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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Orwell compare athletes to?
2. In Chapter 15, Orwell tallies the price of what commodities?
3. What kind of person is Thibaw?
4. How many crimes does Orwell mention as being turned into great literature?
5. How does Orwell feel about people bonding through sports?
Essay Topic 1
Orwell feels that good books should receive long reviews, while poorly-written books should be handled with reviews of only a few lines. How do you feel about his proposition? Have you ever gained useful information from a bad review? Have you ever thought that a good review was too long? Or do you agree that poorly-written books are undeserving of attention? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 2
Orwell's essay about Gandhi is not flattering, but he grudgingly admits that Gandhi impresses him, in some ways. What does Orwell dislike most about Gandhi, and his practices? How does Orwell's opinion of Gandhi change, after reading his autobiography? How does Orwell feel about Gandhi's policy of "Satyagraha," and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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