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BECE 2000 RME Objectives

1. Christians, Muslims and Traditional worshippers believe that the world was created by 
A. man 
B. an angel 
C. the Holy Spirit 
D. God 
E. a prophet

2. Which religion believes that God moved away from the earth because of the activities of humankind? 
A. Christianity 
B. Islam 
C. Traditional 
D. Hinduism 
E. Buddhism

3. Which of the following attributes of God shows that He has the whole world in His hands 
A. Omnipotence 
B. Omnipresence 
C. Faithfulness 
D. Kindness 
E. Love

4. The third Islamic daily prayer is 
A. Asr 
B. Zuhr 
C. Fajr 
D. Maghrib 
E. Ishai

5. Satan (Iblis) was cursed by Allah after the creation of man because he 
A. was made from fire 
B. was the leader of the angels 
C. refused to bow down before Adam 
D. influenced Adam and Hawa to fall 
E. was superior to all created things

6. To become a Christian, one must first 
A. say the Lord’s Prayer 
B. recite the Apostle’s creed 
C. be confirmed 
D. be baptized 
E. marry the Christian way

7. The revelation of the entire Qu’ran took 
A. 23 years 
B. 24 years 
C. 25 years 
D. 26 years 
E. 27 years

8. One of the religious values in celebrating traditional festivals is to 
A. acknowledge the presence of the gods 
B. bring the citizens together 
C. raise funds to develop the community 
D. contract marriages 
E. settle family disputes

9. The pillar of faith in Islam which expresses charity is 
A. salat 
B. sawm 
C. zakat 
D. kalimat 
E. hajj

10. Muslims pray five times daily in order to 
A. be known in their community 
B. avoid evil and bad actions 
C. dominate world affairs 
D. be role models in society 
E. be nice to other members in the society

11. The importance of naming ceremony is to 
A. announce that a woman has delivered 
B. make known to the society the additional mouth to be fed 
C. ask for future suitors for the child 
D. give the child an identity 
E. solicit help for the mother

12. Which of the following is not a patriarch? 
A. Abraham 
B. Isaac 
C. Jacob 
D. Noah 
E. Joseph

13. The festival celebrated by Christians in memory of the resurrection of Jesus is called 
A. Christmas 
B. Easter 
C. Pentecost 
D. Passover 
E. Ash Wednesday

14. Which of these commandments carried with it a promise 
A. Refraining from murder 
B. Not committing adultery
C. Loving one’s neighbour 
D. Not bearing false witness 
E. Honouring one’s parents

15. A religious leader in Islam is called 
A. Khalifah 
B. Imam 
C. Alhaji 
D. Mallam 
E. Sheikh

16. Which of the following rites is performed to usher the individual into adulthood? 
A. Baptism 
B. Puberty 
C. Naming 
D. Marriage 
E. Installation

17. The blind man Jesus healed was called 
A. Bartholomew 
B. Barabbas 
C. Bartimaeus 
D. Nicodemus 
E. Lazarus

18. The system by which a drink is poured to the gods and the Supreme Being is known as 
A. sacrifice 
B. thanksgiving 
C. worship 
D. libation 
E. protection

19. Uthman B. Affan standardized the Qur’an in order to
A. bring it into one volume 
B. avoid the omission of some verses 
C. give the Qur’an the same reading 
D. stop the fighting among Muslims 
E. encourage Muslims to love one another

20. The first book in the Bible is called 
A. Genesis 
B. Deuteronomy 
C. Exodus 
D. Revelation 
E. Jude

21. The payment of school fees and other bills is mainly the responsibility of the 
A. grandfather 
B. mother 
C. uncle 
D. aunt 
E. father

22. One of the advantages of the extended family system is that 
A. the uncle inherits the father’s property 
B. the children are cared for by members of the family 
C. the old people are sent to old people’s homes 
D. girls become maidservants of their aunties 
E. boys are sent out to work on family lands

23. The importance of washing the hands before eating is to 
A. show others that one is learned 
B. show that one is clean and neat 
C. avoid getting germs into the food 
D. teach others about food hygiene 
E. whet one‟s appetite before eating

24. You should not talk when eating because you 
A. may get choked by the food 
B. will expose the food in your mouth 
C. will make unusual noise 
D. may lose your mother 
E. will become dumb later

25. When greeting a chief, a man is expected to 
A. remove his sandals and lower his cloth 
B. put his hands on his head 
C. raise both hands as he walks towards the chief 
D. raise his hands and bow down 
E. stretch both arms towards the chief

26. Which of the following shows that one is improperly dressed 
A. Tucking in the shirt 
B. Wearing the belt at the proper place 
C. The underwear being longer than the dress 
D. Combing the hair neatly 
E. Polishing the shoes everyday

27. Human rights include all the following except 
A. the right to live 
B. freedom of association 
C. freedom of worship 
D. administering instant justice 
E. the right to vote

28. Rules and regulations in schools are there to ensure 
A. that children attend school regularly 
B. good behaviour from children 
C. proper maintenance of school property 
D. that children do their assignments regularly 
E. that children should be punished

29. One of the important aims of a youth organization is to 
A. bring unity among the youth 
B. learn dancing and merry-making 
C. oppose the views of the elderly 
D. let the youth be on their own and look for jobs 
E. run away from parental control

30. One way of helping to protect the environment from degradation is to 
A. rear more animals 
B. encourage small-scale mining 
C. cover the earth’s surface with sand 
D. plant more trees 
E. grow more food crops

31. A child is said to be courteous when he 
A. converses with adults 
B. gives gifts to friends 
C. is admired by his age group 
D. dresses well to school 
E. gives a helping hand to the elderly

32. Which of the following behaviours can best be described as comportment 
A. Respect for oneself 
B. Control of one’s temper 
C. Apologising for mistakes done 
D. Respect for one’s father 
E. Love for one’s enemy

33. The best way to live in peace in a community is to 
A. understand and co-operate with others 
B. disagree with your enemies 
C. to be afraid of those in authority 
D. enter into conflict with your neighbours 
E. sit on the fence always

34. Conflicts in our society can best be resolved by 
A. being obedient to truants 
B. obeying the scriptures 
C. being authoritative and proud 
D. tolerating and forgiving others 
E. being forgiving and aggressive.

35. Love for our community should be part of our training so that we can 
A. work harder for its good 
B. become democratic 
C. develop good skills in it 
D. build good and happy homes 
E. build better schools

36. To be patriotic means 
A. going to school regularly 
B. practising personal hygiene 
C. defending the nation at all times 
D. engaging in sporting activities 
E. participating in cultural activities

37. It is our moral responsibility to prevent the spread of cholera by 
A. eating a balanced diet 
B. attending hospital regularly 
C. taking good care of our wounds 
D. immunizing against the six killer diseases 
E. keeping the surroundings clean

38. We show good manners when we 
A. give instant justice to a thief 
B. talk to people with both hands 
C. smile to people 
D. wink our eyes at people 
E. eat very fast at table when late

39. People are committed to each other in friendship when they 
A. perform the same type of duty 
B. are loyal to each other 
C. fail to protect each others’ interest 
D. attend the same school together 
E. attend social gatherings together

40. Giving out money or gifts to somebody to seek a favour shows that one is 
A. unpatriotic 
B. corrupt 
C. deceitful 
D. unfaithful 
E. insincere

BECE 2003 RME Objectives

1. God created the sky on the 
A. first day 
B. second day 
C. third day 
D. fourth day

2. The saying “service to mankind is service to God” relates to which teaching of Jesus? 
A. Loving God and neighbour as yourself 
B. Giving service to people outside your family 
C. God must be served by all humankind 
D. The son of man came to serve humankind

3. A teaching common to both Christianity and Islam on salvation is that, salvation is 
A. a gift of God for all people 
B. the result of our good deeds 
C. for those who would go to heaven 
D. for those who would observe the ten commandments

4. Whose preaching ministry urged the Jews to bear fruits that befit repentance? 
A. Jesus Christ 
B. Paul 
C. Peter 
D. John the Baptist

5. The Caliph Abu Bakr was referred to as Siddiq by Muhammad due to his 
A. courage 
B. tolerance 
C. truthfulness 
D. generosity

6. All those who took custody of Prophet Muhammad were happy with him because he 
A. had a unique character 
B. was a hardworking young man 
C. was an orphan at a tender age 
D. was prayerful

7. In the traditional society, rites of passage involve a 
A. transition from death to become an ancestor 
B. life cycle from one stage to another 
C. transition from death to reincarnation 
D. period of death and resurrection

8. Which of the following best sums up the Ten Commandments? 
A. Respect 
B. Hospitality 
C. Sincerity 
D. Love

9. God made a covenant with 
A. Isaac 
B. Abraham 
C. Jacob 
D. Joshua

10. Like the Jews, the Muslims also believe they are descendants of 
A. Abraham 
B. Isaac 
C. Moses 
D. Jacob

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

12. The importance of fasting in Islam is to 
A. honour the poor and needy 
B. guard against evil 
C. keep the body fit 
D. store food for future use

13. Which of the following persons knew God “face to face”? 
A. Abraham 
B. Isaac 
C. Jacob 
D. Moses

14. The Hadith of the Muslims signifies the 
A. revelations of the “Junnah” 
B. revelations of Abu Bakr 
C. sayings of the Holy Prophet 
D. writings of the Holy Prophet

15. Which of the following serve as intermediary to God during traditional prayers? 
A. Lesser gods 
B. Diviners 
C. Dwarfs 
D. Herbalists

16. The main reason for the celebration of festivals is to 
A. entertain people 
B. install a new chief 
C. thank the gods for a successful year 
D. bring wrongdoers in the community to book

17. The rite of going round the Ka’aba seven times during the Hajj signifies 
A. honesty 
B. bravery 
C. endurance 
D. obedience

18. Traditional believers wear charms and talismans 
A. to look attractive 
B. for special protection 
C. to be able to fight in the market 
D. for longer life

19. Fishermen all over the country do not go to sea on 
A. Tuesdays 
B. Fridays 
C. Saturdays 
D. Sundays

20. To the traditional believer the next in importance to the Supreme Being are the 
A. lesser gods 
B. earth goddess 
C. ancestral spirits 
D. spirits in plants and animals

21. The purpose of school rules and regulations is to 
A. get pupils punished 
B. encourage pupils to become good pastors 
C. promote good conditions for work 
D. reward obedient pupils

22. It is the responsibility of the child to 
A. do his household chores 
B. invite his friends to his house 
C. request his parents to organize a party 
D. wake his parents up from bed

23. The basic role of the father is to 
A. cook for the family 
B. make sure the children work 
C. make sure there is water in the house 
D. provide shelter for the family

24. In the traditional society giving birth to children is considered as a 
A. privilege 
B. responsibility 
C. right 
D. virtue

25. In a school’s speech and prize-giving day, the best pupil is rewarded with a 
A. book prize 
B. cash prize 
C. testimonial 
D. certificate

26. When Fatimah and Mansah are committed to each other in friendship, they are prepared to 
A. Worship God sincerely 
B. run away from evil 
C. write an examination together 
D. share their wealth and poverty together

27. Anyone who enters a house is expected to first 
A. ask for water 
B. remove his sandals 
C. offer greetings 
D. ask for a seat

28. The basis for describing some drugs as sedative is that they 
A. stimulate the user 
B. tend to relax the nerves and reduce stress 
C. make the user to “feel high” 
D. protect the user from the physical effects of drugs

29. The popular saying that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” means Jack must 
A. play a lot after work 
B. must work very hard 
C. have leisure hours 
D. work while playing

30. Teenage pregnancy mostly occurs between the ages of 
A. 6 – 8 years 
B. 8 – 10 years 
C. 13 – 19 years 
D. 20 – 24 years

31. The best way to become a committed Christian is to 
A. repent and accept Christ as Saviour 
B. attend all church activities 
C. co-operate with other believers 
D. take the holy communion regularly

32. The cutlass given to a boy at puberty signifies 
A. acceptance into the military sect 
B. bravery and courage 
C. readiness to defend the community 
D. working to maintain himself and the family

33. One important objective of religious youth organizations is to 
A. organize dancing competitions 
B. organize pleasure trips 
C. practise moral teachings 
D. challenge elders on community development committees

34. The following are methods of preventing teenage pregnancy except 
A. avoiding pre-marital sex 
B. influence of peer group pressure 
C. adequate parental care 
D. adequate sex education

35. People lead decent lives in order to 
A. be praised for patriotism 
B. be seen as kind and generous 
C. promote healthy and peaceful conditions 
D. qualify as an ancestor

36. Good deeds are rewarded to 
A. encourage people 
B. make people courteous 
C. instill bravery in people 
D. promote peace

37. When we show regret for bad deeds done we 
A. repair broken relationships 
B. drive people away 
C. harden people’s heart 
D. break people’s heart

38. The importance of work is to help us to 
A. be honest in our daily activities 
B. plan our duties at all times 
C. be reliable in the society 
D. keep healthy and active minds

39. A person is regarded as tolerant when the person is 
A. courteous 
B. patient 
C. hardworking 
D. truthful

40. Anyone who accepts responsibility for wrongdoing and is prepared to correct it is described as being 
A. God-fearing 
B. obedient 
C. repentant 
D. sincere

BECE 2015 RME Objectives

1. Which of the following people was commanded by God to build an ark? 
A. Joseph 
B. Jacob 
C. Noah 
D. David

2. Who gave the tomb in which Jesus was buried? 
A. Simon of Cyrene 
B. Joseph of Arimathea 
C. Nicodemus 
D. Zebedee

3. What is the second pillar of Islam? 
A. Salat 
B. Sawm 
C. Zakat 
D. Hajj

4. On what occasion do Muslims perform the Janazah prayer? 
A. Before a Muslim travels 
B. After observing the fast 
C. During Friday worship 
D. When a Muslim dies

5. The main reason for the celebration of Odwira festival is for community 
A. development 
B. preservation 
C. purification 
D. re-organization

6. Which of the following animals provides security to man? 
A. Goat 
B. Donkey 
C. Dog 
D. Cow

7. Puberty rites should be encouraged because it 
A. links the youth into adulthood 
B. helps the youth to become rich 
C. promotes chastity among the youth 
D. makes the youth look more attractive

8. Which of the ten commandments instructs Christians to be content with what they have? 
A. First 
B. Fourth 
C. Eighth 
D. Tenth

9. Which of the following parables of Jesus teaches forgiveness? The 
A. unjust steward 
B. rich fool 
C. good Samaritan 
D. prodigal son

10. Christians who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness are blessed because 
A. God will be merciful to them 
B. God’s kingdom belongs to them 
C. they shall be comforted 
D. they shall see God
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