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Jun 9, 2014

Would You Pass School R.E. Now?

How much do you remember from your Religious Education classes? These are real questions from past GCSE exam papers.

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    You may also find baptismal fonts, confession boxes, sanctuary lamps, stations of the Cross and Paschal candles in a Roman Catholic church. However, prayer rugs are used in Islamic prayer.

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    Passive euthanasia involves withdrawing treatment from a terminally ill patient. Active euthanasia involves actively terminating someone's life.

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    It can also be called Mass, Eucharist, the Liturgy, the Lord’s Supper or the Breaking of Bread.

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    Prejudice is prejudging someone before you know the facts. Discrimination is acting out upon prejudices you may hold.

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    Jesus' other disciples, eyewitnesses of the event, Mark’s own evidence if he were the young man Gethsemane and oral tradition are other possible sources.

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    Natural evils are events that hurt people and happen because of the way the world is (e.g. an earthquake). Moral evils are the results of deliberate actions by humans (e.g. rape).

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    Gospel means good news, glad tidings or God-spell.

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    Du'a prayer is voluntary, private prayer. Salah prayer is compulsory, public prayer.

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    Emergency aid is help given immediately after disasters happen (e.g. clearing rubble), whereas long term aid is help given over many years (e.g. establishing schools).

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    A yeshiva is a school where Orthodox Jews spend time studying the Talmud. The Talmud contains legal teachings and discussions that affect a Jew's life, including the laws of Shabbat and the laws of purity.

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    Pacifists believe that there are non-violent ways to solve disputes. They refuse to fight in wars.

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    The Four Noble Truths, which the Buddha taught are: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering has a cause or causes (samudaya); remove the cause and you can remove suffering (nirodha); and the way to remove the cause is to follow the Eightfold Path (magga).

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    Hindus believe that Brahma is the creator of the universe, Vishnu is the preserver of the created world and Shiva is the destroyer and re-creator of the universe.

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    Nam japna is meditation, relfection or thinking about God's name.

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    General revelation involves learning truths about God indirectly (e.g. through the beauty of nature). Special revelation involves learning truths about God through a direct communication with an individual or group (e.g. through a vision).

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