TIME: 3 hours Friday 19th April, 2024 P.M


  1. This paper consists of sections A, B, and with a total of twelve (12 questions
  2. Answer all questions in section A, five (05) questions from section B and two (02) questions from section C
  3. Section A carries twenty five (25) marks, section B carries forty five (45) marks and section C carries thirty (30) marks
  4. Cellular phones and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination
  5. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet (s).


Answer all questions in this section

 1. For each of the items (i)- (x), choose the correct answer from the given alternatives and write its letter beside the corresponding item number in the booklet provided

(i)According to Exodus 3:13-13 God reveled his name YAHWEH to Moses what does the name YAHWEH imply?

  1. God is above all people
  2. God is good to the Jews
  3. God is the judge of all nations
  4. God is the Judge of sinners
  5. God is who he was

(ii) Who was succeeded by Joshua in leading the Israelites?

  1. Achan
  2. Culed
  3. Gideon
  4. Mose
  5. Rahab

(iii) What did the Israelites spiritual apostasy cycle comprise of during the period of Judges?

  1. Victory, punishment and repentance
  2. Sin, Punishment, repentance and deliverance
  3. Victory, deliverance and sin
  4. Deliverance, sin and punishment
  5. Salvation and

(iv) Which one of Lamech's sons had a skill of forging instruments of bronze and iron

  1. Jabal
  2. Jubal
  3. Tubal-Cain
  4. Tubal
  5. Abel

(v) Miriam and Aaron criticized their brother Moses which lesson do we learn about God from his reaction to Aaron and Miriam?

  1. God punishes evil regardless of who we
  2. God's punishment is to inflict pain on the evil
  3. God hate those who do evil
  4. God hate those who backbites only
  5. God is love

(vi) Japheth gave her only daughter as a burnt The lesson believers learn is

  1. Fulfill your promise
  2. Act and think
  3. Think before you think
  4. No not make hasty promises
  5. We must make vows

(vii) The Israel broke their covenant with God at Mount What does the renewal of that broken covenant signify?

  1. Cost is forgiving but revengeful
  2. God is honest and obedient
  3. God is obedient and forgiving
  4. God is forgiving and merciful
  5. God is good

(viii) The Lord's Passover had some strict rules and What was the reason for burning any meant that remained unbeaten?

  1. To conceal the departure plan
  2. To conceal the plagues
  3. To conceal the Passover
  4. To conceal the Angel of death

(ix) Who fought with Israel at Rephidim

  1. Amorites
  2. Amonites
  3. Jebusites
  4. Amelekites
  5. The Giants

(x) The tower of Babel was built in:-

  1. Caanan
  2. the valley of pishon
  3. the plain of shinar
  4. the plain of haran
  5. Ur of the chal deans

(xi) Are not all these who are speaking Galiteans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his native language? Acts 2:7-8. What was the outcome of Peter's speech?

  1. Three thousand souls were baptized
  2. Five thousand souls were baptized

(xii) Who is the author of the book of the Acts of the Apostles?

  1. St Peter and Paul
  2. Peter and the apostle
  3. The twelve Apostles
  4. Luke the Evangelist
  5. Paul

(xiii) The about the day of the Pentecost Acts 2:1:-

  1. Thomas was not there
  2. They were altogether in one place
  3. were scattered
  4. There were only Jews
  5. All twenty were present

(xiv) The center of the Jewish religious community found in different places by time of Jesus

  1. The church
  2. The Temple
  3. The Synagogue
  4. The church Temple
  5. Midrash

(xv) What was Jesus Last command? Acts 1:4

  1. To love one another
  2. Not depart from Jerusalem but to wait for the promise of the father
  3. To preach good news
  4. To baptized people
  5. To posses the body sprit

(xvi) How many missionaries did Paul makes a gentle apostle?

  1. Four missionary journeys
  2. Three missionary Journeys
  3. One missionary Journeys
  4. Two missionary Journeys
  5. Eight missionary Journeys

(xvii) The last plague inflicted up on the Egyptians war

  1. The death of all the first born of the Egyptians
  2. The influx of frogs
  3. The invasions of flies
  4. The changing of water into blood
  5. The killing of the livestock

(xviii) Who accompanied Paul on his first missionary Journey

  1. Manarm
  2. Peter
  3. Simeon
  4. Gideon
  5. Jaba

(xix) Sisera was put to death by:

  1. Jael
  2. Deborah
  3. Joshua
  4. Jabal

(xx) Gamaliel advised the council to release the apostles because Acts 5:38-40.

  1. He believe what the Apostles said
  2. If the matter was not of God it would fail
  3. He saw the miracles they had done
  4. He believes in

2. Match the meanings of the names in List A with the corresponding names of Jacob's Sons in List B by writing the latter of the corresponding name beside the item



i. Will praise the Lord

ii. I am Happy

iii. I am re-joined to my husband

iv. I have rested with my sister

v. God has Judged me

  1. Asher
  2. Dan
  3. God
  4. Judah
  5. Levi
  6. Naphtail
  7. Zebulum


 Answer five (5) questions from this section

3. In Genesis 13: 11-18, we read about the separation of lot from Abraham and the promises which God gave to

  1. Briefly explain the difference between a promise and a covenant
  2. What did God promise to give Abraham after lot had left?
  3. Why did lot choose the Jordan valley?

4. After the baptism of Jesus, the heavens opened and the voice comes from heaven "Thou art my beloved son; with thee I am well pleased"

  1. What was the importance of the gusted words to people of that time?
  2. What did the words from the heavenly voice confirm?
  3. Give a brief evaluation of the call and practice of Gospal ministers today basing on the heavenly

5. According to Mathew 21: 18-22 Jesus cursed the fig tree

  1. What does the strong of cursing the fig tree mean?
  2. What lesson did Jesus teach his disciples by cursing the fig tree
  3. What does the church today learn from the context of cursing the fig tree?

6. In Mathew 16: 24-28, Jesus talhed about the cost of being a disciple, asking his disciples what they would benefits if they got everything on earth and lose their soul

  1. What was the costs given by Jesus mentioned in this section
  2. Which of the costs given by Jesus seemed to bring conflict among people at that time?
  3. Are the disciples (preachers) today really paying these costs? Elaborate your answer

7. The Pharisees added many rules to the Law of However, they insisted more on the law about how people should behave in their community.

  1. Briefly explain who the Pharisees were
  2. Mention three Laws which insisted how the people should behave in their
  3. Identify one belief and teaching of the Pharisees which is similar to the belief and teaching of the church

8. Luke 13:20-21 is about Jesus parable of the leaven or yeast.

  1. Summarize the parable in your own words
  2. What does this parable represent? Give one point
  3. What is the implication to the church today?

9. In the gospels women are regarded as the first witnesses of Jesus' resurrection (Luke 23 and 24)

  1. Cite one incident which Justifies that women were the first witnesses of Jesus' resurrection
  2. What lesson did God intend to teach the Jews regarding the position of women in the society?
  3. What would you recommend to the society today in regard to the position of women?

10. Let another take his position of over seer (Acts 1-20) with reference to the

  1. Identify the person who was in the position stated, the mistake he did and the reason for is position to be taken by another person
  2. How was the person replaced?
  3. Suggest the procedure to be followed in order to get the right person for church

11. In exodus 2:11-15, Moses interred to protect the lives of the Hebrew slaves though he lived in the palace of Giving four points assess the participation of the church in protecting the less privileged.

12. The books of Genesis have two stories about the process of creation which are similar in some aspects but different in others from the information you have read in both stories of describe the four teachings which the Christian of today can








  1. This paper consists of section A, B and C with total of thirteen (13) questions.
  2. Answer all question in section A, five (5) questions in section B, and two (2) questions in section C
  3. Section A carries twenty five (25) marks, section B carries forty five (45) marks and section C carries thirty (30) marks
  4. All communication devices, Bibles and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.
  5. Write your Examination Number in every page of your answer booklet (s)


Answer all questions in this section

1. For each of the following items (i) –(xx) choose the correct answer from among the alternatives and write its letter in the answer sheet provided.

i. John is a student of Matogoro Secondary School. He happens to love school but schooling does not love him. He always quarrels with his class teachers to extent of being rude to his teachers. With reference to Exodus 20:12 and Deuteronomy 5:16, what commandment of the Decalogue did John break?

  1. Observe the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
  2. Honour your father and your mother.
  3. Respect for elder teachers and supervisors.
  4. Honour, affection and gratitude of Parents.
  5. Submission to civil authorities and leaders.

ii. The sons of Adam are:

  1. Cain, Abel and Seth
  2. Shem, Cain and Seth
  3. Shem, Ham and Abel
  4. Shem, Seth and Cush
  5. Ham, Shem and Canaan

iii. Genesis 39:5 highlights the story of Joseph that the Lord was with him. While in the house of the Egyptian master, Joseph was attracted to the Egyptian wife and she became source of constant temptation for him. The wife invaded Joseph for sexual relation. As a young boy or girl how would you help Potiphar’s wife to avoid committing adultery?

  1. I would tell her to pray and fast constantly but also control her desire
  2. I would advise her to chase Joseph out of her house
  3. I would report the issue to the chief guard
  4. I would tell the wife to stop unnecessary sexual relation
  5. I would tell her to kill Joseph and run away

iv. “Moses… Moses…”put of your shoes from your feet for the place on which you are standing is holy ground”. This quotation was taken from the book of:

  1. Genesis
  2. Exodus
  3. Leviticus
  4. Deuteronomy
  5. Numbers

v. On the day of the replacement of Judas Iscariot two people were appointed. Who were they?

  1. Barsabbas and Mathew
  2. Barnabas and Mathias
  3. Barsabbas and Mathias
  4. Barsabbas and Barnabas
  5. Barnabas and Mathew

vi. Where was Joshua the son of Nun buried after he died at the age of 110 year?

  1. Timnath-serah
  2. At Goshen
  3. At Ur of Chaldeans
  4. At Moab
  5. At Sinai

vii. Deuteronomy 34 records Moses death in the land of moab and describes Moses as a great prophet than ever to arise. What id that Moses so special and distinct from other prophets?

  1. He was so faithful and obeyed everything that God commanded him to do
  2. He performed many signs and wonders
  3. He knew and spoke to the Lord face to face
  4. He liberated God’s people from Egyptian slavery
  5. He appointed his successor before he died

viii. The following were among the plagues sent by God to the Egyptians during the struggle of Israelite’s liberation except (Ex 7:17;11:10)

  1. Frogs
  2. Livestock disease
  3. Hail
  4. Gnats
  5. Serpents

ix. What kind of people did Paul debate with in Athens (Acts 17:18)

  1. The members of the council and the Hellenists
  2. The Epiculeans and Stoics
  3. The Stoics and the Hellenists
  4. The Epiculeans and Hellenists
  5. The magicians called Paul Magus and Bar-Jesus

x. While Peter and John were in Samaria, they encountered Simon the Magician who wanted to offer the Apostles money in exchange with the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-25). What does the magician’s demand teach you as the member of the Church?

  1. God’s power can be bought with money
  2. The way to receive God’s power is to turn away from sin
  3. God’s power can be conferred upon a person by a strong believer
  4. Money can bring about spiritual greatness
  5. The more money one gives to the church, the more one receives God’s power

xi. “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:38). How did the audience respond to this message of Peter on the Pentecost day?

  1. They were forced to repent and be baptized
  2. They ran away from Jerusalem
  3. They stoned him and all the believers
  4. They rejected Peter’s message and abused him
  5. They repented and were baptized

xii. In one occasion, Paul visited Lystra and Derbe in Lycaonia (Acts 14:6-8). While in the cities, the people thought that their pagan gods have come to visit them. How did they call Paul:-

  1. Hermes
  2. Apollo
  3. Zeus
  4. Demetrius
  5. Agabus

xiii. The sin of Adam and Eve was the sin of disobedience and rejection of God’s love by their defiantly eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As a consequence, what did they lose in real sense?

  1. They lost the tree of life and immortality
  2. They lost the tree of life and salvation
  3. They lost the garden of Eden and Paradise
  4. They lost the tree of life and evil
  5. They lost the tree of cherubim and paradise

xiv. Jephthah vowed that if he defeated the Ammonites, he would……(Judg 11:30-31)

  1. Sacrifice his daughter as a burnt offering
  2. Offer the first thing which came to meet him out of the house to the Lord
  3. Slay all the Ammonites
  4. Offer seven Sheep
  5. Destroy the altars of Baal

xv. “I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I havr; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk”Acts 3:6, who said this and whom?

  1. Peter to the Lame man
  2. Elymas (Bar-Jesus) to Paul
  3. Barnas to Simon Magus
  4. James to the beggar
  5. John to the Lame man

xvi. _______ was the first Christian martyr:-

  1. James
  2. Philip
  3. Peter
  4. Stephen
  5. Timothy

xvii. Which description shows the reasons for God to commend the life of baby Moses in the hands of the daughter of Pharaoh?

  1. Pharaoh’s daughter was afraid of people who were around and so she sved him
  2. Pharaoh’s daughter had pity for the baby and God used her to rescue the baby
  3. Pharaoh’s daughter had no children and God wanted her to have her own
  4. Pharaoh’s daughter was courageous to act contrary to her father who killed babies
  5. Pharaoh’s daughter was expert to swim and save the baby from being drowned into water

xviii. According to Exodus, which plague made Pharaoh to let the people of Israel go forth from Egypt?

  1. The eighth Plague
  2. The Tenth Plague
  3. The first Plague
  4. The ninth Plague
  5. The sixth Plague

xix. Caleb said, “He who attacks Kiriath-sepher and takes it, I will give him my daughter as a wife” (Judges 1:2). The daughter was called:-

  1. Deborah
  2. Rahab
  3. Achsah
  4. Delilah
  5. Sarah

xx. According to Paul’s speech to the church elders at Ephesus (Acts 20:33-35). What notable thing can you recommend from his life and ministry to inspire Tanzania in implementing the motto “Hapa Kazi Tu”

  1. Paul was devoted in preaching the Gospel with all efforts
  2. Paul worked with his own hands to support his life, ministry and the needy
  3. Paul relied on the churches to support his life and ministry and the needy
  4. Paul acquired many companions so as to support his life,ministry and the needy
  5. Paul reminded the believers it is blessing to give than to receive.

2. Match the names in List A with their corresponding meanings in List B by writing the letter of the correct meaning in the answer booklet (s) provided.



  1. Beersheba
  2. Bochim
  3. Ex-Nihilo
  4. El-roi
  5. Nazarite
  1. The well of the Oath
  2. The house of God
  3. From nothingness
  4. God of seeing
  5. One conscrated
  6. Weepers
  7. Did I not deliver you
  8. The city of Arba


Answer five (5) questions from this section

Including question number three and four which are compulsory

3. Acts 6:1-8:1, speaks of the election of deacons among the disciples after lament came from non-Jewish women.

  1. What qualities set to be chosen Deacon?
  2. Mention the names of the seven Deacons
  3. What were the reasons for the death of Stephen?

4. Genesis 3 narrates the story of fall of man

  1. Show how sin entered into the world. (Give 3 points)
  2. What were the punishments given to Man. ( Give 3 points)
  3. Mention 3 consequences of Adam and Eve sin for themselves and for humanity

5. Luke 9:28 narrates about the transfiguration of Jesus on the Mountain.

  1. Who were the disciples who witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus in the Mountain?
  2. What are the significances of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ to Christian life today? ( Give 3 points)
  3. Give three events that accompanied the transfiguration of Jesus Christ.

6. Jesus had positive attitude towards Samaritans as opposed to Jewish attitude towards them.

  1. Who were Samaritans
  2. Explain the attitude of Jesus towards Samaritans
  3. Brief explain the attitude of Jews towards Samaritans.

7. According to the Acts 4:32-5:11, the community of the believers lived in one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common:-

  1. Give three importance of sharing goods
  2. What are the advantages of communal life (Give 3 points)
  3. What are the disadvantages of communal Life (Give 3 points)

8. (a) According to Luke 21:11 nature will show at least five signs of Christ’s coming. Give three of these signs.

(b) What were the last words of Jesus spoke? (Lk 23:46)

(c) Give the three names of the women who saw the Angels at the tomb of Jesus. (Lk 24:10)

9. Describe the following sects:-

  1. Pharisees
  2. Sadducees
  3. Temple

10. Account for Paul’s first missionary Journey.


Answer two (2) questions from this section

11. The book of Judges shows the Judges had both authorities, civil authority and charismatic/religious authority, and they led people into good condition of life. Explain on how the Government and the Church can corporate to bring development to their people in the country.

12. In the book of Acts, several persecutions of the first church are narrated. Show how the present church is being persecuted to silence the Gospel of Jesus to be proclaimed to the world.

13. The most popular motto in present days is “KAZI IENDELEE” as it has been reflected by Paul’s speech when he was in Ephesus (Acts 20: 33-35). Explain the importance of work in today’s generation.






Time: 3 Hours Tuesday 11, August 2020 am 


  1. This paper consists of sections A, B, and C.
  2. Answer ALL questions
  3. All answers must be written in the answer sheets
  4. All writings must be in blue or black ink
  5. All communication devices, Bible and any other unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.
  6. Write your examination number on every page of your answer sheet/booklet(s)


1. For each of the following items (i)-(xx) choose the most correct answer and write it in the box provided

i. Covenant according to the Bible means?_____

  1. Agreement between two parties
  2. Agreement between four parties
  3. Agreement between any parties

ii. What could be the sign of the covenant between God and Noah?______

  1. Rainbow in the clouds
  2. Rainbow on the walls
  3. Rainbow in the everywhere

iii. What was the age of Abraham when Isaac was born?_____

  1. 75 years old 
  2. 100 years old 
  3. 70 years old

iv. The burning bush stands as a sign of the call of ?_______

  1. Moses and Aaron 
  2. Moses 
  3. Moses and Joshua

v. How many plagues God used to punish the Egyptians to let the Israelites free?_____

  1. One hundred plagues 
  2. Ten plagues 
  3. Seven plagues

vi. The person who changed his mind and pursued the people of Israel after letting free to go and worship their God in the desert is?____

  1. Zipporah, her father and children
  2. Moses and Aaron
  3. Pharaoh and his army

vii. Parents whose children were Moses and Aaron are?__________

  1. Amram and Zipporah
  2. Amram and Rachel
  3. Amram and Jechobed

viii. How many were children of Jacob or Israel?______________

  1. Eleven sons and one daughter
  2. Eleven sons and two daughters
  3. Twelve sons and one daughter

ix. Which son of Jacob was sold to the Ishmaelite traders by his brothers?______

  1. Judas 
  2. Benjamin 
  3. Joseph

x. At what age was Joseph sold by his brothers to the Ishmaelite Traders?__

  1. Before he was seventeen years old 
  2. After seventeen years old
  3. Seventeen years old

xi. Who was the author of the book of Acts of Apostles?___________

  1. Luke 
  2. Theophilus 
  3. Paul

xii. Who was the recipient of the book of Acts of the Apostles?____

  1. Theophilus 
  2. Theodus 
  3. Luke

xiii. What is the main theme of the book of Acts of Apostles?_______

  1. The triumphant spread of the gospel by the power of the holy spirit
  2. The persecutions of the disciples of Jesus Christ
  3. The missionary journeys of Peter and Paul

xiv. For how long did Jesus Christ appear to his disciples’ after his resurrection?_____

  1. Forty days
  2. For four weeks
  3. For forty-four days

xv. When Jesus finished giving instructions to his disciples he ascended to go?___

  1. Up heaven he is sitting at the light hand of God
  2. Up in the sky and he went to mount Sinai
  3. He just disappeared

xvi. Who was the Apostle of Jesus Christ who betrayed him?______

  1. Simon peter 
  2. Judas Iscariot 
  3. John the beloved apostles

xvii. Who was the person chosen by the Disciples to replace the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ?_____

  1. Yusto 
  2. Mathias 
  3. Stephan

xviii. How many were the disciples of Jesus Christ including the Apostles after his ascension who made the early Christian community in Jerusalem?_______

  1. One hundred and twenty disciples
  2. One hundred only
  3. One hundred and two

xix. What happened to the disciples of Jesus Christ at the Pentecostal day that all were able to speak different languages to make Egyptians, Romans, Asians and all others who listened to them to hear what they were saying about Jesus Christ?________

  1. They were filled by the Holy spirit
  2. They were drunk of wine
  3. They were people who knew many languages

xx. Which Apostle stood to explain to the audience that the disciples were not drunk but they were speaking in different languages enabled by the Holy Spirit?____

  1. Peter 
  2. John 
  3. Judas

2. Match the items in List A with the correct responses in List B by writing the LETTER of the correct answer in list B beside the items number in list A.



i. The parents of Cain and Abel

ii. The son of Adam and Eve who killed his brother

iii. The person who led the Israelites to enter the promised land of Canaan

iv. The people who were one of them risen from the dead and the other healed by Peter the Apostles

v. There was a Lamman who was healed by the two Apostles, the Apostles names were.....

  1.  Jechobed and Amram
  2. Nadabu and Abihu
  3. Adam and Eve
  4. Cain
  5. Jethro
  6. Joshua
  7. Tabitha and Aeneas
  8. Gershom and Eliezer
  9. Peter and John
  10. Moses and Aaron


Answer five questions from this section, question 3 and 4 are compulsory. One question is from the Old Testament and the other question is from the book of Acts of Apostles.

3. There were people who sent by God to the king of Egypt (pharaoh) to ask the king to let free the Israelites and how many plagues were brought by God to punish the Egyptians when they refused to let them free.

a) Mention the names of the people sent by God to pharaoh

b) Mention and explain shortly how were the plagues

4. Acts 2:14-40 narrates about the day of Pentecost. With reference to the narration;

  • Who gave an anointed sermon that on day? (03 marks)
  • What did people respond to Peter’s sermon? (03 marks)
  • How many people accepted Peter’s message and were baptized on this day? (03 marks)

Using the information, you have studied either from the book of Mathew or Luke answer the following questions.

5. By the time when Moses and Jesus were born there were the kings, in fear of their power to be lost they opted to protect their powers against the Israel Children.___

a) Just Mention the names of the king

b) What did they do to children Israel and why?

6. Define the following terms:-

a) Temple b) Synagogue c) Church

7. Explain the following terms:-

a) Pharisees b) Sadducees c) Scribes

8. What are the similarities and differences of the scribes and Tanzanian lawyers?

9. The Pharisees and Sadducees differed from each other with many beliefs and stands. What did each group teach about angels, eternal life and about old testament books? Which group do you think were right. Why do you think so?

10. “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” (Matthew4:1)

What are the three temptations Jesus got? (03 marks)

What did Jesus use to withstand the temptations? (03 marks)

What can we learn from Jesus when we encounter temptations today? (03 marks)


In this section answer only two questions.

11. One of the Ten Commandments can make Tanzanian not to get HIV/AIDS?

a) Mention the commandment and explain how it can help today._____

b) It is said the number of who today get HIV/AIDS is increasing instead of decreasing which are the things missing in the campaigns of stopping the spread of the disease especially to the young people and low educated villagers?

12. If the number of the people who get HIV/AIDS is increasing what could you do if you were made the government minister of the ministry of Health especially about (HIV/AIDS) to young people and the low educated villagers._________

13. Like other countries, Tanzania is a victim of corona virus pandemic, and some people have been suffering from it. Proposing the ways that can make Tanzanians not to get corona?____

a) Can you propose four ways

b) What are you going to do with those who do not follow the safeguarding ways?



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