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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 should be the starting point to Winston's thoughts, as stated in Part 3, Chapter 3?
(a) Winston will die alone.
(b) The rule of the Party is forever.
(c) Oceania will never be free.
(d) The revolution is inevitable.

2. What does Winston's bed feel like in Part 3, Chapter 2?
(a) A slab of granite.
(b) Heaven.
(c) A bed of nails.
(d) A camp bed.

3. According to Part 2, Chapter 7, what remains impregnable?
(a) The truth.
(b) Julia's will.
(c) The inner heart.
(d) The Ministry of Love.

4. What is the only thing that the Party cannot do to Winston and Julia?
(a) Make them stay in Oceania.
(b) Kill them.
(c) Make them stop loving each other.
(d) Make them love Big Brother.

5. What is in Room 101?
(a) Pain beyond imagination.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Certain death.
(d) The worst thing in the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote Goldstein's book?

2. Who does Winston say to give the rat torture to instead of him?

3. Where was Winston when he discovered the war had switched again in Part 2, Chapter 8?

4. Why was Ampleforth arrested?

5. What will happen thirty seconds after Winston leaves O'Brien's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Brotherhood organized, and why?

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

3. What is the most important theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and why?

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 is the significance of O'Brien's reference to Syme?

6. What does Winston think the Party and the Ministry of Love can never do? Why?

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

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

10. What does Winston admire about his mother?

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