hsc english standard module b close study of literature practice questions

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HSC Standard English Module B: Close Study of Literature Practice Questions

Feed, MT Anderson

How does Feed confirm or defy audience expectations of its genre?

 

In your response, refer to the novel, Feed by MT Anderson.

‘The purpose of science fiction texts is not simply escapism, but as a source for warnings about the future.’

 

Discuss this statement in relation to the novel, Feed by MT Anderson.

In what ways does Feed present ideas about consumerism?

 

Discuss this statement in relation to the novel, Feed by MT Anderson.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon

How does The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time use the voice of its protagonist in order to allow insight into his unique perspective?

 

In your response, refer to the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

To what extent is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time an exploration of difference?

 

In your response, refer to the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ is a vivid exploration of the enduring power of love.

 

In your response, refer to the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Coast Road, Robert Gray

“Amongst these vast grey plastic sheets of heat,

shadowy figures

who seem engaged in identifying the dead –

they are the attendants, in overalls and goggles.”

 

How does Robert Gray use imagery in order to convey ideas about humanity’s relationship with nature?

 

In your response, refer to the quote, Flames and Dangling Wire and one other poem from Coast Road.

Within Coast Road, how does Robert Gray use features of the poetic form in order to develop his key themes?

 

In your response, refer to two poems from Coast Road.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal

How does Oodgeroo Noonuccal use imagery within her poems to develop her themes?

 

In your response, refer to two of the poems you have studied.

Within her poetry, how does Oodgeroo Noonucca present key themes about the relationship between spirituality and place?

 

In your response, refer to ‘China…Woman’ and one other of the poems you have studied.

 

Namatjira from Namatjira and Ngapartji Ngapartji, Scott Rankin

In what ways are the plays explorations of the strength of family continuity?

 

In your response, refer to both plays you have studied.

How do Namatjira from Namatjira and Ngaparji Ngapartjii manipulate the conventions of their form to develop their key ideas?

 

In your response, refer to both plays you have studied.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare

How does Shakespeare use magical elements in order to explore the key themes of the play?

 

In your response, refer to the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” 

 

In what ways is A Midsummer Night’s Dream a play about the relationship between truth and illusion?

In your response, refer to the quote, and the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

How do the structural features of A Midsummer Night’s Dream contribute to the play’s exploration of its key themes?

 

In your response, refer to the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Truman Show, Peter Weir

How does The Truman Show use the contrast between Meryl and Sylvia in order to develop its key themes?

 

In your response, respond in relation to your film, The Truman Show.

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.”

 

How do the textual features of The Truman Show work to develop ideas about the nature of reality?

In your response, refer to the quote, and your understanding of The Truman Show.

Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History

Does Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History present an ultimately positive depiction of its subject, or a negative one?

 

In your response, refer to the film, Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History.

How does Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History use its form in order to develop its key themes?

 

In your response, refer to the film, Frank Hurley: The Man Who Made History.

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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.