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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Orwell feel about the quality of contemporary murder literature?
(a) It is good, but declining.
(b) It is good.
(c) It is poor, but improving.
(d) It is poor.

3. How does Orwell feel about books?
(a) He enjoys reading, but wishes that books were cheaper.
(b) He laments the prioritization of the people who don't read.
(c) He prefers reading to most activities, but understands why other people might not.
(d) He prefers movies, unless he finds a really good book that can be read again and again.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Orwell says, in Chapter 12, that he has occasionally found what in summer?

2. What are the benefits of the poems in Chapter 17?

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

4. What does Orwell refer to as the era of great murder mystery literature?

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

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