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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 basic premise of the postcards that deal with marriage is that marriage benefits who?
(a) Both the men and the women.
(b) Only the men.
(c) Only the women.
(d) Only the children.

2. Orwell finds it remarkable that Dickens attacked everyone without __________ anybody.
(a) Antagonizing.
(b) Hurting.
(c) Making enemies of.
(d) Pleasing.

3. McGill postcards' jokes are not witty, but are what?
(a) Humorous.
(b) Well-writen.
(c) Disgusting,
(d) Vulgar.

4. What is one of the common writing errors that Orwell points out in his essay?
(a) Using dying metaphors.
(b) Using dead analogies.
(c) Using dying phrases.
(d) Using dead languages.

5. Dickens focuses on the institutions of what?
(a) Society.
(b) The future.
(c) The past.
(d) The government.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dickens treats all petty officials with what?

2. What is depicted on McGill postcards that is, by definition, humorous?

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

4. Dickens did not write about what?

5. For Dickens, work is what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the inside of the whale represent to Orwell?

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

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

5. What is a Yank Mag?

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

7. Why does Orwell give the municipal employee bread?

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

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

10. What does the title "England Your England" indicate about Orwell's feelings for England?

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