What questions do you think will come up in the Of Mice and Men literature paper?

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It seems that the past questions have been on particular characters. Do you have any ideas of which they could be? 

Posted Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 20:36 by furuba fan

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I have a very strong feeling its curleys wife! shes an important character and a q on her has never come before

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 20:49 by Lamise Hassan
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Okay i have the one i wrote ill upload it in the next 5 minutes :)

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:16 by Lamise Hassan
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Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:26 by Lamise Hassan
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I hope so! Curley's wife is my favourite to talk about!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:15 by furuba fan
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Do you think minor characters like Slim, Carlson or Whit will come up?

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:16 by furuba fan
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Yeah! My revision guide has a q on her in the style of the exam, shall i upload it?

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:16 by Lamise Hassan
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If you want! That'll be nice :)

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:25 by furuba fan
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Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:47 by Lamise Hassan
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Thanks! That seems to be the sort of style the past papers are like!

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:51 by furuba fan
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Yeah!! If thats the q, were V LUCKY! LOL

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 21:59 by Lamise Hassan
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I think/hope it's curley's wife.. she is yet to come up and like candy and crooks is a key character in conveying discrimination and prejudice at the time when the novel was written.

It's a huge risk to take.. but I think I'm going to channel most of my revision into her seen as I've got about 3 days to cram! 

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 11:38 by liv hyl.
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i wouldnt channel most of your revsion on her, just becasue there are two questions and you really need to add context. if you dont add any context your mark will be restricted. i would focus on context, themes such as relationships and handicaps and also individual characters such as lennie and curleys wife. good luck ***

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 11:58 by Meg Price
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hi by any chance does anyone have the answer to that question they could give me

and also what other questions could come up, apparently loneliness, friendship and violence could come up as well...

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:03 by roberto
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An answer to the curleys wife question?

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:06 by Lamise Hassan
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yes

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:13 by roberto
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thanks you so much,

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 16:17 by roberto
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tell me that you all know that Curley's wife came up in Jan 2012 foundation tier paper....

I'm guessing she won't come up since it's only been like half a year....

anyway, who knows, i could be wrong. x

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 20:48 by Amanda
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I think foundation is different to higher though, the qs aren't the same - jan 12 wasnt curleys wife for higher so i dont think that would make a difference

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 21:15 by Lamise Hassan
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i think amanda is right

it defo wont come up now 

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 21:31 by roberto
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in the higher paper 2012 ,they didn't look at a specific character ,so perhaps they will mainly look at themes?

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 21:54 by anonymous
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Lamise you are telling yourself that it will come up because you strongly believe and hope that she will come up, but think if she doesn't come up, what are u gonna do? Also, what's the possibility of doing a character in a row for AQA? Just learn over the main themes and characters, then you got yourself a beautiful essay! x

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 16:17 by Amanda
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What type of question could they ask about Whit/Carlson/Slim?

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 16:29 by georgina
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Amanda, im not telling myself but the foundation and higher papers are NOT always the same which means that just because it was in foundation it wont be in higher, it wouldnt be in a row cos its not the same paper! And anyway ofc i'm prepared for other possibilites, it was neevr confirmed to be curleys wife lool but i'm not gna compeltely rule it out cos it was in a FOUNDATION paper, 

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 18:14 by Lamise Hassan
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I really dont think whit or carlson will come up as they're just too minor but slim might, they could ask how he is presented and what he represents about society

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 18:15 by Lamise Hassan
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Ah okay, thank you! :)

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 18:32 by georgina
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I assumed that the questions would be on a character but I guess I should revise for themes too! 

What themes do you think could come up? There's loneliness, power, sexism, ageism, dreams, racism,,, Are you revising all of them? 

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 21:56 by furuba fan
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Lamise that's great! i'm just saying be prepared and you'll do fabulous! Good luck to everyone who is taking the exam tomorrow! I really hope it's Curley's wife as well haha. Again, Good luck! x

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 11:27 by Amanda
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Okay , thanks! Yeah lool it prob wont be :p but let me DREAM - haha dyou get it :p , thanks!

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 11:29 by Lamise Hassan
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hey guys! i'm doing this exam tomorrow as well!! so scared! i hope it's curley's wife or Curley...i have loads of ideas and thoughts of him. But Slim would also be great! I'm so scared i feel like crying:'( i have the WORST possible teacher ever, had to teach myself pretty much everything!!:L anyway, good luck everyone:D xxxx

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:17 by Emily Bate
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Please don't say Whit will come up! lol we haven't learnt about him once D: I hope it's about a main character but some past questions have been things like "The title 'Of Mice And Men' refers to how plans and dreams often go wrong. To what extent do you find it an effective title for the novel?" I think I'd die if I had that question, wahhhhhhhh.

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 18:58 by Lauren Tatnell
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I'm not sure if it will be Curley's Wife, as many people did this question for controlled assessment. It could most possibly ask us to analyse a particular theme or style Steinbeck has used.

I'm so freaking scared, :( :(

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 19:07 by ax5za
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oh ****! really scared! remember as long as you justify your point, and it makes sense, it could be classed as an imaginative interpretation! haha, so basically write about a whole lot of **** tbh:L hahaa excuse my language;) ***

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 19:19 by Emily Bate
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woooooo CURLEYS WIFE!! YAAY! SUCH AN AMAZING Q! :D

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 12:14 by Lamise Hassan
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@lamise hassan I know right??? I was grinning to myself so much during the exam- we were SO LUCKY! XD

Did anyone do An Inspector Calls? I loved that first question! :P I was so worried it would be some an obscure theme as well! 

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 14:06 by furuba fan
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:D me and a few friends were GRINNING throughout the whole exam LOOL!! OMG YES! i did aic!!! the first question was amaaaazing! it was basically the same as a specimen one i had done 2 days before!! i hope the examiners are nice in marking though!

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 14:32 by Lamise Hassan
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I didn't expect it was gonna be Curley's wife and was extremely happy that i got her, however, inspector calls took me a lot of time and i was running out of time for Of mice and men...

did anyone ever have the feeling that the question was really nice and prepared for but in the exam you just can't remember to put them down? i had so much things that i remembered after the exam and forgot to put the fine details in my essay....

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 16:31 by Amanda
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@Amanda; I usually get that, but thankfully I remembered most of the details this time round.

They were both such good questions! I was also happy when Curley's wife came up, I was going through quotes on her character the previous evening thankfully. So it all came easily in the exam. fingers crossed for a good grade. :D

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 16:47 by Bexie
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yeah amanda i know how you feel..i read my curleys wife essay and noticed a few things that i hadnt written :( but still it was the best case scenario and i hope we all get amazing :))

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 18:18 by Lamise Hassan
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My essay question was on Lennie and how Steinbeck creates sympathy for him.. and the other essay option was on how Steinbeck presents strengths and weaknesses throughout the novel... hmmmmmm! confused now, hahaha.

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 19:44 by Lauren Tatnell
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hopefully everyone did okay in that paper, i'm really worried about this poetry paper tomorrow! Anyone here doing moon on the tides poetry?

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 16:01 by Amanda
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I did that exam last year :)

Answered Wed 23rd May, 2012 @ 16:14 by Neon