The existence of God and revelation – PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS

A

 1.  Which one of the following best expresses the idea that the divine God (God, gods or ultimate reality) is beyond this world?     (1)

Omnipotent          Omniscient          Transcendent          Immanent

2.  Give two types of general revelation.   (2)

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

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 miracles.

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

5.    ‘The design argument proves that God exists.’

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 an argument against the existence of God?    (1)

Design       Suffering          Revelation          Miracles

2.    Give two weaknesses of the First Cause argument for God’s existence.   (2)

3.    Explain two contrasting religious beliefs about scripture as a way of understanding the divine.

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

4.  Explain two religious beliefs about the nature of the divine.

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

5.  ‘Those who claim to have special revelations are mistaken.’

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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