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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What method of killing does Orwell prefer for murder mysteries?
(a) Shooting.
(b) Hitting someone with a car.
(c) Poisoning.
(d) Stabbing.

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

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

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

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

6. According to Orwell, what flaw is shared by all of the titles he mentions in Chapter 16?
(a) A kind of absurdity.
(b) Poor writing skill.
(c) A boring plot.
(d) Unmemorable characters.

7. What kind of person is Thibaw?
(a) Colorful, but harmless.
(b) Drunken and homicidal.
(c) Wise and noble.
(d) Fair and just.

8. Orwell compares the price of a book to the price of what other luxury?
(a) A bottle of whiskey.
(b) A carriage ride.
(c) An expensive seat at the cinema.
(d) A Cuban cigar.

9. How does Orwell feel about Jack the Ripper?
(a) He committed "perfect" murders, worthy of being turned into literature.
(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 thinks he was a fraud.

10. What relationship does Orwell establish between social justice and nature?
(a) Nature can only be truly appreciated by those who are oppressed.
(b) Only the oppressors are free to truly appreciate the beauty of nature.
(c) Nature is a blessing that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of the social injustices they endure.
(d) There is no relationship between the two.

11. According to Orwell, what is not a popular subject in his essays?
(a) Politics.
(b) Animals.
(c) Christmas.
(d) Spring.

12. In Chapter 18, Orwell describes an image of what, taken from books such as "Tom Sawyer" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin"?
(a) A garden.
(b) A schoolhouse.
(c) A church.
(d) A home.

13. Why does Orwell claim that his readers think farmers and fishermen wouldn't be interested in reading his essays about nature?
(a) Most of them are uneducated, and illiterate.
(b) They are more interested in politics than people who live in urban areas.
(c) Orwell isn't good at writing about nature.
(d) They work too closely with it, so they are not interested in reading about it.

14. According to Orwell, how would reviews be handled in an ideal world?
(a) There wouldn't be any reviews.
(b) More people would write reviews, so that each reviewer wouldn't have to do as much work.
(c) The number of works being reviewed would be greatly restricted.
(d) Ordinary people would write reviews and share them with one another.

15. How many crimes does Orwell mention as being turned into great literature?
(a) Nine.
(b) Three.
(c) Eleven.
(d) Seven.

Short Answer Questions

1. The murderer, according to Orwell, kills his victim to avoid what?

2. How does the animal discussed in Chapter 12 discern the sex of other members of its species?

3. According to Orwell, what are the feelings between two teams in a sporting event?

4. How does Orwell feel about winning by cheating?

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

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