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
OR
20
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)
Write about the significance of one or two key events in each of the three texts you
have studied. (42 marks)
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
OR
20
Write about some of the ways characters are created in the three texts you have
studied. (42 marks)
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
OR
20
Write about the importance of places in the telling of the narratives in three texts that
you have studied.
Write about the ways that writers aim to make the beginnings of their texts exciting.
Refer to three texts you have studied.
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