The Captive Mind Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Delta return to his wife in Poland?
(a) With a girl he'd picked up at the Polish border.
(b) Without a single penny.
(c) Completely sober.
(d) With a girlfriend he'd brought from Brussels.

2. What view of Poland's past did Delta's poetry present?
(a) The past had the power to save her people from communism.
(b) The past was close to dying out.
(c) The past held no hope of peace or rest.
(d) The past provided an alternative to communism.

3. Chapter 6 opens with a picture of Vilna, which is a city of __________ .
(a) Beaches.
(b) Gardens.
(c) Streams.
(d) Forests.

4. How does Milosz describe Delta's poetry?
(a) A chubby angel.
(b) A song played too quickly.
(c) An abomination.
(d) A kaleidoscope.

5. As the Polish fought the Germans for control of Warsaw near the end of the war, how did a few people manage to survive?
(a) Swimming across the river.
(b) Hiding in the surrounding forests.
(c) Turning themselves in as prisoners of war.
(d) Hiding with the underground resistance.

6. In the concentration camp, what is Beta's job?
(a) Rationing food to the prisoners.
(b) Removing bodies from the gas chambers.
(c) Unloading Jews from the box-cars.
(d) Directing Jews to the gas chambers or work.

7. Why did Beta's writing assert that communism was salvation?
(a) Capitalism could not provide for society's needs.
(b) Capitalism led to Hitlerism.
(c) Man was too weak to save himself.
(d) Man would not think for himself.

8. Often when Milosz sees women walking through the streets of Paris, what does he remember?
(a) His dead wife.
(b) A Polish girl brushing her hair.
(c) An unknown girl run over by an SS truck.
(d) A Jewish girl shot while running for her life.

9. Beta described the concentration camp as he saw it; how should he have described it?
(a) As the Nazis intended.
(b) As it really was.
(c) As the liberating American saw it.
(d) As the Soviets wanted him to see it.

10. Beta remained bitter because he was unable to see what?
(a) Society's reasons for action.
(b) Man in relation to his fellow man.
(c) The purpose of action within a community.
(d) Individual man apart from society.

11. While living in exile, how did Delta feel?
(a) Lonely and forgotten.
(b) A drunkard.
(c) A poor writer.
(d) Popular and well-liked.

12. In cycles that lasted several days, what would Delta do?
(a) Write his poems.
(b) Walk the streets.
(c) Take drugs.
(d) Drink alcohol.

13. After being captured as a Polish soldier, what happened to Delta?
(a) Spent five years in a German labor camp.
(b) Spent five years as a Russian prisoner.
(c) Was conscripted as a Russian soldier.
(d) Was released because he was too weak to work.

14. As detailed in Chapter 6, what was the first maxim of the communist rule as it established power in a newly-conquered country?
(a) Crush opposition at all cost.
(b) Impose educational reforms.
(c) Set minimal demands.
(d) Make the people happy so they agree.

15. As he got older, how did Gamma feel about his life?
(a) He had wasted his youth in service of the party.
(b) He had wasted his youth on reckless living.
(c) He had not devoted enough energy to the party.
(d) He had become too comfortable with his accomplishments.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the title of Beta's first book?

2. What did Delta, in his enthusiasm, love?

3. Why are peasants not particularly dangerous, according to Milosz?

4. In light of Beta's poetry, how does Milosz treat the modern artist's potential?

5. What was the title of Delta's most unusual poem, which spoke in terms best understood in a dream?

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