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A George Orwell Quiz

A quiz about one of the most inflential writers of the 20th century. 10 Questions.

 
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What was George Orwell's real name?

  • Edward Lear
  • Eric Blair
  • Ernest St Clair
  • Ellis Wear

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Which famous school did he attend as a scholar?

  • Haberdashers Aske
  • Rugby
  • Harrow
  • Eton

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When was his famous,, dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty Four" written?

  • 1948
  • 1950
  • 1968
  • 1984

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In "Animal Farm", what is the name of the farm before the animals overthrow Mr Grimes?

  • Home Farm
  • Dale Farm
  • Manor Farm
  • Jollity Farm

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Which town in Spain has a street called "Placa de George Orwell" in recognition of the fact that he fought in the "Spanish Civil War"?

  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Seville
  • Cadiz

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Which Country was George Orwell born in in 1903?

  • Scotland
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Siam (Thailand)

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George Orwell did many different jobs during his lifetime, which enlarged his experience and enabled him to write on a large variety of subjects. Which of the following jobs did he never do.

  • Policeman
  • Actor
  • Teacher
  • Shop Assistant

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Probably the novel "1984" is the most inflential of Orwell's works. Which of the following expressions is not from "1984"?

  • Thought criminal
  • Room 101
  • Big brother is watching you
  • Champagne Socialist

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Which was the first work that Eric Blair published under the name "George Orwell"?

  • Down and out in Paris and London
  • Keep the Aspidistra Flying
  • The Road to Wigan Pier
  • A Clergyman's Daughter

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George Orwell/Eric Blair died following a haemorrhage, resulting from pulmonary tuberculosis, in 1950 at the age of 46. Where is he buried?

  • Wootton Bassett
  • Sutton Courtney
  • Hampstead Norris
  • Westminster Abbey

 

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