Mock exam paper B P2 Higher Level

PRE-JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2012

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ENGLISH - HIGHER LEVEL - PAPER 2

(180 Marks)

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TIME: 2 ½ HOURS

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YOU MUST ATTEMPT ALL THREE SECTIONS ON THIS PAPER.

EACH SECTION CARRIES 60 MARKS.

SPEND ABOUT 45 MINUTES ON EACH SECTION.

SECTION 1: DRAMA [60]

Answer QUESTION ONE and QUESTION TWO

QUESTION ONE (30)

Answer either (A) or (B).

  1. SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA

The following extract (in edited form) is taken from King Richard III by William Shakespeare. Read the extract carefully and then answer the questions which follow.

Background to this extract:

In this scene, The Duke of Clarence, who is brother to King Henry IV of England, has been imprisoned in th Tower of London. The Duke of Gloucester has employed two men to kill him while he is in captivity: the murderers manage to get into Clarence’s cell in the tower. The Duke, who has been asleep, wakes up expecting to see the gaol keeper.

First murderer: Soft! He wakes.

Second murderer: Strike!

First murderer: No, we’ll reason with him.

Clarence: Where art thou, keeper? Give me a cup of wine.

First murderer: You shall have wine enough, my lord, anon.

Clarence: In god’s name, what art thou?

First murderer: A man, as you are.

Clarence: But not, as I am, royal.

First murderer: Nor you, as we are, Loyal.

Clarence: Thy voice is thunder, but thy looks are humble.

First murderer: My voice is now the king’s, my looks my own.

Clarence: How darkly and how deadly dost thou speak! Your eyes menace me: why look you pale?

First murderer: To, to, to-

Clarence: To murder me? Who sent you hither? Wherefore do you come?

Both murderers: Ay, ay.

Clarence: You scarcely ...

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