4EN25-10, Engelsk 2, 5.-10. trinn
EN2305-10, Engelsk 2 mot 5.-10. trinn
Time: 6 hours
Reference allowed: 5 A4 pages with notes and English/English dictionary
Written Examination Instructions:
•You must choose either Option A or Option B and answer all the questions listed under
that option.
•You may not select individual questions from both options.
•Short answer questions must be between ½ and 1 page.
•The essay question must be between 4-5 pages.
•You must begin each question on a new page.
Option A:
Short Answer Questions (50%):
1.On the stage of international politics, Britain has become increasingly Eurosceptic.
Briefly discuss the historical reasons for why Euroscepticism is so rife in Britain today, and
how it influences Britain’s relationship with the US and Europe.
2.LK06 states that after year 10 pupils shall be able to “explain features of history and
geography in Great Britain and the USA.” Briefly discuss the didactic value of George
Eliot’s novel Silas Marner (1861) in this context. Include specific examples from the novel
to show its didactic value in reaching this competence aim.
3.Both British and American Standard English have a partial mismatch between the way
some sets of words are spelt and the way they are pronounced. Because of this, some
people advocate carrying out an English spelling reform. Briefly discuss two reasons for
and two reasons against such a reform.
4.Discuss John Steinbeck’s descriptions of the natural world in Of Mice and Men (1937).
What role does nature play in the novella? You may use the following excerpt from
Chapter 1 in your answer:
A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and
runs deep and green. The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow
sands in the sunlight before reaching the narrow pool. On one side of the river the golden
foothill slopes curve up to the strong and rocky Gabilan Mountains, but on the valley side
the water is lined with trees- willows fresh and green with every spring, carrying in their
lower leaf junctures the debris of the winter's flooding; and sycamores with mottled, white,
recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool. On the sandy bank under the trees
the leaves lie deep and so crisp that a lizard makes a great skittering if he runs among
them. Rabbits come out of the brush to sit on the sand in the evening, and the damp flats
are covered with the night tracks of 'coons, and with the spread pads of dogs from the
ranches, and with the split-wedge tracks of deer that come to drink in the dark. There is a
path through the willows and among the sycamores, a path beaten hard by boys coming
down from the ranches to swim in the deep pool, and beaten hard by tramps who come
wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near water. In front of the low
horizontal limb of a giant sycamore there is an ash pile made by many fires; the limb is
worn smooth by men who have sat on it.
Evening of a hot day started the little wind to moving among the leaves. The shade
climbed up the hills toward the top. On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little
gray sculptured stones. And then from the direction of the state highway came the sound
of footsteps on crisp sycamore leaves. The rabbits hurried noiselessly for cover. A stilted
heron labored up into the air and pounded down river. For a moment the place was
lifeless, and then two men emerged from the path and came into the opening by the green
5.Choose a character from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606). Describe his or her
role and most memorable scene in the play. Then, briefly discuss what event led the
character to his or her ultimate fate.
Essay Question (50%):
1.Witi Ihimaera’s The Whale Rider (1987) contains two parallel narratives that unite at the
novel’s conclusion. Write an essay in which you describe the two narratives and discuss
how they unite at the end of the novel. Your discussion should include the impact and
importance of Maori mythology on the novel’s parallel narratives.
Option B:
Short Answer Questions (50%):
1.LK06 states that after year 10 pupils shall be able to “discuss the way people live, how
they socialize, their views of life in Great Britain, the USA, other English-speaking
countries and Norway.” Briefly discuss the didactic value of the novel Louis Sacher’s Holes
(1998) in this context. Include specific examples from the novel to show its didactic value
in reaching this competence aim.
2.There is currently a mismatch between the way some sets of words are spelt in Standard
English and the way they are pronounced. Give two examples of such mismatches, and
discuss briefly how such mismatches have come about.
3.Jeanette Winterson’s Lighthousekeeping (2004) and Sandra Cisneros’ House on Mango
Street (1984) are novels that do not use traditional chronological narrative structure. Briefly
describe the narrative structure of each and the effect on the reader.
4.Macbeth’s final soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606) is one of the most
recognizable speeches in the play. Describe what has happened right before this speech,
and what will happen directly afterwards. In light of those events, reflect on the mood of
Shakespeare’s language and imagery using examples from the text:
She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing. (5.5.17-28)
5.Tim Pritchard’s Street Boys (2008) and Robert Mclaim Wilson’s Eureka Street (2001)
describe two sides of contemporary UK society. One is a non-fiction account of children
growing up in the violence of gang life in South London, the other a humorous novel of the
Irish “troubles.” Briefly describe each book’s presentation of violence. You should use
examples from the text.
Essay Question (50%):
Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2005) and The Hunger
Games (2008) are both very popular young adult novels. The novels are the first in their
book series, and have also led to successful movie adaptations. Percy Jackson might be
identified as a fantasy adventure novel. The Hunger Games is also an adventure, but
includes elements of science fiction and dystopia instead of fantasy. Write an essay
describing the genre characteristics of both novels and in what form the characteristic
appears in each novel. Then discuss why these genres are so popular with young readers
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Sted/ dato: Trondheim 10.11.2013
Navn: Delilah Bermudez Brataas, Ingunn Ofte, Eivind Nessa Torgersen
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