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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Dickens believes that what type of children shouldn't have to work long shifts in crushing labor?
(a) Small.
(b) Gifted.
(c) Young.
(d) Rich.

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

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

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

6. For Dickens, work is what?
(a) Something that happens on occasion.
(b) A moral thing.
(c) An event that happens elsewhere.
(d) An issue of money.

7. With what accent do all of Dickens's heroes speak?
(a) Dock worker.
(b) Upper-class.
(c) Middle-class.
(d) Slums.

8. What breaks during Orwell's second beating?
(a) The belt.
(b) The stick.
(c) The wood.
(d) The cane.

9. Orwell believes that good English writing demands what?
(a) Determination.
(b) Work.
(c) Editing.
(d) Attention.

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

11. Dickens was considered a social _______.
(a) Radical.
(b) Reforms.
(c) Survivor.
(d) Elitist.

12. When political truth is difficult, meaningless ________ becomes acceptable.
(a) Metaphors.
(b) Euphemism.
(c) Imagery.
(d) Descriptions.

13. What is depicted on McGill postcards that is, by definition, humorous?
(a) Drunkenness.
(b) Children.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Pregnancy.

14. Where does Orwell shoot the elephant?
(a) In the foot.
(b) In the chest.
(c) In the back.
(d) In the head.

15. What trait, of the students, determines their discipline level and what classes they can take?
(a) Their future career paths.
(b) Their test scores.
(c) Their intelligence level.
(d) Their economic status.

Short Answer Questions

1. The obscene McGill postcards are tolerated because they are based on what?

2. Once Orwell won his scholarships, the school considered him what?

3. What is Crossgates?

4. Dickens writes from what point of view?

5. Orwell believes that children have no sense of ______ and therefore cannot judge things for what they are.

(see the answer keys)

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