Past HSC Questions
Significant texts in any period arise from particular ways of thinking and possess an enduring relevance. Write an essay in which you explore the extent to which this is true of the texts you have studied in your elective.
Write an essay in which you explore the interplay of the personal and the political in After the Bomb.
- Texts that focus on the anxieties of the Cold War years set up challenges for responders: challenges that often arise from the relationship between a composer’s concerns and the points of view within the texts from which these are presented (2010 Independent Trial)
- While the texts in this elective cover a wide diversity of forms, they all engage with the personal and political concerns of the Cold War era and associated social and moral issues.’ Evaluate this statement. (2009 Independent Trial)
- Aspects of political and social anxiety are the main concern of the elective After the Bomb. How are these aspects given significance in the texts studied for this elective? (2009 Catholic Trial)
- Without art the human spirit would disintegrate into the anonymous statistics of history. How do your 2 prescribed texts and 2 related texts show this statement to be true?
- An obvious consequence of this period and the events that shaped it is a loss of innocence which has been replaced with a sense of cynicism and despair. Evaluate to what extent the texts you have studied as part of the After the Bomb elective prove this statement to be true.
- “Freedom is at the heart of After the Bomb. Yet control is also crucial.” Write an essay in which you evaluate the extent to which this is true with reference to TWO prescribed texts AND at least TWO texts of your own choosing.