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FORM 2  OPENER EXAM

TIME 2HRS

NAME………………………………………………CLASS……………..ADM…………………

  1. Name the five books of the bible which are referred to as the Pentateuch.(5mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. State five promises that God made to Abraham (5mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Give reasons why Israelites demanded for a king(5mks)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Outline the activities carried out by the Israelites on the night of the Passover.(5mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Describe the contest between prophet Elijah and the prophet of Baal at mount Carmel(1kings 18:17-40)(8mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. State ways in which God demonstrated his concern for the Israelites during exodus(5mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Highlight the achievements of David as king of Israel.(6mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are the benefits of learning Christian religious education in secondary school.(6mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Describe the incident when Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac.(gen 22:1-19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. State effects of translating the bible into African local languages(7mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Sate five responsibility of the living towards ancestors in traditional African community(5mks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which moral values were acquired during marriage in tradition African communities(5mks)

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FORM 2 OPENER EXAM MARKING SCHEME

  1. Name the five books of the bible which are referred to as the Pentateuch.(5mks)
  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy

 

  1. State five promises that god made to Abraham (5mks)
  • He would make Abraham’s name great/famous
  • He would bless/protect those who bless/protect Abraham/ curse those who curse him
  • All families would be blessed through Abraham
  • God would give land to Abraham’s descendants
  • God would give Abraham many descendants/ he would be a great nation
  • God would bless Abraham
  • God would give Abraham long life/he would die in peace
  • He would give Abraham a son/heir
  • Kings would come from Abraham’s descendants

 

 

  1. Give reasons why Israelites demanded for a king(5mks)
  • Samuel had become old/unable to rule/fear that he would die
  • Samuel appointed his sons as judges/made the post hereditary
  • The sons of Samuel were corrupt
  • The Israelites wanted to be like other nations
  • They wanted a king who could lead them to war against their enemies
  • They wanted a leader whom they could see
  • They wanted a political government with national authority

 

  1. Outline the activities carried out by the Israelites on the night of the Passover.(5mks)
  • Every man chose a lamb or a young goat for his family
  • The chosen animals was to be slaughtered
  • Blood was put on the door posts of the houses
  • The slaughtered animal was to be roasted
  • The Israelites ate the unleavened bread/bitter herbs with roasted meat
  • They stayed indoors till morning
  • They ate while fully dressed for the journey/in a hurry
  • They burnt all the leftovers of the meat
  • They collected jewellery/clothing from the Egyptians

 

  1. Describe the contest between prophet Elijah and the prophet of Baal at mount Carmel(1kings 18:17-40)(8mks)
  • Prophet Elijah asked King Ahab to assemble all the prophets at mount Carmel
  • The king summoned all the people including the prophets of Baal to mount Carmel
  • He suggested to the people that two bulls be brought and each party to offer the sacrifice to their God.
  • He challenged them and said whichever party will make their god to burn the sacrifice is the true God.
  • The prophets of Baal were given a bull which they prepared and called upon the name of their god.
  • Elijah mocked them/asked them to shout louder to their God
  • He placed the sacrifice on the altar and asked the people to pour water on it.
  • He called upon God to prove that he was the living God.
  • Fire consumed the sacrifice/ the wood/stone/the water/dust around it
  • He called up[on god to prove that He was the living God
  • The people threw themselves on the ground and worshipped the Lord as the true God
  • Elijah killed the prophets of Baal.

 

  1. State ways in which God demonstrated his concern for the Israelites during exodus(5mks)
  • He made a passage for them in the red sea
  • He provided them with manna
  • He provided them with quails
  • He provided them with water from the rock/stone
  • He gave them the ten commandments
  • He defeated their enemies the Egyptians/Amalekites
  • He provided a pillar of fire to lead them in the darkness
  • He provided their leaders

 

 

  1. Highlight the achievements of David as king of Israel.(6mks)
  • David conquered and defeated the enemies of Israel
  • He expanded the geographical boundaries of Israel
  • He captured Jerusalem from the Jebusites
  • He made Jerusalem the capital city of Israel
  • He made Jerusalem a religious centre by bringing back the ark of the covenant there
  • He made peace treaties with his neighbors
  • He composed psalms which are used during worship
  • He united the twelve tribes of Israel under one rule
  • He made preparations for the construction of the temple                                                                                     `
  1. What are the benefits of learning Christian religious education in secondary school.(6mks
  • It equips the learner with an understanding of God/spiritual growth
  • The leader acquires life skills to handle challenges in life
  • It helps one to respect his/her/other people’s religious beliefs
  • It helps one acquire basic principles for Christian living/moral values
  • It helps one to understand how to relate with other people
  • It gives answers to questions/mysteries of life
  • It explains the origin/purpose of human beings on earth
  • It leads to employment/careers

 

 

  1. Describe the incident when Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac.(gen 22:1-19)
  • God told Abraham to take his son Isaac to the land of Moriah/to offer him as a sacrifice
  • Abraham took his son, two servant and wood for burnt offering
  • They arrived at the place after 3days journey
  • Abraham commanded his servants to remain behind as he and Isaac went up to worship
  • He took Isaac, the firewood and the knife and went up
  • Isaac asked his father where the lamb for a burnt offering was
  • When they arrived at the place god commanded Abraham to build an alter
  • He bound Isaac/ laid him on the altar upon the wood
  • Abraham took the knife to slay his son but the angel of the Lord stopped him
  • Abraham saw a ram which he offered instead of his son
  • He called the name of the place ‘the Lord will provide”
  • The angel appeared to Abraham a second time and gave him promises because of his obedience
  • Abraham returned with his men to Bethsheba

 

  1. State effects of translating the bible into African local languages(7mks)
  • It led to development of African languages
  • It has led to the spread of the word of god to many people
  • It has contributed to improved literacy levels amongst the African/development of formal education
  • It has led to emergence of African independent churches
  • It gives people an opportunity to analyse the bible in relation to their cultures
  • It has led to development of printing press/bookshop
  • It has made people to carry out research in African beliefs/practices
  • It has led to ecumenical cooperation among Christians in Africa
  • It has led to creation of jobs
  • It has led to religious schism

 

  1. Sate five responsibility of the living towards ancestors in traditional African community(5mks
  • Naming children after them
  • Pouring of libation for them
  • Taking care of their graveyards
  • Making sacrifices/offering to honor them
  • Inviting/involving them in ceremonies
  • Invoking/chanting their names during prayers
  • Transmitting their wishes through /visions
  • By holding commemoration ceremonies for them
  • Building shrines for them
  • Teaching about them
  • Safeguarding their properties

 

  1. Which moral values were acquired during marriage in tradition African communities(5mks)
  • Faithfulness
  • Responsibility/hard work
  • Respect/courtesy
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Hospitality/kindness
  • Tolerance/perseverance

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