Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Gulliver, scientists should not concern themselves with what area of thought?
2. According to Orwell, what political structure fosters great literature?
3. How did the first speaker, in Chapter 8, feel about freedom of the press?
4. According to Orwell, what was Gandhi's youth like?
5. What is the point of Orwell's essay on the English language?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Orwell prove his theory about the lack of good murder literature?
2. Orwell feels that international sporting events have what effect on the relations between the countries involved?
3. What is Orwell's opinion about book reviews?
4. What happens as the prisoner is being led to his fate?
5. What factors are ruining literary freedom, according to Orwell?
6. How has Orwell's situation been reversed in Chapter 3?
7. What does Orwell say about the general trend of the English language?
8. What is the substance of Burnham's "Managerial Revolution", as relayed by Orwell in Chapter 9?
9. In what manner does Orwell leave Hopital X?
10. What does Orwell say about Gandhi's methods of non-violent protest?
Tolstoy criticizes Shakespeare in a variety of ways. Do you agree with any of Tolstoy's criticisms? If so, which ones? What do you think of Orwell's rebuttals for each point made by Tolstoy? Do you believe Tolstoy's claims about how Shakespeare got his reputation, or do you believe that his reputation was earned? How would you respond to the points Tolstoy makes about "King Lear"? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
Burnham makes several inaccurate political predictions, and Orwell accuses him of power-worship. On what does Burnham base his predictions?
Orwell defends freedom of the press by saying that freedom of the political writer, and freedom of the non-political writer go hand-in-hand. Do you agree? Is it possible to have freedom of speech without freedom of the press, or vice versa? How does Orwell feel about the current trend of literary freedom? Do you agree? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
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