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English A

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• Paper 02 May 2002 3 • Paper 02 May 2005 267
• Paper 02 May 2002 9 • Paper 02 January 2006 277
• Paper 02 May 2003 15 • Paper 02 May 2006 294
• Paper 02 May 2003 21 • Paper 02 May 2006 312
• Paper 02 May 2004 27 • Paper 02 January 2007 322
• Paper 02 May 2004 33 • Paper 02 May 2007 339
• Multiple Choice 2004 39 • Paper 02 May 2007 355
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• Paper 02 May 2005 84 • Multiple Choice 2008 407
• Paper 02 January 2006 90 • Multiple Choice 2008 414
• Paper 02 May 2006 96
• Paper 02 January 2007 103
• Paper 02 May 2007 110
• Paper 02 January 2008 116
• Paper 02 May 2008 125
• Multiple Choice 2008 134

Mathematics
• Paper 02 May 2002 151
• Paper 02 May 2002 164
• Paper 02 May 2003 174
• Paper 02 May 2003 190
• Paper 02 May 2004 201
• Paper 02 May 2004 217
• Multiple Choice 2004 226
• Paper 02 January 2005 237
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

l. Use the information presented in the table below to write a brief report (110 words) on
illiteracy.

COMPARISON OF ILLITERACY RATES IN


DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Population Illiterates
1980 aged 15- 19 aged 15- 19 Percentage Male Female
(in millions) (in millions) % % %

World 335 73 21.8 16.6 27.3

Developed
countries 98 0.7 0 .7 0.7 0 .7

Developing
countries 237 72.3 30.9 23.5 38.6

(20 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)


Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the extract below and then answer the questions that follow.

He reached into his suit pocket and gave me a small plastic egg filled with cinnamon
hearts. "For the lady of the house," he said with an almost imperceptible splay-footed bow.
"Really Mr. Pirzada," my mother protested. "Night after night. You spoil her."
"I only spoil children who are incapable of spoiling."
5 It was an awkward moment for me, one which I awaited in part with dread, in part with
delight. I was charmed by the presence of Mr. Pirzada' s rotund elegance, and flattered by
the faint theatricality of his attentions, yet unsettled by the superb ease of his gestures, which
made me feel, for an instant, like a stranger in my own home. It had become our ritual, and
for several weeks we grew more comfortable with one another, it was the only time he spoke
10 to me directly. I had no response, offered no comment, betrayed no visible reaction to the
steady stream of honey-filled lozenges, the raspbeny truffles, the slender rolls of sour
pastilles. I could not even thank him, for once, when I did, for an especially spectacular
peppermint lollipop wrapped in a spray of purple cellophane, he had demanded, "What is
thank you? The lady at the bank thanks me, the cashier at the shop thanks me, the librarian
15 thanks me when I return an overdue book, the overseas operator thanks me as he tries to
connect me to Dacca and fails. If I am buried in this country I will be thanked, no doubt, at
my funeral."

"Interpreter of Maladies " by Jhumpa Lahiri published by


Harper Collins Ltd.© Jhumpa Lahiri 1999

(a) What evidence is there that the plastic filled egg was not the first gift that the girl received
from Mr. Pirzada? (2marks)

(b) Quote one sentence which tells the reader how the mother feels about Mr. Pirzada' s habit
of giving her daughter gifts. (1 mark )

(c) What does the sentence "I only spoil children who are incapable of spoiling." (line 4) tell
us about Mr. Pirzada's opinion of the girl? (2 marks)

(d) Why does the girl feel awkward (line 5)? (2 marks)

(e) How did Mr. Pirzada feel about people thanking him? (2 marks)

(f) Give one example from the passage which illustrates Mr. Pirzada's rotund elegance
(line 6) (1 mark )

(g) Which gift do you think impressed the young girl most? Quote one word from the
passage to support your answer. (2 marks)

Total12 marks

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3. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

In the early 1970's, eating fast food was more of a recreational activity for families.
The menu was limited to hamburgers, hotdogs and some pastry along with some kind of
beverage. Most of the sales were made during the after-work period and on weekends.

All that has changed with today's hectic lifestyles. Consumers want quick and
5 convenient meals; they do not want to spend a lot of their time preparing meals. Rising
incomes, longer workdays, and a growing tendency for both spouses to hold fuiJctime jobs
at greater distances from their homes are credited for the rise in away-from-home expenditure
of all types; but fast foods especially benefit from these trends.

The fast food industry focuses heavily on rapid consumer turnover, speed of service,
10 and take-out sales. To accommodate this demand, the menus of fast food outlets have
expanded to include meals that resemble home cooked ones.

Guyana Review Vol. 9 Number 103, August 2001, page 26


www.guyanareview.com
Editor Mr David Granger.

(a) What does the phrase "a recreational activity" mean (line 1)? (1 mark )

(b) Which two periods of time are being contrasted in the passage? (2 marks)

(c) Which word or phrase in the passage best summarises the reason for the changes?
(2 marks)

(d) In what way have consumers changed? (1 mark )

(e) List TWO social trends that caused the changes in the fast food menu between the 1970's
and the present. (2 marks)

(f) What is the greatest change in the fast food menu between the 1970's and the present?
(2 marks)

(g) List TWO main focuses of the fast food industry? (2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

Answer ONE question.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 300 to 350 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. Dialect may be used only in conversation.

4.

Write a story based on the scene above. (16 marks)

5. " I needed a little bit of luck to get through and fortunately I got it."
Write a story based on this remark. (16 marks)

6. ''If you weren' t so stubborn and if you had done as I told you, we would never have got into this
mess. All we can do now is pray."
W rite a story that ends with these lines. (16 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

Answer ONE question.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 180 to 200 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. Give your views on this statement.

"Of all the problems facing families today, the biggest one is that children and parents do not
understand each other."
(20 marks)

8. Give your views on this statement.

" Forget all the fancy talk. Flogging is the best way to discipline children. It was the best way
and it will always be the best way."
(20 marks)

END OF TEST

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TEST CODE 000192
FORMTP2287 MAY/JUNE 2002

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 fhours

( 29 MAY 2002 (a.mS •··· )

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper.


t
This 10-minute period is in addition to the 2 hours allowed for the
examination.

Candidates may write during the time allowed for reading the
paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright© 2001 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE;
ALL of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Summarise what the writer says about the Union in not more than 110 words.

Sometimes when social history is recorded it is often distorted to suit not its historical
truth but present day circumstances. However, there is no need for this fear when accounting for
the Union. The truth is, as an organization it has remained true to its founding principles.
Uppermost in the minds of its founders were principles that still live today in the hearts of all its
members.
The seventies was in fact a period of change, a period of revolt against the old order, a
period when the entire society questioned itself. A mood of militancy pervaded the working class
and bank workers were not left out. The 1970's (even in the 1960' s the militancy of the youth
and workers was manifested in a number of ways) were exciting times to say the least. The
University was alive with debate, discussions and ideas. Political parties were formed and they
created powerful stitTings within society. The social crisis, the demand for change of the old
status quo, the international issues, all had their influences. It was in thi s period that the Union
was born.
Today, the Union represents many workers in over sixty companies including professional
employees at prestigious financial institutions. We are now the recognised representatives for
workers in the financial sector as well as in research organisations. In addition the union provides
Consultancy services to many persons who need such services. It was truly the experience of
success, with indigenous organisation, that has now become an institution .

Adapted from Newsday Historical Di?,est.

(25 marks)

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SECTION TWO
(Suggested time: 40 minutes)
Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the extract below and then answer all the questions that follow.

I had long dreams. The nightmare began the moment I closed my eyes: A pretty lady
with soft, wavy, black hair braided and hanging to her waist, stepped out of the shadows and
whispered to me, 'You will not forget this day easily, Phyllisia. You will not.'
'I shall. I shall. ' Words leaped from my throat but could not pass through my open
5 mouth. My teeth had grown to form bars. Words beat against my teeth, like birds protesting
their cage; none could escape.
Laughing, she ran through the forest, passing through trees, teasing. repeating: 'No,
no, you will not forget. . . '
Twisting and turning, clawing at my jaw with hands that I could not see- because I was
10 sleeping- shouting with words that I could not form, my anger against my deformity changed
swiftly to mortal terror. The lady was approaching a cliff and still no words escaped with
which I could warn her. I knew if she fell into the roaring water, she would be tom into a
million pieces by jagged rocks submerged just below.
But I was sleeping. mute, imprisoned with my caged words, gazed through the bars
15 of my teeth. I pulled and pounded on them as she moved nearer, nearer to the cliff's edge.

David Higham Associates for "The Friends" by Rosa Guy


published by Penguin Books Ltd. © Rosa Guy 1973.

(a) What word in the first line shows the fearfulness of the incident being related?
( 1 mark)
(b) What impression is the writer trying to convey by using the phrase "stepped out of the
shadows and whispered to me" (lines 2 - 3)? (2 marks)
(c) What is the writer trying to suggest about Phyllisia's character when she uses the
repetition "I shall . I shall." (line 4)? (2 marks)
(d) Why are the birds "protesting the cage" (lines 5 - 6)? (2marks)
(e) To whom or to what do the following words refer
(a) 'none' (line 6) (1 mark )
(b) 'them' (line 15) (1 mark)
(t) The writer converts Phyllisia's mouth into a cage. Give two phrases from the passage
which illustrate this. (2 marks)
(g) Quote two phrases which show how the writer gives human characteristics to anger
(line 10). (2 marks)

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3. Read the extract below and then answer all the questions that follow.

Millions of dollars are going down the drain every year on stress electrocardiograms
for business executives. Annual chest x-rays are routine, even though they provide no
benefits and are probably increasing the incidence of cancer. Fat, sedentary diabetics are
spending their money on blood sugar tests, when paying gym fees would make more sense.
5 And of course, everybody is anxiously checking their cholesterol to see if it is high, and then
rushing out to buy statins if it is.

None of this is going to make any difference to the health of the people of the
Caribbean, but powerful interests are involved. Hospitals cater to thousands of executives
doing annual medical check-ups. No executive in his right mind would spend thousands of
10 dollars on a procedure that brings no obvious corporate benefits, but then health has never
been a matter of logic. People want reassurance that they are not about to die, rather than
programmes that will make them healthier and more productive.

This is not to say that testing is unnecessary. The problem is the reason for the tests.
Every individual should know his or her cholesterol level, but only because such knowledge
15 is one aspect of the assumption of personal responsibility for overall health.

Checking one's cholesterol level without looking after one's health is virtually
useless.
Passage from Healthbeat p. 76.

(a) What is the meaning of the phrase "going down the drain" (line 1)? (1 mark )

(b) How does the writer feel about the practice of having annual chest x-rays?
(2 marks)

(c) What does the phrase "but powerful interests are involved" suggest to the reader about
the possibility of change? (2 marks)

(d) What "reason" does the writer give for "knowing" one's cholesterol level?
(1 mark )

(e) What evidence does the writer provide to support the view that " health has never been
a matter of logic"? (2 marks)

(f) What does the phrase "paying gym fees would make more sense" suggest about "fat
diabetic people"? (2 marks)

(g) Why does the writer use the phrase "in his right mind" (line 9)? (2marks)

Total 12 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. Dialect may be used only in conversation.

4.

Write a story based on the scene above. (25marks)

S. "You really can't tell a book by its cover. Adison turned out to be a real friend."

Write a story that ends with these words. (25marks)

6. "That is why you should never count your chickens before they hatch."

Write a story that ends with the statement above. (25marks)

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SECTION FOlJR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "The school teacher is being asked to be teacher. counsellor. financial sponsor and parent to many
children in primary schools."

Which of these roles should a teacher be expec ted to perform? Give reasons for your position.
(25 marks)

8. Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper expressing your views on the following point of
view.

"Dreamers arc no help to a country- what we need is practical people who can do things or get
things done.'' (25 marks)

END OF TEST

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T EST CODE 000182
FORM TP 2371 MAY/JUNE2003

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 5 minutes

( 28 MA.:Y 2003 (a.m.) )

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper.


This 10-minute period is in addition to the 2 hours 5 minutes
allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading the
paper.

DO NOT T URN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2002 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.
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Candidat~s MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of
Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

1. Read the passage below carefully then write a summary of it in not more than 120 words.

Now buying an aircraft is not as easy as buying a car: with a car. you can walk into a
showroom, or have a sales representative drive a car to your front door, test-drive it, place your
order. and in a day or two everything is fixed up. But buying an aircraft is a different story.

Choosing a new aircraft affects every single part of an airline. Pilots must be trained to fly
it; mechanics must be trained to maintain it; marketing people must develop new sales plans. And,
of course, everything depends on the financial people who have to say whether it makes sound
financial sense, and whether or not we can really afford what we want to buy. At the airport. we have
to be sure that the facilities can h;mdle the new aircraft, that our cargo needs can be met, and that
the aircraft can be cleaned and prepared to leave within our scheduled time frame. Cabin crews have
to learn new layouts and new systems for safety and emergencies, galleys and washrooms. We have
to assess audio-visual and entertainment faci lities. We have to be sure that the aircraft can handle
the baggage which we need to carry. Our purchasing and supply people have to make sure that we
have adequate sources for spare parts. We have to enter into elaborate contractual arrangements
with engine suppliers and financiers. All this takes plenty of time. as you can imagine, but every
input has to he right.

The research. the investigation. the quantifying and the justifying, take at least six to nine
months- and that's just to pick out the aircraft type we want. We then have to go out and find the
actual aircraft, negotiate terms. get Board approval. work out our seat configuration, our colour
schemes. our cabin decor ~md fittings .

Adapted.fimn an article in Caribbean Beat January/February,


Media and Editorial Projects Ltd.,
Port of Spain, 2002, p. /3 .

(20 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the passage below carefully then answer all the questions that follow.

Dora Olivetti walked out of the sixth form, and with an enormous sense of relief down the
empty passage to the staff room . She would spend the remaining hour of school marking books so
that at the end she would be quite free to forget about the whole business, especially the last fort y
minutes of humiliation. She knew that if only she could forget about her ridiculous height, the girls
5 would too. Yet she was painfully aware that not only was she burdened with this deformity . but her
general appearance was against her also. So what if they did call her Lofty, how could she expect
to earn their approval with her plain face and the added insult of very short sight and very thick-
lensed glasses? The ladies of the sixth set great store by physical beauty. being for the most part
well endowed themselves, and having the gift of youth besides. It was not that they were
10 intentionally cruel or rude, of course, it was just the fact of them being as they were, and gi ggling
at what she was, with her deep earnestness about the literature of France. They had just finished
exams, and it was the end of June , with two more weeks to go until the end of term. Earnest they
could not be. not knowing what their results would be, or whether they were school leavers or not.

Tessa Dow, " The Exister", in 22 Jamaican Short Stories,


Kings/On Pu/Jlishers Limited, 1987. p./9.

(a) What was Dora Olivetti 's job? ( 1 mark)

(b) How does the nickname "Lofty" help us to understand the nature of Dora 's deformity ?
(2marks)

(c) What prevented Dora from earning the approval of the students? ( 1 mark)

(d) What is meant by "set great store by" (line 8) as used in the passage? (2marks)

(e) What reasons are given for th.: light-heartedness of the students? ( 2marks)

(f) How would you describe Dora's personality? (2marks)

(g) How would you describe Dora's attitude to the students? (2marks)

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3. Read the extract below carefully then answer all the questions that follow.

Red wine has long been thought to offer more protection against heart di sease.
Now wine makers have developed a white wine which they say has the same benefits as red . The
wine was created by researchers at a university in France.

Red wine is believed to be a ''healthier" choice because it contains antioxidants called


5 polyphenols. These mop up damaging free radicals, and that could prevent fat deposits buildi ng
up in arteries. Polyphenols are concentrated in the skin of grapes. Red wine has high polyphenol
levels because of the way it is made.

The researchers, led by Pierre-Louis Teissedre. chose white grapes which were rich in
poly phenols. They also changed the wine-making process so it was more like that for red wine. The
10 end result was a white wine which had polyphenollevels four times higher than normal. The wine
was designed for people with Type l - or juvenile- diabetes, whose bodies are less effective at
mopping up free radicals than normal.

Dr. Teissedre said a glass or two of the wine a day could benefit people with diabetes, but
Belinda Linden, head of medical information at the BHF, said: "There is no definitive proof that
IS red wine is more beneficial than moderate amounts of other types of alcohoL so this new wine may
not be very different." Eleanor Kennedy of the charity Diabetes UK said: "The best way to get
antioxidants is to eat plenty of fruit and vegetables."

Adapted from Trinidad Express. Monday, December 16, 2002, Section 2. p. 6.

(a) What does the use of the phrase "they say" (line 2) suggest about the writer's attitude to the
claims about red wine? ( 2 marks)

(b) What, according to the writer, is the effect of antioxidants on one 's health? ( 2 marks)

(c) What is the danger posed by free radicals? ( 2 marks)

(d) Identify TWO means by which the researchers tried to ensure that white wine had the same
benefits as red wine. ( 2 marks)

(e) What causes the levels of polyphenol in red wine to be high? ( 1 mark)

(f) Why are people with Type-1 diabetes thought to be more in need of red or new white wine?
( 2 marks)

(g) What alternative sources of antioxidants are mctntioned in the passage? ( 1 mark)

Total 12 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 300 to 350 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4.

Write a story based on the picture above. (16 marks)

5. "He never missed a day of school since he was living with me, but then that Thursday morning he
got up and told me he wasn ' t going to school. Now, look at him ten years later."
Write a story that either starts or ends with these words. (16 marks)

6. "A dog is man' s best friend." I used to think so until I looked down and saw the blood running down
my leg.
Write a story th'at includes these words. (16 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 180 to 200 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "Everything is relative. One country"·s terrorist is another country's freedom fighter."

Write your views on this statement. (20 marks)

8. Material goods are essential for happiness.

Write an argument EITHER in support of OR opposing this view. (20 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, ifany have been inadvertently
overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased to correct this at
the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 000192
FORMTP2373 MAY/JUNE 2003

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 fhours

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
t
the 2 hours allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOlJ ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2002 Caribbean E xaminations Council.


All righrs reserved.
000 192/F 2003
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOlJR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of
Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read the passage below then write a summary of it in not more than 120 words. Your answer
should be in continuous prose and in paragraph form. It should NOT be in note form.

In 1980 doctors in New York and California were intrigued by cases they were seeing of an extremely
virulent fonn of pneumonia, usually found only in people with extraordinarily weakened systems. They
watched in alarm as patients. most of them young and with no particular history of illness, succumbed
rapidly to an illness they could do nothing to halt.

In twenty years, the disease has spread to every corner of the world. The HIV virus which causes AIDS
is estimated to have infected almost sixty million people worldwide, according to UN AIDS. Of this
number, an estimated 22 million have already died and an estimated 36.1 million people are c urrently
living with HIV/AIDS.

HIVI AIDS has had a devastating effect on the social and economic fabric of society. It affects most
frequently the most productive section of society, the parents, the breadwinners. It affects future
generations: it pushes people deeper into poverty, widening the gap between the de veloped and the
developing world.

HIV I AIDS has presented a major challenge to the medical establishment from the beginning. It was first
wrongly seen as a disease that affected only a particular group of society, or a particular race. Finally,
it was clear that AIDS was infectious, could be transmitted through sexual intercourse. among
intravenous drug users, through blood transfusions of infected blood, and by infected mothers to their
babies. Still unknown was what caused the disease.

It was not until 1983 that the answer was found. The cause of AIDS was identified as a virus, or more
correctly a retrovirus - the human immunodeficiency virus. or HIV for short.

From the beginning AIDS has been a disease like no other. It touches on many issues that are deeply
personal, that arc taboo. and that can polarise. Issues like race and religious beliefs. Issues of how
personal behaviour can have an effect on the public good. Myths and denials have s unounded the disease
in all parts of the world.

The disease has been notable too for the debate it has raised on the pharmaceutical industry . Issues have
come to the fore such as how to handle intellectual property. patenting of drugs, the availability of
affordable drugs, and the rights of developing countries to import or produce cheap generic drugs.

Adapter/from " f/IV/AIDS", the Courie_~·.


September- Oc10her 2001, p. 12.

(25 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the passage below then answer all the questions that follow.

The wood was thick and wild with tangled weed racing over and along the swollen black roots
of the mahogany trees. Patrolling the land at all hours of the day were the village overseers. They were
themselves villagers who were granted special favours like attending on the landlady, or owning after
twenty years' tenure the spot of land on which their house was built. They were fierce, aggressive and
5 strict. Theft was not unusual, and the land lords depended entirely on the overseers to scare away the more
dangerous villagers. The overseers carried bunches of keys strung on wire which they chimed
continually, partly to warn the villagers of their approach, and partly to satisfy themselves with the feel
of authority. This seemed necessary since the average villager showed little respect for the overseer
unless threatened or actually bullied. Many a day poverty, adventure or the threat of boredom would
10 drive them into the woods where the landlady's hens lay and rabbits nibbled the green weed. They would
collect the eggs and set snares for the birds and animals. The landlord made a perennial complaint, and
the overseers were given a full-time job. Occasionally, the landlord would accuse the overseers of
conniving, of slackening on the job, and the overseers, who never risked defending themselves, gave vent
to their feelings on the villagers who they thought were envious and jealous and mean.

George Lamming, ''The Restless Urge", in Empire Windrush,


Orion Books Ltd, 1999, p. 56.

(a) The overseers were " villagers who were granted special favours" (line 3). What docs this
tell us about the landlord's method of management? ( 2 marks)

(b) What docs the phrase "which they chimed continually" (lines 6 - 7) tell us about the
overseers' feelings about themselves? ( 2 marks)

(c) How did the average villager feel about the overseers') ( 2 marks)

(d) What factors led to the villagers' theft of the landlady's property? ( 1 mark)

(e) What word or phrase suggests that the landlord was never satisfied with the incidence of
theft? ( 2 marks)

(f) What do the words ''Occasiona lly, the landlord would accuse the overseers of conniving,
of slackening on the job" (lines 12 - 13) suggest aboutthe relationship between the landlord
and the overseers? ( 2 marks)

(g) In what ways did the overseers respond to the accusations of the landlord? ( 2marks)

Total 13 marks

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3. Read the extract below then answer the questions that follow.

Try to imagine a world in which people of European ancestry are not only a minority of the world
population, but are a beleaguered minority of Europe's and North America's population. Would that
spell the end of Western civilization , or would a civilization born in the Judea-Christian and Greek-
Roman societies be carried forward by a predominantly African-Muslim-Hispanic recent immigrant
5 population in Europe and North America? And if Western civilization perishes, does that matter to you'l
What. if anything, can be done?

Because the average European woman · s birth rate is 1.4 (not counting immigration. it takes 2. 1
children per woman to maintain a population level). Europe's population- from Ice land to Russia - will
fall from 728 million in 2000 to only 207 million in the year 2HXl - about a 70 1fn drop. Of Europe' s 47
10 countries. only Albania is maintaining its population level. In the next SO years, Russia's population will
drop from 147 million to only 80 million.

More important even than the population decline is the inevitable aging of the populations. For
example. in Italy, by 2050 only 2% of the population will be under age five. while more than 40% will
be older than 65. Without massive immigration there will not be enough caregivers to even minimally
15 take care of Europe's mostly elderly population. Keep in mind that the European birth rates continue to
go down.

But with these probably optimistic population projections from the U .N .. Buchanan points out
that by 2050, " ... the Third World will add 100 million people - one new Mexico -every 15 months.
The population of Mexico will be replicated 40times by 2050, while Europe will have lost the equivalent
20 of the entire population of Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden. Norway and Germany. It seems
incredible, but the numbers look solid to me. Europe will be a spent force within 50 to I00 years. Or as
Buchanan puts it: "The cradle of Western civilization will have become its grave."

The U.S. is going down the same path- but more slowly. As a result of current American birth
and illegal-immigrant rates, we will be more than 50% non-European by 2050.

© Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Resen·ed.


Reprinted ~o~·ith permission.

(a) What kind of reaction is the writer trying to provoke in the reader by the questions at the end
of the first paragraph? ( 2 marks)
(b) What, according to the passage, is more important than the declining population')
( 1 mark)
(c) What single factor. according to the writer. is responsible for the decline of Europe' s
population? ( 1 mark)
(d) What kind of effect does Buchanan want to create by saying that "one new Mexico" (line 1R)
will be added every 15 months? ( 2 marks)
(e) What does Buchanan mean when he says "The cradle of Western civilization will have become
its grave." (line 22)? ( 2 marks)
(f) What is the writer's attitude to the projected changes in the populations of Europe and North
America? ( 2 marks)
(g) What is the nationality of the writer of the passage? ( 2 marks)
Total 12 marks
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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer one question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4.

Write a story based on the picture above. (25 marks)

5. "Given all they had to overcome, it was surprising that they made it at all."

Write a story ending with these words. (25 marks)

6. "Some people never give up. They keep going on and on and on."

Write a story beginning with these words. (25 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer one question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "Governments in the Caribbean should not allow their qualified teachers to be enticed away by schools
in the U.S.A. and Britain.'·

Wr~ argument EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (25 marks)

8. "Adults who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol are hypocrites when they condemn young people for
using marijuana and cocaine."

Write your views on this statement. (25 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased
to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

000 192/F 2003


TEST CODE 01118020
FORM TP 2004068 MAY/JUNE 2004

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 5 minutes
B
( 26 MAY 2004 (a.m.) )

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
the 2 hours 5 minutes allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2003 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Summarise the following passage in not more than 80 words.

The year 2002 has been a challenging one for the police. There was a 3.6 per cent
increase in total recorded crime for the year, compared to the same period in 2001. The figure
for January to October 2002 was 9 944, while for the same period in 2001, it was 9 603.
Burglary accounted for 26 per cent of the reported crime, while drug use - use and abuse at
street level - was 12 per cent. "Violent crime especially, and those engaging in the use of
firearms in recent times have brought with them a level of fear that has the potential to have a
debilitating effect on society," said the Commissioner of Police. "A continuous police
presence was necessary to assure citizens they could go about their business without fear of
being a victim," added the Commissioner.

There was an increase of 79 accidents this year, with 6 167, against 6 088 last year.
There were 18 fatal accidents, a decrease of three for the same period last year. In both crime
and road safety, the Downtown Division recorded a decline, while the Southern and
Northern Divisions showed increases. Enforcement of traffic laws had been a dominant
feature for the police, with 11 386 traffic cases for downtown alone. Prominent among the
violators were drivers of public service vehicles. The overall traffic figures increased by
2 360, from 17 324 in 2001 to 19 684 in 2002. "This demonstrates the police force's
commitment to reducing the level of lawlessness on the road, as well as the scant regard
citizens have for traffic laws," commented the Commissioner of Police.

Adapted from "New Crime Strategy," Daily Nation,


November 27, 2002, p. 4A.

(20 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

One day, when he was about twelve years old, he had taken his share of the sheep
and goats out to graze, as was expected of him. Early in the afternoon he had eaten
his packed lunch and drunk his day's ration of water. Soon after, he had felt sleepy, and
had walked into a thicket that had become something of a favourite spot, and dozed. Just
5 for a short while. Sleeping on the job was something his father punished most severely. On
that particular afternoon, Musa Musa had been startled awake by the barking of his dog.
He had looked around and realised that what appeared to be a small lion was running away
with a goat. He was too frightened even to come out of his thicket until a while later, when
the baby lion was gone. When he did emerge and counted his animals, sure enough one kid
10 was missing. He burst into tears. After the tears, he asked himself what he was to do. He
knew that at the end of the day the animals would be counted. He knew the loss would be
discovered. He also knew his father and his punishment for losing an animal. So what was
he to do? The kid was gone. By evening, when he was ready to return the animals home, he
had decided. He drove the animals close enough to the kraal so that it would not be difficult
15 for the dog to take them home. Then he disappeared.

The next time Musa Musa ventured home, he was forty and greying from his temples.

(Changes, Ama Ata Aidoo, p. 25)

(a) Why did Musa Musa not return home in the evening? (2marks)

(b) Why does the writer use the phrase "sure enough" (line 9)? (2 marks)

(c) What does the repetition of the words "What was he to do" (line 10 & lines 12- 13) tell
us about Musa Musa's state of mind? (2 marks)

(d) What kind of person is Musa Musa's father presented as? (2 marks)

(e) What did Musa Musa decide to do to solve his problem? (2marks)

(f) How many years passed before Musa Musa returned home? (2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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3. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

As the days of summer dwindle down to a precious few, it may not be a good time
to reconsider the reasons for letting American children take an annual three-month vacation
from school.

The school year schedule, originally arranged so children could help on the farm
5 during spring break and summer vacation, no longer fits today's realities. Today, most
parents no longer work on the farm and aren't even home during the day. A large majority of
mothers hold paying jobs year-round. For them, school vacations mean sitter costs and
complications, steep bills for day care or camp, scheduling headaches, worries about kids
left on their own too much, countless what-can-1--do-now calls to mom at the office.

10 Kids with summer time on their hands are less likely to use their imaginations than
watch TV re-runs. They are more likely to play video games than read books, more likely to
be bored than creative. Even too much summer sun can be a hazard, we are cautioned now.

It is also a sobering fact that children in other industrialized nations spend much more
time in school than do American youngsters - an average of 240 days to our 180 days. In
15 other countries, the school day is longer than ours, the time spent on non-academic activities
is less and the standards are higher. There is no need to spend weeks in the fall reviewing
what may have been forgotten over summer.

Joan Beck, "Why We Should End Summer-long Breaks for Schoolchildren."


Network News & Views, vol. Xlll, No. 10, 1994, p. 71.

(a) What does the writer mean by "As the days of summer dwindle down to a precious
few"? (2 marks)

(b) Identify TWO of today's realities which no longer fit the school year schedule.
(2 marks)

(c) To whom does "I" (line 9) refer? (2 marks)

(d) Name an activity which the writer associates with the use of imagination. (2 marks)

(e) What does the word "sobering" (line 13) tell us about the attitude of the writer to the
length of the school year in other industrialised nations? (2 marks)

(f) Which children, according to the passage, have no need to spend weeks in the fall
reviewing what may have been forgotten over summer? (2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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SECTION THREE
(Suggested time: 35 minutes)
Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 300 to 350 words in length.
You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.
4. Write a story based on the picture below.

(16 marks)

5. Write a story which includes the following:


He closed his pen, picked up his bag, and stepped out the door and never looked back.
(16 marks)
6. Write a story which ends with the line:
Later on, outside the shop, she could get no one to believe her story. (16 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 180 to 200 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "The majority of poor people are law-abiding; therefore poverty is no excuse for criminal
behaviour."

Write an essay arguing for or against the above statement. (20marks)

8. Give your views on the statement which follows.

"To be successful in life, you need more than ambition; you need knowledge and skills."
(20 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

01118020/F 2004
TEST CODE 01218020
FORM TP 2004070 MAY/JUNE 2004

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2fhours

( 26 MAY 2004 (a.m.))

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This tO-minute period is in addition to
t
the 2 hours allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright© 2003 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.
0 1218020/F 2004
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections ofthis paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Summarise the following passage in not more than 100 words.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) divides international migrants


into two major groups: those who migrate of their own free will, leaving to study, work or
join their family abroad, and those who flee to escape persecution, conflict, repression or
natural disasters. The two categories fairly rapidly become interdependent.

Migrant flows are always from the poorest countries with a low probability of
employment towards less poor and more dynamic countries where there is an opportunity to
find some sort of job. Over the last few years, international migration has intensified, with
the media referring to the "regionalisation and globalisation" of migration. As if to illustrate
the phenomenon, the media recently reported the plight of Nigerians prepared to take on the
desert to seek a better life in Libya.

In recent months, Europeans have become aware of the demographic downturn and
the ageing of the population that will set in over the next few decades. The dearth of manpower
in certain sectors is becoming a serious problem in numerous countries, requiring a rethinking
of the zero-immigration policies that have prevailed in recent years.

What are the effects of migration on the countries of origin? Funds sent by migrants
to families back home often play a considerable part in the development of the local economy.
However, when highly qualified people leave their home country, the investment made by
the developing countries in their higher education is lost. To remedy this, programmes have
been set up to encourage immigrants to return, so that they can contribute to the economic
development of their home country. The problem is increasingly affecting India and countries
in Africa. It will persist as long as there is a labour shortage in wealthy countries, in sectors
hungry for highly qualified personnel and offering attractive salaries.

Aya Kasasa, "Dossier Migration, "


The Courier, July- August 2001 p. 29.

(25 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

None of them worked. There was no need to. Generations of Parillon men had done
better than comfortably well in merchandising and inter-island shipping. It had not been
expected of the women of their family and generation that they take paying jobs. So the
sisters volunteered time with the Red Cross, the Lionesses and Friends of the Library. In
5 addition, the youngest taught piano lessons once a week to children of neighbours. In this
way, they took part in Tortola's community life. Always, however, they maintained an
aloofness, an air of superior apartness that let others know they were only mingling out of
a sense of noblesse oblige. Cocooned in these feelings, they were quite unaware that to the
other islanders they were anachronisms, pitied for being still single and childless. Now that
10 they were past middle-age and their hair had greyed and the flesh hung softly from their arms,
they were thought to have lost out, life had passed them by was what their neighbours said.

They were accustomed to living a certain kind of life, however, and they lived it
oblivious to the whisperings of their neighbours. In fact, it never occurred to them that
they were objects of pity. Envy they could imagine, but certainly not pity.

Eugenia O'neal, "The Parillon Sisters. "


The Caribbean Writer. p. 104.
(a) To whom or what does "none" (line 1) refer? (1 mark )

(b) How does the writer rate the performance of the Parillon men m their business
activities? (1 mark )

(c) What did the Parillon women do instead of working for pay? (2 marks)

(d) Identify TWO words/phrases in the passage which show the attitude and behaviour of
the Parillon women in the general Tortola community. (2 marks)

(e) Why is "noblesse oblige" (line 8) put in italics? (1 mark )

(f) Write TWO different words which express the image the writer creates by the use of the
word 'cocooned' (line 8). (2 marks)

(g) What does the writer mean by "they were thought to have lost out" (line 11 )?
(2 marks)

(h) What does the word "whisperings" (line 13) tell us about the attitude of the neighbours
towards the Parillon women? (2 marks)

Total13 marks

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3. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

Enforcement of the law is crucial to the regulation of society. Much of the irregularity
which is evidenced today has to do with the fact that citizens see a contradiction between
the enforcement of law and a licence to do as they please, which they call "freedom".
Freedom is really quite the opposite. Freedom is really the willing exercise of obedience to
5 the law by citizens. Unfortunately, we are surrounded by wild claims for freedom. While
freedom ironically offers the widest opportunities for good, at the same time it offers the
most dangerous chances for ill. We must guard against the latter possibility without
encroaching on the rights of individuals or groups. In our free and independent country
we have on statute a wide range of laws which seeks to create order in our society and
10 guarantee certain essential freedoms. Our supreme law, our Constitution, recognises that
our freedom is based on respect for moral and spiritual values and for the rule of law. In our
view, more attention has to be paid to the values of truth and social justice. Truth is essential
to justice and justice is essential to peace. Mechanisms for strict accountability under the
rule of law, creation of a sense of social responsibility and reinforcement of traditional
15 moral and spiritual values which have secured our past are essential to the safety of our future.

Editorial, Weekend Nation, Friday, December 6, 2002.

(a) What phrase in the passage indicates the writer's view of the importance of law
enforcement? (1 mark )

(b) What does the writer mean by "wild claims for freedom " (line 5)? (2 marks)

(c) Why does the writer use the word "ironically" in the sentence "While freedom ironically
offers ... most dangerous chances for ill" (lines 5 - 7)? (2 marks)

(d) What aspect of freedom does the writer advise us to guard against? (2 marks)

(e) What is the supreme law of the writer's country? (1 mark )

(f) Which ONE of the three values presented in lines 12 - 13 does the writer consider as
fundamental? (2 marks)

(g) Identify TWO features which, in the opinion of the writer, are needed to ensure the
"safety of our future". (2 marks)

Total12 marks

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SECTION THREE
(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 500 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

(25 marks)

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5. That was the last of them. From that moment onwards, life was different for us.

Write a story which begins or ends with the sentences above. (25 marks)

6. She determined that only a few would go. The rest would remain if only to prepare for the task
ahead.

Write a short story which includes the sentences given above. (25marks)

SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "As long as a Caribbean country chooses to depend on tourism for economic development, it
will have to discriminate by giving privileges to tourists that it does not and cannot give to its
own people."

Write an essay giving your views on the above statement. (25marks)

8. "Military service and training for at least five years should be compulsory for all young men
between the ages of 15 and 25 who are not engaged in studying or in gainful employment."

Write a letter to your local newspaper giving your views on this issue. (25marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

01218020/F 2004
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIF'ICA TE
EXAMINATION

SPECIMEN
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
FOR
ENGLISH A
BASIC PROFICIENCY

READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

Each item in ~his test has four suggested answers, lettered (A), (B ), (C ), (D). Read each item
you are about to answer and decide which answer is best.

Sample Item

Choose the word, or set of words, that best completes each sentence.

A II the occupants were---- --from the


building hefore the tiremen arrived.
Sample Answer
(A) extiJlb'llished
(B)
(C)
evacuated
released
0e©@
(D) protected

The best answer to this item is '"evacuated", so answer space (B) has been shaded.

Copyright © 2003 Caribbean Examinations CounciL


All ri ghts reserved.

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Directions: In each of the sentences given in Items I - 3, there is one underlined word. Select the
option which is NEAREST in meaning to the underlined wot·d and mark the corresponding space on
your answer sheet.

I. Sorn~ people do their bes t to conserve the 2. The fl o wers grow profusely in the garden.
nawral resources and beauty of their home-
land. (A) healthily
(B ) wildly
(A ) 1mprovc (C) plentifully
(B ) preserve (D) coluurfull y
(C) re serve
( D) study

3. For the first time in a decade . the company


disclosed a deficit in its accounts.

(A) defect
(B) error
(C ) balance
(0 ) shortfall

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Ite ms 4 - 5

Directions: Each sentence in Items 4- 5 has either one or two words missing. Choose from the four
options the word or pair of words which HEST completes the meaning of the sentence. Mark your
choice on the answer sheet.

4. While the Committee me mbe rs .......... insults 5. The ability to speak g rammatically and flu -
across the tloor, the C ha irman tried in vain to ently is .......... in both the business and social
.......... order. worlds.

(A) hurled .......... restore (A) accomplished


(8 ) gave ............ maintain (8) reflected
(C) exchanged ....... conserve (C) assisted
(D) spoke ........... impose (D) valued

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Ite ms 6- 9
Directions: Each sentence in Items 6 - 9 is followed by four sentences. Choose the one
NEAREST in meaning to the original sentence. Be sure to read all four choices before yuu
select your answer. Mark your choice on your answer sheet.

6. I cannot understand why you have done this 8. It is the opinion of man y people that ciga-
si nce you tell me that Mark means a lot to you. rette sm oking is not only an anti-social ac-
ti vity hut o ne that is harmful to the person
(A) If you care about Mark , a s you say, who indulges in it.
the reason fo r you r action is puz-
zlingtome. (A) The smoking o f c igarettes i ~ con-
(B) Since you tell me that Mark means a sidered by many as both harmful
lot to you he cannot understand why to the smoker a nd a dis play of
you have do ne this. socially unacceptable behaviour.
(C) You tell me that M ark means a lot to (8) C ig arene smoking hy many people
you although you did this. is considered anti-social and
(D) Mark cannot mean a lot to you or else h<mnful to the people who indulge
I know you would not have done in it.
this. (C) Many peopk's opinion is that c iga-
rette smoki ng poses a dangerous
7. Few people appreciate the fact that the present threat to the public because it is
education system is the most valued posses- an anti-social activity.
sion of this de velo ping country. ( 0) It is the o pinion o f many people that
cigarette smokers are anti-!-.ocial
(A) The value of the present educatio n people w ho s ubject themselves
system in contribu ting to the devcl- and others to g reat risk.
oprncnt of this country is little ap-
prcciated.
9. After walking for abou t an hour, many o f
(B) Many people are unawa re of the hig h
the students appeared to he tired.
value of the present education sys-
tem possessed b y this developing
(A) Many o ft he students complained o f
country.
be ing tired after walking for about
(C) Little apprec iatio n is shown for the
an ho ur.
present education system which is
(B) Th e maj o rit y of the studenh
the most i rnportant possession of this
appeared tired after walking for
developing country.
about an ho u r.
(0) This developing country must e nsure
(C) At the end o f a n hour's walk. many
that the present educatio n system
o f the stude nts !-.eemed tired .
w hich it possesses is hig hly valued
(0) The majority of the students looked
hy more than just a few people.
tired when they returned from an
ho ur's walk.

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Items lO - 13

Directions: In each of Items 10 - 13, one of the underlined words may be misspelL Choose from the
three options, A, B, C, the word that is misspelL If no word is misspclt, t~hoose answer D. Mark
your choice on your answer sheet.

10. The man's dream of becoming a surgeon was 12. A di ctionary is a useful book to have in
A A
fullfi led because of his persi stent effort. one's possession if one has doubts about
B C B
No error pronounciation. No error
D C D

ll. I was embarassed and tried to conceal the 13. Teaching is a pro fession w hich docs no t
A B A
fact from my colleagues. No e JTOr attract too many applicants. No error
C D 8 C D

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Ite ms 14 - 19

Directions: In Items 14 - 19, some of the sentences arc unacceptable because of inappropriate
grammar, idiom or vocabulary. Some sentences are acceptable as they stand. No sentence contains
more than one inappropriate element. Identify the Option A, B or C, which makes the sentence
unacceptable. If the sentence has no fault, choose Option D.

14. The leader prai~ed the recrui t w hen hi s 17. The rest of the team was not in no mood to
A B
daring plan succeeded, mainly because it had continue the game and went o ff the field_
A B c
been so c unning cxccu ted. No e rror No error
C D D

15. Failure to obtain a licence for one's car he- 18. As the teacher continued his lesson. John
A
fore you drive on public roads is punishable began to lose all inte rest, imagining himself
B C A B
by law. No error l..il,)i!Jg on his bed re lax ing. No error
D c J)

16. A fter scold ing the soldiers, the lieutenant 19. One of the athlete s was late for the meeting
A A ~

warned them to never be late for drilling whic h started off well but ended with mem-
B B
prac tice in the future . No error bers losing interest. No error
C D c f)

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Items 20-27

Directions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer I terns 20 - 27 on the basis of what
is stated or implied.

The main argument in favour of keeping the death penalty fo r murder is that it wi II
frighten men out of the desire to commit the crime. In other words, it w ill act as a preventive.
It is curious that the more ineffective it is in this way, that is, the more murders actually take
place, the mo re the defenders of capital punishment cry for it to be kept. Two reasons at least
5 account for its ineffectiveness as a preventive. The first is that few men, when they commit
murder either know clearly what they arc doing or are in sufficie nt control of themselves to
mind what will follow. The second is that figures show that fo r every eleven murders commit-
ted only one man is executed. So that a murderer who calculates the chances may well decide
to take the risk. Society can best show its horror at murder by refusing to imitate it in the name
10 ofjustice.

20. To ''frighten men out of the desire" (line 2) 23. The phrase, "calculates the chances" as used
presents the view that in line 8 means

(A) desire can be counteracted by fear (A) computes the score


(B) fear is the strongest emotion that men (B) works out the odd s
possess (C) thinks about the opportunities
(C) fear causes great desire in men (D) predicts the future
(D) desire is man's weakest emotion

21. " Preventive" as used in line 2 of the extract 24. In the last sentence of the extract (lines 9-1 0 )
means the writer is expressing the view that

(A ) law (A) murders are increasing becau~e so-


(B) precaution ciety is influenced by the courts
(C) deterrent (B) society should not regard the death
(D) terror penalty as justice but as murder
(C) people have a desire to imitate what
they see and therefore co mmit
22. The writer mentions statistics in lines 7-8 of
murder
the extract in order to
(D ) courts of justice should preve nt peo-
ple from committing the horrible
(A) convince the reader that the death
crime of murder
penalty encourages murder
(B) inform us that the number of mur-
derers receiving the death penalty
has increased
(C) impress the reader with his knowl-
edge of the law regarding the
death penalty
(D) show that most murderers are no t
given the death penalty

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25. According to the extract. which of the fol-


lowing is NOT given as a reason for the death
penalty being ineffective as a deterrent?

(A) Only eleven murderers arc caught


and executed.
(B) Murderers feel that they are unlike ly
to be executed.
(C) Only one out of every eleven mur-
derers is executed.
(D) Most murderers lack the control dur-
ing the act to care about the con-
sequences.

26. The style of writing in this extract can BEST


be described as

(A) descriptive
(B) factual
(C) argumentative
(D) narrative

27. The writer 's reasoning in the sentences: "The


first is that ... decide to take the risk ." (lines
5-9) is intended to

(A) convince the reader that the death


penalty is ineffective
(B) persuade the reader that only one out
of every eleven murderers is ex-
ecuted
(C) show the reade r the adverse effects
of crime
(D) inform the reader how a would-be
killer might think

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Items 28 - 32

Directions: Read the following advertisement carefully and then answer Items 28 - 32 on the basis
of what is stated or implied.

GOOD LOOKS

''I should like to meet that person"- how o ften have we all sai d this
about someone we have just seen for the first time but about whom we know
absolute!y nothing·)

Few of us can expla in this instantaneous attraction at tirst sight. Is it d ue


5 to clothes, figure, manner or just that he or she is "our type" - the perso n we
d ream about? Possibly all these things count. but the tirst impulse is surely due to
what we so easily call "looks"- not necessarily good looks, hut certainly clear
and healthy looks.

How do they come by that look whic h makes everyone want to know
10 them? Maybe they are just born that way, or perhaps they have cleared away
unsightly spots and skin blemishes and improved their complexion by taking a course
in C larke's Blood Mixture. w ith its six active ingredients.

If you are fortunate e no ugh to have a naturally healthy comp lex ion you
should treasure it. If you are not so lucky a nd a rc troubled with spots, boil s and
15 other ski n blemishes, do as many others have done and start taking a course in
C larke's Blood Mixture right away. It is available from all good chemists in three
sizes. Prices $2.00, $3.00 and $4.00.

It is a personal hint that's well worth taking.

28. "Good Looks" as used in the title o f the ad- 29. The writer mentions that Clarke's Blood Mix-
verti sement refers to ture contains six active ingredients (line 12)
in order to
(AJ a well-formed figure
(B ) good taste in clothes (A) show the care that goes into maki ng
(C) a healthy complexion the mi xture
(D ) poise and fi tness (B) prove that it is superior to other simi-
lar products
(C) impress the reader with the excel-
lence of the ingredients which the
mixture contains
(0) imply that the m ixture is a very pow-
erful one

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30. The MAIN appeal of the advertisement is to 31. This advertisement attempts to persuade the
stimu late people's desire to be reader by the use of

(A) popular (A) rhetorical questions


( B) attractive (B) statistics
(C) successful (C) quotations from customers
(D) wealthy (D) scientific formulas

32. The MAIN intention of the advertiser is to

(A) make people become better looki ng


(8) c ause people to be more aware of the
necessity for good skin care
(C) inform us that Clarke's Blood Mixture is
the on ly cure for skin proble ms
(D) encourage us to huy Clarke's Blood Mi x-
ture for unhealthy skin

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Items 33 • 41

Directions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 33 - 41 on the basis of
what is stated or implied.

The fashionable pedlars of gloom We have been to ld, for example, that
won' t like this artic le: they wi ll say that I am the world is running out of o il. Not.<;o. There
out o f touch with reality. is no shortage of oil ; indeed , rig ht now there is
a glut. Latest studies suggest that the world
Who cares? We have heard quite 40 has enough to meet its likely requirements for
5 enough from them in recent years. The sum- at least another century.
mer holiday season is a time of optimism, and
there arc plenty of reasons fo r feeling good Fears of a sho rtage of industria l raw
about the future. materials are equally unfounded. Supplies m·e
recko ned to be more than adequate to deal
If a Victorian worker could see how 45 with likely econo mic growth in our lifetime -
10 we live in Britain today, he wou ld be amazed and beyond.
that we spend so much time complaining. He
a nd his family had a much harder life. He
worked longer ho urs in far worse conditions
and he was lucky if he could get one week 's
15 paid annual holiday a year; only the rich were 33. What type of persons dot:s the term '"fash -
able to contemplate spending it on some sunny ionable pedlars of gloom" (line I) descrine'>
foreign beach. Unemployment was a more
frightening prospect than it is now and medical (A) Unreliable persons
care was much less ad vanced . (B) Modem salesmen
(C) Pessimistic people
20 It is natural to measure o ne's progress (D) Realistic comme ntators
in terms of personal experience, but I think an
historical perspective is essential - if o nl y for
the sake of one's sanity. Many people feel 34. Paragraph three (I ines 9-19) suggests that
hard done by if they can' t have a new ho use MOST workers in Victorian Britain
25 o r a new car. or any of the other things a ma-
te..rialistic society has come to take for granted. (A) were legally entitled to o ne week's
Hardship for them is largely a matter of unful- paid holiday a year
fill ed expectations. They ought to visit coun- (B) worked harder than people in other
tries like India: it would make them realise how countries
30 fortunate they are. (C) had lt:ss free time than those in Brit-
ain today
Fo r more than a decade we have been (D) were satisfied w ith their li ving con-
bombarded w ith pessimistic fo recasts by al- ditions
leged experts. It will not have escaped your
attention that many of these alarmist predic-
35 tions have turned o ut to be wide of the mark .

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35. The statement, "Unemployme nt was a more 38. The term "alleged experts" (lines 12-33)
frighte ning prospect ..." (lines 17- 18) tells us refers to persons who
that
(A) can be generall y relied on
(A) the prospect of being unemployed (8) arc knowledgeable about the legal
discouraged people profession
(B) unemployment meant no hope of sur- (C) are thought to have special knowl-
vival edge
(C) the problem of unemployment led to (D) write on specialized areas
frightful prospects
(D) people were more afraid of finding
themselves unemployed 39. Which phrase BEST conveys the writer's
disapproval of the experts' forecasts in para-
graph 5 (lines 3 1-35)?
36. Paragraph three, (I i nes 9- I 9), suggests that
the average Victorian worker (A) "Wide of the mark"
(B ) "We have been bombarded"
(A) was unaware of his or her rights (C) " Alarmist predictions"
(B) received little vacation (D) "Pessimistic forecasts"
(C) was not allowed holidays
(D) had employers unsympathetic to his
or her complaints 40. ''A glut" as used in line 39 is closest in mean-
ing to

37. In paragraph four (lines 20-30), it is the writ- (A) an excess


er's view that many people feel deprived be- (B) a cut-back
cause (C) a sufticient quantity
(D) a slight increase
(A) they cannot have all that they want
(B) they are unable to visit other coun-
tries 41. The view of the writer of this extract regard-
(C) the society's emphasis o n mate rial ing economic conditions in Britain is that they
things has affected their sanity
(D) they a re not accustomed to dealing (A) have improved since the start of the
with hardship decade
(B) are more favourable than they arc
usually made to appear
(C) show signs of advancement in the
near future
(D) cannot be compa red with those of
Victorian ti rnes

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Items 42- 54

Directions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 42- 54 on the basis of what
is stated or implied.

"We Are Redundant"

Because they sec their lives as bereft of meaning and direction, Shanghai's youth have em-
braced a self-serving philosophy. "It's enough to get a job, earn money, find a nice friend and enjoy a
soft life." says one teen-ager. "We've had enough of those slogans." The city's youth seem materi-
alistic even when it comes to marriage. "Our ideal partners are not necessarily the brains-and-beauty
5 type," one young woman confided. "Rather, they must come from a family with some money. Most
important, they must have a spacious apartment."

High on the list of"necessities" for young people in Shanghai is a motorbike - the latest status
symbol in China. Yang Ming and his friends discovered that they could open the lock on a bike with
a chopstick. After stealing five bikes, Yang Ming was set free after serving a two-week sentence
10 and his fine was waived.

Such petty crimes are now common among young people in Shanghai, but there arc those
who have not joined the rebels. A small minority still cling to conventional ideals though the emphasis
now is more on patriotism. They want to see China "rich and strong," as one put it. They say they
want to preserve the present social system, but with reforms that include more liberal policies on
15 personal matters. And they see no reason why their country, with its rich civilization and immense
resources, should continue to be the "sick old man" of Asia. They may be lone voices, but for China's
current leadership they represent a ray of hope amid a sea of youthful cynicism and despair.

42. "Shanghai's youth have embraced a 44. "Necessities" (line 7) is placed in inverted
self-serving philosophy" (lines 1-2). This commas to indicate that the writer
tells us that they have become keenly in-
terested in (A) may not agree that such item s are
necessities
(A) raising general living standards (B) is quoting from another article
(B) abanponing slogans (C) is emphasizing the fact that such
(C) love and marriage items are necessities
(D) personal gain ( D) does not think that the youth in
China can obtain the necess ities
of life
43. The use of "confided" (I ine 5) (instead of
"said" or "told us", for example) helps to
make the writer's observations seem 45. The word "waived" in line 10 means

(A) reliable (A) paid up


(B) secretive (B) allowed to be disregarded
(C) less bel ievablc (C) increased
(D) of limited value (D) reduced by court order

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46. According to this article petty crimes are 51. The w rite r's attitude to the you th of Shang -
hai seems to be o ne of
(A) committed mainly by middle -class
youth (A) despair
(B) usually treated lightly in Shanghai (B) indi ffercnce
(C) an expression of rebellion by Shang- (C) anger
hai 's youth (D ) understanding
(0) an indication of the state o f une m-
ployme nt
52. According to paragraph I, the young women
47. The conclusion we may draw about Shang- of China marry men who can provide them
ha i's youth from the fina l paragraph is that with
someofthem
(A) love and companionship
(A) work hard to make China ric h a nd (B) stimulating conversations
strong (C) material comforts
(B) think that China' s leadership is JX>Or ( D) a stable life
(C) are engaged in petty steali ng and
corruption
(D) wish to preserve the traditional way 53. Which of the follow ing is NOT true of the
oflifc small minority of youth mentioned in the last
paragraph?
48_ The final paragraph suggests that China
(AJ They have great respect for the tra-
(A) exercises policies which limit person<~ ditions oftheir country hut consider
expressio n that they are too restrict ive of per-
(B) is renowned for its advanced c ivili- sonal freedom .
zation (B) They want to see C hina become e~.:o­
(C) has the means to be a mo re devel-
nomical ly strong and powerful.
oped country (C) They consider their country to be the
(D) is the weakest <.~nd least-respected
least in fl uential in Asia.
country in Asia ( 0) They believe that e njoying the mate -
rial things of li fe is the m ost im -
49. The concluding sentence of this article portant o bjective in life.

(A) summarises the events related e ar-


lier
54. Which of the fol lowing is implied by the writer
(B ) conveys the a uthor's comments o n
of the passage?
the general situation
(C) indicates that the country's youths are
The rulers o f China consider
optimistic
(D) sums up the problemsofChina's po- (A) that the future o f their country is
litical kaders
hopeless
(B) that China is about to become strong
50. The title of the article, ··w e Are Redundant". and powerful
is used to show that generally Shang hai 's (C) the best hope for the future is the
youth believe that small group of young people with
traditional values
(A) they are unde rpaid
( D) that China is the sick old man of Asia
(B) their lives haw become meaningless
(C) theirjobsarc injeopardy
( D) they have been forced to become
dishonest
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Items 55- 60

Directions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 55- 60 on the basis of what
is stated or implied.

The Riders

Over the hill in the mist of the rnoming,


I see them a-coming, an army a-wheel
Four abreast, six abreast. the road keeps spawning
Them, hard-riding men with faces of steel.

5 Young men and old me n, they ride o n together


None paying heed to the one at his side;
Toe to toe; wheel to wheel. Crouched on the leathe r
Seats, over their handle-bars. onward they ride.

Grim must their faces be; theirs is the ride of life;


10 Bread's at the end of it, and leisure to follow;
Bread for a mother or sister or wife,
A toy for the kid, or a kiss in the Hollow.

Out of the distance and into the view they come,


Hundreds of men with their feet on the pedals;
15 The sweat on their faces; hear how the ir cycles hum,
Riding for bread, not for glory or medals.

55. The word "spawning" as used in line 3 of the 57. Which of the fo llowing altitudes to life docs
poem suggests that the word ·'grim" (line 9) suggest?

(A) there we re ponds with fi sh at the side (A) Easygoing


of the road (B) Detennined
(B) the men were boxing o n the road (C) Fearful
(C) more and more workmen came rid- (D) Ambitious
ing onto the road
(D ) the road was slippery and dangerous
58. Which of the following phrases i~ NEAREST
in meaning to " the ride of life" (line 9)?
56. Which of the following words BEST describes
the attitude of the riders to one another? (A) The effort to win a cycle race
(B) A joyride with companions
(A) Considerate (C) The search for a li velihood
(B) Suspicious (D) The effort to escape danger
(C) Co-operative
(D) Indifferent

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59. According to the poem, which is the MOST 60. What does the writer mean by '"in the mist o J'
li kely place to wh ich the men are riding? the morning"?

(A) A work site (A) It was around mid-day.


(B) The scene of a n accident (B ) The morning was cloudy.
(Cl The cycle track (C) It was early in the morning.
(D) Their homes (D) It was a rainy morning.

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. Howe ver, if any have been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased
to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

OIIIROIO/SPEC2004
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARYEDUCATIONCER~CATE
EXAMINATION

SPECil\llEN
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
FOR
ENGLISH A
GENERAL PROFICIENCY

READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

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 answer is best.

Sample Item

Choose the word, or set of words, that best completes each sentence.

All the occupants were------ from the


building before the firemen arrived.
Sample Answer
(A) extinguished
(B) evacuated @e©@
(C) released
(D) protected

The best answer to this item is "evacuated", so answer space (B) has been shaded.

Copyright© 2003 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.

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Item 1-4

Directions: In Items 1 - 4, one word is underlined. Select the option which is NEAREST in meaning
to the underlined word and mark the corresponding space on your answer sheet.

1. Some people, because of a lack of candour, 3. He did everything possible to thwart the ef-
have difficulty making friends. forts of the relatives to have the will probated.

(A) charm (A) weaken


(B) frankness (B) ridicule
(C) ingenuity (C) obstruct
(D) courtesy (D) defy

2. We greatly admired her for her valour. 4. The Finance Committee accepted the team's
recommendations for the nutrition plan, be-
(A) temerity cause they seemed feasible and could be im-
(B) courage plemented at an early date.
(C) spirit
(D) dexterity
(A) lenient
(B) logical
(C) practicable
(D) unique

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Items 5-8

Directions: Each sentence in Items 5 - 8 has either one or two words missing. Choose from the four
options the word or pair of words which BEST completes the meaning of the sentence. Mark your
choice on the answer sheet.

5. It was difficult for her to decide on a new 7. Michael was so ............... his latest detec-
. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. after she had rejected the two tive novel that he did not hear his mother call-
options. ing him at lunch time.

(A) alternative (A) disappointed with


(B) opposition (B ) confused by
(C) objective (C) attracted by
(D) alteration (D) absorbed in

6. Nothing had been organised and confusion 8. Because she had worked all day, the house-
seemed .............. . keeper was ............... the task of preparing
supper.
(A) necessary
(B) obligatory (A) barred from
(C) compulsory (B) deprived of
(D) inevitable (C) hindered from
(D) relieved of

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ltl:lll~ t) 13

Directions: Each sentence in Items 9- 13 is followed hy four options. Choose the option NEAREST
in meaning to the original sentence. Be sure to read all four choices before you select your answer.
Mark your choke on your answer sheet.

9. Whl:n Mr. Pel'ls was transferred on promo- 12. An interest in their nation's devclopnwnt
tion from South Point to Mara val. Mrs. Adams plans should he displayed hy its young peo-
suc<.:eeded him. ple.

(A) Mrs. Adams workl:d at Maraval af- Yo ung people should take an inter-
ter Mr. Pects left on promotion. est in plans for national devdop-
Mr. Peets was s ucceeded hy Mrs. ment.
Adams when he was promoted to National development is dependent
a post at Maraval. upon the youth.
Both Mr. Peets and Mrs. Adams were (C) Young people ought to he aware of
transferred on promotion: Mr. Peets plans for the purpose of national
to Maraval and Mrs. Adams to development.
South Point. (D) The nation will advance through
(D) In order to get promotion. Mr. Peets plans proposed hy its young peo-
had to he transk·rrcd to Maraval to ple.
allow Mrs. Adams to work at South
Point. 13. In spite of their size. whales arc no longer
an even match for man .
10. Rcccnt floods have made the route impas~­
ahle. (A) Although they arc large. whales can
no lon ger adeyuately defend
(A) People are unahle to travd he<.:a use themselves against man.
of the tloods. (B) Whales are no longer even a match
(B) Be<.:ause of heavy showers. commut- forman.
ers were forced to detour. Men arc no longer a match for
(C) The road cannot he used as a result whales in spite of their size.
of the floods. (DJ Because of their size. whales should
(D) Travdling has htxn hrought to a stand- he hctter ahle to hold their own
sti II hecause o f tlomls. against man.

II. The competitors in the Long Jump event were


daunted hy the performance nf Bill Jones.

<Al Bill Jones was the hest participant in


the l ~1n gjump event.
(B) Since Bill Jones jumped so wcll thc
other competitors in the event were
discouraged.
(C) The long jump event daunted all the
competitors except Bill Jones.
( J)) No one expected to do hellL'r than Bill
Jones in the long jump event.

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Din·l·tions: In Items I~ - 17, some of the scntcm·cs urc liiHICl'cptahlc hcl'aliSl' of inappropriall'
grammar, idiom or nH:<Jhulary. Some scntcnl'cs arc al'l'Cptahlc as they stand. No sentence contains
more than one inappropriate clemt•nt. Identify the Option A, B or C. whkh m<Jkcs the sentence
umJtTcptahlc. If the sentence has 110 fault, choose Option D.

If}. H<t\ in ~ li nis hcd all tilL' work ),:i wn him to do.
·~·
A jackal. while pn )\\ling ahout the suburbs of
A H
a tm\ n. sl ippcd into a t<tn k and not he in).: ahk ilL' SL'L'IllL'Li mo re pkased w ith himself than
A
to get out. he lay dow n so that ill' mi ght he us u;d . No L'tTor.
B --c I)

taken for deml. No erro r.


c D

17. Did he ohjL'L't to oht<tini n~ the equipment that


A B
15. Di \ in~ imo the pool. I was ., hocked hy the I needed for the exped itio n·.> No L'tTor.
A c I)
chi II of the water and I w as forced to loose
B
my grip on the hall hdd in my hand.
c
No error.
[)

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Items 18-20

Directions: In each of Items 18 • 20, the statement may be in some way faulty. Select the option, A -
D below which BEST describes the status of the sentence.

(A) The sentence is too wordy, that is, repetitive or contains redundancies.
(B) The sentence contains cliches or misused metaphors.
(C) The sentence is incorrect grammatically or faulty in diction.
(D) The sentence is acceptable as it stands.

18. In my opinion, I think that your suggestion to 20. Infrequently, and only on few occasions, do
upgrade housing facilities in rural areas is people declare that they are not the products
impractical. of their environment.

19. It is his view, and one which he strongly holds,


that constitutionally elected governments
should not be toppled by force of arms.

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Directions: Read the following poem carefully and then answer Items 21 - 27 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

How She Resolved to Act

"I shall be careful to say nothing at all


About myself or what I know of him
Or the vaguest thought I have- no matter how dim ,
Tonight if it so happen that he call."

5 And notten minutes laterthe doorbell rang


And into the hall he stepped as he always did
With a face and a bearing that quite poorly hid
His brain that burned and his heart that fairly sang
And his tongue that wanted to be rid of the truth.

10 As well as she could, for she was very loath


To signify how she felt, she kept very still,
But soon her heart cracked loud as a coffee mill
And her brain swung like a comet in the dark
And her tongue raced like a squirrel in the park.

Menill Moore ( 1903-1957)

21. The MAIN intention of the poet is to show 23. The statement "And not ten minutes later ..."
in line 5 is used for the purpose of
(A) how important it is to plan one's be-
haviour with a boyfriend before- (A) indicating the exact time of the man's
hand arrival
(B) the effect that strict parents have on (B) emphasising how long it took the man
the girl to arrive
(C) that a resolve is a very firm state- (C) creating suspense for the waiting girl
ment of commitment (D) showing that the girl's determination
(D) the disparity between the girl's inten- would soon be tested
tions and her actions
24. The visitor, referred to as "he" (line 6), is
shown as one who is
22. In the first stanza, the girl resolved to act in a
manner that was (A) intent on visiting whether the girl liked
it or not
(A) very shy (B) very dignified and well-dressed
(B) extremely silent (C) anxious to reveal his true feelings for
(C) very gt.;mrded the girl
(D) highly formal (D) a talkative and aggressive suitor

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25. The phrase "But soon her heart cracked loud


..."(line 12) signifies that the

(A) girl's heart was broken by her visitor


(B) girl doubted her love
(C) girl was about to break her resolu-
tion
(D) girl suftered a heart attack

26. The image "like a squirrel in the park" (line


14) suggests how

(A) uncontrolled the girl's expressions of


her emotions were
(B) rash and improper the girl's actions
were
(C) naturally talkative a person she was
(D) forceful and determined she was to
express her emotions

27. The girl's resolve was broken down by the

(A) subtlety of the man's conversation


(B) unexpectedness of the man' s en-
try
(C) alluring manner in which the man
sang
(D) magnetism of the man 's presence

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Items 28 - 34

Directions: Read the following poem carefully and then answer Items 28 - 34 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

TOUCH

When I get out Two: paws


I'm going to ask someone 30 The first four years of paws
to touch me everyday
very gently please patting paws, searching
5 and slowly, arms up, shoes off
touch me. legs apart
I want 35 prodding paws, systematic
to learn again heavy, indifferent
how life feels probing away
all privacy

10 I've not been touched


for seven years I don't want fists and paws
for seven years 40 1 want
I've been untouched to be touched
out of touch again
15 and I've learnt and to touch
to know now I want to feel alive
the meaning of 45 again
untouchable I want to say
when I get out

Untouched ... not quite Here I am


20 I can count the things please touch me.
that have touched me

One: fists
At the beginning
fierce mad fists
25 till I remember
screaming
Don't touch me
please don't touch me.

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28. A reading of the poem suggests that the lo- 32. The difference in rhythm between lines I-9
cation from which the poet is writing is and lines 30-38 helps to indicate that in lines
I -9 the poet
(A) a hospital
(B) a prison (A) longs for tenderness, while in lines
(C) the army 30-38 he deno unces a brutal
(D). home system
( B) is afraid to speak o ut, but in lines
30-38 he is maddened by rough
29. Which of the following is NOT used in the treatment
poem to bring out the inhumanity of the au- (C) is being penitent, w hile in lines
thorities? 30-38 he has become hardened
by the system
(A) "untouchable" (line 18) (D) is bewildered by his surroundings,
(B) " mad fi st.,;" (line 24) but in lines 30-38 he desperately
(C) "prodding paws" (line 35) wants to get out
(D) "indifferent" (line 36)

33. The word that can BEST be used to de-


30. The phrase "probing away all privacy" used scribe the mood of the poet is
in lines 37-38 suggests that the poet
(A ) hostility
(A) had no time for social activities (B) yearning
(B ) was forced to reveal everything he (C) annoya nce
knew (D) depression
(C) was degraded by the treatment he
received
(D) had the details of his personal life 34. Which of the following is NOT suggested
exposed to everyone by the word " paws" as used in lines 29-39?

(A) The authorities behaved like animals


31. Which o f the following is NOT suggested by towards the poet.
the actions described in lines 29-39? (B) Searching involved intimate andre-
pulsive touching.
(A) The authorities showed a callous at- (C) The authorities had become callous.
titude towards the poet. (D) The inhumane conditions made the
(B) The poet considered the touching to poet become like an animal.
be repulsive.
(C) There was a hint of tenderness in the
behaviour of the authorities.
(D) The authorities used repetitive and
thorough procedures.

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Items 35- 45
Directions: Read the selection carefully and then answer Items 35- 45 on the basis of what is stated
or implied.

WHY PEOPLE WHO OWN AN STZ 723


ENJOY DRIVING MORE THAN YOU DO.

As diverse as STZ owners are- a sweeping assortment of business executives, profes-


sional people, movie stars and royalty- there is one thing they all seem to have in common: an
unabashed enthusiasm for their STZ.

An enthusiasm that seems to increase as the years and miles go by!

5 What causes this exceedingly rare re lationship between man and machine? Quite frankly,
the calibre of the machine.

The STZ 723 is a luxury sedan designed by racing engineers. The very same engineers
responsible for the prodigious reputation STZ has enjoyed over the past decade on the great
race circuits of the world.

I0 German engineers who, in the words of the editor of"Speed on Wheels" magazine, believe
that "driving, like life, is a two-hand affair that should be grasped firmly, taken seriously and
done well."

Under the hood of the STZ 723 is a three-litre, fuel-injected masterwork of engineering
that "Car and Track" magazine calls "the most refined inline six in the world."

15 The suspension is fully independent on all four wheels, resulting in a degree of control and
comfort so unique, it will spoil you.

All told, it is a car so singularly enjoyable to drive that in Germany- a land of legendary
driving machines- as in the rest of Europe, STL. sells more high-performance luxury cars than
any other manufacturer.

20 If you agree that extraordinary performance is the only thing that makes an expensive car
worth the money, we suggest you call a STZ dealer and arrange a thorough test drive.

STZ- THE BEST IN DRIVING MACHINES

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35. The MAIN purpose of the advertisemen t is 41. Which of the following statements about the
to SlZ 723 is based on opinion rather than fact?

(A) tell what type of people buy the STZ (A) The suspension is independent on all
(B) compare the STZ to other types of four wheels.
sedans (B) It was designed by racing engineers.
(C) make people aware of STZ's three- (C) It costs more than the average car.
litre fue l tank (D ) It is very enjoyable to dri ve.
(D) make people want to own an STZ
42. Phrases such as "this exceedingly rare rela-
tionship betwee:1 man and machine" (line 5)
36. In lines 1 - 3 the writer gives the impression
and "will spoil you" (line 16) are primarily de-
that he is
signed to promote the SlZ as an automobile
(A) amused that
(B ) ambitious
(A ) is pleasurable to drive
(C) objective
(B ) deserves its reputation among rac-
(D) optimistic
ing enthusiasts
(C) was designed by professio nal engi-
37. Which one of the following means MOST neers
NEARLY the same as "a sweeping assort- (D ) has no competition in the Iuxury cla-;s
ment" in line l ?
43. The writer uses the statement " Under the
(A) A varying number
hood of the STZ 723 ... world" (lines I 3-1 4),
(B ) Outstandinge xamples
in order to
(C) M any different types
(D ) A majority (A) show how accurate "Car and Track"
magazine is about the STZ
38. The advertisemen t implies that STZ is the (B) establish that the STZ is a very pres-
choice of tigious car
(C) show that the STZ is in fact better
(A) most of the world's drivers than other cars in the world
(B) discriminating people (D ) show off his knowledge of cars
(C) editors of racing magazines
(D ) the average consumer 44. The MAIN purpose of the title of the passage
is to
39. The advertisemen t places MOST emphasis
on the STZ's ( A) arouse the curiosity of readers
(B ) state a fact about STZ owners
(A) safety (C) encourage people to buy cars
(B) appearance (D) ask a very important question
(C) performance
(D) economy 45. The author suggests that the only feature that
makes a n expensive car cost effecti ve is that
40. The words "prodigious reputation" in line 8 it MUST
mean MOST NEARLY the same as (A) be singularly enjoyable to drive
(A) extraordinary renown (B) have extraordinary performance
(B ) massive support (C) have a unique degree of comfort and
(C) well-deserved praise control
(D) increasing demand (D) be designed by raci ng engineers

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Items 46 - 52

Directions: Read the following poem carefully and then answer Items 46- 52 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

THE DROMEDARY*

In dreams I see the Dromedary still ,


As once in a gay park I saw him stand:
A thousand eyes in vulgar wonder scanned
His humps and hairy neck, and gazed their fill
5 At his lean shanks and mocked with laughter shrill.
He never moved: and ifhiseastem land
Flashed on his eye with stretches of hot sand,
It wrung no mute appeal from his proud will.
He blinked upon the rabble lazily;
10 And still some trace of majesty forlorn
And a coarse grace remained: his head was high,
Though his gaunt flanks with a great mange were worn:
There was not any yearning in his eye,
But on his lips and nostrils infinite scorn.

*a type of Arabian camel bred for racing and riding

46. In lines 6-7, " ...ifhis eastern land/Flashed on 47. The idea, "It wrung no mute appeal from his
his eye with stretches of hot sand," what is proud will" (line 8), is repeated MOST
the poet implying about the Dromedary? NEARLY in

The Dromedary has been (A) "He never moved." (line 6)


(B) "He blinked upon the rabble lazily."
(A) driven from his native land in the ea-;t (line 9)
to the park (C) "And a coarse grace remained." (line
(B) thinking about his native land in the II)
east (D) "ihere was not any yearning in his
(C) blinded by the reflection from the hot eye." (line 13)
sand
(D) stretched out on the hot sand at the
eastern end of the park

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48. It can be inferred from the poem that the poet 50. The poet suggests that the reaction of the
had Dromedary towards the persons is one of

(A) seen the Dromedary only in dreams (A) yearning


(B) only day-dreamed about the Drom- (B) amusement
edary (C) fear
(C) only heard travellers describe the (D) contempt
Dromedary
(D) seen only one Dromedary and
dreamed about him 51. Which one of the following BEST expresses
the theme of the poem?

49. According to the poem, which of the follow- (A) The reaction of people to a Drom-
ing words describes the reaction of the peo- edary
ple to the Dromedary? (B) The cruelty of keeping a Dromedary
captive
(A) Insensitive (C) The dignity of a captive Dromedary
(B) Puzzled (D) The ugliness of a sick Dromedary
(C) Amusing
(D) Threatening

52. Which of the following qualities does the poet


attribute to the Dromedary?

(A) Powerful but lazy


(B) Diseased but dignified
(C) Tired and homesick
(D) Vulgar and comical

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Items 53 - 60

Directions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 53 - 60 on the basis of what
is stated or implied.

A leading environmental scientist, Professor Michae l Golay of Mas-


Dr Merril Eisen bud, says he would rather Jive 40 sachusetto; Institute ofTechnology's nuclear
next door to a nuclear power plant than a mile engineering department said, " Depending
away from a conventional coal-fired one. upon how cleanly the coal is burned, seven
to ten people die each year of emphysema
5 This associate director of New York and lung ailments aggravated by the carbon
University's Institute of Environmental Medi- 45 dioxide released into the air by an average-
cine noted in an interview that coal contains size I 000 megawatt coal plant."
small amounts of radioactive elements, and
when enormous amounts of it are burned to "And statistics show that to get the
10 produce electricity much more radiation is re- two and a half m iIlion tons needed to keep a
leased into the atmosphere than escapes from coal plant of that size burning for a year,
a nuclear plant. so live men will die in mining accidents and two
in transportation," the scientist stated.
In fact, he said, his research showed
that radioactivity readings taken near coal Dr Golay added: " By contrast, nu-
15 plants average 400 times higher than those clear plants emit no pollution and an aver-
taken near nuclear reactors. age of only three persons die per plant-year
55 in mining and transporting the 200 tons of
Other researchers have recorded uranium needed to fuel the plant."
similar findings, though these vary tremen-
dously with the type of coal used and type of
20 anti-pollution devices in use.
53. Dr Eisen bud would prefer to li ve next door to
Dr Eisenbud noted that the nuclear
a nuclear power plant rather than a mile away
power industry is now 35 years o ld, and over
from a coal-fired one because
1 000 plants are in operation throughout the
world.
(A) radiation is re leased into the atmos-
phere from a nuclear plant
25 "Yet only tive or six deaths have been
(B) electricity is produced from a
reported due to radiation leaks, and the last
coal-fired plant
one occurred 15 years ago," he said.
(C) the radiation hazard from a coal-tired
p lant far exceed s that from a nu-
"W hat's mo re, those half dozen
clearplant
deaths involved workers within the industry
(D) the amount of radioactivity from a
30 itself, not civilians at large. There have been
coal-fired plant is less than that
no civi I ian deaths at a ll due to nuclear power
from a nuclear plant
plant radiation."

"At the same time," he went on,


54. Which of the fotlowing words may BEST be
"thousands of civilians have died from lung used to replace ''conventional" in line 4'!
35 and respiratory a ilments brought on by
fossil-fuel pollution- to say nothing of the hun- (A) Convenient
dreds who have died in mining and transport- (B) Standardised
ing coal." (C) General
(D) Traditional

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55. Which of the following is NOT suggested by 58. According to the statistics given in the pas-
the writer as a reason why a coal-fired plant sage, which of the following results in the
is more dangerous than a nuclear plant? largest number of deaths?

(A) The size of the coal-fired plant (A) Radiation leaks


(B) The type of coal that is burnt (B) Mining and transp01ting coal
(C) The type of anti-pollution devices (C) Fossil-fuel pollution
used (D) Carbon dioxide released into the air
(D) The amount of carbon dioxide re-
leased
59. The writer's MAIN purpose in stating "Yet
only five or six deaths have been reported
56. Which of the following statements does NOT due to radiation leaks, and the last one occured
show how the danger from the two plants 15 years ago" (lines 25-27) is to
differs?
(A) stress that nuclear reactors are com-
(A) A nuclear plant uses 200 tons of ura- paratively safe
nium each year, while a coal plant (B) provide figures for death rates
uses 2Yz million tons of coal. (C) give information about accidents in-
(B) There are no civilian deaths from volving nuclear reactors
nuclear power plant pollution but (D) suggest that deaths from radiation
thousands from coal-fired plants. leaks are not always reported
(C) An average of three workers per
plant-year will die in the
nuclear industry, while seven will 60. Statistics are used in the passage to
die in the coal industry.
(D) Less radiation escapes from a nu- (A) confuse the average reader
clear power plant than from a (B) compensate for the weakness of the
coal-fired one. writer's ideas
(C) show off the write r's kn'p wledge
(D) support the writer's argJment
57. The passage is primarily concerned with

(A) contrasting the danger from


coal-fired power plants with that
from nuclear powe r plants
(B) showing that coal-fired power plants
use more fuel than nuclear power
plants
(C) comparing statistics about nuclear
power plants and coal-fired power
plants
(D) giving the opinions of two scientists
about environmental pollution

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FORM TP 2005010 JANUARY 2005

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
21h hours

( 03JANUARY2005 (a.m.))

You are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper before


starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to the 2 ¥z
hours allowed for the examination.

You MAY write during the time allowed for reading through the
paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2004 Caribbean Examinations Council


All rights reserved.

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You MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of Section
TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read the passage below on forestry issues in small Caribbean islands. Write a summary,
outlining the main issues facing forestry in the Caribbean and how the challenges faced by
forestry may be overcome.

Your summary must be in continuous prose, in paragraph form and it must not be more than
120 words in length. Only the first 120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

Forestry issues in the small islands of the Caribbean are, in many respects, different from those
that dominate current debates on forest conservation and management in other parts of the world. In
most of these islands, the main challenge is not to regulate large concessions or to ensure that the
behaviour of the timber industry is consistent with principles of sustainability. The main challenge is not
to preserve and enhance the rights of indigenous populations or those offorest workers. The main
challenge is not to establish standards of production and to guarantee the fairness of trade in timber
products.

In these small islands, the challenge is different, because commercial forest exploitation for
timber production is rare, and the past two decades have indeed been marked, in several islands, by the
failure and abandonment of commercial harvesting and plantation programmes. In these small territories,
the most critical functions of forests are not based on the extractive use of their resources. Instead,
they include water supply (many countries have no underground water resources and thus rely exclusively
on surface water for domestic, agricultural and industrial uses), tourism (with a rapidly growing heritage
tourism sector in many islands) and soil conservation (an essential need in volcanic islands prone to
erosion and where sedimentation can have serious negative impacts on coastal resources and activities).

Today, the work of the Caribbean forester is less about planting trees and more about managing
wildlife habitats. It is less about harvesting timber and more about preserving watershed functions. It
is less about controlling squatters and more about encouraging recreational and touristic uses of forest
sites and attractions. It is less about preventing illegal cutting in state-owned forest reserves and more
about preserving soil cover in agricultural and residential areas.

The challenge is particularly difficult to meet, because there is insufficient public and political
recognition of the values, goods, services and benefits generated by forests. In the Caribbean, many
forestry administrations have recognised this need, and have mounted intensive campaigns aimed at
increasing public awareness and generating support. In the years ahead, there will be need for more
efforts to demonstrate the values of forests and the need for greater investments in the sector. There
will also be need for studies which will estabUsh and document the social, economic, cultural and ecological
benefits of forests, and build the political argument in favour of conservation and management.

Adapted from The Courier. April/May 2000.

(25 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the extract below and then answer the questions that follow.

Quiet and the night came early and Leonard sat there feeling a flicker of restlessness.
He needed his books, a radio perhaps, he wasn ' t sure why he had been delaying going into
Kingston to fetch his things. The pattern he had established of working on the house had
completely absorbed him, but, he thought, stretching lazily, it was time to make the trip into
5 town. He would go there the next day, get it over with. If he went like that, mid-week, there
would be nobody there. He could simply pick up his two boxes and leave the key with the next
door neighbour. He would not have to face his parents and their aggrieved comments, the small
guilt-making jabs, 'after all they had done', giving up his job, 'such good prospects', to hide
himself away 'in the depths of beyond' , as they put it. And, of course, he could not explain. He
10 could not say that the prospect of working to buy things did not interest him, of drifting into a
marriage, much like theirs, did not interest him. It was all sound, solid, and it frightened him, the
years stretching ahead, known even before they had happened. He wanted to make something
very simple, very different, for himself. He could not explain because they were so proud of
having lived out Grandma Miriam's dream, to be educated, professionals, a far remove from
15 Grandpa Sam, travelling in on the country bus with his country talk and his bag of yams.

Adapted from C. Craig, Mint Tea and Other Stories.


Heinemann, 1993, p. 63

(a) Why was Leonard feeling a "flicker of restlessness' (line 1)? (2 marks)

(b) What does the phrase "get it over with" (line 5) tell us about Leonard's reaction to the idea of
the trip into town? (2 marks)

(c) How did Leonard decide to avoid his parents? (2 marks)

(d) What was it about his parents' chosen way of life that frightened Leonard? (2 marks)

(e) What was the attitude of Leonard's parents to his chosen lifestyle? (2 marks)

(f) What was Grandma Miriam's ambition for her children? (1 mark )

(g) What does the last sentence (lines 13- 15) suggest about Grandma Miriam's reaction to the
lifestyle of Grandpa Sam? (2 marks)

Total13 marks

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3. Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.

As modem technology develops, the economic and psychological entrapment of age-


long dependency remains a reality in the Caribbean. The global media companies, through their
.combined force, continue to throw cultural television products at the Caribbean at cheap prices,
once their desired profits are made in their large domestic markets.

5 Caribbean viewers, therefore, learn very little about themselves and their own culture
because they are exposed almost exclusively to cultural and living patterns that do not resemble
their own. To that extent, television has enjoyed a questionable celestial privilege in the Caribbean,
and has yet to make its contribution as a true cultural and social institution within the context in
which it operates.

10 Researchers and writers on communication issues have for a long time been concerned
that television had successfully revolutionised the world of communication. No doubt, it too has
redefined the meaning of socialisation, playing a crucial role in linking subjects to a common
history of origins and futures. The question today is why have we allowed such a fundamental
part of our lives to be controlled or usurped by others? What have been the attempts at
15 resistance, if any? Are we victims or are we culprits of this modem form of colonial domination?

The state of television in the Caribbean region reflects its history of colonial domination
and resembles the same conditions as slave colonies. There is need for the small societies of
the Caribbean to begin to find ways to adapt to the technology rather than adopt it so that it can
become a cultural vessel in the work of their development.

Adapted from 'Television and its Impact on the Region -


Victim or Culprit' in CARICQM View. May-June 2001

(a) According to the writer, what is the most important objective of the "global media companies"?
(2 marks)

(b) What phrase in paragraph 1 tells us that the writer wishes to convey a feeling of helplessness?
(2 marks)

(c) Why would the writer support Caribbean-oriented television programmes? (2 marks)

(d) With what historical experience does the writer associate the state of Caribbean television?
(2marks)

(e) Identify TWO words that tell us that the writer has a strong bias against foreign cultural television
products. (2 marks)

(f) The writer asks THREE questions in paragraph 3. What do these questions imply about the
role of Caribbean people in dealing with cultural television products? (2 marks)

Total12 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your a nswer in this section should be approximately 400 to 500 words in length.

You MUST write in Standa rd E nglish. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

.. -
...

(25 marks)

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5. "Marsha held the letter tightly. She was sure that whatever was in that letter would change her life
forever."

Write a story which includes the sentence above. (25marks)

6. "Bol had been known as the village clown, but in the end he turned out to be a hero."

Write a story which ends with the statement above. (25marks)

SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. The right contacts and a large amount ofluck are all you need to succeed in life.

Write an essay EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (25 marks)

8. "The private use of narcotics should not be a criminal offence. After all, what I do with my body is
nobody's business but mine."

Write an essay giving your views on this statement. (25 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, ifany have been inadvertently
overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased to correct this at
the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 01218020
FORM TP 2005073 MAY/JUNE 2005

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATI ONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 f hours
( 25 MAY 2005 (a.m.0

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
t
the 2 hours allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2004 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Your community is concerned with the quality of Somerfield chickens. Use the information
below to write a report for your school newspaper in which you identify the problem and give
Somerfield's response.

Your summary must be in continuous prose, in paragraph form and it must not be more
than 120 words in length. Only the first 120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

How safe is our Chicken?

In the light of recent news stories about water being added to


chicken, Stephen Ridge, Quality Assurance Director of Somerfield,
tells us how Somerfield ensures that its chickens are safe and tasty.

We've all heard the stories in the news that some chickens that are imported have
been found to have high water content. In addition, proteins have been added to the chickens
to help keep that water in place. Some of these proteins may not be chicken proteins but that
of beef and pork. So the customer ends up with quite a different product from the one they
expected to buy.

We at Somerfield have been aware of the practice of adding water and proteins to
chickens for some time. It is a legal process, as long as the product is properly described and
all the information is given on the label. But in some cases there hasn't been proper labelling and
people are, understandably, concerned that they are being duped into buying chicken with high
amounts of water and proteins added.

Assurance from Somerfield

Somerfield sells chicken in a variety of ways: fresh, frozen and processed in ready
meals, pies and pas ties. Somerfield is in control of the chicken used and, quite simply, we do not
use this type ofmaterial. The fresh chicken we sell is processed without the use of any water other
than to rinse the chicken during processing. The birds go into a chiller after being spray washed,
and after they have been chilled they are left whole or cut into various portions. Frozen chicken
goes through a slightly different process, called spin chilling. The chicken is dropped into a water
bath with ice, then it is taken out again and the water is allowed to drip away. The water from
this process is carefully controlled so that it amounts to no more than three per cent of the content.
The birds are then trussed and frozen and no more water comes into contact with them after that.
Processed chicken in ready-meals, pies and pasties has not had excess water or proteins added,
even chicken that has been imported.

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We want Somerfield chicken to be good-tasting and to be of the right texture. Adding


high water content detracts from this and results in a product very different from the one
we're trying to provide. We have an independent analytical programme in place where our
chicken is taken to a sophisticated laboratory, which is independently certified. The chickens
are analysed and inspected for adulteration, including proteins and water content. This process
ensures that Somerfield chickens are products of quality.

SOMERFIELD'S MISSION STATEMENT

Somerfield Stores produces chickens through our own intensive


system, without the use of growth promoters, high water contents
or added proteins. Our aim is to achieve a good basic standard of
animal welfare.

Adapted from Somerfield Magazine,


September 2003, p. 39.

(25 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

Dr. Levy called me into his office early in the morning. He had lately moved his
administrative throne to a remote rear room on the second floor of a concrete annex
recently added on to the old wooden administration building. You walked up the stairs and
entered a tremendous anteroom so austerely empty of furniture that your footsteps echoed
5 as if in a fog, and it was guarded by a trio of two glum typists and the doctor's secretary.
Three small desks with battered manual typewriters were moored in an ocean of pastel tile,
and the tang of barely cured concrete and freshly applied whitewash immediately tickled
your nose. The typists generally had little or nothing to type, and the secretary, who had
no phone to answer, spent most of her time reading magazines or sticking her head out
10 the window to scold the boisterous labourers below whose profanity occasionally drifted in
and buzzed her ears. Because of ill-fitting dentures that stretched her lips and gave her an
ugly overbite, she wore the grimace of a seasoned battle-axe and seemed sour and bad-
tempered, but, in truth, she was a soft-spoken and sweet-natured woman whose only quirk
was a Christian aversion to blasphemy and bad words. I had scarcely settled in the straight-
IS backed chair before his desk when the doctor, looking officious and abnormally solemn,
broke the news. The girls would not be allowed to sit for the A level exams.
From Anthony Winkler, Going Home to Teach,
Kingston Publishers, 1995, p. 258.
Reprinted by permission of LMH Publishing Ltd.

(a) What opinion does the author want you to have of Dr. Levy with the use of "throne" in
line 2? (2 marks)

(b) How many members of staff did Dr. Levy have in his office? (1 mark)

(c) Identify TWO words used metaphorically in sentence 4 (lines 6 - 8). (2 marks)

(d) How would you summarise the author's feelings about Dr. Levy's office?
(2marks)

(e) Why did the personality of the secretary appear to be the opposite of what it really was?
(2 marks)

(f) What is the occupation of Dr. Levy? (2 marks)

(g) What evidence is there in the passage to indicate that the secretary disliked "blasphemy
and bad words" (line 14)? (2 marks)

Total 13 marks

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3. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

The classroom is where we first realised that we were good at maths or spelling or
terrible at science or geography. From our own memories and experiences as learners, many
of us can recall the obstacles that prevented us from grasping the proper way to diagram a
sentence or understanding the laws of algebra. Some of us can remember the teachers who
5 removed those obstacles, enabling us to learn.

Today 's classroom might seem very different from the classrooms we remember,
but the challenges of teaching (and learning) remain essentially the same. Teachers are
still expected to convey a certain amount of information between September and June,
and students are still expected to learn it. Teachers still employ a familiar variety of
10 classroom assessments- quizzes, teacher-made tests and end-of-unit tests supplied by the
textbook publishers- in their search for evidence of student progress, and students still ask
the critical question: "Is this going to be on the test?"

On almost any school day, in almost every classroom, some form of student
assessment is taking place. Searching for assessment tools to support the new teaching
15 strategies, teachers and researchers are exploring assessment alternatives that reveal
what students currently know and understand, in the hope that teachers can then use that
information to suggest appropriate instructional next steps. Ideally, the next generation
of classroom assessment will also enable teachers to observe student growth and develop-
ment over time and to identify individual strengths and weaknesses that are difficult to
20 capture through traditional testing.

Adaptedfrom Focus 28: "Capturing the Power of Classroom Assessment," 1995


and used by permission of Educational Testing Service, the copyright owner.

Permission to reprint ETS materials does not constitute review or endorsement by ETS
of this publication as a whole or of any other testing material it may contain.

(a) According to the writer in paragraph 1, what was the role of some of his teachers when
he was a student? (2 marks)

(b) Identify TWO aspects of the classroom which are essentially the same today.
(2 marks)

(c) What effect is the writer trying to achieve by the use of the phrase "the critical question"
(line 12)? (2 marks)

(d) What effect on the reader does the writer wish to have by using "we", "our" and "us" in
paragraphs 1 and 2? (2 marks)

(e) What does the use of expressions such as "might seem", "essentially", "almost" and
"ideally" in paragraphs 2 and 3 suggest about the writer? (2 marks)

(f) What, according to the writer, will future classroom assessment achieve? (2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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SECTION THREE
(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 500 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

(25 marks)

5. "As she made her way towards the bus stop, Aleesa knew she was making the right choice.
She walked confidently down the dirt road. There would be no turning back."
Write a story using these sentences. (25 marks)

6. "Suddenly the car did a high-speed U-tum and roared off. The driver must have smelled a rat."
Write a story which includes these words. (25marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "School uniforms are outdated. Students should be allowed to wear to school anything they
choose."

Write an essay giving your views on this statement. (25marks)

8. "The fact that mothers are working away from home is largely to blame for the growing
delinquency and crime among the youth."

Write an argument EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (25marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any has been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 01118020
FORM TP 2005071 MAY/JUNE 2005
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATI ONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 5 minutes
B
( 25 MA v 2oo5 (a.m.u

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
the 2 hours 5 minutes allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2004 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved.
01118020/F 2005
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 25 minut.c s)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read the passage below carefully then write a summary of it in not more than 120 words.
Your answer must be in continuous prose. Do not write in note form.

Only the first 120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

The beginnings of industrialisation in the last century were marked by working


conditions which today seem inhuman, but which were accepted at the time. The length of the
working day was based on that of peasants and handicraftsmen - the only types of workers
then existing- and was from 12 to 14 hours a day. A large part of the manpower consisted of
persons who could most easily leave the field of agriculture, in particular spare boys and girls,
who were not essential for work in the fields.

The lack of experience of these workers in using m achinery (which was introduced at
a rapid rate) exposed them to ever-increasing ri sks of physical injury. The rapid deterioration
in the state of health of young workers became apparent when a high proportion of them were
considered unfit for military service. It was then that industry faced its first obligations
concerning the protection of workers.

The protective measures have developed constantly and have been improved step by
step as technologies have changed and increasing value has been attached to human dignity
and physical integrity. It is clear that these measures involve expenditure . Part of their cost,
included in the national budgets or in those of bodies financed from public funds , thus falls on
the taxpayers as a whole. The remainder, met by the enterprises or by organisations financed
by them, is spread over all the consumers of the products made by these enterprises and other
consumer goods whose prices are affected by the products in question .

From The Cost of Occupational Accidents and Diseases,


International Labour Organisation, 1986, p. / .

(20 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the passage below carefully then answer all the questions that follow.

Left and right, roadside stands begin appearing. Yolanda keeps an eye out for
guavas. Piled high on wooden stands are fruits Yolanda hasn't seen in years: pinkish-yellow
mangoes, and tamarind pods oozing their rich sap, and small cashew fruits strung on a rope
to keep them from bruising each other. Strips of meat, buzzing with flies, hang from the
5 windows of butc her stalls. It is hard to believe the poverty the radio commentators keep
talking about. There seems to be plenty here to eat- except for guavas.

The fruit stands behind her now, Yolanda approaches a compound very like her
family's in the capital. A high concrete wall continues for about a quarter of a mile. A guard
rises to his post beyond an iron grillwork gate. He seems - glimpsed from through the
10 flowering bars - a man locked in a strangely gorgeous prison. Beyond him up the shady
driveway is a three-storey country house, a wide verandah all the way around it. Parked at
the door is a chocolate-brown Mercedes. Perhaps the owners have come up to their country
home to avoid the troubles in the capital. They are probably relatives. The dozen rich families
have intermarried so many times that family trees are tangles of roots. In fact, her aunts have
15 given her a list of names of uncles and aunts and cousins she might call on along her way.
Before she even left the compound, Yolanda put the list away in the glove compartment. She
is going to be fine on her own.
Adapted from Julia Alvarez, "Antojos" in
New Writing from the Caribbean, Macmillian, 1994, p. 102.

(a) Why does Yolanda find it hard to believe that there was poverty around her?
(2 marks)

(b) What is the writer saying about the rich families when she describes their family trees
as "tangles of roots" (line 14)? (2 marks)

(c) Identify TWO words or phrases that suggest the owners of the compound were concerned
about security. (2 marks)

(d) Identify a phrase in line 10 in which the writer uses a contradictory expression to
describe the compound. (2 marks)

(e) What do the last three sentences (lines 14- 17) say about Yolanda's character?
(2marks)

(f) Identify TWO things that suggest that the owners of the compound were rich.
(2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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3. Read the passage below carefully then answer all the questions that follow.

Long, lazy lunches in sunny cafes, oceanfront dinners featuring exquisite local and
international dishes- aren't these just a few of the reasons why you came to Curac;:ao? Let
Menu Dining and Entertainment Cura~ao help bring your dreams to life. We know all the
delightful places to eat in this island paradise that's drenched in the colours and flavours of the
5 Caribbean.

Watch the cruise ships go by and enjoy the stunning views of Punda or enjoy romantic
fine dining under the moon and stars or picture yourself in a maharajah's palace in India with
fine carved marble or enjoy breathtaking views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

To help you choose from the wide array of tantalising dishes Menu Dining and
10 Entertainment Cura~ao provides samples of menus available at some of the island's finest
restaurants and cafes, from casual lunches to elegant world-class dinners.

When the sun goes down and the stars come out, Curac;:ao's vibrant club scene comes
alive. Savour an after-dinner drink in a cafe as you take in the festive scene- or party the night
away in one ofCurac;:ao' s many nightclubs and casinos. You can choose a different place every
15 night, some are featured in this guide. We've done all the work so that you can have all the fun.
Delicious food, charming restaurants, fun-filled nights- what are you waiting for?

Adapted from Menu Dining and Entertainment Curar;ao,


p. 1, p. 7, p. 12, p. 15, p. 20.
© Copyright Menu 1mernational 2002.

(a) What is the stated purpose of Menu Dining and Entertainment Cura~ao?
(2 marks)

(b) Identify precisely the person or persons whom the writer is addressing in the passage.
(2 marks)

(c) What is the writer's intention in using words such as "exquisite" (line 1), "delightful"
(line 4), "stunning" (line 6) and " breathtaking" (line 8)? (2 marks)

(d) The writer says, "We'vedone all the worksothatyoucan have all the fun" (line 15). What
is this suggesting about the reader? (2 marks)

(e) In the last line of the passage the writer asks, "What are you waiting for?" What exactly
does the writer hope the reader will do? (2 marks)

(f) Identify the type of writing in the passage above. (2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 300 to 350 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4.

Reprinted from the ACP-EU Courier

Write a story based on the picture above. (16marks)

5. Write a story that ends with the words:

"and that was the last time anyone saw or heard of Jameel Ansan."
(16 marks)

6. Write a story that begins with these words:

"Nothing could prepare Shana for the surprise she got as she stepped off the bus."
(16 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 25 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 180 to 200 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "The only way to deal with violence in schools is to get tough: immediately expel those involved."

Write an argument EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (20marks)

8. "In today's world, all you need is good looks and talent."

Write your views on this statement. (20marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any has been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 01218020

FORM TP 2006010 JANUARY 2006

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION

ENGLISH A

Paper 02-General Proficiency


2 ~ hours

( 03 JANUARY 2006 (a.m.))

You are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper before


starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to the 21/z
hours allowed for the examination.

You MAY write during the time allowed for reading through the
paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

Copyright© 2005 Caribbean Examinations Council ®


All rights reserved.

0121 8020/JANUARY/F2006
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You MUST answer questions fromALLFOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of Section
TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read carefully the following extract and then write a summary of it for your school magazine
setting out how children should be kept healthy throughout the school year. Your summary
must be no more than 100 words.

Your summary must be in continuous prose and in paragraph form. Only the first 100 words
of your answer will be read and assessed.

An important part of the back to school experience is the visit to the doctor and the dentist. It
is important that your child gets a clean bill of health before he or she goes back to school.

It is now mandatory in most schools for your child to have a health check-up, but this is just at
the beginning of the school term. As parents, there are ways to ensure that your child is not only healthy
at the beginning of the term, but throughout the school year.

The very first thing is that your child should be fully immunised before returning to school.
Remember that immunisation provides protection against extremely contagious diseases, such as measles,
mumps and rubella. Even though these diseases are becoming increasingly uncommon, outbreaks still
do occur. Measles, for instance, is still a big killer among children. A child with measles, if (s)he
survives, may be deaf or blind. A child with rubella may also end up suffering from viral meningitis.
While the occurrences are still low, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Another thing you want to teach your children is proper hygiene. Proper hygiene cannot be
stressed enough as this, more often than not, is the source of most illnesses. Take extra care among
your preschoolers, as they are often the most susceptible to picking up germs from playmates on the
playground.

Another preventative measure is informing your child's teacher of allergies (food or otherwise)
that your child may suffer from.

Last but by no means least, never send your child to school when (s)he shows symptoms of
infectious illnesses, such as the flu and chicken pox. Irrespective of how well the child looks or how
much better (s)he is feeling, never return her/him to school until your doctor advises you to do so.

Adapted from "Your Child's Health".


The Gleaner. July 28, 2005.

(25 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read carefully the poem below and then answer all the questions set on it.

'After parties, in those courting days


He brought me safely to my door.
I could not bear to let him go,
Your handsome father- my young man.
5 He could not bear to leave me there:
When he left he turned and turned -
I see the stars above his head -
And tears of love came in my eyes.
A mile or so away he lived
10 Through trees, a tall apartment house:
We had a pact: when he got in
He lit his lamp, the window glowed,
He waved for me his silk-white scarf.
Heart raced to see that signalling.
15 My son, I felt my heart beat fast.'

The stars have burned for sixty years


The white scarf disappeared in dust.
My mother holds my father's hand;
Old and frail, he sinks to rest.

Ian McDonald, "Signalling". From his collection of poems


Between Silence and Silence. Peepal Tree, 2003, p. 43.

(a) To whom is the narrator speaking in the first stanza? (1 mark)

(b) How did the man indicate to the woman that he had reached home? (2marks)

(c) What is the occasion of the poem? (2marks)

(d) What time of day do the events in the first stanza take place? (2 marks)

(e) Why does the poet use inverted commas {' ... '}at the beginning and end of the first stanza?
(2 marks)

(f) Identify the words that indicate the reluctance of the man to leave the woman. (2 marks)

(g) What effect does the writer try to create by repeating "could not bear" in lines 3 and 5?
(2 marks)

Total13 marks

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3. Read carefully the passage below and then answer all the questions set on it.

In a perfect world, our paychecks would cover all our expenses, thereby negating the
need to borrow. We, however, do not live in a perfect world and sometimes we need financial
assistance to acquire some of the things we need, like home, furniture, a car and a number of
other things. Thanks to loans, credit facilities and programmes, we have the means to purchase
5 our basic needs and wants.

Today, there are many options when it comes to taking out a loan for whatever reason.
Loans are also divided into categories, short, medium and long-term loans. You can also take
out a loan for a number of different reasons, from financing your education to small loans to
carry you through until payday.

10 Acquiring a loan today is a much easier process than a few years ago. In most cases,
a visit to your local bank or credit union representative will provide you with all the information
that you could possibly need about how to access a loan, as well as the payback requirements.
It is important that you read that particular section of your loan agreement carefully, as you may
find yourself paying back triple what you borrow because oflate fees and other such stipulations.

15 The same applies to loans of other sorts, such as financing for your car or furniture.
There is a payback requirement over time and it is important that you follow the requirements
carefully or you could find yourself returning your newly-acquired property for non-payment.

The most important thing to note before entering any of these agreements is whether
or not you can afford it.

20 Of course, you will say that if you could afford it, then you would not need a loan.
Unfortunately, it's not that simple and many a person has fallen into that trap and lost more than
what they borrowed. It is important that you take a note of what is going on in your life and
what your assets are tied up in, because no matter how easy it is to acquire the loan, you always
have to pay it back.
Tandy Lewis, "Real - World Financial Aid".

(a) What, according to the writer, would a "perfect world" allow? (2 marks)

(b) What does the writer wish the reader to be especially aware of in paragraphs 3 and 4?
(2marks)

(c) Why does the writer use the word "trap" in line 21? (2 marks)

(d) What does the writer suggest you do to determine whether you can afford a loan or not?
(2 marks)

(e) What phrase in paragraph 1 expresses the writer's favourable opinions ofloans? (2 marks)

(f) What does the writer say always applies to a loan? (2 marks)

Total12 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

The Daily Gleaner. August 14, 2005.

(25 marks)

5. They say that "who laughs last laughs best". I'm glad that it was I who had the last laugh.

Write a story that ends with these words. (25 marks)

6. As Jada walked out into the light she knew that all eyes were upon her. She could not afford to fail now.

Write a story which includes these sentences. (25 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. Your community is being negatively affected by the lack of adequate health care facilities. Write to
your government representative to convince him/her that a hospital should be built to alleviate the
problem. (25 marks)

8. The following statement appeared in one of your country's newspapers: "Ban all cars! The government
should improve public transportation in order to reduce the dependency on private vehicles". Write a
letter to the editor of the newspaper giving your views in response to the statement. (25 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, ifany have been inadvertently
overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased to correct this at
the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 01218020


FORM TP 2006074 MAY/JUNE 2006

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 thours
( 24 MAY 2006 (a.m.))

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
the 2± hours allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

Copyright© 2005 Caribbean Examinations Council®.


All rights reserved.
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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read carefully the following extract and then summarize the MAJOR factors which
contribute to the disadvantages encountered by women in the labour market.

Your summary must be in continuous prose, in paragraph form and it must not be more
than 120 words in length. Only the first 120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

Despite their increasing participation in the labour market, women are still disadvantaged
in the mainstream of economic life. With limited access to stable and well-paid employment,
their participation is often confined to 'feminine' work: to low-paid, less visible jobs in the
informal sector and to subsistence agriculture. Globally, women earn 20 to 30 per cent less than
men while women make up 70 per cent of the world's more than l billion absolute poor.

In most regions of the world, female enrolment in secondary level, technical and
vocational education programmes represents less than half of the total. When girls opt for
vocational courses they tend to choose fields that are considered more 'feminine' and less
technical, thus narrowing their employment prospects. Socio-cultural factors play an important
role in the attitudes of employers, teachers, parents and the girls themselves.

In poor countries, access to any type of secondary or post-secondary education for


disadvantaged girls is often limited by entrance requirements and the cost of courses. In the non-
formal sector, there are numerous programmes provided by non-governmental organisations to
enhance capacities for income generation among poor out-of-school girls. It is often difficult to
assess the impact of such training on the lives of trainees due to the lack of systematic monitoring
and reporting. Depending on how such prograrnrnes are designed, there could also be a danger
of reinforcing existing gender roles and biases, especially where programmes do not offer
training in profitable areas of work.
Miki Nozawa, "Reaching Out to Marginalized Girls"
IIEP Newsletter, July - September 2004, p. 5.

(30 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read carefully the following extract and then answer all the questions set on it.

Pita panicked. There was nothing he could do. He was trapped. Trapped with hundreds
of others. The Monster had come and was slowly, surely, dragging them from the deep. He
swam through the excited crowd to try the bottom. Then he tried the top again. The great
Monster had encircled them completely. There were millions of holes in its great hands, but
5 none large enough. If only they were a little larger. Pita tried to push himself through one of
the holes again. He squeezed and squeezed. Great tails lashed around him. Not only he but
the whole crowd was in desperation. He tried to ease himself through. The thread-limbs pressed
against his eyes. If only his head could get through. He pushed again, hard, and the pain
quivered through his body.

10 There was nothing he could do. He heard the breakers roaring above now. That meant
they were nearing the shore. Pita whipped his tail in fury. The Monster was gradually closing
its hands. There were cries now above the surface. Below, the Monster grated on sand. The
shore! They had reached the shore! Frantically Pita flung himself against one of the tiny holes.
He gave a cry as the scales tore from his back- then a cry of joy. He was free! Free!

15 He lunged forward below the surface. Down he sped, rejoicing in his tinyness. If he was
only a little bigger, he would have been dying on the shore now. The fateful shore! There had
been those who had actually come back from that world. This was one of the great mysteries.
But some said they had been there, and had talked of that awesome place.
There was no more blood now. Down, he swam. Deep, deep, until the sound of the
20 breakers was only a bitter memory, and the sea was not sandy but blue and clear, and until, far,
far away in the distance, green with fern and the tender moss, he saw the rocks of home.
Adapted from Michael Anthony, "Pita of the Deep Blue Sea" in
Island Voices Stories from the West Indies

(a) To whom or what does "he" (line 1) refer? (1 mark )

(b) What effect is the author trying to create by using short sentences in the passage?
(2 marks)

(c) State ONE word which could describe Pita' s feelings when he realized "There were
millions of holes ... but none large enough" (lines 4- 5). (2 marks)

(d) Why does the author repeat "squeezed" in line 6? (3 marks)

(e) Who or what does the "Monster" refer to? (2 marks)

(f) Why does the writer use "fateful" to describe the shore (line 16)? (2 marks)

(g) Why does Pita utter a cry of joy (line 14)? (1 mark)

(h) Why was "the sound of the breakers" (lines 19 - 20) a bitter memory? (2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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3. Read carefully the following extract and then answer all the questions set on it.

Can people be overweight but still healthy?

In books, in medical journals and at public health conferences, scientists have been
dueling over the relative importance of fatness versus fitness, and whether there is any common
ground between the two camps. A small but vocal cadre of researchers has been challenging
5 conventional wisdom, arguing that while fitness may be more important to health it is actually
possible to be both fat and fit.

"All too often, medical professionals says it's the obesity we have to cure. That's the
be-all and end-all. It's not," said Steven N. Blair, who heads the Cooper Institute, a research
foundation focused on physical activity.

10 Other experts, however, maintain that while there may be exceptions, the evidence is
clear for most people: Being overweight significantly increases the risk of a host of
debilitating and often deadly health problems, including heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

"Being overweight has a clear association with important health problems, and
even modest weight loss has important health benefits," said Walter Willett, an expert on
15 nutrition and health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Fitness proponents acknowledge that some overweight people are at increased risk
for health problems, and that many people may benefit from losing weight. But they argue that
society focuses far too much on dropping pounds and far too little on exercise, eating well and
being physically fit.

20 Despite the intensity of the debate, Willett, Blair and others have been trying to find
common ground, with each side emphasizing that the two ideas are not mutually exclusive.
The best strategy would be to encourage people to exercise regularly and eat well.

"This is something that really shouldn't be a debate of one versus the other," Willett said.
It's clear that both fitness and fatness are important. It's definitely good to be as fit as possible
25 no matter what your body weight. But it's also clear that it is optimum to be both lean and fit.
It shouldn't be a question of one or the other."
Adapted from Time, August 11, 2003, p. 72-73.

(a) What is the debate presented in the passage? (2 marks)

(b) What effect is the writer trying to achieve by the use of the phrase "In books, in
medical journals and at public health conferences ..." (line 2)? (2 marks)

(c) What impression of the debate does the writer want to convey with the use of expressions
such as "dueling", "camps", "versus" (paragraph 1)? (2 marks)

(d) Why does the writer use the word "however" in line 10? (2 marks)

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(e) According to the author, what is the MOST important point in the debate as expressed in
the last paragraph. (2 marks)

(f) State TWO factors which Blair and other fitness proponents recommend that society
should emphasize more. (2 marks)

(g) Identify ONE paragraph that contains ONLY the remarks of the author AND ONE
paragraph that expresses ONLY the opinion of the scholars. (2 marks)

(h) To whom is the writer referring in the phrase "But they argue that society . .."
(lines 17 - 18)? (1 mark )

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SECTION THREE
(Suggested time: 45 minutes)
Answer ONE question in this section.
Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.
You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

Source: The San Juan Star


(35 marks)

5. He was drawn to the kitchen by the sweet smell of his father's cooking. But what he saw made
him burst out laughing.
Write a story which includes these sentences. (35marks)

6. As she walked down the main street of the village where her grandparents lived she felt like
she was in another country.
Describe what she saw and her thoughts and feelings . (35 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. Skilled Caricom professionals should be allowed to work in any Caricom territory that they
choose.

Write an essay giving your views on the above statement. (35 marks)

8. Your Minister of Education believes that there are too many holidays each year and the school
year should be longer so that student performance might improve.

As a student leader in your school, write a letter to the Minister of Education giving your views
on this statement. (35 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any has been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 01218020
FORM TP 2007010 JANUARY 2007

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
1

c 2 2 hours
02 JANUARY 2007 (a.m.))

You are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper before


24
starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to the
hours allowed for the examination.

You MAY write during the time allowed for reading through the
paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

Copyright© 2005 Caribbean Examinations Council ®


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You MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of Section
TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Write a summary of the following speech that sets out the issue of poverty and ways to
reduce it.

Your summary must be no more than 120 words. It must be in continuous prose and in
paragraph form. Only the first 120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

The elimination of poverty ranks among the greatest challenges in the world today. At
every tum, we attempt to secure for our citizens opportunities to pursue further studies, either
within the Caribbean or further afield. At home, we are ensuring that our own primary and secondary
education systems reflect the needs of the region through the careful review of curricula nationally
and in collaboration with our Caribbean partners.

It is critical to generate economic growth in order to create employment opportunities


because it is through private investment and strong economic activity that the potential to reduce
poverty has the greatest impact. Diversification of the economy is crucial to poverty reduction
efforts in terms of creating new flows for foreign exchange earnings, for job creation and personal
income generation.

The role of education, in close association with other social and economic factors, is
important in poverty reduction. No country begins to have success without the education of its
people and it is even more evident that breaking the cycle of poverty requires sustained, targeted
and well-executed educational policies and programmes.

One should immediately recognise that the issue of poverty reduction is complex, involving
national and international elements, and an inter-relation of issues, all of which must be tackled at
the same time to get the best results.

But let us not for a moment believe that the issue of poverty is of concern only for developing
countries. Economic giants such as the United States of America and developed countries in
Europe also struggle with the issue of poverty. I believe that, now more than ever, serious
programmes are being undertaken to address the issue of poverty worldwide.

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While governments must take the lead role in creating the framework to fight poverty, it
must be understood that there are critical roles for all sectors of the society to play. From the
outset, therefore, one must understand that achieving a significant reduction in poverty takes a
substantial combination of approaches.

A well-known study has indicated that there is a high percentage of poor people in the
work force. The 'working poor ' are characterised by elementary, low-level occupations that attract
low wages, and low skills and educational achievement. The same study points to or identifies the
lack of education and functional literacy as among the major causes of poverty.

Adapted from "St Kitts and Nevis continues fight against poverty".
The Workers ' Voice Vol. 16, No 13, 2005, pp. 8 and 11.

(Total30 marks)

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SECTION TWO
(Suggested time: 40 minutes)
Answer ALL the questions in this section.
2. Read the extract below and then answer the questions that follow.
He was in a drugstore; the type that sold senna, lamp-oil, soft candle, fresh aloe
leaves and a variety oflaxatives and skin cream made from the local weeds that grew wild
in every backyard, but in the drugstore were dried, ground and packed loosely in cylindrical
bottles about three inches long.

5 The owner of the drugstore, a man of about forty but looking much older, with the
kind of squinting eyes and furrowed face that came from counting and re-counting all the
dollar bills and coins before placing them in a cellophane bag, not inside the cash register,
but in a drawer beneath the counter, appeared hassled and impatient. That was more than
ten years ago but I can still remember the sudden burst of anger.
10 'Get out. Get out. Look how you driving away all me customers!'
Desperation seeped into the anger. He seemed to be helping the man out but I remember
that final shove that propelled him out of the door.

The owner told my grandfather, who was affected by high blood pressure and
who had come to purchase some medication, 'I don't know what this place coming to.
15 Every side is vagrant and beggar trying to get what little money you have.'
Through the glass door I saw him holding the coins uselessly with one hand and
balancing on the lamp-post with the other. Then he moved off, limping awkwardly. Later
on our way to the taxi-stand in a street with stores selling footwear, agricultural implements,
old brown magazines and religious pictures, past piles of rubbish and bottles brought
20 down by the drain and lining the pavement, we saw him sitting on an old piece of cardboard,
just next to an old woman who looked on with a detached hostility as we approached.

Adapted from Rabindranath Maharaj, "The Occasional Sadhu, "


New Writing from the Caribbean: Selections from the Caribbean Writer.
Macmillan Caribbean, 1994, p.44.

(a) Besides the narrator, how many other characters appear in the passage? (1 mark)
(b) What impressions of the drugstore does the writer create by his description in
paragraph 1? (2 marks)
(c) Give ONE word or phrase in line 6 which matches the description of the owner as "looking
much older". (2 marks)

(d) Identify ONE phrase in paragraph 2 which suggests that the owner of the store was obsessed
with money. (2 marks)
(e) What is the attitude of the owner to vagrants and beggars? (2 marks)
(f) What did the owner do to express his anger? (2 marks)
(g) According to the passage, why did the narrator's grandfather go to the drugstore?
(2 marks)
(h) Identify TWO phrases in the final paragraph that indicate that the person in the drugstore
was in fact a "vagrant" and a "beggar". (2 marks)

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3. Read the extract below and then answer the questions that follow.

According to U.N. research statistics, my island, at around 3.40 per thousand


inhabitants per year, has a relatively high rate of divorce, surprisingly greater than that of
the United Kingdom (3.08). Everywhere I look, it seems, people are divorcing.

I am not in favour of divorce. The severity of the word itself, divorce, the separation, the
5 severance suggested by definition, is as tasteful as a tablespoon of bitters. That is the
power of the d-word, which so invades my sensibility that when I hear of friends or
acquaintances who are going through divorce, the fixer in me yearns reconciliation. But
these days reconciliation, more at home in a war-torn nation's resettlement plan than in
the minds of warring husbands and wives, is overlooked and undervalued. But it cannot
10 be right, this increasing rate of divorce and our readiness to accept divorce as an option.
Surely divorce should be the exception and not the rule.

An American research psychologist, in her study of 1,400 families, deduced that while
men run from nagging, cantankerous or frigid wives, and women want more affection and
intimacy; loneliness, boredom, depression and dissatisfaction are more often the catalyst
· 15 to divorce than infidelity or abuse.

More interesting and infinitely more positive are instances of couples who divorce and
remarry- each other! The occurrence, though infrequent, suggests to me that just as people
may mistakenly desire the greener grass on the other side (that is, until they realize that
this grass too needs mowing and trimming to keep it green) many misguided divorcees
20 rush to decree absolute because pride and a lack of forgiveness prevent reconciliation.

Adapted from Deborah Browne-Wills, "Doesn 't reconciliation deserve a chance?"


The Dailv Observer Vo/.12, 194, August 25, 2005, p.12.

(a) Why does the writer associate "divorce" with "bitters" (lines 4 - 5)? (2 marks)

(b) What is the "d-word" mentioned in line 6? ( 1 mark )

(c) What does the writer mean by " the fixer in me" in line 7? (2 marks)

(d) What is the writer's remedy for divorce? (2 marks)

(e) What is it that "cannot be right" (lines 9-10)? (2 marks)

(f) What factors, in the opinion of the American psychologist, were less important than
loneliness and boredom in leading to divorce? (2 marks)

(g) To what does the writer refer as " infinitely more positive" in line 16? (2 marks)

(h) What does the writer mean when she says "people may mistakenly desire the greener
grass ... (lines 17-18)?" (2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approxima tely 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversatio n.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

(35 marks)
5. The day had come. Everything was ready. All the waiting and preparations were over. Suddenly
-BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Three terrific explosions.

Write a story beginning with these words. (35 marks)

6. The climbers reached the top of the cliff as the sun was setting. They looked out over the town to
one side and the water on the other. The whole scene appeared strikingly beautiful in the late
evening light. Describe the view as seen by the climbers. (35 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "Buy local" is a very misguided slogan in today's "global village". Write an essay giving your
views on this statement. (35 marks)

8. Speaker A: "All children should participate in physical education in schools to improve their
health".

Speaker B: "It is my righ t to be whatever size I want to be. No one should insist that I exercise".

Write your views in support of EITHER Speaker A OR Speaker B . (35 marks)

ENDOFTEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been inadvertently
overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased to correct this at
the earliest opportunity.

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TEST CODE 01218020


FORM TP 2007077 MAY/JUNE 2007

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 fhours

( 25 MAY 2007 (a.m.) )

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
the 2{- hours allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

Copyright© 2005 Caribbean Examinations Council ®.


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Candidates MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL
of Section TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE
(Suggested time: 35 minutes)
You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read carefully the following passage and then write a summary of it.

Your summary must be in continuous prose, in paragraph form and it must not be more
than 120 words in len~rth. Only the first 120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

Since the beginning of civilization, they have served as marks of identification, spiritual
protection and decoration. Now at the cusp of another millennium, tattoos and other varieties
of body markings are resurfacing as a popular form of individual self-expression.

Tattoos are timeless andean be as unique as the bearers they adorn. They don'tfade away
like favourite t-shirts, or get lost or broken like school rings. They stay with you forever, until
death. They become a part of you from the day you sit in the artist's chair, etching your
emotions alongside the needle's sting, transforming an instant of your life into a symbol for the
world to see.

Tattoos and other body markings arrived in the Caribbean with African slaves and
indentured workers from China and India. They were sometimes the only permanent keepsakes
of peoples snatched from their ancestral places. The Caribbean's original Amerindian inhabitants
also used tattoos to mark spiritual milestones. The Taino of the Northern Caribbean Islands, for
instance, used vegetable dyes to affix images of their guardians onto their skin. These images also
indicated an individual's lineage, or his or her social position. Each tattoo was both a personal
history book and a mark of belonging.

Over the centuries, however, tattoos and other forms of bodily adornment have
mutated, exchanging religious and cultural significance for individualist associations.
Sometimes that mark of individuality has been confused with rebellion and non-conformity,
often alluding to a stain of bad character. Tattoo-wearers have seemed wild, dangerous, even just
plain bad.

But today, tattoos have come full circle. Celebrities, writers, lawyers, housewives, all
proudly display their marks of rebellion. An entirely new perception of the art of tattooing has
arisen, which is more than just a preoccupation with style. This re-discovered form of expression
has spawned an entire sub-culture of individuals among us. They carry this common bond
of distinction through their daily routines. Via the images on their forearms, shoulders, ankles,
or torsos, they connect to each other, announcing to the world that it is OK to be unique and
different.
Adapted from "Pictures made flesh".
Caribbean Beat, July/August 2003.

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read carefully the passage below and then answer all the questions that follow.

This village appeared to be at the end of the world, and it seemed as though each day
was a deliberate effort. Dawn came slowly; the cold air flowing off the sea, the smell of fish
and the wet smell of the nets fading away as the light climbed up the sky. Midday brought a
blazing heat that softened the raw pitch with which the road was made in the village. Cars parked
s too long out in the heat sank slowly, tyre-deep, into the soft asphalt, and the hot sun and the
heavy air filled with the smell of cooking drove people into the shade as a torpor settled over
the whole village. Evening saw the huge red ball of the sun dipping across the sky into the sea
leaving glorious and stunning sunsets that coloured the bay red, burning off the hulls of the
tankers that tied up against the long oil-jetty, matching the flares of the oil refinery in the
10 distance as the excess gas was burned off. The evening smell was that of oil.

There was death in the village, but that death was not a final horror, it was not the heart-
rending, bitter cry of a sudden and unexpected grief. No! It was the sad, lingering, whimsical
death found in the eyes ofbroken, old men as they patted young boys on the head and considered
the foolishness of youth; it was the empty death found on abandoned coasts at the end of small
15 islands dwarfed by the hugeness of the Atlantic; it was the hopelessness of this backwater
village, swept clean of talent and vitality, missed and ignored by a political turmoil sweeping
the city, dependent upon a poor stony earth and dwindling oil. Death here was a vision of a
hopeless future.

Noel Woodroffe, "Wing's Way". Best West Indian Stories.


Nelson Caribbean, 1982, p. 138.

(a) What times of the day does the writer describe in paragraph 1? (2 marks)
(b) Identify the contrasting smells of the day mentioned by the writer in paragraph 1.
(2 marks)
(c) To what does the writer compare the colour of the setting sun (lines 7- 10)?
(2 marks)
(d) Identify ONE example of what the writer refers to as "whimsical death" (lines 12- 13).
(2 marks)
(e) Identify ONE word that illustrates personification in line 3. (1 mark)
(f) What impression is suggested about the village by the use of"each day was a deliberate
effort" (lines 1 - 2)? (2 marks)
(g) Why did cars parked too long sink slowly? (2marks)
(h) Identify TWO phrases in the last four lines that create the atmosphere of abandonment.
(2 marks)

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3. Read carefully the passage below and then answer all the questions that follow.

Gradually, every parent ~omes aware that his or her child has adult concerns, wants acres
of privacy and no longer trusts the goodwill of parents in the same old way. These are the biggest
of all changes in child-parent relations, and are almost always in place by age 13. This shift occurs
not because of bad influences and media but because your child's brain has matured and is capable
5 of more independent judgment. Please remember, however, that the change is not locked in place.
A young adolescent can bounce back and forth between ages 8 and 13 (and sometimes 15) in a matter
of seconds, scorning your values yet, at times, still wanting to sit on your lap.

For girls, the central action is their social lives and the intensity of their feelings. No
matter how much a girl and her friends are torturing one another with gossip in school or instant
10 messages from home computers, she is convinced that if you knew what she was saying, you
would disapprove or, even worse, try to interfere and make a bad situation uglier.

What is she talking about to her friends? Social power: who's popular, who's feminine,
who's really weird. Parents: their faults and their inability to understand 13 year olds.

Girls are talking about their powerful feelings; they have complex and sometimes
15 overwhelming insights into life. Their joy can be great and is visible, but their despair is hidden
in solitary late-night crying, journal entries, weight obsession.

Boys are preoccupied by their power and the opinion of other boys, their anxiety about
whether they live up to the test of masculinity, a new, deeper range of feelings that they may
be unable to put into words. In the kitchen a boy looks down into his mother's eyes and thinks,
20 why is this woman giving me orders? I love her but I'm bigger than she is. That perplexes him
because he still needs her so much. Boys, like girls, are having a lot of dark nights of the soul
in which they see how disappointing adults can be and how unjust society is, but they may not
be able to put their fears into words, or they do not want to because it makes them feel weak.
Adaptedfrom Michael Thompson, "What they won't tell you
and Why". Time, August 8, 2005, p. 63.
(a) What meaning is conveyed by the word "acres" in line 1? (2 marks)

(b) Identify TWO of the "biggest of all changes in child-parent relations", (lines 2 - 3)
according to the writer. (2 marks)
(c) What does the phrase "not locked in place" (line 5) mean? (2 marks)

(d) What, according to the passage, are the causes of the shifts in child-parent relations?
(2 marks)

(e) To whom does the pronoun "you" (line 10) refer? (1 mark)

(f) What according to the passage is the preoccupation of (i) girls and (ii) boys?
(3 marks)

(g) Why, according to the writer, are boys perplexed? (2 marks)

(h) What conjunction of 'contrast' is used repeatedly (four times) in the passage?
(1 mark

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SECTION THREE
(Suggested time: 45 minutes)
Answer ONE question in this section.
Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.
You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

Adapted from Iiin&, August 29, 2005, p. 30.

(35 marks)

5. The phone rang once and stopped. It rang again. This was it now.

Write a story which includes these sentences. (35marks)

6. As the astronauts landed they saw before them an unimaginable sight.

Describe what the astronauts saw. (35 marks)

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SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. "Students should not be allowed to use cellular phones in school."

Write an essay EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (35 marks)

8. "Popular music and dance on display in the Caribbean today are corrupting the youth and
making them irresponsible."

Write an essay giving your views on this statement. (35 marks)

END OF TEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been
inadvertently overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be
pleased to correct this at the earliest opportunity. .

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TEST CODE 01218020
FORM TP 2008010 JANUARY 2008

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
ENGLISH A
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 Y:z hours

c 03 JANUARY 2008 (a.m.))

You are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper before


starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to the 2Yz
hours allowed for the examination.

You MAY write during the time allowed for reading through
the paper.

DO NOT TURN TillS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

Copyright © 2007 Caribbean Examinations Council ®


All rights reserved.

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You MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of Section
TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read the following extract carefully and then write a summary of it in not more than 120
words. Your summary must be in continuous prose and in paragraph form. Only the first
120 words of your answer will be read and assessed.

The Caribbean is well known around the world for its prowess in sports such as cricket,
athletics, boxing, football and netball. During the last decade much attention has been given in
some countries to coaching, administration, sponsorship and physical preparation. Good as this
is, it is not enough. Physical training is essential for success in sports, but the very best results
can only come through a combination ofprofessional training and good nutrition. In the Caribbean,
unfortunately, very little planning has gone into nutritional aspects of the athlete's preparation
before, during and after sports events.

The athlete needs to recognize that performance during the competitive season is strongly
related to nutritional status outside the competitive season. Although there are necessary changes
in the quantity and quality of diet during competition, the overall approach should be in keeping
with basic dietary guidelines for healthy eating.

Nowhere is the need for proper nutrition more evident than in sports. The ability to
succeed in sports requires good health based on a diet that provides all the essential nutrients in
the correct amounts over a period of time. Many of our athletes often ignore the most vital parts
of the diet - food containing vitamins and minerals that provide stamina and endurance - in
favour of fast foods that lack nutrients.

Will the average balanced diet that brings health benefits in the presence ofnormal physical
activity also be adequate for people engaged in increased physical activity and competitive sport?
Many athletes do not think so and they are therefore exposed to, and are tempted by, numerous
fads and diets which they expect to improve their performance.
. .
The pressure to use performance enhancing drugs is increasing dramatically because of
the lure oflucrative prizes, contracts and product endorsements. This has tempted sports persons,
particularly in athletics, to engage in illegal practices. But drug use not only negates the spirit of
human competition, it can be hazardous to health . . We should never forget that there is life after
retirement from the sport, and most importantly, we should give the public and fans the proof
that our heroes are in fact drug free and worthy role models.

Fitzroy J Henry, "Sports and Nutrition: Twins for Success".


Cajanus, Vol. 3 5, No. 4, 2002, pp. 167 - 168.

(30 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

Mrs. Baker was a thin, nutmeg-brown woman with vague eyes that looked
tolerantly on everyone, especially Doctor. She had a kind of faded beauty and an air of
vulnerability that had always touched her son and made him feel responsible for her. But
her love was as much a burden as a privilege because he knew he could never live up to
5 her expectations. If only she had named him after a tailor, a preacher or even a shoemaker,
he might not have felt he had a mountain to climb. But then again, 'Shoemaker Baker'
would've caused even more ridicule when he was growing up. No, he was probably
better off with 'Doctor'.

He wished his mother didn't cause him to feel so guilty. He knew she would've
10 gladly gone without food to see him through university, but that wasn't for him. He had
better things to do with his time, and his mind. Looking at his mother, he sometimes
wondered where he had got his brains. It definitely wasn't from her or from his father -
that much was certain.

It was past eight o'clock and they had almost finished dinner, but Doctor's father
15 had still not come home from his job at the wharf. That wasn't unusual because Mr.
Baker always worked long hours - 'rising with the sun and coming home with the moon',
according to his wife. And for what? This was a question Doctor constantly asked
himself. What had his father achieved with all his back-breaking work? The man earned
peanuts and had never been able to move his family to a decent neighbourhood. Here
20 they were, still living on Gold Lane, where the only metal in abundance was not gold but
zinc: zinc for the roofs of old broken-down houses, zinc for the fences that separated
often warring families.

Alecia McKenzie, Doctors Orders,


Heinemann, 2005, p.31.

(a) What was it about Mrs. Baker that had always evoked her son's sympathy? (2 marks)

(b) What does the phrase "mountain to climb" (line 6) mean? (2 marks)

(c) Why do you think Mrs. Baker named her son "Doctor"? (2 marks)

(d) Why did Mrs. Baker cause her son to "feel so guilty" (line 9)? (2 marks)

(e) To whom does "they" refer in line 14? (1 mark)

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(f) What is meant by "rising with the sun and corning home with the moon" (line 16)?
(2 marks)

(g) What opinion of the father is expressed in the last two sentences of the extract?
(2 marks)

(h) What is contradictory about the Bakers living on Gold Lane? (2 marks)

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3. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions that follow.

The recent spate of road accidents that has taken the lives of several passengers
has sent shock waves through the society. The slaughter on our roads reflects the low
value that many people place on human life. What is even more shocking is the extent to
which passengers, either actively or passively, condone the reckless abandon of our drivers,
5 particularly those who operate public passenger vehicles.

Too often on minibuses and route taxis, passengers can be heard urging on the
drivers who indulge in the most extraordinarily reckless driving that one can imagine.
They do this in spite of the bitter experience of loss of life and irreparable damage to
body parts.

10 Moreover, parents and guardians put their children at risk, knowing full well the
increasing lack of restraint shown by bus drivers. It seems that somehow the society has
accepted this kind of behaviour and is no longer fazed by the huge death toll on our
roads.

That the drivers display anarchic behaviour without fear of punishment is only
15 possible because the traffic department of the police force has apparently g·one into
hibernation. No longer do motorists expect to be apprehended by the police, either on
motorcycles or in patrol cars. Nowadays, one can travel for long periods on the roads of
towns and cities without ever coming into contact with the police, as those who are on
the roads are predictably located at specific spots.

20 The same is true for journeys on our highways and country roads, which is why
the recent major accidents have occurred in areas where very little monitoring of traffic
takes place. Indeed, I would not be surprised if the traffic department has been reduced
or has remained about the same in number, or even less mobile, while the number of
motor vehicles has grown exponentially.

(a) What effect does the writer want to create by the use of the word "slaughter" (line 2)?
(2 marks)

(b) What word or phrase in paragraph 2 is an example of hyperbole? (2 marks)

(c) What example does the writer provide to illustrate the active condoning by passengers of
the reckless abandon of drivers? (2 marks)

(d) Cite ONE phrase in paragraph 3 which indicates society's passive reaction to the behaviour
of drivers. (2 marks)

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(e) What does the phrase "gone into hibernation" (lines 15 - 16) suggest about the police
force? (2 marks)

(f) Why does the writer regard the police as 'predictable'? (1 mark)

(g) What is the writer suggesting about the size of the traffic division of the police force over
the years? (2 marks)

(h) What does the writer see as a consequence of the lack of traffic monitoring on the roads?
(2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximatel y 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

SHORT STORY (Questions 4 & 5)

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

The Sunday Gleaner: May 28, 2006, p. C3.

(35 marks)

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5. She held her son close by her side as she walked quickly along the narrow road. T his was the
moment.

Write a story based on these words. (35 marks)

DESCRIPTION (Question 6)

6. Trace fell off to sleep with the events of the day still fresh in his mind. He slipped quickly into
dreamland.

Describe Trace's dream. (35 marks)

SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. If some countries have weapons of mass destruction, then all countries should be allowed to have
them.

Write an essay giving your views on this statement. (35 marks)

8. All students in all classes in all high schools should have at least one period per week for Home
1
Economics.

Write an essay EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (35 marks)

END OF TEST

The Cormcil has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been inadvertently
overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased to correct this at
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TEST CODE 01218020


FORM TP 2008072 MAY/JUNE 2008

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION

ENGLISH A

Paper 02 - General Proficiency

2 Y:z hours

( 20 MAY 2008 (a.m.) )

Candidates are allowed 10 minutes to read through the paper


before starting to write. This 10-minute period is in addition to
the 2Yz hours allowed for the examination.

Candidates MAY write during the time allowed for reading


through the paper.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.

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You MUST answer questions from ALL FOUR sections of this paper: Section ONE; ALL of Section
TWO; ONE from Section THREE; and ONE from Section FOUR.

SECTION ONE

(Suggested time: 35 minutes)

You MUST answer the question in this section.

1. Read the following extract carefully and then write a summary in NOT MORE THAN 120
words. Your summary must be in continuous prose and in paragraph form. Only the first
120 words will be read and assessed.

Sea turtles have been swimming the world's oceans since the days when dinosaurs walked
the land. Now all seven species of these ancient and enduring creatures are endangered, some
criticaiiy. As threats of their survival increase - such as poiiution, poaching, fishing and coastal
development- turtle numbers have decreased by an alarming ninety per cent over the past decade.
The vast distances that turtles migrate complicates their conservation at an international level.
Leatherbacks, for example, are found in the waters of the Caribbean, Newfoundland and the
British Isles. Luckily, attempts to save them at a local level are increasing, and visitors to the
Grenadine Islands in the south Caribbean have several opportunities to witness and participate in
conservation at a grassroots level.

Although they spend vast amounts of time in water, the behaviour of turtles while at sea
is the least understood of all marine animals. Capable of great longevity, turtles are in no hurry
to reproduce, and when, after many years of floating in the sea, a female does come ashore to
nest, each egg she lays has a one-in-a-thousand chance of reaching maturity.

Turtles usuaiiy nest at night, laying around a hundred eggs at a time. Many are dug up by
dogs or poachers, while others are destroyed by eroding sand. Those that do survive take fifty to
seventy days to hatch, and when they do, baby turtles emerge at night when there are fewer
predators around. Guided by the light of the moon, they head for the sea.

Even when turtles have reached maturity, their struggle for survival is far from over.
Kido Ecological Research Station, on the north-west coast ofCarriacou - a Grenadine that is part
of the nation of Grenada- works with schools, local communities and visitors to conserve turtles
of ail ages in this region. Old Hegg turtle sanctuary on Bequia, the largest of St. Vincent's
Grenadine islands, works to increase the hatchlings' chances of survival through their earliest
and most vulnerable years. The work of organisations such as Kido and Old Hegg is helping to
stabilise turtle populations. Visiting such places and experiencing turtles first hand, nesting or
just resting, can be a rewarding and fascinating experience.

Lesley Anne Rose, "One turtle at a time".


Caribbean Beat, May/June 2006, pp. 28- 29.

(30 marks)

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SECTION TWO

(Suggested time: 40 minutes)

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

2. Read the following poem carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

The way we were

They thought that we did not speak English


Our words lilted up to the grey skies
Fell in sweet cadences to our ears only.
We learned that a bloomer was bread.
s We learned to count shillings and pence
Not dollars and cents.

Stood waiting in the greengrocers


To buy Irish potatoes for West Indian soup.
They thought I was too young to understand them
10 They did not understand us.
Still waiting, while the greengrocer
And his headscarfed customer discussed us.
Listened to a whole conversation on how
Ugly we were, but then
15 They looked at me standing
Patiently waiting for
My tum to buy Irish potatoes,
'At least she's pretty,' they,
the ugly ones said
20 and lo and behold
they were talking about me
assuming still that I did not speak English.

Took piano lessons from an elderly


Smooth-cheeked, old English lady
25 Who lived music, ergo life.
The piano teacher pushed silver, grey, angel's hair
From her face and talked to me
Prepared me for exams, which I took.
Knew that I understood English, better than most
30 Gave me warm Ribena before I entered cold exam rooms
Fingers stiff with fear, vocal cords contracted with the curse of shyness
Made me skip grade I, go straight to grade II
She always knew what I could do
Taught me new ways to look at life.

Adapted from Maureen Roberts, "The way we were"


in the Penguin Book o(New Black Writing in Britain,
Penguin Group, 2000, pp. 152 - 155.

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(a) To whom does 'we' refer in the poem? (2 marks)

(b) What currency (money) is used in the narrator's own country? (2 marks)

(c) What does "lo and behold" (line 20) tell us about the narrator's reaction to the conversation?
(2 marks)

(d) What does the narrator's use of "they, the ugly ones" (lines 18 and 19) tell us about the
narrator? (3 marks)

(e) Identify the point in the poem (that is, the line) at which there is a dramatic change in tone
and attitude. (2 marks)

(f) Identify TWO phrases in stanza 3 that tell us about the personality of the narrator.
(2 marks)

(g) What does "Gave me warm Ribena" (line 30) tell us about the narrator's attitude to the
English lady? (2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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3. Read the following extract carefully and then answer all the questions set on it.

March, 2006

The Editor,

These days we have to look at a calendar to be sure that Carnival is really here.
Carnival was celebrated regionally last Monday and Tuesday, in Trinidad and Tobago, in
Martinique, in Dominica and in Haiti. Yet, I'd be lying ifl said that I heard maybe once
or twice the latest calypsos for 2006. All we hear on the radio is rap, rap and more rap.
5 Fifty Cents, Sean Paul, Kanye West and Beyonce dominate the airwaves. However, no
one can remember hearing Sparrow, Sugar Aloes or Invader on BET. Tell me, when last
did we see a Caribbean steelband on BET?

We are all talking about CSME and the movement of Caribbean peoples in the
region, but how are you going to move without music ... our music? At a time like this
10 when we celebrate our unique culture, we're left with the sounds of foreign artistes when
we should be swaying to the sweet sounds of steelbands and salivating over the salaciously
salubrious lyrics of our regional calypsonians.

While on the subject of Carnival, I am sick and tired of these 'barely there'
costumes. Our designers give the impression that no matter what, the theme of the band
15 must be manifested in beads. When portraying a sunrise, use gold beads; when portraying
a banana plantation, green beads. Even if the theme happens to be Lawrence of Arabia,
use sandy coloured beads.

I understand that because of the tremendous number of revellers, costumes have


to be minimalised somewhat, but I am sure that creating something "different" is not
20 impossible. Last year, our guests from Guadeloupe wore the most creatively memorable
costumes of the Carnival pageant. Without them, in the opinion of many, Carnival would
have been an utter disappointment.

Well, good, bad or unsightly, I am hooked on Carnival. So, here I am in limbo


awaiting our "festivities" in July.

Adapted from Alexandra Grant, "Sitting in Limbo ".


The Saturday Voice, March 04, 2006, p. 4.

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(a) What is the writer's attitude to rap music as expressed in lines 4- 7? (2 marks)

(b) What answer does the writer expect to the question posed in paragraph 2? (1 mark)

(c) In the passage the writer deliberately uses several words with more than one meaning
(puns, play on words). Give TWO examples of such words. (2 marks)

(d) What effect does the writer try to achieve by the repetition of"beads" in paragraph 3?
(2 marks)

(e) To whom or what does "good, bad or unsightly" (line 23) refer? (2 marks)

(f) With what does the writer associate Lawrence of Arabia? (2 marks)

(g) In paragraph 2, how does the writer use the sound of words to highlight calypso?
(2 marks)

(h) In which month does Carnival take place in the writer's country? (2 marks)

Total IS marks

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SECTION THREE

(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.

SHORT STORY (Questions 4 & 5)

4. Write a story based on the picture below.

Source: Winston Sill, The Gleaner. May 27, 2006, p . A5.

(35 marks)

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5. The amusing thing is that I didn't plan it this way. It was just a series of unexpected turns.

Write a story which includes these sentences. (35 marks)

DESCRIPTION (Question 6)

6. Today was the day that we were going to play against SV High School. This would decide once
and for all who was the better team.

Describe the scene just before the match started including the attitudes of both teams and those
of the spectators. (35 marks)

SECTION FOUR

(Suggested time: 30 minutes)

Answer ONE question from this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English.

7. Caribbean countries would be better served by having women prime ministers.

Write an essay EITHER supporting OR opposing this view. (35 marks)

8. Planning for the future is a waste of time. Too much of our future is beyond our control.

Write an essay giving your views on this statement. (35 marks)

ENDOFTEST

The Council has made every effort to trace copyright holders. However, if any have been inadvertently
overlooked, or any material has been incorrectly acknowledged, CXC will be pleased to correct this at
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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARYEDUCATIONCERT~CATE
EXAMINATION

SPECIMEN
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
FOR

ENGLISH A

READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

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.

Sample Item

Choose the word or set of words that best completes each sentence.

All the occupants were _ _ _ from the building before the firemen arrived.

Sample Answer

(A) extinguished
(B) evacuated
(C) released
(D) protected

The best answer to this item is "evacuated", so answer space (B) has been shaded .

Copyright© 2008 Caribbean Examinations Council.


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Items 1- 4

Directions: In Items I - 4, one word is underlined. Select the option which is NEAREST in meaning
to the underlined word and mark the corresponding space on your answer sheet.

I. Some people, because of a lack of candour, 3. He did everything possible to thwart the
have difficulty making friends. efforts of the relatives to have the will
probated.
(A) charm
(B) frankness (A) weaken
(C) ingenuity (B) ridicule
(D) courtesy (C) obstruct
(D) defy

2. We greatly admired her for her valour. 4. The Finance Committee accepted the team's
recommendations for the nutrition plan,
(A) temerity because they seemed feasible and could be
(B) courage implemented at an early date.
(C) spirit
(D) dexterity (A) lenient
(B) logical
(C) practicable
(D) unique

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Ttcms 5-8

Directions: Each sentence in this section has either one or two words missing. Choose from the
four options the word or pair of' words which best completes the meaning of' the sentence. Mark
your choice on the answer sheet.

5. It was difficult for her to decide on a new 7. Michael was so ............... his latest detective
............... after she had rejected the two options. novel that he did not hear his mother calling him
at lunch time.
(A) alternative
(B) opposition (A) disappointed with
(C) objective (B) confused by
(D) alteration (C) attracted by
(D) absorbed in

6. Nothing had been organized and confusion


seemed .............. . 8. Because she had worked all day, the maid
was ............... the task of preparing supper.
(A) necessary
(B) obligatory (A) barred from
(C) compulsory (B) deprived of
(D) inevitable (C) hindered from
(D) relieved of

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Items 9- 13

Directions: Each sentence in this section is followed by four sentences. Choose the one nearest in
meaning to the original sentence. Be sure to read all four choices before you select your answer and
mark your choice on your answer sheet.

9. When Mr. Peets was transferred on 12. An interest in their nation's development plans
promotion from South Point to Maraval Mrs. should be displayed by its young people.
Adams succeeded him.
(A) Young people should take an interest
(A) Mrs. Adams worked at Maraval in plans for national development.
after Mr. Peets left on promotion. (B) National development is dependent
(B) Mr. Peets was succeeded by Mrs. upon the youth.
Adams when he was promoted to (C) Young people ought to be aware of
a post at Maraval. plans for the purpose of national
(C) Both Mr. Peets and Mrs. Adams development.
were transferred on promotion: (D) The nation will advance through plans
Mr. Peets to Maraval and Mrs. proposed by its young people.
Adams to South Point.
(D) In order to get promotion, Mr. Peets
had to be transferred to Maraval 13. In spite of their size, whales are no longer an
to allow Mrs. Adams to work at even match for man.
South Point.
(A) Although they are large, whales can
10. Recent floods have made the route no longer adequately defend
impassable. themselves against man.
(B) Whales are no longer even a match
(A) People are unable to travel because forman.
of the floods. (C) Men are no longer a match for
(B) Because of heavy showers, whales in spite of their size.
commuters were forced to detour. (D) Because of their size whales should
(C) The road cannot be used as a result be better able to hold their own
of the fioods. against man.
(D) Travelling has been brought to a
standstill because of floods.

11. The competitors in the long jump event were


daunted by the performance of Bill Jones.

(A) Bill Jones was the best participant in


the long jump event.
(B) Since Bill Jones jumped so well the
other competitors in the event
were discouraged.
(C) The long jump event daunted all the
competitors except Bill Jones.
(D) No one expected to do better than
Bill Jones in the long jump event.

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Items 14- 17

Directions: Some of the following sentences are unacceptable because of inappropriate grammar,
idiom or vocabulary. Some sentences are acceptable as they stand. No sentence contains more than
one inappropriate element.

Select the one underlined part that you feel is inappropriate and choose the corresponding letter. If
the sentence is acceptable as it stands, choose D. Mark your choice on the answer sheet.

14. Diving into the pool , I was shocked by the 16. Having finished all the work given him to do,
A A B
chill of the water and Twas force to loose he seemed more pleased with himself than
B
usual. No error.
my grip on the ball held in my hand. No error. c D
C D

17 . Did he object to obtaining that equipment


15. A jackal, while prowling about the suburbs of A B
a town, slipped into a tank and not being able I needed for the expedition? No error.
A C D
to get out, he lay down so that he might be
B

taken for dead. No error.


C D

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Items 18-20

Directions: Select the option A, B, CorD that BEST describes EACH of the sentences 18, 19 and
20 and mark your choice on the answer sheet.

(A) The sentence is too wordy, that is, repetitive or contains redundancies.
(B) The sentence contains c1 iches or misused metaphors.
(C) The sentence is incorrect grammatically or faulty in diction.
(D) The sentence is acceptable as it stands .

18. In my opinion, I think that your suggestion to 20. Infrequently, and only on few occasions, do
upgrade housing facilities in rural areas is people declare that they are not the products
impractical . of their environment.

19. It is his view, and one which he strongly holds,


that constitutionally elected governments
should not be toppled by force of mms.

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Items 21-29

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and then answer Items 21 - 29 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

Grotesque masks, jigging Jonkonnu Rewarded with a two-or three-day holiday,


dancers and acrobats, ghost stories, Spanish they made th.e most of it in their own gardens,
music and pepperpot- these seem far away 40 reaping provisions both for food and to sell
from carols, mistleotoe and chestnuts roasting among themselves at the Christmas market.
5 on an open fire. But they are Christmas
traditions in various islands in the Ca1ibbean Three hundred years later, the
where the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated Jonkonnu dancers or ''masqueraders" of
with cultural gifts from many different roots. Jamaica are still a part of Christmas, especially
45 in rural areas. Grotesquely costumed dancers
European colonists brought are accompanied by musicians playing flutes,
10 Christianity to the Caribbean, originally to the dJums and tambowines; they go about soliciting
native Arawak and Carib Indians, though not money. With names like Horse Head, Devil,
many of them survived to practise it. Today, Belly Woman, Pitchy Patch and Actor-Boy
European Christmas customs survive 50 who would dare refuse them?
everywhere across the region: Christmas
15 morning services in the established churches, The 01igin of the Jonkonnus is unclear,
feasting on Christmas Day, wassailing or but many believe their roots lie along the Gold
serenading, dances, the giving of gifts and Coast of Africa, and have been grafted onto
Christmas cards, Santa Claus and Christmas the slaves' traditional festivities on Christmas
trees. 55 evenings long ago. The tradition of Christmas
market is still alive, even in Jamaica's capital
20 When Africans were brought to the city, where children are taken to shop for toys
Caribbean as slaves to work on the sugar on Christmas morning. At the grand market,
plantations, they added to Christianity their the weekend before Christmas, food is sold
own customs and, right away, the festival 60 for Christmas cooking, just as the slaves
began to evolve and take on a character of its centuries ago used to sell produce from their
25 own. gardens on Christmas Day.

In Jamaica, fearsome duppies (Extracted.from


(ghosts) roamed the countryside at Christmas, Caribbean Christmas by Skye Hernandez
the most legendary being Three-Foot Horse, pages 38- 3Y)
whose terrifying approach was heralded by
30 the sound of irregular hoofbeats, and Rolling
Calf, who weakened the hearts of rural folk
when he shuffled by, dragging chains along
the pathways at night.

These stories probably date back to


35 the plantations: slaves customarily went up to
the great plantation house on Christmas
morning to serenade its occupants with songs.

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21. According to this passage, many of the 26. The writer's attitude to the masqueraders in
Arawaks and Caribs never practised lines 48 - 50 can best be described as
Christianity because
(A) serious
(A) they died before they got the chance (B) humorous
todoso. (C) ctitical
(B) they preferred their own religions. (D) sarcastic
(C) it did not fit in with their culture.
(D) it held no interest for them.
27. In lines 55- 62 the writer shows how customs
from the past
22. The word 'survive' (line 13) is closest in
meaning to (A) have been retained in contemporary
Jamaica.
(A) come alive (B) have been lost to contemporary
(B) continue to exist society.
(C) outlive the others (C) were practised by Africans.
(D) have been discovered (D) were practised by slaves.

23. Christmas morning services, Santa Claus and 28. TI1e major emphasis of the passage is to show
Christmas trees are examples of Christmas that the Caribbean Christmas customs
customs miginating in
(A) are derived from European traditions
(A) Africa (B) are a combination of several cultures
(B) Jamaica (C) were influenced by the practices of
(C) Europe African slaves
(D) Spain (D) were introduced by Plantation
owners

24. The events described in paragraph 4 (lines


26- 33) 29. The passage can be described as

(A) happened only in Jamaica (A) descliptive


(B) never really happened (B) argumentative
(C) are actual occurrences (C) expository
(D) are well-known and therefore true (D) narrative

25. The word 'probably' (line 34) suggests that


the writer

(A) felt the stories originated from


frightened people.
(B) did not know where the stories came
from.
(C) knew the stories started from ideas
of imaginary creatures
(D) thought the stories most likely came
down on the plantations.

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Items 30-34

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and then answer Items 30 - 34 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

During the Courier's visit to Suriname, we took the opportunity to sample what METS had to
offer. The destination is Awaradam on the Pi kin Rio river- one of a small number of resmts (if such
a te1m is appropriate), now up and mnning in the country's forested hinterland. The starting point is
the quixotically name 'Zorg en Hoop' airport in Paramaribo. This combination of 'anxiety' and 'hope'
5 might have been specially devised to retlect the sentiment of the country at a time of economic crisis,
but it also captures the feeling of the moment, as we accelerate along the multi-surfaced mnway
(mtted concrete, grass and compacted mud) in a tiny six seater aeroplane. There are very few roads
in the interior and light aircraft, operating from clearings in the forest, offer the only real link between
the hinterland villages and the capital. The route takes us over a flat landscape punctuated by houses
10 and tracks. The huge Sural co bauxite and alumina facility is visible to the east but soon after the
imprint of man fades to be replaced by a carpet of undulating green .

An hour later, we descend through broken cloud towards the treetops, and a surprisingly
smooth landing on a grass airstrip. There we are met by Frans Dinge who is to be our host for the
next two days. His 'local' name is Jang Jan Man, which means 'the man who loves food' although
15 this is not immediately obvious from his physique. This is Bush Negro country and Frans is a 'local
boy made good' who worked for five years in French Guyana before returning to run the ceo-tourist
operation in his home area. Incidentally, the expression 'Bush Negro' has not acquired any pejorative
overtones here. It is the name given to the descendants of former slaves who fled to the interior
during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The term 'Maroon' presumably borrowed from
20 Jamaica, is sometimes used instead. Although not indigenous to the area, the Bush Negro communities
have established a distinctive and traditional lifestyle in their forest villages.

Our party then boards an open canoe-style boat- with an efficient outboard motor- for the
twenty-minute journey up the Pekin Rio to Awaradam. We marvel at the skill of our navigator who
deftly steers the vessel on a zig-zag route avoiding submerged rocks and skirting minor rapids. He
25 has obviously done this many times before! Later, we would experience the same journey at night-
accomplished at a much gentler pace with the additional help of nothing more than a powerful torch.

Awaradam itself is a custom-made 'village' of recent construction on an island in the middle


of the river- the ideal place for those who want to learn the real meaning of the expression' getting
away from it all'. If your taste is for sumptuous accommodation with en-suite facilities, hot showers
30 and room service just a phone call away, then you should, perhaps look elsewhere. Genuine ceo-
tourists, of course, are not looking for a five-star luxury and, in fact, the village is surprisingly
comfortable. Greate attention is paid to cleanliness, the toilet facilities are adequate and the huts
which provide the sleeping accommodation are nicely designed. Wholesome hot meals are laid out
(although the variety is limited) while coffee and tea (serve yourself) are 'on tap' throughout the day.

35 There are also some nice individual touches- the hammocks set up on the balcony of each
hut affording a view of the river, the reassuring mosquito nets above each bed and the hot coffee
delivered in the morning.

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30. 'sample' in line I is closest in meaning to 33. The words 'perjorative overtones' (lines 17-
18) best refers to
(A) take
(B) taste (A) attitudes to the people
(C) test (B) language of the area
(D) touch (C) music in the area
(D) slavery among those people

31. Lines 2-3 '(if such a tetm is appropriate)'


implies that as a resort, Awaradarn's rating is 34. Which of the following is NOT a reason why
the navigatior steered 'deftly' (line 24)
(A) excellent
(B) good (A) He could see the rocks clearly
(C) average (B) He was avoiding the rapids
(D) below average (C) He knew the route well
(D) He had had day and night
experiences
32. The mood created in the first paragraph is
one of

(A) delight
(B) apprehension
(C) dismay
(D) depression

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Items 35- 45

Directions: Read the following passage carefully and then answer Items 35 - 45 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

WHY PEOPLE OWN AN STZ 723


ENJOY DRIVING MORE THAN YOU DO.

As diverse as STZ owners are - a sweeping assortment of business executives, professional


people, movie stars and royalty -there is one thing they all seem to have in common: an unabashed
enthusiasm for their STZ.

An enthusiasm that seems to increase as the years and miles go by!

What causes this exceedingly rare relationship between man and machine? Quite frankly,
5 the calibre of the machine.

The STZ 723 is a luxury sedan designed by racing engineers. The very same engineers
responsible for the prodigious reputation STZ has enjoyed over the past decade on the great race
circuits of the world.

10 German engineers who, in the words of the editor of "Speed on Wheels" magazine, believe that
"driving, like life, is a two-hand affair that should be grasped firmly, taken seriously and done
well."

Under the hood of STZ 723 is a three-litre, fuel-injected masterwork of engineering that "Car
and Track" magazine calls "the most refined inline six in the world."

15 The suspension is fully independent on all four wheels. Resulting in a degree of control and
comfort so unique it will you spoil for the solid rear axle systems found on most imported and all
domestic sedans.

All told, it is a car so singularly enjoyable to drive that in Germany-a land of legendary driving
machines - as in the rest of Europe, STZ sells more high-performance luxury cars than any other
20 manufacturer.

If you agree that extraordinary performance is the only thing that makes an expensive car worth
the money, we suggest you call a STZ dealer and arrange a thorough test drive.

STZ - THE BEST IN DRIVING MACHINES

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35 . The MAIN purpose of the advertisement is 41. Which one of the following statements about the
to STZ 723 is based on opinion rather than fact?

(A) tell what type of people buy STZ (A) The suspension is independent on all four
(B) compare the STZ to other types of wheels.
sedans (B) It was designed by racing engineers.
(C) make people aware of STZ's three- (C) It costs more than the average car.
litre fuel tank (D) It is very enjoyable to drive.
(D) make people want to own an STZ
42. Phrases such as "an exceedingly rare relationship
36. In lines 1-3 the writer gives the impression between man and machine" (line 4) and "will spoil
that he is you" (line 16) are primarily designed to promote
the symbol of the STZ as an automobile that
(A) amused
(B) ambitious (A) is pleasurable to drive
(C) objective (B) deserves its reputation among racing
(D) optimistic enthusiasts
(C) was designed by professional engineers
37. Which one of the following means most (D) has no competition in the luxury class
nearly the same as "a sweeping assortment"
in line l? 43 . By telling us that "under the hood of the STZ 723
... world" (lines 13- 14), the writer is mainly
(A) A varying number
(B) Outstanding examples (A) showing how accurate "Car and Track"
(C) Many different types magazine is about the STZ
(D) Amajmity (B) using these words to establish prestige
fortheSTZ
38. The advertisement implies that STZ is the (C) showing that the STZ is in fact better than
choice of other cars in the world
(D) showing off his knowledge of cars
(A) most of the world's drivers
(B) discriminating people 44. The main purpose of the title "why people ... you
(C) editors of racing magazines do" is to
(D) the average consumer
(A) arouse the curiosity of readers
39. The advertisement places most emphasis on (B) state a fact about STZ owners
theSTZ's (C) encourage people to buy cars
(D) ask a very important question
(A) safety
(B) appearance 45 . The author suggests that the only feature that
(C) performance makes an expensive car cost effective is that it
(D) economy must

40. The words "prodigious reputation" in line 7 (A) be singularly enjoyable to drive
mean most nearly (B) have extraordinary performance
(C) have a unique degree of comfort and
(A) extraordinary renown control
(B) massive support (D) be designed by racing engineers
(C) well-deserved praise
(D) increasing demand

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Items 46- 52

Directions: Read the following poem carefully and then answer Items 46 - 52 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

THE DROMEDARY*

In dreams I see the Dromedary still,


As once in a gay park I saw him stand:
A thousand eyes in vulgar wonder scanned
His humps and hairy neck, and gazed their fill
5 At his lean shanks and mocked with laughter shrill.
He never moved: and if his eastern land
Flashed on his eye with stretches of hot sand,
It wrung no mute appeal from his proud will.
He blinked upon the rabble lazily;
10 And still some trace of majesty forlorn
And a coarse grace remained: his head was high,
Though his gaunt flanks with a great mange were worn:
There was not any yearning in his eye,
But on his lips and nostrils infinite scorn.

*a type of Arabian camel bred for racing and riding

46 . In lines 6- 7, " ... if his eastern land/Flashed 47. The idea, "It wrung no mute appeal from his
on his eye with stretches of hot sand," the proud will." (line 8), is repeated most nearly in
poet implies that the Dromedary might have
(A) "He never moved" (line 6)
(A) been driven from his native land in (B) "He blinked upon the rabble lazily"
the east to the park (line 9)
(B) thought about his native land in the (C) "And a coarse grace remained" (line
east 11)
(C) been blinded by the reflection from (D) "There was not any yearning in his
the hot sand eye" (line 13)
(D) been stretched out on the hot sand
at the eastern end of the park

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48. It can be inferred from the poem that the 51. Which one of the following BEST expresses
author had the theme ofthe poem?

(A) seen the dromedary on Iy in dreams (A) The reaction of people to a


(B) only daydreamed about the Dromedary
dromedary (B) The cruelty of keeping a Dromedary
(C) only heard travellers describe the captive
dromedary (C) The dignity of a captive Dromedary
(D) seen only one dromedary and (D) The ugliness of a sick Dromedary
dreamed about him

52. Which of the following does the poet attribute


49. According to the poem, the people looking at to the Dromedary?
the Dromedary in the park were
(A) Majestic and proud
(A) insensilive (B) Dieased and dignitied
(B) puzzled (C) Tired and homesick
(C) amusing (D) Vulgar and comical
(D) threatening

50. Which of the following characteristics does


the poet NOT attribute to the Dromedary?

(A) Isolated and diseased


(B) Towering and kinglike
(C) Imposing and contemptuous
(D) Pitiable and mean

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Items 53- 60

Directions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 53 - 60 on the basis of what is
stated or implied.

A leading environmental scientists, Dr Merril Eisenbud, says he would rather live next door
to a nuclear power plant than a mile away from a conventional coal-fired one.

This associate director of New York University's Institute of Environmental Medicine noted
in an interview that coal contains small amounts of radioactive elements, and when enormous amounts
5 of it are burned to produce electricity much more radiation is released into the atmosphere than
escapes from a nuclear plant.

In fact, he said, his research showed that radioactivity readings taken near coal plants average
400 times higher than those taken near nuclear reactors.

Other researchers have recorded similar findings, though these vary tremendously with the
10 type of coal used and type of antipollution devices in use.

Dr Eisen bud noted that the nuclear power industry is now 35 years old, and over I ,000 plants
are in operation throughout the world.

"Yet only five or six deaths have been reported due to radiation leaks, and the last one
occurred 15 years ago," he said.

15 "What's more, those half dozen deaths involved workers within the industry itself, not civiHans
at large. There have been no civilian deaths at all due to nuclear power plant radiation."

"At the same time," he went on, "thousands of civilians have died from lung and respiratory
ailments brought on by fossil-fuel pollution -to say nothing of the hundreds who have died in mining
and transporting coal."

20 Professor Michael Golay of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's nuclear engineering


department said, "Depending upon how clearly the coal is burned seven to ten people die each year
of emphysema and lung ailments aggravated by the carbon dioxide released into the air by an average
size 1,000 megawatt coal plant."

"And statistics show that to get the two and a half million tons needed to keep a coal plant of
25 that size burning for a year, five men will die in mining accidents and two in transportation," the
scientist stated.

Dr Golay added: "By contrast, nuclear plants emit no pollution and an average of only three
persons die per plant year in mining and transporting the 200 tons of uranium needed to fuel the
plant."

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53. Dr Eisenbud would prefer to live next door 57. The passage is primarily concerned with
to a nuclear power plant than a mile away
from a coal-fired one because (A) contrasting the danger from coal-fired
power plants with that from nuclear
(A) radiation is released into the power plants
atmosphere from a nuclear plant (B) showing that coal-fired power plants
(B) electricity is produced from a coal- use more fuel than nuclear power
firedplant plants
(C) the radiation hazard from a coal-fired (C) comparing statistics about nuclear
plant far exceeds that from a power plants and coal-tired power
nuclear plant plants
(D) the amount of radioactivity from a (D) giving the opinions of two scientists
coal-fired plant is less than that about environmental pollution
from a nuclear plant

54. Which of the following words may BEST be 58. According to the statistics given in the
used to replace "conventional" in line 2? passage, which one of the following results
in the largest number of deaths?
(A) Convenient
(B) Standardised (A) Radiation leaks
(C) General (B) Mining and transporting coal
(D) Traditional (C) Fossil-fuel pollution
(D) Carbon dioxide released into the air
55. Which of the following is NOT suggested by
the writer as a reason why a coal-fired plant
is more dangerous than a nuclear plant? 59. l11e writer's MAIN purpose in stating "Yet
only five or six deaths have been reported
(A) The size of the coal-fired plant due to radiation leaks, and the last one occw·ed
(B) The type of coal that is burnt 15 years ago" (lines 13-14) is to
(C) The type of antipollution devices used
(D) The amount of carbon dioxide (A) stress that nuclear reactors are
released comparatively safe
(B) provide figures for death rates
56. Which of the following statements does NOT (C) give information about accidents
show how the danger from the two plants involving nuclear reactors
differs? (D) suggest that deaths from radiation
leaks are not always reported
(A) A nuclear plant uses 200 tons of
uranium each year, while a coal
plant uses 2'12 million tons of coal. 60. Statistics are used in the passage to
(B) There are no civilian deaths from
nuclear power plant pollution but (A) confuse the average reader
thousands from coal-fired plants. (B) compensate for the weakness of the
(C) An average of 3 workers per plant writer's ideas
year will die in the nuclear industry, (C) show off the writer's knowledge
while 7 will die in the coal industry. (D) support the writer's argument
(D) Less radiation escapes from a
nuclear power plant than from a
coal-fired one.

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TEST CODE 000592
FORM TP 22119 MAY/JUNE 2002

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 30MAY2002(a.JD.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and any TWO in Section II.

2. Begin the answer for each question on a new page.

3. Full marks may not be awarded unless full working or explanation is shown with the answer.

4. Mathematical tables, formulae and graph paper are provided.

S. Mathematical instruments and silent electronic calculators may be used for this paper.

6. You are advised to use the first 10 minutes of the examination time to read through this paper.
Writing may begin during this tO-minute period.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO


Copyright © 2001 Caribbean Examinations Council.
All rights reserved.
000592/F 2002
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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

ALL working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Calculate the exact value of

3.!.. - 2~
4 3 .

1~
6 ( 3marks)

(b) Write the value of

(11.2) 2 - (0.375 -:- 3)

(i) exactly
(ii) to two significant figures

(iii) in standard form. ( 5 marks)

(c) A metal is made from copper, zinc and lead in the ratio 13: 6: 1. The mass of the zinc is
90 kg. Calculate the mass of the metal. ( 4 marks)

Total 12 marks

2. (a) Simplify

(i) 3m - 2(m + 1)
3 2
(ii) ( 5marks)
y y- 2

(b) Solve the equation

2(x - 1) = 5 ( 3marks)
2

(c) Calculate the range of values of v when 5 - v ~ 2v - 1. ( 3marks)

Total 11 marks

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3. (a) N

X X

L
The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows a square KIMN, where K.M =8 em and
KN = MN = xcm.

Show that x
2
= 32. ( 2marks)

(b) (i) Using ruler and compasses only


~) draw the diagonal KM = 8 em
b) construct the perpendicular bisector of KM.

(ii) Hence, draw the square KIMN. ( Smarks)

(c)
y ~~

c B

C'
0 A -
-X

B' A'

In the diagram above, OC =


OC, BC = B'C and all angles are right angles. OABC can
be mapped onto OA'B'C by a transformation, J, followed by another transformation, K.
Describe fully the transformations
(i) J

(ii) K. ( 3 marks)

Total 10 marks
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4. (a) ~--------------------------~U
A
B

1
7

In the Venn diagram above,

U = {whole numbers less than 10}, and


A and B are subsets of U.

(i) Describe A and Bin words.

(ii) List the members of A n Band describe the set, in words, in relation to A and B.

(iii) Determine n(A u B)'. ( Smarks)

(b)

E+------30 cm---~D
t9cm
~
F
7cm
-l r--c
17cm I
A~16cm~B

The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows ABCDEF, a vertical cross-section of a
container with ED being the top edge. DC and EF are vertical edges. BC and AF are
arcs of a circle of radius 7 em and AB II ED.
ED= 30cm; AB = 16cm; EF =DC =9cm.

(i)
n z
Taking 1t = - , show that the area of ABCDEF is 459 em .
7

(ii) Water is poured into the container until the water level is 4 em from the top. If
the container is 40 em long and has uniform cross-section, calculate, to the
nearest litre, the volume of water in the container. ( 7 marks)

Total 12 marks

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5. (a) ---)
Given that PR b J
( -2b
---)
and PS =
---) -)

(i) express EACH of the vectors RP and RS in the simplest form


---)

(ii) determine the values of b if I PR I = .J2JJ- units_ ( 6marks)

(b) A man travelled a total distance of 8 km in 54 minutes by running and walking. He ran
x km at I 0 km h-: and walked the remaining distance at 5 krn h-I.

(i) Write an expression in x for the time, in hours, that

a) he ran

b) he walked. (3marks)

(ii) a) Form an equation in x for the total time, in hours, spent travelling.

b) Calculate the value of x.

c) Hence, calculate the distance the man walked. ( 3marks)

Total12 marks

6. The functions, f and g, are defined by

fix) = ~ + 1 and
3

g(x) = 2x - 1.

(a) Calculate g(- 3). ( 1 mark)

(b) Find, in its simplest form,


1
(i) / - (x)

(ii) g -l (x)

(iii) fg (x)

-1
(iv) (fg) (x). ( 7marks)
-1 I -1
(c) Show that (jg) (x) g- f (x). ( 3marks)

Totalll marks

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7. (a)
B

c 0 A

The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows a circle, centre 0. BA is parallel to CD and
" =45°.
CBD

(i) Calculate, giving reasons, the values of x and y.

(ii) Show that ABCD is a square, giving the reasons for your answer.
( 6 marks)

(b) Points 0, P and Q are in the same horizontal plane. P is 15 m away from 0 on a bearing
of 040° from 0. Q is on a bearing of 130° from 0, and PQ = 17 m.

(i) Sketch a diagram to show the positions of 0, P and Q. Clearly indicate North on
your diagram.
(ii) Calculate the distance OQ. ( 6marks)

Total 12 marks

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8. A student estimated that he had 30 hours available each week for home study and for sports. The
table below shows the percentage of time he spent on each activity.

Activities %

Languages 30
Mathematics 20
Computer Studies 15
Sciences 15
Sports X

(a) Calculate the number of hours spent on sports. ( 2 marks)

(b) Calculate the angles in a pie chart that would be used to represent the hours spent on

(i) Mathematics

(ii) Languages. ( 2marks)

(c) Draw a pie chart to represent the distribution of hours in the week, which the student spends
on the activities indicated in th~ table above. ( 3 marks)

(d) One hour in the 30 hours is chosen at random. Calculate the probability that the student is

(i) playing sports

(ii) studying Mathematics or Languages. ( 3marks)

Total10 marks

SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section.

RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

9. (a) Given that y = tx 3


, copy and complete the table below.

( 2 marks)

(b) Using scales of 2 em to represent 1 unit on the x-axis, and 1 em to represent 1 unit on
they-axis, draw the graph of the function y for
-2 ~X ~ 3. ( 7 marks)

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(c) Using the graph


(i) solve the equation, l. x 3 = 4
2

(ii) determine the values of x for which .!.. x 3 ~ 4. ( 4 marks)


2

(d) Using the same axes and scales


(i) draw the graph of y = 2

(ii) write down the equation in x whose root is given by the intersection of the graphs,
y =2 and y = t x 3• ( 2 marks)

Total 15 marks

10. (a)

The diagram above shows the graph of the function y = pr + qx + r.


(i) Determine the values of p, q, and r.

(ii) State TWO ways in which the graphs of the functions y


y = px2 + qx + r are similar.

(iii) State ONE way in which the graphs of the two functions is different.
( 8 marks)

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(b)

A 10
(-1, 9J
8

2 B
(3, 1)
0 X
-3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, AB is the straight line joining A(-1, 9) and
B(3, 1).

(i) Calculate the gradient of the line, AB.

(ii) Determine the equation of the line, AB.

(iii) Write the coordinates of G, the point of intersection of AB and they-axis.

(iv) Write the equation of the line through 0, the origin, that is perpendicular to AB.

(v) Write the equation of the line through 0 that is parallel to AB.
( 7 marks)

TotallS marks

GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11. (a) In 6. JKL, the coordinates of the vertices are 1(0, 1), K(5,- 4) and L(7, 2).
(i) Draw 6. JKL.
(ii) Determine the coordinates of M, the midpoint of KL.
(iii) Show by calculation, that JK = JL. ( 7marks)

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(b)

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, ABCT is a circle. AC and BT are diameters.
TP, the tangent at T, meets BA produced at P, so that L APT = 40°.

Calculate, giving reasons for all statements, the size of

(i) L BTP

(ii) L BAT

(iii) L ABT

(iv) L ACT. ( 8marks)

Total 15 marks

12. (a)
s
Scm

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, ST = 5 em, TW = 9 em and STW = 52°.
Calculate
(i) the length of SW
(ii) the area of ~ STW. ( 7 marks)

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(b)
c

The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows ABCD, a bucket of height 18 em. The
bucket is made by removing a cone VAB. of height h em, from a larger cone VCD.
AMB, the diameter of the circular base of the bucket is 171. em. COD, the diameter of the
2
open top, is 28 em.
(i) Show, giving reasons, that h 5
18+h 8
(ii) Determine the value of h. ( 8 marks)

Total15 marks

VECTORS AND MATRICES

n + 1
13. (a) Given that M = ( 2n
(i) write down an expression for the determinant of M
-1
(ii) find M .

( 4 marks)

(b) The coordinates of the vertices of !l PQS are P(l, 5), Q (4, -1) and S(6, 0).
~ ~
(i) Write down the position vectors, PQ and PS.
~ ~
(ii) Determine the position vectors, OG and OH, given that G and Hare the midpoints
of PQ and PS respectively.
~ ~
(iii) Determine the vectors GH and QS.

(iv) Hence, state TWO geometrical relationships between GH and QS. (11 marks)

Total 15 marks

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14. An answer sheet is provided for Parts (d) and (e).

(a) Write down the matrix

(i) My that represents reflection in they-axis

(ii) Rz that represents a rotation of 180° about the origin.


( 2 marks)

(b) Determine the single matrix, U, that represents a transformation, My, followed by another
transformation, Rz- ( 2 marks)
(c) Describe geometrically the transformation represented by

(i)
Rp = (~ -~ J

(ii)
E r: ~J ( 4 marks)

(d) On the answer sheet provided, using a scale of 1 em to represent 1 unit on each axis, draw
the pentagon ABCDE with vertices A (1, 2), B (4, 2), C(4, 5), D(2, 6) and £(1, 5).
( 1 mark)

(e) Draw the image of ABCDE under the transformation represented by

(i) Rp, and label that image A' B'C' D' E'

(ii) £,and ]abel that image A"B"C"D//E/~ ( 6marks)

Total15 marks

END OF TEST

000592/F 2002
TEST CODE 000592
FORM TP 22119 MAY/JUNE 2002
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
Answer sheet for Question 14 (d) & (e). Candidate number ................... .

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t··+·+··+··+·i~·+·+·+·+··· ...~ ... ~ .. l ..~ ...
.•···i···'•·+··i···-l···•···i····i···•···•···i··
, ...,.. +·~···~ .......~ .. ··f·+·~ ... , . . -~---L l .......

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000592/F 2002
TEST CODE 000582
FORM TP22117 MAY /JUNE 2002

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL the questions.

2. Begin the answer for each question on a new page.

3. Full marks may not be awarded unless full working or explanation is shown with the answer.

4. Mathematical tables, formulae and graph paper are provided.

5. Mathematical instruments and silent electronic calculators may be used for this paper.

6. You are advised to use the first 10 minutes of the examination time to read through this paper.
Writing may begin during this tO-minute period.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO


Copyright © 2001 Caribbean Examinations Council.
All rights reserved.
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Answer ALL the questions.

ALL working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Calculate 366 -7 0.0012 and write the answer


(i) exactly

(ii) in standard form. ( 3 marks)

(b) Calculate

( 4marks)

(c) The ratio of men: women at the beach was 6: 7 respectively. There were 28 women.

Calculate the number of people on the beach. ( 3 marks)

Total 10 marks

2. (a) The cost price of a plot of land was $20 000. The plot of land was sold for $24 400.
Calculate the profit as a percentage of the cost price. ( 3 marks)

(b) The table below shows how the cost of advertising in a local newspaper for one week is
calculated.

Number of Words Cost of Advertisement


in the Advertisement
16 words or less $60.00
more than 16 words $60.00 plus $3.00 per word
for each word above 16 words.

Calculate

(i) the cost of an advertisement of 12 words for one week.

(ii) the cost of an advertisement of 24 words for one week.

(iii) the number of words in an advertisement that costs $198 for one week.
( 7 marks)

TotallO marks

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3. (a) Given that m = 3 and n = - 2, calculate the value of

(ii) (m + n)(m - n). ( S marks)

(b) Simplify
X- 3 x+2
+ --
3 4 ( 2 marks)

(c) Solve the equation

I + 3(x - 1) = 4. ( 3 marks)

Total tO marks

4. (a) Solve the pair of simultaneous equations

3x + y = 1
X - 2y = 5. ( 4marks)

(b)

.r+2

2r

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, the lengths, in em, of the sides of the right-
angled triangle are x + 2, 2x, and 3x- 2.
Write down, in its simplest form, an expression for

(i) the perimeter of the triangle

(ii) the area of the triangle.

If the perimeter of the triangle is 24 em, calculate

(iii) the value of x

(iv) the length of the longest side of the triangle. ( 6 marks)

Total tO marks

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s. (a) The exchange rates for the Barbados dollar in January 2001 are shown in the table below.

Currency Exchange Rate


Pound Sterling£ 2.94
US$ 1.99
EC$ 0.74
Belize$ 1.00

Using the exchange table, calculate how much a person would get for exchanging

(i) £1 sterling into Barbados dollars

(ii) $30.00 Barbados into pound sterling

(iii) $300.00 US into Barbados dollars. ( S marks)

(b)

BASIC WEEK
Time Wages

40hrs $320

The table above shows how a company pays its workers. Overtime is paid at time and a
half.
Calculate

(i) the basic hourly rate

(ii) the overtime hourly rate

(iii) the total wages for a worker who worked 10 hours overtime in one week

(iv) the number of overtime hours for a worker who earned $560 in one week.
( S marks)

Total 10 marks

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6. (a)
c

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, AB = 8 em, BC = 7.5 em, and LBAC = 60°.
(i) Using ruler and compasses, construct triangle ABC.

(ii) Measure and write down the size of angle ABC. ( 6 marks)

(b)

The diagram above shows triangle PQR. not drawn to scale.


PQ = 20 em. LQPR = 30°, QS is perpendicular to PR, SR = 9 em, and L SQR =X 0

Calculate

(i) the length of QS

(ii) the size of angle x to the nearest degree. ( 4 marks)

Total 10 marks

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7. In a survey of 10 households, the number of children per household was found to be

1 4. 1. s. 4. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4.

(a) State the mode. ( 1 mark)

(b) Calculate

(i) the mean number of children per household

(ii) the median number of children per household. ( 4marks)

(c) A researcher said; "The mode seems to be the best average to represent the data in this
survey." Give ONE reason to support this statement. ( 1 mark )

(d) Calculate the probability that a household chosen at random from those in the survey
would have

(i) exactly 4 children

(ii) more than 4 children. ( 4 marks)

Total 10 marks

8. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

(a) Write down the coordinates of the three vertices of~ ABC . ( 1 mark )

(b) Describe fully the SINGLE transformation which maps ~ ABC onto ~ PQR.
( 2 marks)

(c) Plot the point T(-5, 4) on the graph sheet. ( 1 mark)


(d) Find the coordinates of N, M and L such that
(i) TN = 3TC
(ii) TM = 3TB
(iii) TL = 3TA ( 3 marks)

(e) (i) On the answer sheet, draw ~ LMN.

(ii) Describe FULLY the single transformation which maps ~ABC onto ~ LMN.
( 3 marks)

Total 10 marks

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9. (a) An aeroplane was scheduled to fly from Montego Bay to Miami at 16:40. Its departure
was delayed for 35 minutes.
(i) Calculate the time at which it departed.

It landed at Miami 12 minutes before its scheduled arrival time of 23:07.


(ii) Calculate the time at which it landed

(iii) How many minutes did the plane take to fly from Monte go Bay to Miami?
( 4marks)

(b) Take 1t = 3.14 in this question.

The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows a circular piece of paper from which a
sector has been cut. The centre of the circle is 0, angle AOB = 60°, and the radius of the
circle is 10 em.
Calculate
(i) the length of the minor arc AB

(ii) the area of the minor sector AOB

(iii) the length of the chord AB. ( 6marks)

Total 10 marks

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y
10. (a)

-1 2 3 X

The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows the straight line, I, which cuts the x-axis
at ( 1, 0) and the y-axis at (0, - 3).

(i) Determine the gradient of the line, I.

(ii) Writ~ down the equation of the line, 1, in the form y = mx + c.


( 4 marks)

(b) An answer sheet is provided for this question.

The table above shows some values of y 2x2 - x - 3 for values of x from - 2
to 3.

(i) Copy the table, calculate and insert the missing values of y.

(ii) On the axes provided in the answer sheet, plot the points recorded in your com-
pleted table at (i) above, and draw a smooth curve through the points.

(iii) Use your graph to find the values of x for which 2x2 - x - 3 = 0.
( 6 marks)

Total 10 marks

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FORM TP 22117 MAY/JUNE 2002
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
Answer sheet for Question 8. Candidate number •...•.•................

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EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
Answer sheet for Question 10 (b). Candidate number ...................... .

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TEST CODE 000592
FORM TP 23104 MAY/JUNE 2003

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATI ONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 29 MAY 2003 (a.m.) )

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and any TWO in Section II.

2. Begin the answer for EACH question on a NEW page.

3. ALL working must be shown CLEARLY.

4. Mathematical tables and graph paper are provided.


A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

5. Mathematical instruments are needed for this paper.

6. Silent electronic calculators may be used for this paper.

7. You are advised to use the first 10 minutes of the examination time to read through this paper.
Writing may begin during this tO-minute period.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2002 Caribbean Examinations Council.


All rights reserved .
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LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of a right pyramid V =l Ah where A is the area of the base and his the perpendicular height.
3

Circumference C = 2rcr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A= rc?where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A= l (a+ b) h where a and bare the lengths of the parallel sides and his
2
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If or + bx + c = 0,

then x = -b ± ~b2 -4ac


2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sin 8 Opposite
hypotenuse

Adjacent
adjacent side
cos 8
hypotenuse

tan 8 = opposite side


adjacent side ~
~---b )

Area of triangle Area of 6 = l bh where b is the length of the base and h is the
2
perpendicular height

Area of MBC = 1ab sin C B

Area of MBC = .,js (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

a+ b + c
where s
2

Sine rule a b c
=
sin A sin B sin C

Cosine rule

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

ALL working must be shown clearly.

1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, determine the EXACT value of:

(i) (1.7) 2 + (1.3) 2

(ii) 4.8 + 6.9 ( 5 marks)


1.3 X 0.2

Use the information given below to answer Parts (b) and (c)

RANDY'S VIDEO CLUB

Option A Option B
Membership Fee No Membership Fee
for one year: $80.00
Rental Fee:$3.00 per Rental Fee: $5.00 per
video game video game

(b) Carla rents 48 video games during one year.


What is the TOTAL cost if she chooses
(i) Option A?
(ii) Option B? ( 3 marks)

(c) Carla estimates that she will be able to spend $215.00 for renting video games during the
next year. How many video games will she be able to rent using
(i) Option A?
(ii) Option B? ( 3 marks)

Total 11 marks

2. (a) Given a = 2, b = -3 and c 0, evaluate

(i) 4a - 2b + 3c
c
(ii) a. ( 3marks)

(b) Factorize completely


2
(i) 7mp + 14m2p
2
(ii) 2y - lly + 15. ( 4marks)

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(c) Write as a simple fraction in its LOWEST terms

2 3 ( 2 marks)
-- +
a- 3 a

(d) (i) Solve for x


12 :::;; 3x + 5.

(ii) If x is a member of the set of whole numbers, state the SMALLEST value of x
which satisfies the inequality in (d) (i) above. ( 3 marks)

Total 12 marks

3. (a) The Universal set, U, is given as


u = {1,2,3, ...... 13,14,15}.

The sets A and B are subsets of U such that


A = {Factors of 12}
B = {Multiples of 3 }.
(i) List the members of the set A.
(ii) List the members of the set B.
(iii) Represent the sets, A, Band U, on a Venn diagram.
(iv) List the members of (A u B)'. ( 6marks)

(b) (i) Draw a line segment, PQ, 7 em long.

(ii) Using only a ruler, a pencil and a pair of compasses, construct a line segment,
LM, the perpendicular bisector of PQ, such that
LM cuts PQ at 0, and OL = OM = 4 em.

(iii) Form parallelogram PLQM by joining the points P, L, Q and M.

(iv) Measure and state the size of the angle MPL.

(v) What type of parallelogram is PLQM? Give a reason for your answer.
( 6marks)

Total 12 marks

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4. (a) Triangle DEF, shown below, undergoes a rotation such that its image is triangle D' E' F'.

(i) Describe COMPLETELY this rotation by stating

a) the coordinates of the centre

b) the direction of turn

c) the size of the angle turned.

(ii) Triangle D EF is mapped onto triangle ABC under a translation, T = ( =:) .


State the coordinates of A, B and C, the images of D, E and F, under T.
( 6marks)

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(b) The figure below, not drawn to scale, represents the journey of an aircraft flying from
Y to X and then from X to Z.

The bearing of X from Y is 035°.


The bearing of Z from X is 125°.
Z is due east of Y.

(i) Copy and complete the diagram, showing CLEARLY the bearings 035° and
125°.

(ii) Determine the s~e of the angle YXZ.

(iii) Calculate, to the NEAREST whole number, the distance YZ given that
YX = 100 km. ( 6 marks)

Total12 marks

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5. The graph below represents the function


f (x) = x 2 - 3x - 3.

l!H tN:t n!t: =tn=t·-·-~·-·!!·4·-~·: ~: :·: : .r.~ :i: : ~ : :~: :;: r·:r: : :r:. : ~ .:~·: : :1: :.-: ·:r::: .!i: ~!: .~: ~_: : : :+::r .: :: J{(ti ~ x>- 3x -
3
~rlT
HU ~~=~tlNlH llfl;•···r···!···+·..r··t·+·•···•··+·+·+·++·++·+··+··-+·+··t·+··•····i···+··+·+··i··+··!··t·+·!··+·+·+··•··+·+··+···•····!... +..·+-·++·•·+·+.. +11 ... ;. ...;.............. .;... ;..-;.. ..;... i

l!M-: tJ{f: f}JJt. ~-. ;.


t .. +·+ .. ., ...... -;..L··'· .; -f;- · ~
... i····. .. .; .. ·t··+-·+·-t-·+·+·+·+ .... ..;... .; ... t .. + .. t .. t···t .. -; ... .; .. -l,··t .. -; ... .; ... .;. ..... ..,. .. t··+···; ....... .;. ... :.... ;... .;. ...•...;....; ....;. ... ,. .. i ... .; ... ....... ,. ... ;... .;.+ .. ,·.+·"...". +.. i

lt=!t= un-: :1-:l~\:i.:::. . . . . . . . . . .::rrr:r:::r:r::;::::;:::;::::::r:~:::~:::::::;:::::::;:::;::::r:r:::::;:::::::;:::;:::~:::r::::1::::: :~ · :~: :;: :;: :;: :r:r: :;: : : : !: :;: :.:~:~_,J_. •,: "~ _;:··:!:::+"'·: +~ ·+~. . ......~
.::.·... :·...·;!.........
1
+.! .... 1

·++++. -f·+++. -H·++ ++++- . .~. -~·t·..~ .. ·+++.. ~...


::_,::=:.:: :~_.:::;_,::::
::::r: .
~+ +:r -=r-+. ~ :::t::r!:=t::..·+·•··++++···..............++++· ++++- ++++ ++++·
:~t'.:-: :,:~ .'_;~~ : : .: ~:_,: : :,: ~: _,:·:: ::t::t::t::r:: ::~::t:1:::t: ·+++·+- . , . ·+·+++· ·++++ ·++-++·-t-~--~....;-..-~ ...... + ..~.....: :._,F:_,:~_,:.: -.~_:.: :::_,:::::_,:::~_,E:_,:-= =-~:;~ _,:·: :_,!~~ ...:_,::: ~:_,:::::.,: ~:.: ;-::::_.!F
=::_.:
:t:t::t:1. :::1' ~~ •:~::•. +-t·.. 1. . . . -+-+-++-+-... ~H:tooo4.. -t-+.. _,.·t+. t ..~·r. +-i·........ i~·.. t·+..•·:,_•..:...+-.·H. •H·•.:+·•:_•·:_'..++-+-!-+-1~-+++-+-~~~~
+-t
.. · · H
.. ; +-i
·.. ... ·H
...; t-+·
..
!-.. -! ..

t:Lt::t:: -tti:::i::: ::J::i:::t:::t:: +·~·+·+. --~. -l..-~...~..t·+·~-·H·..i·+++++ ..H ..·+·++-++·+·+..1·+·+·+++++·+.. +.. ;...~....;..++·~-+..i'-+·t·-~---~·-f·-~--- -~---~--~---~-- --~·-·f-~---~·
..i·++·+ .. ·+.. ~++-· "'!'"i"""t·+· ++++· ... ;. .. +·• .. +·1·+·! ....... ~.. . .....;.. + .......;............... f ..................., .. +...;.......................;. .. ,;. +.. ;. ...;.......................,........ f-J,_::::_:.,_~~-'.J,= J,
!! ..

..t..·t·..t-·1·.. ·+-r. t... t.....i"·t..·t·+· ++·++·


·++++t·+ ...... .;. ...;...........,... .; ..·++..;....;... +·+·t·++··;....;....,.+..;....; ...;....J.. .;... .;....;.. .. :..+·•.. +-+·++·+.. .;...;,...;... f ~.- :~_:::~_:::;_ :::~_·:·
J,_::::,_:_=.:_'_,_ . .

Use the graph to determine


(a) the value ofj(x) when x == 2 ( 1 mark)
(b) the value ofj(x) when x = -1.5 ( 1 mark)
(c) the values of x for whichf(x) = 0 ( 2 marks)
(d) the minimum value ofj(x) ( 1 mark)
(e) the value of x at which fix) is a minimum. ( 1 mark)
(f) the solution of x 2 - 3x - 3 = 5 ( 2 marks)
(g) the interval on the domain for which/ (x) is less than- 3. ( 2marks)
Total 10 marks
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6. (a) The triangular prism, shown in the diagram below, not drawn to scale, is 18 em long.
Triangle GHI has a height of 3 em, HI = 8 em and GH = GI.

H~8cm~/

Calculate
(i) the area of triangle CHI
(ii) the volume of the triangular prism
(iii) the length of Gl
(iv) the TOTAL surface area of the prism. ( 8 marks)

(b) The triangular prism is melted down and made into a cube.
Calculate the length of an edge of the cube. ( 3 marks)

Total 11 marks

7. The height, in centimetres, of a sample of seedlings were recorded and grouped as shown below.

Height (em) 3-7 8- 12 13- 17 18-22 23-27

Number of Seedlings 5 16 23 12 4

(a) Calculate

(i) the TOTAL number of seedlings in the sample

(ii) an estimate of the mean height of the seedlings in the sample. ( 5 marks)

(b) Using a scale of 2 em to represent a height of 5 em on the x-axis, and 2 em to represent 5


seedlings on they-axis, draw on graph paper the frequency polygon to represent the data
given in the table. ( 5 marks)

(c) Calculate the probability that a seedling, selected at random, measures at most 12 em in
height. ( 2 marks)

Total12 marks

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8. The table below shows a sequence of shapes made from squares with sides of 1 unit.

Shape Area of Shape Perimeter of Shape


---i---~--- 4 ··· .. ·· ··t--·t··+·-~--- -+··+--t---~-- --+--t··+-·+·· --r--+---~---f··
·--~·-+--t··+·· --~·-·t··t··f·· --·r-·-~···t···t·· ··r··r··r-··!... ···r-··r·r··r··
.. · · ·-~ ·- :·-~---;-- -- ~ -- - :·-+ · ++· t···++ · ·: · ·+ ·t
--~---f··-!···4··•· -~·-·!··+··•···•···1··· +···•·++-·~- --~---•···•··~ 4
--~---~---i---i- •··•···i··+·-i-+·+···•···• ···i···t···•···i----i·+-~
·++·+-+·t+·-;---+··-;·-+ ·+··+·+--:·· +-++-+··+·-~

···1·· ·+···f···+··t···•···!···•···•····• ···•···•···•· ·•···t···•···•···l··•··~

:It:tt·-· · •·· •· ·•· ·•· ~- · -· · •· ·t· · · ·i- - i- -·- ~ 2 6

r···
:----

rffl Ult ut-r :nn= 1rtt:


···i···+·-f··+··· ···f···t··+·-t·· ··+···f···t···t-- -t···f··+··+·· ··t··+··+··t··
3 8

(a) On the answer sheet provided, draw the next TWO shapes to continue the sequence.

(b) For EACH shape drawn, in Part (a), complete the table by stating

(i) the area of the shape


(ii) the perimeter of the shape. ( 4 marks)

(c) A shape in the sequence has an area of 12 square units. What is the perimeter of this shape?
( 2 marks)

(d) A shape in the sequence has a perimeter of 40 units. What is the area of this shape?
( 2 marks)

(e) On the answer sheet provided, draw TWO shapes EACH made up of 4 unit squares so that
one has a perimeter of 8 units and the other has a perimeter of 16 units. ( 2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section.

ALGEBRA AND RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

2
9. (a) Given that m *I = m - lm,

(i) evaluate 5 * 3

(ii) solve for g given that g * 4 = - 3. ( S marks)

(b) An athlete runs on a track so that his distance, d metres, from the starting point after t
seconds is as shown in the table below.

Time (seconds), t 0 2 4 6 8 10

Distance (metres), d 0 14 40 74 94 100

(i) a) Using a horizontal scale of 1 em to represent 1 second and a vertical scale


of 1 em to represent 10 metres, construct a distance-time graph to show the
motion of the athlete.
b) Draw a smooth curve through all the plotted points.

(ii) Use your graph to estimate

a) the distance travelled by the athlete after 3 seconds

b) the average speed of the athlete during the interval t = 6 seconds to


t= 8 seconds
c) the speed of the athlete 6 seconds after leaving the starting point.
(tO marks)

Total 15 marks

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10. (a) Solve for p and r given


3p + 2r = 7

p
2
- 2r = 11. ( 5 marks)

(b) Two functions, g and h, are defined as

g:x ~ 2x+ 3 and


x-4

h: X -7
X

Calculate

(i) the value of g(7)

(ii) the value of x for which g(x) 6.

Write expressions for

(iii) hg(x)

1
(iv) g - (x). (10 marks)

Total 15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11. In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, MC and MD are tangents of the circle whose centre is
at 0. Angle COD measures 96°.

(a) Calculate, giving reasons for your answer, the size of

(i) angle MCD

(ii) angle CMD. ( 5 marks)

(b) Explain why the quadrilateral OCMD is cyclic. ( 3marks)

(c) Given that the radius of the circle shown in the diagram above is 6.5 em, calculate

(i) the area of triangle OCD

(ii) the area of the shaded segment of the circle.


[Use 1t = 3.14] ( 7marks)

Total15 marks

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12. T

TK is a vertical tower, 10 metres high, .standing on a horizontal plane QKS. Q and S are markers
placed on the horizontal plane and angle QKS measures 112°. The angles of elevation of the top
of the tower, T, from Q and S are 14° and 21° respectively .

(a) Draw a diagram to represent the information, CLEARLY showing

(i) the line segment which represents 10 metres.

(ii) the angles whose measures are 14°, 21 o and 112°

(iii) TWO right angles. ( 6 marks)

(b) Calculate, to the NEAREST metre, the distance

(i) QK

(ii) SK

(iii) QS. ( 6 marks)

(c) A vertical pole 4 m high is placed at Q. An instrument placed on the top of this pole measures
the angle of elevation of the top of the tower. Calculate the size of this angle of elevation.
( 3 marks)

TotallS marks

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VECTORS AND MATRICES

13.

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~-~ ... ;,... ;...i.f ...•... i.•··· ·'+·•··• ··•··•·+ ·+·+···i·++·i·+••··· f.··•·•···• ·•·li·· !·+Q·+··~+ ··I··•··i ·· +··•··ll··+· •·+·++·•··+··i···!·l·i···++++·!·-+··!c+·t·+·++·+t··i--·i··-+·+·

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In the diagram above, the position vectors, OP and OQ, are given as
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OP = p and OQ = q.
---) -~

(a) Copy the diagram on graph paper and draw and label the vectors OW and OE such that
~ ---)
OW = 2p and OE = 2p - q. ( 4 marks)
~ ~
(b) (i) Write down in terms of p and q, the vectors PQ and PE.
~ ~
(ii) Hence, state the relationship between PQ and PE. ( 4 marks)
---) ~

(c) The point Dis such that OD = QE.


~
(i) Write down, in terms of p and q, the vector OD.

(ii) Hence, state the coordinates of D. ( 4 marks)


~
(d) Calculate the magnitude of the vector OW. ( 3 marks)

TotallS marks

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14. (a) Using a scale of l em to represent I unit on BOTH the x andy-axes, draw on graph paper
the triangle PQR and P'Q'R'such that P (- 3, - 2), Q (- 2,- 2), R (- 2, - 4) and P'( 6, 4),
Q'(4, 4) and R'(4, 8). ( 3 marks)

(b) Describe FULLY the transformation, G, which maps triangle PQR onto triangle P'Q'R'.
( 3 marks)

(c) The transformation, M, is a reflection in the line y = - x.


On the same diagram, draw and label the triangle P"Q"R", the image of triangle P'Q'R'
under the transformation M. ( 3 marks)

(d) Write down the 2 x 2 matrix for

(i) transformation G

(ii) transformation M

(iii) transformation G followed by M. ( 6marks)

Total IS marks

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000592/F 2003
TEST CODE 000592
FORM TP 23104 MAY /JUNE 2003
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency

Answer sheet for Question 8 (a) and (c). Candidate number . .................. .

(a) Shape Area of Shape Perimeter of Shape

2 6

3 8

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TEST CODE 000582
FORM TP 23102 MAy /JUNE 2003

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 29MAY 2~~(a.m.) )

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL the questions.

2. Begin the answer for EACH question on a NEW page.

3. ALL working must be shown CLEARLY.

4. Mathematical tables and graph paper are provided.


A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

5. Mathematical instruments are needed for this paper.

6. Silent electronic calculators may be used for this paper.

7. You are advised to usc the first 10 minutes of the examination time to read through this paper.
Writing may begin during this tO-minute period.

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Copyright © 2002 Caribbean Examinations Council.


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000582/F 2003
Page 2

LIST OF FORMULAE
Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular
length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = -5 Ah where A is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.

G
Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A = n,.Z where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A = -} (a + b) h where a and b are the lengths of the


parallel sides and h is the perpendicular distance between
the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If ax2 + bx + c = 0,


then x = -b ± ~bz -4ac
2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sin 8
hypotenuse Opposite

adjacent side Adjacent


cos 8
hypotenuse

tan 8
opposite side
adjacent side
~
< b )

Area of triangle Area of~ = l bh where b is the length of the base and h is the
2
perpendicular height

Area of a sector Area = x 1t r2


_!!:__
360
where a is measured in degrees.

Arc length Arc length a x 2nr


360

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Answer ALL the questions.

ALL working must be shown clearly.

1. (a) Calculate the EXACT value of

-l.+i
3 12
1
14

giving the answer as a common fraction in its LOWEST terms. ( 4 marks)

(b) A sum of $30 was divided in the ratio 2: 3. Calculate the amount of the LARGER share.
( 2 marks)

(c) There are four athletes in a relay team. The masses of three of these athletes are 52.5 kg,
47.8 kg and 53.9 kg respectively. Calculate, in kg

(i) the TOTAL mass of these three athletes

(ii) the mass of the FOURTH athlete if the mean mass of the relay team is 50.9 kg.
( 4 marks)

Total 10 marks

2. (a) Solve the equation


3x + 2 = 12 - 2x. ( 3 marks)

(b) Simplify the expression


3(5x + 2) - 2(4x + 3). ( 3 marks)

(c) Given that f *g = f + g2,


calculate the value of

( 2 marks)

(d) Write down an expression for the TOTAL cost, in dollars, of 8 metres of fabric at x dollars
per metre andy reels of thread at 2 dollars per reel. ( 2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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3. (a) Solve the simultaneous equations

3x - y = 10
2x + y = 5. ( 5 marks)

(b) Pam earns x dollars, Ryan earns (x + 60) dollars and Rufus earns (x- 10) dollars.
Together, they earn a total of 530 dollars.
Calculate
(i) the value of x

(ii) the amount Ryan earns. ( 5 marks)


TotallO marks

4. (a) Use the information from the diagram below to answer this part of the question.

€}
~

L-------------~ ~
(i) Calculate the TOTAL amount a customer pays for the television set.

(ii) The sale price of $1 600 is 20% LESS THAN the original price.
Calculate the ORIGINAL price of the television set. ( 6 marks)
(b) The monthly water bill for domestic users is calculated from information shown in the
table below.
Fixed charge $15
Charge per gallon 2 cents

Calculate the TOTAL amount of the bill for a month when a consumer used 3850 gallons.
( 4 marks)
Total 10 marks

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5. Use n = 3.14
The figure below, drawn to scale, on a square centimetre grid, is made up of a triangle and a
semi-circle joined together.

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square
, .... ,

[J centimetre
grid

(a) Write down, to the NEAREST centimetre, the length of

(i) the radius of the semi-circle

(ii) the line s~gment AO. ( 2 marks)

(b) Determine the length of the line segment AB. ( 1 mark )

(c) Using n = 3.14, calculate


(i) the perimeter of the figure ABCD

(ii) the area of the figure ABCD. ( 7 marks)

Total 10 marks

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6. An answer sheet is provided for this question.


The figure below shows triangle PQR and its image P' Q' R' after undergoing a certain transfor-
mation.

T 'II~ v:

?
,r
'U'
R:

5
4
~
..:J

2 p: jJ . .
R

X
.-~ i .-~ i
.. -~. ;
.-~. ! ·~! ,}, ! ~ !: ! I! i ~! i
~
I! ! ?!
~

(a) Write down the coordinates of the points P and P'. ( 2 marks)
(b) A rotation maps l:!PQR onto l:!P'Q'R'. State for this rotation the centre, the angle and the
direction of rotation. ( 3 marks)

(c) On the answer sheet provided, draw and label


(i) M"Q"R", the image of MQR, after a reflection in the x-axis

(ii) t!.P"'Q"'R"', the image of D.PQR, after a translation by the vector ( =~)
( 5 marks)
Total 10 marks

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7. A CD player is advertised at a price of $1 200. It could be bought cash or by hire purchase. The
table below shows the terms of payment.
Cash Hire Purchase
Option 1 Option 2
Pay down Pay down
GetS% $144,and 15%, and
Discount $100 monthly $95 monthly
for 12 months for 12 months

(a) Calculate the ACTUAL cost of the CD player if it is bought

(i) cash

(ii) on hire purchase, Option 1

(iii) on hire purchase, Option 2. ( 8 marks)

(b) Miranda has $150 and wants to purchase the CD player. She can afford to pay AT MOST
$110 per month over twelve months.
Which of the three forms of payment should she choose? Give TWO reasons for your
answer.
( 2 marks)
Total 10 marks

8. (a) Port M, is due south of a lighthouse, L. A ship leaves Port M and sails 200 km on a bearing
of 60° to Port K. Port K is directly east of the lighthouse.

(i) Sketch a diagram to represent this information.


At L and K, draw dotted lines to show the direction of north.

(ii) Label CLEARLY on your diagram

a) the points L, M and K

b) the angle of 60°, which shows the bearing of K from M

c) the line segment representing 200 km. ( 6 marks)

(b) Calculate, to the NEAREST kilometre, the distance LK. ( 3 marks)

(c) Indicate on your diagram the angle, x, which shows the bearing of M from K.
( 1 mark )

Total 10 marks

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9. An answer sheet is provided for part of this question.

The marks gained by a group of students in a mathemat ics test are shown below.

11 20 24 27 29 34
13 22 26 27 31 36
17 23 26 28 32 38
19 23 27 28 33 39

(a) Copy and complete the frequency table to show the distributi on of the marks.

Marks Frequenc y
10 - 14 2
15 - 19
20 - 24
25 - 29

30 - 34
35 - 39 3

( 3 marks)
(b) On the answer sheet provided , draw a histogram to represent the informati on in the
complete d frequency table from (a) above.
( 5 marks)
(c) Calculate the probabili ty that a student chosen at random from those who wrote the
test
scored LESS THAN 25 marks. ( 2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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2
10. (a) Given that f (x) = x + x - 2, copy and complete the table below.

~~ I
2 0 2

I; (x) 1-: 1- I I0 I I ( 2 marks)

(b) Using 2 em to represent 1 unit on both axes, draw the graph off (x) = x2 + x - 2 for
- 3 ~ x ~ 2. ( 4 marks)

2
(c) On the graph of f(x) = x + x- 2, draw the graph of g (x) = x - 1 using the values from
the table shown below.

X -2 3

g (x) -3 2

( 2 marks)

(d) Using the graphs, write down the coordinates of the points where the two graphs intersect.
( 2 marks)

TotallO marks

END OF TEST

0005 82/F 2003


TEST CODE 000582
FORM TP 23102 MAY/JUNE 2003
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
Answer sheet for Question 6. Candidate number ...................... .

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) Q

~··· - ., ·-, - -

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 • Basic Proficiency
Answer sheet for Question 9. Candidate number ..... . ................ .

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000582/F 2003
TEST CODE 01234020
FORM TP 2004101 MAY/JUNE 2004

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and ANY TWO in Section II.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided) .
Graph paper (provided)

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All rights reserved.
0 1234020/F 2004
Page 2

LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = 1 Ah where A is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.
3

Circumference C = 21tr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A = rrr where r is the radius of the circle.


Area of trapezium A= j (a+ b) h where a and bare the lengths of the parallel sides and his
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If aX + bx + c = 0,


-b ± ~b 2 -4ac
then x =
2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sine = hypotenuse Opposite

adjacent side Adjacent


cos e
hypotenuse

opposite side
tan e = adjacent side

Area of triangle
of~
Area of~= 1~:::~:u~~sh::~:ngth ilie:ase =·stheA h

Area =
of MBC sin }ab ~ C
( b )

Area of MBC = ~s (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

B
a+ b + c
where s =
2

a b c
Sine rule
sin A = sin B = sin C
C b A
Cosine rule a2 = b2 + c2 - 2bc cos A

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, determine the exact value of


2 2
(i) 2.3 + 4.1

(ii) ~~ - 0.003

3_!_ - 21
(iii) 3 5
(6 marks)
2.!.
5

(b) (i) Write your answer in Part (a) (i) correct to one significant figure.

(ii) Write your answer in Part (a) (ii) in standard form. (2 marks)

(c) (i) Mr Mitchell deposited $40 000 in a bank and earned simple interest at 7% per
annum for two years.

Calculate the amount he will receive at the end of the two-year period.

(ii) Mr Williams bought a plot of land for $40 000. The value of the land
appreciated by 7% each year.

Calculate the value of the land after a period of two years. (4 marks)

Total 12 marks

2. (a) Simplify:
x 2 -1
(i)
x-1

4ab2 + 2a 2b
(ii)
ab
(4marks)

(b) Express as a single fraction:


3p
+ !L. (2 marks)
2 p

(c) Solve for x, given


3x2 - 1x + 2 = 0 (4 marks)

Total 10 marks

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3. (a) A club has 160 members, some of whom play tennis (T) or cricket (C) or both. 97 play
tennis, 86 play cricket and 10 play neither, x play both tennis and cricket.

(i) Draw a Venn diagram to represent this information.

(ii) How many members play both tennis and cricket? (5 marks)

(b) In a beauty contest, the scores awarded by eight judges were:


5.9 6.7 6.8 6.5 6.7 8.2 6.1 6.3
(i) Using the eight scores, determine:
a) the mean
b) the median
c) the mode
(ii) Only six scores are to be used. Which two scores may be omitted to leave the
value of the median the same? (6 marks)

Totalll marks

4. (a) (i) Using the formula


A~
t = 'V-
12-nn

calculate the value oft when m =20 and n =48.


(ii) Express mas subject of the formula in (a) (i) above. (5 marks)

(b) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, EFGH is a rectangle. The point Don HG is
such that ED = DG = 12 em and GDF "
= 43 0 .

D-+- 12cm ~

Calculate correct to one decimal place


(i) the length of G F
(ii) the length of HD
(iii) the size of the angle HDE. (7 marks)

Total12 marks

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5. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

(a) On the section of the answer sheet provided for 5 (a):

(i) write down the coordinates of the point P

(ii) draw a line segment PQ through the point, P, such that the gradient of PQ is
-3 . (3 marks)
2

(b) On the section of the answer sheet provided for 5 (b):

(i) draw the reflection of quadrilateral A in the mirror line, labelled M 1•

Label its image B.

(ii) draw the reflection of quadrilateral Bin the mirror line, labelled M2 •

Label its image C. (4 marks)

(c) Complete the sentence in part (c) on your answer sheet, describing FULLY the single
geometric transformation which maps quadrilateral A onto quadrilateral C.
(3 marks)

TotallO marks

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6. The amount a plumber charges for services depends on the time taken to complete the repairs
plus a fixed charge.

The graph below shows the charges in dollars (d) for repairs in terms of the number of
minutes (t) taken to complete the repairs.

0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
Number of minutes

(a) What was the charge for a plumbing job which took 20 minutes? (1 mark )

(b) How many minutes were spent completing repairs that cost:

(i) $38.00

(ii) $20.00? (2 marks)

(c) What is the amount of the fixed charge? (1 mark )

(d) Calculate the gradient of the line. (2 marks)

(e) Write down the equation of the line in terms of d and t. (2 marks)

(f) Determine the length of time taken to complete a job for which the charge was $78.00.
(3 marks)

Total11 marks

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7. (a) A piece of wire is bent in the form of a circle and it encloses an area of 154 cm2 •

(i) Calculate:

a) the radius of the circle

b) the circumference of the circle.


22
(Use 1t = - )
7

The same piece of wire is then bent in the form of a square.

(ii) Calculate the area enclosed by the square. (6 marks)

(b) The diagram below shows a map of Baytime drawn on a grid of 1 em squares. The scale
of the map is 1: 100 000.

__,. ~

Sprin~
Hall
/
~ ' J

( Rose
Hall
7
\ I
~~ I
J
I~
South I\.._
l/
7
Port

(i) Find to the nearest km, the shortest distance between Rose Hall and South Port.

(ii) Determine the bearing of South Port from Spring Hall. (6 marks)

Total 12 marks

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8. Two recipes for making chocolate drinks are shown in the table below.

Cups of Milk Cups of chocolate

Recipe A 3 2

Recipe B 2 1

(a) What percent of the mixture using Recipe A is chocolate? (2 marks)

(b) By showing suitable calculations, determine which of the two recipes, A or B, is richer
in chocolate. (2 marks)

(c) If the mixtures from Recipe A and Recipe B are combined, what is the percent of
chocolate in the new mixture? (2 marks)

(d) A vendor makes chocolate drink using Recipe A. 3 cups of milk and 2 cups of chocolate
can make 6 bottles of chocolate drink. A cup of milk costs $0.70 and a cup of chocolate
costs $1.15.

(i) What is the cost of making 150 bottles of chocolate drink?

(ii) What should be the selling price of each bottle of chocolate drink to make an
overall profit of 20%? (6 marks)

Total12 marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section

ALGEBRA AND RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

9. (a) The table below shows corresponding values for P and r.

p m 4 62.5

r 0.2 2 n

Given that P varies directly as r3, calculate the values of m and n. (6marks)

(b) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, AKLM and ASTJ are both rectangles.

Ar-------~3~~~------~S~--~3--~K

2x

Jt----------~r

M--------- ----------- -1 L
Given that AS = 3x em, AJ = 2x em, SK = 3 em and JM = 5cm

(i) Obtain an expression, in terms of x, for the area of rectangle AKLM.

(ii) Given that the area of rectangle AKLM is 60 cm2 , show that

2x2 + 7X - 15 = 0

(iii) Hence, calculate the value of x and state the length of AK and AM.
(9 marks)

Total 15 marks

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10. A vendor buys x kg of peanuts andy kg of cashew nuts.

(a) (i) To get a good bargain, she must buy a minimum of 10 kg of peanuts and a
minimum of 5 kg of cashew nuts.

Write TWO inequalities which satisfy these conditions.

(ii) She buys no more than 60 kg of nuts. Peanuts cost $4.00 per kg and cashew nuts
cost $8.00 per kg and she spends at least $200.

Write TWO inequalities which satisfy these conditions.


(5 marks)

(b) Using a scale of 2 em to represent 10 kg on each axis, draw the graph of the FOUR
inequalities in (a) (i) and (a) (ii).

On your graph, shade ONLY the region which satisfies all four inequalities.
(6 marks)

(c) The profit on the sale of 1 kg of peanuts is $2.00 and on 1 kg of cashew nuts is $5.00.

(i) Using your graph, determine the number of kilograms of each type of nut the
vendor must sell in order to make the maximum profit.

(ii) Calculate the maximum profit. (4 marks)

Total15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11. (a) In the diagram below, ·VWZ and WXYZ are two circles intersecting at Wand Z. SVT is a
1\ 1\
tangent to the circle at V, VWX and VZY are straight lines, TVY = 78° and SVX = 51°.

(i) Calculate the size of EACH of the following angles, giving reasons for your
answers.
1\
a) VZW
1\
b) XYZ (4 marks)

(b) (i) Draw a diagram to represent the information given below.

Show clearly the north line in your diagram.

Town F is 50 km east of town G.

Town His on a bearing of 040° from town F.

The distance from F to His 65 km.

(ii) Calculate, to the nearest kilometre, the actual distance GH.

(iii) Calculate, to the nearest degree, the bearing of H from G. (11 marks)

Total 15 marks

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12. (a) Given that sin 8 =-{3 , 0° ~ e ~ 90°.


2
(i) Express in fractional or surd form the value of cos e.

(ii) Show that the area oftria~gle CDE is 150 -{3 square units, where CD= 30 units
and DE= 20 units.

(iii) Calculate the length of the side EC. (7 marks)

(b) In this question, use 1t = 3.14 and assume the earth to be a sphere of radius
6370km.

The diagram below shows a sketch of the earth with the Greenwich Meridian and the
Equator labelled.
N

Greenwich
Meridian --~---:3~

s
The towns A and B are both on the circle of latitude 24° N. The longitude of A is
108° E and the longitude of B is 75° E.

(i) Copy the sketch above of the earth and insert the points A and B on your
diagram.

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(ii) Calculate, correct to the nearest kilometre,

a) the radius of the circle of latitude 24° N

b) the shortest distance between A and B, measured along the circle of


latitude 24° N. (8 marks)

Total 15 marks

VECTORS AND MATRICES

13. The vertices of a quadrilateral, OABC, are (0, 0), (4, 2), (6, 10) and (2, 8) respectively.

Use a vector method to answer the questions which follow.

(a) Write as~olumn vector, in the form[~], the vector


(i) OA
~
(ii) CB (3 marks)

(b) Calculate Io1J ,the magnitude of oJ. (1 mark )

(c) (i) State two geometrical relationships between the line segments OA and CB.

(ii) Explain why OABC is a parallelogram. (4 marks)

(d) If M is the midpoint of the diagonal OB, and N is the midpoint of the diagonal AC,
determine the position vector
~
(i) OM
~
(ii) ON

Hence, state one conclusion which can be made about the diagonals of the parallelogram
OABC. (7 marks)

Total15 marks

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14. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

(a) On the answer sheet provided, perform the following transformations:

(i) Reflect triangle P in the y-axis.

Label its image Q.

(ii) Draw the line y = x and reflect triangle Q in this line.

Label its imageR. (5 marks)

(iii) Describe, in words, the single geometric transformation which maps triangle P
onto triangle R. (3 marks)

(iv) Reflect triangle Q in the x-axis.

Label its imageS.

(v) Write down the 2 x 2 matrix for the transformation which maps triangle P
onto triangleS. (3 marks)

(b) (i) Write down the 2 x 2 matrices for

a) a reflection in they-axis

b) a reflection in the line y = x.

(ii) Using the two matrices in b (i) above, obtain a SINGLE matrix for a reflection
in they-axis followed by a reflection in the line y = x. (4 marks)

Total 15 marks

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Answer Sheet for Question 5 Candidate Number ..............................

(a) 6 .
-~ ·y

5~~h+~~4+~~~~~~~

'
4~~~~~4+~~~~+H~~

The coordinates of P a r e - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

(b)

.;........... ;........... -4··+··f·. ~··


. .... __ :i ........, ..... ~: ... ·~.::: ........... ~.... · :+:r.r;M... J;. ................. ............~......,..... . ;. .
a...;.. .L.~.-.l... .f.· ~t:~tJ:··t .........;. .;.. . . ........,......;. .
·:t::t-.-.:J::: ·M 2
1 .. .; ......i ... i. .. . .f.. ;.. .
i ... ;,. ..;

(c) The single geometric transformation which maps quadrilateral A onto quadrilateral C is

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes
B
( 27 MAY 2004 (a.m.) )

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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Page 2

LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = t Ah where A is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.

G
Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A= nr where r is the radius of the circle.


Area of trapezium A = ±(a + b) h where a and b are the lengths of the
parallel sides and h is the perpendicular distance between
the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If ax2 + bx + c = 0,


then x = -b ± ~b2 -4ac
2a

Trigonometric ratios sin e - opposite side


- hypotenuse
Opposite

adjacent side
cos e hypotenuse Adjacent

opposite side
tan e adjacent side

Area of triangle Area of ~ = .!. bh where b is the length of the base and h is the

perpendicularA
2 height :,h ~

( b )

Area of sector Area = __!!:___ x 1C r2


360
where a is measured in degrees.

Length of Arc Arc length = __!!:___ x 21tr


360

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SECTION I

All working must be clearly shown.


3
1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, determine the value of 3.48 + ~; 5 and write the
answer

(i) exactly

(ii) correct to one decimal place

(iii) correct to one significant figure. (3 marks)

(b) Divide $200 in the ratio 3 : 2. (2 marks)

(c) Bacteria killed 70% of the fish in a pond. If 150 fish survived, calculate how many
fish were originally in the pond. (2 marks)

(d) Calculate 1l + (2l - 1.!.) (3 marks)


4 2 3

Total tO marks

2. (a) If p = 3 and q = -2, calculate the value of 4p + Sq. (2 marks)

(b) Write as a single fraction in its SIMPLEST form


X + 2 +
X- 4
-- (3 marks)
2 3

(c) Solve the inequality

6 - 3x $ 12. (3 marks)

(d) Simplify

3(x- y)- 2(y-x) (2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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3. (a) Safe Loans Ltd. offers loans of $6000, with repayments of $350 each month for 18
months.

Calculate:

(i) the interest, in dollars, paid on the loan

(ii) the interest as a percentage of the loan. (3 marks)

(b) The cash price of a computer is $696. The hire purchase price is 10% deposit and
15 monthly payments of $45.

Calculate how much more the hire purchase price is than the cash price.
(4 marks)

(c) Mrs Ray has a job for which the basic rate of pay is $5.60 per hour, and the overtime
rate of pay is $8.40 per hour.

During a certain week she earned $165.20. She worked 3 hours overtime.

Calculate

(i) the amount she earned at the basic rate

(ii) the number of hours she worked at the basic rate. (3 marks)

Total 10 marks

4. (a) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows parallel lines AB and CD intersected
by the line EF.

Calculate the size of the angle marked

(i) w

(ii) X (2 marks)

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(b) The diagram below shows a circle ABC with centre 0. AC is a diameter and
<ACB = 35°.

Calculate the size of <ABO. (3 marks)

(c) The figure below, not drawn to scale, consists of a rectangle LKNM joined to a
semicircle MIL.

M N
~----------------~

I
I
J j_ Scm
I
I
I
L lOcm K

(i) State· the length of the radius of the semicircle.

(ii) Using a protractor, a ruler and a pair of compasses, make an accurate full-scale
drawing of the figure. (5 marks)

TotallO marks

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5. (a) An investor bought US $6650 using EC dollars when the exchange rate was
EC $1.00 =US $0.35. For this service, he paid the bank 1% of the amount ofEC dollars
he spent.

(i) How much EC dollars did the investor spend to obtain US $6650?

A month later he converted the US $6650 back to EC dollars when the exchange rate
was EC $1.00 = US $0.38. For this service he paid the bank a fixed amount of EC $200.

(ii) What profit or loss did the investor make in EC dollars? (6 marks)

(b) An antique vase is valued at $400. Its value increases by 5o/o each year for 3 years.

(i) Find the value after two years.

(ii) Show that the value after three years is $463.05. (4 marks)

TotallO marks

6. The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a rectangle ABCE joined along the edge EC
to a quarter circle ECD, so that AED is a straight line. AB = 7 em and BC = 5 em.

c
Scm

A ..__7_c_m_ ____. B

(a) Write down the length of AD. (1 mark )


2
(b) Use n = ~ .

Calculate

(i) the length of the arc CD

(ii) the perimeter of the figure ABCDE

(iii) the area of the figure ABCDE. (7 marks)

(c) If the diagram is drawn to a scale of 1:100, find the actual area of rectangle ABCE in
square metres. (2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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7. (a) Solve the following simultaneous equations for x andy:

X + 2y = 4
4x + 3y = 1 (5 marks)

(b) Pearl had $12 and Kurt had $2. Each of them received $x for a job. Write an expression
in terms of x for the amount of money

(i) Pearl now has

(ii) Kurt now has.

After they were paidforthejob, Pearl's amount of money was 3 times as much as Kurt's.

(iii) Write an equation in terms of x to represent the information given.

(iv) Solve the equation.

(v) How much money was Pearl paid for the job? (5 marks)

TotallO marks

8. A ladder is 3.5 metres long. It is placed against a vertical wall so that its foot is on horizontal
ground and it makes an angle of 48° with the ground.

(a) Draw a diagram which represents the information given. Label the diagram showing
the ladder, the wall and the ground and insert all measurements given.
(2 marks)

(b) Calculate, to two significant figures,

(i) the height the ladder reaches up the wall

(ii) the distance the foot of the ladder is from the wall. (4 marks)

(c) The top of the ladder is lowered so that it reaches 1.75 m up the wall, still touching the
wall.

Calculate the angle that the ladder now makes with the horizontal. (4 marks)

TotallO marks

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9. The marks obtained by 25 pupils on a test are shown below.


3 4 5 6 5
5 1 2 3 3
4 7 5 1 5
2 5 6 5 4
6 4 5 4 3

(a) Copy and complete the frequency table below to present the information given above.

Marks Frequency

1 2
2 2
3 4
4 -
5 -
6 3
7 1 (2 marks)

(b) Using the frequency distribution, state

(i) the modal mark

(ii) the median mark

(iii) the range. (3 marks)

(c) On graph paper, draw a histogram to illustrate the frequency distribution. Use axes as
labelled below.

7
6
>.
c:J 5
=
~

=4
C"'
...
~

~
3
2

0 5 8
(3 marks)
Number of marks
(d) A pupil is chosen at random from the group of pupils. What is the probability that the
pupil's mark is greater than 5? (2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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10. The cost of hiring a taxi consists of a basic charge plus a charge per km travelled.

The graph below shows the total cost in dollars (y) for the number of km travelled (x).

yI

90

80

70
[7
[7
60

v
-
E; 50
~
<:>
u
v
v
40

30

20 v
10

...
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 X

Distance (km)

(a) What is the cost of hiring a taxi to travel a distance of

(i) 250 km

(ii) 155 km? (2 marks)

(b) What distance in km was travelled when the cost was $40? (1 mark )

(c) What is ·the amount of the basic charge? (1 mark)

(d) Calculate the gradient of the line. (2 marks)

(e) Write down the equation of the line in the form y = mx + c. (2 marks)

(f) Calculate the cost of hiring a taxi to travel a distance of 330 km. (2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE


EXAMINATION

SPECIMEN
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
FOR

MATHEMATICS

READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY

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.

Sample Item

2a+6a= Sample Answer

(A)
(B)
8a
8a2
e®©®
(C) 12a
(D) 12a2

The best answer to this item is "8a\', so answer space (A) has been shaded.

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1. 0.045 X I o- 3 in scientific notation is 4. Which of the foil owing relations represents


a one-to-one mapping?
(A) 4.5 X I0-6
(B) 4.5 X I0- 5
(C) 4.5 X I0-4
(D) 4.5 X IO-l (A)

2. The number 32 747 written to4 significant


figures is

(A) 32740
(B) 32750
(C) 3274
(D) 3275 a X
(B)
b y
3. Thesizesofth einteriorangl esofapolygon
are X 0 , 2x 0 , 60°, 3x 0 and 36°. What is the
valueofx?

(A) 14
(B) I6
(C) 44
(D) 74

(C)

(D)

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5. The expression (3x - 2) (x + 1) = 10. What is the value of (S + 2 )in its simplest
52-22
form?
(A) 3r- x- 2
8
(B) 3r -x + 2 (A)
21
(C) 3r + x- 2
7
(D) 3r+x+2 (B)
3
7
6. The cost price ofan article is $40 and the (C)
2
profit is 20 per cent ofthe cost price. What
is the selling price ofthe article? (D) .19
3

(A) $40.20
(B) $48.00 11. How much simple interest is due on a loan
(C) $50.00 of$120 for two years ifthe annual rate of
(D) $60.00
.
mterest . sl per cent.?
ts
2

(A) $12.00
7. Thenumber3 754expressedtothenearest (B) $1320
hundred is (C) $26.40
(D) $33.00
(A) 3700
(B) 3750
(C) 3800 12.
(D) 4000

8. Pineapples are sold at d cents per pound.


The total weightof3 pineapples isS pounds.
What istheaveragecostof1 pineapple?

3d
(A) -cents
5
Hire Purchase Plan:
5d
(B) -cents
3 Paydown$60
(C) 5dcents $55 monthly for 12 months

(D) 15dcents Mr Jones purchases the TV advertised in


the diagram by using the hire purchase plan
instead ofpaying cash. How much more
9. If m, a and c are constants, then the than $600 does Mr Jones pay by using the
equation ofa straight 1ine may be written as hire purchase pIan?

(A) y=mx+c (A) $ 60


(B) $105
(B) y=f (C) $115
X (D) $120
(C) x2 + y = a2

(D) y=4ax

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13. A store charges 6% VAT on all sales. 17. The equation of the line which passes through
What is the total cost of a shirt marked at
the point (0, 2) and has a gradient of! is
$30? 3
(A) y=3x
(A) $28.20
(B) $31.80 (B) y =3x + 2
(C) $33.84
(D) $36.00
1
(C) y= -x
3
Jake bought a shirt marked at $80. He 1
14. (D) y= -x+2
receives a 10 per cent discount. How 3
much does he pay for the shirt?
M
18.

L~N
(A) $54
(B) $70
(C) $72
(D) $74

6 LMN, above, is rotated anti-clockwise


about L through 90 degrees. Which of the
15. (0.1 +0.01)(0.1-0.01)=
following is its likely image?
(A) 0.0001
(B) 0.001 (A) L'~N'
(C) 0.009
(D) 0.0099 M'

N'
16. M'
(B)
u

L'

In the Venn diagram above, the shaded


(C)
N'~L'
portion represents
M'
(A) PuQ L'
(B) P n Q'
M'
(C) P' n Q (D)
(D) Pn Q

N'

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Item 19 refers to the chart shown below. 21. Which of the following sets has an infinite
number of members?

Rate on Fixed Deposits (A) {odd numbers between 10 and


20}
1975 7.8% (B) {prime numbers between 10 and
1976 7.5% 20}
(C) {factors of 20}
(D) {multiplesof20}
19. How much more interest would a·fixed
depositof$1 OOOeamin 1975thanin 1976?
22. Given that 2x + 6 = 7, then x =
(A) $0.30
(B) $3.00 (A)
(C) $30.00
(D) $33.00 (B)

(C) V2
20. _ _~
pr--_8_cm (D)

6cm
23. How many litresof water would a container
s~-----~R whose volume is 36 cm3 hold?

u (A) 0.036
(B) 0.36
(C) 36
(D) 3600
T
In the figure above, not drawn to scale,
PQRS is a rectangle in which PQ = 8 em
and PS = 6 em. QSTU is a square. The
area of QSTU is

(A) 40 cm 2
(B) 48 cm 2
(C) 56 cm 2
(D) 100cm2

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Items 24 - 26 refer to the graph below.

NUMBEROFPACKETSFORPOSTAGE
HAVINGACERTAINWEIGHT

Number of ~~ •···=···-=·+·+···• ·+ ·+···=··+ ·•·+·+·+·+ ··


Packets 10 ...............;....;.................;....;...................-
8 t·-+··~···t··+··t·++··+···•····
6
4
2
0

Weight of Packets/kg

24. What is the frequency of the median weight? 25. How many packets were weighed?

(A) 7 (A) 9
(B) 8 (B) 14
(C) 12 (C) 65
(D) 14 (D) 92

26. What is the modal weight?

(A) 9.9 kg
(B) 10.1 kg
(C) 10.2kg
(D) 10.5kg

27. 28. The width of a block of wood with rectan-


gular cross-section is x em. Its height is
~its width and its length is 4 times its
height. What is its volume in cm 3 ?
8x
(A) 9
16x'
(B)
9
In the figure above, AB II CD and< BAD 8x3
(C)
=32°. <APC=
3
(D) 17x
(A) 32° 3
(B) 64°
(C) 90°
(D) 116°

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29. The mean often numbers is 58. If one of 33.


the numbers is 40, what is the mean of the
other nine?

(A) 18
(B) 60
(C) 162
(D) 540

30. The observation which occurs rnost fre-


quently in a sample is the 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 em

(A) median In the figure above, what is the area of the


(B) meandeviation shaded region?
(C) standarddeviation
(D) mode (A) 15 cm 2
(B) 12 cm 2
(C) 6 cm 2
31. A rectangular sheet of paper measures, to (D) 3 cm 2
the nearest em, 16 em by 9 em. What are
the least possible values of its dimensions? 34.
N

(A) 15.0cm by 8.0cm


(B) 15.5 em by 8.4 em Bl----++----.cr-
(C) 15.5 em by 8.5 em
(D) 16.0 em by 9.0 em

32. The interest rate on investments in a bank A


decreased from 8Y2% per annum to 6% per In thediagram,BisduenorthofA; Cis east
annum. What is the difference in size of the of B, an dAB =BC. What is the bearing of
annual interest on a deposit of $2 000? A from C?

(A)
(A) $ 30
(B)
(B) $50
(C)
(C) $120
(D)
(D) $170

35. The water authority charges $10.00 per


month for the meter rent, $2.50 for the first
1 000 litres and $0.10 for each additional
100 litres. What is the total bill for 2 500
litres used in one month?

(A) $ 4.00
(B) $12.70
(C) $14.00
(D) $14.90

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36. 39. 5(x + y)- 3(x- y) =

(A) 2x
(B) 2x + 2y
(C) 2x+ 8y
(D) 8x+ 8y

40. If f(x) = 3x2 + 4x- 5, thenf( -2) =

(A) -49
The pie chart above shows how a student (B) -1
used 10 hours per week for studying Eng- (C) 9
lish (E), Mathematics (M), French (F) and (D) 23
Geography (G). The amount of hours
spent studying French is approximately
41. xcm
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4

Item 37 refers to the table below which 7cm


shows the relationship between the number The area of the trapezi urn above is 22 cm2 •
of sides and number of diagonals of a What is the value of x?
polygon. ·
(A) 3
Sides Diagonals
4 2 (B)
5 5
6 9 (C) 4
7 14
- - (D)
- -
10 n
42. If 2(x- 1)- 3x = 6, then x =
37. What is the value of n?
(A) -8
(A) (B) -4
10
(B) 11 (C) 4
(C) (D) 8
20
(D) 35

38. Seven times the product of two numbers, a


and b, may be written as

(A) 7ab
(B) 7a+b
(C) 7a + 7b
(D) 49 ab

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43. 45. If m = -2 and p = 3, then 4P- m =


y mp

2 (A) _1
3

(B)
5
-4 -2
3
(C) 5
3
(D) 7
3
Which of the following relations is repre-
sented by the graph shown above? 46. The exterior angles and the interior angles
of a polygon are equal. How many sides
(A) y + 2x - 4 = 0 does the polygon have?
(B) y - 2x + 4 = 0
(C) 2y +X - 4 = 0 (A) 3
(D) 2y- X+ 4 = 0 (B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 6
44 . Which of the following shapes is a square
pyramid? 47. What is the median of the sample 5, 5, 11,
9,8,5,8?

(A) 5
(A) (B) 6
(C) 8
(D) 9

(B) 48.

(A) 7m 3 n5
(B) 12m3n5
I (C) 12m2n5
I
(C) (D) 1m 2n5
, ,----------
I

,,
49. 3x+ I ~=
2 4

5x+3
(A) 4

(D)
5x + 1
(B)
4

1x + 3
(C)
4

1x+ 1
(D)
4

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shows the distribution of the ages of 25
children. tt=~~ni··-+--!--++--t-+-+-++--11---+--++-·-- 1
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Age 11 12 13 14 15 16

50.
No. of children 6 3 5 4 4 3

What is the probability that a child chosen


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at random is AT LEAST 13 years old?

(A) 4
25
The gradient of the line PQ is

(B) 5
(A) 2
25
(B) ;21

(C) -2
(C) 11 (D) - Y2
25

16 53.
(D)
25

51.
~ 12cm

In the diagram above, which of the follow-


ingis true?

(A) 12
stne=
17
(B) cos e = 12
17

The diagram above shows a circle with


(C) sine= 11.
12
centre 0. A line ON is drawn perpendicu - 1
(D) tan e = 7
lartoAB. OA= lOcmandA B= 16cm, the 12
length, in em, of ON is

(A) 5 1 1
54. If 1 = -+- thenf=
(B) 6 f 3 4'
(C) 8
(A) L
(D) 10 12

(B) 17
12

(C) 12
7
(D) 7

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55. A circular hole with diameter 6 em is cut 59. If the length, L, of a rectangle is 3 em more
out of a circular piece of card with a than twice its width, W, then the relation
diameter of 12 em. The area of the between Land W is
remaining card, in cm2 , is
(A) L>2W+3
(A) 61t (B) L=2W+3
(B) 271t (C) L+3>2W
(C) 361t (D) 2L+3=W
(D) 1081t

60.
56. If 2x - 1 ~ 3x + 6, then

(A) x~-7
(B) x~1
(C) x> -7
(D) x<1

4
57. If - + 4 = 16 then x =
X '
1
(A)
i6
(B)
1
3
(C) 3

(D) 48

The diagram above shows the graphs of3x


58. 4x+ 8 -y= 1 and5x+2y= 20. Which ordered pair
-2-
(x, y) satisfies both equations?

(A) 6x (A) (4,0)


(B) 2x+4 (B) (0, 1)
(C) 4x+4 (C) (2,5)
(D) 2x+8 (D) (5, 2)

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FORM TP 2005015 JANUARY 2005

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

(o4 JANUARY 2005 (a.m.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and any TWO from Section II.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formul ae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = 13 Ah where A is the area of the base and his the perpendic ular height.
Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A = n ? where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A=~ (a+ b) h where a and bare the lengths of the parallel sides and h is
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If a:2 + bx + c = 0,


- b ± .Jb 2 - 4ac
then x =
2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sin 8 = hypotenuse

adjacent side Adjacent


cos 8 = hypotenuse

opposite side
tan 8
adjacent side

Area of triangle

~----b

Area of MBC = .Js (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

a + b +c B
whe re s =
2

a b c
Sine rule
sin A = sin B = sin C

Cosine rule a2 = b2 + c2 - 2bc cos A

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.


All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, evaluate

{132,
v 0.33

writing your answer correct to 3 decimal places. (3 marks)

(b) Kim has two telephones. One is cellular and the other is a land line. The rates for local
calls are shown in the table below.

Type of Telephone
Rates
Cellular Land Line
Monthly Rental Fee $0 $45
Charge per minute
85 cents 15 cents
on calls made

(i) In one month, calls were made lasting for a total of 1 hour and 5 minutes. Show
by calc ulations, that the cost for using the land line telephone was less than the
cost for using the cellular telephone.

(ii) For the month of March, the land line telephone was used, and the bill was
$54.60.

Calc ulate the total time, in minutes, for which the calls lasted. (8 marks)

Total 11 marks

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2 2
2. (a) Given that r =q_!?__
- 3
,

(i) calculate the value of r when p = 6 and q = 12.


(ii) rearrange the formula to make q the subject. (4 marks)

(b) Factorize completely


(i) 3g - 3t + 2mg - 2mt

(ii) 3x2 + 2x - 8

(iii) 3x2 - 27 (6 marks)

(c) Given that y varies inversely as x, use the values of x and y from the following table to
calculate the value of a.

(2 marks)

Total 12 marks

3. (a) 32 candidates took examinations at a CXC examinations centre.

11 took French (F)


9 took Spanish (S)
x took both French and Spanish
18 took neither Frenc h nor Spanish

(i) Copy and complete the following Venn diagram to represent the information .

.----------------------------.u

(ii) Write an equation in x for the number of candidates in the universal set.

(iii) Calculate the value of x.

(iv) S hade the region F' n S. (6 marks)

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(b) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows the vertical cross section of a shed.

2y m

8m

(i) Write an expression in terms of y for the area of the fi gure shown.

(ii) Calculate the value of y if the area of the figure is 28 m 2.


(4 marks)

Total 10 marks

4. (a) Using a ruler, a pencil and a pai r of compasses only, construct the rectangle PQRS in
which PQ = 8 em and PS = 6 em.

M easure and state the length of the diagonal, in centimetres. (6 marks)

(b) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, WXY is a straight line w ith Y due east of W,
and V due north of W.

Calculate

(i) L. ZXV

(ii) L. ZVX

(iii) the length of VZ

(iv) the bearing of V from X. (6 marks)

Total 12 marks

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5. (a) The functions/and g are suc h that


2x + 5
j{x) = and g(x) = 2x - 3.
X- 4
Calculate the value of

(i) g(4)

(ii) fg(2)

(iii) g-1(7). (5 marks)

(b) Write as a single fraction in its simplest form


3 4
-X + X + 1 . (3 marks)

(c) Calculate the value of


112
9 X 8 213 X 4° (3 marks)

Total 11 marks

6. (a) A straight line is drawn through the points A ( 1, 1) and B (5, -2).
(i) Calculate the gradient of the line AB.

(ii) Write down the gradie nt of any line that is perpendic ul ar to AB.

(iii) Determine the equation of the line which passes throug h D (3 ,2) and is
perpendicular to AB.

Write your answer in the form: y = mx + c. (5 marks)

(b) An answer sheet is provided for this question.

On the answer sheet provided, draw on the given axes

(i) a triangle with coordinates (2, 1), (3, 3) and (4, 3). Label it A.

(i i) the image of triangle A after a reflection in the line y =- 1. Label it B.

(iii) the image o f triangle A afte r a trans lation by the vector ( -~) . Label it C.
(7 marks)

Total 12 marks

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7. The graph shown below is the cumulativ e freq uency curve for the marks scored on a test by a
class of 80 students.

Use the graph to estimate

(i) the number of students who scored less than 23 marks (2 marks)

(i i) the number of students who scored more than 17 marks (2 marks)

(iii) the interquartile range of the marks scored (3 marks)


(iv) the probability that a rando mly chosen student from the class scored between 17 marks
and 23 marks (3 marks)
(v) the value of x if only 30 students from the class scored more than x marks. (2 marks)
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Marks
Total 12 marks

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8.

Diagram A

Diagram A, not drawn to scale, shows a link from a chain. Each link is a cylindrical ring of
thickness 3.5 mm.

Diagram B shows the cross section of the ring. Each ring has internal diameter 14 mm and
external diameter 16 mm.

16mm

Diagram B

(a) T aking n = 3.14, calculate the volume o f metal in a s ingle link of chain, writing your
answer correct to 3 significant figures. (4 marks)

(b)

Diagram C

T wo of the rings are linked as shown in Diagram C. Show that the length of the chain is
16 mm + 14 mm. (2 marks)

(c) Copy and complete the table be low which shows the le ngth of the chain formed when
rings are linked in a straight line.

N umber of rings Length of chain (in mm)


1 16
2 30
3 44
6 -
- 170 (4 marks)

Total 10 marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section.

RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

9. (a) Solve the pair of simultaneous equations

x2 =4- y
X =y + 2 (S marks)

(b) By simplifying, show that


2
(2x - 3)(2x + 3) - (x - 4) = 3x2 + 8x- 25 (2 marks)

(c) (i) Write 3x2 + 8x- 25 in the form a(x + h)2 + k where a, hand k are real numbers.

(ii) Hence, or otherwise, de termine the minimum value of 3x2 + 8x- 25.
(5 marks)

(d) Solve the equation

3x2 + 8x - 25 =0
giving your answers correct to one decimal place. (3 marks)

Total 15 marks

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10. Miss James buys x calculators and y folders to sell at a school.

She must buy at least 5 calculators.


(i) Write an inequality to represent this information. (1 mark )

The number of folders she buys must be at least twice the number of calculators.

(ii) Write an inequality to represent this information. (2 marks)

A calculator costs $20 and a folder costs $5. Miss James must spend no more than $300.

(iii) Write an inequality to represent this information. (2 marks)

(iv) a) Using a scale of 2 em to represent 5 calculators on the x-axis a nd 2 em to


represent 10 folders on they-axis, draw the graphs of the lines associated with
the inequalities at (i), (ii) and (iii) above.

b) Identify, by shading, the region w hich satisfies all three inequalities.


(6 marks)

The profit on each calculator is $6 and on each folder is $2.

(v) Write an expression in x andy for the total profit, P. (1 mark )

Using your graph

(vi) Write down the coordinates of the vertices of the shaded region. (1 mark )

(vii) Calculate the maximum profit. (2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11. (a) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, RST is a horizontal straight line and UR
represents a vertical pole.

ST = 15m, LUST = 120° and L. STU = 40°.

Calc ulate

(i) the angle of elevation of U fro m S.


(ii) the leng th of UT.
(iii) the leng th of R U. (7 marks)

(b) The diagram below shows a circle, centre 0 . LMNR is a tangent to the circle. LSOP,
N OQ and MS Q are straight lines. L SPN = 35°.

Calculate, giving reasons for each ste p of your answer,

(i) LSON
(ii) LNMQ
(iii) L. PLN
(iv) LSNM (8 marks)

Total IS marks

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12. (a) For this question, take the radius of the earth to be 6370 km and n = 22 .
7
Two points, A and B, are located on the surface of the earth at (45°N, 40°E) and
(45°N, 20°W) respectively.

(i) Draw a diagram to represent the earth showing the equator, the line of 0°
longitude, and points A and B. (4 marks)

(ii) Calculate the shortest distance between A and B measured along their common
circle of latitude. (4 marks)

(b) (i) Given that y =2 - cos x, copy and complete the table below.

y 1.1 1.5 2.5 3

(ii) Using a scale of 2 em to represent 30° on the x-axis, and 1 em to represent 0.2 on
they-axis, draw the graph of y = 2- cos x for 0° :::;; x :::;; 180°.

(iii) Using the graph, or otherwise, determine the value of x for which

2 - COS X = 1.8. (7 marks)

Total 15 marks

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VECTORS AND MATRICES

13. (a)
~
T he position vector of a point P, relative to an origin 0, is given as OP = [ ~ l
m= [ ~] and n = [-~ ] are two vectors in the same plane as at
Given that P?J = m + 2n

Calculate

(i) ~writing your answer in the form [; ]


(ii) I PQ I· (3 marks)

(b) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, M is the midpoint of CE.
~ ~ ~ ~
OF = Q, OC = 12. and FE = 2 OF.

Express in terms of Q and 12. in simplified form


~
(i) CF (2 marks)
~
(ii) CE (2 marks)
~
(iii) CM. (2 marks)
~ ~
The point G is on CF produced so that CG = kCF where k is a scalar.
~
(iv) Express MG in terms of Q, 12., and k. (3 marks)
~ ~
(v) Determine the value of k for which MG =CO. (3 marks)

Total 15 marks

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14. (a) (i) Find the inverse of the matrix M = [ -~ ~ J. (2 marks)

(ii) Calculate the values of x and y for which M [~ J= [\2 ] . (4 marks)

(b) Under a transformatio n T, represented by the matrix [ ~ ~ ] , the points A (- 4, 2) and


B (- 2, 5) are mapped onto A' (- 2, 4) and B' (- 5, 2) respectively.

Using a matrix method,

(i) Determine the values of p, q, r and s. (6 marks)

(ii) Calculate the coordinates of the point C which is the image of C (- 2, 2) under
T. (3 marks)

Total 15 marks

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TEST CODE 01234020
FORM TP 2005015 JANUA RY 2005
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 General Proficiency
Answer Sheet for Question 6 (b) Candidate Number ..............................
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TEST CODE 01234020
FORM TP 2005106 MAY/JUNE 2005

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATI ONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

C 26 MAY 2005 (a.m.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and ANY TWO in Section II.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

DO NOT TURN THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO


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All rights reserved.
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LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = 1 Ah where A is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.
3

Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A= n? where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A=~ (a+ b) h where a and bare the lengths of the parallel sides and his
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If ax2 + bx + c = 0,


-b ± ~b 2 -4ac
then x
2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sine hypotenuse Opposite

adjacent side Adjacent


cos 8
hypotenuse

opposite side
tan 8
adjacent side

Area of triangle
Area of =1p:::::i:u~a:s::i:::ngth of the base and~
8

Area of MBC = }ab sin C ~


( b )

Area of MBC -}s (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

B
a+ b + c
where s
2

a b c
Sine rule
sin A sin B sin C
C b A
Cosine rule a2 = b2 + c2 - 2bc cos A

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Calculate the EXACT value of

4! - o! x 3) (3 marks)
5 9

(b) The table below shows Amanda's shopping bill. Some numbers were removed and
replaced with letters

Items Quantity Unit Price Total Cost


($) ($)
Stickers 12 0.49 5.88

T-shirts 3 12.50
G
CD's 2 w 33.90

Posters
0 6.20 31.00

Total 108.28

15% VAT (to the nearest cent)


~
(i) Calculate the values of A, B, C and D. (5 marks)

(ii) Amanda sold 6 of the 12 stickers which she had bought at 75 cents each, and
the remaining stickers at 40 cents each.

Show, using calculations, whether Amanda made a profit or loss on buying and
selling stickers. (3 marks)

Totalll marks

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2. - (a) Factorise
(2marks)

(ii) . 9k?- - 1 (2 marks)

(iii) 2y2 - 5y + 2 (2 marks)

(b) Expand and simplify


(2x + 5) (3x - 4) (2 marks)

(c) Adam, Imran and Shakeel were playing a card game.


Adam scored x points
Imran scored 3 points fewer than Adam
Shakeel scored twice as many points as Imran
Together they scored 39 points.

(i) Write down, in terms of x, an expression for the number of points scored by
Shakeel. (2 marks)

(ii) Write an equation which may be used to find the value of x. (2 marks)

Total 12 markS

3. (a) u
M D

In the diagram shown above, the Universal set, (U), represents all the students in a
class. The set M represents the students who take Music. The set D represents the
students who take Drama. If 24 students take Music, calculate

(i) the number of students who take BOTH Music and Drama

(ii) the number of students who take Drama ONLY. (4 marks)

(b) A straight line passes through the point P(-3, 5) and has a gradient of ; .

(i) Write down the equation of this line in the form y = mx + c. (5 marks)

(ii) Show that this line is parallel to the line 2x - 3y = 0. (2 marks)

Total 11 marks

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4. The figures sho~ below, not drawn to scale, represent the cross sections of two circular
pizzas. Both pizzas are equally thick and contain the same toppings.

Small pizza Medium pizza


Diameter = 15 em Diameter =30 em

(a) Is a medium pizza twice as large as a small pizza?


Use calculations to support your answer. (5 marks)

(b) A medium pizza is cut into 3 equal parts, and each part is sold for $15.95. A small
pizza is sold for $12.95.
Which is the better buy?
Use calculations to support your answer. (5 marks)

Total tO marks

5. (a) On graph paper, draw the x-axis and they-axis. Using a scale of 1 em to represent 1 unit
on both axes, draw the triangle DEF with vertices D (1, 1), E (3, 1) and F(l, 4).
(3 marks)

(b) (i) Draw the image of ADEF under reflection in the line x = 4. Name the image
AD'E'F'.

(ii) Draw the image of MJ'E'F' under the translation [-~ J


Name the image D''E"F'~

(iii) Name the type of transformation that maps f:JJEF onto f:JJ/'E/T/~
(5 marks)

(c) A vertical stick of height 1.8 m casts a shadow of length 2 m on the horizontal as
shown in the diagram below, not drawn to scale.

i
1.8m

~---...J.....Jl
~--2m

Calculate, to the NEAREST degree, the angle of elevation of the sun. (4 marks)

Total 12 marks

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6. (a) In the diagram shown below, ABCDE is a pentagon. LBAE = 108°, LABC = 90°,
LAED = 80°, LADC = 57° andAE is parallel to CD.

A
--~--------~~ B

Calculate the size of the angle marked


0
(i) X

0
(ii) y (4 marks)

Show all steps in your calculations and give reasons for your answers.

(b) The functions/and g are defined by

Jtx) =+x + 5,

Evaluate

(i) g(3) + g(-3)

(ii) /- 1(6)

(iii) fg(2) (8 marks)

Total 12 marks

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7. The table below gives the distribution of heights of 400 female applicants for the Police
Service.

Number of Cumulative
Height (em)
Applicants Frequency
151 - 155 10 10
156- 160 55 65
161 - 165 105 170
166- 170 110 280
171 - 175 80 360
176- 180 30 390
181 - 185 10 400

(a) Using a horizontal scale of 2 em to represent a height of 5 em and a vertical scale of


2 em to represent 50 applicants, draw a cumulative frequency curve of the heights.

Start your horizontal scale at 150 em. (5 marks)

(b) Use your graph to estimate

(i) the number of applicants whose heights are less than 170 em. (1 mark)

(ii) the median height of applicants. (2marks)

(iii) the height that 25% of the applicants are less than (2marks)

(iv) the probability that an applicant selected at random has a height that is no
more than 162 em. (2 marks)

Credit will be given for drawing appropriate lines on your graph to show how ~he estimates
were obtained.

Total 12 marks

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8. (a) Study the number pattern in the table below and complete lines (i), (ii) and (iii) in your
answer booklet.

23 2
(0 X 3 ) + (3 X 2) + 2 8

' 33 2
(1 X 4 ) + (3 X 3) + 2 27

43 2
(2 X 5 ) + (3 X 4) + 2 64

53 2
(3 X 6 ) + (3 X 5) + 2 125

(i) 63

(ii) 3
10

3 2 3
(iii) n (n - 2) X ( ) ) + (3 X ) +2 n

(7 marks)

(b) Show that

(3 marks)

Total 10 marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section.

ALGEBRA AND RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS


2
9. , (a) Write 5x2 + 2x -7 in the form a(x +b) + c, where a, b, and care real numbers.
(4 marks)

(b) Hence, or otherwise, determine

(i) the minimum value of the function y = 5x2 + 2x- 7

(ii) the value of x at which the minimum occurs (3 marks)

(c) Find the values of x for which 5x2 + 2x- 7 = 0. (3 marks)

(d) Sketch the graph of y = 5x2 + 2x - 7, clearly showing

(i) the coordinates of the minimum point

(ii) the value of the y-intercept

(iii) the points where the graph cuts the x-axis. (5 marks)

Total 15 marks

10. (a) The speed-time graph below shows the movement of a cyclist.

y
[\

--
50
l.--- ~
~
40
Speed in m/s
30 v
I
I
20
v
v
10 J

... X
0
5 10 15 20 25 30 35

Time (t) in seconds

Using the graph, calculate

(i) the acceleration of the cyclist during the first 15 seconds

(ii) the distance traveled by the cyclist between the period t = 15 and t = 35 seconds.
(6 marks)

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(b) The graph below represents the 5-hour journey of an athlete.

12

I
v
1\
8 I 1\
I 1\
4
I
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v
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1\ 5
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Time (h)

(i) What was the average speed during the first 2 hours?

(ii) What did the athlete do between 2 and 3 hours after the start of the journey?

(iii) What was the average speed on the return journey? (5 marks)

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(c) The diagram below shows a triangular region bounded by the lines y = }x + 5,
y = ~ x + 5 and the line H K.

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(i) Write the equation of the line HK. (1 mark )

(ii) Write the set of three inequalitie s which define the shaded region GHK.
(3 marks)

Total 15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11. (a)

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, P and Q are midpoints of the sides XY and
XZ of triangle XYZ. Given that XP = 7.5 em, XQ = 4.5 em and the area of triangle
2
XPQ = 13.5 cm , calculate

(i) the size of angle PXQ, expressing your answer correct to the nearest degree.

(ii) the area of triangle YXZ. (6 marks)

(b)

M
K

The figure SJKM above, not drawn to scale, is a trapezium with SJ parallel to MK,
angle MJK = 124°, angle MSJ = 136°, and SM = SJ =50 metres.

(i) Calculate the size of

a) angle SJM

b) angle JKM. (3 marks)

(ii) Calculate, expressing your answer correct to ONE decimal place, the length of

a) MJ

b) JK. (6 marks)

Total 15 marks

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12. In this question, assume the earth to be a sphere of radius 6 400 km and use 1t = 3.14.

The latitudes and longitudes of Antigua and of Belize are given in the table below.

Country Latitude Longitude

Antigua l7°N 62°W

Belize l7°N 88°W

(a) Draw a sketch of the earth showing the location of Antigua and of Belize, their
associated circles of latitude and longitude, the equator, and the Greenwich Meridian.
(6 marks)

(b) Calculate the shortest distance between Antigua and Belize measured along their
common circle of latitude. (5 marks)

(c) A town, Bahia Blanka, situated in South America, lies on a meridian 62°W and has
a latitude of 38°S. Calculate the shortest distance between Antigua and Bahia
Blanka measured along the common circle of longitude. (4 marks)

Total15 marks

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VECTORS AND MATRICES

13.

D B

3~

~
~he figure above, not drawn to scale, ABCD is a parallelogram such that DC = 3.:! and
DA = 3_l. The point Pis on DB such that DP: PB = 1:2.

(a) Express in terms of_! and_l:


~
(i) AB
~
(ii) BD
~
(iii) DP (5 marks)
~
(b) Show thatAP = _:!.- 21. (2 marks)

(c) Given that Eis the mid-point of DC, prove that A, P and E are collinear.
(4 marks)

(d) Given that x = [~] andy = [~], use a vector method to prove that triangle AED is
isosceles. (4 marks)

Total 15 marks

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14. (a) Given thatM = [ 72 5


15

(i) Show that M is a non-singular matrix.

(ii) Write down the inverse of M.

(iii) Write down the 2x2 matrix which is equal to the product M x u-1.

(iv) Pre-multiply both sides of the following matrix equation by lf 1•

Hence solve for x andy. (7 marks)

(b) (i) Write down the 2x2 matrtix, R, which represents a reflection in the y -axis.

(ii) Write down the 2x2 matrix, N, which represents a clockwise rotation of 180°
about the origin.

(iii) Write down the 2xl matrix, Twhich represents a translation of -3 units parallel
to the x-axis and 5 units parallel to the y-axis.

(iv) The pointP(6, 11) undergoes the following combined transformations such that

RN(P) maps P onto P'


NT(P) maps P onto P"

Determine the coordinates of P' and P". (8 marks)

Total 15 marks

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TEST CODE 01134020
FORM TP 2005104 MAY/JUNE 2005

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATI ONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 26 MAY 2005 (a.m.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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All rights reserved.
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LIST OF FORMULAE
Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular
length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = t Ah where A is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.

G
Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A= n,-2 where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A = -} (a + b) h where a and b are the lengths of the


parallel sides and h is the perpendicular distance between
the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If ax2 + bx + c = 0,

then x = -b ± ~b2 -4ac


2a

Trigonometric ratios sin e - opposite side


- hypotenuse
Opposite

adjacent side
cos e hypotenuse Adjacent

opposite side
tan e adjacent side

Area of triangle

Area of sector Area = __!!:_____ x 1t r2


360
where a is measured in degrees.

Arc of length Arc length = _!!:_ x 2nr


360

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SECTION I

All working must be clearly shown.


1
1. (a) Calculate the value of ·~: 2 , expressing your answer
(i) exactly

(ii) in standard form (3 marks)

(b) In a certain school, 58% of the students are girls. If there are 406 girls in the school,
calculate the total number of students in the school. (2 marks)

(c) The table below shows the points scored by two teams in a spelling competition.

First Round Second Round


Team A 96 72
TeamB 58 I I

(i) In the second round, the ratio of points scored by Team A to Team B was 4:3.
How many points did Team B score in the second round?

(ii) What is the LEAST number of points Team B should have scored in the
second round so that the total score of Team B would be larger than the total
score of Team A? (5 marks)

Total tO marks

2. (a) How much interest is earned when $800 is invested at 10% per annum compound
interest for two years? (3 marks)

(b) Mr James works a basic week of 40 hours at a rate of $16 an hour. His overtime rate is
$4 per hour MORE than his basic rate.

Calculate

(i) his total wage for a basic week

(ii) his wage for a week in which he worked 47 hours

(iii) the number of hours he worked during one week if he was paid a wage of $860.
(7 marks)

Total tO marks

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3. (a) A man who has a wife and two children earns $32 000 a year. The annual tax-free
allowances are shown in Table 1.

Table 1

Allowance

Adult $900 each

Child $400 each

Housing $2 500 per family

Calculate

(i) his TOTAL annual tax-free allowances

(ii) his annual taxable income

Table 2 shows the taxes that are due annually.

Table 2

Taxable Income Taxes Due

First $20 000 $1200

Remainder 30% of the remainder

(iii) Calculate the taxes that he should pay annually. (5 marks)

(b) A car is advertised for sale at $8 400. A discount of 12% is given if it is bought for
cash. It can also be bought on hire purchase by paying a deposit of $2 940 followed by
24 monthly payments of $230 each. Calculate

(i) the cash price

(ii) the hire purchase price

(iii) the amount saved by buying the car for cash rather than on hire purchase.
(5 marks)

Total tO marks

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4. (a) Solve the simultaneous equations.

4x+ 3y= 26
2x-y=8 (5 marks)
0
(b) In the figure below, not drawn to scale, ABC is an isosceles triangle with LCAB =p and
LABC = (p + 3t.

(i) Write an expression in terms of p for the value of the angle at C.

(ii) Determine the size of EACH angle in the triangle. (5 marks)

Total tO marks

5. (a) Given that x = 2 andy= -3, calculate the value of .xy2 . (2 marks)

(b) Simplify
3x X+ 2 (4 marks)
12 8

(c) (i) Solve the inequality:

3x - 5 - 5x < 7, where xis a real number.

(ii) Copy the number line below and draw on it the solution set for the inequality in
(c) (i) above.

-8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6

(4 marks)
Total tO marks

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6. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

(a) The answer sheet shows the line, l, which passes through the points Q (0, -1) and
R (3, 2).

(i) Determine the gradient of the line, l.

(ii) Write down the equation of the line, l. (4 marks)

(b) The table below shows three of the values of f(x) =x2 - 4x + 3 for values of x from 0
to 4.

(i) Copy the table and insert the missing values off(x).

(ii) Using the same axes and the same answer sheet as (a) above, draw the graph
ofj(x) = x 2
- 4x + 3.

(iii) Using the graphs, write down the coordinates of the points of intersection of
the line, l, and the graph off(x). (6 marks)

Total 10 marks

7. (a) A bus left Town X at 07:30a.m. to travel to TownY, 32 km away. The bus arrived at
TownY at 08:10a.m.

(i) How long did the bus take to travel from Town X to TownY?

(ii) Calculate the average speed, in km h- 1, of the bus for the journey.
(4 marks)

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(b) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a container in the shape of a rectangular
prism.

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I
t
', h
' ',,, ~
75 em

The base of the container has a length of 75 em and a width of 40 em.

(i) Calculate the area, in cm2 , of the base of the container

Water is poured into the container, reaching a height of.15 em.

(ii) Calculate, in cm3, the volume of water in the container.

(iii) If the container holds 84 litres when full, calculate the height, h, in em, of the
water when the container is full. (6 marks)

TotallO marks

8. (a) (i) Using only a pencil, a ruler and a pair of compasses, construct rectangle KLMN,
in which LM = 7 em, angle LMN is 90° and MN = 6.5 em.

(ii) Measure and write down the length of the diagonal LN, in em. (5 marks)

(b) In the figure below, not drawn to scale, triangles BCD and ACE are right-angled
triangles. ACE is an enlargement of BCD with centre C. BC = 12 em, CD = 16 em
and AE = 60 em.

t
12cm

t
~ 16cm ~ D E

(i) Calculate, in em, the length of the side BD.

(ii) Determine the scale factor of the enlargement. (5 marks)

TotallO marks

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9. (a) The point M(-2, 7) is translated by the column vector[; ]to give the image M'(8, 23).
Calculate the values of x andy. (2 marks)

(b) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a vertical flagpole, FG, which is
kept in place by two ropes, GM and GN, fixed at M and Non level horizontal ground.
MFN is a straight line.

30
M~------------~F~----------------~~~N

The length of GM is 10 m and the length of GN is 16 m. The angle of elevation of G


from N is 30°.

Calculate correct to the nearest whole number

(i) the length, in metres, of the flagpole (4 marks)

(ii) the angle of elevation of G from M. (4 marks)

TotallO marks

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10. The bar chart below shows the shoe sizes of a group of 50 children.

16

14

12

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(a) How many children wear a size 7 shoe? (1 mark )

(b) How many children wear a shoe size smaller than size 7? (1 mark )

(c) Which shoe size is the modal shoe size? (1 mark)

(d) Which shoe size is the median shoe size? (2 marks)

(e) What is the probability that a child selected at random wears:

(i) a shoe size of 5?

(ii) a shoe size larger than 6? (3 marks)

(f) Which of these two averages, the mode and the median, would be of greater
interest to the owner of a shoe shop who wishes to stock up on children's shoes?
Give a reason for your answer. (2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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TEST CODE 01134020
FORM TP 2005104 MAY/JUNE2005
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
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TEST CODE 01234020
FORM TP 2006017 JANUARY 2006

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 04 JANUARY 2006 (a.m.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and ANY TWO in Section II.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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Copyright© 2004 Caribbean Examinations Council®.
All rights reserved.
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LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah, where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular
length.

Volume of cylinder v =nrh, where r is the radius of the base and his the perpendicular height.

Volume of a right pyramid V = 3Ah, where A is the area of the base and his the perpendicular height.
Circumference C = 2nr, where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A = nr, where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A =~(a+ b) h, where a and b are the lengths of the parallel sides and h is
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If ax?- + bx + c = 0,

then x = - b ± ~bz - 4ac


2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sine = hypotenuse

adjacent side
cos e = hypotenuse

opposite side Adjacent


tan e = adjacent side

Area of triangle
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Area of MBC = ~s (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

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sin A = sin B = sin C

Cosine rule a2 = b2 + c2 - 2bc cos A

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, calculate

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5
(i) the exact value of 3 I
( 4 marks)
5_2

(ii) correct to 3 significant figures, the value of 18.75 - (2.11l ( 3 marks)

(b) A loan of $12 000 was borrowed from a bank at 14% per annum.

Calculate

(i) the interest on the loan at the end of the first year ( 2 marks)

(ii) the total amount owing at the end of the first year. ( 1 mark)

A repayment of $7 800 was made at the start of the second year.

Calculate

(iii) the amount still outstanding at the start of the second year ( 1 mark)

(iv) the interest on the outstanding amount at the end of the second year.
( 1 mark)

Total12 marks

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2. (a) Given that m = -2 and n = 4, calculate the value of (2m + n)(2m- n). ( 2 marks)

(b) Solve the simultaneous equations

5x + 6y = 37
2.x - 3y = 4. ( 4 marks)

(c) Factorise completely


(i) 4x2 - 25 ( 2 marks)

(ii) 6p - 9ps + 4q - 6qs ( 2 marks)

(iii) 3x2 + 4x- 4. ( 2 marks)

Total12 marks

3. (a) Given the formulas= ~(u + v)t, express u in terms of v, s, and t. ( 3 marks)

(b) On a certain day, 300 customers visited a bakery that sells bread and cakes.

70 customers bought cakes only


80 customers bought neither bread nor cakes
2.x customers bought bread only
x customers bought both bread and cakes
u

(i) U represents the set of customers visiting the bakery on that day, B represents the
set of customers who bought bread, and C represents the set of customers who
bought cake. Copy and complete the Venn diagram lo illustrate the information.
( 3 marks)
(ii) Write an expression in x to represent the TOTAL number of customers who
visited the bakery on that day. ( 2 marks)

(iii) Calculate the number of customers who bought bread ONLY. ( 3 marks)

Totalll marks

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4. (a) The equation of the line lis y = 4x + 5.

(i) State the gradient of any line that is parallel to l. ( 1 mark)

(ii) Determine the equation of the line parallel to l that passes through the point (2, -6).
( 3 marks)

(b) An answer sheet is provided for this question.

The diagram above shows the positions of three cities, A, B and C, on the north coast
of Africa. The scale of the map is 1 : 20 000 000.

Use your answer sheet when answering the following questions. Show all lines and
angles used in your calculations.

(i) Measure and state, in centimetres, the length of the line segment, BC.
( 2 marks)

(ii) Hence, calculate in kilometres, the actual shortest distance from City B to
City C. ( 2 marks)

(iii) Using a protractor, determine the bearing of B from A. ( 4 marks)

Total12 marks

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5. The curved surface area of a cylinder= 2nrh, where r is the radius and his the height, and the
surface area of a sphere is 4n i2.

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The diagram above, not drawn to scale, shows a solid glass paperweight which consists of a
hemisphere mounted on a cylinder.

The radius of the hemisphere is 3 em, the radius of the cylinder is 3 em and its height is 8 em.

(a) Calculate, using n = 3.14,

(i) the curved surface area of the cylinder ( 2 marks)

(ii) the surface area of the hemisphere ( 2 marks)

(iii) the TOTAL surface area of the solid paperweight. ( 2 marks)

(b) Using a ruler, a pencil, and a pair of compasses, construct the parallelogram KLMN, in
which KL = 8 em, KN = 6 em, and L LKN = 60°. ( 5 marks)

Totalll marks

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6. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

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(a) State the coordinates of the points R / and S'. ( 2 marks)

(b) Describe the rotation completely. ( 3 marks)

(c) On the answer sheet provided, draw and label quadrilateral P//Q/~ "S " which is the
image of P/Q~/S / after it has been reflected in the x-axis. ( 3 marks)

(d) Describe completely, the single transformation that maps quadrilateral PQRS onto
P''Q"R"S". ( 2 marks)

TotallO marks

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7. The data below are the lengths, to the nearest centimetre, of the right foot of the 25 students in
a class.

14 18 20 22 24
15 18 20 22 25
16 18 21 22 25
16 19 22 23 26
17 19 22 23 27

(a) Copy and complete the following grouped frequency table for the data above.

Length of Right Foot Frequency


(em)

14 - 16 4

17 - 19 -

20 - 22 8

26 - 28 2

( 2 marks)

(b) State the lower boundary of the class interval 14- 16. ( 1 mark)

(c) State the width of the class interval 20- 22. ( 1 mark)

(d) A student's right foot measured 16.8 em. State the class interval in which this length
would lie. ( 1 mark )

(e) A student was chosen at random from the group, and the length of his right foot was
measured. Calculate the probability that the length was GREATER THAN or EQUAL
to 20 em. ( 2 marks)

(f) State the modal length of a student's right foot. ( 1 mark)

(g) Calculate an estimate of the mean length of a student's right foot using the midpoints of
the class intervals in (a) above. ( 3 marks)

Totalll marks

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8. The path of a ball thrown in the air is given by the equation h = 20t - 5t2 where h is the
vertical distance above the ground (in metres) and tis the time (in seconds) after the ball was
thrown.

The table below shows some values oft and the corresponding values of h, correct to 1 decimal
place.

t 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4


h 0.0 8.8 15 18.8 18.8 8.8 0.0

(a) Copy and complete the table of values. ( 2 marks)

(b) Draw the graph of h =20t - 5t2 for 0 ~ t ~ 4. You may proceed as follows:

(i) Using a scale of 2 em to represent 0.5 seconds, draw the horizontal t-axis for
0 ~ t ~ 4. ( 1 mark )

(ii) Using a scale of 1 em to represent 1 metre, draw the vertical h-axis for
0.0 ~ h ~ 21.0. ( 1 mark)

(iii) Plot the points from your table of values on the axes drawn. ( 2 marks)

(iv) Join the points with a smooth curve. ( 1 mark )

(c) Using your graph, calculate estimates of

(i) the GREATEST height above the ground reached by the ball ( 1 mark)

(ii) the number of seconds for which the ball was MORE than 12 metres above the
ground ( 2 marks)

(iii) the interval of time during which the ball was moving upwards. ( 1 mark)

Totalll marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section

ALGEBRA AND RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

9. (a) Solve the pair of simultaneous equations

2x + y=7
x2 - xy = 6. ( 6 marks)

(b) Express 4x2 - 12x - 3 in the form a (x + h)2 + k, where a, hand k are real numbers.
( 3 marks)

(c) Using your answer from (b) above, or otherwise, calculate

(i) the minimum value of 4x2 - 12x - 3 ( 1 mark)

(ii) the value of x for which the minimum occurs ( 1 mark)

(iii) the values of x for which 4x2 - 12x - 3 = 0 expressing your answers to 3
significant figures . ( 4 marks)

Total15 marks

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10. (a) A shop stocks x Sonix and y Zent radios. It has shelf space for up to 20 radios.

(i) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 1 mark)

The owner of the shop spends $150 to purchase each Sonix radio and $300 for each
Zent radio, she has $4 500 to spend on the purchase of these radios.

(ii) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 1 mark)

The owner of the shop decides to stock at least 6 Sonix and at least 6 Zent radios.

(iii) Write TWO inequalities to represent this information. ( 2 marks)

(b) (i) Using a scale of 2 em to represent 5 Sonix radios and 2 em to represent


5 Zent radios, draw the horizontal axis for 0
~ x ~ 30 and the vertical axis
for 0 ~ y ~ 25. ( 1 mark )

(ii) On these axes, draw the four boundary lines for the four inequalities written in
(a) (i), (ii) and (iii) above. ( 4 marks)

(iii) Shade the region on your graph that satisfies ALL four of the inequalities written
in (a) (i), (ii) and (iii) above. ( 1 mark)

(iv) State the coordinates of the vertices of the shaded region. ( 2 marks)

(c) The owner of the shop sells the radios to make a profit of $80 on each Sonix and $100
on each Zent radio.

(i) Express the TOTAL profit in terms of x andy. ( 1 mark)

(ii) Calculate the MAXIMUM profit. ( 2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11.
B

In the diagram above, not drawn to scale, 0 is the centre of the circle, L AOB = 130°,
L DAE = 30°, and AEC and BED are chords of the circle.

(a) Calculate the size of EACH of the following angles, giving reasons for EACH step of
your answers.

(i) LACE ( 2 marks)

(ii) LCBD ( 2 marks)

(iii) LAED ( 2 marks)

(b) Show that l:illCE and MDE are similar. ( 3 marks)

(c) Given that CE = 6 em, EA = 9.1 em and DE= Scm,


(i) calculate the length of EB ( 3 marks)

(ii) calculate correct to 1 decimal place the area of MED. ( 3 marks)

TotallS marks

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12. In this question assume that the earth is a sphere of radius 6 370 km.

The diagram below shows a sketch of the earth with the north pole, N, and the south pole, S,
labelled.

The four arcs on the diagram represent the equator, the Greenwich Meridian, latitude 6°N
and latitude 52°N.

(a) Sketch the diagram and label the

(i) equator

(ii) Greenwich Meridian

(iii) latitude 52°N

(iv) ( 6 marks)

(b) The Greenwich Meridian passes through London (52°N, 0°) and Accra (6°N, 0°).

(i) Show on your diagram the position, L, of London and A, of Accra.


( 2 marks)

(ii) Calculate, to the NEAREST kilometre, the shortest distance between London
and Accra along their common circle of longitude. Use 1t = 3.14.
( 4 marks)

(c) Tropical Storm Kyle was reported to be located 5 470 km due west of Accra.

(i) Show on your diagram a possible point of location of Kyle, K. ( 1 mark)

(ii) Calculate the radius of the circle of latitude on which K lies. ( 2 marks)

Total 15 marks

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VECTORS AND MATRICES

13. The points A (1, 2), B (5, 2), C (6, 4) and D (2, 4) are the vertices of a quadrilateral ABCD.

(a) Express in the form (~)


~~~ ~
(i) the position vectors OA, OB, OC, and OD where 0 is the origin (0, 0)
( 2 marks)
~ ~
(ii) the vectors AB and DC. ( 2 marks)

(b) Calculate i.A/ti and hence determine the unit vector in the direction ofd
( 2 marks)

(c) Using the answers in (a) (ii),

(i) state TWO geometrical relationships between the line segments AB and DC
( 2 marks)

(ii) explain why ABCD is a parallelogram. ( 2 marks)

(d) Using a vector method, determine the position vector of G, the midpoint of the line A C.
Hence, state the coordinates of the point of intersection of the diagonals AC and BD
of parallelogram ABCD. ( 5 marks)

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14. (a) The matrix L = (~ ~) .


(i) Calculate, in terms of x, the determinant of L.

(ii) Calculate the values of x given that Lis singular. ( 3 marks)

(b) The matrix M = (; ~).

(i) Find M""1, the inverse of M.

(ii) Hence, calculate the value of x and of y for which M (~ ) = ( ~~ ) .


( 6 marks)

(c) The image, (x', y'), of any point, (x, y), under a transformation N is given by the equation

Calculate

(i) the image, (x', y'), of (3, -1) under N ( 3 marks)

(ii) the coordinates of the point, (x, y), which is mapped by N onto (7, 4).
( 3 marks)

TotallS marks

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Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 25 MAY 2006 (a.m.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and ANY TWO in Section II.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of cylinder V = n?h where r is the radius of the base and his the perpendicular height.

Volume of a right pyramid V = ~ Ah where A is the area of the base and his the perpendicular height.

Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A = n? where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A =~(a + b) h where a and b are the lengths of the parallel sides and h is
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If ax?- + bx + c = 0,

then x = -b ± ~b2 -4ac


2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sin 8 = hypotenuse

adjacent side
cos 8 =
hypotenuse

opposite side Adjacent


tan 8 = adjacent side

Area of triangle
Area of"= t;;::u:~'h:i~:ngth ofth~
Area of MBC = ~ab sin C ~
( b )

Area of MBC = ~s (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

where s = a + b + c
2
B
a b c
Sine rule = =
sin A sinE sin C

Cosine rule az = b 2 + cz - 2bc cos A

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, determine the value of (12.3) 2 - (0.246 7 3) and write
the answer

(i) exactly

(ii) correct to two significant figures. ( 2 marks)

(b) The table below gives information on the values and the rates of depreciation in value of
two motor vehicles .

Yearly Rate Value after


Motor Vehicle Initial Value of Depreciation One Year

Taxi $40 000 12% $p

Private Car $25 000 q% $21 250

Calculate

(i) the values of p and q

(ii) the value of the Taxi after 2 years. ( 6 marks)

(c) GUY $1.00 =US $0.01 and EC $1.00 =US $0.37.

Calculate the value of

(i) GUY $60 000 in US $ 2 marks)

(ii) US $925 in EC $. 2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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2. (a) Simplify
x-3 x-2 ( 3 marks)
-3- -5- ·

(b) (i) Factorise

a) x 2 - 5x ( 1 mark)

b) x2- 81 ( 1 mark)

a 2 +4a
(ii) Simplify a 2 + 3a _ 4 ( 3 marks)

(c) Two cassettes and three CD's cost $175 while four cassettes and one CD cost $125 .

(i) Given that one cassette costs $x and one CD costs $y, write two equations in
x andy to represent the information. ( 2 marks)
(ii) Calculate the cost of one cassette. ( 2 marks)
Total12 marks

3. (a) In the quadrilateral KLMN, not drawn to scale, LM = LN = LK, L KLM = 140°, and
L LKN=40°·
K

Giving the reason for each step of your answer, calculate the size of
(i) LLNK ( 2 marks)
(ii) LNLM ( 2 marks)
(iii) LKNM. ( 2 marks)

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(b) In a survey of 39 students, it was found that

18 can ride a bicycle,


15 can drive a car,
x can ride a bicycle and drive a car,
3x can do neither.

B is the set of students in the survey who can ride a bicycle, and C the set of students who
can drive a car.

(i) Copy and complete the Venn diagram to represent the information.

(ii) Write an expression in x for the number of students in the survey.

(iii) Calculate the value of x. ( 5 marks)

Total 11 marks

4. (a) Using a ruler, a pencil and a pair of compasses, construct the triangle ABC in which

AB=8cm
L. BAC = 60°, and
AC=5 em
(Credit will be given for a neat, clear diagram) ( 4 marks)

(b) Measure and state the length of BC. 1 mark)

(c) Find the perimeter of MBC. 1 mark)

(d) Draw on your diagram the line CD which is perpendicular to AB and meets AB at D.
( 2 marks)

(e) Determine the length of CD. ( 2 marks)

(f) Calculate the area of MBC giving your answer to 1 decimal point. ( 2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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5. The diagram below shows the graph of the functionf(x) =x2 - 2x- 3 for a~ x ~b. The tangent
to the graph at (2, -3) is also drawn.

Use the graph to determine the

(a) values of a and b which define the domain of the graph ( 2 marks)

(b) values of x for which x 2 - 2x- 3 = 0 2 marks)

(c) coordinates of the minimum point on the graph ( 2 marks)

(d) whole number values of x for which x 2 - 2x- 3 < 1 ( 2 marks)

(e) gradient off(x) =x 2 - 2x- 3 at x = 2. ( 3 marks)

Total 11 marks

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6. A man walks x km, due north, from point G to point H . He then walks (x + 7) km due east
from H to point F. The distance along a straight line from G to F is 13 km. The diagram
below, not drawn to scale, shows the relative positions of G, Hand F . The direction of north
is also shown.

N
Hr,------------------~F

(a) Copy the diagram and show on the diagram, the distances x km, (x + 7) km and 13 km.
( 2 marks)

(b) From the information on your diagram, write an equation in x which satisfies Pythagoras'
Theorem. Show that the equation can be simplified to give x2 + 7x- 60 =0.
( 3 marks)

(c) Solve the equation and find the distance GH. 2 marks)

(d) Determine the bearing ofF from G. ( 4 marks)

Total 11 marks

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7. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

In an agricultural experiment, the gains in mass, of 100 cows during a certain period were
recorded in kilograms as shown in the table below.

Gain in Mass Frequency Mid-Interval Values


(kg) (kg)

5 - 9 2 7
10- 14 29 12
15-19 37 17
20-24 16
25-29 14
30 - 34 2

(a) Copy and complete the mid-interval values column. ( 1 mark)

(b) (i) Calculate an estimate of the mean gain in mass of the 100 cows.

Hint: EACH of the 29 cows in the "1 0- 14" interval is assumed to have a mass
of 12 kg. ( 3 marks)

(ii) On your answer sheet, complete the drawing of the frequency polygon for the
gain in mass of the cows. ( 5 marks)

(c) Calculate the probability that a cow chosen at random from the experimental group
gained 20 kg or more. ( 2 marks)

Total 11 marks

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8. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

The drawings below show a sequence of squares made from toothpicks.

(a) On the answer sheet provided,

(i) draw the next shape in the sequence ( 2 marks)

(ii) insert appropriate values in columns 2 and 3 when

a) n =4
b) n=7 ( 4 marks)

(b) Complete the table by inserting appropriate values at

(i) r ( 2 marks)

(ii) s ( 2 marks)

TotallO marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section.

ALGEBRA AND RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

9. (a) Solve the pair of simultaneous equations

y=x+2
y =il. ( 5 marks)

(b) A strip of wire of length 32 em is cut into two pieces. One piece is bent to form a square
of side x em. The other piece is bent to form a rectangle of length l em and width 3 em.

The diagrams below, not drawn to scale, show the square and the rectangle.

3cm
xcm

h r
lcm
xcm

(i) Write an expression, in terms of land x, for the length of the strip of wire.
( 2 marks)

(ii) Show that l = 13 - 2x. ( 2 marks)

The sum of the areas of the square and the rectangle is represented by S.

(iii) Show that S = .x2- 6x + 39. ( 2 marks)

(iv) Calculate the values of x for which S = 30.25. ( 4 marks)

Total 15 marks

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10. The owner of a parking lot wishes to park x vans andy cars for persons attending a function .
The lot provides parking space for no more than 60 vehicles.

(i) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 2 marks)

To get a good bargain, he must provide parking space for at least 10 cars.

(ii) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 1 mark)

The number of cars parked must be fewer than or equal to twice the number of vans parked.

(iii) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 2 marks)

(iv) (a) Using a scale of 2 em to represent 10 vans on the x-axis and 2 em to represent
10 cars on they-axis, draw the graphs of the lines associated with the inequalities
at (i), (ii) and (iii) above. ( 5 marks)

(b) Identify, by shading, the region which satisfies all three inequalities.
( 1 mark)

The parking fee for a van is $6 and for a car is $5.

(v) Write an expression in x andy for the total fees charged for parking x vans andy cars.
( 1 mark)

(vi) Using your graph write down the coordinates of the vertices of the shaded region.
( 1 mark)

(vii) Calculate the maximum fees charged. ( 2marks)

Total 15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY

11. (a) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a vertical tower, FT, and a vertical
antenna, TW, mounted on the top of the tower.

A point Pis on the same horizontal ground as F, such that PF =28m, and the angles
of elevation ofT and W from Pare 40° and 54° respectively.

(i) Copy and label the diagram clearly showing

a) the distance 28 m

b) the angles of 40° and 54°

c) any right angles.

(ii) Calculate the length of the antenna TW. ( 7 marks)

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(b) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a circle, centre 0. The lines BD and
DC£ are tangents to the circle, and angle BCD= 70°.

Calculate, giving reasons for each step of your answer,

(i) L.OCE

(ii) L.BAC

(iii) L.BOC

(iv) L.BDC. ( 8 marks)

Total 15 marks

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12. (a) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows parallelogram EFGH in which
EF = 6 em, EH = 4.2 em, and angle FEH = 70°.

Calculate
(i) the length of the diagonal H F 3 marks)
(ii) the area of the parallelogram EFGH. 2 marks)
(b) In this question, use n = 3.14 and assume the earth to be a sphere of radius 6370 km.

The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a sketch of the earth with the North
and South poles labelled Nand S respectively. The circle oflatitude 41 °N is shown. Arcs
representing circles of longitude 4° E and 74°W are drawn but not labelled.
N

s
(i) Copy the sketch above, and draw and label two arcs to represent
a) the Equator
b) the Greenwich Meridian. ( 2 marks)

(ii) Two points, YandM, on the surface of the earth have coordinates Y(41 °N, 74°W)
and M(41 °N, 4°E).

a) Insert the points Y and M on your diagram. ( 2 marks)

b) Calculate, correct to the nearest kilometre, the circumference of the


circle of latitude 41 °N. ( 3 marks)

c) Calculate the shortest distance between Y and M measured along the


circle of latitude 41 °N. ( 3 marks)

Total 15 marks
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VECTORS AND MATRICES

13. The diagram below shows the position vectors of two points, A and C, relative to an origin, 0 .

(a) Copy and complete the diagram to show

(i) the point B such that OABC is a parallelogram ( 1 mark)


~ ~
(ii) the vector g where g = OA + OC. ( 2marks)

(b) Write as_:column vector, in the form[~} the vector


(i) OA ( 1 mark)
~
(ii) oc ( 1 mark)
~
(iii) AC. ( 2marks)

(c) Given that G is the midpoint of OB, use a vector method to

(i) determine the coordinates of G ( 3marks)

(ii) prove, using a vector method, that A , G, and C lie on a straight line.
( Smarks)

Total 15 marks

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14. (a) The value of the determinant of M = [ -~ ~ ] is 9.


(i) Calculate the value of x. 3 marks)

(ii) For this value of x, find l f 1. 2 marks)

(iii) Show that l f 1M =I. 2 marks)

(b) The graph below shows the line segmentAC and its imageA' C' after a transformation by

the matrix [ ~ ; l

(i) Write in the form of a single 2 x 2 matrix, the coordinates of


a) A andC ( 2marks)

b) A' and C'. ( 2marks)

(ii) Using matrices only, write an equation to represent the transformation of AC


ontoA'C'. ( 2marks)
(iii) Determine the values of p , q, rands. ( 2marks)

Total IS marks
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Answer Sheet for Question 8 Candidate Number .................................
8 (a) (i)

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

Pattern for calculating


(ii) Length, n, of one the number of toothpicks Total number of toothpicks
side of square in square in square

I lx2x2 4

2 2x3x2 12

3 3x4x2 24

a) 4

b) 7

(b) (i) n r
(ii) s 220

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MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 25 MAY 2006 (a.m.))


B
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. Answer ALL questions .

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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LIST OF FORMULAE
Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular
length.

Volume of a right pyramid V = i Ah where A is the area of the base and his the perpendicular height.

G
Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A= nr where r is the radius of the circle.


Area of trapezium A = I (a + b) h where a and b are the lengths of the
parallel sides and h is the perpendicular distance between
the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If aX! + bx + c = 0,

then x = -b ± ~b2 - 4ac


2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sine
hypotenuse
Opposite

adjacent side
cos e Adjacent
hypotenuse

= opposite side
tan e
adjacent side

Area of triangle Area of !l =.!. bh where b is the length of the base and h is the

2pe'P"ndkulru- hcight
~:lh
~

< b )

Area of sector Area =~ x 1t r2


360
where a is measured in degrees.

Length of Arc Arc length = 3 ~0 x 2nr

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SECTION I

All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Express 0.6 as a common fraction of 7 .5, giving your answer in lowest terms.
( 2 marks)

(b) Calculate the EXACT value of


12_ + 1.
8 4
3
4 ( 4 marks)

(c) US $1.00 = BDS $2.00

Mrs Charles changed US $85.00 to Barbados dollars at the rate given above.

(i) How many Barbados dollars did she receive?

She spent BDS $94.00 and changed the remainder to Un}ted States dollars at the same
rate.

(ii) How many US dollars did she receive? ( 4 marks)

TotallO marks

2. (a) Simplify
.0 x x4
.x1
( 2 marks)

(b) Given that m * n = (m- n) 2


(i) Calculate the value of 5 *2 ( 2 marks)

(ii) Show that 2 * 5 = 5 * 2 ( 1 mark)

(c) Solve the simultaneous equations

3x + 2y = 17
X - 2y = 3 ( 5 marks)

TotallO marks

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3. (a) A motor car is valued at $40 000. Its value depreciates at a rate of 10% per annum.
Calculate the value of the car after two years. ( 4 marks)

(b) Daveed is saving to buy a watch which costs $78 cash.

(i) If he saves $6 a week, how long will he take to save enough money to buy the
watch? ( 2 marks)

The same watch can be bought on hire purchase, by paying a deposit of $4 followed by
15 weekly payments of $5.50.

(ii) Calculate the total hire purchase price of the watch. ( 3 marks)

(iii) Giving a reason, state whether Daveed should buy the watch for cash or on
hire purchase. ( 1 mark )

Total10 marks

4. (a) The perimeter of a square is 20.8 em.

(i) What is the length of one side of the square? ( 2 marks)

(ii) What is the area of the square? ( 2 marks)

1
1.2m

l
(b) The water tank shown above has a circular base with an area of750 cm2 . The height of
the tank is 1.2 metres.

(i) What is the volume of the tank in cm3 ? ( 3 marks)

54 litres of water are poured into the tank.

(ii) Express the volume of water in cm3 . 1 mark)

(iii) What percentage of the volume of the tank does the water occupy?
( 2 marks)

Total 10 marks

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q- p
5. (a) Given that p = -3 and q = 5, calculate the value of q +p . ( 3 marks)

(b) Write as a single fraction in its lowest terms

X+ J X
( 3marks)
2 3

(c) Andy is x years old. Pam is 12 years older than he.

(i) Write an expression in x for

a) Pam ' s age I mark)

b) the sum of Andy's age and Pam's age. I mark)

(ii) Write an equation which may be used to find x. I mark)

(iii) Solve the equation to find x. I mark )

TotaliO marks

6. An agency charges the following rates for typing documents.

No. of pages Cost per page


-
First 15 40 cents

After The First 15 30 cents

(a) Calculate the total cost of typing a document with:

(i) 10 pages

(ii) 15 pages

(iii) 23 pages ( 7 marks)

Mr Bob was charged $18.00 for a document.

(b) How many pages did the document contain? ( 3 marks)

TotaliO marks

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7. (a) (i) Copy and complete the arrow diagram below for the ordered pairs:
(p,l ), (q, 3), (r, 2), (s, 3)

p
.... 1
q

s
( 2 marks)

(ii) State whether the mapping drawn is many-to-one or one-to-one giving a reason
for your answer. ( 2 marks)

(b) An experiment was conducted to measure the temperature in a room over a 6-hour
period. The graph below shows the results.
40

30
G
0

f:
=
~
20
"'c..
~

8
~

10

12pm 1:00 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00 6:00


Time

(i) What was the temperature at the start of the experiment? ( 1 mark)

(ii) What was the difference between the lowest and highest temperatures?
( 2 marks)

(iii) What was the rate of decrease in temperature (in °C/hr) between 2:00p.m. and
4:00p.m.? ( 2 marks)

(iv) During which 1-hour period was the temperature rising most quickly?
( 1 mark)

Total 10 marks

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8. (a) Using a pencil, a ruler and a pair of compasses, construct triangle PQR , in which
PQ =8 em, angle QPR =60°, and PR =6 em. Measure and write down the length of QR.
(Credit will be given for a neat, clear diagram) ( 5 marks)

(b) The graph shows triangle ABC and its image triangle A' B' C' after undergoing a rotation .

(i) State the angle, the centre, and the direction of the rotation .
3 marks)

(ii) Triangle A'B'C' is translated by the vector[ =i ]to form A"B"C". Determine
a) the length of A"B" ( 1 mark)

b) the measurement of L. C"A"B". ( 1 mark )

Tota110 marks

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9. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

The table below shows the number of chocolates sold by the school canteen for a given week.

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

No. of chocolates 22 45 58 35 60

(a) How many more chocolates were sold on Friday than on Tuesday? ( 1 mark)

(b) What was the total number of chocolates sold for the week? ( 2 marks)

(c) What was the mean number of chocolates sold daily? ( 2 marks)

(d) On the answer sheet provided, draw a bar chart to represent the information given in
the table above. ( 3 marks)

(e) What is the probability that on a day chosen at random, less than 50 chocolates were
sold? ( 2 marks)

TotallO marks

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10. (a) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a straight line, VW, intersecting two
parallel lines, RS and TV . Calculate the value of x and of y.

R s

T u

( 3 marks)

(b) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, E, F, G and Hare four points on horizontal
ground.

F is due east of E,
H is due north ofF,
G is due east of H,
EH = 17 m and FH = 8 m.

t
E F

Calculate

(i) the length of EF by using Pythagoras' theorem ( 3 marks)

(ii) the size of angle HGF ( 3 marks)

(iii) the bearing of G from F. ( 1 mark )

Total10 marks

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FORM TP 2006107 MAY/JUNE2006
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - Basic Proficiency
Answer Sheet for Question 9 Candidate Number ..............................

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL


SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 - General Proficiency
2 hours 40 minutes

( 03 JANUARY 2007 (a.m.))

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES I~

1. Answer ALL questions in Section I, and ANY TWO in Section II.

2. Write your answers in the booklet provided.

3. All working must be shown clearly.

4. A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.

Examination Materials

Electronic calculator (non-programmable)


Geometry set
Mathematical tables (provided)
Graph paper (provided)

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Copyright © 2005 Caribbean Examinations Council®.
All rights reserved.
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LIST OF FORMULAE

Volume of a prism V = Ah where A is the area of a cross-section and h is the perpendicular


length.

Volume of cylinder V = nrh where r is the radius of the base and his the perpendicular height.

Volume of a right pyramid V = ~ Ah where A is the area of the base and his the perpendicular height.
Circumference C = 2nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of a circle A = nr where r is the radius of the circle.

Area of trapezium A = ~ (a+ b) h where a and bare the lengths of the parallel sides and his
the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.

Roots of quadratic equations If aX- + bx + c = 0,


then x = -b ± ~bz -4ac
2a

opposite side
Trigonometric ratios sine = hypotenuse

adjacent side Opposite


cos e = hypotenuse

opposite side Adjacent


tan e = adjacent side

Area of triangle
Area of ~ 4p:::.::u~~s:::::ngili of ili~~
d

Area of MBC = 1ab sin C ~


( b >
Area of MBC = .,Js (s - a) (s - b) (s - c)

where s = a +b+c
2
B

Sine rule
a b c
sin A = sin B = sin C

Cosine rule a2 = b2 + c2 - 2bc cos A

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SECTION I

Answer ALL the questions in this section.

All working must be clearly shown.

1. (a) Using a calculator, or otherwise, evaluate

(i) 5.24 (4- 1.67) ( 2 marks)

(ii) 1.68
2 ( 3 marks)
1.5 - 1.45

(b) A sum of money is shared between Aaron and Betty in the ratio 2 : 5. Aaron received
$60. How much money was shared altogether? ( 3 marks)

(c) In St. Vincent, 3 litres of gasoline cost EC$10.40.

(i) Calculate the cost of 5 litres of gasoline in St. Vincent, stating your answer
correct to the nearest cent. ( 2 marks)

(ii) How many litres of gasoline can be bought for EC $50.00 in St. Vincent?
Give your answer correct to the nearest whole number. ( 2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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2. (a) If a= 2, b = -3 and c = 4, evaluate

(i) ab - be ( 1 mark )
(ii) b(a - c)2 ( 2 marks)
(b) Solve for x where x E Z:
X X
(i) -+-= 5 ( 3 marks )
2 3

(ii) 4 -X ~ 13 ( 3 marks )

(c) The cost of ONE muffin is $m.


The cost of THRE E cupcakes is $2m.

(i) Write an algebraic expression in m for the cost of:

a) FIVE muffins ( 1 mark )

b) SIX cupcakes ( 1 mark )


(ii) Write an equation, in terms of m, to represent the following information.

The TOTA L cost of 5 muffins and 6 cupcakes is $31.50. ( 1 mark )

Total 12 marks

3. (a) Describe, using set notation only, the shaded region s in each Venn diagra
m below. The
first one is done for you.

AnB
( 3mar ks)
(b) The following information is given.
u = {1 , 2,3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9, 10}
P = {prime numbers}
Q = {oddnumbers}
Draw a Venn diagram to represent the information above.
( 3 marks)

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(c) The Venn diagram below shows the number of elements in each region.

Determine how many elements are in EACH of the following sets:

(i) AuB ( 1 mark )

(ii) AnB ( 1 mark )

(iii) (An B)' ( 1 mark)

(iv) u ( 1 mark )

Total10 marks

4. (a) (i) Using a pencil, ruler and a pair of compasses only, construct D. ABC with
BC = 6 em and AB = AC = 8 em. ( 3 marks)

All construction lines must be clearly shown.

(ii) Draw a line segment AD such that AD meets BC at D and is perpendicular to


BC. ( 2 marks)

(iii) Measure and state

a) the length of the line segment AD ( 1 mark )

b) the size of angle ABC ( 1 mark )

(b) Pis the point (2, 4) and Q is the point (6, 10).

Calculate

(i) the gradient of PQ ( 2marks)

(ii) the midpoint of PQ. ( 2marks)

Total 11 marks

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5. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

(a) f and g are functions defined as follows

fx~?x+4

1
g:x~ 2x

Calculate

(i) g (3) ( 1 mark)

(ii) /(-2) ( 2 marks)

(iii) f- 1(11) ( 2 marks)

(b) On the arJswer sheet provided, D. ABC is mapped onto D. A 'B'C' under a reflection.

(i) Write down the equation of the mirror line. ( 1 mark)

D. A 'B'C' is mapped onto D. A ''B"C"by a rotation of 180° about the point (5, 4).

(ii) Determine the coordinates of the vertices of 11 A ''B"C". ( 3 marks)

(iii) State the transformation that maps 11 ABC onto 11 A "B"C". ( 2 marks)

Total 11 marks

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6. The table below shows a frequency distribution of the scores of 100 students in an examination.

Cumulative
Scores Frequency
Frequency
21-25 5 5
26-30 18
31 - 35 23
36-40 22
41-45 21
46-50 11 100

(i) Copy and complete the table above to show the cumulative frequency for the
distribution. ( 2 marks)

(ii) Using a scale of 2 em to represent a score of 5 on the horizontal axis and a scale of
2 em to represent 10 students on the vertical axis, draw a cumulative frequency curve
of the scores. Start your horizontal scale at 20. ( 6 marks)

(iii) Using the cumulative frequency curve, determine the median score for the distribution.
( 2 marks)

(iv) What is the probability that a student chosen at random has a score greater than 40?
( 2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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7. (a) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows a prism of length 30 em. The
2
cross-section WXYZ is a square with area 144 cm .

Calculate

(i) the volume, in cm3, of the prism ( 2 marks)

(ii) the total surface area, in cm2 , of the prism. ( 4 marks)

(b) The diagram below, not drawn to scale, shows the sector of a circle with centre 0.
LMON = 45° and ON= 15 em.

M N

Use 1t = 3.14

Calculate, giving your answer correct to 2 decimal places

(i) the length of the minor arc M N ( 2 marks)

(ii) the perimeter of the figure MON ( 2 marks)

(iii) the area of the figure MON. ( 2 marks)

Total 12 marks

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8. A large equilateral triangle is subdivided into a set of smaller equilateral triangles by the
following procedure:
The midpoints of the sides of each equilateral triangle are joined to form a new set of smaller triangles.
The procedure is repeated my times.
The table below shows the results when the above procedure has been repeated twice, that is,
when n = 2.
No. of triangles
n Result after each step
formed

0 1

1\
1
A/\ 4

2
M
£\.1\J'\ 16
1\/\1\1\
3 (i)

6 (ii)

(iii) 65536

m (iv)

(i) Calculate the number of triangles formed when n = 3. ( 2 marks)

(ii) Determine the number of triangles formed when n = 6. ( 2 marks)

A shape has 65 536 small triangles.


(iii) Calculate the value of n. ( 3 marks)

(iv) Determine the number of small triangles in a shape after carrying out the procedure
m times. ( 3 marks)

TotallO marks

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SECTION II

Answer TWO questions in this section

ALGEBRA AND RELATIONS, FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS

9. (a) Factorise completely

(i) 2p 2 - 7p + 3 ( 1 mark )

(ii) Sp + Sq + pz - l ( 2 marks)

(b) Expand (x + 3)2 (x - 4), writing your answer in descending powers of x.


( 3 marks)

(c) Givenf(x) = 2x2 + 4x - 5

(i) write.f{x) in the forrn.f{x) = a(x + b)2 + c where a, b, c E R ( 3 marks)

(ii) state the equation of the axis of symmetry ( 1 mark)

(iii) state the coordinates of the minimum point ( 1 mark )

(iv) sketch the graph of fix) ( 2 marks)

(v) on the graph of.f{x) show clearly

a) the minimum point ( 1 mark )

b) the axis of symmetry. ( 1 mark )

Total 15 marks

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10. An answer sheet is provided for this question.

Pam visits the stationery store where she intends to buy x pens andy pencils.

(a) Pam must buy at least 3 pens.

(i) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 1 mark )

The TOTAL number of pens and pencils must NOT be more than 10.

(ii) Write an inequality to represent this information. ( 2 marks)

EACH pen costs $5.00 and EACH pencil costs $2.00. More information about the
pens and pencils is represented by:

5x + 2y ~ 35

(iii) Write the information represented by this inequality as a sentence in your own
words. ( 2 marks)

(b) (i) On the answer sheet provided, draw the graph of the TWO inequalities
obtained in (a) (i) and (a) (ii) above. ( 3 marks)

(ii) Write the coordinates of the vertices of the region that satisfies the four
inequalities (including y ~ 0). ( 2 marks)

(c) Pam sells the x pens andy pencils and makes a profit of $1.50 on EACH pen and
$ 1.00 on EACH pencil.

(i) Write an expression in x andy to represent the profit Pam makes. ( 1 mark )

(ii) Calculate the maximum profit Pam makes. ( 2 marks)

(iii) If Pam buys 4 pens, show on your graph the maximum number of pencils she
can buy. ( 2 marks)

Total15 marks

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GEOMETRY AND TRIGONOMETRY


11. (a) Two circles with centres P and Q and radii 5 em and 2 em respectively are drawn so
that they touch each other at T and a straight line XY at S and R.

s R

(i) State, with a reason,


a) why PTQ is a straight line ( 2 marks)
b) the length PQ ( 2 marks)

c) why PSis parallel to QR. ( 2 mar.ks)


(ii) N is a point on PS such that QN is perpendicular toPS.

Calculate
a) the length PN ( 2 marks)
b) the length RS. ( 2 marks)

(b) In the diagram below, not drawn to scale, 0 is the centre of the circle. The measure of
angle LOM is 110°.
N

Calculate, giving reasons for your answers, the size of EACH of the following angles
(i) LMNL ( 2 marks)
(ii) LLMO ( 3 marks)

Total IS marks

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12. A boat leaves a dock at point A and travels for a distance of 15 krn to point B on a bearing of
135°.

The boat then changes course and travels for a distance of 8 krn to point C on a bearing of 060°.

(a) lllustrate the above information in a clearly labelled diagram. ( 2mark.s)

The diagram should show the

(i) north direction ( 1 mark)

(ii) bearings 135° and 060° ( 2marks)

(iii) distances 8 krn and 15 krn. ( 2 marks)

(b) Calculate

(i) the distance A C ( 3 marks)

(ii) L.BCA ( 3 marks)

(iii) the bearing of A from C. ( 2 marks)

Total15 marks

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VECTORS AND MATRICES


----7
13. In the diagram below, M is the midpoint of ON.

0 M N

(a) (i) Sketch the diagram above in your answer booklet and insert the point X oni5iJ
----71----7
such that OX= OM. ( 1 mark )
3
----7 ----7
(ii) Produce PX to Q such that PX =4 XQ. ( 1 mark)

(b) Write the following in terms ofr.. and~.


----7
(i) OM ( 2 marks)

(ii) Pi ( 3 marks)
----7
(iii) QM ( 4 marks)

----7 ----7 ----7


(c) Show that PN = 2 PM+ OP ( 4 marks)

Total 15 marks

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14. (a) Given that D = [~ ~p ] is a singular matrix, determine the value(s) of p.


( 4 marks)

(b) Given the linear equations

2x + Sy = 6
3x + 4y = 8

(i) Write the equations in the form AX= B where A, X and B are matrices.
( 2 marks)

(ii) a) Calculate the determinant of the matrix A. ( 2 marks)

b) ( 2 marks)

c) Use the matrix A- ! to solve for x and y. ( 5 marks)

Total 15 marks

END OF TEST

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TEST CODE 01234020
FORM TP 2007017 JANUARY 2007
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUN C IL
SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
EXAMINATION
MATHEMATICS
Paper 02 General Proficiency
Answer Sheet for Question 5 (b) Candidate Number .................................

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