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Brave New World

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NAME(S): ________12.5/20_____________________________________________________________________

Worksheet on BRAVE NEW WORLD

Answer the following items. (1 pt. each except when indicated otherwise; total: 20 pts.; +5 pts. for those who get a perfect score)

  1. Give the author (full name, spelled correctly) and first publication date of Brave New World:  

Aldous Leonard Huxley, 1932

  1. What is the year in which the events in Brave New World occur?  

        2540 [in what era? – incomplete; ½ pt.]

  1. Give the motto of the World State:          

        Community, Identity, Stability

  1. In the blank, rewrite in their proper order these six key steps in the conditioning of human beings in the World State: Social Predestination, Fertilization, Neo-Pavlovian Conditioning, Decanting, Hypnopaedia, Bottling  (3 pts.)

        

Fertilization, [missing stage] social predestination, Decanting, Neo-pavlovian conditioning, hypnopaedia__2pts.___________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Name the institution in which these conditioning steps are undertaken:  

CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE

  1. Name the process in which the development of ova is arrested at intervals in order to induce them to “bud”:  

BOKANOVSKY PROCESS

  1. Why is this process considered to be a major instrument of social stability in the World State? Underline your chosen answer.
  1. It hastens the process by which ova ripen.  X
  2. It allows the World State to control and standardize the production of human beings across all the social classes.
  3. It allows the World State to control and standardize the production of human beings in the Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon classes.
  4. It allows the World State to control and standardize the production of goods for the consumption of the Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon classes.
  5. It allows the World State to control and standardize the production of human beings in the Alpha and Beta classes.

  1. Which of these substances or elements is calibrated during the decanting process to match embryos’ mental and physical abilities to their predestined social class? Underline your chosen answer.
  1. Blood-surrogate
  2. Placenta
  3. Male sex-hormone
  4. Oxygen
  5. Carbon dioxide
  1. According to the D.H.C., what is the goal of social conditioning? Underline your chosen answer.
  1. To make people do what they are told even if they don’t like it.
  2. To make people like what they have been conditioned to be and do.
  3. To make people more sociable.
  4. To help people become the ultimate achievers.
  5. To help people overcome their dislike for what they are.
  1. Conditioning people, especially the lower classes, to hate nature has become part of the World State’s economic policy. Why is this? Underline your chosen answer.
  1. Because love of nature makes people lazy.
  2. Because love of nature makes people rebellious.
  3. Because love of nature does not support production.
  4. Because love of nature does not encourage consumption.
  5. Because love of nature distracts people from their work.
  1. Which of the following have become “dirty” words in the World State? Underline your answers.  (2 pts.)

        father                   embryo            children            sex            mother            orgy            parent  [incomplete; 1pt.] 

  1. Elementary Sex and Elementary Class Consciousness are two of the lessons, imparted through hypnopaedia, which form part of what the D.H.C. calls ___Intellectual_X [moral]__________ education.

  1. The D.H.C. calls hypnopaedia “the greatest moralizing and socializing force of all time.” Explain what he means by this.  (5 pts.)

 I think he means it’s the best way to control humans and clones they created without them knowing it. Very discreet yet effective  [valid but incomplete; 2pts.]

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