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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Newspeak name for people who have been vaporized?
(a) Anti-citizens.
(b) Unpersons.
(c) Nonpeople.
(d) Vapors.

2. For whom is Winston writing his diary?
(a) Ampleforth.
(b) O'Brien.
(c) Katharine.
(d) Big Brother.

3. What does Winston write repeatedly in his diary after thinking about the Two Minutes Hate?

4. What newspaper does Winston re-write?
(a) The Sun.
(b) The Post.
(c) The Times.
(d) The Journal.

5. What doesn't Winston give Ogilvy?
(a) The Silver Cross.
(b) The Keys to the City.
(c) The Order of Oceania.
(d) The Order of Conspicuous Merit.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Winston miss a meeting in Part 1, Chapter 8?

2. What is the prole woman doing outside the window in Part 2, Chapter 4?

3. What happened to the Inner Party member with whom Julia had her first affair?

4. What is the name of Winston's "friend" who works at the Research Department?

5. Who spoils Winston's plans to sit with the dark-haired girl in Part 2, Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Party turn a blind eye to prostitution? What type of sex will it not allow?

2. Where does Winston work, and what is his job? Why does he have to do this?

3. How would you have reacted to the note? What would you have done differently, and why?

4. "All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary." What is a palimpsest, and why do you think the author used this word?

5. What is the difference between Winston and Julia's feelings about their future?

6. Explain Julia's attitude towards the Party. What does this reveal about her character?

7. What might the woman singing in the street symbolizes?

8. What is unusual about Winston's telescreen, and why is it important?

9. Why will no Party woman wear perfume?

10. What attracts Julia to Winston? Why is this attractive or necessary to her?

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