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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) They work too closely with it, so they are not interested in reading about it.
(d) Orwell isn't good at writing about nature.

2. 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.

3. How many works is the person in Chapter 14 attempting to review?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Five.

4. According to Orwell, what did older American literature have, that the newer doesn't?
(a) Memorable plots.
(b) Sympathetic characters.
(c) Values.
(d) Frightening villains.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Orwell compare athletes to?

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

3. What is the best motive for a compelling murder mystery, according to Orwell?

4. According to Orwell, why might athletes try to cheat?

5. What does Orwell use as an example of a new form of children's literature?

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