These are six reading quizzes for Orwell's 1984. Zip file contains both .doc and .pdf versions.
Quiz 1 – Book I Chapters 1-4, pp. 5-42 ........... 13 items
Quiz 2 – Book I Chapters 5-8, pp. 43-87 .......... 14 items
Quiz 3 – Book II Chapters 1-7, pp. 88-138 ........ 15 items
Quiz 4 – Book II Chapters 8-10, pp. 138-185 ..... 14 items
Quiz 5 – Book III Chapters 1-4, pp. 186-232 ...... 14 items
Quiz 6 – Book III Chapters 5-6, “The Principles of Newspeak,” and
“Afterword,” pp. 232-267 ............................... 16 items
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