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General Certificate of Secondary Education
June 2014 A2

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Religious Studies 405005 A4
(Specification A) B5

Religious Studies B6

(Specification A) (Short Course) TOTAL

Unit 5 St Mark's Gospel

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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 (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.'
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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.'

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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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