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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the symbol of Gulliver's aging?
(a) His spectacles.
(b) His hair, which is turning grey.
(c) His cane.
(d) His arthritic hands.

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

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

4. What does Burnham write about the atrocities Stalin committed?
(a) The world believed Stalin because he gave just enough evidence to back up his claims.
(b) The things he did were so outrageous that the rest of the world was inclined to believe his reasons for doing so.
(c) The world knew Stalin was crazy, but couldn't do anything to stop him.
(d) The world wasn't aware of anything Stalin did until after he died.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Orwell feels that Swift, through "Gulliver's Travels", is attacking what sort of government structure?

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

4. Burnham was influenced by what political writer?

5. In "The Managerial Revolution", what does Burnham say about capitalism?

(see the answer key)

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