Christian Religious Education Questions and Answers - Form 4 Mid Term 2 2022

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  1. State Five reasons of learning Christian Religious Education in secondary Schools (5mks)
  2. Give Five reasons why the Bible is called the word of God (5mks)
  3. What conditions did God expects the Israelites to fulfill with the renewal of the covenant (5mks)
  4. Describe the background to the call of Abraham (7mks)
  5. Give FIVE reasons why Samuel was opposed to the idea of having A king in Israel (5mks)
  6. Explain four differences between the old Testament Prophets and the traditional Africa prophets (5mks)
  7. Outline FIVE occasions when Nehemiah prayed (5mks)
  8. State the importance of prayer in the life of a Christian (5mks)
  9. State FIVE significance of ritual performed after the death of a person in traditional African Communities ( 5mks)


    • Help to acquire basic principles of Christian living/ moral values
    • Help you to achieve National goals of education
    • Help you to develop a sense of self-respect and respect for others
    • Help you to develop positive attitudes and values which helps you to cope with life challenges Helps you to contribute positively to the transformation of an individual and the society as a whole.
    • It forms a bridge for further studies and career development
    • it promotes international consciousness
    • Enable one to acquire a better understanding of GOD
    • Help you to appreciate your own religion and that of others.
    • Help you to identify answers to some life questions.
    • Help you to live new lives in Christ
    • The Bible was inspired by GOD
    • It outlines Gods plan for salvation fulfilled through Jesus
    • Reveals Gods characteristics
    • The authors of the bible wrote under the influence of the Holy Spirit
    • The bible deals with Gods revelation to human beings ant their responses.
    • The Bible contains the true message of God for daily living
    • God wrote the ten commandments on the stone tablet
    • The Bible is the revealed word of GOD/God reveals Himself to us through His activity in the Old Testament.
    • To obey what God commandment them.
    • Not to make any treaty with those who live in the land where they were going.
    • To destroy their altars/smash their sacred stones/cut down their Asherah
    • Not to worship any other god.
    • Not to make idols
    • To keep the various feasts of unleavened bread/feast of weeks/feast of gathering
    • To observe the Sabbath day.
    • Not to intermarry with foreigners
    • To dedicate the male first born and that of their domestic animals to God
      (first 5*1=5mks)
    • Abraham’s father was Terah and they lived at a place called Ur.
    • When Terah had lived seventy years he became the father of Abram, Nahor and Haran.
    • Abraham had two brothers Haran and Nahor.
    • Haran died before his father Terah in the land of Chaldeans.
    • Abraham and his father lived among people who practiced polytheism/moon worshippers.
    • It is not clear whether Abraham or his father took part in the worship of idols/ many gods.
    • Abram and Nahor had wives, the name of Abrams wife was called Sarai and the Name of Nahors wife Milcah.
    • Sarai was barren, she had no child.
    • Terah took his sons and Lot the son of Haran, Sarai his daughter in law and moved from Ur to the Land of Canaan and settled at Harran.
    • At Haran, Terah died at the age of hundred and five years.
    • It was at Haran where God called Abraham and instructed him to go to a land that He shall show him.
    • They would be rejecting God as their unseen king/ruler.
    • Their sons would be forcefully be recruited into the army.
    • There would be forced labor
    • The people would be enslaved.
    • The king would grab their land/property/maid/servant
    • There would be over taxation.
    • They would lose their identity as a covenant people.
    • Their daughters will be maids the royal houses.
    • God would not listen to their crisis /reject them as His people
      (First 1*5=5mks)
    • The Old Testament prophets stressed the worship of one God/monotheism while in some Traditional African communities’ prophets recognized many gods/goddesses.
    • The Old Testament Prophets received their call from God while the traditional African prophets inherited their work from their ancestors.
    • The Old Testament prophets spoke to the Nations God sent them to while the traditional African prophets were confined in their ethnic communities.
    • The Old Testament prophets faced opposition from their people while the traditional African prophets were respected leaders in their communities.
    • The work of the Old Testament prophets were recorded and preserved while in A.T.R was passed on through oral tradition.
      (first 4*2=8mks)
    • Before asking King Artarxers to let him go back to Judah.
    • When he learnt that the Jews in Judah were suffering and walls of Jerusalem was in ruins.
    • When his enemies conspired to attack Jerusalem to stop the construction work/Sanballat.
    • After condemning the leaders for oppressing the poor.
    • When his enemies planned to harm him.
    • When he was frightened by Shemaiah to hide in the temple claiming that there was a plot to kill him
    • When he cleansed and recognized the temple for worship.
    • After cleansing the Israelites of the foreign influence
      (First 5*1=5mks)
    • Prayer is Christian way of communicating to God
    • Through prayers Christian faith in God is strengthened.
    • Gives Christians opportunity to confess/seek forgiveness of their sins.
    • Christian use prayers to intercede/show concern for others.
    • It is a way of emulating the example set by Jesus
    • Christian praise God /adore God through prayers
    • Prayers promote unity among Christians.
    • Christian ask God for their needs through prayers.
      (First 5*1=5mks)
    • Wailing/ crying is asign of sorrow/announcing death.
    • Making sacrifices to appease the ancestors/deceased/Spirits.
    • Prayers are made to ask the ancestors to accept the dead in the world of the Spirits.
    • Shaving members of the bereaved family signify new life in the community
    • Singing and dancing depict anger towards death/in praise of the dead
    • Washing/oiling the body before burial shows respect to the dead.
    • Burying of the dead in the ancestral land shows that one is still member of the community.
    • Burying the dead with the personal belongings symbolizes life after death
    • Driving of cattle shows chasing away of evil spirits which caused death.
    • Drinking is to bid farewell to the dead.
    • Breaking of pots symbolizes the disorder brought by death.
    • Sharing of deceased property among relatives as asign of solidarity.
    • Lighting of fire symbolizes chasing away evil spirits.
    • Pouring of libation shows continuity of life
    • Burying the dead in particular position shows protection/responsibility
      (First 5*1=5mks)
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