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1 Knowledge and Understanding Questions Exam TechniqueKnowledge and Understanding Questions
2 Types of Questions There are three main types of questions: Describe ExplainHow Important
3 Types of Questions At credit level questions will be worth between 4-8 marks. Your answer mustbe entirely from recall.At general level questions will be worth3 or 4 marks. You must use a sourceAND recall to answer the question.
4 How To Answer a KU Question Write in sentences and pargraphs.No lists or bullet points – you will be given half marks for this.Remember to PEEP ointE xplainE xample
5 The Short Essay Question This will only appear in the creditexam. The question will:say you need to write a short essaygive you a choice of questionsbe worth 8 marks.
6 The Short Essay Question BrainstormWhat are the key words in the question?What evidence/points could I make in my answer?Introduction1-2 sentences longWrite the question in your own words and outline the main factors.
7 The Short Essay Question Main SectionWrite in sentences and paragraphs.Take a new paragraph for each new factor and PEE!!Use between 3-6 pieces of evidenceConclusion1-2 sentences longClearly answer the question by identifying the most important reason or piece of evidence in your essay.
8 To what extent was women’s work during the First World War the most important reason why women won the vote in 1918?IntroductionWomen’s work during the First World War helped them to getthe vote in However there were also other factors whichplayed a part such as the Suffragist and Suffragette Campaign.Main SectionSuffragists – organisation, tactics, success.Suffragettes – organisation, tactics, successFirst World War – jobs carried out by women, Suffragist aand Suffragettes ended their campaign.Other countries were giving women the vote.ConclusionIn conclusion, the work that women did during the First World Warwas the most important reason why they won the vote as they finally proved that they were responsible and deserved the right to vote.
9 Types of KU Questions Describe Something or Someone Usually starts with words like:* Describe….* Give….* What ….Example: Give reasons why so many Scots decided to emigrate between
10 Types of KU Questions 2) Explain The Causes or Results of Something Usually starts with words like:* Why did….* Explain why ….* What were the results of...Example: Explain why the health of Scottish people improved by 1930?
11 Types of KU Questions 3) How Important Was Something or Someone Usually starts with words like:* How important….* How far ….* To what extent...Example: How important were ‘push factors’ in causing Scots to emigrate abroad?
12 How Important Was Something or Someone* Identify the main factor in the question.* Think of other factors which were important.* Answer the question at the end of your answer – Very important? Quite important? Not important?
13 KU Questions – General Level Most of the answer is in the source.Must include at least one piece of recall.Do not copy the source word for word.Take a new sentence for each point.
14 Sample Question – General Level In 1914 about 60% of men but no women could votein parliamentary elections. By 1918, when votingbecame an automatic right for all men, thegovernment also took the opportunity to give thevote to women. However, while men got the vote atage 21, women had to be aged 30 and over and be ahouseholder or married to a householder. Womenwere also allowed to become MPs.Describe the changes to voting introduced in the twentieth century (3 marks)
15 Sample Answer In 1918 all men got the vote (S). Infact all men over 21 could vote in elections(S). Women over 30 also got the rightto vote in 1918 (S). In 1928 all womenover 21 finally got the vote as well (R).
16 KU Questions – Credit Level There is always an 8 mark short essay.Your entire answer must be from recall.Remember to PEE – take a new sentence for each point.Look at how many marks the questions is worth – 1 clear point = 1 clear mark.A developed (explained) point = 2 marks.
18 Sample Answer There were many reasons why people emigrated from Scotland betweenSome people left because of theHighland Clearances when people wereforced off their land to make way for sheep.People had no land to farm so they wereattracted to other countries where peoplewere offered a grant of land. People also left to join relatives who had already gone to live in another country. Unemployment also caused people to leave because they were struggling to make a living in Scotland.
19 Sample Question – KU3 How Important How important was poverty in causingScots to emigrate abroad?(4 marks)
20 Sample Answer – KU3 How Important Poverty caused many Scots to emigrate abroadbecause people were very poor and struggled tomake a living from farming. Others worked infactories in the towns and were very poorly paid.However there were other reasons why Scotsemigrated. People also left Scotland because of theHighland Clearances when they were forced offtheir land to make way for sheep. People wereattracted to other countries by the offer of freeland and this meant they could make a living fortheir families. Overall, poverty was very importantin causing Scots to emigrate.