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Review Unit 7

QuestionAnswer
Orwell’s attitude towards the native people can best be described as which of the following? sympathetic, but annoyed
The chief topic of this selection is Orwell’s hatred for British imperialism &Peer pressure
Why does Orwell’s character, in the end, shoot the elephant? He feels pressured by the expectations of the native population and the weight of British imperialism
Orwell takes great length in describing the elephant’s demis What does his description foreshadow? the fall of the empire
In this story, Burma is a colony of what empire? The British Empire.
Each of the following quotations contains irony EXCEPT: “All this was perplexing and upsetting.”
The relationship between the Farquars and Gideon reflects the theme that racial inequities poison our society
After the scooter incident, Gideon withdraws emotionally from Teddy because he realizes the color barrier will kill the friendship.
The witchcraft of the story’s title refers to the secret root, which is Lessing’s metaphor for the natives’ only remaining power
The Farquars hope Gideon will cooperate with the doctor because they wish to promote medical progress
The conflict between Gideon and his white antagonists is resolved when Gideon and the Farquars joke about the root.
Which of the following best describes the young couple at the beginning of “Marriage is a Private Affair”? They are engaged to be married
In “Marriage is a Private Affair,” why does Nene press Nnaemeka to write his father about their engagement despite Nnaemeka’s reluctance to do so? She does not understand why the news will be a shock
In “Marriage is a Private Affair,” a cosmopolitan atmosphere is described as a place where people could marry whomever they wish. What is another way to describe this atmosphere? accepting
At the end of “Marriage is a Private Affair,” which change in the story’s atmosphere, marked by lightning and thunder, relates to the father’s change of heart toward his son’s marriage? He imagines his poor grandchildren standing in the rain
In “Marriage is a Private Affair,” why does Okeke pray for Nnaemeka even though he will not speak to his son? He believes his son’s decision is dangerous
Which event in the excerpt from Nectar in a Sieve demonstrates both Rukmani's traditional views and her willingness to adapt to modern ways? She prays to have sons but also seeks Kenny's medical assistance to conceive them.
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force
Socialism an economic and political system in which the government controls property and the distribution of income
Memoir a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources
Created by: Mrs.Webb