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?
Orwell extols the virtues of children's literature, such as "Superman", over those of "Tom Sawyer", and other similar stories. Do you agree with Orwell's position? In what ways is "Superman" superior to "Tom Sawyer", as children's literature? Are there any ways in which "Tom Sawyer" is better? Orwell claims that "Tom Sawyer" gives children a "false map" of the world - what false ideals do they get from stories like "Superman"? Which set of falsehoods is preferable? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
In Chapter 3, Orwell's status changes from oppressor, to victim. How does his stay in Hopital X change his status? Do you think that his stay at Hopital X would have given him a different attitude toward the Burmese, if he had gone back? Why? Why is his escape from Hopital X significant? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text in defending your conclusions.
Discuss the character of the elephant. What does the elephant represent? What is Orwell's relationship with the elephant? How has the incident with the elephant affected Orwell? What relationship did the elephant have with the crowd? What is the overall significance of the elephant's character? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
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