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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. What is one of the schools that Crossgates graduates attend?
(a) Edinburgh.
(b) Ellison.
(c) Eton.
(d) Everton.

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

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

4. Who does Orwell send to get an elephant rifle before he goes looking for the elephant?
(a) A local boy.
(b) His bodyguard.
(c) His aide de camp.
(d) A local man.

5. The premise of "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" is that everyone seeks to increase what?
(a) Their personal power.
(b) Their personal pride.
(c) Their personal standing.
(d) Their personal wealth.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many writing samples does Orwell mention in the beginning of "Politics and the English Language"?

2. To a modern sensibility, much of Kipling's philosophy is what?

3. Dickens was considered a social _______.

4. What is one of the common writing errors that Orwell points out in his essay?

5. Why does Orwell shoot the elephant?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comment that Orwell makes about the weeklies indicates an assumed gender distinction?

2. What does Orwell conclude about Dickens's solution for societal ills, at the end of the essay?

3. What does the subsequent investigation find regarding Orwell's shooting of the elephant?

4. What does Orwell realize when one of the Senegalese soldiers looks at him with wide, wondering eyes?

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

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

7. How are the Raffles novels and "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" similar?

8. What does Orwell claim as his political leaning in his writings?

9. Who is Raffles?

10. What, according to the headmaster, is Orwell's only function at the school?

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