George Orwell Quizzes & Trivia

Are you an Orwellian? If you’re a fan of George Orwell, you might be! Born June 25th, 1903, Eric Arthur Blair (better known by his pen name George Orwell) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. He is commonly ranked as one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century as well as one of the most important chroniclers of English culture of his generation. Let’s go back to 1949 and test your literary knowledge with our all things George Orwell quizzes!

In which country was Orwell born? How many sisters did he have? Who ran the school that he attended at the tender age of five? Where did he complete police training? In which year did he first take up writing professionally? You’ll find these answers and more as you expand your Orwellian world with our quizzes. 
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Quiz on critical reading of the historical essay by George Orwell "Shooting an Elephant".  A formal assessment to measure content, vocabulary, application, and irony.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 4470   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    What is Orwell's purpose in writing "Shooting an Elephant"?

In George Orwell's 1984, Winston Smith wrestles with oppression in Oceania place where Big Brother scrutinizes everything. Winston, who is the main protagonist, dares, to express his thoughts in a diary and pursues a...

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 9962   |  Last updated: Jun 3, 2020
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    This society manipulates all aspects of its population's lives. In the first sentence, the author immediately sets the tone of the novel with which opening line?

1984 by George Orwell is an interesting read about a dystopia where most of the freedoms we enjoy today have been prohibited. Have you read the book? This comprehension test provides a summary test for the novel 1984 by George...

Questions: 22  |  Attempts: 27906   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2020
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    Which of the following is a true statement about Winston?

Below is a trivia question quiz on 1984: A Novel by George Orwell! The book tells one about a dystopia where people do not have individuality and everything, and they do scrutinized by the ever-present big brother. The book is...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 760   |  Last updated: Oct 17, 2019
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    In which decade did the 'great purges' occur in Oceania?

Are you a big reader and have you had time to read the 1984 novel trivia by George Orwell? This novel test of a dystopia where most of the things we see as everyday activities are forbidden and those found doing them would be...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 249   |  Last updated: Sep 2, 2019
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    Winston wrote in his diary to help himself remember the past. Which of the following does he recall from 3 years ago? (tick all that apply)

George Orwell Questions & Answers


Which of the following is a true statement about Winston?
The answer to this is letter A. There are some people who may not be sure what a varicose ulcer is. This is also known as a venous ulcer. Those who have this condition usually have a leg wound that has occurred because the blood from the leg veins is
What is the first thing Winston writes in the forbidden journal?A. April 4th, 1984. I'm not sure this is even the correct date.B. April 4th, 1984. Down with Big Brother! Down with...
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a book by George Orwell. Since it was published in the late 1940s, the setting being 1984 is actually meaning the plot takes place in the future. In this book, the population around the world has been killed off due to wars an
How does Winston Smith define freedom in his diary (from the novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four')?
The ability to say that two plus two make four. The mathematical equation of 2 + 2 = 4 has been world renowned as the kind of a conspicuous truth since the sixteenth century, and it shows up thus in Johann Wigand's 1562 De Neutralibus et Mediis Libel
What effect do the words have? That is invariably the case in the East; a story always sounds clear enough at a distance, but the nearer you get to the scene of events the vaguer it becomes.
The answer to this is letter A. The author is trying to show that the nearer that the two become together, the more unpredictable things may be. This shows that there is tension between the two forces and it might be best if they are not going to com
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