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FORM 3 END OF TERM 3 2022 Exam-CRE PP1 Answers







a)    With reference to the accounts of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 identify eight attributes of God.  

  • omnipotent                                   
  • moral
  • orderly                             
  • loving personal
  • omnipresent                                  
  • Spirit
  • provider
  • omniscient
  • worker
  • creator
  • everlasting/ self existent
  • source of goodness
  • holy

                                                Any 8 x 1

b)    Outline the responsibilities given to human beings by God in the Genesis stories of creation

  • Procreate
  • Conserve the environment
  • Obey God
  • Rule over the creation
  • Cultivate the land
  • Marry
  • Eat from the fruits provided in the garden apart from the central tree
  • To give names to the animals
  • To worship God                


c)         Identify reasons why man is a special creature to  God.                      (6 mks)

  • Man was created after all others in the first creation account
  • Man was created in the image of God
  • Man was given the mandate to pro-create
  • God gave man a special breath through his nostrils
  • Man was made by God’s hands from the soil
  • He was the first to be created in the 2nd creation accout
  • He was given the responsibility to name other creatures
  • He was to have fellowship with God
  • Man was given charge over the Garden of Eden
  • He was elevated above other creations with a superior I.Q                6 x 1 = 6 marks

a)    Describe ways in which Moses showed his obedience to God       (7mks)

  • he accepted to remove his sandals when God commanded him
  • he accepted to perform the plagues in Egypt when Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites
  • he led the Israelites across the Red Sea as commanded by God
  • he prepared for the Passover as commanded by God
  • he provided the Israelites with proper instruction as given to him by God
  • he prepared for Mt. Sinai covenant and followed the instruction as given by God
  • he wrote the defeat of the Amalekites on the scroll as God commanded him
  • he provided water to the Israelites as commanded by God
  • he raised his rod over the Red Sea to part the water as commanded by God


b)    State six instructions given to Abraham concerning circumcision            (6mks)

  • every male among Abrahams descendants had to be circumcised
  • All of Abraham’s servants bought with his money had to be circumcised
  • They were to be circumcised by having the flesh of their foreskins removed
  • It was to take place when a boy was only 8 days old
  • Any male who was not circumcised was to be cut off from Abraham descendants
  • Abraham name was to be changed to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah
  • Circumcision was to become a traditional practice / costume for Abraham descendants                                                                                                                                              ( 6×1=6mks)

c)    Identify seven importance of covenants in modern life                             (7mks)

  • Fosters committement e.g. in marriage
  • Promotes trust confidence in one another
  • Protect the parties from exploitation
  • Promotes peaceful and harmonious living
  • Foster faithfulness and accountability
  • Promotes moral uprightness
  • It blinds one legally to their promises
  • Promotes communal living as the witnesses have a responsibility of ensuring no one breaks it
  • Strengthens one’s faith in God
  • Enlightens citizens to their rights
  • Being unity between individuals / communities that were separated before.



a)    Give seven circumstances that led to the spread of idolatry in Israel (7mks)

  • influence of Canaanite religion
  • religious schism
  • king Ahabs’s marriage to Jezebel
  •  intermarriages between the Israel and their neighbors
  • The practice of syncretism among the Israelites.
  • The Israelites kings participated in idol worship
  • The Israelites were stubborn and ‘unwilling to repent
  • The division of the kingdom after Solomon’s death


b)    Why did Elijah face danger and hostility as a prophet of God                 (7mks)

  • He ordered for the killing of all Baal prophets after the contest
  • He fought against false religion in Israel
  • He tried to condemn corrupt practices in Israel
  • He had rebuked king Ahab for taking Naboth’s vineyard
  • He prophesied 3 ½ years drought in Israel
  • He had pronounced death of Jezebel and Ahab as a punishment from God
  • He was one of the prophets who were being persecuted by Jezebel
  • There were many false prophets who promoted Baalism and enjoyed state protection
  • He made himself an enemy of the King by calling him a trouble maker of Israel
  • The Israelites had abandoned the worship of Yahweh and were not ready to change
  • He was in danger of wild animals and the hostile weather conditions in the wilderness
  • Ahab had made Baalism the official state religion               

                                    ( 7×1=7mks)

c)    Highlight six lessons that Christian can learn about social justice from the story of Naboth’s vineyard    

  • Christians should not use their positions of leadership to acquire wealth falsely
  • Christian should protect the poor against corrupt leaders
  • Christians should safeguard property received through inheritance/  according to the law
  • Christians should protect the rights/ freedom of citizen/ not kill
  • Christian should condemn all forms of injustices in the society
  • Christian should fight for the right of the weak in the society
  • Christian should know that there is punishment for those who exploit the poor
  • Christian should be remissive / repentant
  • Christian should report corrupt leaders                                                              ( 6×1=6mks)

a)    How were the prophetic messages written                                                (6mks)

  • God dictated to prophets what was to- be put down
  • They were written in a continuous prose not in verse /chapters
  • They were written in Hebrews language
  • Some prophets dictated to their scribes.
  • Prophets wrote the messages by themselves either on scroll or stone tablets
  • Messages were preserved and passed on orally and later were writen down
  • They were gathered over time and then organized into ;subjects
  • They were written on scrolls / stone tablets               


b)    Describe the teaching of Amos on the Day of the Lord.                                        (8mks)

  • It will be a day of darkness and not light
  • People will mourn and wail
  • Israel will be defeated by their enemies
  • A day of thirst and hunger for God’s word.
  • A day of judgment for Israel sins
  • There will be earthquakes
  • A day when feast and festivals will not be joyful
  • All wicked would not escape God’s judgment
  • A day of terror/ doom
  • There will be cosmic sign i.e.  the solar eclipse
  • The young will faint searching for the word of God            

                                    ( 8×1=8mks)

c)    What lessons do Christians learn from Amos message on jugdement?

  • Christian should pray for those who commit sin to change
  • Christian learn that God is universal for He judges not only particular group but all
  • Christians learn that God is merciful for He will still forgive sinners and restore his relationship
  • Christians learn that God is concerned with the welfare of his people so that they are just and morally upright
  • Christians learn that God hates sins
  • Christians learn that evil will eventually be judged
  • Christians learn that God uses natural and historical events to warn his people
  • Christians should repent their sins and seek God’s forgiveness to avoid his judgment.
  • Christian behavior should match their religious piety



a)    Describe the fall of Jerusalem during the time of Jeremiah                      (8mks)

  • the city of Jerusalem was under siege 1½ years during the reign of King Zedekiah
  • king Zedekiah resisted the Babylonian invasion hoping to be assisted by the Egyptians
  • the Israelites inside were weakened by famine and smashed by the Babylonians
  • the Babylonians set up an administrative headquarter at mizpah and appointed geddaliah as the governor
  • King Zedekiah and his officials tired to escape to Rabbah but he was captured together with his men near Jericho and taken to- Nebuchadnezzar
  • Nebuchadnezzah ordered for the killing of the two sons of Zezediah and his officials
  • Zedekiahs’s eyes were gouged , frog matched and dragged in humiliation, and taken to exile in Babylon.
  • The city was looted houses burnt the temple and its Walls’s destroyed leaving it ruined /defenseless
  • The remnants including the royal officials priests, army officers craft men and the middle class were taken to captivity
  • The land and the city including the vineyards and the fields were given to the poor who remained in Judah
  • Jeremiah was treated well by Nebuchadnezzar because of his prophecies to surrender to them                                                     (8×1=8mks)

b)    Mention the content of Jeremiah’s message in his pastoral letter to the exiles (6mks)

  • To build houses and settle down
  • To plant gardens and eat their produce
  • To marry and give their children in marry and give their children in marriage increase in number
  • Not to listen to the false prophets and diviner who deceived them
  • To live in peace in Babylonian cities
  • Pray for the welfare of their masters
  • Not to give up/God would restore them after 70 years
  • To trust in God – God was accessible in Babylon
  • Go-d would restore their fortunes after exile God would punish those who had remained in Judah                                                           (Any 7×1=7mks)

c)    Give the relevance of Jeremiah Temple Sermon to Christian today         (6mks)

  • Christian should understand that God is a moral God and expects them to practice social justice
  • Christian should avoid hypocrisy in worship
  • Christian must be honest in their dealings with others
  • Church leaders should not have double standards when administering to the poor and the rich
  • Christian leaders should not exploit their workers by respecting their human dignity
  • Christian should avoid self- deceit
  • Christians should be aware of the plight of the poor, widows etc and be ready to render both spiritual and material support
  • Christians should keep the places of worship Holy
  • Christians should be aware of false prophets and be able to discern the true and false prophets
  • Christians should condemn religious and social evils in the society



a)    State seven reasons why initiation is important in traditional African community

  • shedding of blood onto the ground binds the iniates with God and ancestors
  • the cutting of foreskins symbolizes the separation from childhood
  • the physical pain prepares the them for the challenges of life in future
  • the gifts given to the initiates legalizes them to start] owning property
  • the initiates are allowed to marry and start a family
  • the living in seclusion by the initiates allows ;them time to learn about the secrets of the community
  • initiation period enables the community to identify future leaders
  • initiation promotes the youth to full membership of their community
  • initiation ceremonies bring families relatives and friends together hence help in strengthening kinship ties
  • initiation rites help in structuring the community through age groups and age sets parents of the initiates                                     ( 7×1=7mks)

b)State reasons why the observance of blood kinship is important in traditional African Societies     (7mks)

  • It enables respect among relatives and /helps to maintain and safeguard the culture of the people
  • It defines relationships between members
  • It provides a wide source of material help in case of need
  • It provides unlimited source of advice to the members
  • It helped member to face challenges together
  • Provides a wide source of security to members
  • Enhances solidarity / unity among members
  • Gives people identity and a sense of belonging
  • Ensures smooth inheritance of property
  • Defines duties and responsibilities

c)    State ways in which the government in Kenya minimizes problems related to land (6mks)

  • Empower traditional elders to settle land disputes
  • Settling landless people
  • Allocating enough land for public utility
  • Encouraging dialogue between communities with disputes of land
  • Re-locating people living in reserved areas
  • Issuing title deeds
  • Ensuring land transfer are legally carried out
  • Allowing the wills on inheritance of land
  • Encouraging inter-ethnic existence
  • Making and defining boundaries                                        


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