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Chapter 16 Questions


Brave New World

1.

Actual
__________

always looks pretty
__________
in comparison with the over
-
compensations for misery.
And, of course,
___________
isn't nearly so
__________
as
_______
. And being contented has none of the
__________

of a good fight against
___________
, none of the picturesqueness of a
__________

with
___________
, or a fatal overthrow by
_________
or doubt.
________
is never
________
."

2.

We don't want to
__________
. Every
_________
is a
________
to
_________
. That's a
nother reason why
we're so chary of applying new
__________
. Every
_______
in pure
_________
is
__________
___________
; even
________
must sometimes be treated as a possible
_________
. Yes, even
_______
."

3.

You’ve got to choose between
__________
and what

people used to call
______ _______
.

4.


____________
was the highest good,
__________
the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and
subordinate. True,

________
were beginning to change even then. Our Ford himself did a great deal to shift
the emphasis
from
__________
and
___________
to
___________
and
________
. Mass production
demanded the shift. Universal
__________
keeps the wheels steadily turning;
_________
and
_________
can’t.’ Mond pg
.

200
-
1

5.

Pg 201 ‘
___________

has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it, Mr Watson


paying because you happen to
be too much interested in
__________
. I was too much in
terested in
__________
; I paid too.’


For Huxley, beauty is represented by Shakespeare’s plays. They are called ‘
high art’ in this book.

BEAUTY

6.

Can you recount instances where John’s knowledge of Shakespeare makes him feel

a.

More jealous

b.

More angry

c.

More in love


7.

For each incident, how have his strong feelings bubbled over to make him do violent things?
(make him less

stable, and less predictable)

8.

How about in the world about us? In each of these incidents, how have people’s strong feelings contributed to
violence?

d.

In Israel and the Gaza strip?

e.

In Ireland with the IRA?

f.

In the Hurricanes, where Ma’a Nonu, Piri Weepu,

Hosea Gear and Andrew Hore all left after the
2011 season?

g.

???

h.

???

9.

People talk about our feelings ‘bubbling over’. How is soma used to stop this in Brave New World?

10.

Create a cline, with positive emotions up the top and negative emotions down the bottom
. Plot on there any 15
emotions that you can think of. Include in them jealousy, love and happiness.

11.

What connection exists between the emotions at the TOP of the cline, and emotions at the bottom of the
cline?

12.

Why does the new world try to preserve Happ
iness, at the expense of all other emotions?

TRUTH

13.

For Huxley, truth is represented by Science. According to the things Mustapha Mond says, how have each of
these scientific breakthroughs made society less stable…

i.

The ability to create a whole society where everyone is ‘alpha double plus’


very good looking and
intelligent.

j.

The ability to work fewer hours (
creating a
4 hour working day).

k.

The ability to have machines do the most menial (stink and boring) jobs.

14.

Ho
w about in our society? Each of these discoveries has been an amazing thing. For each, write down how it
either HAS BEEN, or COULD BE used for terrible evil, and to cause suffering and war in the world.

l.

Splitting the atom

m.

Inventing the
internet.

n.

Genetic
engineering

o.

Knowledge of modern medicine.



Chapter 16 Questions


Brave New World

1.

Actual __________ always looks pretty __________in comparison with the over
-
compensations for misery.
And, of course, ___________isn't nearly so __________ as _______. And

being contented has none of the
__________ of a good fight against ___________, none of the picturesqueness of a __________ with
___________, or a fatal overthrow by _________ or doubt. ________ is never ________."

2.

We don't want to __________. Every __
_______ is a ________ to _________. That's another reason why
we're so chary of applying new __________ . Every _______ in pure _________is __________
___________; even ________ must sometimes be treated as a possible _________ . Yes, even _______."

3.

You’
ve got to choose between __________ and what people used to call ______ _______.

4.

‘____________was the highest good, __________ the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and
subordinate. True, ________ were beginning to change even then. Our Ford him
self did a great deal to shift
the emphasis from __________and ___________to ___________and ________. Mass production
demanded the shift. Universal __________ keeps the wheels steadily turning; _________and
_________can’t.’ Mond pg. 200
-
1

5.

Pg 201 ‘________
___ has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it, Mr Watson


paying because you happen to
be too much interested in __________. I was too much interested in __________; I paid too.’


For Huxley, beauty is represented by Shakespeare’s plays. They are calle
d ‘high art’ in this book.

BEAUTY

6.

Can you recount instances where John’s knowledge of Shakespeare makes him feel

p.

More jealous

q.

More angry

r.

More in love


7.

For each incident, how have his strong feelings bubbled over to make him do violent things? (make him
less
stable, and less predictable)

8.

How about in the world about us? In each of these incidents, how have people’s strong feelings contributed to
violence?

s.

In Israel and the Gaza strip?

t.

In Ireland with the IRA?

u.

In the Hurricanes, where Ma’a Nonu, Piri We
epu, Hosea Gear and Andrew Hore all left after the
2011 season?

v.

???

w.

???

9.

People talk about our feelings ‘bubbling over’. How is soma used to stop this in Brave New World?

10.

Create a cline, with positive emotions up the top and negative emotions down the bo
ttom. Plot on there any 15
emotions that you can think of. Include in them jealousy, love and happiness.

11.

What connection exists between the emotions at the TOP of the cline, and emotions at the bottom of the
cline?

12.

Why does the new world try to preserve
Happiness, at the expense of all other emotions?

TRUTH

13.

For Huxley, truth is represented by Science. According to the things Mustapha Mond says, how have each of
these scientific breakthroughs made society less stable…

x.

The ability to create a whole society

where everyone is ‘alpha double plus’


very good looking and
intelligent.

y.

The ability to work fewer hours (creating a 4 hour working day).

z.

The ability to have machines do the most menial (stink and boring) jobs.

14.

How about in our society? Each of these

discoveries has been an amazing thing. For each, write down how it
either HAS BEEN, or COULD BE used for terrible evil, and to cause suffering and war in the world.

aa.

Splitting the atom

bb.

Inventing the internet.

cc.

Genetic engineering

dd.

Knowledge of modern medic
ine.