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TEST CODE 02114010


MAY/JUNE 2016
CAR IB B EA N E XAM IN ATI ON S C O U N C I L
CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS
COMMUNICATION STUDIES
UNIT 1 – Paper 01
1 hour 30 minutes

04 MAY 2016 (a.m.)

READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

1. This test consists of 45 items divided into two sections, A and B.


2. Section A, based on a communication extract, consists of 7 questions. The extract, which is
NOT included in the question booklet, will be read to you twice but you will be allowed two
minutes to look at the questions before the extract is read to you.
3. Section B consists of 38 questions. Answer each question based on the information given.
4. In addition to the test booklet, you should have an answer sheet.
5. Each item in this test has four suggested answers lettered (A), (B), (C), (D). Read each item
you are about to answer and decide which choice is best. ·
6. On your answer sheet, find the number which corresponds to your item and shade the space
having the same letter as the answer you have chosen. Look at the sample item below.

Sample Item
Which of the following is an advantage of the
questionnaire as a data-collection method? Sample Answer

(A) Ease of administration Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ


(B) Immediacy of feedback
(C) Openness of discussion
(D) Opportunity for clarification
The best answer to this item is "Ease of administration", so (A) has been shaded.

7. If you want to change your answer, erase it completely and fill in your new choice.
8. When you are told to begin, turn the page and work as quickly and as carefully as you can.
If you cannot answer an item, go on to the next one. You may return to that item later.

_ _DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO __


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SECTION A

Items 1 – 7

Instructions: You will hear an extract. It will be read twice. Listen carefully before answering
the questions based on the extract.

1. What is the setting in the first stanza? 5. Which of the following expressions
from the poem does NOT refer to the
(A) A funeral central theme of the poem?
(B) An airport
(C) A train station (A) “ready to say goodbye”
(D) An underground station (B) “Each time we die a little”
(C) “These moments devastate”
2. Which of the following BEST expresses (D) “blowing his nose to clear the
the meaning of the phrase “blowing his sadness of departure”
nose to clear the sadness of departure”?
6. The main idea of the poem is that
(A) The young man is crying. (A) the author learns to accept
(B) The young man is devastated by paintings
the departure. (B) people find it painful to deal with
(C) The young man copes with his partings
grief by weeping. (C) people eventually learn to deal
(D) The impending departure has with partings
made the young man ill. (D) two young people are parting
company on different flights
3. Which of the following BEST explains
the purpose of stanza two? 7. Which of the following literary devices
are NOT used in the poem?
(A) To show that everyone has to die
(B) To include all young people in I. Pun
the grief of partings II. Metaphor
(C) To encourage people to III. Oxymoron
empathize with one another
(D) To show that the speaker is not (A) I and II only
alone in the departure lounge. (B) I and III only
(C) II and III only
4. The tone of the poem can be described as (D) I, II and III

(A) sober
(B) caustic
(C) nostalgic
(D) regretful

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SECTION B

Items 8 – 10

Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 8 – 10.

A researcher was gathering information on the impact of streaming within a particular high
school. He held a discussion with five sets of students from remedial classes in different forms
or grades on how they are being affected by their placement.

8. What method of data collection did the researcher use?

(A) Interview
(B) Focus group
(C) Questionnaire
(D) Participant observation

9. Apart from the students, which of the following persons may be the BEST source of primary
data for this research?

(A) Parents
(B) Teachers
(C) Education Officers
(D) Deans of Discipline

10. Which of the following is an advantage of using a questionnaire for this particular study?

(A) Results can be easily quantified.


(B) It has a low rate of response
(C) The researcher is able to ask follow-up questions.
(D) Respondents don’t have to think carefully before formulating a response.

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Items 11 – 15

Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 11 – 15.

At a recent meeting with the principal of Argyle Secondary School, the Ministry of Education
revealed that a check of the most recent census documents shows that some senior students of
the school have been attending classes irregularly. The Ministry decided to hire a research
company to investigate the likely reasons for the students’ irregular attendance.

11. Which of the following would be the 13. If the research company only collected
MOST appropriate population for this data in the morning, which of the
study? following would affect the data?

(A) All students of A rgyle I. Validity


Secondary that have been II. Time spent in the field
attending classes i r r e g u l a r l y III. Access to information

(B) All senior students of Argyle (A) I only


Secondary that have been (B) II only
attending classes irregularly (C) I and III only
(D) I, II and III
(C) All students of secondary
students in the country that have 14. If the research company was observing
been attending classes the patterns of absenteeism among
irregularly senior students, which of the following
would be an advantage?
(D) All senior students of secondary
students in the country that have (A) Directly experiencing the
been attending classes behaviour of participants
irregularly (B) Allowing its biases to affect
what is observed
12. Relevant demographic data about the (C) Spending a long enough period
student that the researcher might seek to of time collecting data
obtain would include (D) Participants changing their
behaviour while being observed
I. Age
II. Address 15. Which of the following URLs is NOT
III. Number of days absent likely to provide trustworthy
information on student attendance.
(A) I and II only
(B) I and III only (A) www.argylesecondary.edu
(C) II and III only (B) www.ttministryofeducation.gov
(D) I, II and III (C) www.parentsargylesecondary.org
(D) www.argyleabsentstudents.com

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Items 16 – 20

Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 16 – 20.

The boy come back home for a few days holiday, see some crabs Crosby have in a barrel. This
is the son: “Dad, what are those thangs there?” Talking like Englishman. Crosby ain’t tell him
nothing. When he poke his finger in the barrel and the crab catch hold of him, he bawl: “Pa!
The crab! The crab!” A well-educated boy, yes. Lawyer, economist or something.
Lovelace E., 1982, The Wine of Astonishment, p. 14.

16. Which of the following expressions 19. What does the extract suggest about the
contains syntactical features common to relationship between the boy’s
Caribbean English Creoles? education and his use of language?

(A) “A well-educated boy” (A) His education makes him speak


(B) “what are those thangs?” properly.
(C) “Pa! The crab! The crab!” (B) His education has influenced his
(D) “Talking like Englishman.” language.
(C) As an economist, he speaks
Standard English.
17. What features of Caribbean English (D) He speaks English Creole
Creole grammar is used in the because he is an educated
expression “Crosby ain’t tell him lawyer.
nothing”?

(A) Reduplication 20. What is suggested in the narrator’s final


(B) Double negative statement, “Lawyer, economist or
(C) Syllable reduction something”?
(D) Zero copula structure
(A) He was unable to recall the
correct information.
18. What attitude does the text ‘Talking like (B) He is not in awe of the young
Englishman. Crosby ain’t tell him man’s educational
nothing.’ suggest that the narrator has achievements.
towards the boy? (C) He does not think that the young
man’s profession is important.
(A) Jealousy (D) He does not care that the young
(B) Frustration man has become a professional.
(C) Amusement
(D) Disapproval

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Items 21 – 25

Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 21 – 25.

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