Unit 10 Questions – MOCK REVISION

Here is every Unit 10 question from the last 3 years. I have organised them into their respective topics as well as splitting them between A01 and A02. This will help you when wanting to test yourself after revising a particular topic.

The original word document (if you wish to print these out) can be found here: UNIT 10 QUESTIONS

Unit 1 – Beliefs and Sources

Explain briefly why the Talmud is important to Jews. (2 marks)
Explain briefly what Jews mean by the halakah. (2 marks)
Explain briefly what a yeshiva is. (2 marks)
Explain the importance of the Shema for Jews. (3 marks)
Explain how belief in God as lawgiver and judge might influence Jewish life. (4 marks)
Outline the structure and contents of the Tenakh. (4 marks)
Explain what is meant by the Talmud. (4 marks)
Explain how Jews understand God as creator and sustainer. (4 marks)

For Jews, reading the Torah is more important than listening to rabbis.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
The promise of land is the most important part of God’s covenant with Abraham.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
The Torah is the only source of authority a Jew needs.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
“The Talmud is no longer relevant for Jews today.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought
about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
“The covenant with Abraham is not important for Jews.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

Unit 2 – Synagogue and Worship

What is a tallit? (1 mark)
What are tefillin? (1 mark)
Explain briefly why a tallit is used. (2 marks)
Explain briefly when tefillin are used. (2 marks)
Explain briefly the role of the chazzan (cantor). (2 marks)
Explain briefly why there is always a ner tamid (ever-burning light) in synagogues. (2 marks)
Explain one other feature or symbol that is found in a synagogue. (3 marks)
Explain why Jews are expected to pray as a group. (3 marks)
Explain why Jews wear tefillin when praying. (3 marks)
Describe how the inside of a Progressive (Reform or Liberal) synagogue may look different from the inside of an Orthodox synagogue. (3 marks)

It is unnecessary for Jews to wear special items for prayer.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
For Jews, praying at home is more important than praying in a synagogue.
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Jews do not need set times to pray.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

Unit 3 – Festivals and Pilgrimage

Explain why Jews visit the Western Wall. (3 marks)
Outline how Jews observe Yom Kippur. (3 marks)
Explain the importance of Pesach for Jews. (4 marks)
Explain the meaning of the Pesach meal. (4 marks)
Describe how Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah. (4 marks)
Explain the importance of Yom Kippur for Jews. (4 marks)
Explain how the spice box and havdalah candle are used at the end of Shabbat. (4 marks)

For Jews, Yom Kippur is the most important day of the year.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
Every Jew should go on pilgrimage.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Every Jew should make a pilgrimage to Israel.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Judaism in your answer. (6 marks)
Shabbat is the most important of all Jewish festivals.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

Unit 4 – Personal Lifestyle

Explain briefly why some Jews always wear a kippah. (2 marks)
Explain the work of the Bet Din. (3 marks)
Explain how a kosher kitchen is organised. (4 marks)
Describe the features of a kosher kitchen. (4 marks)
Describe the main features of Orthodox Jewish dress. (4 marks)
Explain the contents and use of the mezuzah. (4 marks)

Jewish dietary laws are outdated.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
All Jews must keep Shabbat.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Jewish Orthodox dress is out of date.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Following kosher laws is more important than keeping Shabbat for Jews.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
It is difficult to live as a Jew in the modern world.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

Unit 5 – Family Life

Describe the Jewish marriage ceremony. (4 marks)
Explain why it is important for Jewish boys to have a brit milah ceremony. (4 marks)
Some Jewish girls have a bat mitzvah ceremony. Describe this ceremony. (4 marks)
Describe Jewish ceremonies associated with mourning. (4 marks)
Describe how a Jewish boy is prepared for his bar mitzvah. (4 marks)
Explain the importance of the marriage ceremony in Judaism. (4 marks)
Describe the ceremony when Jews are buried. (4 marks)

For Jews the home is more important than the synagogue.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
All adult Jews should get married.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Family life is the most important part of being a Jew.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Thirteen is too young for a Jewish boy to be treated as an adult.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Judaism in your answer. (6 marks)
A seven-day period is long enough to mourn the dead.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Judaism in your answer. (6 marks)

Unit 6 – Justice and Equality

Give two ways in which Jews might challenge discrimination. (2 marks)
Explain briefly why some people are prejudiced against Jews. (2 marks)
Explain the difference between prejudice and discrimination. (3 marks)
Describe how Jews were persecuted during the Holocaust. (3 marks)

It is time for Jews to forget the Holocaust.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
The Jews’ experience of persecution makes it hard for them to trust God.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
Men are given the most important roles in Judaism.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

(8) Comments

    • Hi Nadav,

      I’ve added your request to my list. I have begun a document with a few short questions as they don’t take too long to write up. I’ll probably split them up though before I upload. Thanks for visiting. Check back later this week and you should find them.

      Mr. J

  1. Hi Mr Joseph,

    On our Friday lesson with you, you put some notes up about how to answer “any” 6 marker. It had 6 points, including Jewish attitude to life etc.

    Any chance you can put that document up to have a look at as it looked very useful.

    Stay well,

    Gideon

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