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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

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1. What is the name of the process that allows the Hatchery to produce many clones from a single egg?

2. The term for birth in the Hatchery is

3. How are children in the Nursery conditioned to dislike books and flowers?

4. What two hypnopaedic lessons are the children in the Nursery learning during the boys’ tour of the Hatchery?

5. Why does Fanny try to convince Lenina to be more promiscuous?

6. Why are Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson friends?

7. How does the Solidarity Service end?

8. How does Bernard convince Lenina to go on a date with him?

9. Where is the Savage Reservation located?

10. How does Lenina react to observing the Savage religious ritual?

11. Which one of the following World State sayings has to do with soma?

12. What is the purpose of the religious ritual performed by the Savages?

13. Why was Linda attacked by the other women of the village in the Reservation?

14. What was the first book that John read as a child?

15. What is the name of the feely that John watches on his date with Lenina?

16. After his return from the Reservation with the Savage, what event leads to Bernard’s fall from social grace?

17. Why is Helmholtz first criticized by the World State authorities?

18. What is the lesson of the Cyprus experiment described by Mustapha Mond?

19. What did Mustapha Mond do that almost got him exiled to an island?

20. Mustapha Mond says that “You can’t have a lasting civilization without . . .”

21. What does “V.P.S.” stand for?

22. After retreating to the lighthouse, what does John do that first attracts the reporters?

23. What motivates John’s suicide at the end of the novel?

24. Mustapha Mond tells John that civilizations have to choose between God and

25. Of the following, who rejects Lenina's sexual advances?

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Our Ford

by AP-ness, July 29, 2012

Replacing the concept of a belief-based, non-verifiable being with Ford, a man who existed, eliminates all the wonder and mystery related to traditional religions.
Also eliminating all other belief systems with a single, inarguable "godhead" rids the World State citizens of anxiety and conflicts based on religious beliefs and orthodoxies.

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