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Brave New World -- Ch. 6-18 Quiz (EXAM) Review
Study for your Chapter 6-18 quiz!
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Which character took a trip to the Savage Reservation and left another character behind?
Which character was left behind at the Savage Reservation?
What kind of ceremony do Bernard and Lenina witness at the Savage Reservation?
a ceremony to make the corn grow
What was the one thing John could do when he was a boy that the other savage boys couldn't do?
Which book did John learn his strange way of speaking English from?
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
The Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning wants to banish Bernard Marx to exile because [---].
(a) Bernard isn't as interested in sports and soma as everyone else; (b) he is interested in one girl most of the time, and (c) he doesn't obey the "teachings of Ford".
The D.H.C. quits his job because [---].
...it is revealed that he is actually a father and has a biological son.
None of the people in London are interested in seeing Linda because [---].
...she has grown fat, ugly, and old.
Dr. Shaw agrees to allow Linda to have as much soma as she wants to because [---].
...he can't make her young again and she has no important role to play in society.
One side effect of taking too much soma is that it [---].
...will eventually paralyze the respiratory system (make it impossible to breathe).
Bernard becomes extremely popular after bringing John and Linda back to London because [---].
...knowing Bernard is the only way anyone else in London will get to meet John.
The thing that John and Helmholtz share is [---].
...a passion for poetry.
Why does Helmholtz laugh when John reads Shakespeare to him?
Helmholtz can't understand the emotions and family relationships that Shakespeare is writing about because he has never experienced them himself.
John repeats the title of the book (a quote from Shakespeare) when he sees [---].
...the Bokanovsky Groups working in the factory.
What is a Bokanovsky Group?
the process of creating numerous human clones (up to 96) from one egg
What is a Malthusian Drill?
an exercise to help unsterilized women and girls remember to take their birth control each day
How do the people in London react to death and dying?
They are conditioned to see it as a normal physiological process and are not bothered by it at all.
How does Lenina feel about John?
She would really like to sleep with him, but wouldn't want to marry him.
How does John react to his trip to the Feelies?
He thinks the experience is horrible and disgusting.
What are the Feelies?
movies that also include smells and sensations
How does John feel about his mother Linda?
He loves her and has many good memories from his childhood with her.
Linda dies from [---].
...a paralyzed respiratory system (she is no longer able to breathe).
John tries to help members of the World State society gain "freedom" by [---].
...throwing their soma ration out the window.
How do people in the World State society cope with unpleasant feelings?
They take soma.
What is soma?
a legal drug with no side effects and no social stigma
How is social conditioning used in the World State?
Conditioning teaches people to appreciate and fully accept their position in life.
Who helps John to attempt to "free" members of the World State society?
How does Bernard Marx react when he sees John attempting to "free" people?
He can't decide whether to join in and help or to stay out of it.
What rumor about Mustapha Mond is proven to be true?
He has a collection of illegal books, and has even read some of them.
What is one thing that John actually likes about the World State?
The fact that music "floats through the air" (played on radios, etc.).
Why aren't people in the World State allowed to read Shakespeare or write similar poetry?
It's old, and the World Controllers want people to only desire NEW things.
Why wouldn't people in the World State be able to understand something like Shakespeare, even if it was new?
Understanding Shakespeare's writing involves understanding emotions that World State people have never experienced (such as the monogamous love in "Romeo and Juliet," for example).
How did the experimental society of just Alphas work out?
It ended with a civil war; the remaining Alphas asked for the World State government to come back.
Which caste would MOST likely be conditioned to enjoy repetitive factory work?
Which caste would MOST likely be conditioned to make decisions related to their work?
Which caste receives a ration of soma every day?
Which caste can choose to take soma whenever they decide they need it?
What interest did Mustapha Mond have to give up in order to become a World Controller?
his interest in science
How does Bernard React when he is told that he will be sent to an island?
He cries and begs for it not to happen.
How does Helmholtz react when he is told that he will be sent to an island?
He is excited, and is happy to be given a choice of which island to go to.
Why does Helmholtz choose to be sent to an island with bad weather?
He thinks it will help him to become a better writer.
How does Mustapha Mond feel about God?
Mustapha Mond believes that because the World State people are young their whole lives and solve their problems with soma, they will never feel a need for God.
According to Mustapha Mond, what are the TWO goals of a civilized society?
stability and happiness
What disgusts John the most about the World State society?
The World Controllers have made life too easy for people.
If given a choice between eternal happiness and a life filled with challenges and discomfort, which would John choose?
John would choose a life that might mean he would be unhappy sometimes.
John decides he must purify himself to rid himself of the "filth" of the World State. What does he do to purify himself.
(a) He makes himself throw up, (b) he prays, (c) he holds his arms out as if he was on a cross until his arms hurt, and (d) he beats himself with a whip
Why won't Mustapha Mond allow John to go away to an island?
He tells John that he would like the "experiment" (of John living in London society) to continue. In other words, he is interested in continuing to experiment with John's life at John's expense.
Why does John decide to leave London?
He wants to "escape further contamination by the filth of civilized life".
What kind of place does John find for his home?
an old abandoned lighthouse
What is penance?
something that you do or are given to do in order to show that you are sad or sorry about doing something wrong
How does John treat the reporter who comes to interview him?
He yells at him, spins him around, and kicks him in the rear.
Which item from the novel represents instant gratification?
John's penance is filmed secretly in order to [---].
...make a film that will be used at the Feelies.
What woman makes John go crazy and attack her at the end of the novel?
How does John escape the World State at the end of the novel?
He hangs himself.
What is a utopia?
a place or society that appears perfect in every way
What is a dystopia?
a place or society which is in complete chaos
Which slogan means that people shouldn't worry about the past or future and only focus on the present (and take soma if anything worries them)?
"Was and will make me ill; I take a gramme and only am."
Which slogan means that people should not fix old or ruined things and should spend as much money as they can?
"The more stitches, the less riches."
Which slogan implies that having unpleasant feelings will ruin the stability of society?
"When the individual feels, the community reels."
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