Mock exam paper B Ordinary Level
PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2012
HISTORY – ORDINARY LEVEL
FIELD OF STUDY: LATER MODERN, 1815 – 1993
Written examination: 400 marks
Pre-submitted Research Study Report: 100 marks
TIME: 2hrs 50min
Instructions to candidates:
Attempt Sections 1, 2 and 3 inside.
- Section 1 (100 marks)
Documents-based question (Europe and the wider world: Topic 5).
Answer all parts of this section.
- Section 2 (200 marks)
Ireland: Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Answer one question on each of two topics.
- Section 3 (100 marks)
Europe and the wider world: Topics 1, 2, 3, 4, 6.
Answer one question from one topic.
SECTION 1: DOCUMENTS-BASED STUDY
Europe and the wider world: Topic 5
European retreat from empire and the aftermath, 1945 – 1990
Case study to which the documents relate:
The Secession of Katanga
Study the documents opposite and answer the questions below.
- (a) In document A, who or what is represented by the woman in the nursemaid’s outfit?
(b) In document A, what major event is being depicted in the second panel of the cartoon?
(c) According to document B, when did the Congo achieve its independence?
(d) According to document B, how did the Congo achieve its independence?
(e) According to document B, what is the “new struggle” that the people of the Congo must face?
- (a) Do the documents, A and B, agree about the manner in which Belgium granted independence to the Congo? Refer to both documents in your answer.
(b) Do the documents, A and B, agree about what the future holds for the Congo? Refer to both documents in your answer.
- (a) Does either document, A and/or B, contain evidence of bias? Explain your answer, referring to both documents.
(b) What is the value to an historian of political cartoons like document A above?
- Why did Katanga secede from the Congo in 1960 and why did the succession ultimately fail?
A political cartoon commenting on events in the Congo during the summer of 1960