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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Julia?

2. What do Parsons' children to do the old market-woman?

3. How many times has Julia had sex?

4. What is Winston's apartment called?

5. What does the Junior Anti-Sex League do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the proles the only force capable of overthrowing the Party?

2. Winston feels the worst things about life in Oceania are not its "cruelty and insecurity," but "its bareness, its dinginess, its listlessness." Why might he feels this way?

3. Explain Julia's attitude towards the Party. What does this reveal about her character?

4. What is the difference between Winston and Julia's feelings about their future?

5. Try to imagine what it would be like to live in a country like Oceania where you are constantly watched by government agents. How would you feel?

6. In Winston's dream, the man O'Brien says "We will meet in the place where there is no darkness." What do you think he meant by this?

7. Judging by the dream Winston has about the girl with dark hair, how does he appear to feel about her?

8. What does Part 1, Chapter 1 show the reader about the quality of Oceania's services and products?

9. How would you have reacted to the note? What would you have done differently, and why?

10. In your own words, how does Winston describe Mr. Parsons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Winston has a terrible fear of pain. He hates it more than anything else and is willing to do almost anything in order to avoid pain. Write an essay on pain, and Winston's experience with it. Be sure to cover:

1) How pain influences Winston throughout the book.

2) Possible reasons why Winston fears pain so much.

3) Possible ways that Winston could have controlled his fear of pain.

4) How your attitude towards pain is similar or different to that of Winston.

Essay Topic 2

Oceania has been at war ever since Winston can remember. However, the country that it has been at war with has changed, and it seems that the Party wants Oceania to constantly be at war with someone. Why would a government want to have a permanent state of war? What benefits could a government get from it? Be sure to use real-world examples to back up your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

The slogan of the Oceania's government is "WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH." Any act of independent thought, even writing a diary, are punishable by death. Explain the difference between life in America and life in Oceania. Are there any similarities? In your conclusion, write about some ways in which the American people can ensure that future governments do not abuse citizens like in Nineteen-Eighty-Four.

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