KCSE Past Papers 2014 HRE – Hindu Religious Education Paper 1 (413/1)

KCSE Past Papers HRE 2014

3.12.1 Hindu Religious Education Paper 1 (315/1)

1 (a) Name any five elements that make up the universe with reference to Giza 7:4. (5 marks)

(b) Explain ten ways of communicating with Paramatma in Sagun and Sakar form. (10 marks)

(c) Describe the role of Lord Shiva as the liberator. (5 marks)

2 (a) State five practices that Lord Mahavir observed during his life as an ascetic. (5 marks)

(b) Identify the role of Lord Vishnu in Kurma Avatar. (8 marks)

(c) Explain the contributions of Guru Gobind Singh to Sikhism. (7 marks)

3 (a) Identify five subjects whose knowledge is found in Atharva Veda. (5 marks)

(b) Give the contents of each of the Tripitika of Buddhism. (6 marks)

(c) Describe the events that led to the rescue of Sita by Lord Rama. (9 marks)

4 (a) Explain the teachings of Purva Mimansa which are applicable to the daily life of a Hindu. (7 marks)

(b) State five duties of a Sanyasi that contribute to the betterment of the society. (5 marks)

(c) Describe how the principle of Satya (truth) can help in curbing corruption in Kenya. (8 marks)

5 (a) Describe how the ritual of Pratikraman is performed by Jains. (8 marks)

(b) How can the following practices of eightfold path in Buddhism reduce human suffering?

(i) Samyak San/calp; (6 marks)

(ii) Samyak Vani. (6 marks)

6 (a) Identify the Panch Kosh of Sharir that leads to bliss. (5 marks)

(b) How does the practice of Yoga Asanas lead to physical well being? (10 marks)

(c) Explain Mirabai’s Atma Ni vedan Bhakti (total surrender) to Paramatma. (5 marks)

3.12.1 Hindu Religious Education Paper 2 (315/12

1 (a) Give reasons why Sanskars play an important role in the life of a Hindu.(7 marks)

(b) Describe the religious rituals of a Sikh Wedding ceremony (Anand Karaj).(7 marks)

(c) Explain the importance of the Jain Siddha C/ta/cra.(6 marks)

2 (a) Define the three types of Karma and give an example of each.(6 marks)

(b)Explain how the law of Karma can help a person living with HIV/AIDS to lead a positive life.(7 marks)

(c) Describe the importance of Artlw (livelihood) in Purushartha.(7 marks)

3 (a) Describe how the Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi festival in Kenya.(8 marks)

(b) How did the celebrations of Mu/was/tivaratri affect the life of Swami Dayanand?(6 marks)

(c) State the virtues developed by Jains during the Paryushan Parva.(6 marks)

4 (a) Describe the important places that Buddhists visit during the tirz/myatra of Buddha Gaya.(8 marks)

(b) Give reasons Why Sikhs visit Ammdpur.(6 marks)

(c) Explain the rituals performed by Hindus when visiting Kashi (Varanasi)(6 marks)

5 (a) State the means of propagation of Hindu Dhanna in modern times.(8 marks)

(b) Discuss the role of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in spreading Bhakti Yoga.(8 marks)

(C) Give four teachings of Vedas that promote the preservation of the environment.(4 marks)

6 (a) State eight common features of a Jain Derasar and a Hindu Mandir.(8 marks)

(b) Describe the role of music in Hindu Worship.(6 marks)

(c) Explain the Hindu views on pre-marital sex.(6 marks)


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