church leaders prepare the people in the society for the second coming of the Messiah. (8marks)
  2.      
    1. With reference to St Luke's Gospel, state the mission of John the Baptist as prophesied by his father in the Benedictus. (8marks)
    2. Outline six extraordinary things from the birth and life of Jesus Christ. (6marks)
    3. State six ways in which God still reveal himself to people. (6marks)
  3.      
    1. State seven reasons why Jesus used parables in his teachings. (7marks)
    2. Describe the parable of the sower from (Luke 8:4-15) (6marks)
    3. State seven lessons Christians learn from the parable of the sower (7marks)
  4.      
    1. Explain the teachings of Jesus on the role of the Holy Spirit (8marks)
    2. Describe the events that took place on the day of Pentecost as outlined in the book of (Acts 2:1-40)
    3. Identify six significance of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to the 12 disciples of Jesus. (6marks) 
  5.      
    1. Explain eight ways through which modern technology and economy has affected the Traditional African attitude to work. (8marks)
    2. State six Christian teachings on leisure. (6marks)
    3. Give six ways in which alcoholism and drug abuse contribute to family instability today. (6marks)
  6.      
    1. Explain seven ways in which people misuse their wealth (7marks)
    2. State six reasons why people engage in corruption. (6marks)
    3. Identify seven benefits of genetic engineering to human beings. (7marks)


MARKING SCHEME

  1.      
    1. Outline seven Isaiah's prophecies concerning the suffering servant of Yaweh (7mks)
      The servant will succeed in his work and will be highly honored.
      The success and honour will surprise many who have witnessed the suffering.
      The servant is despised, rejected and Ignored by those who are with him.
      He has nothing attractive. He is very ordinary and simple.
      He is harshly treated, arrested, sentenced to death and killed.
      His body is burled with the bodies of rich men.
      He endures all that is done to him in humble silence.
      He accepts the suffering which should have been received by others for their sins.
      Through his suffering, human beings are reconciled to God.
      It was the will of God that the servant should suffer.
      His death is a sacrifice to bring forgiveness of sin.
    2. List down five titles prophet Isaiah gave to the future messiah.
      Wonderful counselor
      Mighty God
      Everlasting/ eternal father
      Prince of peace
      Just and righteous ruler
      Suffering servant/ servant of Yahweh
      Emmanuel God with us
      A short of the stump of Jesse
    3. Identify Eight ways in which church leaders prepare the people in the society for the second coming of the messiah. (8mks)
      By praying to God By helping the needy
      By getting baptized
      By engaging in fellowship
      Through Bible study
      By celebrating mass/Holy communion
      By celebrating Christian festivals
      By repenting /seeking forgiveness
      By spreading the word of God
  2.    
    1. With reference to St Luke's gospel, state the mission of John the Baptist as prophesied by his Father In the Benedictus.
      John would be prophet of the most high
      John would be forerunner of the Lord / would prepare the way of the Lord
      John would teach the way of salvation / forgiveness of sins John would give light to people staying in darkness
      John would guide people to peace.
    2. Outline six extraordinary things from the birth and life of Jesus Christ.(6mks)
      He was born and laid on a manger even though he was a king
      His birth was announced by angel Gabriel
      He was born of a virgin
      His birth was first revealed first to the shepherds
      He was given a name before he was born
      The angels sang in praise of God during his birth
      His future role was given before he was born
    3. State six ways in which God still reveal himself to people (6mks)
      Through visions
      Through dreams
      By reading the word of God/ bible
      Listening to preachers/ crusades/ observing role models
      Through answering prayers miracles
      Through nature events/ calamitles
      Through the holy spirit/ the gifts of the Holy Spirit
  3.    
    1. State Seven reasons why Jesus used parables in his teachings. (7mks)
      To attract listeners because the stories were enjoyable.
      It was a common teaching method at that time.
      To make his listeners think for themselves and make individual judgment/to enable listeners to think critically.
      To make it easy for the people to understand the complicated theme of the unseen kingdom.
      To avoid direct confrontations with the Pharisees, the scribes and the Sadducees.
      To Isolate serious and keen listeners from the rest of the group.
      He was to keep His identity a secret until he finalizes His mission.
      To fulfill the O.T prophecies.
      This helped in shaping their altitudes to Jesus and in bringing them to a closer and a new relationship with him.
      The use of parables made the teachings of Jesus quite interesting. Jesus was a gifted teacher and story teller.
      By using parables, those who heard would easily remember them and be able to refer to them.
      Jesus used parables as a way of making them respond to the teachings.
    2. Describe the parable of the sower (6mks)
      When crowds from every town came to him, Jesus gave the parable of the sower.
      A sower went to the field to sow seeds.
      Some of the seeds fall on the footpath where they were stepped on and eaten by the birds of air.
      Some fell on a fertile soil, they grew and bore fruits.
      The seed is the word of God.
      The sower represents God or his messengers.
      The seeds that fell along the path are those people who heard the word then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.
      The seeds that fell on rocks are those who when they hear the word of God, they receive it with joy but for a while, because when temptations comes they fall away.
      The seeds that fell on the thrones are those who hear the word but as they go their way they are carried away by the cares and riches and pleasures of life and their fruits do not mature.
      Those that fell on fertile are those who hear the word of God, hold it in their hearts and bring forth fruits.
      Some fell on the rocky ground they grew up a little but they dried up due to lack of moisture.
    3. State seven lessons Christians learn from the parable of the sower (7mks)
      Christians should have unwavering hearts and stand firm in their faith
      Christians cannot serve two masters at the same time, that is worldly pleasures and God
      Christians should be ready for spiritual trials of faith and strive to overcome them
      They should be the good soil and bring forth fruit in their missionary work inspite of opposition and rejection
      Worries pleasures and riches of this world cannot help one to accept the word of God
      God's kingdom is spiritual and only those who seek it genuinely are able to understand it and inherit it.
      God's kingdom is revealed to different people at different times
      Positive results of preachers do not depend on them but on the attitudes of the people
  4.        
    1. Explain the teachings of Jesus on the role of the holy spirit (8mks)
      The holy spirit is a counselor/helper
      He comforts
      He teaches
      He guides
      He judges/ convicts the world
      He is the spirit of truth
      He is a companion
      He strengthens
      He empowers
      He reminds/ convinces people on righteousness
      He glories Jesus Christ
      He reveals the things of God/ reveals things to come 
    2. Describe the events that took place on the day of pentecost as outlined in the book of (acts2:1-40/(6mks)
      The Apostles had gathered in one place on the day of Pentecost
      A sound came from heaven like a mighty wind which filled the house
      There appeared tongues of fire which rested on each one of them
      The Apostles were all filled with the Holy Spirit
      They started talking in other tongues
      The multitude in Jerusalem were amazed/wondered at what was happening to the Apostles
      The multitude mocked the disciples of being drunk
      Peter defended the disciples/explained the meaning of the event
      Peter preached to the multitude about the Ministry of Jesus
      The people asked Peter what they could do about the message
      Peter told them to repent/be baptized in the name of Jesus
      Three thousand people repented/were baptized. 
    3. Identify six significance of the outpouring of the holy spirit to the twelve desciples of Jesus. (6mks)
      The holy spirit unified the desciples as they prayed together
      He made them join hands in helping the needy in the society especially widows and orphans
      He gave the desciples ability to perform miracles in the name of Christ
      With the help of the holy spirit the desciples were able to convert many people to Christianity and establish more churches
      To enable the desciples to devote themselves to the teachings of Jesus
      He would empower the disciples to be able to speak with courage/confidence/authority.
  5.    
    1. Explain how modern technology and economy has affected the traditional African attitude to work (8mks)
    2. State Christian teaching on leisure (6mks)
      Work and leisure are of divine origin. God rested on the 7th day after working
      Leisure is a gift from God leisure should be put to good use. Its not be wasted
      Leisure provides us with the opportunity to worship God.
      Leisure should be used to serve God.
      Christians associate leisure with personal growth and fellowship
      Jesus recognized the need for rest by withdrawing his disciples from their active ministry,
      It's good to have time alone for reflection, rest, visit friend etc.
      Leisure should be used to seek God and help others eg.
      Jesus prayed, helped the needy restored people's health.
    3. Give six ways in which alcoholism and drug abuse contribute to family instability today.(6mks)
      Damaged family relationships
      Developmental issues in neglected children
      Domestic abuse
      Drained family finances
      Physical and mental health issues
  6.    
    1. Explain ways in which people misuse their wealth. (7mks)
      Indulge in alcohol and drugs
      Engaging in immoral practices es prostitution
      Gambling which might lead to loss of wealth
      Being luxurious/extravagant
      Unfair class competition among the wealthy
      Using wealth to undermine others eg. assassination
      Using wealth to promote crime
      Engaging in risky/dangerous sports or projects e.g. motor racing, wrestling
      Using wealth selfishly/lack of social concern
      Using wealth to engage young people into immoral practices e.g. sex tourism
    2. State six reasons why people engage in corruption.( 6mks)
      Unemployment
      Ignorance
      Lack of moral guidance
      Fear of the consequences of criminal acts
      Greed of money, desires.
      Higher levels of market and political monopolization.
      Low levels of democracy, weak civil participation and low political transparency.
      Higher levels of bureaucracy and inefficient administrative structures.
      Low press freedom.
      Low economic freedom.
    3. Identify Seven benefits of genetic engineering to human beings. (7mks)
      Tackling and Defeating Diseases. ...
      Getting Rid of All illnesses in Young and Unborn Children....
      Potential to Live Longer....
      Produce New Foods. ...
      Organisms Can be 'Tailor-Made'...
      Faster Growth in Animals and Plants....
      Pest and Disease Resistance.

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