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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. The obscene McGill postcards are tolerated because they are based on what?
(a) Humor.
(b) Immoral behaviors.
(c) Stereotypes.
(d) Accepted values.

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

3. Who is the author of the Raffles stories?
(a) Hornung.
(b) Hornsung.
(c) Horntrung.
(d) Hornmurrg.

4. Kipling's poetry has penetrated into everyday language because Kipling did what?
(a) Used colorful language.
(b) Told the truth.
(c) Used common language.
(d) Told fanciful stories.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. McGill's postcards are designed to get what?

2. Kipling feels that suppressing and controlling native people is what?

3. Is Donald McGill a real person?

4. Who does Orwell, while he is at school, smash in the face?

5. What breaks during Orwell's second beating?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the typical Dickens novel focus on?

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

3. What are the common writing errors that Orwell enumerates in his "Politics and the English Language" essay?

4. Why did Kipling's poetry resonate with middle-class readers?

5. What does Orwell announce after his first beating?

6. What is the duality of the human experience that the semi-illict postcards represents?

7. Why does Orwell not consider Dickens a revolutionary writer?

8. What is the standard joke about home life that the semi-illicit postcards use?

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

10. Who is Raffles?

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