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English 10
Examination Booklet 2009/10 Released Exam August 2010

Form A

DO NOT OPEN ANY EXAMINATION MATERIALS UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS REFER TO THE RESPONSE BOOKLET.

Contents: 24 pages 29 multiple-choice questions 2 written-response questions

Examination: 2 hours Additional Time Permitted: 60 minutes © Province of British Columbia

ENGLISH 10 PROVINCIAL EXAMINATION
INSTRUCTIONS: • You will read three passages connected by a theme. Each passage provides a perspective on the theme. You will answer some questions to show your understanding of each passage. Then, you will answer some questions that ask you to make connections between two of the three passages. • Read the short context statement before each passage for useful information. • The numbers in the left margin next to passages tell you where to find information. Every fifth paragraph is numbered 5, 10, 15 and so on. For poetry, every fifth line is numbered 5, 10, 15 and so on. Multiple-Choice Questions • Decide the best answer for each question. • All answers must be entered on the Answer Sheet on the front of the Response Booklet. • If you decide to change an answer, completely erase your first answer. Written-Response and Writing Questions • Write your answers clearly in the space provided in the Response Booklet.

English 10 – 1008 Form A

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English 10 – 1008 Form A

PART A Reading—Comprehending Texts 27 multiple-choice questions Value: 42% Suggested Time: 35 minutes

You have Examination Booklet Form A. In the box above #1 on your Answer Sheet, fill in the bubble as follows. Exam Booklet Form/ Cahier d’examen
A B C D E F G H

Theme

People learn from a variety of sources.

Before you begin to read, take a moment to think about what this theme means to you.

English 10 – 1008 Form A

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Handwriting is used to help identify thieves, spies, and murderers. But even if you don’t have a criminal tendency, your penmanship can say a lot about you.

SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1993

TORONTO STAR
thestar.com

The Writing’s on the Wall
by Janice Dineen
Do you write your letter Y with a little open curl at the bottom, the one handwriting analysts call “the felon’s claw”? It’s a writing trait you share with 80 percent of convicted criminals. Do you make wide loops in the stems of your T’s and small D’s? A graphologist would suspect you are terribly sensitive to criticism. Perhaps you form your letter E in the Greek way, with one half-circle on top of another. That may show your literary talent and creative tendencies. People who study the subject say your handwriting reveals a vast amount of information about you, your strengths and weaknesses, your lifestyle, your level of honesty and your habits. 5 When three houses being guarded by an American security company were burglarized in six months, the firm hired handwriting analyst Andrea McNichol to examine samples of handwriting from several of their employees. McNichol asked the employees to write about what they were doing during the time the third house was robbed. In the sample provided by one man, she noticed a curious change of slant when he wrote certain words denying he was anywhere in the area of the burglary at the time. McNichol alerted the head of the company, who kept an eye on the man. A few months later, he was caught breaking into another house. Your handwriting, she says, is an X-ray of your mind. “We should really call it brain-writing because it doesn’t come from your hand,” she says. “It’s a wonderful, wonderful tool. No two people on Earth have ever had exactly the same handwriting.” The study of handwriting is as old as writing itself. Aristotle was interested in it. Freud and Jung both wrote about it. When someone was doing cave drawings, there was probably another cave man right behind him analyzing his style. 10 Today handwriting analysis is widely used by employers in Europe to...
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