the Mid year exam will be two hours long.

There will be a Resource Interpretation question (AS90656) .
This will consist of SIX paired resources
a and b
c and d
e and f

If you are under pressure you need only answer one of the pair, but that is risky

There will be an essay question that asks you to choose ONE essay from a list of THREE decisions and THREE situations for the period up to 1860

You can work out what they might be by tracking back over previous exams. The detail for these is on the left.

Topic Two: New Zealand in the nineteenth century, 2007

Topic One: Essay One

Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by James Busby to draw up the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand in 1835.
Evaluate the consequences of the Declaration of Independence on race relations from 1835 until, and including, 1840.

Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by many Māori chiefs to sign Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840.
Evaluate the consequences of their decision to sign between 1840 and 1850.

Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by Governor Thomas Gore Browne to pursue the purchase of the Waitara block in 1860.
Evaluate the consequences of this decision on race relations in Taranaki in the 1860s

Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the New Zealand parliament to implement the Vogel Plan from 1870.
Evaluate the economic and political consequences of the implementation of the plan between 1870 and 1890.

Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by Central Government to abolish the Provincial Councils from 1876.
Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics and the economy between 1876 and 1900.

Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that contributed to the decision made by Central Government to grant women the vote in 1893.
Evaluate the extent to which winning the vote changed the lives of women in New Zealand between 1893 and 1900.

New Zealand In The Nineteenth Century, 2006

Topic Two: Essay One
Explain the factors that led to many Māori deciding to convert to Christianity before 1840. Evaluate the consequences of Christian conversion on Māori in the nineteenth century.

Topic Two: Essay Two
Explain the factors that led to Hone Heke’s decision to cut down the flagpole flying the Union Jack above Kororareka (Russell) in 1845. Evaluate the consequences of this decision on race relations in the north until 1850.

Topic Two: Essay Three
Explain the factors that led to E.G. Wakefield’s decision to organise the planned settlement of New Zealand. Evaluate the consequences of his decision on New Zealand society until 1870.

Topic Two: Essay Four
Explain the factors that led to the decision to grant constitutional independent government to New Zealand in 1852. Evaluate the consequences of this decision on New Zealand politics until 1876.

Topic Two: Essay Five
Explain the factors that led to the decision by the New Zealand parliament to implement the Vogel Plan from 1870.
Evaluate the political, social, and economic consequences of the plan until 1890.

Topic Two: Essay Six
Explain the factors that led to many New Zealand voters deciding to elect a Liberal Government in 1890.




Christianity