Shooting an Elephant Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What nonsense poet is named in Chapter 17?
(a) Christopher Isherwood.
(b) Mervyn Peake
(c) Ogden Nash.
(d) Edward Lear.

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

3. What is the main characteristic of the poems, written by the poet mentioned in Chapter 17?
(a) They have an ABAB rhyme scheme.
(b) They are obscene.
(c) The first and last lines share the same rhyme.
(d) They are popular with children.

4. Orwell feels that it is possible to play sports, for fun and recreation, in the absence of what?
(a) Nationalist spirit.
(b) The players' personal pride.
(c) Fans.
(d) Monetary concerns.

5. How does Orwell feel about Jack the Ripper?
(a) He thinks he was a fraud.
(b) He thinks it was actually a group of people committing the murders.
(c) He thinks he was sloppy, and just got lucky in not being caught.
(d) He committed "perfect" murders, worthy of being turned into literature.

Short Answer Questions

1. What object is linked to the Vicar of Bray?

2. In "Good Bad Books", what kind of books does Orwell write about?

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

4. Orwell worries that liberty cannot exist without what?

5. According to Orwell, what political structure fosters great literature?

(see the answer key)

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