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Quiz: Analyze the Impact of Word Choice Question 1a of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064412 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which statement best explains Orwell’s feelings about his role as a British police officer living in Burma? Choice Feedback *A. Orwell did not agree with the imperialistic practices of the British, so he sided with the Burmese. Correct! B. Orwell hoped for a balance of power between imperialist Britain and the Burmese government. C. Orwell disliked the Burmese and believed Britain’s tough imperialist practices were needed to control Burma’s barbarism. D. Orwell felt compassion for the Burmese people but believed that Britain could bring them a better way of life. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Orwell did not agree with the imperialistic practices of the British, so he sided with the Burmese. Question 1b of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064413 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which statement best explains Orwell’s feelings about his role as a British police officer living in Burma? Choice Feedback *A. Orwell was frustrated by his position due to the constant teasing by the Burmese people. Correct! B. Orwell was encouraged by the good work Britain was doing in bringing civilization to a suffering country. C. Orwell disliked being part of imperialist Britain and wanted to become a citizen of Burma. D. Orwell felt patriotic working as a British police officer but longed for the comfort of his home country. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Orwell was frustrated by his position due to the constant teasing by the Burmese people. Question 1c of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064414 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which statement best explains Orwell’s feelings about his role as a British police officer living in Burma? Choice Feedback *A. Orwell disliked the imperialist practices of the British but also disliked the treatment he received from the Burmese. Correct! B. Orwell had compassion for the Burmese people but believed that Britain could bring them a better way of life. C. Orwell felt patriotic working as a British police officer but longed for the comfort of his home country. D. Orwell enjoyed the cultural blending he experienced in Burma but thought the Burmese culture to be superior. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Orwell disliked the imperialist practices of the British but also disliked the treatment he received from the Burmese. Question 2a of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064416 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Read this sentence from “Shooting an Elephant”: The thick blood welled out of him like red velvet, but still he did not die. Which connotation best matches the word velvet as it is used in this excerpt? Choice Feedback *A. Smooth and costly Correct! B. Peaceful and nostalgic C. Cynical and gloomy D. Haunting and somber Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Smooth and costly. Question 2b of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064417 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Read this sentence from “Shooting an Elephant”: I marched down the hill, looking and feeling a fool, with the rifle over my shoulder and an ever-growing army of people jostling at my heels. Which connotation best matches the word jostling as it is used in this excerpt? Choice Feedback *A. Disorderly and anxious Correct! B. Angry and grumpy C. Tense and hostile D. Violent and terrifying Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Disorderly and anxious. Question 2c of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064418 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Read this sentence from “Shooting an Elephant”: The sole thought in my mind was that if anything went wrong those two thousand Burmans would see me pursued, caught, trampled on and reduced to a grinning corpse like that Indian up the hill. Which connotation best matches the word grinning as it is used in this excerpt? Choice Feedback *A. Ignorant and foolish Correct! B. Happy and peaceful C. Bored and disconnected D. Relieved and tranquil Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Ignorant and foolish. Question 3a of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064420 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How do Orwell’s feelings about his job most clearly parallel his feelings about shooting the elephant? Choice Feedback *A. He doesn’t want to shoot the elephant but feels obligated to, just like he feels obligated to do a job he doesn’t like. Correct! B. He likes the challenge of killing a large animal just as he enjoys helping Britain subdue a colonized country. C. He enjoys showing off for the Burmese villagers just as he likes holding an official position of the British government. D. He doesn’t want the elephant to hurt a villager but recognizes that villagers don’t care if he gets hurt. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: He doesn’t want to shoot the elephant but feels obligated to, just like he feels obligated to do a job he doesn’t like. Question 3b of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064421 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How do Orwell’s feelings about his job most clearly parallel his feelings about shooting the elephant? Choice Feedback *A. Orwell is facing a moral struggle with shooting the elephant, just as he faces the moral struggle of serving a country he disagrees with. Correct! B. Orwell believes the elephant to be a dangerous threat to the village, just as he believes the Burmese people are a threat to civilized life. C. Orwell is hoping to avoid killing the elephant just as he hopes he can avoid being an imperialist officer. D. Orwell despises the bothersome animal just as he despises the Burmese people. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Orwell is facing a moral struggle with shooting the elephant, just as he faces the moral struggle of serving a country he disagrees with. Question 3c of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064422 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How do Orwell’s feelings about his job most clearly parallel his feelings about shooting the elephant? Choice Feedback *A. Orwell faces the tricky aspect of pleasing the Burmese people by killing the elephant, just as he faces the trickiness of enforcing imperialism when he doesn’t agree with it. Correct! B. Orwell wants to kill the animal to please those watching, just as he wants to impress the other officers that he works with. C. Orwell wants the elephant to suffer the consequences of killing a man, just as he wants the British government to suffer the consequences of mistreating the Burmese people. D. Orwell despises the bothersome animal just as he despises the Burmese people. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Orwell faces the tricky aspect of pleasing the Burmese people by killing the elephant, just as he faces the trickiness of enforcing imperialism when he doesn’t agree with it. Question 4a of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064424 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: With which statement would Orwell most likely agree? Choice Feedback *A. Imperialism is contradictory because the oppressor becomes oppressed when he seeks to pacify those he rules. Correct! B. Imperialism is beneficial for both the colonized country and the colonizing country. C. Imperialism offers an uncivilized country the chance to add value to its culture. D. Imperialism is a large financial burden for the mother country because it must correct the financial problems of the colony. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Imperialism is contradictory because the oppressor becomes oppressed when he seeks to pacify those he rules. Question 4b of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064425 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: With which statement would Orwell most likely agree? Choice Feedback *A. Labeling colonized people “natives” gives the imperialist country a sense of worth and superiority. Correct! B. Indigenous people gain “acceptance” in the world when an imperialist country takes them over. C. The citizens of an imperialist country are proud of their country’s involvement in the colonization of other countries. D. Imperialism is beneficial for both the colonized country and the colonizing country. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Labeling colonized people “natives” gives the imperialist country a sense of worth and superiority. Question 4c of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064426 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: With which statement would Orwell most likely agree? Choice Feedback *A. Even though the imperialist country feels in control, it isn’t because the colonized people force it to meet certain expectations. Correct! B. Imperialism is a large financial burden for the mother country because it must correct the financial problems of the colony. C. Indigenous people gain acceptance in the world when an imperialist country takes them over. D. Racial issues between colonized peoples and their imperialist brothers are minimal since the mother country is bringing aid to the smaller country. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Even though the imperialist country feels in control, it isn’t because the colonized people force it to meet certain expectations. Question 5a of 10 ( 1 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064428 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which phrase defines point of view? Choice Feedback *A. The perspective from which a story is told Correct! B. The author’s attitude toward the story’s subject C. The theme created by the story’s content D. The amount of sensory details given by a character Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The perspective from which a story is told. Question 5b of 10 ( 1 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064429 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How is point of view determined in a story? Choice Feedback *A. By identifying the story’s narrator Correct! B. By analyzing themes and motifs in a story C. By using dialogue to tell a story D. By deciphering the author’s name Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: By identifying the story’s narrator. Question 5c of 10 ( 1 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064430 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: What point of view most closely reveals the narrator’s feelings and thoughts? Choice Feedback *A. First-person point of view Correct! B. Unbiased point of view C. Third-person point of view D. Thematic point of view Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: First-person point of view. Question 6a of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064432 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which scene from “Shooting an Elephant” is most likely a metaphor for the ineffectiveness of imperialism? Choice Feedback *A. The elephant death scene Correct! B. The tracking of the elephant C. The elephant’s killing of the Indian D. The officers’ opinions on killing the elephant Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The elephant death scene. Question 6b of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064433 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which scene from “Shooting an Elephant” is most likely a metaphor for the imperialists’ misguided understanding of how their own system works? Choice Feedback *A. The elephant death scene Correct! B. The request for a larger rifle C. The initial spotting of the elephant D. The elephant’s killing of the Indian Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The elephant death scene. Question 6c of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064434 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which scene from “Shooting an Elephant” is most likely a metaphor for the imperialists’ poor governance of a colonized country? Choice Feedback *A. Orwell’s failed attempt to kill the elephant quickly Correct! B. Orwell’s request for a larger rifle C. Orwell’s first sighting of the elephant D. Orwell’s encounter with the elephant’s victim Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Orwell’s failed attempt to kill the elephant quickly. Question 7a of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064436 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Read this sentence from “Shooting an Elephant”: When a nimble Burman tripped me up on the football field and the referee (another Burman) looked the other way, the crowd yelled with hideous laughter. Which theme is best represented in this excerpt? Choice Feedback *A. The indigenous population often resents imperialist presence in the country. Correct! B. Imperialism is driven by a simple desire to blend an old culture with a new one. C. Imperialism destroys the indigenous culture because they can no longer act upon their personal feelings. D. The practices of imperialism are often brutal and painful and not what the imperialists expected. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The indigenous population often resents imperialist presence in the country. Question 7b of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064437 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Read this sentence from “Shooting an Elephant”: The people expected it of me and I had got to do it; I could feel their two thousand wills pressing me forward, irresistibly. (. . .) A white man mustn’t be frightened in front of “natives”; and so, in general, he isn’t frightened. Which theme is best represented in this excerpt? Choice Feedback *A. Imperialism is driven by a desire to maintain an image of control. Correct! B. Imperialism forces a man to adhere to his country’s views even when it goes against the colonized country’s culture. C. The practices of Imperialism often produce conflicted feelings of the imperialist toward the indigenous population. D. The practices of Imperialism are often brutal toward the indigenous people. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: Imperialism is driven by a desire to maintain an image of control. Question 7c of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064438 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Read this sentence from “Shooting an Elephant”: [The elephant’s] body did not even jerk when the shots hit him, the tortured breathing continued without a pause. He was dying, very slowly and in great agony, but in some world remote from me where not even a bullet could damage him further. Which theme is best represented in this sentence? Choice Feedback *A. The practices of imperialism are often drawn-out and painful and not what the imperialists expect. Correct! B. Imperialism destroys both the oppressed and the oppressor, driven by a desire to maintain an image of control. C. The practices of imperialism often produce conflicted feelings in the imperialist toward the indigenous population. D. There is a struggle between morality and obligation when it comes to the practices of Imperialism. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The practices of imperialism are often drawn-out and painful and not what the imperialists expect. Question 8a of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064440 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which excerpt from the essay most clearly portrays the Burmese with negative connotations? Choice Feedback *A. There were several thousands of [Buddhist priests] in the town and none of them seemed to have anything to do except stand on street corners and jeer at Europeans. Correct! B. And afterwards I was very glad that the [Indian] had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant. C. The wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages of the lock-ups, the grey, cowed faces of the long-term convicts . . . all these oppressed me with an intolerable sense of guilt. D. Theoretically — and secretly, of course — I was all for the Burmese and all against their oppressors, the British. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: There were several thousands of them [Buddhist priests] in the town and none of them seemed to have anything to do except stand on street corners and jeer at Europeans. Question 8b of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064441 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which excerpt from the essay most clearly portrays the Burmese with negative connotations? Choice Feedback *A. When I pulled the trigger I did not hear the bang or feel the kick — one never does when a shot goes home — but I heard the devilish roar of glee that went up from the crowd. Correct! B. We began questioning the people as to where the elephant had gone and, as usual, failed to get any definite information. C. Various Burmans stopped me on the way and told me about the elephant’s doings. D. It was a tiny incident in itself, but it gave me a better glimpse than I had had before of the real nature of imperialism — the real motives for which despotic governments act. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: When I pulled the trigger I did not hear the bang or feel the kick — one never does when a shot goes home — but I heard the devilish roar of glee that went up from the crowd. Question 8c of 10 ( 3 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064442 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which excerpt from the essay most clearly portrays imperialism with negative connotations? Choice Feedback *A. As for the job I was doing, I hated it more bitterly than I can perhaps make clear. In a job like that you see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters. Correct! B. I did not even know that the British Empire is dying, still less did I know that it is a great deal better than the younger empires that are going to supplant it. C. [W]ith another part I thought that the greatest joy in the world would be to drive a bayonet into a Buddhist priest’s guts. D. [A]fterwards I was very glad that the [Indian] had been killed; it put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient pretext for shooting the elephant. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: As for the job I was doing, I hated it more bitterly than I can perhaps make clear. In a job like that you see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters. Question 9a of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064444 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How does the story’s point of view most clearly strengthen the story? Choice Feedback *A. It gives the reader a window into the narrator’s thoughts and feelings. Correct! B. It allows the reader to understand various characters’ inner thoughts. C. It shows the reader an objective view of the situation. D. It presents the reader with more than one opinion about the situation. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: It gives the reader a window into the narrator’s thoughts and feelings. Question 9b of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064445 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How does the story’s point of view most clearly strengthen the story? Choice Feedback *A. It enables the reader to detect and better understand the narrator’s biases and feelings. Correct! B. It allows the reader to get a big picture understanding by telling all the characters’ feelings and thoughts. C. It presents the reader with a personal connection by allowing the narrator to directly address the reader. D. It shows the reader an objective view of the situation because the narrator’s view is unbiased. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: It enables the reader to detect and better understand the narrator’s biases and feelings. Question 9c of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064446 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: How does the story’s point of view most clearly strengthen the story? Choice Feedback *A. When the narrator reveals his personal thoughts and feelings, it allows the reader to better understand the conflict going on within him. Correct! B. When the narrator directly addresses the reader with various questions, a personal connection is created. C. When the narrator tells the story without any personal bias, the reader gets an objective view of the situation. D. When the narrator switches from one character to the next, the reader can form an unbiased opinion about the different versions of the story. Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: When the narrator reveals his personal thoughts and feelings, it allows the reader to better understand the conflict going on within him. Question 10a of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064448 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which extended metaphor most likely represents the imperialist country? Choice Feedback *A. The narrator Correct! B. The elephant C. The murdered Indian D. The football referee Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The narrator. Question 10b of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064449 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which extended metaphor most likely represents the colonized country? Choice Feedback *A. The elephant Correct! B. The narrator C. The elephant rifle D. The narrator’s conscience Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The elephant. Question 10c of 10 ( 4 Analyze the Impact of Word Choice 1064450 ) Maximum Attempts: 1 Question Type: Multiple Choice Maximum Score: 2 Question: Which extended metaphor most likely represents the imperialist treatment of colonies? Choice Feedback *A. The elephant’s slow death Correct! B. The villagers’ hostility C. The rampaging elephant D. The narrator’s indecision Global Incorrect Feedback The correct answer is: The elephant’s slow death.
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