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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the reviewer having such difficulty writing his reviews?
(a) He keeps getting interrupted.
(b) He is afraid of offending the works' authors.
(c) The works he is reviewing are boring.
(d) He is too busy to write them.

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

3. What is Orwell's reasoning for the shifts in Gulliver's character?
(a) Swift identified with Gulliver.
(b) Gulliver had multiple personality disorder.
(c) Swift wanted a clear demarcation between each part of the story.
(d) Gulliver represented four different people that Swift knew.

4. According to Orwell, how would reviews be handled in an ideal world?
(a) Ordinary people would write reviews and share them with one another.
(b) More people would write reviews, so that each reviewer wouldn't have to do as much work.
(c) The number of works being reviewed would be greatly restricted.
(d) There wouldn't be any reviews.

5. What does Burnham write about the atrocities Stalin committed?
(a) The things he did were so outrageous that the rest of the world was inclined to believe his reasons for doing so.
(b) The world believed Stalin because he gave just enough evidence to back up his claims.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many works is the person in Chapter 14 attempting to review?

2. What does Burnham say about the Nazis?

3. What is the symbol of Gulliver's aging?

4. Overall, how does Orwell feel about "Gulliver's Travels"?

5. How many reviews does the person in Chapter 14 write per year?

(see the answer key)

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