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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 are afraid of losing their contracts.
(d) They think it is the only way they will win.

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

4. What conclusion does Orwell reach about the prices of the commodities he compares in Chapter 15?
(a) Alcohol is more expensive than food, but well worth it.
(b) The only way to afford books is to cut out other luxuries, such as movies and records.
(c) For the price of a year's worth of alcohol and cigarettes, one could purchase a respectable collection of books.
(d) Books are more expensive than food and clothing, and Orwell doesn't understand why.

5. Which title, named in Chapter 16, is also the subject of Chapter 18?
(a) "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
(b) "Penrod".
(c) "King Solomon's Mines".
(d) "Helen's Babies".

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many crimes does Orwell mention as being turned into great literature?

3. Orwell refers to what form of medieval art to back up his claims about outdoor workers and nature?

4. Why is the reviewer having such difficulty writing his reviews?

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

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