|ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
PAPER 2 GRADE 10
TIME: 2 HOURS
This paper consists out of: Section A: Merchant of Venice
Question 1 – Contextual Question
Question 2 – Essay Question
Section B – Poetry
Question 1 – Contextual Question
Question 2- Essay Question
Answer ONE question on each section.
Staple your answers to the front of your question paper.
Begin the answers to each section on a new page.
SECTION A – THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
QUESTION 1 – CONTEXTUAL QUESTION
Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:
I have possess'd your grace of what I purpose;
And by our holy Sabbath have I sworn
To have the due and forfeit of my bond:
If you deny it, let the danger light
Upon your charter and your city's freedom. 5
You'll ask me, why I rather choose to have
A weight of carrion flesh than to receive
Three thousand ducats: I'll not answer that:
But, say, it is my humour: is it answer'd?
What if my house be troubled with a rat 10
And I be pleased to give ten thousand ducats
To have it baned? What, are you answer'd yet?
Some men there are love not a gaping pig;
Some, that are mad if they behold a cat;
And others, when the bagpipe sings i' the nose, 15
Cannot contain their urine: for affection,
Mistress of passion, sways it to the mood
Of what it likes or loathes. Now, for your answer:
As there is no firm reason to be render'd,
Why he cannot abide a gaping pig; 20
Why he, a harmless necessary cat;
Why he, a woollen bagpipe; but of force
Must yield to such inevitable shame
As to offend, himself being offended;
So can I give no reason, nor I will not, 25
More than a lodged hate and a certain loathing
I bear Antonio, that I follow thus
A losing suit against him. Are you answer'd?
This is no answer, thou unfeeling man,
To excuse the current of thy cruelty. 30
I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
Do all men kill the things they do not love?
Hates any man the thing he would not kill?
Every offence is not a hate at first.
What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice? 35
I pray you, think you question with the Jew:
You may as well go stand upon the beach
And bid the main flood bate his usual height;
You may as well use question with the wolf
Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb; 40
You may as well forbid the mountain pines
To wag their high tops and to make no noise,
When they are fretten with the gusts of heaven;
You may as well do anything most hard,
As seek to soften that--than which what's harder?-- 45
His Jewish heart: therefore, I do beseech you,
Make no more offers, use no farther means,
But with all brief and plain conveniency
Let me have judgment and the Jew his will.
For thy three thousand ducats here is six. 50
Who is Shylock addressing as “your grace” and what is that person’s job?
1.2 What does it mean when a bond has been forfeited?
1.3 What is “carrion flesh”?
A. Vulture flesh
B. Jewish flesh
C. Christian flesh
E. Rotting animal flesh
1.4 What does Shylock wish should happen to Venice if his wishes are not met?
1.5 Shylock gives one reason why he wants the pound of flesh. Write down that one reason.
A. He made an oath in heaven
B. He hates Antonio
C. It is his humour
D. He paid for it.
1.6 Why does Shylock have such strong emotions towards Antonio? Give TWO reasons that are not mentioned in this extract.
1.7 Write down one of the images Antonio uses to illustrate how useless it is to argue with Shylock.
1.8 Why is Bassanio involved in this case between Shylock and Antonio? Give THREE reasons.
1.9 In line 49 Antonio asks for judgement. What judgement is Antonio expecting?
1.10 What is Shylock’s will? (line 49)
1.11 Bassanio offers six thousand ducats for three thousand. Where does Bassanio get this money?
1.12 How does Shylock react to this offer of six thousand ducats?
1.13 Which disguised lawyer comes to court to defend the case. Who is this lawyer in real life and who does the lawyer pretend to be? Write down the names.
1.14 What technicality causes Shylock to lose the case?
1.15 Shylock not only loses the case but he almost loses his life. Why?
1.16 (a) What payment does the disguised lawyer demand of Bassanio in the end (1) and(b) why doesn’t Bassanio want to part with that payment?(2)
1.17 Who did Shylock’s daughter marry?
1.18 Give three reasons why Shylock is unhappy about his daughter’s marriage.
1.19 What would you say is Merchant of Venice about? Choose an answer:
D. Injustice (2) 
QUESTION 2 – ESSAY QUESTION (MERCHANT OF VENICE)
In The Merchant of Venice it seems that there is a stronger bond between Antonio and Bassanio than there is between Bassanio and his new wife Portia. Expound on this statement by using examples from the text.
Use 250 to 300 words.
SECTION B – POETRY
Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow:
Come, live with me and be my love
Cecil Day Lewis
Come, live with me and by my love
And we will all the pleasures prove
Of peace and plenty, bed and board,
That chance employment may afford 4
I’ll handle dainties on the docks
And thou shalt read of summer frocks:
At evening by the sour canals
We’ll hope to hear some madrigals 8
Care on the maiden brow shall put
A wreath of wrinkles, and thy foot
Be shod with pain, not silken dress
But toil shall tire thy loveliness 12
Hunger shall make they modes zone
And cheat fond death of all but bone –
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love 16
3.1 Who is the poet talking to?
3.2 What invitation does the poet give with the words “Come, live with me and be my love”?
3.3 Which pleasures will they prove?
B. A house, bed food and everything
C Enough clothes
D The perfect honeymoon
3.4 What does the sentence “That chance employment may afford” imply?
3.5 “I’ll handle dainties on the docks” is an example of which poetic device?
A. Sarcasm and Pun
B. Irony and Sarcasm
C. Irony and Antithesis
D. Pun and Sarcasm
3.6 Why is the line “I’ll handle dainties on the docks” an example of irony and sarcasm?
3.7 What does the word “thou” imply in line 6?
A. Old English word
B. How the upper class talks
C. Refers to though
3.8 Why would the person only be able to read about summer frocks?
3.9 What does the expression “sour canal” say about the part of the city they live in?
3.10 What are “madrigals”?
3.11 Explain the following line in your own words: “Care on the maiden brow shall put A wreath of wrinkles”.
3.12 Explain the image of “thy foot be shod with pain”?
3.13 In line 12 there is an example of pun, write it down and explain the pun.
3.14 What is the difference between “toil” and “silken dress”?
3.15 What do the words “modest zone” refer to in line 13?
A. Frugal living
B. Small middle
C. Careful area
D. Modest area
3.16 How would death be cheated in the last stanza?
3.17 Which word in line 15 is an example of sarcasm/contrast?
3.18 What is ironic about this poem?
QUESTION 4 – ESSAY QUESTION (POETRY)
Analyze the poem “To a small boy who died at Diepkloof Reformatory” and discuss all the poetic devices used in the poem. Use 250-300 words.
To a small boy who died at Diepkloof Reformatory
Small offender, small innocent child
With no conception or comprehension
Of the vast machinery set in motion
By your trivial transgression
Of the great forces of authority
Of judges, magistrates, and lawyers,
Psychologists, psychiatrists, and doctors,
Principals, police, and sociologists,
Kept moving and alive by your delinquency
This day, and under the shining sun
Do I commit your body to the earth
Oh child, oh lost and lonely one.
Clerks are moved into action by your dying;
Your documents, all neatly put together,
Are transferred from the living to the dead,
Here is the document of birth
Saying that you were born and where and when,
But giving no hint of joy or sorrow
Or if the sun shone, or if the rain was falling,
Or what bird flew singing over the roof
Where your mother travailed. And here your name
Meaning in white man’s tongue, he is arrived,
But to what end or purpose is not said.
Here is the last certificate of death
Forestalling authority he sets you free,
You that did once arrive have now departed
And are enfolded in the sole embrace
Of kindness that earth ever gave to you.
So negligent in life, in death belatedly
She pours her generous abundance on you
And rains her bounty on the quivering wood
And swaddles you about, where neither hail nor tempest
Neither wind nor snow nor any heat of sun
Shall offend you, and the thin cold spears
Of the highveld rain that once so pierced you
In falling on your grave shall press you closer
To the deep repentant heart.
Here is the warrant of committal,
For this offence, oh small and lonely one,
For this offence in whose commission
Millions of men are in complicity