The Malthusian Belt in Brave New World


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What belief did Thomas Malthus hold that eventually inspired Aldous Huxley's Brave New World?

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1. What is a freemartin in Brave New World?

2. Which of the following acts is considered disgraceful in Brave New World?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about Malthusian belts from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. You'll be asked to define terms from the novel and understand what's carried in a Malthusian belt.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Know how Thomas Malthus inspired Brave New World
  • Define the terms freemartin and hynopaedia
  • Recall the novel's disgraceful act
  • Identify the objects that are carried in a Malthusian belt

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Malthusian belts to identify what's carried in them
  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding Thomas Malthus' influence on Brave New World
  • Defining key concepts - be able to accurately define the terms freemartin and hynopaedia

Additional Learning

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  • Understand Malthusian theory
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