Shooting an Elephant Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the substance of the second speaker's argument, in Chapter 8?
(a) He argued against freedom of the press.
(b) He argued that liberty was a good thing, in very specific circumstances.
(c) He felt liberty was a good thing, but spoke in a very general way.
(d) He argued that freedom of the press and freedom of speech are not necessarily the same.

2. Orwell worries that liberty cannot exist without what?
(a) Its opposite - oppression.
(b) Laws that protect the populace.
(c) Censorship of expression.
(d) Liberty of thought.

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

4. What is the crowd's reaction to the prisoner's chant?
(a) They want him to die quickly.
(b) It doesn't seem to have an effect on them.
(c) They begin to feel some compassion for him.
(d) They try to help him escape.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the magistrates and police convene after the prisoner's death?

2. According to Orwell, literature is in danger from censorship, and what else?

3. According to Orwell, what flaw is apparent in all of the examples of "bad English" that he presents in Chapter 6?

4. What change has occurred for the narrator, in Chapter 3?

5. What do the magistrates and police do after the prisoner's death?

(see the answer key)

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