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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. Where does Orwell shoot the elephant?
(a) In the head.
(b) In the back.
(c) In the chest.
(d) In the foot.

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

3. What does Orwell remember catching at school?
(a) Girls.
(b) Insects.
(c) Chicken pox.
(d) Fireflies.

4. How many cartridges does Orwell get with his elephant rifle?
(a) Six,
(b) Eight.
(c) Seven.
(d) Five.

5. Is Donald McGill a real person?
(a) Yes.
(b) It depends on who you ask.
(c) No one knows.
(d) No.

Short Answer Questions

1. Kipling provides nearly the only literary description of much of nineteenth-century where?

2. Dickens says that proper acts are those that are historically what?

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

4. At what age do the McGill postcards imply that sex-appeal evaporates?

5. Orwell says that using bad English is what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What did Kipling's romantic ideas about England and the Empire result in?

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

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

7. What do nearly all reviewers of Dickens's work agree on?

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

9. What is Orwell's intention when he leaves his station to look for the elephant?

10. What does Orwell believe, contrary to public opinion, that corporal punishment does?

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