Mock exam paper F Mock Paper 2

English – Higher Level – Paper 2

Total Marks: 200

Candidates must attempt the following:-

  • ONE question from SECTION I – The Single Text
  • ONE question from SECTION II – The Comparative Study
  • ONE question from the Unseen Poem from SECTION III – Poetry
  • ONE question on Prescribed Poetry from SECTION III - Poetry

N.B. candidates must answer on Shakespearean Drama. They may do so in SECTION I, the Single text (King Lear) OR in SECTION II, The Comparative Study (Othello, King Lear)

INDEX OF SINGLE TEXTS

Wuthering Heights - Page 2

The Great Gatsby - Page 2

Translations - Page 3

Death and Nightingales - Page 3

King Lear - Page 3

SECTION I

THE SINGLE TEXT (60 MARKS)

Candidates must answer one question from this section (A - E)

A WUTHERING HEIGHTS – Charlotte Brontë

(i) “Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are in many ways set in opposition to each another.”

How do the two houses, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, relate to the major characters and themes in Wuthering Heights? Support your answer with reference to the text.

OR

(ii) “Without the powerful imagery and symbolism in the language of the novel, the events of Wuthering Heights would not affect the reader in the same way.”

Discuss this statement supporting your answer with the aid of suitable reference to the text.

B THE GREAT GATSBY – F. Scott Fitzgerald

(i) “The Great Gatsby is a critical study of class and wealth, and how those two elements affect and warp society’s idealism.”

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Support your answer with reference to the text.

OR

(ii) “The character of Jay Gatsby symbolises the corruption of the American Dream, which is exposed as flawed during the course of The Great Gatsby.”

Discuss this statement with suitable reference to the text.

C TRANSLATIONS – Brian Friel

(i) “The tension between the need to learn the language of the colonizer and the desire to preserve one’s heritage is the central dilemma of Translations.”

In what ways does Brian Friel establish the theme of language an...

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