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Past Paper Questions
Theme 1- The Indigenous Peoples and the Europeans
1. Read the passage below, and answer the questions that follow.
The Taino (Arawak) and Kalinago (Caribs) were similar in many ways, but different in others. For example, their technology was quite similar, but their political organization was to some extent different. Their technology was not as advanced as that of the Maya.
a) Explain why Mayan technology is considered more advanced than the technology of the Arawaks and Caribs. (4 marks)
b) Outline the ways in which the technology of Taino and Kalinago were similar. (9 marks)
c) Describe FOUR ways in which the political organization of the Arawaks was different to the political organization of the Caribs. (12
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(10 marks)
Total 25 marks
12. Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.
Only a part of the land on a sugar plantation was used for canefields. Much of the land was used for other important purposes. The cultivation of cane and the production of sugar involved many different tasks. Some of the work was particularly hard, while other jobs were considered light. Most of the field workers were often women, though men were normally required to do particular jobs.
a. Identify THREE jobs on a sugar plantation that were considered ‘particularly hard’. (3 marks)
b. Name THREE jobs on a sugar plantation which were usually given to men. (3 marks)
c. Explain why so many field workers were women. (9 marks)
d. Describe the various uses made of land on a sugar plantation, apart from the growing of sugar cane. (10 marks)
Total 25 marks
Theme 3: Resistance and Revolt
13. Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow
Some of the causes of the slave rebellion in Berbice in 1763 were similar to the causes of the revolts in Barbados in 1816 and Jamaica in 1831, but other causes were quite different. The slaves in Berbice enjoyed success in the early months of the rebellion. The revolts in Barbados and Jamaica, however, were suppressed rather quickly.
a. Outline the MAIN cause of the rebellion in Barbados in 1816. ( 3 marks)
b. In what ways were the causes of the 1763 rebellion I Berbice

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