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Centre Number Candidate Number For Examiner's Use
Surname
Other Names
Examiner's Initials
Candidate Signature
Question Mark
A1
General Certificate of Secondary Education
June 2014 A2
A3
Religious Studies 405005 A4
(Specification A) B5
Religious Studies B6
(Specification A) (Short Course) TOTAL
Unit 5 St Mark's Gospel
Monday 12 May 2014 9.00 am to 10.30 am
For this paper you must have:
an insert containing Part B questions (enclosed).
A
Time allowed
1 hour 30 minutes
Instructions
Use black ink or black ball-point pen.
Fill in the boxes at the top of this page.
Answer five questions.
Part A Answer all questions in Part A in the spaces provided in this booklet.
Part B Answer either Question B5 or Question B6. Write your answer to
either Question B5 or Question B6 on pages 12 to 20 in this booklet.
You must answer the questions in the spaces provided. Do not write outside
the box around each page or on blank pages.
Do all rough work in this booklet. Cross through any work that you do not
want to be marked.
If you use any additional sheets, tie them securely to the back of this booklet.
Do not write on the insert. Any work on the insert will not be marked.
Do not place the insert into the answer booklet at the end of the examination.
You must not use a Bible.
Information
The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
The maximum mark for this paper is 76.
Four of these marks are for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)
which will be assessed in Part B. These marks are shown below the mark
allocation for Questions B5 and B6.
You will be marked on your ability to use good English, to organise
information clearly and to use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
(JUN1440500501)
M/AH/103659/Jun14/E6 405005

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Part A
Answer all questions in this part in the spaces provided.
A1 Background to Mark's Gospel
Look at the photograph. It shows a building in Rome.
A1 (a) Explain briefly why some people think that Mark's Gospel was written in Rome.
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A1 (b) Explain why Mark's Gospel was `good news' for first century Christians.
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A1 (c) `Mark's Gospel is not relevant for Christians today.'
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about
more than one point of view.
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A2 Discipleship
Look at the picture. It shows the call of the first disciples by Jesus.
A2 (a) Explain what Christians might learn about discipleship from Mark's account of the call of
the first disciples.
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A2 (b) Give an account of what happened in the story of the widow at the treasury according
to Mark.
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A2 (c) `Christian discipleship is only about helping others.'
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about
more than one point of view.
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A3 Jesus' Relationships with Others
Read this quotation from Mark's Gospel.
`Daughter, your faith has made you well;
go in peace and be healed of your disease.'
Mark 534
A3 (a) Explain briefly how the woman with a haemorrhage showed faith in Jesus.
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A3 (c) Blind Bartimaeus called Jesus `Son of David.' Explain why this is important.
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A3 (d) `Jesus insulted the Greek (Syro-Phoenician) woman when he talked about not throwing
bread to the dogs.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion.
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A4 Jesus' Suffering, Death and Resurrection
Look at this picture. It shows the crucifixion of Jesus.
A4 (a) `Mark's account of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus does not give Christians
much hope.'
What do you think? Explain your opinion.
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A4 (b) Give an account of what the women saw and heard when they arrived at the tomb of
Jesus early on the Sunday morning (on the first day of the week).
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