ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY (20 MARKS) – 1 hour and 15 minutes
Read the dialogue below and answer the following questions.
REJAB: We should fight for racial equality. All legal special racial privileges should be abolished once and for all. Only then, there shall be no racial hatred anymore in this world. (B1)
ZAINAB: I don’t agree because there is also another factor that causes racial hatred. The West intentionally creates disunity among us in the East so that they can colonize us. If we make a comparison between the East and the West, the East is far more sincere in humanitarianism than the West. (B2)
REJAB: Please prove to me that the East is sincere. Otherwise, the East is as insincere as the West! (F1)
ZAINAB: The problem with men is that they always ask women to prove their sincerity by declaring their submission to men’s desire! (F2)
REJAB: Whatever our disagreement is, I think non-Muslims should be allowed to use the word “Allah” in their religious scriptures to foster at least a multicultural image of Islam as a religion for all.
PART 1: SHORT ANSWERS (8 MARKS)
Write your answers in the lined-paper given separately.
1.1 What is the barrier present in B1? (1M)
1.2 Why is it not suitable to say that? (1M)
2.1 What is the barrier present in B2? (1M)
2.2 Why is it not suitable to say that? (1M)
3.1 What is the fallacy committed in F1? (1M)
3.2 Why is it not suitable to say that?(1M)
4.1 What is the fallacy committed in F2? (1M)
PART 2: ESSAY (12 MARKS)
What is your opinion on “Non-Muslims should be allowed to use the word “Allah” in their religious scriptures to foster at least a multicultural image of Islam as a religion for all.”?