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Homage to Catalonia Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What unit does Orwell's English paper allow him to join?



2. Why were the streets of Catalonia dimly lit at night?



3. What is the name of the other Englishman that is transferred to Monte Oscuro with Orwell?



4. What do the peasants start doing in Spring?



5. What city does Orwell arrive in on April 26?



Short Essay Questions

1. How did the Italian militiaman influence Orwell?



2. How has Barcelona changed when Orwell returns?



3. What are the rumors surrounding the attack on the telephone exchange?



4. Why is the front such a miserable place to live?



5. What is the job of the soldiers on the hilltops?



6. What is the Republican's plan to ambush the Fascists?



7. Describe the conditions of the trenches.



8. How does Orwell's situation change at the beginning of Chapter 4?



9. Why does Orwell want to start fighting in Madrid?



10. How does Orwell get his wound examined?



Essay Topics

In what way does Orwell suggest warfare is mostly trivial? Why do people conduct war even though often nothing is happening?

What impact did the Spanish Civil War have on the world politics in the 1930s? Why were British people such as Orwell independently involved in the fighting? What happened to Spain after the Civil War?

Compare Orwell to the person he was at the beginning of the book to the person he is at the end.

1. What did Orwell hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2. What events changes Orwell's ideas about life?

3. How has Orwell changed by the end of the book?

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