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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The subject of Chapter 14 reviews what?
2. Orwell states that books are the least expensive media pleasures, next to what?
3. What is the first poem Orwell mentions in Chapter 17?
4. According to Orwell, what flaw is shared by all of the titles he mentions in Chapter 16?
5. Orwell compares the price of a book to the price of what other luxury?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Orwell tallies the price of books, and proves that the price of books is not the reason why people choose not to read. Do you agree? What effect do you think economical situations have on literacy? Given the choice between a movie and a book, which do you think most people would choose and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 2
Orwell claims that it is impossible to have friendly international sporting events. What is his reasoning? What is the difference, according to Orwell, between friendly, local sporting events, and international competitions? What is at stake in international games? Do you agree with Orwell's reasoning? Why? 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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