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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 McGill postcards say that no marriage is what?
(a) Complete.
(b) Happy.
(c) Argument-free.
(d) Valid.

2. What breaks during Orwell's second beating?
(a) The cane.
(b) The belt.
(c) The wood.
(d) The stick.

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

4. In general, Orwell believes that bad English ______ the language of meaning.
(a) Annuls.
(b) Evaporates.
(c) Reduces.
(d) Voids.

5. Once Orwell won his scholarships, the school considered him what?
(a) A credit to the school.
(b) Insignificant.
(c) In debt to the school.
(d) Graduated.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. In one example, Orwell translates a verse from what book into typical bad English?

5. What is Crossgates?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the plot of "No Orchids for Miss Blandish"?

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

6. Why has bad English been successful in the political arena?

7. What is the difference between how poor and rich students are treated at Crossgates on social occasions, such as birthdays?

8. Who is Raffles?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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