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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. According to Orwell, how does Kipling view life?
(a) Imperialistically.
(b) Insensitvely.
(c) Morally.
(d) Artistically.

2. The obscene McGill postcards are tolerated because they are based on what?
(a) Stereotypes.
(b) Accepted values.
(c) Immoral behaviors.
(d) Humor.

3. Kipling's ideals result in poetry that do what to junior officers in the military?
(a) Praises them.
(b) Ridicules them.
(c) De-humanizes them.
(d) Makes them heroes.

4. How long does it take Orwell before he started wetting his bed at school?
(a) Five weeks.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) Four weeks.

5. In one example, Orwell translates a verse from what book into typical bad English?
(a) New Version Bible.
(b) King James Bible.
(c) Old Latin Bible.
(d) Christian Bible.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many scholarships does Orwell win?

2. Most characters illustrated on McGill postcards are what?

3. How many sections is the essay on Orwell's school experiences divided into?

4. How does the school characterize bed-wetting?

5. Orwell's education at Crossgates is intended to gather him what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does Orwell believe his past experiences have played in his life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Who is Raffles?

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

10. What is Orwell's motivation for shooting the elephant?

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