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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Orwell says that bad English is a good vehicle for what kind of speech?
(a) Political.
(b) Honest.
(c) Rhetorical.
(d) Moral.

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

4. Orwell believes that children have no sense of ______ and therefore cannot judge things for what they are.
(a) Proportion.
(b) History.
(c) Continuity.
(d) Self-awareness.

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

6. How many writing samples does Orwell mention in the beginning of "Politics and the English Language"?
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Eight.

7. How does the school characterize bed-wetting?
(a) Pathetic.
(b) Weak.
(c) Evil.
(d) Sad.

8. In what country is Moulmein?
(a) Lower Arabia.
(b) Lower India.
(c) Lower Pakistan.
(d) Lower Burma.

9. McGill postcards say that a man can never win what with a woman?
(a) A fight.
(b) An argument.
(c) A game.
(d) A poker game.

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

11. Is Donald McGill a real person?
(a) No.
(b) It depends on who you ask.
(c) Yes.
(d) No one knows.

12. Kipling provides nearly the only literary description of much of nineteenth-century where?
(a) Anglo-Pacifica.
(b) Anglo-India.
(c) Anglo-Arabia.
(d) Anglo-Persia.

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

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

15. What is Crossgates?
(a) A boarding school.
(b) A technical school.
(c) A day school.
(d) A finishing school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of literature does Kipling write?

2. Dickens believes that what type of children shouldn't have to work long shifts in crushing labor?

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

4. The Raffles stories glamorize what?

5. What is depicted on McGill postcards that is, by definition, humorous?

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