CRE Questions and Answers - Form 2 Term 1 Mid Term Exams

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CRE
FORM 2
MID TERM
TERM 1

INSTRUCTIONS

  • This paper has 2 sections: Section A and Section B
  • Answer all the questions in Section A
  • Answer only 4 questions in Section B

Section A
Answer all the questions in this section

  1. State two biographical books in the Bible. (2mks)
  2. Mention two attributes of God according to creation accounts. (2mks)
  3. State two reasons why Moses was reluctant to go and rescue Israelites inEgypt (2mks)
  4. Identify two failures of King Solomon. (2mks)
  5. State two features of the caananite religion during the time of prophet Elijah ( 2mks)
  6. Give two ways in which the church in kenya can assist prisoners (2mks)
  7. List two responsibilities of African towards the Sprits in the traditional Africa society (2mks)
  8. Identify two rituals associated with death in the traditional African society ( 2mks)
  9. State two characteristics of Jesus according to angel sent to Mary ( LK 1: 26- 38)(2mks)
  10. Give two ways in which the church can use modern technology to spread the good news. ( 2mks)

SECTION B
Answer any four questions in this section.

  1.    
    1. State five promises made to Abraham by God. (5mks)
    2. Describe the covenant making incidence between God and Abraham (10mks)
    3. Identify five ways in which one can indicate to be a Christian (5mks)
  2.      
    1. State five reasons why Idolatry spread among Israelites after settling in Caana (5mks)
    2. Describe the contest between prophet Elijah and Baal prophets at mount carmel(10mks)
    3. Give five reasons why Christians should avoid corruption in their lives. (5mks)
  3.      
    1. Identify five reasons why bride wealth was important in traditional African community (5mks)
    2. Explain the importance of Kinship in traditional African society (10mks)
    3. State five forms of irresponsible sexual behaviours in our society today (5mks)
  4.       
    1. State five prophecies by prophet Isaiah that refers to the character of messiah(Isaiah 61: 1- 2) (5mks)
    2. Explain five reasons why the Birth of Jesus was extra-ordinary (10mks)
    3. Describe the dedication of Jesus . (LK 2: 21-40) (5mks)
  5.       
    1. Identify five teachings of John the Baptist ( Lk 3: 1-20) ( 5mks)
    2. Explain five reasons why Jesus was baptized ( Lk 3: 21-22) (10mks)
    3. Give five ways in which a Christians can support the poor in the society. ( 5mks)

MARKING SCHEME

SECTION A
ALL QUESTION IN THIS SECETIO ARE COMPULSORY

  1. State two Bibliographical books in the  Bible   (2mks)
    • Luke
    • Mark
    • John
    • Matthew 2X1= 2

  2. Mention two attributes of God according to creation accounts ( 2mks)
    • Immortal /eternal
    • Creator
    • Good
    • Orderly/ systemati
    • Giver of life
    • Moral
    • All knowing(omniscient)
    • Omnipresent
    • Worker
    • All  powerful ( omnipotent)
    • Provider/ Sustainer 2x1= 2

  3. State two reasons why Moses was reluctant to go and rescue Israelites in Egypt 
    • He had killed an Egyptian
    • Had ran away from the palace
    • Had challenge of language
    • Feared reactions of Israelites
    • Did not know God who was sending him 2x1 = 2

  4. Identify two failures  of King Solomon  
    • Married many foreign wives
    • Allowed wives to bring idol gods/build temples for  gods
    • Constructed palace for 13 years and temple for seven years.
    • Used freight designs and materials to construct  the  temple.
    • Killed his half brother  Adonijah
    • Used resources of state to live lavish life style
    • Taxed Israelites highly 
    • Practiced Nepotism
    • Used forced labour .    2x 1 = 2mks 

  5. State two features of the caananite religion during  the  time of prophet Elijah ( 
    • Natural religion/cosmic religion
    • Polytheistic / worship of many gods/goddesses
    • Worshipped on mountains tops high places
    • Had many false prophets
    • Symbolic images represented gods
    • Followed season ( Cyclic)
    • Practiced temple prostitution  2x 1 = 2mks

  6. Give two ways in which the church in kenya can assist prisoners (2mks)
    • Pray for them
    • Supply Bibles Christian literature
    • Donate basic needs i.e food
    • Counseling/guidance programmes
    • Establish post- prison activities for rehabilitation 
    • Worship session with them 2x 1=2

  7. List two responsibilities of Africans towards the Sprits in the traditional Africa society
    • Remember them/Name children after them
    • Honoring their wishes after death
    • Protect and respect the  community 
    • Offer sacrifice
    • Invite them during the ceremonies
    • Protect the community land   2x 1= 2mks)

  8. Identify two rituals  associated with death in  the traditional African society ( 2mks)
    • Shaving of hair
    • Burying deed in ancestral land
    • Burying deed facing a certain direction
    • Burring dead with property 
    • Feasting during burial
    • Moving different styles
    • Washing of the dead body
    • Protecting the grave
    • Singing and  dancing   2x 1= 2mks)

  9. State two characteristics  of Jesus according to  angel sent to Mary ( LK 1: 26- 38) 
    • To be referred as son  of the most high
    • To be given throne  of David 
    • Holy
    • Save people form sin
    • Everlasting king
    • Filled with Holy spirit   2x 1 = 2mks)

  10. Give two ways in which  the church can use modern technology to spread the good news. ( 2mks)
    • Use of mass media to preach the good news
    • Use of mobile phone to send bible texts
    • Use of projectors/screens
    • Mass media/TV/Radio/social media
    • Music compact discs ( CD’S)  2X1 = 2msks)

SECTION B
Candidates to select four questions only

  1.    
    1. State five promises made to Abraham by God 
      • Would have a son
      • Be famous
      • To be father of great nation
      • Bless those who bless him and curse those who curse him
      • To protect him
      • Would have many descendants
      • To live for many years and die in peace
      • Promised land
      • To have everlasting covenant with descendants
      • To punish  oppressors 5x 1= 5mks

    2. Describe  the covenant making incidence between God and Abraham (10mks) 
      • Abraham to   bring a heifer  old a she goat three years old) a turtle – dove and a young pigeon ( animals)
      • He brought them
      • Cut them into two except the birds
      • Laid each half over  against each other
      • Birds of play came to eat  but Abrahm drove them away
      • Son was going down, Abraham slept 
      • Darkness fall over him
      • God made promise
      • A smoking fire  and a flaming torch passed between the carcass
      • God made  covenant and  promises
        NB: THE CANDIDATE MAY NOT PUT THE POINTS INORDER [USE OF REVISED BIBLE VERSION ONLY) 1X2 = 10MKS)

    3. Identify five  ways in  which  one  can indicate to be a Christian     (
      • Worship/prayers/sacraments
      • Dressing i.ee  priests weaving  special clothes/specific design
      • Diet i.e some  take a  certain types of food
      • Going to church/ fellowship
      • Symbols i.e rosary, flags 
      • Music/dancing / songs/hymns
      • Personal confession/ invoking he  name of Jesus
      • Worship day/observing the Sabbath 
      • Construction of the church 5x1= 5mks
  2.      
    • State five reason why Idolatry spread among Israelites after settling in Canaan
      • Intermarriage with Canaanites
      • King ie Solomon tolerated pagan worship
      • Making treaties with other nations
      • Division of the kingdom of Israel
      • Copying of canaanites  system of government
      • Change from pastoralism to agricultural life  (crop farming ) 5x 1= 5mks)

    • Describe the contest between prophet Elijah and Baal prophets at mount Carmel 
      • Elijah called for two bulls
      • Let the Baal prophets choose one bull and chose one
      • They  called by their god’s name
      • Their was no voice
      • They  called their gods the whole day
      • They limped at the altar without any answer
      • Elijah mocked them
      • Elijah called all the people 
      • The paired the altar
      • Took 12 stones
      • Put wood and cut bull into pieces
      • They filled  trench with water
      • Prayed to God
      • File fell and consumed the offering
      • People hid their faces and accepted the Lord is God
      • He ordered for killing to prophets of Baal at Kishom 1x2 = 10mks) 

    • Give five reasons why Christians should avoid corruption in their lives. (5mks)
      • To obey Gods commands
      • To be morally upright
      • To avoid God’s punishment
      • To treat other human beings fairly/protect and uplift the lonely
      • To observe the laws of  the  county
      • Avoid inliciting suffering on others
      • To remain faithful through word and dd
      • To be role model to other citizens
  3.     
    • Identify five reasons why bride wealth was  important in traditional African  community
      • Way of thanking the brides family for taking  good care of her 
      • Form of compensation  to the brides parents because  of the woman
      • Sign of commitment by men 
      • Sign of generosity by men
      • Led  to the unity of the two families
      • Was an  outward seal of the contract  5x1= 5MKS

    • Explain the importance of Kinship in traditional African society (10mks) 
      • Control social relationships in community of people related by blood and marriage
      • Bind whole  community hence  social cohesion
      • Makes people live in harmony/ peace 
      • Promotes mutual responsibility and help
      • Enhance sense of security/ Loyalty  belongineus
      • Regulate marital customs/rules/regulations
      • Regulates behaviour
      • Led to preservation of cultural  identify
      • Provides ways for peaceful seltments of conflicts
      • Led to families justice in inheritance 

    • State five forms of irresponsible sexual behaviours in  our society today (5mks) 
      • Pre marital sex
      • Homosexuality
      • Prostitution
      • Lesbianism
      • Adultery
      • Bestiality
      • Incest
      • Rape               5x 1 = 5mks)
  4.     
    • Describe five prophecies by prophet  Isaiah that refers to the character of Messiah 
      • Has spirit of God
      • Anointed by God
      • Sent to preach good news to the poor
      • Sent to bring liberty or freedom to the captives
      • Came to proclaim  the year of favour from God[  5x1 = 5mks]
      • Candidates  to give   clear  explanation 

    • Explain five reasons why the Birth  of Jesus was extra-ordinary (10mks)
      • Had been announced before  by the Angle to the mother
      • Mother conceived through holy spirit
      • Given name before birth
      • Given  his characteristics before birth 
      • Angles visited appears singing in  glory
      • The shepherds came

    • Describe the dedication of JESUS ( Lk 2: 21-40) [5mk]
      • Eight day for circumcision
      • He was  named Jesus as the  angel  had  ordered.
      • Taken to Jerusalem according to law of  Moses ( temple)
      • Mother brought  a pair of  turtle doves/two  pigeons
      • Met simeon  a man full of holy spirit
      • Took the child on his arms
      • He spoke about Jesus
      • Mary and Joseph  marveled by what Simeon said
      • Simeon blessed them
      • Prophets Anna appeared
      • She gave than to God
      • Went back to Nazareth after the ceremony  5x 1= 5mks) 
  5.         
    • Identify five teachings of John the Baptist ( LK 3: 1-20) 
      • announced coming of the messiah as judge
      • Preached  social justice
      • Preached about Baptism
      • Preached about forgiveness of sins and repentance
      • Warned people of the  coming of God’s judgment [ 5x1 = 5mks]

    • Explain five  reasons why Jesus  was baptized.   [10mks]
      • To confirm and show that he approved Johns ministry
      • Saw it  was Gods plan for  saving mankind
      • Was the last act of preparing those who were ready to receive messiah in person
      • Saw it  was a way of  fulfilling the  old testament prophecies about the messiah
      • Wanted to identify himself with sinful mankind
      • Accepted baptism to show final acceptance of salvation through his sufferin
      • Provided for an opportunity for manifest  of the holy  trinity  ( God the father and son  and holy spirit)
      • Baptism introduce Jesus to the  people 
      • Prepared Jesus for his mission
      • It assured John and others that  Jesus was the son of God.[5mks]

    • Give five ways in which Christians can support the poor in the society (5mks]
      • Pray for them
      • Share the good news together 
      • Share their material wealth with them i.e food/clothes/
      • Offer them  skills, education and training
      • Provide them with health facilities
      • The church can start income generating projects and involve the poor to learn[5mks]


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