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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) Individual.
(b) Societal.
(c) Governmental.
(d) Familial.

2. Under the philosophy of the school, obscene displays of wealth are indicative of what?
(a) Redemption and power.
(b) Moral goodness.
(c) Social superiority.
(d) Happiness.

3. In what type of print does Raffles appear?
(a) Magazines.
(b) Blogs.
(c) Books.
(d) Newspapers.

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

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

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

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

8. The basic premise of the postcards that deal with marriage is that marriage benefits who?
(a) Only the children.
(b) Only the women.
(c) Only the men.
(d) Both the men and the women.

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

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

11. How many sections is the essay on Orwell's school experiences divided into?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

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

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

14. Dickens is against trade _______.
(a) Monopolies.
(b) Embargoes.
(c) Unionism.
(d) Collusion.

15. When did "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" appear?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1959.
(d) 1939.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is one of the schools that Crossgates graduates attend?

4. Kipling provides nearly the only literary description of much of nineteenth-century where?

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

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