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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following flags do the Republicans fly?
(a) Loyalist.
(b) Monarchist.
(c) Fascist.
(d) Soviet.

2. Where does Orwell's POUM unit travel to from Sietamo?
(a) Alcubierre.
(b) Mauser.
(c) Madrid.
(d) Zaragoza.

3. What duty are the soldiers on the hilltop assigned?
(a) Propaganda duty.
(b) Cooking duty.
(c) Gunner duty.
(d) Drinks duty.

4. Which country supplies arms to the Republicans?
(a) Germany.
(b) Italy.
(c) USSR.
(d) Britain.

5. What do the peasants start doing in Spring?
(a) Tree planting.
(b) Opening markets.
(c) Celebrating.
(d) Crop planting.

6. Who does Orwell describe as a tough looking youth of 26?
(a) A popular army member.
(b) A paratrooper.
(c) A German soldier.
(d) An Italian millitiaman.

7. What does the militia attack in late March?
(a) Huesca.
(b) Madrid.
(c) Zaragoza.
(d) Lisbon.

8. What does Orwell's wife frequently mail him?
(a) Care packages.
(b) Books.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Letters.

9. Who heads the national Spanish government?
(a) Carlos Torres Alonso.
(b) Jose Rocca Payno.
(c) Francisco Largo Caballero.
(d) Seve Cristanio Jambini.

10. At what kind of fighting do the militia units prove most effective?
(a) Defensive.
(b) Offensive.
(c) Trench.
(d) Operative.

11. To what city has Orwell's wife moved?
(a) Lisbon.
(b) Zaragoza.
(c) Barcelona.
(d) Madrid.

12. Why does most of the Fascists' ammunition stay unexploded?
(a) It is too cold.
(b) It is badly made.
(c) It is not thrown with enough force.
(d) It is too old.

13. What makes Orwell's patrols difficult?
(a) The muddy terrain.
(b) The overhead bombs.
(c) The stormy weather.
(d) The steep terrain.

14. What is the name of the area between the trenches?
(a) The party zone.
(b) The desert.
(c) No man's land.
(d) The dead zone.

15. What happens on April 25, 1937?
(a) Orwell makes his escape.
(b) The Fascists surrender.
(c) Orwell's unit is taken captive.
(d) Orwell's unit is relieved.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of rifle does Orwell receive?

2. What two languages does Orwell speak fluently?

3. What does Orwell say he has been isolated from for 115 days?

4. Members of which army does Orwell say swagger around Barcelona?

5. Where is Orwell transferred to in Chapter 3?

(see the answer keys)

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