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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Dickens feels that _________ success is paramount.
(a) Familial.
(b) Governmental.
(c) Individual.
(d) Societal.

2. At what time period does Raffles capture the public's imagination?
(a) Beginning of the 19th century.
(b) Beginning of the 18th century.
(c) Beginning of the 20th century.
(d) Beginning of the 17th century.

3. McGill's postcards are designed to get what?
(a) Sold.
(b) Noticed.
(c) Collected.
(d) A laugh.

4. Dickens believes that society's ills are partially due to what?
(a) Lack of history.
(b) Lack of families.
(c) Lack of government.
(d) Lack of morals.

5. Who is Bingo?
(a) The physical education teacher.
(b) The school nurse.
(c) The smallest student.
(d) The headmistress.

6. Once Orwell won his scholarships, the school considered him what?
(a) Insignificant.
(b) In debt to the school.
(c) A credit to the school.
(d) Graduated.

7. Orwell believes that Kipling's poetry is remembered because of what?
(a) The lyrical way it is written.
(b) The portrayal of values.
(c) The tonal qualities to the writing.
(d) The subject matter.

8. How many scholarships does Orwell win?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

9. Orwell says that using bad English is what?
(a) Pervasive.
(b) Easy.
(c) A woman's mistake.
(d) Uncommon.

10. Dickens is not what type of writer?
(a) Serious.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Revolutionary.
(d) Comic.

11. Dickens says that proper acts are those that are historically what?
(a) Justified.
(b) Needed.
(c) Inevitable.
(d) Valid.

12. According to Orwell, how does Kipling view life?
(a) Imperialistically.
(b) Artistically.
(c) Insensitvely.
(d) Morally.

13. Raffles is considered a gentleman _______.
(a) Officer.
(b) Politico.
(c) Player.
(d) Bandit.

14. Orwell leaves the scene of the elephant shooting feeling what?
(a) Happy.
(b) Brave.
(c) Disgusted.
(d) Sad.

15. Why does Orwell shoot the elephant?
(a) He was in danger.
(b) It ran at him.
(c) It was clearly wild.
(d) Peer pressure.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many writing samples does Orwell mention in the beginning of "Politics and the English Language"?

2. Who is the author of the Raffles stories?

3. In one example, Orwell translates a verse from what book into typical bad English?

4. To a modern sensibility, much of Kipling's philosophy is what?

5. The students at the school are told that those who are sinful will exhibit their sin by what?

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