1984 vs. Brave New World: Comparison

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What drug is used to control the populace of Brave New World?

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1. What other form of control is used on the people of Brave New World?

2. What is the name of the society in 1984?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 20th century rise of totalitarianism inspired British novelists George Orwell and Aldous Huxley to write novels that demonstrated the consequences of surrendering freedom and individuality to the government. This lesson and quiz help you understand some of the shared themes in these novels and the different ways Orwell and Huxley envisioned life in their future societies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions on comparisons between these two novels highlight the following details:

  • Social structure in Brave New World
  • Castes and power in 1984
  • Methods of social control
  • The setting of 1984

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the novels 1984 and Brave New World
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of the two novels and understand the different ways the authors approached similar themes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of 1984 and Brave New World to explain the ways each novel portrays the state's response to rebellion
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the approach to social control described in the novels

Additional Learning

To learn more about the similarities and differences in these novels, read the lesson, 1984 vs. Brave New World: Comparison. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the core themes in both 1984 and Brave New World
  • Compare the structure and function of castes in the novels
  • Explain the different visions of human nature described in the novels
  • Describe the different uses of technology in the novels
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