Christian Religious Education Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Form 3 End Term 2 Exams 2022

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QUESTIONS

  1.    
    1. With reference to the accounts of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 identify eight attributes of   God. (8 marks) 
    2. Outline the responsibilities given to human beings by God in the Genesis stories of creation (6 marks)
    3. Identify reasons why man is a special creature to God. (6 marks)
  2.      
    1. Describe ways in which Moses showed his obedience to God. (7 marks) 
    2. State six instructions given to Abraham concerning circumcision. (6 marks) 
    3. Identify seven importances of covenants in modern life. (7 marks) 
  3.      
    1. Give seven circumstances that led to the spread of idolatry in Israel.  (7 marks) 
    2. Why did Elijah face danger and hostility as a prophet of God? (7 marks)
    3. Highlight six lessons that Christian can learn about social justice from the story of Naboth’s  vineyard. (6 marks) 
  4.      
    1. How were the prophetic messages written? (6 marks) 
    2. State eight teachings of Amos on the Lord’s Day. (8 marks) 
    3. What lessons do Christians learn from Amos’ message on judgment? (6 marks)
  5.      
    1. Describe the fall of Jerusalem during the time of Jeremiah. (8marks) 
    2. Mention the content of Jeremiah’s message in his pastoral letter to the exiles. (6 marks) 
    3. Give the relevance of Jeremiah’s Temple Sermon to Christian today. (6 marks) 
  6.      
    1. State seven reasons why initiation is important in traditional African community(7 marks)
    2. Explain the traditional African concept of life. (7 marks)
    3. State ways in which the government in Kenya minimizes problems related to land. (6 marks) 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



MARKING SCHEME 

  1.      
    1. With reference to the accounts of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 identify eight attributes of God.  
      • omnipotent
      • moral 
      • orderly
      • loving personal 
      • omnipresent
      • Spirit 
      • provider 
      • omniscient 
      • worker
      • creator 
      • everlasting/ self existent 
      • source of goodness 
      • holy 
        Any 8 x 1
    2. Outline the responsibilities given to human beings by God in the Genesis stories of creation 
      • Procreate 
      • Conserve the environment 
      • Obey God 
      • Rule over the creation 
      • Cultivate the land 
      • Marry 
      • Eat from the fruits provided in the garden apart from the central tree 
      • To give names to the animals 
      • To worship God
        (6x1=6mks)  
    3. Identify reasons why man is a special creature to  God. (6 mks)
      • Man was created after all others in the first creation account
      • Man was created in the image of God
      • Man was given the mandate to pro-create
      • God gave man a special breath through his nostrils
      • Man was made by God’s hands from the soil
      • He was the first to be created in the 2nd creation accout
      • He was given the responsibility to name other creatures
      • He was to have fellowship with God
      • Man was given charge over the Garden of Eden
      • He was elevated above other creations with a superior I.Q
        (6 x 1 = 6 marks)
  2.      
    1. Describe ways in which Moses showed his obedience to God (7mks) 
      • he accepted to remove his sandals when God commanded him 
      • he accepted to perform the plagues in Egypt when Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites 
      • he led the Israelites across the Red Sea as commanded by God 
      • he prepared for the Passover as commanded by God 
      • he provided the Israelites with proper instruction as given to him by God 
      • he prepared for Mt. Sinai covenant and followed the instruction as given by God 
      • he wrote the defeat of the Amalekites on the scroll as God commanded him 
      • he provided water to the Israelites as commanded by God 
      • he raised his rod over the Red Sea to part the water as commanded by God 
        (7x1=7mks) 
    2. State six instructions given to Abraham concerning circumcision (6mks) 
      • every male among Abrahams descendants had to be circumcised 
      • All of Abraham’s servants bought with his money had to be circumcised 
      • They were to be circumcised by having the flesh of their foreskins removed 
      • It was to take place when a boy was only 8 days old 
      • Any male who was not circumcised was to be cut off from Abraham descendants 
      • Abraham name was to be changed to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah 
      • Circumcision was to become a traditional practice / costume for Abraham descendants                                                     ( 6x1=6mks) 
    3. Identify seven importance of covenants in modern life (7mks) 
      • Fosters committement e.g. in marriage 
      • Promotes trust confidence in one another 
      • Protect the parties from exploitation 
      • Promotes peaceful and harmonious living 
      • Foster faithfulness and accountability 
      • Promotes moral uprightness 
      • It blinds one legally to their promises 
      • Promotes communal living as the witnesses have a responsibility of ensuring no one breaks it 
      • Strengthens one’s faith in God 
      • Enlightens citizens to their rights 
      • Being unity between individuals / communities that were separated before. 
        (7x1=7mks)
  3.      
    1. Give seven circumstances that led to the spread of idolatry in Israel (7mks) 
      • influence of Canaanite religion 
      • religious schism 
      • king Ahabs’s marriage to Jezebel 
      • intermarriages between the Israel and their neighbors 
      • The practice of syncretism among the Israelites. 
      • The Israelites kings participated in idol worship 
      • The Israelites were stubborn and ‘unwilling to repent 
      • The division of the kingdom after Solomon’s death 
        (7x1=7mks)
    2. Why did Elijah face danger and hostility as a prophet of God (7mks) 
      • He ordered for the killing of all Baal prophets after the contest 
      • He fought against false religion in Israel 
      • He tried to condemn corrupt practices in Israel 
      • He had rebuked king Ahab for taking Naboth’s vineyard 
      • He prophesied 3 ½ years drought in Israel 
      • He had pronounced death of Jezebel and Ahab as a punishment from God 
      • He was one of the prophets who were being persecuted by Jezebel 
      • There were many false prophets who promoted Baalism and enjoyed state protection 
      • He made himself an enemy of the King by calling him a trouble maker of Israel 
      • The Israelites had abandoned the worship of Yahweh and were not ready to change 
      • He was in danger of wild animals and the hostile weather conditions in the wilderness 
      • Ahab had made Baalism the official state religion
        ( 7x1=7mks)
    3. Highlight six lessons that Christian can learn about social justice from the story of Naboth’s vineyard  
      • Christians should not use their positions of leadership to acquire wealth falsely 
      • Christian should protect the poor against corrupt leaders 
      • Christians should safeguard property received through inheritance/  according to the law
      • Christians should protect the rights/ freedom of citizen/ not kill 
      • Christian should condemn all forms of injustices in the society 
      • Christian should fight for the right of the weak in the society 
      • Christian should know that there is punishment for those who exploit the poor 
      • Christian should be remissive / repentant 
      • Christian should report corrupt leaders
        ( 6x1=6mks)
  4.    
    1. How were the prophetic messages written (6mks) 
      • God dictated to prophets what was to- be put down 
      • They were written in a continuous prose not in verse /chapters 
      • They were written in Hebrews language 
      • Some prophets dictated to their scribes. 
      • Prophets wrote the messages by themselves either on scroll or stone tablets 
      • Messages were preserved and passed on orally and later were writen down 
      • They were gathered over time and then organized into ;subjects 
      • They were written on scrolls / stone tablets  
        (6x1=6mks)
    2. Describe the teaching of Amos on the Day of the Lord. (8mks) 
      • It will be a day of darkness and not light 
      • People will mourn and wail 
      • Israel will be defeated by their enemies 
      • A day of thirst and hunger for God’s word.
      • A day of judgment for Israel sins 
      • There will be earthquakes 
      • A day when feast and festivals will not be joyful 
      • All wicked would not escape God’s judgment 
      • A day of terror/ doom 
      • There will be cosmic sign i.e.  the solar eclipse 
      • The young will faint searching for the word of God
        ( 8x1=8mks)
    3. What lessons do Christians learn from Amos message on jugdement? 
      • Christian should pray for those who commit sin to change 
      • Christian learn that God is universal for He judges not only particular group but all 
      • Christians learn that God is merciful for He will still forgive sinners and restore his relationship 
      • Christians learn that God is concerned with the welfare of his people so that they are just and morally upright 
      • Christians learn that God hates sins 
      • Christians learn that evil will eventually be judged 
      • Christians learn that God uses natural and historical events to warn his people 
      • Christians should repent their sins and seek God’s forgiveness to avoid his judgment. 
      • Christian behavior should match their religious piety 
        (6x1=6mks)
  5.      
    1. Describe the fall of Jerusalem during the time of Jeremiah (8mks) 
      • the city of Jerusalem was under siege 1½ years during the reign of King Zedekiah 
      • king Zedekiah resisted the Babylonian invasion hoping to be assisted by the Egyptians 
      • the Israelites inside were weakened by famine and smashed by the Babylonians 
      • the Babylonians set up an administrative headquarter at mizpah and appointed geddaliah as the governor 
      • King Zedekiah and his officials tired to escape to Rabbah but he was captured together with his men near Jericho and taken to- Nebuchadnezzar 
      • Nebuchadnezzah ordered for the killing of the two sons of Zezediah and his officials 
      • Zedekiahs’s eyes were gouged , frog matched and dragged in humiliation, and taken to exile in Babylon. 
      • The city was looted houses burnt the temple and its Walls’s destroyed leaving it ruined /defenseless 
      • The remnants including the royal officials priests, army officers craft men and the middle class were taken to captivity 
      • The land and the city including the vineyards and the fields were given to the poor who remained in Judah 
      • Jeremiah was treated well by Nebuchadnezzar because of his prophecies to surrender to them (8x1=8mks) 
    2. Mention the content of Jeremiah’s message in his pastoral letter to the exiles (6mks) 
      • To build houses and settle down 
      • To plant gardens and eat their produce 
      • To marry and give their children in marry and give their children in marriage increase in number 
      • Not to listen to the false prophets and diviner who deceived them 
      • To live in peace in Babylonian cities 
      • Pray for the welfare of their masters 
      • Not to give up/God would restore them after 70 years 
      • To trust in God – God was accessible in Babylon
      • God would restore their fortunes after exile God would punish those who had remained in Judah (Any 7x1=7mks) 
    3. Give the relevance of Jeremiah Temple Sermon to Christian today (6mks) 
      • Christian should understand that God is a moral God and expects them to practice social justice 
      • Christian should avoid hypocrisy in worship 
      • Christian must be honest in their dealings with others 
      • Church leaders should not have double standards when administering to the poor and the rich 
      • Christian leaders should not exploit their workers by respecting their human dignity 
      • Christian should avoid self- deceit 
      • Christians should be aware of the plight of the poor, widows etc and be ready to render both spiritual and material support 
      • Christians should keep the places of worship Holy 
      • Christians should be aware of false prophets and be able to discern the true and false prophets 
      • Christians should condemn religious and social evils in the society 
        (6x1=6mks) 
  6.      
    1. State seven reasons why initiation is important in traditional African community 
      • shedding of blood onto the ground binds the iniates with God and ancestors 
      • the cutting of foreskins symbolizes the separation from childhood 
      • the physical pain prepares the them for the challenges of life in future 
      • the gifts given to the initiates legalizes them to start] owning property 
      • the initiates are allowed to marry and start a family 
      • the living in seclusion by the initiates allows ;them time to learn about the secrets of the community 
      • initiation period enables the community to identify future leaders 
      • initiation promotes the youth to full membership of their community 
      • initiation ceremonies bring families relatives and friends together hence help in strengthening kinship ties 
      • initiation rites help in structuring the community through age groups and age sets parents of the initiates ( 7x1=7mks) 
    2. State reasons why the observance of blood kinship is important in traditional African Societies (7mks)
      • It enables respect among relatives and /helps to maintain and safeguard the culture of the people 
      • It defines relationships between members 
      • It provides a wide source of material help in case of need 
      • It provides unlimited source of advice to the members 
      • It helped member to face challenges together 
      • Provides a wide source of security to members 
      • Enhances solidarity / unity among members 
      • Gives people identity and a sense of belonging 
      • Ensures smooth inheritance of property 
      • Defines duties and responsibilities 
      • State ways in which the government in Kenya minimizes problems related to land (6mks) 
    3. Empower traditional elders to settle land disputes 
      • Settling landless people 
      • Allocating enough land for public utility 
      • Encouraging dialogue between communities with disputes of land 
      • Re-locating people living in reserved areas
      • Issuing title deeds 
      • Ensuring land transfer are legally carried out 
      • Allowing the wills on inheritance of land 
      • Encouraging inter-ethnic existence 
      • Making and defining boundaries
        (6x1=6mks)  

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