Brave New World Ch. 1 Questions

What is the world states motto? Communication, Identity, Stability
What room does the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning bring the students first? The Fertilizing Room
What question didn’t arise in the year A.F. 632? Someone’s age
How does the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre get ovaries? They’re volunteered by women for the good of the community.
Why do the male gametes need to be kept at a temperature lower than blood heat? Because full blood heat sterilizes.
What happens to the Gammas, Deltas, and the Epsilons that doesn’t happen to the Alphas and Betas? They have to go through the Bokanovsky Process.
What happens during Bokanovsky’s Process? The egg will bud, proliferate, and divide. It divided until there is 96 buds, which eventually grow into 96 embryos, which will eventually grow into 96 full-sized adults.
What does the DHC say is a major advantage of Bokanovsky’s process? He says the process is one of the major instruments of social stability.
About how many individuals can they get from one ovary? Ninety-six was the limit, seventy-two was a good average
What is the second room they enter? The Bottling Room
What happens in the Social Predestination Room? The embryos are treated in specific ways of science so they will become members of the caste system.
What are the labels for females and males? T is male and a circle for female
What is a freemartin? A woman who has been deliberately made sterile by exposure to male hormones during fetal development.
How many females are allowed to be born fertile? 30% of them
Who is the lowest member of society? Epsilons
How did they assure that the epilsons were the least intelligent caste? They gave them less oxygen than they gave all the other castes.
Why does Foster wish there were a way to shorten maturation? It would benefit society because they would be able to work sooner and mature quicker.
What is the secret of happiness and virtue? Making people like their unescapable social destiny.
What is Lenina’s job? She is a nurse
Give two examples of how individuals are conditioned as embryos: 1) They make it to where their circulations slacks off when they aren’t upside down, so they’re half starved, and double the flow of surrogate when they’re upside down, so it leads them to only feel happy when they’re upside down. 2) They condition them to thrive on heat if they’re future job requires them to be in heat, so they will grow up to love being in the heat.

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