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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. Having an improper expression is called a ________.
(a) Frowncrime.
(b) Facecrime.
(c) Mugcrime.
(d) Expressioncrime.

2. What do Mrs. Parsons' children want to see in Part 1, Chapter 2?
(a) A play.
(b) A picture.
(c) A hanging.
(d) A movie.

3. When Winston sees the prostitute in the light, he sees that she is _____.
(a) A man.
(b) Young.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Old.

4. How many clothing coupons does Winston get annually?
(a) One hundred.
(b) Four thousand.
(c) Five thousand.
(d) Three thousand.

5. What is the prole woman doing outside the window in Part 2, Chapter 4?
(a) Singing and hanging laundry.
(b) Whistling and gardening.
(c) Chanting and walking by.
(d) Humming and painting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Newspeak name for people who have been vaporized?

2. What do Parsons' children to do the old market-woman?

3. What is the name of Winston's wife?

4. What do the bells of St. Clement's say?

5. In Newspeak, what word will eventually replace "bad"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance is behind Winston's dream about his mother? How might she have died?

2. Look up the word "proletariat" in the dictionary. What does it mean? Why does the Party ignore the proles? Is this strange?

3. When Winston kisses Julia, he feels "incredulity and pride ... but he had no physical desire." Why do you think he feels this way? What does it reveal about why he needs Julia?

4. What does Part 1, Chapter 1 show the reader about the quality of Oceania's services and products?

5. What do the Parsons children want to go see in Part 1, Chapter 2? What do you think of them?

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

7. Why does Winston keep thinking about O'Brien? What does O'Brien represents to Winston?

8. Why are the proles the only force capable of overthrowing the Party?

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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