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TEST QUESTIONS

Test 1
Note: This test links to Module 1 or Chapters 13.
This test contains:
10 multiple choice questions
5 short answer questions.

Read the first ten questions carefully and choose the correct answer
1
a)
b)
c)
d)

Communication can best be defined as:


Explaining things to people so that it can be understood
sending a message via the Internet
the work done by the electronic media
the process of transferring information from one entity to another.

2
a)
b)
c)
d)

The ability to understand can best be described as:


the ability to perceive and explain the meaning or the nature of somebody or something
knowing why something is done or said
showing someone how to do something
the process of transferring information from one entity to another.

3
a)
b)
c)
d)

Which of the following key word groups include action words that indicate all higher order
understanding skills?
explain, assess, infer
analyse, state, identify
analyse, assess, evaluate
tell, define, report.

4
a)
b)
c)
d)

What is the communicative function shown in the image?


the identifying function
the communicative function
the ritualistic function
the expressive function.

Read the following poem and answer the questions that follows:
Whale Song
Save the Whales? Save the whales?
Why should we save the whales?
After all, they have been around
For millions of years.
In any case, our fears
About their destruction
May be groundless.
Unless of course someone
Knows something
About it
That I dont!
What did you say?
They do?
Oh!
Lelia Lord

In the poem Whale Song the writers purpose is mostly to:


(i)
amuse the reader
(ii) highlight the plight of the whales
(iii) persuade the reader to help the whales
(iv) poke fun at the speakers attitude to the plight of the whales.

a)
b)
c)
d)

i, ii and iv
ii and iii
i and iii
ii, iii, and iv.

Select the combination that best exemplifies the type of reading skills that can be applied to
the poem:
efferent and informative reading
efferent and aesthetic reading
aesthetic and appreciative reading
fact finding and intense reading.

a)
b)
c)
d)

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To find the shop go to the corner and turn right. Walk along the road until you see a red and pink
building with a sign written in blue letters.

Identify the type of writing in the sentence above:


a)
informational writing
b)
narrative writing
c)
instructional writing
d)
descriptive writing.

Select the combination below that represents organisational strategies for writing:
(i)
problem-solution
(ii) cause and effect
(iii) exposition
(iv) comparison.

a)
b)
c)
d)

none of the above


ii, iii, and iv
i, ii, and iv
i, ii and iii.

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Nen-Nen pursed her lips as she gazed around the yard. She limped painfully to the fence and
looked over it. Nothing had been done. Those lazy children had escaped again! The water bottles
lay scattered at the bottom of the steps where she had left them. A thin layer of grease glistened
on the pots in the outdoor sink. In the midst of the chaos a hen and her chicks pecked happily at
the scattered grains from the pots. She stomped through the gate, stubbing her toe on a brick that
she distinctly remembered telling Susa to remove before it hurt somebody!
Lelia Lord

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a)
b)
c)
d)

The passage contains:


narrative and descriptive writing
narrative writing only
mostly descriptive writing
descriptive and explanatory writing.

10
a)
b)
c)
d)

Narrative features include:


identifying what things look like
spatial organisation
moving from up to down
time sequence.
10 marks

11

The National Housing Trust in Jamaica wishes to gain information on the popularity of
different types of housing units. There is a plan to collect data from all over the island.

a)

Identify three methods that the Trust can use to collect information.
3 marks

b)

If the Trust considers using interviews as one method to gather information, name three
types of interviews that could be used.
3 marks

c)

Identify two strengths and one weakness for any of the methods stated in 1a) or 1b).
6 marks

12

List three questions the Trust would most likely ask the respondents in their quest for
relevant information.
3 marks

13

Identify three groups of people the Trust could target for


information.
3 marks
UFO Controversy
By FlyZ

The government is covering up something! Sources close to the Air Force Command suggest that
aliens visit the Garnish Air Force Base regularly. UFO activists took photographs of one of these
visits, but rain and mist affected the quality of the photographs and only the dim outlines of tall
beings emerged. Also, an army Sergeant, who worked at the base in 1975, claims to have seen,
and spoken to, several alien beings. They are not like us! he said.

14

Darian is thinking of using the passage UFO Controversy as a source for an academic
speech he must deliver to his class. Identify three things he needs to consider before he
selects this source.
3 marks

15

Identify two examples from the passage UFO Controversy that indicate that it is not a
reliable source.
4 marks
Total: 35 Marks