Rs4 - Life After Death Has No Relevance

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A quiz to help with RS4 Life After Death for A2 Religious Studies (WJEC)


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  • 1. 
    Quote by Karl Marx on life after death. Religion is the:
    • A. 

      Opium of the People

    • B. 

      Oppressor of the People

    • C. 

      Drug of the People

    • D. 

      Savour of the People

    • E. 

      Reward of the People

  • 2. 
    What (according to Marx) is religion a way of doing?
    • A. 

      For the poor to gain power

    • B. 

      For philosophers to gain control

    • C. 

      For more books to be printed

    • D. 

      For the rich to oppress the poor

    • E. 

      For gaining more spirituality within society

  • 3. 
    What is the meaning of "opium of the people"?
    • A. 

      Lots of free drugs for people

    • B. 

      The prevalence of opium dens

    • C. 

      It is OK for us to suffer in this life as we will be rewarded in the next - the poor are being exploited by the rich

    • D. 

      A way for us not to feel any pain because we don't care

    • E. 

      The poor people can get away with anything

  • 4. 
    Is morality a human or divine construct?
    • A. 

      Human

    • B. 

      Divine

  • 5. 
    Why should we not be rewarded for morality?
    • A. 

      It is a human construct and therefore not appropriate

    • B. 

      It is a divine construct and we are not divine

    • C. 

      There is no reward so we will not be rewarded

    • D. 

      It is not worth a reward

    • E. 

      Our actions are never moral so we should never be rewarded

  • 6. 
    What is the problem with relying on the Bible to tell us what is right and wrong?
    • A. 

      It is all wrong

    • B. 

      It is all right

    • C. 

      It is not really the word of God

    • D. 

      It is contradictory in places

    • E. 

      It is suppose to be taken metaphorically and therefore we shouldn't use it as a moral guide

  • 7. 
    What is wrong with doing good now for the promise of eternal salvation?
    • A. 

      There is no salvation

    • B. 

      God does not want us to do good

    • C. 

      We don't know what is right or wrong

    • D. 

      It is selfish

    • E. 

      Morality is a human construct

  • 8. 
    Which of these could be misplaced a motivation for us doing good?
    • A. 

      The fear of hell

    • B. 

      The fear of death

    • C. 

      There is no afterlife

    • D. 

      The desire to do good

    • E. 

      We are told too

  • 9. 
    Why can we not verify life after death empirically?
    • A. 

      We have not experienced it

    • B. 

      God has not told us what it is like

    • C. 

      Ideas about life after death are varied

    • D. 

      Life after death is impossible

    • E. 

      We have not thought it throw properly

  • 10. 
    Why would a lack of evidence for a soul effect Christian beliefs?
    • A. 

      We don't have souls

    • B. 

      Our souls die when we die

    • C. 

      If we have no soul then we cannot act morally

    • D. 

      A soul is needed for dualism

    • E. 

      God talks to us through our souls

  • 11. 
    How could we explain near death experiences?
    • A. 

      Remembering experiences or knowledge gained in early life

    • B. 

      A 'tape' of past events

    • C. 

      Thought reading

    • D. 

      Hallucinations due to oxygen starvation or illness

    • E. 

      Dreams

  • 12. 
    How does Dawkins describe the concept of life after death?
    • A. 

      Misguided

    • B. 

      Accurate

    • C. 

      Brilliant

    • D. 

      Delusional

    • E. 

      Inspiring

  • 13. 
    Why (according to Dawkins) did we 'make up' the concepts of life after death?
    • A. 

      Because we are delusional

    • B. 

      Because we are intelligent beings

    • C. 

      Human brilliance

    • D. 

      Human arrogance

    • E. 

      God inspired us to

  • 14. 
    How (according to Dawkins) can we become better human beings?
    • A. 

      By rejecting concepts of life after death

    • B. 

      By following the word of God

    • C. 

      By believing in science and religion

    • D. 

      By abusing all believers

    • E. 

      By re-writing the Bible

  • 15. 
    Why (according to Dawkins) is religion better than science?
    • A. 

      Scientists are cleverer than clergy men

    • B. 

      There are many religions but only one concept of science

    • C. 

      Science is always right

    • D. 

      Science provides evidence but religion only depends on faith

    • E. 

      Science tells us everything but religion only tells us a little

  • 16. 
    What is wrong with the statement "life after death"?
    • A. 

      It depends on religion

    • B. 

      Science hasn't proved it

    • C. 

      There are no capitol letters

    • D. 

      It is a para-pharse

    • E. 

      It is logically impossible

  • 17. 
    How does Jordon et al define death?
    • A. 

      The complete and permanent cessation of all vital functions in a living creature, the end of life

    • B. 

      The end of life

    • C. 

      The beginning of a new life after the ending of a next

    • D. 

      The complete and absolute end to life

    • E. 

      The death of the human body but not of the soul

  • 18. 
    Which of God's characteristics would be at odds with the idea of hell?
    • A. 

      Omnibenevolence

    • B. 

      Omnipotence

    • C. 

      Omnipresense

    • D. 

      Omniscience

  • 19. 
    Why might hell be seen as unjust?
    • A. 

      It burns people

    • B. 

      God does not choose to send you there

    • C. 

      It is not 'run' by God

    • D. 

      It is eternal

    • E. 

      It is a state of separation from others

  • 20. 
    If hell is a physical place where have people suggested it may be?
    • A. 

      The Other Side of the Moon or Under The Earth

    • B. 

      On Mars or Jupiter

    • C. 

      The Other Side of the Universe or Opposite to Heaven

    • D. 

      In the centre of the Earth

    • E. 

      Outside of the Universe

  • 21. 
    If hell is not a physical place what might it be?
    • A. 

      Our own mind

    • B. 

      Our worst fears

    • C. 

      A fiery pit

    • D. 

      The end of life

    • E. 

      A state of separation from God or other people

  • 22. 
    How might the concepts of life after death be seen as psychologically damaging?
    • A. 

      We are delusional to believe in them

    • B. 

      They force us to live our lives in a certain way

    • C. 

      They only provide false hope

    • D. 

      They are the "opium of the people"

    • E. 

      They are just a way to oppress us

  • 23. 
    Which of these is a reason why life after death may still be relevant?
    • A. 

      It is still part of contemporary society

    • B. 

      God is always right

    • C. 

      The Bible says so

    • D. 

      Marx has argued for it

    • E. 

      It is psychologically damaging

  • 24. 
    What might religious belief offer us?
    • A. 

      A way out

    • B. 

      An excuse to behave in a certain way

    • C. 

      Rules to live our life by

    • D. 

      A way to prove science wrong

    • E. 

      Comfort

  • 25. 
    Why does life after death provide a purpose to life?
    • A. 

      It gives us something to work towards

    • B. 

      It proves that God is right

    • C. 

      It helps us maintain control over people

    • D. 

      It gives structure to society

    • E. 

      It defies science

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