Christian Religious Education Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Form 3 End Term 1 Exams 2022

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    1. Describe the first Biblical creation account (Genesis I)
    2. Mention SIC relationships between human beings and God in the second Biblical account of creation.
    3. Give lessons to Christians from the fall of Adam into sin in Genesis 3 (6 marks)
    1. Outline SIX importance of the Abrahamic covenant (6 marks)
    2. What were the physical effects of the Egyptians when Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites? (7 marks)
    3. State lessons to Christians from the breaking of the Sinai covenant (7 marks)
    1. Identify FIVE problems encountered by the Israelites while settling in Canaan (5 marks)
    2. Write down failures of King Saul (7 marks)
    3. State activities that describe Elijah as the man of God (8 marks)
    1. Outline FIVE differences between the Old Testament Prophets and African Seers (5 marks)
    2. Describe the vision of the Plumbline as revealed to prophet Amos during his call (Amos 7:7-9) (8 marks)
    3. State lessons to Christians from Amos teaching on Israel Election (7 marks)
    1. Identify teaching of prophet Jeremiah on idolatry (6 marks)
    2. Explain the significance of Jeremiah’s symbolic act of buying linen waist cloth (Jeremiah 13) (8 marks)
    3. Mention SIX sufferings of Prophet Jeremiah during his ministry (8 marks)
    1. What were the roles of Rainmakers in traditional African communities? (7 marks)
    2. State occasions when services of the herbalists were required in African communities (6 marks)
    3. Identify traditional African practices undermining the dignity of women (7 marks)


      • The first biblical creation account
      • God created the world in six days
      • On the first day God created light
      • He separated light from darkness and named light (Day) and darkness (… night).
      • On the second day, he divided waters above from waters below by means of firmament. He called it Sky
      • On the third day, God divided dry land from the water/Thus he crated the seas and all kinds of vegetation
      • On the Fourth day, God crated the Sun, moon and stars
      • On the fifth day, he created the birds of airs and fish
      • He commanded them to be fruitful and fill their habitat
      • On the Sixth day, God created all kinds of animals
      • He completed his work by creating human being in His own image and likeness
      • God was pleased with his work and He saw that it was good
      • On the Seventh day, God rested after completing his work of creation
    2. Relationship between human beings and god in the creation stories (second)
      • Human beings were created by God from dust
      • Human beings have the spirit of God in them
      • Human beings are to obey God
      • Human beings get their provision from God
      • They are to take care of God’s creation
    3. Lessons from the fall of adam into sin
      • Shame a product sin
      • They should not hide from God
      • They should be open to God
      • They should repent their sins
      • They should not shift blames
      • They should accept God’s punishments for sin
      • They should obey God’s punishments for commandments
      • Pray to God to overcome temptations
    1. Importance of Abraham covenant
      • Showed Abraham’s faith in God
      • Demonstrated Abraham’s obedience to God
      • Abraham was assured of God’s protection
      • It shows God’s commitment to the fulfillment of the promises he made
      • God revealed to Abraham that he would have a son
      • It brings out the importance of concept of faith
      • It reveals God’s serious intention to have a close relationship with human beings/bring salvation
      • God was in control of Abraham’s life
    2. Physical effects of Pharaoh’s refusal
      • River Nile turned into blood causing a foul smell
      • Frogs came out of the River and covered everywhere
      • Grants invaded the land
      • Great swam of biting flies invaded the land
      • Death of Egyptian animals
      • Thunder/hailstorms
      • Terrible diseases killed the Egyptians
      • Locust invaded the land
      • There was thick darkness
      • Death of Egyptian First born sons.
    3. Lessons from the breaking of the Sinai covenant
      • God is the only one to be worshiped
      • Christian should have faith in God
      • God should not be represented by images
      • Christian should not be swayed by others
      • They should read the Bible
      • God hates sin
      • They should resist temptations to worship modern idols
      • God is all knowing
    1. Differentiate between Old Testament prophets and African seers
      • Old Testament prophets emphasized covenant way of life while African seers targeted the entire social wellbeing of the society.
      • The OT prophets were note accepted by their own people while the traditional seers were highly regarded in the community
      • OT prophets have been recorded and preserved while traditional prophets have been passed on through oral tradition
      • OT prophets worshiped in temples while traditional seers worshiped in shrines
      • OT prophets emphasized on monotheistic religion while traditional seers recognized and worshiped ancestral spirits
      • OT prophets were chosen by God while traditional seers either inherited the work or were chosen by the community.
    2. The vision of the plumbline (amos 7:7-9)
      • Amos saw the Lord standing beside a wall that had been built with the help of a plumb line
      • God was carrying a plumb line in the hand
      • The Lord asked Amos (what do you want to see?)
      • God said that eh is using the plumb line to show that his people are like a crooked wall
      • The Lord said that he will punish the Israelites
      • The places where Isaac descendants were staying will be destroyed
      • The holy places of Israel will be left in ruins
      • God will bring the dynasty of King Jeroboam to an end
    3. Lesson from Amos teachings on election
      • God chooses Christians from many other
      • God protects them from enemies
      • Christians are the people of God, the new Israel-They should be faithful/obedient
      • It is God who chooses them
      • God will punish unrepentant Christians
      • They should always repent
      • They are chosen to proclaim Good News
      • Teachings of Jeremiah on idolatry
      • He claimed Idolatry/reminded the people that idols by pointing out that they were powerless
      • Idolatry defiled the holy land
      • Idolatry was a rebellion against Yahweh
      • Judah will be utterly destroyed because of idolatry
      • The people had become worthless because of worshiping worthless gods
      • To Jeremiah, idolatry was like prostitution
      • Idols were placed on hill tops
      • Altars wren built for Pagan gods
    2. Symbolic act of buying linen waist cloth
      • Linen cloth symbolized Israel holiness
      • The fact that the linen garment was not washed symbolized sinfulness
      • The wearing of the linen cloth shows that God wants his people to remain loyal to him
      • The spoilt cloth shows that the Israelites were now spoilt good for noting
      • The city of Jerusalem will be destroyed/people taken to exile
    3. Suffering of Jeremiah
      • Suffered from loneliness/did not marry
      • Was imprisoned by king Zedekiah
      • Was rejected by his own family
      • Was threaten with death
      • Message was rejected
      • Was mocked
      • Was arrested/put on trial
      • Some people plotted to kill him
      • Was thrown into a deep pit
      • Roles of rainmakers
      • Pray for rain
      • Predicts rain/draught
      • Offers sacrifices to the ancestors to provide rain
      • Act as intermediaries between God and the people
      • Keep and maintain a shrine when rain performing activities take place
      • Advice on the time to plant
      • Predict the future
      • Plead with God to stop rain when there is floods
      • Interest the signs of animals behavior to foretell weather
    2. Occassions when services of rainmakers were required
      • During sickens
      • During initiation
      • When a person required charms for protection
      • During calamities
      • To dispel witchcraft
      • In case of importance barrenness
      • Before important understandings e.g. Marriage
    3. Practices undermining the dignity women
      • Clitoridectory
      • Polygamy
      • Early marriage
      • Wife inheritance
      • Discrimination on inheritance of land
      • Definition of diet on gender line
      • Wife beating
      • Being treated as sex objects/ avenues for procreation

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