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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Orwell, spring is more noticeable for people in what areas?
(a) Rural and urban.
(b) Suburban.
(c) Rural.
(d) Urban.

2. What is the first poem Orwell mentions in Chapter 17?
(a) "Humpty Dumpty".
(b) "Hey Diddle Diddle".
(c) "The Owl and the Pussycat".
(d) "Solomon Grundy".

3. According to Orwell, why might athletes try to cheat?
(a) They don't always understand the rules.
(b) They think it is the only way they will win.
(c) They feel they are being discriminated against.
(d) They are afraid of losing their contracts.

4. How does Orwell describe "Uncle Tom's Cabin"?
(a) Boring, but well-executed.
(b) Frivolous and stupid.
(c) Poorly written, but memorable.
(d) Childish and melodramatic.

5. In Orwell's ideal world, how would the quality of each work be reflected in its reviews?
(a) Only the good works would be reviewed, so that people could seek them out.
(b) Good works would get long, detailed reviews; poor ones would get only a few lines.
(c) All works would receive equal treatment.
(d) Only the poor works would be reviewed, so that people could avoid them.

6. How many reviews does the person in Chapter 14 write per year?
(a) 52.
(b) 100.
(c) 12.
(d) 24.

7. What types of sporting events does Orwell support?
(a) Youth events.
(b) Local, friendly games.
(c) Events held for charity.
(d) International sports.

8. What object is linked to the Vicar of Bray?
(a) A yew tree.
(b) A carriage.
(c) A pocket watch.
(d) A gold medallion.

9. Orwell states that books are the least expensive media pleasures, next to what?
(a) Television.
(b) Magazines.
(c) Cinema.
(d) Radio.

10. According to Orwell, what ideal is at stake in international sports competitions?
(a) Skill.
(b) Sportsmanship.
(c) Prestige.
(d) Fairness.

11. What is the most famous poem written by the poet mentioned in Chapter 17?
(a) "Old Mother Hubbard".
(b) "The Owl and the Pussycat".
(c) "Hey Diddle Diddle".
(d) "The Cat's In the Cradle".

12. According to Orwell, what did older American literature have, that the newer doesn't?
(a) Memorable plots.
(b) Frightening villains.
(c) Sympathetic characters.
(d) Values.

13. According to Orwell, how do international sporting events affect relations between countries?
(a) They have no effect.
(b) They worsen relations between citizens, but improve relations between leaders.
(c) They make them better.
(d) They make them worse.

14. What does Orwell say about the meaning of the poems he mentions in Chapter 17?
(a) They have profound meaning, though disguised.
(b) They have no meaning.
(c) They mean very little.
(d) They mean something different to each person who reads them.

15. According to Orwell, what are the feelings between two teams in a sporting event?
(a) Sportsmanship.
(b) Friendliness.
(c) Ill-will.
(d) Hospitality.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Orwell, how would reviews be handled in an ideal world?

2. How much did it cost to plant the garden Orwell describes in Chapter 13?

3. Orwell refers to the art of which countries to prove that those who work outdoors are interested in nature?

4. According to Orwell, what do newspapers try to do when reporting on sports events?

5. What kind of person would be Orwell's ideal murder-mystery protagonist?

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