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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the subject of Gulliver's ranting in the second book of "Gulliver's Travels"?
(a) Aging.
(b) Organized religion.
(c) England.
(d) His children.

2. According to Orwell, what do newspapers try to do when reporting on sports events?
(a) Make their team look good.
(b) Incite fans.
(c) Report as accurately as possible.
(d) Cover up the enmity between opposing sides.

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

4. What crucial element of Shakespeare's works does Tolstoy fail to recognize, according to Orwell?
(a) The fact that Shakespeare deliberately incorporated flaws into his work.
(b) Shakespeare's lack of education.
(c) The social commentary in Shakespeare's works.
(d) Shakespeare's status as a poet.

5. How does Orwell feel about Gandhi's policy of non-violent protest?
(a) It can be effective, but only in some circumstances.
(b) He agrees wholeheartedly with Gandhi's policy.
(c) It is effective in most circumstances, but not all.
(d) It is ineffective, and unsuitable for the modern world.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Orwell, how does Gulliver change from part two to part three of "Gulliver's Travels"?

3. What do Orwell's readers think Orwell should be focusing on?

4. What does Orwell say about Tolstoy's conversion?

5. Orwell begins Chapter 8 with a meeting of what club?

(see the answer key)

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