Non Fiction IGCSE 9-1 Version core knowledge questions
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Game of Polo : What is the purpose of the text
To describe her experiences of Karachi/the Eastern World. To entertain the reader
Game of Polo: What allusion is made to create a humorous opening to the extract
'Wacky Races' - American cartoon
Game of Polo: What imagery is used to reveal the unfolding chaos
Game of Polo: Name the punctuation used to give the sense that a lot is happening very quickly between lines 32 - 41.
Dashes for parenthesis and semi colons to introduce more action
Game of Polo: What does Levine use to bring humour back to the 'volatile situation'
Dialogue: 'But I don't even have my license yet because I'm underage!'
Passage to Africa: What is the purpose of the text
To describe the situation/people of Somalia. To make us consider how we view news as entertainment
Passage to Africa: What does Alagiah list to open the extract
Adjectives connoting poverty and pain
Passage to Africa: What simile/analogy does Alagiah make to describe journalists' search for 'the shocking'
"The search for the shocking is like the craving for a drug: the require heavier and more frequent doses the longer you're at it"
Passage to Africa: What imagery does Alagiah use to present the old woman in the hut
Olfactory (smell) and visual imagery
Passage to Africa: What does Alagiah use to reveal his epiphany
Explorer's Daughter: What is the purpose of the text
To describe the life of the Inuit and the beauty of the Arctic. To make us consider our views on animal protection/hunting
Explorer's Daughter: To express her feelings toward the beauty of the environment, Herbert uses what poetic device
Metaphor ("glittering kingdom")
Explorer's Daughter How does Herbert show empathy for the Inuit's hunting of the Narwhal (lines 19-34)
Factual information on their usage of the Narwhal
Explorer's Daughter: In the penultimate paragraph, Herbert is feeling
Explorer's Daughter: How does Herbert finish her article
An emphatic concluding statement
Chinese Cinderella: What is the purpose of this text
To describe her painful childhood growing up in Hong Kong
Chinese Cinderella: Which adverb suggests she doesn't want to leave school in the opening sentence
Time went by relentlessly
Chinese Cinderella: This is reinforced by which technique at the end of the next paragraph
Chinese Cinderella: Which metaphor suggests she fears going home in line 20
My heart was full of dread
Chinese Cinderella: "I had been summoned by Father..." suggests her Father is very authoritative and distant due to the use of which part of speech
Chinese Cinderella: Which idiom suggests Father is more proud for himself than for his daughter line 60-61
I had given him face
Chinese Cinderella: To both suggest her vast knowledge of literature and express her feeling of happiness at the possibility of going to London, Yen Mah makes what reference
an allusion to a William Wordsworth poem
Explorers or Boys: What is the purpose of the text
To explain the helicopter crash. Persuade us that taxpayers should not pay the rescue bill
Explorers or Boys: Which word in the opening sentence suggests bias
Explorers or Boys: What phrase does the journalist use to add authority to his views on the 'boys' in the 5th paragraph
Explorers or Boys: What does the article use to try to discredit Brooks and Smith in the 7th paragraph
A quote from Brooks' wife
Explorers or Boys: What is the significance of beginning the 18th paragraph with, "despite" after the three previous paragraphs
It discredits the experience previously mentioned
Explorers or Boys: How does the article end?
A further quote from Brooks' wife, making them appear childlike
Single Story: what technique does Adichie use to convey what her childhood was like?
A series of anecdotes
Single Story: why is the story of Fide important?
It helps Adichie understand her own narrow mindedness and links to the title/theme of the speech
Single Story: How does the switch of scene to America impact on the tone of the argument?
It becomes more comical and satirizes the forms that prejudice can take
Single Story: Other than the story of Fide, which other anecdote reveals Adichie's own narrow-mindedness
The anecdote about Mexicans
Single Story: Which other author does Adichie reference to support her argument about the importance of listening to many stories?
Rock and a Hard Place: how does the text begin?
In medias res (in the midst of things)
Rock and a Hard Place: how does Ralston provide a sense of place in the opening paragraph?
Through providing lots of measurements
Rock and a Hard Place: why does he employ words like 'stemming' and 'chimneying'?
To give us the impression that the climb was technically difficult and that he was an expert
Rock and a Hard Place: "Time dilates, as if I'm dreaming" what device is this?
Rock and a Hard Place: how does Ralston create drama as he describes realizing his hand is stuck?
Through direct thought and direct speech
Young and Dyslexic: ""We are the architects, we are the designers" what linguistic devices are used here?
1st person plural (inclusive) pronoun and anaphora (affirmative repetition of 'we are..')
Young and Dyslexic: "...no compassion, no understanding and no humanity" what rhetorical device is this?
Young and Dyslexic: Zephaniah draws a parallel between discrimination against dyslexics and what other form of discrimination?
Young and Dyslexic: What happens to the pronouns at the end of the article?
They move from first person to second person (I to you) as the writer attempts to relate his ideas to his readers' experiences
Beyond the Sky: What does the opening sentence not have?
A finite verb
Beyond the Sky: "a giant child gathering earth.." what device is this?
Beyond the Sky: "instant coffee, powered milk, plasticky white bread...' what device is this and what is it used to show?
asyndetic listing to show the hotel's attempt to appeal to Western tastes
Beyond the Sky: what does Zeppa juxtapose in the article?
Eastern and Western peoples and cultures
Beyond the Sky: How does Zeppa convey the beauty of the Butanese language?
By translating the names of places eg Rainbow District of Desires
H is for Hawk: how does MacDonald create drama as the box is opened?
Through single word (holophrastic) sentences
H is for Hawk: How does the writer convey the appearance of the first hawk?
Through a series of metaphors
H is for Hawk: In what way does the writer switch point of view and to what effect?
Switches to the bird's eye view to convey what the bird's world is like
H is for Hawk: How does the sentence structure reveal her disappointment at discovering the first hawk is not her bird?
Regular sentence lengths (4-5 words only) deaden the mood.
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