WAEC Christian Religious Studies Questions 2023 (Objective & Theory)- West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and Jamb entry examination in West Africa countries. … In a year, over three million candidates registered for the exams coordinated by WAEC.
There will be two papers, Papers 1and 2, both of which will be a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.
Will consist of fifty multiple choice objective questions all of which must be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.
Will consist of nine essay-type questions. Candidates will be required to answer four questions within 2 hours for 60 marks.
The questions will be arranged in sections as follows:
Section A: Themes from the Old Testament – four questions.
Section B: Themes from the Synoptic Gospels – three questions.
Section C: Themes from the Acts of the Apostles, James and I Peter – two questions.
Candidates will be required to answer four questions in all, choosing at least one question from each section and the fourth question from either Section A or Section B.
The Revised Standard Version of the Bible will be used in setting of questions.
Paper 1 (OBJECTIVES)
1. The wives of David who were taken captives by the Amalekites were ____
A. Adnah and Ahiah
B. Ahinoam and Abigail
C. Abijah and Abiasaph
D. Adaiah and Adalia.
2. Where were Achan and all the members of his family stoned and burned to death because he stole the devoted things of God? They were killed at the valley of _______
A. Hebron B. Achor C. Jordan D. Jezreel.
5. When Nehemiah heard that the walls of Jerusalem have been broken down and the gates destroyed by fire, what did he do?
A. wept and mourned for many days
B. continued fasting and praying before God
C. confessed the sins of the people of Israel
D. blamed the people of Israel for forsaking God.
6. The lions in the den did not hurt Daniel because _______
A. God shut the mouths of the lions
B. Daniel was the servant of the living God
C. God found Daniel blameless before him
D. God sent his angels to protect Daniel.
7. Why did Isaiah in his vision describe the Israelites as the rebellious children of God?
A. Israel was a sinful nation
B. Israel worshipped other gods
C. they were offspring of evildoers
D. they were people laden with iniquity.
8. Jesus condemned the tradition of “Corban” because it _____
A. was a term of abuse in Israel
B. meant that one should not swear
C. contradicted one’s obligation to parents
D. they were people laden with iniquity.
9. In the Sermon on the Mount, who did Jesus say will inherit the earth? He meant the ______
D. pure in heart.
10. “Go for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and Kings and sons of Israel.” These were the words of God to _______
A. Hannah B. Ananias C. Barnabas D. Paul.
11. What reward will those who forgave men who sin against them receive from God?
A. they will receive a crown of life
B. God will forgive them of their sins
C. they will enter into God’s Kingdom
D. Christ will also forgive them.
12. According to Luke, Jesus sent the seventy others on missions as _____
A. labourers and reapers
B. lambs in the midst of wolves
C. preachers of the kingdom of God
D. messengers in the vineyard.
13. “Master, it is well that we are here, let us make three booths, one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” According to Luke, Peter made this statement because _______
A. the place was good for habitation
B. they have no home to live in
C. the son of man had no home of his own
D. they were exceedingly afraid.
14. Who did King Nebuchadnezzar make king in his stead in Jerusalem?
A. Jehoachim B. Mattaniah C. Zedekiah D. Jeremiah
15. Who among the Kings of Israel invented the instrument of music? He was _______
A. Saul B. David C. Solomon D. Jeroboam
16. Who accused the four Jewish youths maliciously before the king of not worshipping the golden image in Babylon? They were accused by the ____
A. Chief eunuch B. King’s guard C. Chaldeans D. Chief Servant
17. “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak for I am only a youth.” The statement was made by prophet _______
A. Amos B. Isaiah C. Ezekiel D. Jeremiah.
Paper 2 (THEORY)
1. Genesis 1:1-31
(a) Narrate the dreams of Pharaoh
(b) In what three ways did the interpretation of the dreams affect Joseph and his people?
2. Judges 4: 1-24
(a) Highlight the role of Deborah as a judge in Israel.
(b) What three lessons can women learn from her as a leader?
3. 1Kings 16:29 – 33,18:1-19
(a) Give an account of the meeting between Elijah and Obadiah.
(b) What two lessons can be learned from the encounter?
ANS: Points include (i) The introduction of Baal worship in Israel by Jezebel Ahab’s wife.
(ii) This brought famine to Israel for three and half years.
(iii) Obadiah’s the man in charge of Ahab’s household fed one hundred prophets of God.
(iv) While Obadiah was searching for water, he met Elijah.
(v) He asked Obadiah to report his presence to the king.
THEMES FROM THE FOUR GOSPELS AND THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
5. 1st Peter 5:5-11
(a) Highlight Peter’s teaching on Humility.
(b) Identify any three qualities of a humble person.
6. Matthew 4: 1 -11
(a) Give the account of the temptation of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel.
(b)State three points of significance in this story.
7. Mark 11: 1-14; 21: 1-12; Luke 19: 29-44
(a) Narrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
(b) What two lessons can be derived from the actions of the people in this episode?
(a) Indicate Bethphage, Bethany and the mount of Olives. Some of them named other animals such as donkey, horse, cow. The request by the Pharisees for Jesus to stop his disciples from praising him was omitted also.
(b) part of the question was not adequately handled as they failed to mention that;
– God demands total obedience;
– Honour should be given to whom honour is due;
– One’s destiny must be accomplished;
– Conspiracy and evil plans can never succeed.
THEMES FROM THE SELECTED EPISTLES
8. Galatians 3: 23 – 2 (l, 4: 1-7)
(a)With reference to the book of Galatians, state any six factors that make unbelievers become children of God.
(b)In what three ways can Christians retain their status as children of God?
9. Romans 12:3-8
(a) What was Paul’s counsel concerning the use of spiritual gifts in the Church?
(b) List three ways in which spiritual gifts are misused today.
10. 2Cor 9:1-15
(a) Highlight the teaching of Paul on Christian giving as contained in Corinthians.
(b) In what two ways can people benefit from giving?
ANS: Some vital points are:
(i) The gifts sent to Paul were fragrant offerings, a sacrifice pleasing and acceptable to God.
(ii) That God would provide for their needs according to His riches and glory.
(iii) He was proud and boasted of the gifts to the Macedonians.
(iv) Paul said he who sows sparingly will reap sparingly and vice versa.
11. 2Thess. 3:6-15
(a) Give Paul’s teaching on “dignity of labour” in Thessalonians.
(b) What four lessons can be derived from this teaching?
12. James 2:14-26
(a) Highlight James’ teaching on faith and works.
(b) What two lessons can Christians learn from this teaching?
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