Quality Exams


Published on June 9th 2024 | 10 mins , 1906 words

1a) Explain how the study CRE shapes the    moral life of a student 7marks

Students learns to be honest and faithful

It teaches students the value of generosity/kindness

It helps students respect themselves and others

It promotes love among students and the whole community

Enable the students to appreciate his cultural and religious background

Helps students develop a just society

Teaches students to exercise self-control

Students will learn the way of God and grow in wisdom

Enable students to make moral and ethical decisions

It helps the students to answer some questions e.g. Where we come from thus shape critical thinking 7x1mk=7mks

  Identify seven reasons why      religious leaders in Kenya take vows before starting their mission 7mks

so as to receive God's blessings/guidance

so that they can get acknowledgement from the people being served

it reminds the leaders to stick to the church regulations/ mission

so as to get the authority of God to Lead

gives the leader courage /confidence to do his/her work

shows one's willingness/ commitment to serve

so as to emulate the biblical way of commissioning the servants of God


Give six ways through which Christians can avoid sin 6mks

Resist temptation from the devil

Obey God’s laws/regulations/Avoid rebellion

Be prayerful /fasting

Avoid selfish desires

Use free will/freedom given to us properly

Seek guidance and counseling

Avoid bad company/peer influence

Avoid drugs and alcohol abuse

Avoid places that makes them vulnerable e.g discos/bars parties held at night


2a) Describe the incident when Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac (8mks)i.      God told Abraham to take his only son to the land of Moriah/ to offer him as a sacrifice.

ii.     Abraham took his son, two servants and wood for burnt offering.

iii.   They arrived at the place after a three day’s journey.

iv.    Abraham commanded his servants to remain behind as he and Isaac went up to worship.

v.     He took Isaac, the firewood and the knife, and went up.

vi.    Isaac asked his father where the lamb for the offering would come from.

vii.   Abraham told Isaac that God would provide the lamb for a burnt offering.

viii. When they arrived at the place God had commanded, Abraham built an altar.

ix.    He bound Isaac/laid him on the altar upon the wood.

x.     Abraham took the knife to slay his son but the angel of the Lord stopped him.

xi.    Abraham saw a ram, which he offered instead of his son.

xii.   He called the name of the place; The Lord will provide.

xiii. The angle appeared to Abraham a second time and gave him promises because of his obedience.

xiv.  Abraham returned with his men to Beersheba.

 Identify 7 ways in which God prepared Moses for his future leadership task  7mks

His life was spared when he was rescued by Pharaoh’s daughter

He was nursed by his own mother through God’s plan and design

He had acknowledged of his family background and of the true God through his mother

He learn numeracy and and literacy skills while living in Pharaoh’s palace

He        acquired  leadership        skills    while       living       in Pharaoh’s palace

Life in the wilderness

Hardened him to be bold and persevere hardship

 He learnt family responsibilities through taking care of his family and that of Jethro
Christians should trust in God to provide for their needs

So as to show respect for other people’s property

Christians should work to acquire their needs / laziness is discouraged

Christians should have others / should not make others suffer

They should uphold their dignity / self-worth be role models

In order to practice self-control/ righteousness

Christians are expected to be contented with what they have / stealing is an act of greed 5x1mk=5mks



3aIdentify seven roles of Samuel as a judge in Israel         (7mks).


He acted as a prophet who foretold God’s will

He was a spiritual leader who offered sacrifices and prayers on behalf of the people

He settled disputes

He annointed the first two kings of Israel

He led the Israelites to war against their enemies

He reminded people of God’s ways

He was a mediator between God and the people

He advised kings/rebuked their mistakes

He condemned idolatry/preached monotheism

He condemned social injustices 7x1mk=7mks

Identify seven promises that were given to King David through prophet Nathan (7mks).

David’s name would be great

God would protect David/give him peace

David’s son would be king after him

God would bury David with his ancestors

David would have an everlasting dynasty

David and his descendants would be blessed forever

The messiah would come from David’s lineage

God would punish David’s descendant when he goes wrong

God would always support David’s son/guide David’s son with love

David’s son would build a temple for God

God would give Israel their own land

God would protect Israel/give Israel peace 7x1mk=7mks

What lessons can modern political leaders learn from King David? (6mks).

They should have faith in God/depend on God/e trust in God They should promote worship of God in their nations

They should repent when they do wrong/forgive their enemies They should seek advice from church leaders/be humble

They should not use their positions to oppress their subjects/should be fair/just

They should promote unity among their subjects They should set up proper administrative structures

They should establish good relations with their neighbouring countries

They should secure their countries from external threats/aggression



4a) State the importance of prophets in Israel( 7mks).


They were mediators between God and the people/spoke on behalf of God

They foretold the future

They preached practical monotheism and condemned idolatry

They reminded people of the covenant way of life

They condemned all forms of social evils and ritual sins.

They acted as the conscience of kings/guided and counseled kings

They acted as priests- led in offering sacrifices and prayers

They gave people hope of restoration if they repented their sins.

They taught people about the nature of God They warned people of God’s judgement They annointed kings



Outline seven forms of punishment prophesied by Amos to Israel and Judah (7mks).

Surrounded by a foreign nation-everything would be attacked and destroyed by the assyrians.many would be left dead. Amos 5:16-17; 8:3

An earthquake would destroy the houses of both the rich and the poor.

Eclipse- darkness would cover the land (Amos 8:9-10).

Famine of God’s word-people would wander from place to place searching for God’s word.They would faint for lack of God’s word (Amos 8:11-13).

Exile-those who survive the Assyrian attack would be exiled in Assyria (Amos 9:2-4).

Amaziah the priest would die by the sword

Holy places of worhip would be destroyed

Their land would be occupied by a foreign nation 7x1mk=7mks.




State the relevance of Amos’ teaching on Israel’s election to Christians today




It is God who chooses them to be christians

God chooses one to be a christan from many others

Christians are God’s people

Christians have been chosen by God to proclaim the goodnews

God protects christians from their enemies

Christians should be faithful to God

Christians will be punished by God if they do wrong

Christians should always repent their sins

The church leaders are chosen by God


(a) Explain four symbolic acts related to hope and restoration as demonstrated by prophet Jeremiah

The vision of two baskets of figs


Jeremiah saw a vision of two baskets of figs outside the temple. One basket had bad fruits that could not be eaten while the other one had good figs. The good figs represented the first group who submitted to the deportation to exile. This group of people would be restored/ will be given new hearts/ would be called people of God. The bad figs represented the group that refused to submit to the deportation to exile/would be punished

The buying land


God instructed Jeremiah to but land from his cousin in Anathoth. He carried out the transaction before witnesses/ gave the deed to Baruch the scribe for safe keeping. This showed restoration of the Israelites to their homeland/they would reclaim the land

The wooden ox yoke


This symbolized the perseverance of the Jews in exile. After a period in exile, God would break the Babylonian yoke/restore the people back to the land/they would be set free

The letter to the exiles


Jeremiah wrote the letter to encourage the exiles. They were to settle/ build houses/have children/ live in peace because they would return to Israel

( 2 x 4 =8marks)


Outline the measures taken by Nehemiah to restore the Jewish community after the completion of the wall of Jerusalem

Nehemiah organized for the Mosaic Law to be read/interpreted to the people

He led the Jews in the renewal/celebration of the feast of booths/shelters

The people fasted/ held a national day of confession of their sins

The covenant was sealed through signing of the agreement by Nehemiah/leaders

He led the people in taking of an oath of obedience to the Mosaic Law/ contribution towards the maintaince of the temple

Nehemiah re- distributed the inhabitants of Jerusalem / the countryside

He dedicated the walls/ the gates of Jerusalem in a ceremonial procession

Through the reading of the law, the Jews isolated themselves from foreigners

Nehemiah    cleansed   the   temple/    brought    back the Levites/singers to their positions

He stopped traders from carrying out commercial activities at the temple gates on the Sabbath day

Nehemiah made the Jews take an oath not to marry children to foreigners


( 1 x 6=6marks)

Outline six   leadership        qualities    demonstrated   by Nehemiah during his time



Nehemiah was a good planner

He was good organiser and mobiliser

He was efficient and full o0f foresight

He was patient and full of compassion

He was a great diplomat

He was a great reformer/ religious reforms

He was god fearing / prayerful

He was caring

He was practical/ pragmatic

He was wise/ good decision maker

He was brave and courageous

( 1 x 6 =6marks)


(a) State the traditional African understanding of spirits


Spirits are invisible/ do not have physical form

Spirits are more powerful than human beings

They are believed to be residing in caves/ rivers/ trees/ rocks

Spirits can acquire physical form/ appear to human beings in form of birds/animals

Spirits have the ability to enter human beings / and through them convey messages/ reveal certain truths

Spirits acts as mediators between God and human beings

Spirits change according to circumstances/they can bring good harm


( 1 x 7 =7marks)


Outline six ways in which people in traditional African communities worshipped God

Through sacrifices

Through offering

Through prayers

Through singing and dancing

Through invocations

Blessings by an elder

Through salutations

( 1 x 6 =6marks)



State seven changes that have taken place in ownership of property today

Women and children may own property

Wealth is measured in terms of vehicles, land, and money instead of livestock

Many children and wives are seen as a liability rather than asset

Acquisition of property is sometimes acquired through unjust means

There too much individual ownership as opposed to communal ownership of property

Some men sell family property leaving children with nothing to inherit

Ways of making money has changed

Property can be jointly owned

There is the writing of wills and next of kin which is of one’s choice

When a man dies , his wife can inherit the property


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