CRE Questions and Answers - Form 1 End Term 2 Exams 2022

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Questions

  1. Explain how the teaching of CRE promotes National Unity? (6mks)
  2. Explain why the Bible is referred to as a library of books. (8mks)
  3. Identify the promises God gave to Abraham. (7mks)
  4. Describe the covenant between God and Abraham (Genesis 1:1-19) (8mks)
  5. Explain the differences between the Jewish and African practices of circumcision. (10mks)
  6. How did God manifest Himself during the making of the Sinai Covenant? (5mks)
  7. Explain how God prepared Moses to become a future leader for his people. (6mks)
  8. Explain the reasons for Kingship in Israel. (8mks)
  9. Outline the duties of Judges in Israel. (5mks)
  10. State King David’s achievements in Israel. (8mks)
  11. Name types of gods in the Canaanite religion. (6mks)
  12. Give the characteristics of local Cannanites religion. (8mks)
  13. Outline six actions of jeroboam that promoted the spread of idolatry in northern kingdom(6mks)
  14. Give the responsibilities of elders in A.T.S. (6mks)
  15. Give ways through which Christians can fight corruption in the society(5mks)

Marking Scheme

  1. Explain how the teaching of CRE promotes National Unity? (6mks)
    • it teaches the importance of Love.
    • it teaches social/Moral values which strengthen unity among citizens.
    • it teaches that human have one original and destiny.
    • it teaches African Tradition Religion which is derived from different cultural backgrounds.
    • it teaches the importance of understanding oneself and appreciating others as important beings to be respected.
    • it teaches that all human beings are equal before God.
    • the teachings of CRE helps in appreciating other people’s faith.
  2. Explain why the Bible is referred to as a library of books. (8mks)
    • it contain two Testaments.
    • it contains many books.
    • it was written by different people.
    • writers cam from different audiences.
    • it was written for various reasons.
    • it is written in different literary styles.
  3. Identify the promises God gave to Abraham. (7mks)
    • to give him land to dwell in.
    • make Abraham’s name famous.
    • establish an everlasting covenant with his descendants.
    • be a shield to Abraham.
    • Give Abraham and his wife Sarah a child of their own.
    • God was to bless them.
    • curse those who curse him.
    • Bless those who bless him.
  4. Describe the covenant between God and Abraham (Genesis 1:1-19) (8mks)
    • in a vision god promised Abraham a heir.
    • Abraham then asked God for a sign.
    • God showed the stars of the SKY and asked him to count.
    • God then promised him many descendants as the stars.
    • he then asked him to bring animal for sacrifice.
    • Abraham then cut the animals into halves except the birds.
    • he laid the cut halves in two rows in two rows in the altar.
    • he guarded the sacrifices and drove away the birds of prey.
    • at sunset Abraham fell into a deep sleep and a …………..cloud covered him.
    • God gave other promises to Abraham.
    • a smoking fire and a flaming torch appeared and consumed the sacrifice.
  5. Explain the differences between the Jewish and African practices of circumcision. (10mks)
    • in the Jewish community circumcision is performed on male babies while in some African communities it is done for both.
    • in the Jewish community it was done at the age of 8 days while in the Traditional African society it is done at adolescence.
    • the Jewish had only one form of Initiation which is circumcision while the Africans have various forms.
    • the Jewish circumcision was restricted in the temple while in African venues varied.
    • in Jewish community, it was not seasonal while in some African communities it occurs after some period of time.
    • in Jewish, bloodshed bound the initiates to God while in Africans, the bloodshed bound them to ancestors and spirits.
    • in Jewish there was no seclusion period of the initiates while in African community there a selection period.
  6. How did God manifest Himself during the making of the Sinai Covenant? (5mks)
    • through thunder.
    • through lightening.
    • a very loud trumpet blast.
    • a thick cloud
    • an earthquake.
  7. Explain how God prepared Moses to become a future leader for his people. (6mks)
    • His life was saved when pharaoh’s daughter rescued him.
    • He received maternal love from his mother who nursed him.
    • His mother told him his identity as a Jew.
    • He acquired leadership skills in pharaoh’s palace.
    • Through staying with pharaoh he knew his stiff neckedness.
    • He received Egyptian education which equipped him in writing the Decalogue.
    • Life in the wilderness hardened him to face future hardships.
    • Killing an Egyptian gave him an assurance of protecting his people.
    • Having killed an Egyptian made him flee to Median where he received his call.
    • Being a shepherd equipped him with leadership virtues such as tolerance.
    • He learned family responsibilities by marrying Zipporah.
  8. Explain the reasons for Kingship in Israel. (8mks)
    • Samuel’s sons, Joel and Abijah were corrupt and took bribes.
    • the israelities wanted a worrior King who could lead them in war.
    • the Israelites wanted to be like other nations around them who had earthly kings.
    • israelities wanted a physical leader when they could see and approach.
    • the Israelities wanted a stable political government ruled by law and order.
    • Samuel was old.
    • they wanted a form of hereditary leadership.
    • Samuel had imposed his sons on there as Judges.
  9. Outline the duties of Judges in Israel. (5mks)
    • they led the Israelites to war against their enemies.
    • they settled disputes among the people.
    • they acted as religious leaders.
    • they condemned social evils.
    • they offered sacrifices to god.
    • they mediated between God and Israelities.
    • they offered guidance and counseling to the Israelities.
    • they anointed Kings.
    • they received God’s reveleation on behalf of the people.
  10. State King David’s achievements in Israel. (8mks)
    • he was chosen by God.
    • he was publicly anointed by Samuel.
    • he was agreed diplomat.
    • he was prayerful.
    • he confessed his sins.
    • he made Jerusaelm a capital city.
    • he was a great military commandrr.
    • he was a skilled Musician.
    • he was a shrewd administrator.
    • he received great favour from the deutromist.
  11. Name types of gods in the Canaanite religion. (6mks)
    • anit – goddess of war and love.
    • mot – god of drought, famine and death.
    • baalath/asharte – female partner of Baal.
    • baal Hadad –d god of storm.
    • Baal – God of rain and fertility and Lord of heaven.
    • Asherah – goddess of fertility and wife of El.
    • EL – father of years/high god.
  12. Give the characteristics of local Cannanites religion. (8mks)
    • it was a nature religion.
    • it was cyclic in nature.
    • it envolved temple/out prostitution.
    • there were many praces of worship.
    • it comprised of many prophets and prophetesses.
    • symbols were used to present each god.
    • festivals and feasts were celebrated.
  13. Outline six actions of jeroboam that promoted the spread of idolatry in northern kingdom(6mks)
    • Jeroboam made two golden calves and placed Bethel and Dan.
    • Jeroboam ignored Jerusalem as a centre of worship and set up two rival places of worship at Dan and Bethel.
    • He made the Israelites to offer sacrifices to the two golden bulls representing Yahweh.
    • He built other places of worship on hill tops thus copying the practices of surrounding nations.
    • He instituted religious festivals in the month of his own choice .
    • He burnt incense at the alter of idols.
  14. Give the responsibilities of elders in A.T.S. (6mks)
    • they act as governors in the community.
    • they settle family and land disputes.
    • make set rules and regulations to be followed.
    • they help in maintaining law and orders in the society
    • they ensure that traditional values and cultured practices are observed and maintained by all through education.
    • they act as counselors and guide the youth on matter of sex.
    • they lead the members of their families in religious functions.
  15. Give ways through which Christians can fight corruption in the society (5mks)
    • Christians should pray for the corrupt to change their behavior.
    • Christians should set a good example by acting as a good role model for others .
    • Christians need to educate people on the evils of corruption.
    • Christians should report those who engage in corruption to relevant authority.
    • Encouraging moral values in the society such as honesty and faithfulness.
    • Creating employment opportunities to the people.

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