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LC Higher Level English Language Mock Exam Paper 2

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Leaving Certificate

Higher Level English 2018-

Paper II

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Table of Contents

Cover Page 4

SECTION I – THE SINGLE TEXT – 60 marks 5

SECTION II – THE COMPARATIVE STUDY – 70 marks 7

SECTION III – POETRY – 70 marks 9

Cover Page

LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2017

English ‐ Higher Level ‐ Paper 2

Total Marks: 200

Thursday, 8th June

Morning, 2.00 – 5.20

Candidates must attempt the following:

ONE question from SECTION I – The Single Text

ONE question from SECTION II – The Comparative Study

ONE question on 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 (Hamlet) or in SECTION II, The Comparative Study (Hamlet, Othello).

INDEX OF SINGLE TEXTS

Americanah Page 2

By The Bog Of Cats Page 2

The Handmaid’s Tale Page 2

Persuasion Pages 2-3

Macbeth Page 3

SECTION I – THE SINGLE TEXT – 60 marks

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

A AMERICANAH – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  1. In Americanah what ways does Adichie use hair to examine race, culture, and identity?

In your response you should deal with all aspects of the statement, supporting your answer with reference to the text.

  1. The term ‘Americanah’ is used for Nigerians who have been changed by living in America. Why do you think Adichie chose this as the title of her novel?

In your response you should deal with all aspects of the statement,...

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