Sample CSEC English A Short Story Questions


Sample questions for CXC English A short story section (Paper 2, Section 3)

Answer Length: Your short story answers should be about 400-450 words – that is, they should take up both sides of a folder page.

Narrative Writing Tip:

You should develop your short story in about 6 paragraphs. 1 paragraph for the introduction, 1 paragraph for the conclusion and 4 paragraphs to describe all the action in the story. 


Question 1: Write a story entitled ‘The Carnival Parade’. 

Question 2: Write a story which ends with the following line, ‘Now, I always lock the door behind me.’ 

Question 3: Write a story which illustrates the following proverb, ‘Actions speak louder than words’.

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