Religious and Moral Education RME BECE 1999

April 1999
SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST
45 Minutes

1. According to Christian teaching, God created man and woman on the

A. 1st day
B. 2nd day
C. 3rd day
D. 5th day
E. 6th day

2. Palm Sunday is observed by Christians to remember the

A. birth and baptism of Christ
B. resurrection and appearance of Christ
C. joyful journey of Christ into Jerusalem
D. baptism of the Holy Spirit
E. last supper and sacrifice of Christ

3. God gave Noah and his people the rainbow to remember

A. the floods which destroyed the world
B. the disobedience of the idol worshippers
C. that God would not destroy the world with water again
D. the building of the ark
E. the usefulness of the heavenly bodies

4. All the religions in Ghana believe in

A. Jesus Christ
B. the Bible
C. the Prophet Muhammed
D. the Rain God
E. the Supreme God

5. The Muslim prayers observed between Asr and Isha is

A. Zuhr
B. Juumu‟ah
C. Idd
D. Subhi
E. Maghrib

6. The Islamic practice where wealthy Muslims cater for the needs of the poor and needy is

A. Hajj
B. Zakat
C. Ihram
D. Mahr
E. Talaq

7. Prophet Muhammed‟s twelfth birthday is important because

A. there was Prophecy about his future
B. Halimah returned him to his parents
C. Amina passed away
D. his father died
E. Abdul Mutalib died

8. Muslim‟s last respect to the dead is by

A. offering Janazah
B. burial with a coffin
C. dressing the corpse in suit
D. sacrificing a ram
E. keeping the corpse in the mortuary

9. Festivals are celebrated every year in order to

A. make the people happy
B. thank the gods for a successful year
C. adore a new year
D. punish the wrong doers in the community
E. initiate the youth into adulthood

10. The burial of pieces of hair, fingernails and toenails of a corpse at his hometown signifies that

A. there is life after death
B. the spirit has contact with the living
C. lesser gods want the spirit
D. witches are powerful in one‟s hometown
E. everyone must be buried in his hometown

11. Mourners from the cemetery wash their hands before entering funeral house again to

A. break relations with the dead
B. show that they are among the living
C. announce their return from the cemetery
D. cleanse themselves from any curse
E. enable them shake hands with the other mourners

12. Bringing forth children shows that man is

A. sharing in God‟s creation
B. taking God‟s position
C. trying to be like God
D. feeling self-sufficient
E. controlling God‟s creation

13. Among the Asante farming is not done on Thursday because

A. the soil becomes fertile on this day
B. farmers have to rest on this day
C. wild animals come out on this day
D. it is specially reserved for the ancestors
E. it is the day of the earth goddess

14. Which of the following months is also a special occasion on the Islamic Calendar?

A. Rajab
B. Ramadan
C. Sha‟ban
D. Shawal
E. Safar

15. The act of going round the Ka‟ba seven times during the Hajj teaches

A. bravery
B. cleanliness
C. humility
D. endurance
E. honesty

16. It is believed that burying the dead with money helps him to

A. pay his debtors in the spiritual world
B. pay for his fare to cross the river to the other world
C. pay the ancestors for welcoming him
D. take care of his needs
E. remove any curse on the living

17. Blessed are the merciful for they shall
A. see God
B. obtain mercy
C. inherit the earth
D. be called the children of God
E. be comforted

18. Eid-Ul-Fitr celebration teaches Muslims to

A. submit to Allah
B. give alms
C. sacrifice themselves to God
D. endure hardship
E. appreciate God‟s mercy

19. The rite of throwing stones at the pillars during the Hajj signifies the

A. exercising of the body
B. victory over the devil
C. preparing to fight the enemies
D. security of the holy place
E. beginning of the pilgrimage

20. The essence of the Muslim fast of Ramadan is to

A. keep the body fit
B. save food
C. make one become used to hunger
D. guard against evil
E. honour the poor and needy

21. The animal which is proverbially known to make good use of its time is the

A. bee
B. ant
C. tortoise
D. hare
E. serpent

22. People normally save money in order to

A. use their income wisely
B. help the government to generate more revenue
C. be generous to people
D. prepare for the future
E. avoid envious friends

23. Which of the following practices may cause sickness?

A. throwing rubbish anyhow
B. boiling untreated water
C. keeping the surroundings clean
D. cleaning the teeth properly
E. washing dirty clothes

24. The water and wine or gin given to the child during naming ceremony signifies

A. loyalty
B. faithfulness
C. truthfulness
D. respect
E. obedience

25. The saying “tasty soup draws people to itself” means that

A. empty barrels make the most noise
B. there is success in unity of purpose
C. it pays to be good and nice to people
D. one man‟s meat is another‟s poison
E. a tasty meal is appealing to all

26. Which of the following is not a cause of Teenage Pregnancy?

A. financial problems
B. broken home
C. immoral practices
D. responsible parenthood
E. peer pressure

27. Youth camps are organized purposely for the youth to

A. fend for themselves
B. find their parents
C. learn to socialize
D. run away from household chores
E. form study groups

28. It is a bad habit to use one‟s leisure time in

A. reading a story book
B. telling stories
C. playing games
D. gossiping about friends
E. learning a new skill

29. Hard work is most often crowned with

A. success
B. jealousy
C. hatred
D. failure
E. favour

30. One of the child‟s responsibilities in the home is to

A. sweep the compound
B. provide his clothing
C. pay the school fees
D. pay the hospital fees
E. provide his food

31. Which of the following is not the reason for contributing money in the church?

A. provide school building
B. building of hospitals
C. paying the priest
D. making the elders rich
E. helping the poor and needy

32. The traditional saying that “one finger cannot pick a stone” means

A. it is easier for people to work together
B. a crab cannot give birth to a bird
C. patience is good but hard to practice
D. poor people have no friends
E. one should take care of the environment

33. Kente weaving is popular among the

A. Asante
B. Kwahu
C. Fante
D. Akwapim
E. Ewe

34. One of the rights of the child is the right

A. to work on his plot
B. to education
C. to sweeping the classroom
D. to attend school regularly
E. to obey school rules

35. Which of the following is not taught in religious youth organization?

A. serving God and nation
B. leading a disciplined life
C. loving one‟s neighbour as one‟s self
D. being law abiding
E. using violence to demand rights

36. Cleanliness is next to

A. obedience
B. service
C. godliness
D. neatness
E. faithfulness

37. “ Train the child the way he should go and when he grows he will …………………..”

A. be as wise as a serpent
B. not depart from it
C. fear the Lord
D. be a great person
E. be a dedicated citizen

38. To show regret for a behaviour means

A. faithfulness
B. obedience
C. repentance
D. sincerity
E. honesty

39. A courteous child ……………

A. does not speak to elders with hands in pocket
B. is the one who does not respect the teacher
C. always goes to school late
D. does not do his homework
E. is the one who does not obey his parents

40. The traditional healer does not normally charge high fees because

A. they are in the subsistence economy
B. they use cowries for diagnosis
C. local herbs and plants are used
D. it will weaken the power of the medicine
E. of the extended family relationship

SOLUTIONS
SECTION A
OBJECTIVE TEST
1. E. 6th day
2. C. joyful journey of Christ into Jerusalem
3. C. that God would not destroy the world with water again
4. E. the Supreme God
5. E. Maghrib
6. B. Zakat
7. A. there was prophecy about his future
8. A. offering Janazah
9. B. thank the gods for a successful year
10. E. everyone must be buried in his hometown
11. D. cleanse themselves from any curse
12. A. sharing in God‟s creation
13. E. it is the day of the earth goddess
14. B. Ramadan
15. D. endurance
16. B. pay for his fare to cross the river to the other world
17. B. obtain mercy
18. E. appreciate God‟s mercy
19. B. victory over the devil
20. D. guard against evil
21. B. ant
22. D. prepare for the future
23. A. throwing rubbish anyhow
24. C. truthfulness
25. C. it pays to be good and nice to people
26. D. responsible parenthood
27. C. learn to socialize
28. D. gossiping about friends
29. A. success
30. A. sweep the compound
31. D. making the elders rich
32. A. it is easier for people to work together
33. A. Asante
34. B. to education
35. E. using violence to demand rights
36. C. godliness
37. B. not depart from it
38. C. repentance
39. A. does not speak to elders with hands in pocket
40. D. it will weaken the power of the medicine

SECTION B
ESSAY
1 hour
Answer three questions only from this section, choosing one question from each part

Credit will be given for clarity of expression and orderly presentation of material

PART I
RELIGION
Answer one question only from this part

1.
(a) State five things created by God
(b) Explain the usefulness of any three of them to mankind.
2.
(a) Describe the early life of Prophet Mohammed
(b) Indicate three moral lessons that can be learnt from his life.
3.
(a) Describe the traditional festival celebrated in your community.
(b) List three reasons why the festival is celebrated.

PART II
MORAL LIFE
Answer one question only from this part

4.
(a) Mention three school rules and three regulations at home
(b) Why are rules and regulations important?
5.
Describe five ways that one can show good manners
6.
(a) State the stages one has to pass through to show repentance
(b) Why is repentance necessary?

PART III
SOCIAL LIFE
Answer one question only from this part.

7.
(a) Explain the nuclear family system
(b) State the obligations of each member of the family
8.
(a) What are Religious Youth Organisations?
(b) Mention any five functions of such youth organisations in your community