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TEST CODE 02111010


FORM TP2017162 MAY/JUNE 2017
CAR IB B EAN E XAM IN ATI ON S C O U N C I L
CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS
CARIBBEAN STUDIES
Paper 01
1 hour 30 minutes

01 JUNE 2017 (p.m.)

READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

1. This test consists of 45 items. You will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to answer them.
2. In addition to this test booklet, you should have an answer sheet.
3. Do not be concerned that the answer sheet provides spaces for more answers than there are
questions.
4. 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.
5. On your answer sheet, find the number which corresponds to your item and shade the space
having the same letter as the answer you have chosen. Look at the sample item below.

Sample Item
Which Caribbean organization came into existence
as a result of the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas? Sample Answer

(A) UWI ⒶⒷⒸⒹ


(B) OECS
(C) CARICOM
(D) CARIFTA
The correct answer to this item is "CARICOM", so (C) has been shaded.

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

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


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1. Which of the following countries is located 6. The term ‘creole’ has been used to refer to
outside the Caribbean Sea?
I a language
(A) Jamaica II a white person born in the Caribbean
(B) Grenada III an enslaved person born in the
(C) Barbados Caribbean
(D) St Vincent and the Grenadines
(A) I only
(B) I and II only
2. Which of the following indigenous groups (C) I and III only
did NOT settle in the pre-Columbian (D) I, II and III
Caribbean?
(A) Incas 7. Garveyism which occurred in the twentieth
(B) Mayas century is an example of cultural
(C) Tainos
(D) Kalinagos (A) norming
(B) renewal
(C) retention
3. Julia migrated to the United States from the (D) diversity
Caribbean. She works and sends money to
her mother who takes care of her children.
This money is referred to as 8. Which of the following theorists is closely
(A) Revenue associated with the term ‘creolization’?
(B) Reparation (A) Lloyd Best
(C) Remittance (B) M.G. Smith
(D) Investment (C) Jennifer Mohammed
(D) Edward Kamau Brathwaite

4. Which of the following terms BEST


describes the near extermination of the
indigenous population caused by European
exploration and settlement in the Caribbean
region?
(A) Suicide
(B) Genocide
(C) Homicide
(D) Infanticide

5. Which of the following aspects of


Caribbean culture is LEAST threatened by
cultural erasure?
(A) Ways of dress
(B) Oral traditions
(C) Driving habits
(D) Food preparation

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Item 9 refers to the following map.

9. The tectonic plates labelled X and Y, respectively, are the


(A) Cocos Plate and Nazca Plate
(B) Nazca Plate and Cocos Plate
(C) South American Plate and North American Plate
(D) North American and South American Plate

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10. Which of the following definitions BEST 14. Which of the following sports was used by
describes the El Niño weather the white planter class to demonstrated
phenomenon? moral and racial superiority over their black
subjects?
(A) The systematic variance in Caribbean
water temperature (A) Rugby
(B) A climatic condition which has the (B) Cricket
potential to cause calming of the (C) Football
oceans (D) Baseball
(C) Periodic upwelling of warm waters
off the coast of Peru which displaces 15. The Rastafari movement gained worldwide
cold current recognition MAINLY through
(D) Cooler than normal sea temperatures (A) tourism
in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of (B) reggae music
South America (C) the use of Marijuana
(D) the Nya Bingi movement

11. Which of the following family types was


introduced to the Caribbean by the East 16. Which of the following is considered an
Indians? element of good governance?
(A) nuclear (A) Cronyism
(B) neolocal (B) Popularity
(C) extended (C) Rule of law
(D) matrifocal (D) Exclusiveness

12. Caribbean families in which the mother is 17. Which of the following types of
the centre of the household are referred to as development seeks to protect future
(A) matrifocal generations?
(B) matriarchal
(C) matrimonial (A) Global
(D) miscegenation (B) Human
(C) Economic
(D) Sustainable
13. Mr Polygan has been advised by the
agricultural agency that he needs to
minimize soil erosion. Which of the 18. Which of the following factors is MOST
following methods should he use? likely to hinder development?
(A) Terracing (A) Class stratification
(B) Crop rotation (B) Foreign investment
(C) Monocropping (C) Political competition
(D) Slash and burn (D) Environmental degradation

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19. Which of the following actions is likely to 21. What does the following equation
result in gender inequality? represent?
I. Fathers are denied paternity leave GDP 
II. Women can fight discrimination in Population
the law courts
(A) GNP
III. Males only are guaranteed secondary
(B) Per capita
education
(C) Population growth rate
(A) I and II only (D) Economic growth rate
(B) I and III only
(C) II and III only
22. Which of the following indicators of
(D) I, II and III
development is generated from information
derived from an inequality survey?
20. When individuals from low income families
are able to change their social status through (A) The Gini Index
effort and industry, they are said to enjoy (B) The Age Dependency Ratio
(C) The Human Development Index
(A) social mobility (D) The Human Development Report
(B) economic freedom
(C) social stratification
(D) class consciousness 23. Which of the following organizations aims
to regulate trade among countries?
(A) EU
(B) IMF
(C) WTO
(D) GATT

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24. Which of the following represents the CORRECT order of the movement towards Caribbean regional
integration?
(A) CARIFTA → Federation → CSME
(B) Federation → CARIFTA → CARICOM
(C) CARICOM → CARIFTA → Federation
(D) CARIFTA → CARICOM → CARIFESTA

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25. The members of the OECS share more 29. The mass media in the Caribbean is seen as
achievements among themselves than with promoting cultural imperialism because of
their CARICOM partners.
I. Its focus on American talk shows and
Which of the following is NOT a common celebrity interviews.
achievement of the OECS? II. Its relay of the 24-hour European and
American news cycle.
(A) Currency
III. The emphasis placed on show casing
(B) High Court
Caribbean indigenous cultural
(C) Government
practices.
(D) Central Bank
(A) I only
(B) I and II only
26. Which of the following is a challenge for the (C) I and III only
CSME? (D) I, II and III
(A) Free movement of labour in the
region
(B) High level of political commitment 30. In its manifesto, a political party promised
from member countries to improve citizens’ welfare and ensure
(C) Increased trade among member equal access to resources.
countries
Which of the following BEST describes
(D) Increased competition from extra
what the party is promoting?
regional sources
(A) Social justice
(B) Sustainable development
27. Which of the following individuals is (C) Educational opportunities
associated with the Negritude Movement? (D) Environmental conservation
(A) James Age
(B) Leopold Senghor
(C) Victor Schoelcher 31. Reliability in research refers to
(D) Toussaint L’Ouverture (A) getting similar results after repeating
trials
(B) accessing up-to-date information for
28. Early nineteenth-century writings from an research work
indigenous perspective served to (C) making accurate inferences based on
(A) give credit to the Europeans for research findings
shaping our history. (D) getting different results from a
(B) convince Caribbean people that the measurement instrument
Kalinagos were peace loving.
(C) describe people living in the
Caribbean prior to the arrival of
Columbus.
(D) reject the notion held by Europeans
that early inhabitants did not have a
history.

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32. The research process is systematic because it 37. The following statement was written in a
research report:
(A) Allows for detailed scrutiny
(B) Is theory-based and fact finding Teenagers who bleach their skin have low
(C) Employs standardizing reporting self-esteem.
formats
What aspect of the research project is this
(D) Is structured so that it can be
likely to be?
replicated
(A) Hypothesis
(B) Research question
(C) Problem statement
33. Researchers interested in the consistency of (D) Dependent variable
their research results are concerned with
(A) validity
38. Which of the following features is NOT
(B) accuracy
useful when evaluating websites sources?
(C) reliability
(D) relevance (A) Length
(B) Currency
(C) Authority
34. A hypothesis may be described as a (D) Objectivity
(A) finding of the research
(B) question to be answered
39. A researcher wants to conduct a qualitative
(C) limitation of the research study on traditional dances that are no
(D) prediction of an outcome longer practiced. Which of the following
data sources would be useful?
I. Video footage
35. Which of the following actions would help
II. Bureau of Statistics
to ensure that research is conducted in line
III. Oral historians
with the highest ethical standards?
(A) II only
I. Use of consent forms (B) I and II only
II. Disclosing potential risks (C) I and III only
III. Observing the principles of (D) I, II and III
confidentiality
(A) I only
40. In collecting data for her research project,
(B) I and II only Michelle organizes a discussion for selected
(C) I and III only students from her school to get their
(D) I, II and III opinions. What data collection method is
she using?
(A) Focus group
36. Which of the following actions is NOT
(B) Target population
involved in identifying a research problem? (C) In-depth interviews
(A) Observing (D) Participant observation
(B) Hypothesizing
(C) Interpreting data
(D) Formulating research questions

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41. Which of the following resources is likely 43. Which of the following formats is MOST
to provide primary data for a research suitable for presenting the findings from an
project? investigation which uses focus group
discussions as a data collection method?
(A) Book
(B) Internet (A) Text
(C) Hansard Report (B) Table
(D) Television documentary (C) Bar chart
(D) Line graph

42. Which of the following methods is NOT


used in probability sampling?
44. Which of the following is typically part
(A) Random of the conclusion of a research report?
(B) Snowball
(C) Stratified (A) List of appendices
(D) Systematic (B) Summary of sources
(C) Outline of limitations
(D) Reference to hypotheses

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Item 45 refers to the following table showing the behaviour patterns of six students during a Caribbean
Studies class where a one-hour lecture was given.

BEHAVIOUR / TIME 8:10 8:20 8:30 8:40 8:50


Paying attention to the lesson √√√√√√ √√√√
Completing assigned task √√√
Interacting with the teacher √ √
Talking to classmates √√ √√√ √√
Walking around disrupting classmates √√ √√√ √√√
√ = 1 student

45. Based on the data in the table, which of the following recommendations would be suitable
for the researcher to give to the teacher?
I. Use a variety of teaching strategies
II. Conduct further research
III. Shorten the duration of the class
(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) I, II and III

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