These questions are designed to help you practice the types of questions you might face in an examination. You may be asked to tackle them as a complete ‘mock’ paper. Alternatively you may find it more useful to discuss the possible approaches to the questions with your friends.
Case Study: The Workers & the War
1 Study source 2:
What is the cartoonist trying to say about the attitude of munition workers to the war in 1916? Explain your answer by referring to details in the cartoon.
2 Study source 3 and source 4:
Which of these sources is more useful to the historian investigating working conditions and the attitude of working people to the war effort in the Great War? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.
3 Study source 3b and source 5:
Which of these two sources is more useful to historians investigating the contribution of women workers in the Great War? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.
4 Study source 1 and source 6:
Are these two sources equally reliable in explaining the impact of the war on ordinary working people? Explain your answer using the sources and your own knowledge.
5 Study source 7:
What is the message of the cartoonist in source 7? Explain your answer by referring to details in the cartoon.
6 Study source 7 and source 8:
Are these sources equally reliable for the historian investigating industrial relations during the Great War? Explain your answer by referring to details of the cartoon.
7 Study all of the sources and use your own knowledge:
‘The sources in this paper prove that working people were forced into supporting the war’. Explain whether or not you agree with this interpretation.