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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. McGill postcards' jokes are not witty, but are what?
(a) Well-writen.
(b) Vulgar.
(c) Humorous.
(d) Disgusting,

3. Orwell finds it remarkable that Dickens attacked everyone without __________ anybody.
(a) Pleasing.
(b) Hurting.
(c) Making enemies of.
(d) Antagonizing.

4. Orwell believes that automatic and uncritical thought does what to language?
(a) Enhances it.
(b) Destroys it.
(c) Corrupts it.
(d) Reduces it.

5. When Orwell first comes upon the elephant, what is it eating?
(a) Grass.
(b) Bark.
(c) Tree leaves.
(d) Peanuts.

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

7. What does Orwell remember catching at school?
(a) Girls.
(b) Fireflies.
(c) Chicken pox.
(d) Insects.

8. The students at the school are told that those who are sinful will exhibit their sin by what?
(a) Black rings around their eyes.
(b) Sickness and depression.
(c) Guilty facial expressions.
(d) Red marks on their palms,

9. Among the poorer students, illnesses are considered to be be a form of what?
(a) Laziness.
(b) Moral defect.
(c) Bad breeding.
(d) Bad behavior.

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

11. Orwell calls the dual nature that is in all people the ________ view of life.
(a) Sancho Pureats.
(b) Sancho Panza.
(c) Sancho Plazas.
(d) Sancho Piazza.

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

13. The dirty postcards are a sign that people sometimes wish that society wasn't so what?
(a) Noble.
(b) Moral.
(c) Civilized.
(d) Uptight.

14. Kipling's ideas result in poetry that portrays the common foot soldier as what?
(a) A rich son.
(b) A fool.
(c) A hero.
(d) A poor man.

15. How man people gather to watch Orwell find the elephant?
(a) 20,000.
(b) 2,000.
(c) 200,000.
(d) 2,000,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kipling's ideals result in poetry that do what to junior officers in the military?

2. Dickens views revolutions as what?

3. At what time period does Raffles capture the public's imagination?

4. Kipling strongly identifies with what class?

5. When political truth is difficult, meaningless ________ becomes acceptable.

(see the answer keys)

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