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. When he spent time in Moscow, what kinds of reports did Delta send back?
(a) Ones that said exactly what the party wanted to hear.
(b) Ones that glowed with enthusiasm.
(c) Ones that portrayed the city as gloomy.
(d) Ones that spoke haltingly of Russian progress.

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

3. What was the title of Delta's most unusual poem, which spoke in terms best understood in a dream?
(a) The Persian King.
(b) Solomon's Ball.
(c) Folk Fair.
(d) Folk Songs.

4. What was the result of this group created by Gamma and his friends?
(a) The beginning of the communist government in Warsaw.
(b) Exiled for trying to usurp power from the center in Moscow.
(c) Publicly praised for its faithfulness to communist ideals.
(d) Disbanded after two years because it lost popularity.

5. In the context of Chapter 8, peasants are divided into three categories so that what happens?
(a) Work is done most efficiently.
(b) They form ties outside their social class.
(c) The Center can better govern them.
(d) Mutual hatred grows among them.

6. In Milosz's understanding, the class of the bourgeois is comprised of what people?
(a) National companies.
(b) Small merchants and craftsmen.
(c) Workers and peasants.
(d) Workers.

7. Because the Communist Party was at first illegal in Poland, what did party members do?
(a) Had no choice but to rebel against the laws.
(b) Were forced to work only through underground means.
(c) Tried to sway public opinion with writers who were sympathetic to communism.
(d) Bided their time until communism had gained a stronger footing.

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

9. In Chapter 5, how is Beta characterized?
(a) Outspoken and arrogant.
(b) Shy and aloof.
(c) Impossible to understand.
(d) Shy and arrogant.

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

11. In Chapter 8, how does the party treat whatever is not expressed?
(a) It is not dangerous.
(b) It does not exist.
(c) It is not important.
(d) It is most dangerous.

12. When do Beta's stories show that people are good?
(a) Only while acting within civilization.
(b) Inherently.
(c) Only when it directly benefits them.
(d) When life has meaning.

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

14. What kind of mentality do peasants have, according to the state?
(a) Middle-class.
(b) Low-class.
(c) Unrealistic.
(d) Feudalist.

15. Apart from his poetry, what was Delta's personality?
(a) Sly and gloomy.
(b) Completely deceitful.
(c) Sly and fearful.
(d) Optimistic and cheerful.

Short Answer Questions

1. While talking to Beker, who is about to be burned at the crematorium because he is too weak to work, what is Beta's attitude?

2. How does Milosz describe Delta's poetry?

3. As detailed in Chapter 6, what was the first maxim of the communist rule as it established power in a newly-conquered country?

4. According to Chapter 8, how does communism define the reactionary?

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

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