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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 was the only way for Winston to save himself in Part 3, Chapter 5?
(a) To hand over information about the Brotherhood.
(b) To slit his wrists with the smuggled razor blade.
(c) To put somebody between himself and the rats.
(d) To become an Inner Party member like O'Brien.

2. Where was the telescreen that caught Winston and Julia hidden?
(a) In the ceiling.
(b) In the cabinet.
(c) Behind the picture.
(d) Under the bed.

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

4. What important word does not exist in Newspeak?
(a) Art.
(b) Science.
(c) Love.
(d) Why.

5. How many fingers is O'Brien holding up in Part 3, Chapter 2?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where were rats a common punishment?

2. What differentiates the way O'Brien speaks from other Inner Party members?

3. What does everybody do when tortured?

4. What were the police holding when they arrested Winston and Julia?

5. What does Mr. Charrington order the officers to do in Part 2, Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to O'Brien, where does reality exist?

2. What is unusual about O'Brien? Do you think he can be trusted? Why or why not?

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

4. 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?

5. What do you think will happen to Winston and Julia after Part 2, Chapter 10? Do they have any hope?

6. How is the Brotherhood organized, and why?

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

8. How does Winston betray Julia? What is the significance of this?

9. 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?

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

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