BECE Past Questions & Answers – 2014 (Religious & Moral Education-RME)

June 2014
Religious and Moral Education 1
Objective Test
45 minutes

1. God created the two great lights in the heavens in order to
A. show His mercy
B. separate night from day
C. give life to the earth
D. provide heat to the earth

2. The Eucharist, in Christian worship, refers to
A. prayer of thanksgiving
B. preaching of sermon
C. the Holy communion
D. payment of tithe

3. The most important Christian festival is the
A. Ascension
B. Easter
C. Lent
D. Pentecost

4. Sadiq in Islam means
A. courageous
B. righteous
C. truthful
D. patience

5. The Gye Nyame symbol of the Akans signifies that God is
A. all-powerful
B. all-serving
C. all-loving
D. all-merciful

6. The twelfth son of Jacob was
A. Benjamin
B. Daniel
C. Joseph
D. Simon

7. Moses led the Israelites through the wilderness for
A. forty years
B. forty months
C. fifty years
D. fifty months.

8. God created water bodies to provide humankind with
A. air
B. plants
C. salt
D. shelter

9. The prayer which is said in the early afternoon by Muslims is
A. fajr
B. Ishar
C. Magrib
D. Zuhr

10. The period of courtship in marriage is meant for
A. the couples to know each other
B. the payment of the knocking fee
C. convincing parents of both parties
D. the presentation of gifts to friends.

11. By creating Adam and Eve, God was establishing the institution of
A. brotherliness
B. friendship
C. marriage
D. Sabbath

12. Traditional worshippers remember their ancestors by
A. fasting and praying to them
B. offering them food and drinks
C. singing of songs and praises
D. calling their names always

13. Prayer enables the Muslim to
A. punish his / her enemies
B. become clean
C. go to heaven
D. receive gifts

14. Dirges as a traditional song is sung to
A. praise and hail chiefs
B. hoot at people with evil spirits
C. recreate and entertain people.
D. sympathize with bereaved families.

15. Creation according to the Bible was by means of
A. command
B. instruction
C. prayers
D. prophecy.

16. It is the responsibility of a Muslim to make a pilgrimage to Makkah at least
A. three times in a life time
B. twice in a life time
C. once in a life time
D. five times in a life time.

17. Exchange of rings in a Christian marriage signifies
A. faithfulness to God
B. blessing from God
C. faithfulness to one another.
D. love for the bride’s family.

18. In Islamic practice, Wudu is the
A. intention to say salat
B. preparation made after salat.
C. ritual washing before salat
D. ritual washing after salat.

19. Traditional funeral rites are meant to
A. raise money from donations
B. assist the dead to go to heaven
C. avoid future occurrence of such deaths
D. pay the last respect to the dead.

20. Which of the following is not an effect of bad environment practice?
A. Afforestation
B. Deforestation
C. Soil erosion
D. Global warming

21. A punishment that could be given for fighting in the classroom is
A. flogging
B. fine
C. imprisonment
D. remand

22. The main teaching of the Ten Commandments is
A. courtesy
B. love
C. kindness
D. patience

23. A person who is tolerant
A. respects the opinions of others
B. looks down upon other people
C. likes telling others what to do
D. thinks he/ she is better than others.

24. Which of the following is not an act of sexual immorality?
A. Prostitution
B. Rape
C. Premarital sex
D. Sexual abstinence

25. The wise saying ‘it is difficult to catch up with someone who has gone ahead of you’ tells us that
A. we need to be smart
B. time lost cannot be regained
C. all is well with people ahead
D. we must run in order to catch up

26. Repentance is relevant because it
A. separates us from enemies
B. brings us back to God
C. gives us energy to work
D. drives the devil away

27. Courtesy is a polite and acceptable way of
A. commitment
B. behaviour
C. obedience
D. tolerance

28. Which of the following does not constitute good manners?
A. Chuckling at prefects
B. Stitching torn dresses
C. Complying with dress codes
D. Running of errands

29. By respecting other people’s religion, we are
A. showing commitment to God
B. showing commitment to those religions.
C. practising religious obedience
D. showing religious tolerance.

30. Authority is instituted in the society to ensure
A. hard work
B. loyalty
C. peace
D. respect

31. A positive attitude towards work is
A. commitment
B. graciousness
C. intelligence
D. purity

32. School rules help pupils to
A. avoid being punished
B. worship God regularly
C. compete with one another
D. disobey school authorities.

33. Carrying out assigned duties is necessary because it
A. pleases God and humankind
B. attracts hatred from enemies
C. leads to pacification of the gods
D. leads to fulfillment of promises

34. Which of the following does not promote progress in the society?
A. Communal labour
B. Conflicts
C. Festival
D. Reconciliation

35. The most important requirement for a happy and prosperous life is
A. courage
B. hard work
C. loyalty
D. respect

36. In planning personal budget, it is necessary to ensure that
A. expenditure is more than income
B. income is more than expenditure
C. expenditure equals income
D. income is less than expenditure

37. One of the advantages the extended family has over the nuclear family is
A. persistent quarrelling in the family
B. over-reliance on a few rich people
C. having little privacy for its members
D. opportunity to associate with more people.

38. Leisure is best used to
A. perform house chores
B. attend church service
C. acquire new skills
D. attend extra classes

39. The presence of a shrine is a characteristic of
A. Christian neighbourhood
B. traditional neighbourhood
C. Islamic neighbourhood
D. religious neighbourhood

40. The Asafo Youth Movements do not promote
A. unity among its members
B. selflessness among its members
C. regular attendance at church service.
D. the spirit of law abiding among its members.


June 2014
Religious and Moral Education 1
Objective Test

1. B. separate night from day
2. C. the Holy communion
3. B. Easter
4. C. truthful
5. A. all-powerful
6. A. Benjamin
7. A. forty years
8. C. salt
9. D. Zuhr
10. A. the couples to know each other
11. C. marriage
12. B. offering them food and drinks
13. C. go to heaven
14. D. sympathize with bereaved families
15. A. command
16. C. once in a life time
17. C. faithfulness to one another
18. C. Ritual washing before salat
19. D. pay the last respect to the dead
20. A. Afforestation
21. A. flogging
22. B. love
23. A. respects the opinions of others
24. D. sexual abstinence
25. B. time lost cannot be regained
26. B. brings us back to God
27. B. behavior
28. A. chuckling at prefects
29. D. showing religious tolerance
30. C. peace
31. A. commitment
32. A. avoid being punished
33. A. pleases God and humankind
34. B. conflicts
35. B. hard work
36. B. income is more than expenditure
37. D. opportunity to associate with more people
38. C. acquire new skills
39. B. traditional neighbourhood
40. C. regular attendance at church