The Sample Examination Paper is designed to give you some idea of the type of examination questions you can expect for Promise to Fulfilment. In an exam answer it is essential to show that you know what is in the notes. Better answers will demonstrate an ability to reflect on, apply and argue for the truths you have learnt. For further advice on how to answer questions you should refer to the ‘How to Study’ book.
No Bibles, study notes or work books are to be taken into the examination room.
The time allowed is 2 ½ hours. Ten (10) minutes are allowed before the exam starts so that you can read through the paper.
The paper will take the following format – students are expected to answer all 5 questions:
Question 1 12 multiple choice questions 6 marks
Question 2 7 definition questions 14 marks
Question 3 10 short answer questions 30 marks
Question 4 5 half-page answers based on biblical texts 25 marks
Question 5 Essay question 25 marks
Question One (6 marks) consists of 12 multiple choice questions (worth ½ mark each).
Circle the correct answer its form, context and key words
h) The meaning and purpose of 1 Peter 1:3-5 in its biblical context
Question Five (25 marks)
Answer ONE (1) of the following questions. (You should allow about 40 minutes for this question)
This question asks for an essay (you need to aim for about 2 1/2 pages). The exam will offer three choices (a or b or c) – the two questions below give the typical types (an essay on a theme or issue; and a passage to interpret according to the principles of this unit)
a) Why should a Christian study the Old Testament?
OR b) How would you interpret the following passage using the Promise to Fulfilment principles of interpretation? (Isaiah 2:1-5)
1This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
2In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. 3Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war any more.