C.R.E Marking Scheme - Form 1 End of Term 1 2019 Examinations

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    1. Outline seven reasons why Christians religious education is taught in secondary schools.(7mks)
      • It equips the learner with an understanding of Go/spiritual growth.
      • Equip one with life skills to handle challenges in life.
      • Helps one to respect his/her own other people’s religious beliefs/ culture.
      • Develop basic principles of Christian living.
      • Helps one to understand how to relate with other people /national unity.
      • It gives answers to questions / mysteries of life.
      • It explains the origin/ purpose of human beings on earth.
      • It leads to employment/ career.
      • To help one develop, peace and justice.
      • It leads to international consciousness. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    2. Outline the reasons why the Bible is referred to as library.(7mks)
      • It contains many books / is a collection of many books in one volume.
      • The books were written by different authors.
      • It has different categories of books/ divisions.
      • The books were written styles/ forms
      • The books were written at different times/ situations/ background.
      • The books were written to address different issues/ topics/ purpose.
      • The books were written to different audiences / readers.
      • The books are systematically arranged /in order/chronologically. (7 x 1= 7mks0
    3. Give six occasions when Christians use the Bible (6mks)
      • When preaching the word of God/ in crusades/ church sermons
      • When swearing witnesses in court.
      • When instructing new converts/ conducting Bible study..
      • During different religious Education.
      • When composing gospel /songs /plays / Christian literature.
      • During fellowship / prayer/ guidance and counseling.
      • During swearing in ceremonies. (6x 1= 6mks)
    1. Outline the translation of the Bible (7mks)
      • The Old Testament was written in Hebrew language then it was translated into the Greek language.
      • In the fourth century it was translated into Latin language.
      • The New Testament was first written in Greek in 16th century it was translated into English and German.
      • The German Bible was translated into Kiswahili by Doctor Ludwig Krapf.
      • The missionaries later translated the Bible into local languages.
      • The international united Bible society has translated the Bible into other languages of the world.
      • The Bible society of Kenya has translated the Bible still continues with the work of translation (7 x 1= 7mks)
    2. Discuss the effects of Bible translation into African languages.
      • It led to development of local languages.
      • Local people could be able to read and understand the Bible in their own languages.
      • The word of God reached more people in their own languages.
      • It led to establishment of more school because more people wanted to know how to read and write so that they could be able to read the bible for themselves.
      • It led to mass evangelization. More Africans became Christians.
      • There was demand for more Bible reading to the establishment of local printing presses.
      • It has led to ecumenical co-operation.
      • It has led to development of African independent churches. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    3. State six English versions of the Bible used in Kenya today .(6mks)
      • The revised std version
      • Good News Bible
      • King James version
      • Jerusalem Bible
      • New English Bible
      • The living Bible
      • New International version (6x 1= 6mks)
    1. Describe the first account of creation in Genesis 1 (7mks)
      • Before creation of the earth was formless and empty.
      • God created everything through a divine command “let there be”.
      • The work of creation took place in six days
      • First day- Light (day) and separated it from darkness(night)
      • Second day- Heaven and the sky.
      • Third day- Earth, seas, ocean and all types of plants.
      • Fourth day- Heavenly bodies (sun, moon, stars) to give light and determine time.
      • Fifth day- water creatures and all kinds of birds.
      • Sixth day man / Human beings both wild and domestic animals.
      • Human beings were given special privileges and responsibilities over other creatures.
      • God commanded human beings to procreate and multiply
      • Everything that God created was good and pleasing to him.
      • Seventh day God rested blessed it and made it holy. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    2. Identify the responsibilities given to human beings by God in the Biblical creation stories. (8mks)
      • To till/ cultivate the land.
      • To guard / protect the land/ conserve care for the land / keep it.
      • They should procreate/ have children/ fill the earth / multiply.
      • To be in charge of the fish/ birds/ animals.
      • To give names to God’s creation.
      • To feed from the plants.
      • They should obey God’s commands.
      • To marry for companionship.
      • Human beings should help each other.
      • To subdue /have dominion over the earth/ control. (8 x 1= 8mks)
    3. How can Christians care for God’s creation today.(6mks)
      • Treat the rest of creation with respect and reverence.
      • Preserve, conserve and take care of the environment.
      • Establishing game reserves.
      • Through scientific discovery of medicine planting trees.
      • Condemning careless cutting of trees.
      • Helping to reduce soil erosion. (6 x 1= 6mks)

    1. From the story of the fall of human beings in Genesis chapter 3, state the effects of sin.(7mks)
      • Both Adam and Eve realized they were naked.
      • Both were ashamed and hid from God.
      • They started blaming each other.
      • The serpent was cursed.
      • Enemity between the serpent and human beings developed.
      • The woman was to experience pain in child- bearing.
      • The man was to toil/ sweat in order to eat.
      • The man was made to rule over the woman.
      • The ground was made to produce weeds and thorns.
      • They were chased/ banished from the Garden of Eden.
      • Death was introduced in their lives.
      • Alienation/ broken relationship between man and God. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    2. Describe the ways in which people discipline evil doers in traditional African communities.   (7mks)
      • Imposing the heavy fines
      • Killing of the evil people.
      • Performing the cleansing rituals.
      • Cursing of the victims.
      • Ex- communicating them from the community.
      • Ridiculing them through songs.
      • Denying them leadership positions.
      • Administering oaths on suspect. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    3. State six evils that face mankind today. (6mks)
      • Poverty
      • Diseases (A.I.D.S)
      • Ignorance .illiteracy
      • Corruption, bribery.
      • War, fighting, Tribal clashes.
      • Natural calamities e.g flood, famine earthquakes, landslides, drought.
      • Epidemics, unhappiness and cruelity
      • Jealousy
      • Unemployment
      • Crime, Thuggery
      • Domestic violence
      • Tribalism
      • Racism, exploitation, oppression
      • Devil worship
      • Abandoning families
      • Scientific discoveries
      • Drug abuse
      • Discrimination (7 x 1= 7mks)
    1. State the promises God made to Abraham during his call (7mks)
      • God would make Abraham a great nation.
      • God would bless Abraham
      • God would make Abraham’s name great or famous.
      • God would make Abraham a source of blessing to others.
      • God would bless those who blessed Abraham and curse those who cursed him.
      • He would die peacefully at an old age.
      • God would give Abraham the land of Canaan
      • God would establish everlasting covenant with Abraham.
      • Abraham would be protected by God. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    2. Outline ways in which Abraham demonstrated his faith in God.(7mks)
      • By abandoning the idol worship(moon god)
      • To serve Yahweh the true God.
      • By accepting to leave Haran to unknown land.
      • By building altars at Bethel/ Schechem in honour of God.
      • By accepting circumcision as a sign of the covenant.
      • By sacrificing the animal in the covenant making.
      • By accepting to change their names (Abram to Abraham as the father of the great nation and Sarai to Sarah.
      • By agreeing to sacrifice his son Isaac
      • By worshipping God. He prayed / sacrificed God interested.
      • By believing in the fulfillment of God’s promises.
      • By making a covenant with God. (7 x 1= 7mks)
    3. State the lessons that Christians learn from the call of Abraham.(6mks)
      • Christians should be ready to be sent by God anywhere.
      • Christians should trust in God always.
      • Christians should honour God and when rewarded or blessed.
      • Christians must be ready to sacrifice anything for God.
      • Christians must be ready to be tempted or tested.
      • God require s faith so as to give a blessing. (6 x 1= 6mks)
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