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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 changes in England have been accompanied by the rapid expansion of the what?
(a) Economic gap.
(b) Middle class.
(c) Poor class.
(d) Government.

2. Where does Orwell point to as a negative example of what Gandhi was trying to promote?
(a) Tibet.
(b) Taiwan.
(c) Ukraine.
(d) Russia.

3. Boys' Weekly is often described as "penny ________" what?
(a) Dreadfuls.
(b) Tastelesses.
(c) Teasers.
(d) Papers.

4. Non-objective truth, according to Orwell, is a diagnostic symptom of what?
(a) A communist state.
(b) A republican state.
(c) A totalitarian state.
(d) A democratic state.

5. What do boys' weeklies do to foreigners in their stories?
(a) Stereotype them.
(b) Ignore them.
(c) Destroy them.
(d) Enslave them.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what decade does a new group of writers who begin to focus on the ideal of a serious purpose in life emerge?

2. The Yank Mags focus on what?

3. Orwell's early attempts at writing were focused on what type of poems?

4. Orwell considers, in "England Your England," how England is composed of varied what?

5. Who is the most reliable enemy of Fascism?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comment that Orwell makes about the weeklies indicates an assumed gender distinction?

2. What must writers avoid, in order not to destroy their impulse to write?

3. What are some of the religious beliefs that Gandhi held?

4. What is the fourth desire that motivates writers?

5. How were the authors of the 1930s able to write about their communist politics?

6. What does Orwell claim as his political leaning in his writings?

7. What does Orwell realize when one of the Senegalese soldiers looks at him with wide, wondering eyes?

8. What is the real debate, that Orwell mentions, that surrounds the weeklies?

9. Who does Miller write about in "Tropic of Cancer"?

10. What are some of the experiences that Orwell remembers about the Spanish Civil War?

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