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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To a modern sensibility, much of Kipling's philosophy is what?
(a) Anti-religion.
(b) Anti-family.
(c) Common place.
(d) Nonsensical.

2. How is Raffles killed?
(a) In jail.
(b) In battle.
(c) By drowning.
(d) In a fight.

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

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

5. Who delivers the beatings to Orwell for wetting his bed?
(a) The headmaster.
(b) The principal.
(c) The resident advisor.
(d) The dean.

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

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

8. What happens to the elephant after Orwell shoots all his elephant rifle ammunition at it?
(a) It wanders off.
(b) It spits up blood.
(c) It is still breathing.
(d) It dies.

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

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

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

12. Kipling's ideals result in poetry that do what to junior officers in the military?
(a) Makes them heroes.
(b) Ridicules them.
(c) De-humanizes them.
(d) Praises them.

13. Most characters illustrated on McGill postcards are what?
(a) Family figures.
(b) Stick figures.
(c) Cartoon figures.
(d) Stock figures.

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

15. Kipling feels that suppressing and controlling native people is what?
(a) Normal.
(b) Honorable.
(c) Horrible.
(d) Bestial.

Short Answer Questions

1. What trait, of the students, determines their discipline level and what classes they can take?

2. The McGill postcards say that no marriage is what?

3. The Raffles stories glamorize what?

4. Dickens views revolutions as what?

5. For Dickens, work is what?

(see the answer keys)

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