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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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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: 10532   |  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: 28435   |  Last updated: Jun 23, 2020
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    Which of the following is a true statement about Winston?

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: 4687   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    What is Orwell's purpose in writing "Shooting an Elephant"?

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

A quiz for attentive readers who have completed part one of the novel, 1984 by George Orwell.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 96   |  Last updated: Aug 27, 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?
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