Mock exam paper D Ordinary Level Marking Scheme


Home Economics

Marking Scheme and Solutions

Ordinary level

: T:091-520400


80 marks

Answer 16 (sixteen) of the following questions. All questions carry equal marks.

1. List two foods that are high in protein ( 1 x 3m) ( 1 x 2m)

- Meat

- Fish

- Eggs

- Milk products

- Soya beans

- Quorn

- Peas

- Lentils

- Beans

- Nuts

- Whole cereals etc..

2. Indicate with a tick [✓ ] whether each of the following statements is true or false. ( 2 x 2m) ( 1 x1m)

(i) True

(ii) False

(iii) False

3. Name one water soluble and one fat soluble vitamin: ( 1 x 3m) ( 1 x 2m)

- Water soluble = B & C

- Fat soluble = ADEK

4. Give two reasons why it is important to eat a healthy breakfast: ( 1 x 3m) (1 x 2m)

- Ability to think and concentrate.

- Increased ability to learn.

- Decreased stress hormones, irritability

5. Place the fruits under the correct heading: ( 5 x 1m)









6. Give one advantage and one disadvantage of using credit to pay for goods: ( 1 x 3m) ( 1 x 2m)

Adv: Use the item before fully paid off

Some large items could not be bought without credit as it would take too long to save e.g. house

Disadvantages: Credit costs more as interest is charged

Encourages consumers to spend more than they can afford

7. Indicate with a tick [✓ ] whether each of the following statements is true or false: ( 2 x 2m) ( 1 x 2m)

(i) False

(ii) False

(iii) True

8. What information does this symbol give to the consumer? ( 1 x5m)

The product has been made from recycled material.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

9. List four sources of consumer information: ( 3 x 1m) ( 1 x 2m)


- Consumer Association of Ireland

- Office of Ombudsman

- Advertising

- Leaflets and brochures

- Showrooms & exhibitions

- Sales staff

- Word of mouth

- Citizens information centre

- Libraries

10. Name one physical change that occurs in boys and one physical change that occurs in girls during adolescence: ( 1 x 3m)...

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