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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What major change occurred in Tolstoy's life?
(a) He moved from England to Spain.
(b) His wife and children all died from influenza.
(c) He converted to Christianity.
(d) He sustained a serious injury, and was paralyzed.

2. What event does Orwell cite as evidence for his argument about sports?
(a) The money that has been donated to charity by sports stars.
(b) The killing of a tennis star by a crazed fan.
(c) The riots at the 1936 Olympic Games.
(d) The peace treaty that was signed after the 1922 Olympic Games.

3. How does Orwell feel about winning by cheating?
(a) It's okay, if the cheating team is so far behind that winning one game won't affect the overall outcome.
(b) It's okay, as long as the other team is also cheating.
(c) It is a win without honor or meaning.
(d) A win is a win, regardless of how it is earned.

4. What does Orwell compare athletes to?
(a) Chess pieces.
(b) Machines.
(c) Soldiers.
(d) Automobiles.

5. What does Orwell compare to a "pre-fabricate hen-house"?
(a) Sentences made of clichéd phrases.
(b) Works written by more than one author.
(c) Stories with poorly fleshed-out characters.
(d) Poorly thought-out paragraphs.

Short Answer Questions

1. To Orwell, freedom of the press means the liberty to do what?

2. Tolstoy wrote a biting criticism of what playwright's work?

3. The third speaker, in Chapter 8, attacked what?

4. In Orwell's opinion, what does Tolstoy do to the scenes he is presenting?

5. What types of sporting events does Orwell support?

(see the answer key)

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