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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. To what organization does Mr. Charrington really belong?
(a) The Brotherhood.
(b) The Ministry of Truth.
(c) The Thought Police.
(d) The FFCC.

2. What was smashed during the arrest of Winston and Julia?
(a) Julia's knee.
(b) The bed.
(c) Winston's ego.
(d) The paperweight.

3. What is the only thing Winston and Julia are not capable of doing?
(a) Killing many innocent people.
(b) Separating and never seeing each other again.
(c) Betraying their country.
(d) Committing suicide.

4. How do the proles normally feel about the war?
(a) Resentful.
(b) Apathetic.
(c) Curious.
(d) Enthusiastic.

5. What is the object of power, according to O'Brien?
(a) Power.
(b) Stability in society.
(c) Money.
(d) Warfare.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does O'Brien show to Winston in Part 3, Chapter 2?

2. What bone is Winston especially afraid will break in Part 3, Chapter 2?

3. What does everybody do when tortured?

4. What important word does not exist in Newspeak?

5. Julia is only a rebel __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Winston tells Julia that she is "only a rebel from the waist downwards." What does he mean by this, and is it true?

2. According to Goldstein's book, why is a state of perpetual war necessary? For what purpose?

3. How can Winston still achieve victory over the Party in Part 3, Chapter 4?

4. When questioned by O'Brien, Winston and Julia state that they are willing to commit many crimes, including the killing of innocent people. Do you think this is justifiable, given the terrible nature of the Party?

5. What do Winston and Julia mean when they say "We are the dead?"

6. Describe the forced-labor camps, according to the common criminals.

7. What "progress" has Winston made by Part 3, Chapter 4? What does Winston have to do before his re-education is complete?

8. What does Winston's betrayal reveal about his character? What do you think of him now?

9. How is the Brotherhood organized, and why?

10. Why might George Orwell have made the book's conclusion so tragic? What is he trying to express?

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