Religion, Peace and Conflict – PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS

A

 1.  Which one of the following best expresses the religious ideal that there should be no violence in the world?     (1)

Defence          Justice          Peace          Terrorism

2.  Give two ways in which religious believers can help victims of war.  (2)

3.    Explain two contrasting beliefs in contemporary British society about weapons of mass destruction.

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 forgiveness.

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

5.    ‘War is never right.’

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 is not a reason for war?    (1)

Self-defence       Greed          Retaliation          Forgiveness

2.    Give two religious beliefs that show violence is wrong.   (2)

3.    Explain two similar religious beliefs about pacifism.

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

4.  Explain two religious beliefs about justice.

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

5.  ‘There are no good reasons for countries to possess nuclear weapons.’

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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