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Learning from a past paper
Learning from a past paper
This document gives the exam board's comments on what its markers considered to be good
answers to some of recent years' exam questions.
You should find the comments and examples very useful in developing your technique so that
you can confidently produce answers at a high level.
The examples given below are not necessarily perfect answers ­ they are illustrations of
answers that gain full marks.
This guide looks at the questions you will face on Paper 1
Section A ­ Cartoon analysis and explanation, World, 191839 24
Explain the message of the cartoon 2
Explain why the League of Nations failed in the 1930s 2
What does the source tell you about Austrian reactions to the German occupation of their country? 3
Why did Hitler take over Austria? 4
Section B ­ abc World, 191839 518
(a) What limits did the Treaty of Versailles place on Germany's armed forces? 5
(b) Explain what Wilson hoped to achieve at the Paris Peace Conference 5
(c) How far was Clemenceau satisfied with the Treaty of Versailles? 6
(a) In what ways did Hitler increase the strength of Germany's armed forces in the 1930s? 8
(b) Explain why the British government appeased Germany in the 1930s 8
(c) Did the policy of appeasement during the 1930s make war with Germany more or less likely? 9
(a) What were the functions of the Assembly and of the Council of the League of Nations? 11
(b) Explain why some major nations were not members of the League of Nations when it was set up 11
(c) `The most important reason why the League was weak was that it made decisions very slowly.' Do you agree? 12
(c) The following were all equally important reasons why Germany hated the Treaty of Versailles: (i) (ii) (iii) Do you agree?
13
(c) The following were all equally important reasons why there was a world war in 1939: (i) (ii) (iii) Do you agree? 15
(c) Explain how the following together contributed to German hatred of the Treaty of Versailles: (i) (ii) (iii) 16
(c) Explain how the following together contributed to the success of Germany's foreign policy in the 1930s: (i) (ii) (iii) 17
Section C ­ Q7 ­ Source question on Germany ... Use the source and your knowledge to explain.... 1928
(a) Do you think this source was published by a supporter or opponent of the Weimar government? 21
(b) Explain why the German people were angered by events in the Ruhr in 1923 21
(c) How far does this photograph explain why Germany faced difficulties in 1923? 23
(a) Does this source prove that the Munich Putsch was a disaster for the Nazi Party? 26
(b) Explain why this poster was published in 1932. 27
(c) In what ways is this source useful to an historian studying Hitler's rise to power? 27
Section C abc Germany 2933
(a) Describe the problems which Germany faced in 1919 29
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(c) The following were factors which threatened the Weimar Republic in 1923: (i) (ii) (iii) Which of these factors do you
think was the greatest threat? Explain your answer 29
(c) How effective was the Nazi control over Germany between 1933 and 1945? Explain your answer 31
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Section A
An important general point: DO NOT SPEND TOO LONG ON SECTION A. You need to give
yourself plenty of time to write 3 essays in Sections B & C.
The Section A questions are often easy and you are tempted to use a lot of knowledge... Only write
what you need to do to get the marks, don't write down more.
Q1 (a)
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Section A Q1 (b)
Explain why the League of Nations failed in the 1930s [9]
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Level 1: Just a general assertion ­ e.g. `The League of Nations failed
because it was weak', and going on making similar comments... Max mark = 2 / 9
Level 2: Identifies reasons or describes reasons ­ e.g. `Economic sanctions did not
work'..., `The League had no army of its own'. A collection of reasons
which are not used to explain will give you a maximum mark of 5 / 9.
Level 3: Explains reasons ­ e.g.…read more

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A photograph of a crowd in Austria on the arrival of the German Army, March 1938
In this question just make a valid interpretation of the photograph and support it using relevant details
for Level 3. Do not add information that is not relevant or discuss the reliability of the photograph ­
the latter you might do in Paper 2, but here just focus on making sense of the source with precise
points which use your knowledge.…read more

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Level 2 Identifies reason(s) OR describes [35]
Level 3 Explains reason(s) [69]
[Detailed mark allocation as above on page 3]
Here is an answer which was awarded full marks in Level 3:
Hitler took over Austria for several reasons:
First, Adolf Hitler was Austrian, and now in his
capacity as leader of the German Reich, wished to
also rule his homeland. This had always been an
ambition of his, to rule supreme in his own country.…read more

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Section B
Q3 (a)
What limits did the Treaty of Versailles place on Germany's armed forces? [4]
A good answer just needs to state briefly the main limitations on Germany's armed forces as a
result of the Treaty of Versailles or describe some of them in a little more detail.
Don't waste time on this question by adding irrelevant detail about reparations and territorial
settlements.
These (a) questions should always be answered precisely and concisely.…read more

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An answer which was awarded full marks in Level 3 is given below.
At the Paris Peace Conference, Wilson was hoping for
a just peace. He didn't want Germany to be punished
too severely and he wanted the world to be more
united. He had a list of `14 points' which he wanted to
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A summary of the mark scheme is given below and is followed by an answer which was awarded full
marks in Level 5.
N.B. Level 5 ­ "constructs an explanation" means you must do more than just pile up reasons.
You need to compare, contrast and/or link your points, so that your essay builds to a conclusion and
does not just arrive at one.…read more

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