The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime past G.C.S.E. questions

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Past and Specimen questions from AQA Spec B Unit 1 LITB1 – Aspects of Narrative

January 2009: Section A: a) b)

Write about Haddon’s method of telling the story in Chapters 2, 3 and 5.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

won the Guardian Children’s Fiction prize but is it just a children’s story?

Section B: 19

Writers often choose their titles carefully to allow for different potential meanings. Write about some potential meanings of titles in the

three

texts you have studied.

(42 marks)

OR 20

Write about the significance of have studied.

(42 marks)

one

or

two

key events in each of the

three

texts you

June 2009: Section A: a) b)

Write about the ways Haddon tells the story in Chapter 233, including the appendix.

In Chapter 233 Siobhan tells Christopher: “people wouldn’t want to read the answers to a maths question in a book”. How do you respond to the writer’s inclusion of the mathematical material in the novel as a whole?

Section B: 19

Write about some of the ways characters are created in the three texts you have studied.

(42 marks)

OR 20

Write about the ways authors use time to shape the order of events in the three texts you have studied.

(42 marks)

Specimen Papers: Section A: a) b)

Write about Haddon’s method of telling the story in Chapter 107. What uses does Haddon make of animals in

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

?

Section B: 19

Write about the importance of places in the telling of the narratives in three texts that you have studied.

OR 20

Write about the ways that writers aim to make the beginnings of their texts exciting. Refer to three texts you have studied. © The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) CI past questions.doc © www.morelearning.net 2010 Page 1 of 1

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