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CARIBBEAN STUDIES
QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS: CAPE 2005
MODULE ONE: CARIBBEAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE
1. Identify the geographical sub-region to which St Lucia, Grenada and Antigua belong. (1 mark) - The Lesser Antilles

2. Name the chain of islands in the Caribbean which is located entirely in the Atlantic Ocean. (1 mark) * The Bahamas
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3. Explain what is meant by a ‘historical’ definition of the Caribbean region. (2 marks) * This describes those islands that saw the impact of colonialism, slavery and indentureship

4. Identify TWO of the boundaries of the ‘geological’ Caribbean. (2 marks) * North- the line of the Greater Antilles
* East - the line of Lesser Antilles
* South - a line through Trinidad, Northern Venezuela and Colombia * West - the Western pacific Coast of Central America

5. Outline TWO different interpretations of the term culture. (4 marks) * Culture defines and characterizes aspects of lifestyles that may be peculiar to a particular society * Culture refers to the beliefs of a group of people

6. List TWO ways in which the term ‘society’ can be defined. (2 marks) * People having a shared common purpose
* People occupying a defined territorial space
* Citizens within a defined space

7. Describe TWO problems that may arise in Caribbean society because of hybridization. (6 marks)

* Hybridization can lead to the creation of new cultures, when two or more cultures come into contact with each other. * Hybridization may lead to two or more cultures trying to claim cultural, economic or political space * Some races may assume a sense of superiority over races, based on the old plantation system and social stratification.

8. Describe TWO responses of Caribbean people to oppression. (4 marks) * Creation of Trade Unions
* Migration - intra Caribbean and extra regional
* Crime and Violence
* Riots
* Active Resistance - disobedience,...
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