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Past year PBQ questions (Paper 1) (2014-2015)
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How does Buck make this passage such a dramatic turning point of Wang
Lung and O-lan?
How does Buck make Wang Lungs purchase of the rest of the Old Lords
land such a dramatic part of the novel?

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How does Desai make you sympathise with Anamika in this passage?
How does Desai make you feel sorry for Anamika elsewhere in the novel?

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How does Forster vividly convey Philips lack of understanding of Gino in


this passage?
Explore how Forster changes your view of Gino as the novel develops.

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How does Golding make his description of the natural world so vivid in
this passage?
How does Golding make the natural world memorable in another part of
the novel?

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How does Alfian bin Saat make this passage particularly moving?
How does Alfian bin Saat make other parts of the story so moving?

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How does Paton make the meeting between Stephen and Joh Kumalo in
this passage so disturbing?
How does Paton make Joh Kumalos behaviour disturbing in one other
part of the novel?

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How does Taylor make you feel towards T.J. in this passage?
Does Taylor lead you to think that T.J deserves what happens to him at
the end of the novel? Refer to other parts of the novel as your answer.

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What makes this passage so powerfully dramatic? Support your answer


with details from this passage.
How does Achebe make this incident to significant in Okonkwos life?
Support your answer with details from elsewhere in the novel.

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How does Buck make you feel towards Wang Lung in this passage
towards the end of the novel?
How far does the behaviour of Wang Lungs sons here surprise you?
Support your ideas with details from earlier parts of the novel.
How does Desai make this passage so disturbing?
Explore in detail one other moment in the novel when Desai makes you
feel strongly about MamaPapa.

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How does Jeffrey Lim make you feel sorry for Soon Cheng in this
passage?
How does Jeffery Lim make Soon Cheng a significant character in the
rest of the story, Understudies?
Do you think that Hodge makes this passage an effective ending to the
novel?
How far does Hodge make you think that the move to live with her father
will be a good thing for Tee? Support your ideas with details from the rest
of the novel.
How does Taylor create vivid impressons of Papas character in this
passage?
How does Taylor create vivid impressions of Papas character elsewhere
in the novel? Refer to other parts of the novel in your answer.
How does Wyndham vividly convey the strictness of Davids upbringing in
this passage?
How does Wyndham present different views of Deviations later in the
novel?

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