CRE P1 Questions and Answers - Form 3 Term 3 Opener Exams 2022

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  1. ANSWER ANY FIVE QUESTIONS IN THE ANSWER SHEETS PROVIDED.
  2. ANSWERS MUST BE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY


QUESTIONS

ANSWER ONLY FIVE QUESTIONS

  1.                    
    1. Explain the benefits of learning CRE in secondary schools in Kenya (8mks)
    2. Identify the similarities between the Biblical and Traditional African stories of creation (6mks)
    3. State six ways in which Human Beings act as co-creators with God (6mks)
  2.                      
    1. Identify seven reasons why God called Abraham (7mks)
    2. Give the similarities between Jewish and the African practice of circumcision (8mks)
    3. Give reasons why children disobey the fifth commandment; obey your parents (5mks)
  3.                      
    1. Outline the characteristics of the local Canaanite religion (8mks)
    2. Give reasons why Elijah held the Mt. Carmel contest (6mks)
    3. Give seven ways in which Christians enhance the true worship of God today (6mks)
  4.                                  
    1. Describe the call of prophet Amos (6mks)
    2. Explain Amos’ teaching on the day of the Lord (8mks)
    3. How do Christians prepare themselves for the second coming of Jesus Christ? (6mks)
  5.                          
    1. Give reasons why Jeremiah was reluctant to accept God’s call (Jeremiah 1) (8mks)
    2. Outline the things which God instructed Jeremiah not to do after his call (6mks)
    3. What lessons can Christians learn from the call of Jeremiah? (6mks)
  6.                        
    1. Outline the role of God in African Traditional societies (7mks)
    2. Explain how people in Traditional African community prevented calamities (7mks)
    3. List the factors to be considered when naming a baby in Traditional African society (6mks)


MARKING SCHEME

  1.                      
    1. Explain the benefits of learning CRE in secondary schools in Kenya (8x1=8mks)
      • C.R.E helps the learner to respect his/her religion and other people’s religious beliefs
      • It helps the learner to acquire life skills to handle challenges in life
      • It enables one to understand how to relate with other people
      • It gives answers to life’s questions or mysteries of life
      • It leads to career/employment
      • It explains the origin and purpose of human beings on earth
      • It leads to spiritual growth/equips the learner with an understanding of God
      • It helps one to acquire basic principles of Christian living
      • It contributes to the achievement of National goals of Education.
    2. Identify the similarities between the Biblical and Traditional African stories of creation (1x6=6mks)
      • In both cases God created the Universe
      • In both human beings play a central role in the world
      • In both God is presented as a moulder
      • In both woman was created for both procreation and companionship to man
      • In both God is the maker and originator
      • In both God is greater than everything he created
      • In both man has a duty to worship God as a sign of their dependence.
    3. State six ways in which Human Beings act as co-creators with God (7x1=7mks)
      • Through procreation
      • Preserving life that is sacred
      • Caring/conserving the environment
      • Protecting rights of others
      • Promoting peace/harmony
      • By providing Education on environmental care
      • By opposing unjust laws/oppressive laws
      • Through scientific discoveries that improve life
  2.                  
    1. Identify seven reasons why God called Abraham (7x1=7mks)
      • To be the founder of God’s great nation
      • To give him a son
      • To bless him
      • To protect him
      • To make his name great
      • To give him the land of Canaan
      • To change his name and that of his wife
      • To use him as a source of blessing to the Israelites
    2. Give the similarities between Jewish and the African practice of circumcision(8x1=8mks)
      • In both it is compulsory
      • In both it is a mark of identity
      • In both it is observed as a religious experience/event
      • In both it provides a sense of belonging
      • In both blood is shed
      • In both it is held as a tradition passed from one generation to another
      • In both animals are slaughtered
      • In both prayers are offered to God for the well-being of the initiates
      • In both the foreskin of the penis is cut
      • In both names are given to the initiates
      • In both gifts are given to the initiates
    3. Give reasons why children disobey the fifth commandment; obey your parents(5x1=5mks)
      • Permissiveness in the society where the youth do as they please
      • Urbanization
      • Poor role models from parents
      • Lack of guidance and counseling
      • Exposure to pornographic literature
      • Drug abuse- creates poor reasoning
      • Poor upbringing by parents hence lack of discipline in children
  3.                    
    1. Outline the characteristics of the local Canaanite religion (8x1=8mks)
      • It was a nature religion
      • The aim of the religion was to ensure continued fertility of land, flock and people
      • It was cyclic in nature
      • It involved temple/cult prostitution
      • It comprised a family of gods/it was polytheistic in nature
      • There were many places of worship
      • Sacrifices including human beings were offered to the gods
      • Festivals and feasts were also celebrated
      • Symbols were used to represent each god
      • It comprised of many prophets and prophetesses/priests
      • It was agricultural based
    2. Give reasons why Elijah held the Mt. Carmel contest (5x1=5mks)
      • It was a prove that there is only one true living God
      • To challenge the Israelites on who to worship between Yahweh and Baal
      • To remind the Israelites to repent and return to the covenant way of life
      • To show that God intended to bring to an end Baalism in Israel
      • To reveal Gods universal attributes such as being in control of nature
      • To prove to all that Elijah was the true prophet of God
    3. Give seven ways in which Christians enhance the true worship of God today(7x1=7mks)
      • Praying for God’s guidance/fasting
      • Reading the Bible
      • Living exemplary lives
      • Giving tithes/offering
      • Repenting and forgiving one anotherAtte
      • nding Sunday services
      • Singing for God/composing Christian songs.
      • Writing Christian literature/films and movies
      • Observing Christian festivals
      • Preaching the Good News
  4.                      
    1. Describe the call of prophet Amos (6x1=6mks)
      • Amos was called to prophesy during the reign of Jeroboam II of Israel and Uzziah of Judah
      • Amos was a herdsman of Tekoa, a village in the southern kingdom
      • He was also a dresser of Sycamore Trees
      • God called him while he was looking after his flock in the wilderness of Judah
      • He was told to go and prophesy to the people of Israel
      • He likened his call to the roar of a lion when everyone fears
      • He was called through a vision
      • God showed Him the evils of Israel
      • He was sent to condemn the worship at Bethel
      • His message angered Amaziah the priest
      • Amos declared He was not a professional prophet but He has been sent by God.
    2. Explain Amos’ teaching on the day of the Lord (6x1=6mks)
      • It would be a day of terror and disaster
      • God will punish the Israelites for their disobedience
      • There will be earthquakes
      • There will be darkness at noon
      • The feasts and festivals will not be joyful
      • There will be famine for God’s word
      • People will faint in the process of looking for God’s word
      • It will be a day of disappointment to the Israelites
      • The wicked will not escape God’s punishment
    3. How do Christians prepare themselves for the second coming of Jesus Christ?(6x1=6mks)
      • They pray and fast to strengthen their faith
      • They practice the work of charity – helping the needy/poor
      • Confessing Jesus as their savior
      • Reading the Bible constantly to grow spiritually
      • Preaching the Gospel to bring others to Christ
      • By living Holy lives and pursue righteousness
      • Fellowshipping together and encouraging one another
      • Facing persecutions courageously
  5.                    
    1. Give reasons why Jeremiah was reluctant to accept God’s call (8x1=8mks)
      • Jeremiah felt he was too young
      • He was shy
      • He did not know how to speak
      • He feared that the Israelites would reject him
      • He was afraid of the hard task before him
      • He did not have the message to deliver to the people
      • He may have lacked absolute faith in God
      • The task was too difficult for him/overwhelming
      • He was afraid of talking against the king
      • He was not sure of what could become of him after delivering the message
    2. Outline the things which God instructed Jeremiah not to do after his call(6x1=6mks)
      • Not to marry
      • Not to have children
      • Not to attend social gathering
      • Not to participate in funerals
      • Not to console the bereaved
      • To keep off from feasts
    3. What lessons can a Christian learn from the call of Jeremiah? (6x1=6mks)
      • God has a purpose for each person
      • God can call anybody to his work
      • God protects his servants
      • God prepares us for his work
      • Christians should respond to God’s call in obedience
      • Christians should not let their human weaknesses hinder them from serving God
      • A person who is called by God should be ready to meet opposition
  6.                    
    1. Outline the role of God in African Traditional societies (7x1=7mks)
      • God is the giver and sustainer of life
      • God protects human beings from evil
      • He is the guardian of ethical and moral code
      • God gives power to specialists such as rain makers
      • God speaks to human beings through prophets
      • God punishes wrongdoers
      • God gives order to the universe and controls it
      • God controls true spirits
    2. Explain how people in Traditional African community prevented calamities(7x1=7mks)
      • By punishing wrong doers
      • Maintaining good relations with God and the spirit world
      • Strict observance of customs and taboos
      • Educating all children to abide by social norms
      • Rewarding the morally upright
      • Appeasing God with sacrifices
      • Reconciling warring groups
      • Banishing evil people from the society
    3. List the factors to be considered when naming a baby in Traditional African society (6x1=6mks)
      • Time of birth
      • Place of birth
      • Type of birth
      • Departed relatives
      • Conditions of birth
      • Sex of the baby
      • Conditions of weather and seasons during birth
      • Religion of the society
      • Twins are given special names 

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