BIBLE KNOWLEDGE EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR
014 BIBLE KNOWLEDGE
(For Both School and Private Candidates)
This examination format is a revised version of the 2008 format issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
The format is based on the Bible Knowledge Syllabus of 2012. The improvements that have been made in this format include merging of the two papers to form a single paper which accommodates both the Old and the New Testaments.
This has been done to avoid asking similar questions in two different papers. In addition, the revised format emphasises on measuring the students’ competences especially in higher order thinking skills.
Despite the changes made in the format, there are no changes in the examination content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The Bible Knowledge examination will assess the extent to which candidates can:
2.1 demonstrate the acquired knowledge of Biblical stories, quotations, places, characters (persons) and occasion of the statements;
2.2 use the knowledge gained from the Bible to protect and preserve human dignity and environment; and
2.3 analyse biblical information and teachings to improve social, cultural, political, economic and technological life in Tanzania.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The Bible Knowledge examination will test the candidates’ ability to:
3.1 explain Biblical stories, quotations, places, characters (persons) and occasion of the statements and ability to bring some interpretation and comments;
3.2 apply Biblical instructions and teaching in protecting and preserving of human dignity and environment and improve social, cultural, political, economic and technological life in Tanzania; and
3.3 demonstrate knowledge and skills on how to live in peace with other people of different beliefs.
23 4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper of three (3) hours. The paper will comprise 13 questions in sections A, and C. Candidates will be required to answer a total of nine (9) questions which will weigh 100 marks.
<> Section A will comprise two (2) questions. Question 1 will consist of 20 multiple-choice items from all major topics in the Old Testament and the Acts of Apostles.
Each item will weigh one (1) mark, making a total of 20 marks. Question 2 will comprise five (5) matching items, each carrying one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks.
Candidates will be required to answer all the questions.
This section will carry a total of 25 marks.
<> Section B will consist of eight (8) short answer questions. Candidates will be required to answer two (2) compulsory questions from the Old Testament and the Acts of the Apostles and three (3) questions will be chosen from either the Gospel of Matthew or the Gospel of Luke.
Each question will carry nine (9) marks, making a total of 45 marks.
<> Section C will consist of three (3) essay questions from the Old Testament and the Acts of the Apostles.
Candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions. Each question will carry a total of 15 marks.
This section will carry a total of 30 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
5.1 Old Testament
5.1.2 The fall of man and its outcome
5.1.3 Life of Abraham
5.1.4 The sons of Isaac
5.1.5 The Hebrews in Egypt
5.1.6 Israelites’ journey through the desert
5.1.7 Israel under the leadership of Joshua
5.1.8 Israel under the leadership of Judges
5.2 New Testament: The Gospel of Matthew and Luke
5.2.1 General introduction: Jewish Institutions and Sects/Parties.
5.2.2 The beginning: Birth, childhood and preparation of Jesus’ 24 25 ministry.
5.2.3 Jesus’ public ministry in Galilee.
5.2.4 Jesus’ ministry from Galilee to Jerusalem.
5.2.5 Jesus in Jerusalem.
5.2.6 The death and resurrection of Jesus.
5.3 New Testament: The Acts of the Apostles
5.3.1 Introduction to the Book of Acts.
5.3.2 The Community in Jerusalem.
5.3.3 Witnessing in Jerusalem.
5.3.4 Witnessing in Judea and Samaria.
5.3.5 Paul’s Missionary Journeys.