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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The hibernation period of the animal discussed in Chapter 12 generally draws to a close in time for what?
(a) The toad to eat, before it starves.
(b) Summer.
(c) Collecting food for another hibernation.
(d) The spring mating season.

2. According to Orwell, what should the relationship be between the murderer and the victim?
(a) Sibling.
(b) Lover.
(c) Son or daughter.
(d) Spouse.

3. What does Orwell compare athletes to?
(a) Machines.
(b) Automobiles.
(c) Soldiers.
(d) Chess pieces.

4. How does Orwell feel about winning by cheating?
(a) It's okay, as long as the other team is also cheating.
(b) It is a win without honor or meaning.
(c) It's okay, if the cheating team is so far behind that winning one game won't affect the overall outcome.
(d) A win is a win, regardless of how it is earned.

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

6. What does Orwell refer to as the era of great murder mystery literature?
(a) "Dark Ages."
(b) "Golden Age."
(c) "Renaissance."
(d) "Elizabethan period."

7. 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 popular with children.
(c) They are obscene.
(d) The first and last lines share the same rhyme.

8. In "Good Bad Books", what kind of books does Orwell write about?
(a) Books that are well written, and underappreciated by critics.
(b) Books that are good, but obscene.
(c) Books that survive the test of time, but aren't necessarily "good" books.
(d) Books that aren't well written, but are popular because their authors are well known.

9. Orwell remarks that no one ever plants what type of tree?
(a) Walnut.
(b) Maple.
(c) Apple.
(d) Oak.

10. According to Orwell, when is the best time to read a good murder mystery?
(a) Saturday morning.
(b) Friday evening.
(c) Saturday evening.
(d) Sunday afternoon.

11. What is the best motive for a compelling murder mystery, according to Orwell?
(a) Money.
(b) Love.
(c) Revenge.
(d) Lust or power.

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

13. Orwell refers to all of the titles in Chapter 16 as great examples of what?
(a) Children's literature.
(b) Light literature.
(c) Commercial literature.
(d) Fantasy tales.

14. Orwell compares "Helen's Babies" with the works of what other author?
(a) Mark Twain.
(b) Jules Verne.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) Orson Scott Wells.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Orwell feel about spring?

2. What term does Orwell use to describe modern sports?

3. Orwell feels that it is possible to play sports, for fun and recreation, in the absence of what?

4. Orwell compares the price of a book to the price of what other luxury?

5. What does "Helen's Babies" say about America, according to Orwell?

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