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  • Animal Farm Overview

    Animal Farm Overview

    "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." What happened to the ideal of absolute equality? Be sure you recall the details about how a revolution turns sour by taking the eNotes quiz for George Orwell's Animal Farm.

  • Shooting an Elephant Overview

    Shooting an Elephant Overview

    As a younger man, English author George Orwell spent time as a journalist in Burma, where he was assigned to write about the death of a local man caused by an elephant. The piece takes surprising turns as the author ponders not only the elephant, but the implications of imperialism....

  • Animal Farm Chapter 1

    Animal Farm Chapter 1

    In the opening chapter of George Orwell's classic Utopian novel, it is easy to understand why the animals of Manor Farm are easily riled up. The pigs, the smartest of the lot, are adept at pointing out the injustices the animals suffer and how their pain and labor benefits man...

  • 1984 Part 1 Chapter 1

    1984 Part 1 Chapter 1

    "Big Brother is Watching You." These warnings are everywhere as the novel's protagonist, Winston Smith, trudges home after his long day at work as a government employee. Be sure you understand the world Winston lives in, his place in it, and more by taking the quiz from eNotes on Part...

  • Animal Farm Chapter 2

    Animal Farm Chapter 2

    "Beyond the fences of this life/ There lies a wondrous hill/ And all good creatures when they die/ Go there to graze their fill." When one of the animals passes away, the survivors comfort themselves with words from this traditional hymn. The pigs, however, want the new order to retain...

  • 1984 Part 1 Chapter 2

    1984 Part 1 Chapter 2

    Winston's writing is interrupted by his neighbor. When he returns to his task, he suddenly recalls a dream; its cryptic message makes Winston uneasy. Be sure you recall the dream and more by taking this eNotes quiz on Part 1, Chapter 2 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • Animal Farm Chapter 3

    Animal Farm Chapter 3

    Napoleon Bonaparte argued that a "leader is a dealer in hope." He does not say, however, that hope will pay off for those who wait. How apropos it is for Orwell to name one of the pig leaders Napoleon! He and his cohorts secure power for themselves and then give...

  • 1984 Part 1 Chapter 3

    1984 Part 1 Chapter 3

    Winston has a vivid dream. Unlike his dreams, which he can recall, Winston has trouble remembering much of anything about his past. Be sure you recall the particular things that are troubling Winston about these memory gaps and more by taking this eNotes quiz on 1984 Part 1, Chapter 3...

  • Animal Farm Chapter 4

    Animal Farm Chapter 4

    Frederick Douglass vehemently argued that "power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." The Rebellion is raging. Two of the animals exhibit remarkable bravery; others fight valiantly, some die. Outside of Manor Farm, surrounding humans are taking note and taking arms. Meanwhile, one group of...

  • 1984 Part 1 Chapters 4 and 5

    1984 Part 1 Chapters 4 and 5

    In these chapters, the reader gets a glimpse into Winston's job. Be sure you recall what Winston does, how he feels about it, with whom he works, and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 1, Chapters 4 and 5 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984

  • Animal Farm Chapter 5

    Animal Farm Chapter 5

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power," Abraham Lincoln observed. Surely this adage applies to Snowball. Having been successful in one uprising, he is spoiling for more power and prestige, but he is not about to share the wealth....

  • 1984 Part 1 Chapter 6 and 7

    1984 Part 1 Chapter 6 and 7

    Breaking all the rules, and knowing it, Winston continues to write in his diary. Be sure you recall what Winston journals about and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 1, Chapters 6 and 7 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • Animal Farm Chapter 6

    Animal Farm Chapter 6

    "Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them," Napoleon Bonaparte claimed. Snowball has risen to be the general of Manor Farm and has no problem taking both the credit for the victories as well as the spoils of war. He begins to find the original Principles of Animalism too...

  • 1984 Part 1 Chapter 8

    1984 Part 1 Chapter 8

    The war is raging in London but Winston carries on as he has, until, one day, he stops in an antiques shop. Be sure you recall whom Winston meets, what he purchases, and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 1, Chapter 8 of George Orwell's classic dystopian...

  • Animal Farm Chapter 7

    Animal Farm Chapter 7

    "What's the first lesson an animal learns? To endure its slavery. How does the life of an animal end? In cruel butchery." These are part of the lyrics to the song all the animals learn to sing to spur them on to Rebellion. However, the good of the many is...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 1

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 1

    In George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984, Winston is determined to find the girl from the Fiction Department. Be sure you understand what he has to go through to find her, what happens when he does, and more by taking the 1984 Part 2, Chapter 1 quiz from eNotes. 

  • Animal Farm Chapter 8

    Animal Farm Chapter 8

    Rules? Or suggestions? By Chapter 8 of George Orwell's Animal Farmit seems that the "Commandments," so vehemently and rigidly composed, are flexible. Moreover, if everyone is equal and living in harmony, what's up with the body guards that now accompany Napoleon on his increasingly-infrequent appearances? Be sure you understand...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 2

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 2

    Winston has arrived at the pre-determined meeting place. A girl arrives. Be sure you recall what happens at this clandestine gathering and more by taking this eNotes quiz on Part 2, Chapter 2 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • Animal Farm Chapter 9

    Animal Farm Chapter 9

    "Loud peace propaganda makes war seem imminent," the English novelist D.H. Lawrence said. In other words, the more noisy the rhetoric, the more likely it is that times are about to become very hard and probably dangerous. This is what is happening on Manor Farm as one of the pigs...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 3

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 3

    Winston and Julia finally find a private space in which to be alone. But you don't have to be alone when you are studying 1984 with eNotes! Be sure you understand how they arrange their tryst, what happens in the aftermath, and more by taking this 1984 quizabout Part...

  • Animal Farm Chapter 10

    Animal Farm Chapter 10

    In the final chapter of Orwell's classic dystopian novel, the ideal world envisioned in Chapter 1 has completely disintegrated. Most of the old animals that fought in the Rebellion have died and the young animals are understandably less unenthusiastic about the original purposes. Be sure you understand how things fell...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 4

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 4

    In his rented room, Winston awaits the arrival of Julia. Be sure you recall what Julia brings to their secret hideaway and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 2, Chapter 4 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984

  • Napoleon in Animal Farm

    Napoleon in Animal Farm

    Pay careful attention to the symbolism of all the names of the characters in Orwell's classic dystopian novel but especially so to the pig Napoleon. Like his namesake, the character Napoleon is a power-driven egomaniac. And, like the historical Napoleon, all will not end well for the pernicious pig. Be...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 5

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 5

    Preparations for Hate Week are in full swing, and both Julia and Winston are actively involved in preparations with their respective ministries. After work, they meet to discuss their feelings. Be sure you understand how both characters are changing by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 2, Chapter 5...

  • Snowball in Animal Farm

    Snowball in Animal Farm

    "Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions," President James Madison argued. And as the animals of Manor Farm are discovering, Madison was correct. A Utopia envisions shared power, but what...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 6

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 6

    O'Brien seeks Winston out as he wants to have words with him. Be sure you recall what O'Brien wants Winston to do and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 2, Chapter 6 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • Squealer in Animal Farm

    Squealer in Animal Farm

    “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies," Winston Churchill said. In the aftermath of the Rebellion, the chief bodyguard of those lies is the aptly-named Squealer. Squealer's job is to make black seem white, meaning, of course, to make lies...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 8

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 8

    Winston and Julia arrive at O'Brien's home. Do you recall why Winston has trepidation about the meeting and what occurs in the apartment? Be sure you do by taking this 1984 quizfrom eNotes on Part 2, Chapter 8 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel. No need to fear a...

  • Benjamin in Animal Farm

    Benjamin in Animal Farm

    "What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun," the Roman philosopher Cicero said. For Benjamin, the horse, that true friend was Boxer. Like most good friends who balance each other, Boxer has one view of...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 7

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 7

    In this section, Winston recalls his mother and his childhood. Be sure you understand the world Winston grew up in, the family life that shaped him, and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 2, Chapter 7 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • Boxer in Animal Farm

    Boxer in Animal Farm

    Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt. Poor Boxer. You may be able to relate to Boxer if you've ever had a friend who refuses to see the signs that a relationship has gone sour. Boxer has an enormous heart and he wants to please whomever is in charge,...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 9

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 9

    Although he is fatigued from the extremely long work days in preparation for Hate Week, Winston nonetheless finds the energy to read attentively in the book he has clandestinely acquired. Be sure you recall the important details of this chapter by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 2, Chapter...

  • Clover in Animal Farm

    Clover in Animal Farm

    "Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it," Henry David Thoreau said. Clover is a heartbreaking character. He is simpleminded and he follows the rules instigated by the pigs. But unlike the pigs, Clover has no malice or greed. Therefore, when he begins to realize how...

  • 1984 Part 2 Chapter 10

    1984 Part 2 Chapter 10

    Dive deep with this 1984 quiz from eNotes. Winston and Julia wake up in a cold room. Winston suddenly feels very sure about something. Be sure you recall Winston's revelation and more by taking this 1984 quiz about Part 2, Chapter 10 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel.

  • 1984 Part 3 Chapter 1

    1984 Part 3 Chapter 1

    Alone and imprisoned in a cold, dark cell, Winston ponders his future... until another prisoner arrives. Be sure you recall who joins Winston, what the pair of inmates endure, and more by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 3, Chapter 1 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • 1984 Part 3 Chapter 2

    1984 Part 3 Chapter 2

    Another great 1984 quiz! Winston has a painful revelation, both literally and figuratively: the beatings he has endured are only the beginning of his torture. Be sure you recall what conclusion Winston reaches about his ordeal and more by taking this eNotes quizabout Part 3, Chapter 2 of...

  • 1984 Part 3 Chapter 3

    1984 Part 3 Chapter 3

    The first phase of Winston's treatment is completed and he is about to endure the second round, which he must complete prior to beginning the final stage. By this point, Winston understands the "how" and he is about to learn about the "why." Be sure you recall what Winston learns...

  • 1984 Part 3 Chapters 4 and 5

    1984 Part 3 Chapters 4 and 5

    The beatings have ceased, leaving Winston the opportunity to think and daydream. His musings lead him to some conclusions. Be sure you recall what Winston has come to understand by taking the quiz from eNotes over Part 3, Chapters 4 and 5 of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984

  • 1984 Part 3 Chapter 6

    1984 Part 3 Chapter 6

    Under the chestnut tree, Winston sips another Victory Gin. His treatments are completed. Be sure you understand what has happened to Winston, Julia, and others by taking the eNotes quiz about the conclusion of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

  • Winston Smith in 1984

    Winston Smith in 1984

    How much do you know about Winston, the government worker who begins to question authority? Be sure you have a good grasp of the whats and whys of this complex character by taking the quiz over Winston Smith in George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984.

  • Julia in 1984

    Julia in 1984

    How much do you know about Julia, the bold woman with whom Winston falls in love, and with him, betrays the Party? Be sure you have a good grasp of the whats and whys of this puzzling character by taking the quiz over Julia in George Orwell's classic dystopian novel ...