Mock exam paper C Higher Level

PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2013

HISTORY – HIGHER 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:

1.(a) In Document A, how is Patrice Lumumba depicted?

(b) In Document A, who is represented by the policeman?

(c) According to document B, how did the Congo achieve its independence?

(d) According to document B, what is the “new struggle” that the people of the Congo must face?

(20)

2. (a) Do the documents agree on the prospects for the future of the Congo? Refer to both documents in your answer.

(b) Which document, A or B, provides a better insight into this period of Congolese history? Refer to both documents in your answer.

(20)

3. (a) Do you consider Document B to be an objective source? Give reasons for your answer.

. (b) How useful are political cartoons, such as Document A, to historians?

(20)

4. What was the impact of the Secession of Katanga?

(40)

-Document A-

A political cartoon commenting on the situation in the Congo.

-Document B-

Speech by Patrice Lumumba on independence day, 30th June 1960 (extracts)

For this independence of the Congo, even as it is celebrated today … no Congolese worthy of the name will ever be able to forget that it was by fighting that it has been won, a day-to-day fight, an ardent and idealistic fig...

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