Exam Questions and Marking Schemes for Pre-Christian Era

HIGHER LEVEL

Below are Leaving Cert Art History exam questions, together with the marking schemes for each question. This information has been compiled from the State Examinations website.

2014 Question 1

It can be argued that the most impressive early tombs in Ireland were passage graves. Discuss this statement with reference to one named passage grave and two other types of named tombs from either the Mesolithic or Neolithic periods. In your answer describe and discuss their structure, decoration, and location.
and
Briefly discuss what you know about the people who built these tombs and their spiritual beliefs.                                                                  Illustrate your answer.

Marking Scheme  2014  Question 1
Marking Scheme 2014 Question 1

2014 Question 2

Gold-working techniques developed during the Bronze Age in Ireland allowed for the production of beautifully crafted artefacts. Discuss this statement with reference to the two examples illustrated on the accompanying sheet. In your answer name both types of artefact and refer to form, function, and the techniques used in their production and decoration.
and                                                                                                            Briefly discuss what you know about the Bronze Age people in Ireland.                                                                                                Illustrate your answer.

Leaving Cert Question 2 2014
Leaving Cert Question 2 2014

Marking Scheme 2014 Question 2
Marking Scheme 2014 Question 2

2013 Question 1 

The arrival of the Celts in Ireland gave rise to a distinctive style of decoration used in stone carving and metalwork.
Answer (a), (b) and (c).
(a) Name and briefly discuss this style.
(b) Name, describe and discuss the object illustrated on the accompanying sheet, referring to form, function, materials, decoration and the techniques used in its production.
and
(c) Name and briefly describe one other example of stone carving or metalwork from this period.
Illustrate your answer.

Marking Scheme Q1 2013
Marking Scheme Q1 2013

 

2012 Question 1

Describe and discuss the development of stone carving in Ireland from the Megalithic Period to the Iron Age. In your answer include detailed reference to named examples and to form, decoration and the techniques used in their production.                                             and                                                                                                     Discuss briefly the function of the examples you have chosen.
Illustrate your answer.

Marking Scheme 2012 Question 1
Marking Scheme 2012 Question 1

 

2012 Question 2

Name and discuss the two objects which are illustrated on the accompanying sheet. Refer in your answer to function, materials, skills and decorative techniques.                                                        and                                                                                                
Briefly describe two other types of metalwork from this period. Illustrate your answer

2012 Question 2
2012 Question 2
Marking Scheme 2012 Question 2
Marking Scheme 2012 Question 2

 

2011 Question 1 

The two pieces of neck jewellery illustrated on the accompanying sheet are examples of pre-Christian metalwork. Name, describe and discuss both examples referring to the period in which they were made, materials, form, decoration and the techniques used in their production.                                                                                      and                                                                                                      Discuss briefly the influence of the La Tène style on later Irish art of the early Christian period. Illustrate your answer.

2011 Question 1
2011 Question 1
Marking Scheme 2011 Q1
Marking Scheme 2011 Q1

 

2011 Question 2

The construction techniques used in pre-Christian burial sites show some similarities with those of early Christian architecture. Discuss this statement with detailed reference to similarities in materials and techniques between one named pre-Christian example and one named early Christian example.                           and                                                                                                      Discuss briefly the different functions of the examples you have chosen. Illustrate your answer.

Marking Scheme 2011 Q2
Marking Scheme 2011 Q2

 

2010 Question 1

Name, describe and discuss the two objects which are illustrated on the accompanying sheet, referring to their form, function, materials, decoration and the techniques used in their production. and                                                                                                       Discuss briefly the periods in which they were made.                Illustrate your answer.

2010 Question 1
2010 Question 1
Marking Scheme 2010 Q1
Marking Scheme 2010 Q1
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