HSC Studies of Religion 2013 Exam Paper

Question 1 of 10

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Within Aboriginal spirituality, which of the following was as a result of dispossession?

Select one of the following:

  • Separation from kinship groups.

  • The declining importance of missions.

  • Racial Discrimination Act, 1975.

  • A redefining of the concept of terra nullius.

Question 2 of 10

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Leslie has left the Uniting Church and become a Muslim. Which statement best describes Leslie’s action?

Select one of the following:

  • Leslie has become sectarian.

  • Leslie has switched denominations.

  • Leslie has changed religious traditions.

  • Leslie has joined an interfaith organisation.

Question 3 of 10

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What role does an initiation ceremony have in Aboriginal spirituality?

Select one of the following:

  • It provides a reliable supply of food.

  • It defines gender during different stages of life.

  • It prepares young Aboriginal people for political life.

  • It teaches young Aboriginal people about their responsibilities.

Question 4 of 10

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According to recent Australian census data, which of the following is correct?

Select one of the following:

  • Anglicanism is the largest Christian denomination.

  • The number of people reporting ‘No Religion’ has decreased.

  • The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination.

  • The number of people reporting a non-Christian faith has decreased.

Question 5 of 10

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What is the most likely reason for the current rise in secularism in Australia?

Select one of the following:

  • A perception that the responses of religious traditions to enduring questions are outdated.

  • Increasing sectarian rivalry between Christian denominations.

  • Recent trends in denominational switching.

  • Growing interest in New Age religions.

Question 6 of 10

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Which of the following best explains why religious traditions are engaged in Aboriginal reconciliation?

Select one of the following:

  • They support ecumenical dialogue.

  • They recognise injustices of the past.

  • They encourage conversion to their own tradition.

  • They desire to incorporate Aboriginal symbolism into their own tradition.

Question 7 of 10

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Which of the following lists the next three religious traditions in Australia, after Christianity, from largest to smallest?

Select one of the following:

  • Islam, Buddhism, Judaism.

  • Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam.

  • Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism.

  • Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism.

Question 8 of 10

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Which of the following is an important role of interfaith dialogue?

Select one of the following:

  • It promotes social justice among denominations.

  • It promotes tolerance and religious understanding.

  • It provides a structure for the sharing of resources.

  • It helps people who are considering switching religions.

Question 9 of 10

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Which of the following is a key focus of the NSW Ecumenical Council?

Select one of the following:

  • To promote unification among different religious traditions.

  • To express a common Christian voice on issues of concern in society.

  • To encourage more Christian adherents to undertake active roles in Australian political life.

  • To provide a common voice for different religious traditions on refugee and asylum seeker issues.

Question 10 of 10

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Statement 1: The worship of ancestral beings is central to ceremonial life. Statement 2: Territorial boundaries form the basis of ritual estates. How do these statements relate to Aboriginal spirituality?

Select one of the following:

  • Both statements are true.

  • Both statements are false.

  • Statement 1 is false and statement 2 is true.

  • Statement 1 is true and statement 2 is false.

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HSC Studies of Religion 2013 Exam Paper

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Test your knowledge of the main concepts for the HSC religion exam with this Quiz. The questions and answers are based on the 2013 exam paper.

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