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

2. What trait, of the students, determines their discipline level and what classes they can take?
(a) Their intelligence level.
(b) Their economic status.
(c) Their test scores.
(d) Their future career paths.

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

4. What is the name for an entire phrase that stands for single words?
(a) Summary words.
(b) Summary phrases.
(c) False operators.
(d) Small operators.

5. To a modern sensibility, much of Kipling's philosophy is what?
(a) Anti-religion.
(b) Nonsensical.
(c) Anti-family.
(d) Common place.

Short Answer Questions

1. Orwell believes that automatic and uncritical thought does what to language?

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

3. Kipling's ideas result in poetry that portrays the common foot soldier as what?

4. Orwell says that using bad English is what?

5. Once Orwell won his scholarships, the school considered him what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What describes the purpose of the semi-illicit postcards most newsstands carry?

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

7. Who is Raffles?

8. What, according to Orwell, do the various deficiencies in Dickens's novels lead a person to conclude?

9. Why is Orwell hated in Moulmein?

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

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