Brave New World Test | Final 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. Who is able to, surprisingly, quote from Shakespeare?

2. Why does the director choose this area for the meet?

3. After John leaves Lenina, what does she do to get to sleep?

4. Why wouldn't the controller allow John to go with Bernard and Helmholtz?

5. What kind of treatment causes the person to feel empty and experience nausea?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the crowd begin to mimic John's whipping gestures toward each other?

2. What happens with the guests when John refuses to come out of his room?

3. What does John remember as he sits beside his mother's hospital bed before she awakens and talks to him?

4. How does John view everyone in the new civilization?

5. What question does Helmholtz wonder how it made people who read Shakespeare's work excited?

6. In what ways does the director indicate Bernard has grossly betrayed the trust of the society?

7. What does Helmholtz do as he presses his way through the crowd?

8. What happened, as the controller described, on the island of Cypress when it was inhabited with nothing but Alphas?

9. Why does Linda call John Pope?

10. Why does John begin whipping himself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay, using information from the text and from your own personal experience, to address the statement posed by the controller that without misery, there is no need for religion, which is just another moral conditioning program.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay discussing the use of conditioning in your own life in comparison to how it is used in the novel. Use both personal experiences and specific examples from the text.

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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