Mock exam paper C Higher Level Marking Scheme

PRE – LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2013

HISTORY – HIGHER LEVEL

Marking Scheme

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SECTION 1: DOCUMENTS-BASED QUESTION (DBQ) (100 Marks)

1. Comprehension (20 marks)

1(a) Lumumba is depicted as a giraffe. 5M.

(b) The policeman is UN Secretary General Dag Hammerskjold. You can also accept “the UN”. 5M.

(c) “It was by fighting that it has been won, a day-to-day fight, an ardent and idealistic fight, a fight in which we were spared neither privation nor suffering, and for which we gave our strength and our blood”. 5M.

(d) “A sublime struggle, which will lead our country to peace, prosperity and greatness”. 5M.

2. Comparison (20 marks)

(a) Comments must relate to documents A and B.

The two documents tend to disagree on the prospects for the future of the Congo. In Document B Lumumba predicts a future of “peace, prosperity and greatness” However, in Document A, the cartoonist predicts chaos. Tshombe is depicted as a crocodile waiting to pounce. Nkrumah, leader of Ghana, is depicted as a rampaging elephant about to trample anything in its path. Khrushchev is depicted as a snake, coiling down from the trees ready to strike and Lumumba, depicted as a giraffe, is delicate and ungainly, at risk of being bitten, squashed or snapped at by all of them. On top of that, the UN, represented by Hammerskjold as a traffic policeman, is utterly ineffective, trying to direct all the traffic while having his back to it. Also, the Irish UN peacekeepers, depicted as a little piglet, seem vulnerable and ineffective also. Thus the future does not look good. The one slight similarity that could be drawn with Document B is that Lumumba says they will need to “fight” to get peace, prosperity and greatness, but otherwise the documents disagree.

Answer referring to one document only = 5M max.

Each side to be marked as follows: Excellent = 5 mks, Very Good = 4 mks, Good = 3 mks, Fair = 2 mks, Weak = 0-1 mk. 10 mks.

  1. Comments must relate to documents A and B.

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