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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What method of killing does Orwell prefer for murder mysteries?
2. What term does Orwell use to describe modern sports?
3. Which of these is NOT one of the books Orwell names as a "good bad book"?
4. In Orwell's ideal world, how would the quality of each work be reflected in its reviews?
5. The murderer, according to Orwell, kills his victim to avoid what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Orwell suggests planting a tree as a form of repentance for sins. Do you agree? What do you think would happen if people began following Orwell's advice? Do you think it is possible to change a bloody legacy with Orwell's form of repentance? Why do you think the historical figures that Orwell names chose to attempt to do so? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 2
Orwell claims that the English language is in a state of decline. Do you agree? If so, do you agree that the issues that he mentions are the main cause for this decline? Or are there other, more pressing issues that are causing it? If you disagree, what evidence can you provide to prove that the language is not "in a bad way," as Orwell claims? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 3
Orwell states that he doesn't see the point of creating or reading nonsense poetry. In your opinion, why do some poets choose to create nonsense poetry? Is it inferior to other kinds of poetry? Do you think that the people who read or create nonsense poetry are different from those who read or create other kinds of poetry? If so, how are they different? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text in defending your conclusions.
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