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Sunday, August 2, 2009

How Dalat Got Its Name: Character

Main Character

Character

Character Traits

Textual Evidence

Galau

Kind, just, fair

He honours his father’s wishes and keeps to traditions. He is discerning. He is able to judge Umat’s actions.

Peace-loving

He tries to maintain peace in the village.

Discerning

He is far-sighted and can judge Umat’s actions.

Intelligent and wise

He plans the riverine attack. He builds a tallhouse to keep his people safe.

Noble

He forgives Umat and plans to build a memorial for his brother. He renames the village Dalat to remind people of the ill-effects of war.

Minor Characters

Character

Character Traits

Textual Evidence

Umat

Brave, reckless, headstrong and hot-tempered

He fights and wins in many battles.

Bossy and presumptuous

He feels he is entitled to be chief since he is a better warrior.

Disrespectful and non-traditional

He does not respect the traditions and culture of his tribe.

Short-sighted

He does not foresee Galau’s skilled military tactics.

Lutong

Patient, sensible and fair

His father feels that he has these qualities.

Obedient

He obeys his dying father’s wish that he help the new chief, Galau.

Faithful and loyal

He helps Galau plan for battle.

Intelligent and perceptive

He recognizes his brother’s strengths. He believes in sharing power.

Old village chief

Wise

He has gained his people’s respect.
He knows the strengths and weaknesses of his three sons.

Kind, peace-loving and fair

He keeps his village together.

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Collection of SPM English Language Question Papers

2005
Terengganu Trial [Paper 1]

2007
Johor Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Answers], Melaka Trial 2007 [Paper 1] [Paper 2], TIMES [Paper 1] [Paper 2] SPB [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2008

Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2],
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MRSM Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], SBP Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kelantan Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Terengganu Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Kedah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Johor Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Perlis Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sabah Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2], Sarawak Trial [Paper 1 & 2], Melaka Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

2009

Terengganu TOV [Paper 1] [Paper 2] Terengganu Mid Year [Paper 1] [Paper 2]
Melaka Trial , Johor Trial , Sabah Trial , Kedah Trial , Perlis Trial , Times , SBP , Pahang Trial [Paper 1] [Paper 2]

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