Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Mrs. Parsons' children want to see in Part 1, Chapter 2?
2. Which event's preparations causes an increase in working hours in Part 2, Chapter 4?
3. What is the prole woman doing outside the window in Part 2, Chapter 4?
4. What keeps falling on London?
5. Who were three of the original survivors of the revolution of whom Winston saw a picture?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does O'Brien say is the real reason the Party seeks power? How are they different from past governments?
2. What does Winston admire about his mother?
3. How does the dark-haired girl's note affect Winston? Has it changed his outlook?
4. Look up the word "comrade" up in a dictionary. Why do you think everyone in Oceania is supposed to call each other comrade?
5. What does Winston's betrayal reveal about his character? What do you think of him now?
6. What do you think will happen to Winston and Julia after Part 2, Chapter 10? Do they have any hope?
7. What is the most important theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and why?
8. Judging by the dream Winston has about the girl with dark hair, how does he appear to feel about her?
9. When Winston was young, he and his family had to take shelter in a subway station because London was being attacked. An old man was crying, "We didn't ought to have trusted them." Who should not have trusted?
10. What is unusual about Winston's telescreen, and why is it important?
Write an essay arguing either for or against the creation of a secret police force in America. Be sure to back up your opinions with examples from history and lessons learned from past governments.
The ideology of the Party is both extremely sophisticated and highly dangerous. If you had the opportunity to be a "Big Brother," what type of society would you design? Write a short essay (manifesto) detailing the ideology, government, rules, practices, and other elements of your fictional nation. Be sure to explain:
1) Why you think the system would work.
2) What dangers your ideology would face, and how they could be overcome.
3) Why your system is morally acceptable.
Against the Party, one may feel that almost any action is acceptable, or that "the ends justify the means." Is violence an acceptable way of solving problems or achieving goals--even in combating a violent regime? Be sure to discuss:
1) Show how violence has succeeded or failed in the past.
2) Pros and cons associated with using violence.
3) Moral arguments for or against the use of violence.
4) The role of violence in the future of the world.
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