Brave New World (activities)

Activity worksheets for reading classes. Brave new world (level 6)
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PENGUIN READERS Activity worksheets  LEVEL 6 Teacher Support Programme Brave New World Photocopiable While reading 6 Answer these questions. Chapters 1–3 a Who mentions a ‘Savage Reservation’? What 1 Explain the significance of these numbers in do you think a Savage Reservation could be? the chapter. ……………………………………………… a 632 e 72, 96 b Who would you prefer to have as a friend, b 37 degrees f 267 Lenina or Fanny? Say why. c 5 groups g 4.50 p.m. ……………………………………………… d 36 hours h 250 Chapters 4–6 2 ‘That is the secret of happiness and virtue 7 Complete these sentences. – liking what you’ve got to do. All our a Bernard feels unhappy about Lenina because conditioning aims at that: making people …………………………………………….. . like their unavoidable place in society.’ b Bernard feels different from other Alpha a Who says these words? Who to? Pluses because …………………………….. . b What is the speaker giving an explanation c Helmholtz Watson and Bernard are friends for here? Give one or two examples of what because ……………………………………. . the speaker means. d Helmholtz feels lonely because ……………. . c Do you agree with this statement? Say e Helmholtz feels unhappy about his work why/why not. because ……………………………………. . d Which would you rather be: an Alpha or an f Helmholtz feels rather ashamed for his friend Epsilon embryo? Explain why. Bernard because …………………………… . 3 Answer these questions. 8 Some of these sentences are wrong. Correct a What do we learn about Delta children in this them. chapter? a In the society of Brave New World, people are ……………………………………………… buried after their death. b Why are the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ b The crematorium chimneys have platforms considered ‘dirty words’? around them so that people can inspect the ……………………………………………… chimneys. c What is the principle of sleep teaching? c Lenina has less respect for the lower levels of ……………………………………………… society than Henry does. d What are Beta children told about other d Bernard finds Morgana Rothschild attractive groups? because of her eyebrows. ……………………………………………… e In the Unity Service, twelve Alpha people e What are the titles of the two lessons that the meet and discuss politics. Beta children are given that afternoon? f Bernard feels even more lonely after the ……………………………………………… Unity Service. 4 Write the sleep instruction that you imagine 9 Answer these questions. might be given to: a What do you think ‘soma’ is? a Alpha children ……………………………………………… b Epsilon children b What is the purpose of the Unity Service, 5 Describe the relationships between Lenina do you think? Crowne and the following people. ……………………………………………… a Fanny Crowne c Would you like to take part in a Unity b Henry Foster Service? Say why/why not. c the Director ……………………………………………… d Bernard Marx c Pearson Education Limited 2008 Brave New World - Activity worksheets   of 2

PENGUIN READERS Activity worksheets  LEVEL 6 Teacher Support Programme Brave New World Photocopiable 10 Answer these questions. Chapters 10–13 a Who describes Bernard as harmless? 14 Describe the attitudes that the following ……………………………………………… characters have towards soma and how they b Who is determined to do things in private? use (or do not use) it. ……………………………………………… Linda  The Savage  Lenina c Who wants to be free to be happy in his own 15 Lenina and the Savage both disappoint way? each other badly. Explain how and why this ……………………………………………… happens. d Who thinks that Lenina resembles meat? 16 Write two or three sentences describing the ……………………………………………… feelings of the following characters at these e Who thinks that someone made a mistake points in the story. when Bernard was in his bottle? a Bernard when he learns that the Savage won’t ……………………………………………… come to meet his guests. f Who lost a girlfriend when he went to the b Lenina when she learns that the Savage won’t New Mexican Reservation almost twenty-five come to meet the guests. years ago? c The Savage when he sees how unhappy ……………………………………………… Bernard is that he (the Savage) did not come g Who threatens to send Bernard to Iceland to meet his guests. unless he behaves more normally? d Helmholtz’s students when he reads them ……………………………………………… verses in praise of silence. h Who describes the savages as having shameful e Helmholtz when John reads him Romeo and habits and customs? Juliet. ……………………………………………… 17 Put these sentences in the correct order, 1–7. i Who thinks the savages are amusing? a c The Savage has a telephone conversation. ……………………………………………… b c The Savage falls on his knees before Chapters 7–9 Lenina. 11 Lenina is shocked and horrified by what she c c Lenina leaves the bathroom. sees in the Savage Reservation. Explain why. d c Lenina discusses her feelings about the 12 Linda is different from the Indians on the Savage with Fanny. Reservation. Write about the following. e c The Savage tells Lenina to go or he will a What she does that angers the Indians and kill her. makes them feel that she is not as good as f c Lenina takes off all her clothes. them. g c Henry asks Lenina if she is ill. b What the Indians do to show their anger to 18 In Chapter 13, a number of people become Linda and John. upset. Write about who becomes upset and 13 Answer these questions. why. a John has read The Complete Works of Chapters 14–17 Shakespeare. What do you know about 19 Which of the adjectives below would you use Shakespeare? What effect do you think to describe the following characters in this Shakespeare’s plays have had on him? chapter: The Savage / Helmholtz / Bernard / ……………………………………………… the Deltas? Give reasons for your opinion. b Why do you think Bernard wants to take courageous  stupid  cowardly Linda and John back to London? 20 How does Mond say he will punish Bernard ……………………………………………… and Helmholtz? What are their reactions and what do their reactions show about them? c Pearson Education Limited 2008 Brave New World - Activity worksheets  of 2

PENGUIN READERS Progress test LEVEL 6 Teacher Support Programme Brave New World Photocopiable 1 Are these sentences right or wrong? Correct the c c They attend a dance and Lenina can hardly wrong ones. stand what she sees without her soma. a The Bokanovsky process is used to create only d c Linda dates the Director and they travel to the Alphas. Reservation together. b In Brave New World, there are several social classes e c Lenina and Bernard arrive at the Reservation. named after Greek letters. 4 Choose the correct answer. c Epsilons are unhappy because they think they are a John objected to the treatment offered to Linda, not intelligent or useful to society. which put her on a permanent soma holiday d The motto of the World State is Community, because ….. Identity, Stability. 1) she did not talk to him. e The World Controller, Mustapha Mond, takes 2) he thought it was not right. students on a tour of the laboratory where people 3) the doctors were not sure she was not in pain. are made according to the needs of society. b Mustapha Mond is upset when he reads Bernard’s 2 Which of these sentences are about Bernard Marx report about the Savage because ….. and which about Helmholtz Watson? Write B or H 1) the report did not have any new information. after each. 2) Bernard tried to tell him what to do. a He is fond of Lenina but feels shy in front of her. 3) the report did not include the word Mother. ….. c John refused to have physical contact with Lenina b He is an Alpha, but he is rather short compared to because ….. other members of his group. ….. 1) he believed in the old laws of respect and love. c He is extremely intelligent, perhaps too much for 2) he was not attracted to her. the social order. ….. 3) she said the film was lovely but he disagreed. d He is planning a trip to the Reservation. ….. d Right after Linda died, John began throwing soma e He wishes his friend were more proud of himself. out of the hospital window, ….. ….. 1) so as to free the workers from a false happiness. f He is very popular among women. ….. 2) to show the children that death was a serious g He attends a Unity Service, where he has soma and matter. praises the Greater Being. ….. 3) in spite of Helmholtz’s efforts to stop him. h He would rather have some privacy to enjoy the e Mustapha Mond explained to John that he had to landscape than play games like Obstacle Golf. ….. forbid high art because ….. i He feels his writings are obvious in spite of the 1) he preferred to keep religion. clever phrases, about unimportant matters. ….. 2) it is old and there is no room for old things in j He sometimes talks rudely to members of a lower the new world. class to appear in command. ….. 3) people would be unhappy if they read Othello. 3 What happened first in the book? Number the 5 Answer these questions. sentences, 1–5. a Why didn’t Mond go to the islands? a c Linda gets lost and ends up in Malpais, where b Where are Bernard and Helmholtz sent after the she has a hard time getting used to the local incident at the hospital? way of life. c Where does John go thinking that he will be left b c They meet Linda, who is very happy to see alone? civilized people again and tells them her story d Who comes after him? in the Reservation. e How does John die? c Pearson Education Limited 2008 Brave New World - Progress test  of 1

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