The Captive Mind Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Beta scornfully realized, how could someone have power in Poland?
(a) Seize it by force.
(b) Overcome the Nazis.
(c) Destroy all Polish underground resistance.
(d) Follow the procedures established by the Polish government.

2. At a fairly young age, how did Beta die?
(a) At the hands of the Nazis.
(b) By suicide.
(c) By an unknown assassin.
(d) At the hands of the communists.

3. Where did the man Gamma grow up?
(a) An eighteenth-century palace.
(b) The country.
(c) A party member's home.
(d) The city.

4. Why do Party dialecticians change the Method when necessary?
(a) History has destroyed all other formulae which claim to be unerring.
(b) Reality proves the Method to be unworkable.
(c) They are forced to modernize.
(d) They want to stay one step ahead of the reactionaries.

5. In communist thought, where is there no division?
(a) Between what man does and what he thinks.
(b) Between man and woman.
(c) Between man and society.
(d) Between worker and peasant.

6. In a weekly magazine, Delta published short theater scenes under what title?
(a) Gray Goose.
(b) Green Goose.
(c) Solomon's Ball.
(d) Falangist.

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

8. What happened when Beta's artistic talent moved to the furthest boundaries of communist dictates?
(a) Words could no longer move him to action.
(b) It could not be satisfied, and he left the party.
(c) Words and individual man lost all meaning.
(d) The words he wrote were the only things he knew.

9. In Chapter 8, Milosz explains that the totalitarian states places such emotional strain on its citizens that what occurs?
(a) They cannot survive long as individuals.
(b) They will cease to think for themselves.
(c) The strain itself determines their actions.
(d) The people cannot be responsible for their actions.

10. During Gamma's youth, Poland gradually separated along what lines?
(a) The traditional right and Soviet left.
(b) The capitalists and communists.
(c) Pro-Semitic and anti-Semitic.
(d) The nationalistic right and socialist left.

11. After two years, Delta returned again to favor, and how did his future look?
(a) He could be assured that it will last.
(b) He was given a ten-year contract.
(c) He was returned only for the translation of a Shakespeare poem.
(d) He could not be assured that it will last.

12. How can the relationship between Gamma and the author be described?
(a) An acquaintanceship.
(b) A love affair.
(c) A deep friendship.
(d) A game.

13. What was the end result of Gamma's poetry?
(a) Poorly written, but heart-felt.
(b) Moving and deeply felt.
(c) Careful word arrangements that said nothing.
(d) Well-written.

14. After coming to power, in 1945, the Party recognized that the best way to control a nation is through what force?
(a) Spies and informers.
(b) The written and spoken word.
(c) Brute force.
(d) Parades and speeches.

15. Why was Gamma's writing weak?
(a) Human emotion.
(b) Empathy.
(c) Previous success.
(d) Proper doctrine.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As Milosz witnessed, why was becoming a communist a difficult decision?

3. What was the result of this group created by Gamma and his friends?

4. How did Delta return to his wife in Poland?

5. Beta remained bitter because he was unable to see what?

(see the answer keys)

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