Mock exam paper C Ordinary Level Marking Scheme

PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2013

Home Economics

Marking Scheme and Solutions

Ordinary level

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Leaving Certificate Examination

HOME ECONOMICS – SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIAL

ORDINARY LEVEL

2 ½ hours

Section A

Answer any ten questions from this section.

Each question is worth 6 marks.

1. (a) Lipase

(b) Emulsifies fats to aid lipase to break down lipids.

2. (a)

- Needed to form pigment rhodopsin
- Needed for health of epithelial tissues, skin and membranes
- Needed for healthy skin
- Needed for optimum growth

(b) liver, fish liver oils, herrings, butter, margarine, egg yolks , carrots, dark green vegetables, spinach, peas, cabbage, apricots

3. (a) 3@2 marks Carbon (C), Hydrogen (H), Oxygen (O), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous, Sulphur

4. (a) To prevent constipation, to aid digestion. 1@2 marks

b) Choose whole wheat or brown bread instead of white bread.

Leave skins on fruit and vegetables where possible. 4

5. Imports: Vegetables - Peppers, Green Beans, Fennel, Fruits - Melons, Oranges, Pineapples 3x1

Exports: Dairy products, meat, beverages, prepared consumer food, etc. 3x1

6. (a) Food is packaged in order to prevent the following:

  • Dehydration
  • Oxidation
  • Contamination
  • Transfer of flavours (4)

(b) Examples of packaging:

  • Aluminium foil
  • Waxed paper
  • Cling film
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Paper
  • Plastic bags or tubs
  • Glass
  • Aerosols (2 x 1marks)

7.

  • Avoid waste: strawberries are plentiful ('in season') in July but not domestically available throughout the rest of the year.
  • Convenience: frozen vegetables need no further preparation. This saves time by not having to peel and chop them.
  • Facilitate distribution: allows things like fruit and vegetables to be transported from their country of origin to other countries without causing any deterioration to the product.
  • Makes seasonal produce available all year round - frozen strawberries are available all year round. (6) 3@2

8. Give one recommendation under each of the following headings in relation to safe foo...

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