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  1. Historical Issues in Sport Exam Questions

  2. Exam Information: • 5 questions • 20 marks in total • 40 minutes time allowed to answer all questions

  3. Question 1: • 1. (a) Mob games reflected the violence of the times. • (i) Describe one of the mob games, which still exists today. (3 marks) • (ii) Which part did the gentry play in the traditional mob games? (2 marks) • (iii) Why are most of the surviving mob games held at Shrovetide? (3 marks)

  4. Question 1 (continued): • 1. (b) Mob games developed into a variety of different games depending on the Public School. • (i) Explain how and why the game of mob football varied in different leading public schools in England in the early 19th century. (5 marks) • (ii) Dr Thomas Arnold was the Headmaster of Rugby School between 1828 and 1842. Explain the technical developments that took place in Rugby during this time and what were the values that Dr Arnold promoted at the school, often illustrated in the way boys played games. (7 marks)

  5. Answers: • 1. (a) • (i) name of one of these games; Ashbourne, Haxey Hood, Hallaton Bottle Game. • Violence • Involvement of lower classes • Part of a festival occasion • Unlimited number of participants • Few rules, involving kicking,fighting and handling • Competition between different sections of the community

  6. Answers: • 1. (a) • (ii) Gave permission for it to take place • Attended as spectators • Often started the event and gave out an award

  7. Answers: • 1. (a) • (iii) They were traditionally held on Shrove Tuesday • It was a holiday/holy day • It was a festival occasion marking the last day before lent

  8. Answers: • 1. (b) • (i) some encouraged the dribbling game (Harrow and Charterhouse) • Because they initially played the game in cloisters • Rugby played a running and hacking game • Because they played on grass/big side/the close • Because Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it and this became a tradition • Eaton played against a wall using a door at one end and a calk mark at the other for goals • Because the wall was a prominent feature at the end of the playing fields • They also played a field game version • Because they had extensive playing fields

  9. Answers: • 1. (b) • (ii) technical developments: • Organisation – inter house • VI form organising • Games kit • Regular games • Positions • Tactics • Some rules and respectable

  10. Answers: • 1. (b) • (ii) values et al • Christian gentleman/muscular Christianity • Leadership skills • Reduce flogging • Character building • Teamwork • Co-operation • Social interaction • Loyalty • Healthy • Role models