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Name Civics Group GP Tutor

SERANGOON JUNIOR COLLEGE


JC2 Preliminary Examination 2011

GENERAL PAPER 8806/02

Paper 2

Friday 12th August 2011


Question Paper 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer on the Question Paper.


No Additional Materials are required.

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST

Write your name and civics group on all the work you hand in.
Write in dark blue or black ink in the spaces provided on the Question Paper.

Answer all questions.


At the end of the test, fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

(Note that 15 marks out of 50 will be awarded for your use of language.)

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Content /35

Language /15

Total /50

This Question Paper consists of 6 printed pages (Pgs 27)

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PAPER 2 (50 marks)
Read the passages and then answer all the questions which follow below. Note that
up to fifteen marks will be given for the quality and accuracy of your use of English
throughout this paper.

Note: When a question asks for an answer IN YOUR OWN WORDS AS FAR AS
POSSIBLE and you select the appropriate material from the passage(s) for your
answer, you must still use your own words to express it. Little credit can be given to
answers which only copy words or phrases from the passage(s).

From Passage 1

1. What does the author mean by the cheerleaders are policing the game with an iron
fist (line 6)?

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2. According to the author, explain why itchy narcissists are the best consumers (line
10 -11). Use your own words as far as possible.

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3. What is the authors intention in the use of the word even in the line even
depressed people end up happy when personal satisfaction is the yardstick (lines
14)?

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4. A happy and meaningful existence depends on the ability to feel emotions...that


compete with happiness. (lines 16-18)

What one emotion may the author be thinking of? Suggest how it makes our existence
happy and meaningful?

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5. ...one of the best-documented examples of a happy society. (line 29)

Why does the author place inverted commas around the phrase happy society?

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6. From paragraph 5, state three ways in which Ladakh today is different from what it
was before 1980. Use your own words as far as possible.

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7. Explain the paradox as stated by the author in lines 39-40.

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From passage Two

8. What does the word zealously (line 3) suggest about the governments attitude
towards protecting the rights of man?

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9. From Paragraphs 2-5, summarise in not more than 120words (not counting the
words provided), the different views on how happiness can be obtained and the
criticisms of these views.

One view is that ......

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10. Explain the meaning of the following words as they are used in the passage.
You may write your answer in one word or a short phrase. [5m]

From Passage 1

(a) spawn (line 12)...

(b) dwindled (line 19)...

(c) backlash (line 23)

(d) downright (line 41)

From Passage 2

(e) unalienable (line 2) ..

11. Schumaker questions the conventional notions of happiness and suggests how
true happiness can be achieved. Smith, on the other hand, suggests that happiness is
sadly out of reach. Which authors views do you find more persuasive? Support your
answer with examples drawn from your societys experience. [8m]

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