Specialist: George Orwell

From the quiz on 16/5/17.

  1. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, what two-word name is given to a small slot used for the disposal and incineration of historical documents by the Ministry of Truth? Memory hole

  2. Which 1938 book by George Orwell recounts his experiences in the Spanish Civil War? Homage to Catalonia

  3. Napoleon, the Berkshire boar who becomes dictator of Manor Farm in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, is based on which real-life Soviet premier? Joseph Stalin

  4. Which town in Greater Manchester features in the title of a 1937 book by George Orwell documenting working-class life in northern England? Wigan (The Road to Wigan Pier)

  5. According to George Orwell in his 1946 essay The Moon Under Water, what should ideally have “uncompromisingly Victorian architecture and fittings”, always be “quiet enough to talk”, and have staff that “know most of their customers by name, and take a personal interest in everyone”? Pub


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