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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 kind of pencil does O'Brien use?
(a) Gold plated.
(b) Gold ink.
2. What were the police holding when they arrested Winston and Julia?
3. What does the Party claim to have invented?
(d) The wheel.
4. What is the title of Emmanuel Goldstein's book?
(a) The Theory and Practice of Elitist Governance.
(b) The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism.
(c) The Theory and Practice of Socialist Liberalism.
(d) The Theory and Practice of Anarchist Libertarianism.
5. What makes Winston cry in Part 3, Chapter 6?
(a) A song.
(b) His love for Big Brother.
(c) The gin.
(d) His miserable life.
Short Answer Questions
1. What special privilege do Inner Party members have?
2. What makes Winston feel sick in Part 3, Chapter 4?
3. What is the object of power, according to O'Brien?
4. What has it taken Winston forty years to learn the nature of?
5. What does Winston realize about secrets?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the most important theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and why?
2. How can Winston still achieve victory over the Party in Part 3, Chapter 4?
3. What does Winston's betrayal reveal about his character? What do you think of him now?
4. What is the significance of O'Brien's reference to Syme?
5. What "progress" has Winston made by Part 3, Chapter 4? What does Winston have to do before his re-education is complete?
6. Describe the forced-labor camps, according to the common criminals.
7. According to O'Brien, where does reality exist?
8. 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?
9. How does Winston feel towards O'Brien in Part 3, Chapter 2? Why do you think this is?
10. Why might George Orwell have made the book's conclusion so tragic? What is he trying to express?
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