Mock exam paper D Ordinary Level Marking Scheme

History – Ordinary Level

Marking Scheme

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

There are four parts in the Documents-based question:

1. Comprehension (40 marks)

2. Comparison (20 marks)

3. Criticism (20 marks)

4. Contextualisation (20 marks)

1. Comprehension (40 marks)

1(a) Many H.E. (High Explosive) and Fire bombs. 8M.

(b) Two. 8M.

(c) “Siren wailing, the steady drone of aircraft and the relentless thunder of heavy gunfire”. 8M.

(d) “To hurry up and get dressed”. 8M.

(e) “The windows smash, the ceilings fall… scramble our way out of the rubble that had been our home. The street is carpeted with broken glass, rubble, and broken furniture. The skeletons of our homes are silhouetted against the night sky”. 8M.

2. Comparison (20 marks)

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

No, the two documents do not agree = 2M.

Document A says it has been a “night of thrills” and while it does mention that bombs have been dropped, buildings have been damaged and two A.F.S. men killed, it does not go into explicit detail on the extent of the death and destruction, almost as if it was trying to sweep it under the carpet, and devoting equal space to “good news” stories like the shooting down of an enemy aircraft or the survival of a beautiful church window = 4M.

Document B describes the night as one of terror “I am wakened by a cacophony of sounds. The air raid siren wailing, the steady drone of aircraft and the relentless thunder of heavy gunfire”. It describes the personal terror “my chest hurts, I cannot breathe, my mouth, nose and eyes are full of dirt and grit and I am still naked” but also the general damage being done “The street is carpeted with broken glass, rubble, and broken furniture. The skeletons of our homes are silhouetted against the night sky, which is lit by searchlights, exploding shells, moonlight and burning buildings. There is a river of fire flowing along the street”. Clearly this has not been a “night of thrills”. = 4M.

Mark the quality of the explana...

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