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FORM TWO
CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
TIME: 2 HOURS

Instructions
a) Answer all questions 1 – 5
b) All questions carry equal marks.

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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
FORM 2

Answer all the questions

1. (a) How did the early life of Moses prepare him for leadership? (7 Marks)
(b) Identify eight ways in which God demonstrated his mercy to the Israelites from the time they
were in Egypt to the time they settled in Canaan. (8 Marks)
(c) Give reasons why children should be introduced to the worship of God at early age. (5 Marks)

2. (a) Explain the factors that promoted harmony and mutual responsibility in the African
traditional society. (8 Marks)
(b) Explain ways in which members of the traditional African communities helped the bereaved
families. (6 Marks)
(c) Identify the steps being taken by the church to assist orphans. (6 Marks)

3. (a) Describe the events that took place during the presentation of baby Jesus in the temple.
(8 Marks)
(b) Identify occasions in Luke’s Gospel when Jesus prayed. (7 Marks)
(c) State the challenges experienced by parents in their task of bringing up children. (5 Marks)

4. (a) Give reasons why Jesus used parables in his teaching. (5 Marks)
(b) What lessons do we learn about God from the parable of the prodigal son? (10 Marks)
(c) State ways in which the mass media has been used in the spreading of the Gospel. (5 Marks)

5. (a) Relate the story of the rich man and Lazarus. (8 Marks)
(b) Identify the teachings of Jesus about the Kingdom of God drawn from His parables.(7 Marks)
(c) State how misuse of wealth can lead to family suffering. (5 Marks)

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6. (a) How Moses early life prepared him for leadership.
 He was brought up in Pharaoh’s house hence learnt leadership skills
 His experience as an Egyptian prince helped him to handle the pharaoh
 His Egyptian education helped him writing the Decalogue
 Having been brought up by his mother, he was familiar with the customs of the Jews, the
people he was to lead
 His early life experience in Egypt helped to demonstrate the power of Yahweh
 His experiences in desert hastened him to be bold and to preserve during hardships, which
helped him to handle the Israelites in the desert
 He took care of the flock of his father-in-law Jethro which made him patient, keen and
responsible as a shepherd
 His experience as a father helped him to show love, tolerance and concern to the Israelites.
 His knowledge about the God of Israel helped in teaching the Israelites about Yahweh and
monotheism
7 x 1 = 7 Marks

(b) Ways in which God demonstrated his mercy to the Israelites


 Hearing their cries and redeeming them through Moses
 Saving their first born sons from the angel of death
 Separating the waters of the Red Sea for them to cross
 Killing the Egyptians during the crossing of the Red Sea
 Giving them food in the form of manna and quails in the wilderness
 Leading them during the day with a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire during the night
 Fighting on their behalf against the desert tribes/giving them victory over the Amalekites
 Giving them the snake carving to save them from snake bites
 Giving them the ten commandments to guide them
 Renewing the covenant after they had broken it
 Appointing a new leader to replace Moses when he could no longer lead the Israelites
 Enabling them to conquer the Canaanites
8 x 1 = 8 Marks

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(c) Why children should be introduced to the worship of God at early age.
 To make them aware of the existence of God/ spiritual growth
 To learn the true teachings of their church/church doctrines
 To learn to trust and obey God and give themselves to God completely
 To learn the prayers and songs of worship
 To make them become members of the church
 To imitate the example of Christ
 To give them a sense of belonging to the Christian community
 To nurture their God given talents at an early age e.g. singing, drama, leadership etc
 To instill good morals and values in them at an early age
5 x 1 = 5 Marks

7. (a) Factors that promoted harmony and mutual responsibility in the African traditional society
 Communal sharing of material things and participation in all activities depending on age,
sex and status
 Marriage strengthened the relationship between families. Families were involved in birth
and naming and initiation.
 Community members were expected to abide by the social norms.
 Rulers, elders, men, women, youth and children had respective roles to play in the
community./division of labour
 Virtues such as generosity, truthfulness, obedience and honesty were encouraged and vices
discouraged
 Belief in God, the Spirits and the ancestors.
 Communal worship and participation in other religious activities created a sense of oneness.
 Rites of passage such as birth, initiation, marriage and death brought people together
 Kinship ties -this strengthened the bond of unity and encouraged people to behave
responsibly towards each other
 Believe in common ancestry or origin- this creates a sense of oneness and brotherhood

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 Observance of social norms-peoples attitudes are governed by rules, regulations and taboos
which are strictly observed
8 x 1 = 8 Marks

(b) Ways in which members of the traditional African communities helped the bereaved
families.
 They visited them and gave them general support
 They consoled them through songs and dance
 They contributed food and other material needs and performed certain duties for them
like cooking, cleaning and welcoming mourners.
 They helped in preparing for burial by digging the grave and washing the body
 They attended the funeral to give the departed a good send off
 They informed friends and relatives about the death.
 They eulogized the deceased
 They participated in rituals performed by the bereaved family, for example, cleansing
ceremonies
6 x 1 = 6 Marks

(c) Steps being taken by the church to assist orphans.


 Preaching and teaching the community about individual responsibility towards orphans
 Organizing for the adoption of orphans
 Advocating their plight so that the state and other bodies or individuals can take action
 Paying school levies for them
 Putting them in children’s homes
 Assisting them to find their relatives
 Encouraging them to attend church services where they can grow spiritually
 Visiting and encouraging them in order for them to feel accepted/loved
 Providing for their basic needs
 Offering them employment to promote self-reliance

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 Offering vocational training to equip them with skills for employment
 Offering them guidance and counseling to help them understand and cope with their
situation
6 x 1 = 6 Marks

8. (a) Events that took place during the presentation of baby Jesus in the temple.
 Jesus parents offered the purification sacrifice
 Simeon was moved by the Holy Spirit and praised God
 He took Jesus in his arms
 Simeon prophesied about the mission of Jesus
 Prophetess Anna thanked God for sending Jesus to bring redemption
 Jesus’ parents were amazed by what Simeon and Anna said about the child
 Jesus was dedicated to God
 Simeon blessed Jesus’ parents
4 x 2 = 8 Marks

(b) Occasions in Luke’s Gospel when Jesus prayed.


 When He withdrew in the wilderness from the crowd He had fed
 Before choosing the twelve disciples
 Before asking the disciples who people said he was and Peter declared He was Christ
 During the feeding of the five thousand
 During the transfiguration
 After the return of the 72 disciples when he taught the disciples how to pray
 during the last supper
 He prayed for Peter
 He prayed in Gethsemane before the arrest
 He prayed at the cross, committing his Spirit to God
7 x 1=7 Marks

(c) The challenges experienced by parents in their task of bringing up children.

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 Some parents are too busy with work to have time with their children
 Disintegration of traditional African moral values
 Lack of money to meet children’s basic needs
 Negative western influence e.g. use of abusive language on the children
 Parents affected by poor health cannot take good care of their children
 Immorality/permissiveness and corruption in society.
 (Any other relevant answer) (5X1= 5 Marks)

9. (a) Why Jesus used parables in his teaching.


 It was the acceptable method of teaching at the time
 To make His teachings relevant to people’s life
 To attract the attention of his listeners
 To develop critical thinking in His listeners
 To identify serious seekers from spectators
 To hide His identity
 To explain how God works in human life
 To explain the nature of Gods kingdom
(5x1=5 Marks)

(b) Lessons learnt about God from the parable of the prodigal son.
 As the father gave the son freedom of choice, so does God to his people
 God gives us what we ask for just like a father
 God is always longing for sinners to repent just like the father longed for His son
 God is happy when one sinner who repents just like the father
 God is ready to receive a sinner who repents just like the father
 God does not record sins when sinners repent just like the father
 (Any other relevant answer)
5 x 2 = 10 Marks
(d) Ways in which the mass media has been used in the spreading of the Gospel.
 Used to advertise important evangelical meetings
 Use of television in presenting religious programmes
 Use of radio stations – some owned by churches to preach the gospel
 Use of print media to pass religious messages
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 Printing Christian magazines and books
(5 Marks)

10. (a) Relate the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
 Jesus told His disciples about a rich man who dressed in most expensive clothes and
lived in luxury
 Then there was a poor man called Lazarus who used to be brought to the rich man’s
door so as to eat bits of foods that fell from his table. The poor man’s body was covered
with sores that dogs would lick
 The poor man died and went to heaven when he had been taken by the angels of God
and he sat beside Abraham/Abrahams bosom
 The rich man died and went to hell where he was in great pain
 The rich man called Abraham and pleaded with him to send Lazarus to dip his finger in
water to cool his burning tongue
 The rich man addressed Abraham as ‘Father’ meaning he was a Jew and a descendant
of Abraham
 Abraham reminded him how Lazarus had suffered while he enjoyed during his lifetime.
The rich man had done nothing to help Lazarus while he was alive.
 The rich man had not used wealth to help Lazarus and other people as was expected in
the Jewish law
 Abraham told the rich man that there was a deep pit in between where Lazarus was and
where the rich man was hence he could not reach him
 The rich man asked Abraham to send Lazarus to warn his brothers on earth so that they
could live righteous life and not suffer the way he was suffering. Abraham told him that
Moses and other prophets were there to warn them.
8 x 1 = 8 Marks

(b) Jesus’ teaching about the Kingdom of God drawn from His parables.
 God reigns in His kingdom
 The kingdom of God is universal and all are welcome regardless of their background
 There is rejoicing in the kingdom of God when one sinner repents

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 In order for one to inherit the kingdom of God one must be faithful and follow all the
teachings of Jesus
 Love for worldly pleasures can make one miss out on the kingdom of God
 Only those who are just will inherit the kingdom of God
 The kingdom of God will survive all odds and prosper
 A complete transformation is required for one to inherit the kingdom of God
 The kingdom of God grows from ahumle beginning to a empire embracing all nations of
the world
(7x1=7 Marks)

(c) How misuse of wealth can lead to family suffering.


 One may indulge in alcohol / drug abuse at the expense of the family
 Engage in immorality / extra-marital sexual relations / prostitution
 Leads to misunderstanding on how to use wealth / invest
 One uses wealth to indulge in gambling
 Spoils children / encourages laziness
 Arrogance / pride / show off
 One becomes obsessed with wealth and fails to care for the family / one has no time for the
family
 Inheritance squabbles in case of death
 One fails to meet the basic needs of his family
(5 Marks)

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