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Past Paper Questions ­ ETHICS

June 2011:

1) Give two ways in which member of contemplative orders serve God.
They dedicate to their lives to spreading the word of the Gospels and some live
separate from society (e.g. The Carmalite Nuns) so that they can focus upon
prayer for those…

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5) Explain briefly the meaning of the rings in a Christian marriage.
(2 marks)
The rings are symbolic of the unending love between the couple as well as
God's neverending love for the couple. They also represent the mutual love
within the marriage, shown by the words `Take this ring…

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she continues with the pregnancy or if the mother is terminally ill and her
treatment will harm the baby and without it she will die.

9) Explain why the RC Church is against the use of contraception (3
The Catholic Church teaches that the purpose of sex is to…

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that you have considered more than one point of view. Refer to
Christian arguments in your answer.
Some people will agree with this statement because it permanently removes
the most dangerous criminals from society, which would ensure society was
protected from them. It is cheaper than prison and it means…

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change the world. Also, Mother Teresa said that `love begins by taking care
of the closest ones' which implies that family duty is the most important duty.
I agree with this statement because `it is the basic right of every human
being' that the `Earth's goods are divided fairly.' If…

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thus providing them with hope again that they will greet God in heaven. The
person is also sprinkled with holy water as a reminder of their entrance into
God's family during baptism. The liturgy of the word and a Gospel passage
is read to give strength to both the family…

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20) `Some sins can never be forgiven.' Do you agree? Give reasons for
your answer, showing that you have considered more than one point
of view. Refer to Roman Catholic teaching in your answer. (6 marks)
Some people will agree with this because crimes such as murder have
involved mortal…


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