Religion and Life – PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS

A

 1.  Which one of the following is a religious theory about how the universe began?      (1)

The big cloud          Creation          Collision theory          Atomic theory

2.  Give two examples of what religious believers might do to help carry out the duty of stewardship.   (2)

3.    Explain two contrasting beliefs in contemporary British society about abortion.

In your answer you should refer to the main religious tradition of Great Britain and one or more other religious traditions.    (4)

4.    Explain two religious beliefs about animal experimentation.

Refer to sacred writings or another source of religious belief and teaching in your answer.    (5)

5.    ‘It is to reasonable to believe in life after death.’

Evaluate this statement.

In your answer you:

  • should give reasoned arguments in support of this statement
  • should give reasoned arguments to support a different point of view
  • should refer to religious arguments
  • may refer to non-religious arguments
  • should reach a justified conclusion     (12)

B

   1.    Which one of the following means being gently and painlessly put to death?    (1)

Stewardship        Euthanasia          Evolution          Dominion

2.    Give two religious beliefs about pollution.   (2)

3.    Explain two similar religious beliefs about the use of animals for food.

In your answer you must refer to one or more religious traditions.   (4)

4.  Explain two religious beliefs about the afterlife.

Refer to sacred writings or another source of religious belief and teaching in your answer.     (5)

5.  ‘Evolution proves that religious beliefs about the origins of life are wrong.’

Evaluate this statement.

In your answer you:

  • should give reasoned arguments in support of this statement
  • should give reasoned arguments to support a different point of view
  • should refer to religious arguments
  • may refer to non-religious arguments
  • should reach a justified conclusion     (12)
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