Question 1

Read BOTH TEXT A and TEXT B and answer the set questions. 


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1.1 What do people who belong to the same generation, have in common? State TWO points. (2) 

1.2 Explain why the following statement is FALSE: 

The Traditionalists preferred working individually. (1)

1.3 Choose the correct answer to complete the following sentence: In this passage, the word ‘era’ means … 

A time. 

B century. 

C millennium.  

D mistake. (1)

1.4 Refer to paragraph 3.  

1.4.1 Why was the generation that was born from 1946 to 1964 known as  the ‘Baby Boomers’? (1)  

1.4.2 Give TWO possible reasons why the ‘Baby Boomers’ generation is  referred to as the ‘Rock ‘n Roll’ generation. (2) 

1.5 Give the meaning of being ‘street-smart’ (paragraph 4). (1) 

1.6 According to the writer, how are Beyonce and Bonang Matheba similar? State TWO points. (2) 

1.7 Why is the generation born after 1994 referred to as the ‘born frees’? (2)

1.8 Refer to paragraph 8.  

Using your OWN words, explain how Generation Y is different to Generation Z. (2)

1.9 Refer to paragraph 9.  

Explain the difference between screen communication and personal  communication. (2) 

1.10 Quote SIX consecutive words from paragraph 10 that show that Generation Z  relies on technology. (1) 

1.11 Refer to paragraphs 11 and 12.  

Why has the writer included information about Sibusiso Radebe? (2)

1.12 To which generation does Chwayita Mdekana belong? (1) 

1.13 Discuss whether you agree with the writer’s view that ‘Only time will tell’ (paragraph 15) about the next generation. (2) 

1.14 Discuss the suitability of the title ‘X, Y OR Z?’ (2)


1.15 Where would you normally find these fabric care symbols and codes? (1)

1.16 Refer to the symbols next to the garment. 

Why is there a cross (X) on the illustration of the iron? (1) 

1.17 What would it mean when two dots are placed inside the illustration of the  iron? (1) 

1.18 Choose the correct answer to complete the following sentence: ‘Understand what your clothes are saying,’ is an example of … 

A personification. 

B a metaphor. 

C a simile. 

D alliteration. (1) 

1.19 In your opinion, which would be easier to understand: the words or the  symbols? Give a reason for your answer. (2) 


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