hsc english advanced module b critical study of literature practice questions

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Text Specific Questions for Year 12 Advanced English Module B: Critical Study of Texts

Emma, Jane Austen

How do realisations work to further the narrative of Emma?

 

In your answer, refer to the novel, Emma. 

‘Austen’s characters are at their most memorable when they are shown in contrast.’

 

To what extent does this statement relate to your own understanding of your prescribed text? In your response, refer to the quotation and the novel, Emma.

How does the novel’s emphasis on marriage allow it to explore the confines of women living at the time?

 

In your answer, refer to the novel, Emma.

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

To what extent is the novel an exploration of the social impacts of financial divides?

 

In your answer, refer to the novel, Great Expectations.

‘While there is evil in the world of Great Expectations, there is also the possibility of redemption.’

 

To what extent does this statement relate to your own understanding of your prescribed text?

In your response, refer to the quotation and the novel, Great Expectations.

How does a reading of Great Expectations as a coming-of-age story contribute to an understanding of its key themes?

 

In your answer, refer to the novel, Great Expectations.

An Artist of the Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro

To what extent is the novel a presentation of an interconnected world?

 

In your answer, refer to the novel, An Artist of the Floating World

In what ways is ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ a novel about the shifting relationship between an individual and his nation?

 

In your answer, refer to the novel, An Artist of the Floating World.

TS Eliot: Selected Poems, TS Eliot

It is through his vivid imagery of the new urban landscape that Eliot’s work captures alienation.

 

To what extent does this statement relate to your own understanding of your prescribed text? In your response, refer to the quotation and your two of the prescribed poems.

To what extent do the poems you have studied present a view of existence that is ultimately bleak and futile?

 

In your response, refer to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and one other poem.

‘It is through its detailed illustration of human life that poetry becomes memorable.’

 

Discuss this statement in relation to the poems you have studied.

A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen

‘The struggle at the heart of A Doll’s House is not a question of gender equality, but of the individual’s right to freedom.’

 

To what extent does this statement relate to your own understanding of your prescribed text?

In your response, refer to the quotation and your two of the prescribed poems.

How does A Doll’s House use the conventions of its form to question societal values?

 

In your response, refer to the play, A Doll’s House.

Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas

How does ‘Under Milk Wood’s structure allow it to convey complex themes?

 

In your response, refer to the play, Under Milk Wood.

How does ‘Under Milk Wood’ use symbolism in order to bring clarity into its insights on human experience?

 

In your response, refer to the play, Under Milk Wood.

The Hare with Amber Eyes, Edmund de Waal

In what ways is The Hare with Amber Eyes an exploration of the impacts of discrimination?

 

In your response, refer to your understanding of the non-fiction texts, The Hare with Amber Eyes.

 For what purposes does The Hare with Amber Eyes manipulate the conventions of its form?

 

In your response, refer to your understanding of the memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov

To what extent is Speak, Memory an exploration of the complexities of nostalgia?

 

In your response, refer to your understanding of the non-fiction text, Speak, Memory.

How do the unique textual features of Speak, Memory allow it to present its key themes?

 

In your response, refer to your understanding of the non-fiction text, Speak, Memory.

Unfolding Florence, Gillian Armstrong

How does Unfolding Florence use the conventions of its form to question assumptions about gender?

 

In your response, refer to the documentary, Unfolding Florence.

How do the multiple documentary features used in Unfolding Florence allow it to present powerful ideas about its key themes?

 

In your response, refer to the documentary, Unfolding Florence.

King Henry IV Part I, William Shakespeare

“My reformation, glitt’ring o’er my fault,

Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes

Than that which hath no foil to set it off.”

 

To what extent is ‘King Henry IV: Part I’ a coming-of-age story about Prince Hal rising to his future as a king?

In your response, refer to the quote, and your understanding of the play, King Henry I, William Shakespeare

Within King Henry IV Part I, for what purposes does Shakespeare use contrast?

 

In your response, refer to your understanding of the play,King Henry I, William Shakespeare

In what ways does ‘King Henry IV: Part I’ present a struggle between anarchy and order?

 

In your response, refer to your understanding of the play,King Henry I, William Shakespeare

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Cameron Croese completed his HSC in 2013, earning first place in his cohort in Advanced English, Extension English 1, and Extension English 2. Privately tutoring throughout his university career as an English and Education student, he enjoys helping his students at Art of Smart understand, write well on, and enjoy their texts, as well as assisting with other aspects of school life. He is a contributing editor to his student magazine, in which he has had reviews, feature articles, and short stories published.