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EXAMINATION
ENGLISH B
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 10 minutes

READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

l. This paperconsists ofTWELVE questions, arranged in THREE sections as follows:

Section A: DRAMA
Questions I and 2: Shakespeare
Questions 3 and 4: Modern Drama

Section B: POETRY
Questions 5 and 6

Section C: PROSE FICTION


Questions 7 to l0: Novel
Questions I l and l2: Short Story

2. Answer THREE questions only, oNE question from EACH section.

3. You MUST write in essay format and deverop ALL your responses fully.

4. write your answers in the spaces provided in this answer bookret.

5. Do NOT write in the margins.

6- Use ONLY the books from the prescribed list for this examination to answer the
questions.

7 . You are advised to take some time to read through the paper and plan your answers.

8. If you need to rewrite any answer and there is not enough space to do so on the
original page, you must use the extra lined page(s) provided at the back of this
booklet. Remember to draw a line through your original answer,

9. If youuse the extra page(s) you MUST write the question number clearly in
the box provided at the top of the extra page(s) and, where relevant, include
the question part beside the answer.

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(b) Compare the attitude of EACH wife towards her husband- (8 marks)

(c) Examine Shakespeare's dramatic presentation of women in the play. (9 marks)

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2. "The theme of leadership is a dominant one in Julius Coesor'"

(a) Describe Caesar and Brutus as leaders. (8 marks)

(b) Compare the people's response to the leadership of Caesar with their response to the
leadership of Brutus. (8 marks)

(c) Examine how Shakespeare uses EITHER soliloquies OR dramatic irony to present the
theme of leadership. (9 marks)

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3. "The Lion and The Jewel is about the tensions surrounding tradition and change."

(a) Describe TWO incidents in which tensions surrounding tradition and change are evident.
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(b) Discuss the attitude of ONE of the MAIN characters to these tensions. (8 marks)

(c) Examine the playwright's presentation of EITHER contrast OR flashback in portraying


the tensions surrounding tradition and change. (9 marks)

Total25 marks

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4. Refer to the mime depicting the story of lost manhood in The Lion ond The Jewel.

(a) Describe the events that are enacted in this mime. (8 marks)

(b) Discuss ONE theme that is presented in this enactment. (8 marks)

(c) Examine the dramatic effect of song and dance in the play. (9 marks)

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7. One of Mama King's daughters declares, "Old and young don't mix. They like oiland water."

(a) Describe the relationship between Mama King and her daughters. (8 marks)

(b) Discuss ONE issue which the author highlights concerning the way in which children treat
their ageing parents. (g marks)

(c) Examine ONE technique which the author uses to portray the relationship between the
elderly and the young. (9 marks)

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8. "The occupants of Frangipani House were the lucky few."

(a) Describe the treatment of the occupants at Frangipani House. (8 marks)

(b) Discuss how Mama King's stay at Frangipani House affects her. (8 marks)

(c) Examine how the writer uses the house as a symbol to portray the theme of appearance
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9. "Things Fall Apart focuses on Okonkwo's obsession with masculinity."

(a) Describe TWO incidents in which Okonkwo's perception of masculinity is portrayed.


(8 marks)

(b) Discuss the impact of ONE of the incidents described in (a) above on Okonkwo and his
community. (8 marks)

(c) Examine Achebe's use of ONE technique to present masculinity in the novel.
(9 marks)

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10. "Things' Fall Apart focuses on the fear experienced by an individual and a community."

(a) Describe the kind of fear experienced by ONE individualAND by the lgbo community.
(8 marks)

(b) Discuss the impact of fear on ONE individualAND on his or her community.
(8 marks)

(c) Examine Achebe's use of EITHER foreshadowing OR dialogue to highlight the significance
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ll. "The stories 'Emma'and 'The Man of the House'are both narrated bv children who observe and
record impressions of the adult world."

For EACH story:

(a) Describe what happens. (8 marks)

(b) Discuss oNE lesson learnt by EACH child about the adurt worrd. (8 marks)

(c) Examine ONE technique used by EACH writer to present the adult world as seen through
the eyes of the child. (9 marks)

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12. Choose TWO stories that you have studied from the prescribed list which focus on journeys.

For EACH story:

(a) Describe the form the journey takes and the reasons for undertaking it. (8 marks)

(b) Discuss the outcome of the journey for the protagonist OR one other individual.
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(c) Examine how the writer uses setting to show the changes that result from the journey.
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