Unit 11 Questions (MOCK REVISION)

Here is every Unit 11 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.

Unit 1 – Life and Death

Explain briefly what is meant by in vitro fertilisation (IVF). (2 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to abortion. (3 marks)
Explain why some Jews disagree with artificial insemination by donor (AID). (3 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to contraception. (6 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to euthanasia. (6 marks)

“Jews should not agree with in vitro fertilisation (IVF).” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
“If a Jewish couple want children but are unable to have them, they should be allowed to use a surrogate mother.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
“Unmarried people should not have children.” 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)
“Jews should never agree with abortion.” 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)
“Jews fear death because it is unclear what will happen after they die.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Jewish teachings in your answer. (6 marks)
“Genetic engineering is a good thing.” 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 2 – Wealth and Poverty

Describe how Jewish communities in the UK help the poor. (3 marks)
Explain what is meant by emergency aid. You may use an example in your answer. (3 marks)
Explain briefly two causes of poverty. (4 marks)
Describe how World Jewish Relief works to help people suffering from poverty. (4 marks)
Explain how tzedaka (giving to charity) shows righteousness in action. (6 marks)
Explain what Jewish organisations and agencies do to help relieve poverty in the world. (6 marks)

“All Jews should give charity to others.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
“Jews should not give their money to beggars on the street.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Jewish teachings in your answer. (6 marks)
“There are more important things for Jews to do than to give to charity.” 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)
“British Jews should look after people in the UK before helping people in other countries.” 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 3 – Conflict and Suffering

What is anti-Semitism? (1 mark)
Explain briefly what is meant by reconciliation. (2 marks)
Explain briefly what is meant by pacifism. (2 marks)
Explain briefly what is meant by terrorism. (2 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to war. (3 marks)
Explain Jewish views about war. (6 marks)
Explain how Jews can believe in a loving G-d when there is so much human suffering. (6 marks)

“Jews, more than others, understand suffering.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
“Jews should not support the use of nuclear weapons.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
“It is wrong to have nuclear weapons.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Judaism in your answer. (6 marks)
“Protesting about terrorism is pointless.” 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)
“Jews should be pacifists.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Jewish teachings in your answer. (6 marks)

Unit 4 – The Environment

Explain briefly why Jews value the world. (2 marks)
Explain why animals are used in research. You may use examples in your answer. (3 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to the care of animals. (3 marks)
Explain how a belief in stewardship affects Jewish attitudes towards pollution. (4 marks)
Explain how humans have polluted the world. (6 marks)
Explain Jewish teachings about the use and care of animals. (6 marks)

“Jews have more responsibility than other people to protect the world.” 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)
“If Jews truly care about animals, they should be vegetarian.” 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)
“Jews have control over animals, so they can use them for whatever they want.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to Jewish teachings in your answer. (6 marks)
“Care for the environment has nothing to do with religion.” 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 5 – Crime and Punishment

Explain one other aim of punishment other than the criminal being reformed. (3 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to the death penalty (capital punishment). (4 marks)
Explain why community service is used as a form of punishment. (4 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to the imprisonment of offenders. (4 marks)
The death penalty (capital punishment) is one type of punishment. Explain two other types of punishment. (6 marks)
Explain what the Torah teaches about punishment. (6 marks)

“Jews should forgive criminals, not punish them.” What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
“Reform is the most important aim of punishment.” 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)
“Jews should not support the death penalty (capital punishment).” 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)
“Judaism teaches that everyone who breaks the law should be punished severely.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)

Unit 6 – Relationships and Lifestyle

Explain briefly why a mikveh is used. (2 marks)
Explain the purposes of a Jewish marriage. (3 marks)
Describe how Jews get divorced. (4 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to alcohol. (4 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to homosexuality. (6 marks)
Explain Jewish attitudes to the use of tobacco. (6 marks)

“Divorce is too easy in Judaism.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
“Judaism completely forbids any use of drugs.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. (6 marks)
“The married relationship between a man and a woman is the best environment for raising children.” 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)
“Jews should not drink alcohol.” 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)

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