Religious and Moral Education RME BECE 2016

June 2016
Religious and Moral Education 1
Objective Test
45 minutes

1. Joseph was hated by his brothers because

A. he was loved by his father very much
B. he was gently and handsome
C. Jacob promised him of inheritance
D. of his prophetic dreams

2. One of the reasons why God created the sea is to

A. beautify the environment
B. generate hydroelectric power
C. provide habitat for some animals
D. reduce soil erosion

3. According to the Bible, heavenly bodies were created on the

A. third day
B. fourth day
C. fifth day
D. sixth day

4. The omniscience of God portrays him as

A. all forgiving
B. all knowing
C. ever present
D. very gracious

5. Who provided the tomb in which Jesus was buried?

A. Joseph of Arithmathea
B. Nicodemus
C. Simon of Cyrene
D. Zebedee

6. The second rightly guided Caliph in Islam was

A. Abu Bakr Al Saddiq
B. Umar Ibn Al-Khattab
C. Uthman Ibn Affan
D. Ali Ibn Abu Talib

7. By facing the wild beast, Toha Zie

A. led his people to be defeated
B. helped the poor
C. preached peace to his people
D. risked his life for his people

8. The teachings of Prophet Mohammed are found in the

A. Kalima
B. Hadith
C. Ijmah
D. Sura

9. The Israelites were finally led to the land of Canaan by

A. Aaron
B. Joseph
C. Joshua
D. Moses

10. Which of the following is a harvest festival?

A. Aboakyir
B. Adae
C. Homowo
D. Hogbetsotso

11. Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated by Muslims to

A. mark Abraham’s sacrifice to Allah
B. mark the end of Ramadan
C. remember the birth of Mohammed
D. remember the death of Mohommed

12. One reason for the institution of marriage is

A. companionship
B. joy
C. responsibility
D. security

13. The main cause of disease in our communities is

A. filth in our surroundings
B. low income levels of workers
C. poor eating habits of children
D. traffic congestions in the cities

14. It is important to perform marriage rites because they

A. build mutual trust and understanding
B. are requirements to observe
C. prevent divorce in society
D. seal the marriage

15. Which of the following people was not among the twelve disciples of Jesus?

A. James
B. Matthew
C. Paul
D. Peter

16. Going round the K’aba is an Islamic religious activity done during the

A. Eid-ul-Adha
B. Eid-ul-Fitr
C. Hajj
D. Ramadan

17. What is the second pillar of Islam?

A. Hajj
B. Salat
C. Sawn
D. Zakat

18. In the traditional society, the dead is buried with money to ensure that the

A. deceased can pay the fare to the other world.
B. deceased can pay the gods and ancestors for protection.
C. spirit of the deceased does not attack family members.
D. family members are blessed with riches

19. Traditional worshippers remember their ancestors by

A. calling their names always
B. fasting and praying to them
C. offering food and drinks to them
D. singing of songs and praises

20. The most important prayer request during marriage rites is for

A. good health and protection
B. long life and children
C. prosperity and wealth
D. protection and long life

21. Courtesy is a polite and acceptable way of

A. behaviour
B. commitment
C. obedience
D. tolerance

22. The document given by school authorities about the character of a pupil is known as

A. certificate
B. price
C. report
D. testimonial

23. Muslims show commitment to Allah by

A. dressing modestly
B. marrying four women
C. observing all prescribed rituals
D. visiting the mosque every day.

24. Individual can co-exist peacefully in a community if they

A. practice one another’s religion
B. pray together
C. respect one another
D. share food together

25. The saying a child who knows how to wash his/her hands eats with the elderly means

A. children should eat with the elderly
B. children should wash their hands well before eating
C. that food is important for the growth of children
D. that it pays to be well-behaved

26. Repentance promotes

A. community work
B. good relationship
C. healthy lifestyle
D. successful job acquisition

27. People lead decent lives in order to

A. be praised for patriotism
B. be seen as being kind
C. promote peaceful living
D. qualify to be an ancestor

28. Which of the following behaviours is an effect of drug abuse?

A. Obedience
B. Politeness
C. Truancy
D. Truthfulness

29. The maintenance of law and order in the nuclear family is the responsibility of the

A. aunt
B. uncle
C. father
D. child

30. A family made up of a father, wives and grandparents is described as

A. extended family
B. monogamous family
C. nuclear family
D. polygamous family

31. People cherish the spirit of obedience because it

A. enhances tolerance
B. creates wealth
C. promotes security
D. promotes peace

32. Running errands for those in authority portrays the child to be

A. honest
B. humble
C. obedient
D. sincere

33. Laziness always leads to

A. misunderstanding
B. misuse of wealth
C. sickness
D. waste of time

34. Idleness means

A. enjoying siesta
B. doing nothing
C. having fun
D. playing games

35. Which of the following behaviours is not a positive attitude to work?

A. Hardwork
B. Lateness
C. Punctuality
D. Truthfulness

36. Worker go on strike to

A. attend political rallies
B. demand better conditions of service
C. destroy company property
D. have some rest

37. A corrupt practice common in offices in Ghana is

A. armed robbery
B. environmental degradation
C. over-invoicing
D. prostitution

38. The best way of handling money is by

A. writing scripture words on it
B. crumpling it into our pockets
C. holding it with wet hands
D. holding it with clean hands

39. The main aim of religious youth organizations is to

A. become political forces in their communities
B. educate the youth through moral teaching
C. have inter-youth relations through competitions
D. organize excursions to places of interest

40. The saying time is money means

A. luck comes with time
B. money can be made with time
C. opportunity lost cannot be recovered
D. wealth can be acquired with patience.

June 2016
Religious and Moral Education 2
Essay
1 hour

This paper consists of three sections: A, B and C.
Answer three questions only, choosing one question from each section.

SECTION A
RELIGION
Answer one question only from this section

1.
(a) List any four agricultural festivals and indicate where they are celebrated in Ghana. [8marks]
(b) Explain four ways traditional festivals are important to your community [12 marks]

2.
(a) Outline four rites Christians perform during the death of a member [8 marks]
(b) Explain four reasons why Christians perform death rites [12 marks]

3.
(a) Outline any four activities involved in Islamic worship [8 marks]
(b) Explain any four advantages of worship to the Muslim. [12 marks]

SECTION B
MORAL LIFE
Answer one question only from this section

4.
(a) Outline any four moral teachings in African Traditional Religion. [12 marks]
(b) Explain any two ways by which you would apply any two of the moral lessons
in 4(a) above in your daily life [8 marks]

5.
(a) Outline four acts considered as good deeds [8 marks]
(b) Describe four types of reward a person may receive for doing good [12 marks]

SECTION C
SOCIAL LIFE
Answer one question only from this section

6.
(a) Define the term decency [3 marks]
(b) Describe four behaviours considered as decent in your community. [8 marks]
(c) Give three reasons for leading decent life in the community [9 marks]

7.
(a) State any four duties a child must perform in the family [8 marks]
(b) Explain any four reasons why an individual needs to constantly examine
himself or herself [12 marks]

8.
(a) What is the difference between bribery and corruption? [4 marks]
(b) List four corrupt practices within the society [8 marks]
(c) Outline four effects of bribery and corruption on the society. [8 marks