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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is in the prisoner's cell?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A cot and toilet.
(c) A plank bed and water pot.
(d) A bedroll.

2. In what country is the narrator, in Chapter 3?
(a) France.
(b) Spain.
(c) Burma.
(d) England.

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 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.

4. The narrator is a citizen of what country?
(a) Britain.
(b) Burma.
(c) India.
(d) Australia.

5. What do the magistrates and police do after the prisoner's death?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Go back to work.
(c) Drink.
(d) Pray.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspect of "Gulliver's Travels" does Orwell discuss in Chapter 5?

2. How were the nurses in the hospital described?

3. What crucial element of Shakespeare's works does Tolstoy fail to recognize, according to Orwell?

4. In principle, with whom does the narrator side?

5. According to Orwell, what word best describes Tolstoy's criticisms?

(see the answer key)

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