Mock exam paper A Higher Level

PRE – JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2011

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HISTORY – HIGHER LEVEL

(180 MARKS)

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DURATION: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES

NAME:

SCHOOL:

ADDRESS:

CLASS:

TEACHER:

ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 6

ANSWER QUESTIONS 1, 2 AND 3 IN THE SPACES ON THE EXAMINATION PAPER

ANSWER 4, 5 AND 6 IN YOUR ANSWER BOOK

1. PICTURES

(15 marks)

Study the pictures - A, B and C - which accompany the paper and then answer the following questions:

(a) PICTURE A

Picture A shows a dolmen from the Neolithic period.

(i) What name is given to the stone on top?

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(ii) Why are dolmens often called portals?

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(iii) Apart from dolmens, mention two other types of tomb built in Ireland during the Neolithic period.

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(b) PICTURES B

Picture B shows the “Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo.

(i) Where is this famous painting situated?

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(ii) Mention two points that show this was painted during the Renaissance?

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(iii) Mention one other Renaissance painter and one of his paintings.

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(c) PICTURE C

Picture C is a poster produced by the Nazi party in Germany between the two world wars.

(i) Which famous leader dominates the foreground of the poster?

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(ii) Mention two features of the poster which show it was produced by fascists.

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(iii) This poster is an example of propaganda. What is propaganda?

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