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    JANUARY 2011


    Question 17 How does Priestley show that tension is at the heart of the Birling family? (30 marks)


    Question 18 Priestley criticises the selfishness of people like the Birlings. What methods does he use to present this selfishness? (30 marks)

    JUNE 2011

    Question 17 An Inspector Calls has been called ‘a play of contrasts’. Write about how Priestley presents some of the contrasts in the play. (30 marks)


    Question 18 How does Priestley present the change in Sheila during the course of the play An Inspector Calls? How do you think this change reflects some of Priestley’s ideas? (30 marks)

    JAN 2012

    Question 17 Arthur Birling says, ‘If we were all responsible for everything that happened to everybody we’d had anything to do with, it would be very awkward, wouldn’t it?’ How does Priestley present ideas about responsibility in An Inspector Calls? (30 marks)


    Question 18 How do you respond to Gerald in An Inspector Calls? How does Priestley make you respond as you do by the ways he writes? (30 marks)

    JUNE 2012

    Question 17 What do you think is the importance of Inspector Goole and how does Priestley present
    Him? (30 marks)


    Question 18 Remind yourself of the stage directions below from the start of Act 1. In the rest of the play, how does Priestley present and develop some of the ideas shown here? (30 marks)

    JAN 2013

    Question 17 In Act 2 of An Inspector Calls, Sheila says to her mother, Mrs Birling, “But we really must
    stop these silly pretences”. How does Priestley show, in his presentation of Mrs Birling, that she often pretends to be something she is not? (30 marks) SPaG: (4 marks)


    Question 18 How important do you think social class is in An Inspector Calls and how does Priestley
    present ideas about social class? (30 marks) SPaG: (4 marks)

    JUNE 2014

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