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TEST CODE 02114010


FORM TP2017161 MAY/JUNE 2017
CAR IB B EA N E XAM IN ATI ON S C O U N C I L
CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS
COMMUNICATION STUDIES
UNIT 1 – Paper 01
1 hour 30 minutes

05 JUNE 2017 (a.m.)

READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

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


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

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

(A) Ease of administration Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ


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

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

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SECTIONA
Items 1-7
before answering
Instructions: You will hear an extract. It will be read twice. Listen carefully
the questions based on the extract.

1. What is the nrain idea of the extract? 5. The word that BEST describes the mood
ofthe passage is
(A) Spring is a time of tremihdous (A) idyllic
beautY.
Birds are a part of the beautY of
(B) sombre
(B) (C) peaceful.
spring. (D) exhilarating
(c) Spring seems to have aPPeared
ov.ernight.
(D) The spring rains make everYthing
6. The word closest in meaning to "unsealing"
beautiful.
as used in.the extract is

(A) gapi.ng
2. The writer's main PurPose is to (B) opening
(C) exposing
(A) show that spring comes right after (D) prospering
winter
(B) comrnent on what the birds do at
sPringtime 7 Which ofthe followingdevices is reflected
(C) convey the memorable impact of' in the final sentence?
spring's arrival
(D) describe the beauty of the natural (A) lrony
world during springtime (B) Contrast
(C) Oxymoron
(D) Personification
3. The. expression "The flowers of late April
took up a position unseenl is.an example
of
(A) metaphor
(B) hyperbole
(c) alliteration
(D) personification

4. What is the dominant imagery used by the


writer in the extract?

(A) Aural
(B) Visual
(c) Tactile
(D) Olfactory

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SECTION B

Items'8-1I

fnstructions: Read the following scenario darefully and then anslver Items 8-11.

The media is filled with r,eports of teenagers being distracted by aigitat technology and that
preoccupation is affecting their school work. Haldane, a sociology student, decides to investigate
this phenomenon at his scho6l which is located in the countryside. He intends to use interviews
to collect data.

8. Which of the following activities would IO Haldane found an article entitled "Modern
Haldane need to undertake as part of his Technology Causing Canadian Students to
research? Fail". This article could be useful to his
research as it
Talking to parents and teaihers
II Finding out how many students (A)' is reliable and accurate
own digital devices (B) can yield sufificient data
III. Choosing a sample that is (C) . provides secondary data
representative of his school's (D) can provide primary data
population

(A) I and Il only 11. Why would i't be UNACCEPTABLE


(B) I and III only for Haldane to apply the findings of his
(c) II and Ill only research to all teenagers?
(D) I, II and lll
(A) He plans to use only interviews.
(B) The school has more girts than
9 Which of the following would be an boys.
advantage ifHaldane conducted interviews? (C) The respondents might not tell the
truth.
(A) Costlinbss ofthe procedure (D) The population is only srudents
(B) Wide geographie coverage of from his school.
informants
(C) High reliability of the information
to be collected
(D) In-depth nature of the information
to be collected

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Items 12-15

fnstructions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 12-15.

Ms Trecia Davis is head of the English Department at Malcolm High School. She realizes that
over a five year-period, fewer stu$ents are choosing Literatures in Engtish as an option in the
sixth form. She would like to resehrch the reason for this and to put in place a programme to
reverse this situation.

t7 Which of the following outcomes would t4. Which of the following MUST the
NOT be achieved if Ms Davis.uses school researcher consider when selecting a
records for the past ten years as a data sampft-l?
source?'
l. Composition of the schoot,s
(A) Validity population.
(B) Accuracy ll. Size of the school,s population
(c) Credibility lll. Accuracy of the school's data
(D) Subjectivity
(A) I and Il only
(B) I and III only
13. Which of the following factors can (C) II and lll only
invalidate the generalization which the (D) l, ll and lll
researcher makes fronr the findings?

(A) The sample size is too large. 15. The mode of writing that Ms Davis should
(B) The sample is not representativeof employ in her report is
tlre population-
(c) The research is carried out only in (A) naration
Ms Davis'school. (B) argument
(D) The research is conducted during (C) exposition
end of year exarnination ofyear (D) description
examination

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Items 16-19

fnstructions: Read the following extract carefully and then ansvyer Items 16-19.

The boy corne back home for a few days holiday, see some crabs Crosby have in a barrel. This
is the son: "Dad, what are those thangs there?" Talking like Englishman. Crosby ain't tell him
nothing. When he poke his fihger in the barrel and the crab catch hold of him, he bawl: "PalThe
crab! The crab!" A well-educated boy, yes. Lawyer, economist or something.

Earl Lovelace E, The Wine ofAstcinishment.-


Heinemann Publishers 1986, p.14.

16. Which of the following expressions 18. What attitude towards the boy is suggested
contains syntactical features common to by the narrator's statement, "Talking
Caribbean English Creoles? like Englishman. Crosby ain't tell him
nothing"?
(A) "A well-educated boy"
(B) "What are those thangs?" (A) Jealousy
(C) "Pa! The crab! The crabtl' (B) Frustration
(D) "Talking like Englishman." (C) Disapproval
(D) Amusement

17. What feature of CaribbeAn English Creole


grammar is used in the expresiion, "Crosby 19. What does the extract suggest about the
ain't tell him nothing"? relationship between the boy's education
and his use of language?
(A) Absence of a copula
(B) Reduction of a syllable (A) His education has influenced his
(C) Use ofdouble negatives language.
(D) Repetition of the same word (B) His education hindered his use of
Standard English.
(c) He speaks English Creole because
he is an educated laivyer.
(D) His'education has nothing to do
with his use ofStandard English.

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Iterns 20-22

Instructions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Ltemi20-22.

"Eh-eh! Don't shout at me," was all he got for his pains. "Don't you deafen me.
What's that the young varmint says, Maud?"
Mrs Dovecot carre over, and got him to understand after two of three attempts.
"Three pence, Maudie," he cackled, "Three pence! Did yo'hear thet, Maud? Did yo' ever hear
the like? l'll bet you ain't never did- Three pence! The lad'll have money what I's got to sweat
btood for, just to gi thet Megahey what's'got his bread so well buttered off'pon both sides, not to
mention the middle. Three pence! Ha ha! ... oh Maudie ..." And he broke down once in helpless
laughter. Clement went out and sat under the breadfruit tree that grew before the dooq resting
his back against the trunk.

Adaptedfrom Uriel Nariensingh, Yoyage: An Anthology qf Short Stories and Poems.


Royards Publishtng, 2006, p. 118

20- Which of the following expressions contains features of non-standard English dialect?

l. "... you ain't never did."


ll. "... what I's got to sweat blood for ..."
lll. "... sat underthebreadfruittree ..."
(A) I and ll only
(B) I and lll only
(c) II and lll only
(q) l, Il and lll

2.1. Which of the following communicative behaviours is NOT present in the extract?

(A) Vocalics
(B) Chronemics
(c) Proxemics
(D) Facial Expression

22. Which of the following registers is used in the dialogue?

(A) Casual
(B) Frozen
(c) Formal
(D) Consultative

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Items 23-28

Instructions: Read the following extract.carefully ahd then answer Items 23-28.

Rufus had in him a passion, a kinda vexation that when he stand up before a. crowd he would get
all tangle up with his words and his feelings. But Rufus don't have the education. They tell this
story, how one night at a me,eting, Rufus was talking about the cost of living.

'People can't eat book in this country,'Rufus say. 'Peopte can't eat words. What the
people need is bread - BRED - bread.,

'Rufus, you leave outltheA,'somebody from the crowd call out to him.
And Rufus correct himselfi, 'B-R-E-D-A.'They tell of another time ... the reporter tell Rufus that
Mr Richardson suggest thaf they should put more'buoys out in the sea to mark the area.

'Boys?' Rufus say. . . Big, big men does drown out there in the sea and he want to put
boys.'

No, we couldn't vote for Rufus. iWho we want in the Council is a man that qualify. . . a man with
education just like the people in'Britain'. . . Ivan could reatly tatk. Rufus was all-right.
But after
you listen to Ivan Morton, you had to put Rufus aside.

Earl Lovelace, The lline o.fAstonishment.


Heinemann Publishers, I 986, pp. 8.1-g.5.

23 What purpose is language.serving when it 25 Which of the following sets of


is used tojudge one's tevet of educ,ation as communicative behaviours is likely to be
in the case with Rufus? displayed by the people as they listened to
Rufus speak?
(A) Social
(B) Ethicat (A) Lack of eye contact, loud cheerb
(C) Political (B) Loud cheers, thunderous applause
(D) Psychological (C) Shaking heads, Iackofeye contact
(D) Thunderoirs applause, shaking
heads
24. Which of the following BESTshows why
the narrator relates the stories about Rufui?
26. Which of the following attitudes may b*
(A) To provide some comic relief inferred about the narrator based on [:r:
(B) To show that Rufus is uneducated account of Rufus' behaviours?
(C) To show some of the mistakes
Rufus makes (A) He values education.
(D) To validate the view that Rufus is (B) He likes the British people.
competent (C) He does not like people rvith
passion.
(D) -- He wis unsympathetic towards
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27. Which of the following Creole features is 78 Which of the followingwords appropriately
evident in the structqre "tangle up with his capture(s) the crowd's attitude towards
words and his feelings"? Rufus?

(A) Repetition I. Affection


(B) Reduplication It. Dissatisfaction
(C) Unmarked present tense ilt. Contempt
(D) Unmarked past participle
(A) ll only
(B) III only
(c) I and II only
(D) I, Il and [Il

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Items 29-30

rnstructions: select the most appropriate answer for rtems z?-30.

29. An English creole in the caribbean may be defined as a language

(A) with timited litrguistici functions


(B) used by the.poorest people in the society
(9) only understood by some persons in the socieQr
(D) developed frorn contact between Europeans and Africans

30 In wliich of the following expressions is the process of redupliiation


evident?

(A) Eye-water
(B) Step-sister
(C) A waa gwaan
(D) Chaka-chaka house

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items 31-33

Instructions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer [tems 31-33.

Mrs Smith asked her class to prepare short presentations on the topic "Why I favour Caribbean
peoplb more than any other se.t gf persons". The students were to pretend that their audience
comprised nationals of various Ehglish-speaking countries. The following is an excerpt from
one student's speech.

"A pleasant, good evening. How are you friends and fambily? Let me see the hands of those who
are having a good time. Come on, let me see the hands of those who are having a good time.
Wave your hands and sdy 'bling, bling'.

Okay. Why I favour Caribbean persons is that my parents are ofAfrican descent. The Caribbean
is mostly Black Country; therefore, most of the people are black. I am.one of them. My father
black, my mother black and my brother black. We all black. Some people say I took like my father
others say rny mother but I think that we all look alike."

All the students struggled to hide their amusement. They tried to cover their mouths with their
hands to avoid laughing out loud at her misunderstanding. Of course, the speaker did not see this
as her eyes were glued to,the paper from which she was reading.

31. Which of the following BEST explains why the presenter's introduction would NOT be considered
effective?

(A) The audience was distracted.


(B) The focus was on entertainment.
(C) lt was inappropriate for the context.
(D) It wzis delivered using the wrong register.

32. At which stage of the communication process did the students giggle?

(A) Feedback
(B) Encoding
(C) Decoding
(D) Conceptualization

33: \Vhich of the fotrlowingBESiIexplains why the student misunderstood the guestion?

(A) She did not do enough research.


(B)" She is weak'and did not ask questions.
(C) She is incalable of using Standard English-
(D) She misunderstood a key word in the topic.

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Items 34-38

f nstructions: Read the following cartoon.carefully and then anslyer Items 34-3g.

1
Oo, look-
a well

3
5
HINGWEIJ You dontt believc in
tchl those things, do you? Not enymore

Auspac Media. The Feature.people.


Retrieved 19 November 20l3from
. www.auspacmedia.com.au"

34. The man's body language in Box I indicates 37. A communicative artefact relevant to the
that he is conversation is the
(A) thrilled (A) sky
(B) irritated (B) bae
(C) indifferenr (C) coin
(D) supportive (D) shrub

35. The stimulus that prompted the conversation


in Box I is the 38. What kind of communigation context t,_
depicted in the conversation?
(A) well
(B) coin (A) Small group
(c) Purse (B) Interculturat
(D) shrub (C) Intqpersonat
(D) Interpersonal
36. \Vhich of the following words describes
the man's tone in Box 4?

(A) Angry.
(B) Disdainful
(C). Despairing
(Dr\ Conciliator;l

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ltem 39

Instructions: The following scene shows the effects of inappropriate postings on .social med ia
by three persons. Read it carefully and then answer Item 39.

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Unemployable due
Fo r rrr e )
it w as a n
to stupid personal
stuff f pu tonmy
Me too! "TP..rassing
You Ttrbe
facebook virleo.

Adaptedfrom Signs of the Social Nemorking Tntes.


Rittrieved 19 November 20I3fron
http :/hw,w. ge e kc-ul ture. co m/joyo/tech/joyarc h ives/ I 0 4 I . h tm l.

39. Which of the following is the result of the inappropriate use of social media by the characters?

(A) Loss of family time


(B) Delayed response from employers
(C) Damage to the characters'reputations
(D) Access by future employers to the Internet

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Items 4042
Instructions: Read the following advertisement carefully and then answer rtems 4042

Wirnt to lose weight?


Don't wait!

gUMs
lc.P
f{ilNry
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No Regreb!

RESUUTS IN 90 DAYS
SLIMS A DAY IGEPS TIIE FAT ATfAY

40. Which of the foltowing tanguage techniques is NOT used in the advertisement?

(A) Pun
(B) Sarcasm
(C) Repetition
(D) Rhetorical question

41. The MAIN function of the first line of the advertisernent is to

(A) capture the reader's attention


(B) introduce the advertisement
(C) help the reader to lose weight
(D) encourage the reader to respond

42. "Slims a day keeps the fat away" is an example of which of the following language techniques?

(A) Simile
(B) Rhyme
(c) Repetition
(D) Personification

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Item 43 refers to the follbwing scenario.

you are asked to speak to a group of trventy kindergarten.children on the topic of environmental
cleanliness.

43. Which of the following would be the MOST appropriate way to share the information with your
audience?

(A) Paneldiscussion
(B) Animation and speech
(C) A televised documentary
(D) A PowerPoint Presentation

44 Which of the following is the correct sequence that a presenter should follow to successflully
complete the communication process?

(A) Encoding the message, selecting the channel, selecting audience, disseminating the message
(B) Encoding the message, transmitting the message, selecting channel, disseminating the
message
(C) Conceiving the messagd, encoding the message, selecting the channel, disseminating the
message
(D) Conceiving the message, interpreting the feedback, selecting audience, disseminating the
mgssage

45. Which of the following is NOT a feature of exposition?

(A) Use of emotive language


(B) Use of strpporting details
(C) Use of information from exPerts
(D) Use of factsand relevant statistics

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