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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. Who does Orwell send to get an elephant rifle before he goes looking for the elephant?
(a) His aide de camp.
(b) His bodyguard.
(c) A local boy.
(d) A local man.

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

3. For Dickens, work is what?
(a) Something that happens on occasion.
(b) An issue of money.
(c) A moral thing.
(d) An event that happens elsewhere.

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

5. The result of Orwell's translation of a verse from the Bible into typical bad English is what?
(a) Ridiculous.
(b) Humorous.
(c) Meaningless.
(d) Pathetic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Bingo?

2. Orwell believes that good English writing demands what?

3. Raffles is a cricketer who excels as a what?

4. In Moulmein, Orwell serves in what capacity?

5. What is one of the common writing errors that Orwell points out in his essay?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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