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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. McGill's postcards are designed to get what?
(a) A laugh.
(b) Sold.
(c) Noticed.
(d) Collected.

2. How many cartridges does Orwell get with his elephant rifle?
(a) Five.
(b) Eight.
(c) Seven.
(d) Six,

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

4. Dickens did not write about what?
(a) The family.
(b) The elite.
(c) The proletariat.
(d) The monarchy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Orwell says that bad English is a good vehicle for what kind of speech?

2. Kipling believes that there is what type of law, that he considers morally right?

3. What type of literature does Kipling write?

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

5. Raffles is a cricketer who excels as a what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Orwell refer to Kipling's poetry as "good bad poetry"?

2. Why does Orwell believe that Dickens is a moral writer, and not a political writer?

3. Who is Raffles?

4. What did Kipling's romantic ideas about England and the Empire result in?

5. What does Orwell believe, contrary to public opinion, that corporal punishment does?

6. What are some of the simple pleasures Orwell remembers from school?

7. How is the post-Hitler world view of law different from Kipling's?

8. What happens when Raffles is caught in the strange circumstances?

9. Why is Orwell hated in Moulmein?

10. What is "bad English writing," according to Orwell?

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