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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. How many fingers is O'Brien holding up in Part 3, Chapter 2?
2. What does the Party claim to have invented?
(a) The wheel.
3. What are the three stages to Winston's reintegration?
(a) Learning, understanding, acceptance.
(b) Introduction, intermission, conclusion.
(c) Torture, brainwashing, death.
(d) Pain, receiving, enlightenment.
4. Who is Oceania at war with in Part 2, Chapter 8?
(b) Pax Americana.
(d) The African Alliance.
5. What does O'Brien show to Winston in Part 3, Chapter 2?
(a) The photograph of Big Brother.
(b) The photograph of the three Party members.
(c) The photograph of his mother and sister.
(d) The photograph of Julia's corpse.
Short Answer Questions
1. If independent thought and a diary are the first step, what is the last step?
2. What was smashed during the arrest of Winston and Julia?
3. What does Winston realize about secrets?
4. Why are people brought to the Ministry of Love?
5. Where were rats a common punishment?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Goldstein's book, why is a state of perpetual war necessary? For what purpose?
2. What does Winston's betrayal reveal about his character? What do you think of him now?
3. What is the significance of O'Brien's reference to Syme?
4. What do you think will happen to Winston and Julia after Part 2, Chapter 10? Do they have any hope?
5. Why might George Orwell have made the book's conclusion so tragic? What is he trying to express?
6. How can Winston still achieve victory over the Party in Part 3, Chapter 4?
7. What is the most important theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and why?
8. 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?
9. At the end of Part 2, Chapter 5, what does Winston realize about the Party and their orthodoxy? How does this relate to the everyday citizens of Oceania?
10. What are the two ultimate goals of the Party? What are they waiting for, and why?
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