Brave New World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Which of the following items in Lenina's suitcase awes John?

2. What was the name of the character who gave Linda mescal often?

3. What color doe the laborers wear?

4. Which of the following does NOT describe Helmholtz Watson?

5. What does the quiet voices under every pillow encourage the children in the Elementary Class Consciousness exhort the children to be happy with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why wasn't John able to marry the girl that he loved on the reservation?

2. What does the Director say that a love of nature is for they lower castes?

3. In what ways are an egg's normal growth checked?

4. Why are Lenina and Bernard surprised by John?

5. What event makes Lenina sob after witnessing at the savage reservation?

6. What is the aim of mass production as described in Chapter 1?

7. Why do you think Lenina takes so many tablets of soma when she returns to the rest house?

8. What did the conscription of consumption compell?

9. Why do you think John is awed by the smell of perfume and the sound of zippers?

10. What statement in chapter four does Lenina make which is an unconscious echo of one of the many hypnopaedic lessons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe why an emphasis on promiscuity came to be in this novel. After your description make a judgment as to your opinion of this emphasis. Use information from the text to support your judgment.

Essay Topic 2

Write a comparison essay comparing the characters of John and Bernard throughout the novel. Be sure to draw comparisons from all aspects of the novel as the characters change and develop throughout the story.

Essay Topic 3

Describe in detail, with examples from the text, in what ways and manner Helmholtz has sacrificed himself personally and how he changes that throughout the novel.

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