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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Only the poor works would be reviewed, so that people could avoid them.
(c) All works would receive equal treatment.
(d) Good works would get long, detailed reviews; poor ones would get only a few lines.

3. How does Orwell feel about people bonding through sports?
(a) He thinks there are better ways to bond.
(b) He thinks it is the best way to bond.
(c) He doesn't offer an opinion.
(d) He doesn't believe it is possible.

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

5. How does Orwell feel about spring?
(a) He observes it disinterestedly.
(b) He finds it intriguing, but it neither pleases nor displeases him.
(c) He takes great pleasure in it.
(d) He dislikes it.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many reviews does the person in Chapter 14 write per year?

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

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

4. What does Orwell suggest as an act of contrition for someone who has committed a sin?

5. Which title, named in Chapter 16, is also the subject of Chapter 18?

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