Instructions to candidates:
allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do
not write anything during this time)
Answer Question 1, which is compulsory, and then any FOUR of the remaining
questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]
Define the following terms:
Prodnose [2 each]
Re-write the following item. Discard the delayed drop introduction and cut it
to 80 words.
Jose Marengo got up late and found that he had run out of shaving cream. This
set the tone for the day.
drove down to a local shop he found it did not stock his favourite brand. On
the way he scraped his car door on a gatepost and ran over next door’s cat.
up a newspaper he noticed the lead on the sports pages said he was likely to be
sacked as manager of Freetown Rovers. It just showed how much newspapers knew
last week the chairman had given him a vote of confidence.
eventually showered and shaved and arrived late at Rover’s training ground and
found a new Range
parked in his space. The assistant manager met him at the entrance.
you report to the chairman’s office at the ground, as soon as possible,” he
thought this would mean the club had decided to buy the Mexican international
Gonzales for a fee of £75million and he was excited at the prospect of
reinforcing the team which had a woeful defence record.
back to the ground to make up for his lateness but was stopped on the way by
traffic police who handed him a fixed penalty of £100 for driving at 55mph in a
entered the chairman’s office his secretary met him and handed over an
envelope. “The chairman waited for half an hour for you but he had to leave and
asked me to give you this.” Marengo opened the envelope.
letter read: Dear Marengo, The board held an emergency meeting last night and
has decided to let you go.
clear your desk by noon today. Our lawyers will be in touch regarding your
severance terms. A statement will be issued through PA this afternoon. Thank
you for your past efforts, we are only sorry you have not been more successful.
crumpled up the letter and angrily kicked the wall breaking a toe. 
FIVE factors you would consider in choosing a picture for publication and FIVE
examples of pictures which you cannot publish. [2 each]
Homophones are a great danger to sub-editors in a hurry. Correct the following
Jimmy ate his serial in silence and shut his ears to the course language which
he heard from the street. His mother came in to complement him on his
appearance and said she was dammed if she was going to put up with the language
next door. She said it was not fare that her flour garden had been trampled and
that for plant pots had been broken. She quickly brushed his hare and gave him
his bus fair to go to school. Off he went proudly wearing his died jeans and
jacket with the fir collar. 
broad definitions of the FIVE following legal terms:
judice [4 each]
Sub-editors are responsible for ensuring that newspapers or magazines do not
offend the industry code of practice. Explain the relevance of guidelines under
the following headings:
Right of reply
Children in sex cases
Victims of sexual assault
Payments to criminals
Accuracy [2 each]
the generic term for the following trade names:
Portakabin [2 each]
8. List TEN qualities you
would expect to find in a chief sub-editor. [2 each]