Religious Studies GCSE Key Words.

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  • 1. 

    What does the term conflict mean? 

    • A.

      An argument or confrontation between people e.g. war.

    • B.

      Believing that any form of violence is acceptable.

    • C.

      Fighting and arguing etc.

    Correct Answer
    A. An argument or confrontation between people e.g. war.
    Explanation
    The term conflict refers to an argument or confrontation between people, such as a war. It involves a clash of interests, ideas, or actions that can result in hostility and disagreement. Conflict can arise in various contexts, including personal relationships, workplaces, and international affairs. It often involves opposing viewpoints and can escalate into physical or verbal fighting, making it a complex and challenging issue to resolve.

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  • 2. 

    What does the term just war mean?

    • A.

      A war that is not accepted by Christians.

    • B.

      A war that is in line with certain agreed conditions.

    • C.

      A war that has to be fought.

    Correct Answer
    B. A war that is in line with certain agreed conditions.
    Explanation
    The term "just war" refers to a war that is conducted in accordance with certain agreed conditions. These conditions typically include principles such as a just cause, proportionality, and the use of force as a last resort. A war that is accepted by Christians or one that has to be fought does not necessarily encompass these agreed conditions, making them incorrect interpretations of the term.

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  • 3. 

    What is pacifism

    • A.

      Believing that any form of violence is right and acceptable.

    • B.

      Believing that violence is sometimes accepted.

    • C.

      Believing that any form of violence is wrong or unacceptable.

    Correct Answer
    C. Believing that any form of violence is wrong or unacceptable.
    Explanation
    Pacifism is the belief that any form of violence is wrong or unacceptable. This means that pacifists reject the use of force, whether it be physical or verbal, in any situation. They believe in resolving conflicts through peaceful means, such as negotiation, diplomacy, or nonviolent resistance. Pacifism is rooted in the idea that violence only perpetuates more violence and that nonviolence is a more ethical and effective approach to achieving justice and peace.

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  • 4. 

    What is a hippocratic oath? 

    • A.

      A promise taken by every religious believer.

    • B.

      A promise that Doctors take to preserve life at all costs.

    Correct Answer
    B. A promise that Doctors take to preserve life at all costs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a promise that Doctors take to preserve life at all costs. The Hippocratic Oath is a pledge taken by medical professionals, including doctors, to uphold certain ethical principles in their practice. It emphasizes the importance of preserving and protecting life, maintaining patient confidentiality, and avoiding harm. The oath serves as a moral guide for doctors, reminding them of their responsibilities towards their patients and the importance of prioritizing their well-being.

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  • 5. 

    What is reconciliation? 

    • A.

      Making up after an argument or dispute.

    • B.

      Hating each other forever.

    • C.

      Making a stand using peaceful means.

    Correct Answer
    A. Making up after an argument or dispute.
    Explanation
    Reconciliation refers to the act of making up or resolving conflicts after an argument or dispute. It involves finding common ground, understanding each other's perspectives, and working towards a resolution. It is a process that aims to restore harmony and rebuild trust between individuals or groups who have had a disagreement.

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  • 6. 

    What is a Pilgrimage? 

    • A.

      A journey which every religious believer must avoid taking.

    • B.

      To make someone suffer.

    • C.

      A special journey for religious or spiritual reasons.

    Correct Answer
    C. A special journey for religious or spiritual reasons.
    Explanation
    A pilgrimage is a special journey undertaken by religious or spiritual believers for specific reasons related to their faith. It is not something that believers must avoid, nor is it intended to make someone suffer. The purpose of a pilgrimage is to deepen one's connection to their religious or spiritual beliefs and to seek enlightenment or fulfillment through the journey.

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  • 7. 

    What is meant by the term Sanctity of life? 

    • A.

      The extent to which life is meaningful and pleasurable.

    • B.

      Life in all forms is sacred and a gift from God.

    • C.

      Life must not be preserved.

    Correct Answer
    B. Life in all forms is sacred and a gift from God.
    Explanation
    The term "Sanctity of life" refers to the belief that all forms of life are sacred and have intrinsic value. It suggests that life is a gift from a higher power, such as God, and should be respected and protected. This perspective emphasizes the importance of valuing and preserving life, regardless of its quality or circumstances.

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