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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Orwell first comes upon the elephant, what is it eating?

2. The premise of "No Orchids for Miss Blandish" is that everyone seeks to increase what?

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

4. McGill's postcards are designed to get what?

5. What trait, of the students, determines their discipline level and what classes they can take?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Orwell hated in Moulmein?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Orwell distinguish between totalitarianism and other political beliefs? Support your answer using examples from the essays.

Essay Topic 2

How did British culture and society change from 1910 to the beginning of the Great War? Use examples presented by Orwell in his essays to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

How do moral and political beliefs intertwine in society, people, and literature, according to Orwell? Support your answer using examples from the various essays.

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