YEAR 10 Semester One, 2014
TIME ALLOWED FOR THIS PAPER
Reading time before commencing work: 10 minutes
Working time for paper: 90 minutes
MATERIAL REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED FOR THIS PAPER
To be provided by the supervisor
This Question/Answer Booklet
To be provided by the candidate
Standard items: Pens, pencils, eraser or correction fluid, ruler, and highlighter.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO CANDIDATES
During the 10 minutes reading time you may NOT annotate the Question Booklet or the Answer Booklets until working time commences.
No other items may be taken into the examination room. It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not have any unauthorised notes or other items of a non-personal nature in the examination room. If you have any unauthorised material with you, hand it to the supervisor before reading any further.
Ensure your student number is on all answer booklets used.
STRUCTURE OF THIS EXAMINATION PAPER
This paper requires you to complete two sections. One is an extended response, the other is a short answer section.
Suggested working time
Number of questions available
Number of questions to be attempted
Section One: Comprehending
Total Marks Available
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:
1. The rules for the conduct of Curriculum Council examinations are detailed in the Student Information Handbook. Sitting this examination implies that you agree to abide by these rules.
2. Write your answers to each section in this Question/Answer Booklet.
3. You must be careful to confine your responses to the specific questions asked and to follow any instructions that are specific to a particular question.
4. Spare pages are included at the end of this booklet. They can be used for planning your responses and/or as addiotnal space if required to continue an answer.
Planning: If you use the spare pages for planning, indicate this clearly at the top of the page.
Continuing an answer: If you need to use the space to continue an answer, indicate in the original answer psace where the answer is continued to answer at the top of th page.
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SECTION ONE - COMPREHENDING
In this section, there are three texts and three questions. Answer all questions.
You are required to comprehend and analyse unseen written and visual texts and respond concisely in approximately 150-200 words for each question.
Recommended working time: 45 minutes
Question 1 (7 marks)
How is mood created in the passage from “Listen to the End”? Provide examples.
Question 2 (8 marks)
Describe the use of voice in the poem “Loneliness”. Use quotes form the text to support your answer. Question 3 (10 marks)
How are visual techniques used to create atmosphere in the still image?
This is a passage from the short Listen to the End by Tony Hunter. It describes the street the (nameless) main character is walking down on her way home at the end of the day.
"A flurry of wind sent the brown leaves tumbling end over end ahead of her along the dark, glistening pavement. Thin, cold drizzle, driven by the wind wrapped a clammy embrace round her hurrying figure and swirls of mist danced beckoningly around the street lamps, transmuting their normally friendly beacons into baleful yellow eyes. The tall Victorian houses frowned down…