Brave New World Part 1-chapters 1 Through 5

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  • 1. 

    Why does Huxley (the author) begin our story in the Hatchery and Conditioning Center?

    • A.

      To show how automated the society is

    • B.

      To show how strange the process of birth is now

    • C.

      To show how Lenina is part of the social makeup

    • D.

      To show how Bernard hates the world as it is now

    Correct Answer
    A. To show how automated the society is
    Explanation
    The author begins the story in the Hatchery and Conditioning Center to demonstrate the level of automation in the society. By describing the process of birth and conditioning, Huxley highlights how technology and machinery have replaced natural reproduction and human agency. This setting emphasizes the lack of individuality and control in the society, as everything is controlled and determined by the automated systems.

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  • 2. 

    What are the levels of the caste system in this new society?

    • A.

      Alpha, gamma, beta, delta, epsilon

    • B.

      Alpha, beta, delta, gamma, epsilon

    • C.

      Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, gregis

    • D.

      Alpha, gamma, beta, epsilon, delta

    Correct Answer
    B. Alpha, beta, delta, gamma, epsilon
    Explanation
    The levels of the caste system in this new society are arranged in the following order: alpha, beta, delta, gamma, epsilon.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Bokanovsky Process within the factory?

    • A.

      It's the process where alphas are separated from gammas

    • B.

      It's the process where one egg can make over 10,000 offspring

    • C.

      It's the process where only one female and one male create all children

    • D.

      It's the process where people are chosen to be controllers

    Correct Answer
    B. It's the process where one egg can make over 10,000 offspring
    Explanation
    The Bokanovsky Process within the factory refers to the process where one egg can produce over 10,000 offspring. This implies that through this process, the reproduction is artificially controlled and manipulated to maximize the number of individuals generated from a single egg. This method is likely implemented in order to increase the efficiency of the production of individuals in the factory, allowing for a greater number of people to be created in a shorter amount of time.

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  • 4. 

    After blood surrogate is added to the process and intelligence and physical characteristics are determined, how are the babies "born"?

    • A.

      They are sucked out of the jars

    • B.

      They are put into an incubator and then drawn out through a tube

    • C.

      They are decanted by popping the lid of the jar

    • D.

      They are broken out of the jar by a hammer

    Correct Answer
    C. They are decanted by popping the lid of the jar
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the babies are decanted by popping the lid of the jar. This suggests that the babies are not born in the traditional sense but rather removed from the jar in which they were developed. The term "decanting" implies a controlled pouring or extraction process, indicating that the babies are carefully removed from the jar after the lid is opened.

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  • 5. 

    We meet Lenina during her workshift at the factory who is immunizing babies for different climates as well as different jobs.  Each baby is organically conditioned to what?

    • A.

      Be a part of the society

    • B.

      Be used to aspects of their jobs by conditioning

    • C.

      Be one in a million of Epsilons

    • D.

      Be bokanovskified later on in the process

    Correct Answer
    B. Be used to aspects of their jobs by conditioning
    Explanation
    Lenina is shown working at the factory where she immunizes babies. These babies are being organically conditioned to become accustomed to different aspects of their future jobs. Therefore, the correct answer is that they are being conditioned to be used to aspects of their jobs.

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  • 6. 

    The director explains that babies are created in this factory like way because

    • A.

      Families are disgusting and old fashioned

    • B.

      Families are considered perversions of the way people relate

    • C.

      Families are now split up into caste groups

    • D.

      Families are too viviparous in nature

    Correct Answer
    A. Families are disgusting and old fashioned
  • 7. 

    When the director shows the students the conditioning process, they see that babies are conditioned

    • A.

      To like certain things and hate others

    • B.

      To want only the things the director tells them to

    • C.

      To talk and speak like Deltas do

    • D.

      To be workers and thinkers like Alphas

    Correct Answer
    A. To like certain things and hate others
    Explanation
    The director shows the students the conditioning process to demonstrate that babies are conditioned to like certain things and hate others. This implies that through conditioning, individuals can be trained to have preferences and aversions towards specific objects or experiences.

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  • 8. 

    What process is explained through the story of Rueben, the little Polish boy who learned things in his sleep by accident?

    • A.

      Bokanovsky's process

    • B.

      Conditioning 101

    • C.

      Reading and writing

    • D.

      Hypnopedia

    Correct Answer
    D. Hypnopedia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is hypnopedia. Hypnopedia is the process explained through the story of Rueben, the little Polish boy who learned things in his sleep by accident. Hypnopedia refers to the idea of learning or acquiring knowledge while asleep, typically through the use of recorded messages or stimuli played during sleep. In the story, Rueben unintentionally learns things in his sleep, which aligns with the concept of hypnopedia.

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  • 9. 

    Hypnopedia is not used to deliver information to the children while they sleep, it is used more to condition them to

    • A.

      Stay within their borders of their caste

    • B.

      Stay within the dating circle they were assigned to

    • C.

      Stay within the morals of their caste

    • D.

      Stay with the job they are given

    Correct Answer
    C. Stay within the morals of their caste
    Explanation
    Hypnopedia is a technique used to deliver information or messages to individuals while they are asleep. In this context, it is explained that Hypnopedia is not used to deliver information to children while they sleep, but rather to condition them to stay within the morals of their caste. This means that the purpose of Hypnopedia in this scenario is to instill and reinforce the moral values and principles that are expected within their specific social group or caste.

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  • 10. 

    Why does the director make the sign of the capital letter T after certain statements to the students?

    • A.

      It is the broken cross to represent Jesus

    • B.

      It is the sign of Ford, the new god

    • C.

      It is the sign of Chevy to honor trucks and tires

    • D.

      It is the sign of the Nazi party

    Correct Answer
    B. It is the sign of Ford, the new god
    Explanation
    The director making the sign of the capital letter T after certain statements to the students suggests that he sees Ford as a new god. This implies that the director has a strong belief in the power and influence of Ford, potentially viewing the company as a deity-like figure. The T symbol could represent the Ford logo or some other association with the brand, signifying the director's reverence towards it.

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  • 11. 

    We get to hear some of the repeated tape for each caste and what is the major difference between Alphas and Betas?

    • A.

      Alphas are superior and Betas are just a step below

    • B.

      Alphas are superior and Betas are just as great

    • C.

      Alphas are superior and Betas are their servants

    • D.

      Alphas are superior and Betas are in charge of telling everyone

    Correct Answer
    A. Alphas are superior and Betas are just a step below
    Explanation
    The major difference between Alphas and Betas is that Alphas are considered superior, while Betas are just a step below. This implies that Alphas hold a higher social status and have more privileges and power compared to Betas. The phrase "just a step below" suggests that Betas are not as highly regarded or valued as Alphas, indicating a clear hierarchy between the two castes.

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  • 12. 

    The other purpose of all this conditioning is to make sure that each caste will not only understand who they are, but they will also

    • A.

      Walk dogs and cats that are owned by Alphas

    • B.

      Drink the wine made for their caste

    • C.

      Eat the food they are told to

    • D.

      Buy products they are told to

    Correct Answer
    D. Buy products they are told to
    Explanation
    The purpose of all this conditioning is to ensure that each caste not only knows their identity but also follows the instructions given to them. This includes buying the products they are instructed to purchase.

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  • 13. 

    In the garden with the children, the students are shown what by the director?

    • A.

      They see children playing and learning about sex with each other

    • B.

      They see children playing music and coloring pictures

    • C.

      They see children playing a game and losing and crying

    • D.

      They see children playing with puppies and kitties

    Correct Answer
    A. They see children playing and learning about sex with each other
  • 14. 

    When we meet Mustapha Mond, the world controller for that region, he explains what to the students?

    • A.

      Families are disgusting and history is crap

    • B.

      Families are old fashioned and babies are in need of other teachers

    • C.

      Families are broken up to start with and hypnopedia repairs it

    • D.

      Families are disgusting and history is read as needed

    Correct Answer
    A. Families are disgusting and history is crap
    Explanation
    When Mustapha Mond, the world controller, explains to the students, he states that families are disgusting and history is crap. This suggests that in the world depicted in the question, the concept of families is viewed negatively and history is considered unimportant or worthless.

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  • 15. 

    What does this quote from Mustapha Mond mean:  "Without stability, civilization cannot exist."

    • A.

      If we don't civilize everyone now, then we won't even out.

    • B.

      If we don't stabilize people, they do whatever they want.

    • C.

      If we don't have a way to even everyone out, then we must kill off some.

    • D.

      If we don't even everyone out, then society will continue to be crazy

    Correct Answer
    D. If we don't even everyone out, then society will continue to be crazy
    Explanation
    This quote from Mustapha Mond means that without stability, civilization cannot exist. It implies that in order for society to function properly, there needs to be a sense of balance and equality among its members. If everyone is not brought to the same level or if there is a lack of stability, then society will descend into chaos and disorder.

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  • 16. 

    What was the event that triggered the change into the society of the novel?

    • A.

      WW# WW3 WW3

    • B.

      WW2

    • C.

      10 years war

    • D.

      9 years war

    Correct Answer
    D. 9 years war
    Explanation
    The event that triggered the change in the society of the novel was the 9 years war.

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  • 17. 

    What do we find out about Bernard when we meet him in the elevator with Henry Foster?

    • A.

      He hates Henry Foster

    • B.

      He is in love with Lenina

    • C.

      He is in love with Fanny, Lenina's friend

    • D.

      He is not comfortable with who he is

    Correct Answer
    B. He is in love with Lenina
    Explanation
    When we meet Bernard in the elevator with Henry Foster, we find out that he is in love with Lenina. This is implied by the fact that Bernard feels uncomfortable and jealous when he sees Lenina with Henry Foster, indicating his romantic feelings towards her.

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  • 18. 

    Why is it important that Lenina have as many sex partners as possible and not stick with one man?

    • A.

      Everyone belongs to everyone else

    • B.

      Most people should have a lot of sex

    • C.

      Everyone should have sex only with Lenina

    • D.

      Most people should have sex with the ones they love

    Correct Answer
    A. Everyone belongs to everyone else
    Explanation
    In the society depicted in the question, the concept of individual ownership and exclusivity is rejected. The phrase "everyone belongs to everyone else" suggests that there is no concept of monogamy or exclusive relationships. Instead, it emphasizes the idea that individuals should be available for sexual relationships with multiple partners. This is considered important because it promotes a sense of communal ownership and eliminates possessiveness and jealousy that can arise from exclusive relationships. It also aligns with the overall theme of the society, which emphasizes the eradication of individuality and the prioritization of collective interests.

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  • 19. 

    What is the connection between Helmholtz and Bernard?  What idea do they both share?

    • A.

      They both want to date Lenina

    • B.

      They both resist SOMA and write poetry

    • C.

      They both see themselves as individuals and resist SOMA

    • D.

      They both desire something new

    Correct Answer
    C. They both see themselves as individuals and resist SOMA
    Explanation
    Helmholtz and Bernard both see themselves as individuals and resist SOMA. This means that they do not conform to the societal norms and expectations imposed by the use of the drug SOMA. They value their individuality and believe in the importance of experiencing a full range of human emotions, even if it means facing discomfort and pain. They both resist the numbing effects of SOMA and instead seek authenticity and genuine human experiences.

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  • 20. 

    What does annihilate mean?

    • A.

      Destroy buildings

    • B.

      Utterly destroy

    • C.

      Nuke people

    • D.

      Breathe in sharply

    Correct Answer
    B. Utterly destroy
    Explanation
    Annihilate means to utterly destroy something, causing complete devastation or elimination. It implies a complete and thorough eradication, leaving nothing behind. The term does not specifically refer to destroying buildings or nuking people, but rather encompasses any form of complete destruction.

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  • 21. 

    The opposite of contretemps is

    • A.

      Rolling backwards

    • B.

      Conflicting opinions

    • C.

      Smooth sailing

    • D.

      Awkward moment

    Correct Answer
    C. Smooth sailing
    Explanation
    The opposite of contretemps, which means an unexpected and unfortunate event or disagreement, would be smooth sailing, which refers to a situation or experience that is free from difficulties or obstacles. This term implies a sense of ease and success, contrasting with the notion of a contretemps.

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  • 22. 

    The word that means the same as carnage is

    • A.

      Canines

    • B.

      Garage

    • C.

      Healing

    • D.

      Holocaust

    Correct Answer
    D. Holocaust
    Explanation
    The word "carnage" refers to a scene of violent and widespread slaughter or bloodshed. Similarly, the word "holocaust" also denotes a mass destruction or slaughter, especially on a large scale. Both words convey a sense of extreme devastation and loss of life. Therefore, "holocaust" is the correct answer as it is a synonym for "carnage."

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  • 23. 

    Read the sentence and then answer the question: The viviparous way to breed pit bulls in one of the best ways to ensure the pups you want. Which sentence below uses viviparous in the same way as the bold faced sentence.

    • A.

      Viviparous ways to eat lunch are not unknown to me.

    • B.

      She has so much viviparous to her presentation.

    • C.

      All of our cows tend to viviparously calf.

    • D.

      Viviparous swipes at her cat made her angry.

    Correct Answer
    C. All of our cows tend to viviparously calf.
  • 24. 

    The meaning of burgeon is

    • A.

      Wither

    • B.

      Blossom

    • C.

      Connective

    • D.

      Burnt

    Correct Answer
    B. Blossom
    Explanation
    The word "burgeon" means to grow or develop rapidly. The word "wither" means to dry up or decay. "Blossom" means to bloom or flourish. "Connective" refers to something that connects or joins. "Burnt" means to be charred or scorched. Among these options, "blossom" is the correct meaning of "burgeon" as it accurately reflects the idea of growth and development.

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  • 25. 

    The opposite of sententious is

    • A.

      Wordy

    • B.

      Tense

    • C.

      Questionable

    • D.

      Amazing

    Correct Answer
    B. Tense
    Explanation
    The opposite of sententious is "tense" because sententious means being concise and expressing opinions or ideas in a pompous or moralizing manner. Tense, on the other hand, refers to a state of being nervous, anxious, or stressed, which is the opposite of being concise and moralizing.

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  • 26. 

    Read the sentence and then answer the question: Their faces seemed maudlin after they heard about the tragedy. Which sentence below is maudlin used the same way as the bold faced sentence?

    • A.

      Aunt Maudlin works out of her house for money.

    • B.

      The maudlin music seemed to infect the audience with tears.

    • C.

      At dinner, the maudlin seemed like it was overdone.

    • D.

      Maudlin expressions make everyone feel better.

    Correct Answer
    B. The maudlin music seemed to infect the audience with tears.
  • 27. 

    Which word below means the same thing as furtive?

    • A.

      Shifty

    • B.

      Alone

    • C.

      Grow fast

    • D.

      Stupid

    Correct Answer
    A. Shifty
    Explanation
    The word "furtive" means secretive or sly. Similarly, the word "shifty" also carries the same meaning, referring to someone or something that is dishonest or evasive in their actions or behavior. Therefore, "shifty" is the correct answer as it is a synonym of "furtive".

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  • 28. 

    Which word below means nearly the opposite of posthumous?

    • A.

      Postnormal

    • B.

      Postout

    • C.

      Postmortem

    • D.

      Postnotice

    Correct Answer
    C. Postmortem
    Explanation
    The word "postmortem" means an examination or investigation conducted after death. The opposite of this would be something that occurs before death or is related to the living. Therefore, none of the other options - postnormal, postout, and postnotice - convey the opposite meaning of postmortem.

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  • 29. 

    Which word below means the same thing as decant?

    • A.

      Bowl

    • B.

      Grab

    • C.

      Scrape

    • D.

      Tap

    Correct Answer
    D. Tap
    Explanation
    The word "tap" means the same thing as decant. Decanting refers to pouring a liquid from one container to another, typically to separate it from sediment or to transfer it carefully. Similarly, tapping involves gently pouring or transferring a liquid by using a tap or spout. Therefore, tap is the word that has the closest meaning to decant.

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  • 30. 

    Which word below means the opposite of abject?

    • A.

      Dishonorable

    • B.

      Excellent

    • C.

      Worthless

    • D.

      Incredulous

    Correct Answer
    B. Excellent
    Explanation
    The word "excellent" means of the highest quality or extremely good, while "abject" means extremely bad or miserable. Therefore, "excellent" is the opposite of "abject" as it represents something of great quality or goodness.

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  • 31. 

    Please select ONE of the essay questions below to answer with a minimum of three paragraphs and TWO examples from the story: a)  In what ways does this new society treat people like commodities? [things that are traded and worth or NOT worth something] b) It seems undeniable that most World State members are happy, though people like Bernard and Helmholtz might criticize the quality of their lives. What, then, is wrong with World State society? c) How does this society treat its members like children?

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