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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many works is the person in Chapter 14 attempting to review?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

2. According to Orwell, what is the basis for Burnham's political predictions?
(a) Psychic visions.
(b) Statistical analysis.
(c) Current political trends.
(d) Historical data.

3. According to Orwell, how does Gulliver change from part two to part three of "Gulliver's Travels"?
(a) He decides to make the most of the time he has, rather than sulking about getting old.
(b) He develops an appreciation for his home and family, which he previously lacked.
(c) He appears to have a higher social standing, as evidenced by consorting with educated men of political standing.
(d) He resigns himself to the aging process, and makes peace with the idea of being old.

4. According to Orwell, what were Smith's religious beliefs?
(a) Swift believed in a higher power, but rejected organized religions.
(b) Swift subscribed to his own form of spirituality.
(c) He was not a religious man.
(d) Swift was a firm believer in the necessity of organized religion.

5. In Orwell's ideal world, how would the quality of each work be reflected in its reviews?
(a) All works would receive equal treatment.
(b) Good works would get long, detailed reviews; poor ones would get only a few lines.
(c) Only the poor works would be reviewed, so that people could avoid them.
(d) Only the good works would be reviewed, so that people could seek them out.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Burnham, what is the most important factor for class mobility, in the society he envisions?

2. According to Burnham, who governs the manners and morals of a given era?

3. Burnham predicted that what nation would be victorious in World War II?

4. According to Orwell, how would reviews be handled in an ideal world?

5. According to Burnham, what place do workers occupy in the new socialist structure?

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