The Captive Mind Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When a man refuses to become a shock-worker in a factory, what does he soon find?

3. While living in exile, how did Delta feel?

4. As Chapter 8 briefly explains, how does the State regard the propertied class?

5. After coming to power, in 1945, the Party recognized that the best way to control a nation is through what force?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"The moment when bullets pierce the flesh is a moment of amazement for the body. Life and death mingle for a second..." (pg. 184). How accurate is this statement (written and read by people who have never experienced death)? How does this add to the reader's horror of these deaths?

Essay Topic 2

The reader sees, through many examples, that communism seeks to further its rule at all cost, even if that cost be millions of lives. Is this necessary for the continuance of communism, or is there another way? To what extent should a government assert itself on the lives of its citizens in order to survive?

Essay Topic 3

This question has been growing throughout the book: Why does Milosz write? As you answer, consider the writer's responsibility in the world, and the responsibility of a man who has witnessed great evil. Intellectually and ethically, did Milosz make the right choice to write what he saw?

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