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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. Orwell believes that children have no sense of ______ and therefore cannot judge things for what they are.

2. Raffles is considered a gentleman _______.

3. In what country is Moulmein?

4. Orwell believes that Kipling's poetry is remembered because of what?

5. Orwell leaves the scene of the elephant shooting feeling what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the fourth desire that motivates writers?

3. Why does Orwell not consider Dickens a revolutionary writer?

4. What is a Yank Mag?

5. Why is Orwell hated in Moulmein?

6. Describe Orwell's Sancho Panza view of life?

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

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

9. Why is bad English an excellent vehicle for political speech?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the various essays, explain what Orwell's political beliefs are.

Essay Topic 2

Orwell states, in "Why I Write," that he writes solid prose when his political purpose is well defined. Do you agree with Orwell's characterization of himself? Why or why not? Support your answer with examples from the various essays.

Essay Topic 3

What are the social and economic divides in Orwell's world? Does Orwell perceive these divides to be useful or not? Why? Support your answer with examples from the text of the essays.

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