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TEST CODE 02114010


FORM TP2016161 MAY/JUNE 2016
CAR IB B EA N E XAM IN ATI ON S C O U N C I L
CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATIONS
COMMUNICATION STUDIES
UNIT 1 – Paper 01
1 hour 30 minutes

04 MAY 2016 (a.m.)

READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.

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


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

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

(A) Ease of administration Ⓐ Ⓑ Ⓒ Ⓓ


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

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

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


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SECTION A

Items 1 – 7

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

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

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SECTION B

Items 8 – 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(A) Results can be easily quantified.


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

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Items 11 – 15

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

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

11. Which of the following would be the MOST 13. If the research company only collected data
appropriate population for this study? in the morning, which of the following
would affect the data?
(A) All students of A rgyle Secondary
that have been attending classes I. Validity
irregularly II. Time spent in the field
III. Access to information
(B) All senior students of Argyle
Secondary that have been attending
(A) I only
classes irregularly
(B) II only
(C) All students of secondary students in (C) I and III only
the country that have been attending (D) I, II and III
classes irregularly
14. If the research company was observing the
(D) All senior students of secondary
patterns of absenteeism among senior
students in the country that have been
students, which of the following would be
attending classes irregularly
an advantage?

12. Relevant demographic data about the (A) Directly experiencing the behaviour
student that the researcher might seek to of participants
obtain would include (B) Allowing its biases to affect what is
observed
I. Age (C) Spending a long enough period of
II. Address time collecting data
III. Number of days absent (D) Participants changing their behaviour
while being observed
(A) I and II only
(B) I and III only 15. Which of the following URLs is NOT likely
(C) II and III only to provide trustworthy information on
(D) I, II and III student attendance.

(A) www.argylesecondary.edu
(B) www.ttministryofeducation.gov
(C) www.parentsargylesecondary.org
(D) www.argyleabsentstudents.com

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Items 16 – 20

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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Items 21 – 25

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

Miss Clemmie keep on looking at Ascot as if he is stranger and Dagoman sit on the bench outside as
if he too fraid to come near the lady. The children start play round the car and make as if to open the
door and Ascot snap at them so bad that my mother had to say, “Hi Ascot, is your own little brothers
yu treating so?”

“Half brother,” Ascot say.

From then on things just get from bad to worse. Ascot look like he real vex with Miss Clemmie, and the
wife and stepfather look like they real vex with Ascot. So finally Ascot say, “Come let me take you all
home for I have to get back to Kingston tonight.” But by this time Dagoman face set and he say he
prefer to walk and Miss Clemmie and the children get into the car alone, and even though Miss
Clemmie look like she going to cry, you can still see she feeling proud to have her son driving her in
car. But as they drive off, all we can hear is Ascot shouting at the children to take their dirty feet off
the car seat.
Adapted from “Ascot” Summer Lightning and other stories
By Olive Senior, Longman Caribbean Writers, 1986.

21. Which of the following does NOT 24. The writer’s use of English Creole throughout
contribute to the tension among the the extract suggests all of the following
characters? EXCEPT that she
(A) Ascot snapping at the children (A) accepts that English Creole is a
(B) Miss Clemmie looking at Ascot as if broken language
he is a stranger
(B) thinks that English Creole is an
(C) Dagoman silently angry with Ascot for
snapping at the children authentic language
(D) Miss Clemmie feeling proud to have (C) thinks that English Creole can be
Ascot drive her in his car used for literary purposes
(D) accepts that English Creole is a
22. When Ascot says “Come let me take you means of communication by people
all home ...”, he aims to
25. Which of the following grammatical
(A) make Dagoman angry features is NOT present in the first sentence
(B) get back to Kingston that night of the extract?
(C) ease the tension among the family
(D) take his mother and her other children (A) Reduplication
for a drive (B) Subject-adjective structure
(C) Unmarked noun with singular
23. Which of the following does NOT convey
meaning
a communicative behaviour?
(D) Unmarked verb with past-time
(A) ‘Ascot snap at them’. reference
(B) ‘Dagoman sit on the bench outside’.
(C) ‘The children start play round the car’.
(D) ‘The wife and stepfather look like
they real vex with Ascot’.
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Items 26 – 28
Instructions: Read the following extract carefully and then answer Items 26 – 28.
“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 came over and got him to understand after two or three attempts.
“Three pence, Maudie,” he cackled. “Three pence! Did yo’ hear thet, Maud? Did yo’ ever hear the
like? I’ll bet you ain’t never did. Three pence! The lad’ll have money what I’s got to sweat blood 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 door, resting his back against the trunk.

Adapted from Uriel Narinesingh,


Voyage … An Anthology of Short Stories and Poems, 2006, p.118.

26. Which of the following types of registers is used in the dialogue?

(A) Frozen
(B) Formal
(C) Intimate
(D) Consultative

27. How might the following expressions be BEST classified?

I ‘he cackled’
II ‘he broke down once in helpless laughter’
III ‘Clement went out and sat under the breadfruit tree’

(A) Proxemics
(B) Paralanguage
(C) Verbal communication
(C) Non-verbal communication

28. Which of the following are non-standard English texts?


I ‘what I’s got to sweat blood for’
II ‘Three pence!’
III ‘Did yo’ hear thet, Maud?’

(A) I and II only


(B) I and III only
(C) II and III only
(C) I, II and III

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Items 29 – 30
Instructions: Select the most appropriate answer for Items 29 – 30.

29. Which of the following BEST explains the meaning of the term ‘lingua franca’?
(A) A language which is derived from French and used by African slaves.
(B) Any language which is native to African peoples who have been transplanted.
(C) Any language which is foreign to a speaker who moves to a new speech community.
(D) A language used as a common means of communication by speakers whose native languages
are different.

30. Which of the following are examples of language performing a social function?
I Making a request
II Talking to oneself
III Audio conferencing

(A) I and II only


(B) I and III only
(C) II and III only
(D) I, II, and III

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Items 31 – 33
Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 31 – 33.

A group of ten students from McIntosh High in Jamaica are visiting Cuba to improve their knowledge
of Spanish and Cuban culture. They are being hosted by students from José Martí High. When they
return to school, they will be required to write a report on their experience.

31. Which of the following contexts of communication BEST describes the interaction between the two
groups of students?
(A) Intercultural
(B) Small-group
(C) Interpersonal
(D) Organizational

32. In which of the following genres will the report MOST likely be written?
I Narrative
II Exposition
III Argument

(A) I and II only


(B) I and III only
(C) II and III only
(D) I, II and III

33. While in Cuba, the students attended a seminar. The guest speaker noticed that many of the visitors
seemed restless during his presentation, even though he was speaking audibly. Which of the following
was NOT likely responsible for their restlessness?
(A) He was speaking too fast.
(B) He was speaking in a monotone.
(C) He was using many unfamiliar words.
(D) He complemented his speech with projected slides.

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Items 34 – 37
Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 34 – 37.

During assembly, Sally, a fifth form student, gives the following speech on the topic “Why I am proud
to be from the Caribbean.” While she is giving her presentation, some students keep covering their
mouths and snickering. However, Sally does not notice this because her eyes are glued to the paper
from which she is reading.

‘A pleasant good morning. How are you, friends and family? 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 say, “Yeah, yeah!”

Okay. I am proud to be from the Caribbean because my parents are of African 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.’

34. Which of the following is the stage of the 36. Which of the following is NOT a message
communication process at which Sally that Sally’s lack of eye contact could be
generated ideas for her speech? sending?

(A) Decoding (A) She is nervous.


(B) Interpreting (B) She is well prepared.
(C) Conceptualizing (C) She is not articulate enough.
(D) Giving feedback (D) She did not do enough research.

35. Which of the following BEST explains why 37. Which of the following BEST describes the
some students covered their mouths and method of discourse in Sally’s speech?
glanced at one another?
(A) It is argumentative.
(A) They identified with Sally. (B) It is mainly expository.
(B) The presentation was too boring. (C) It is mainly conversational.
(C) They were angry at Sally’s choice of (D) It is a mixture of narrative and
words. argument.
(D) They were amused by Sally’s choice
of words.

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Items 38 – 42
Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 38 – 42.

38. Which of the following categories of non- 40. What barrier to the communication process
verbal communication are at work in the is the response of Barry’s father
scenario? highlighting in Frame 2?

I Paralanguage (A) The singer’s voice


II Vocalics (B) The beat of the song
III Chronemics (C) The lyrics of the song
(D) The loudness of the music
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only 41. If Barry had held up his hand and turned his
(D) I and III only palm towards his father when the latter
asked his question, what communication
function would he be engaging in?
39. Instead of the words used in Frame 2, what (A) Regulating
nonverbal behaviour could Barry’s father (B) Reinforcing
have used to convey the same message? (C) Accentuating
(A) Shake his head (D) Contradicting
(B) Turn off the radio
(C) Hum under his breath 42. Barry’s use of “cool” in Frame 5 is an
(D) Raise his brows quizzically example of

(A) slang
(B) jargon
(C) dialect
(D) profanity

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Items 43 – 45
Instructions: Read the following scenario carefully and then answer Items 43 – 45.

A sixth-form class was practising to write expository essays. The students were exposed to the various
features of exposition and guidelines for producing this type of essay in an academic context.

43. A student’s expository essay should typically aim to

(A) recount experiences


(B) affect the emotions
(C) enlighten and instruct the reader
(D) present the writer’s personal viewpoint

44. Which of the following would be MAIN organizational strategy used in an expository essay on the
topic: “Types of luxury vehicles”?

(A) Description
(B) Classification
(C) Chronological order
(D) Comparison and contrast

45. Which of the following techniques is typically NOT used in exposition?

(A) Emotive language


(B) Facts and statistics
(C) Information from experts
(D) Details supporting main points

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