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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. What is the last line of the rhyme in Part 2, Chapter 8?
2. What was the only way for Winston to save himself in Part 3, Chapter 5?
3. What special privilege do Inner Party members have?
4. What does the Party claim to have invented?
5. How do the proles normally feel about the war?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the most important theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and why?
2. What does O'Brien say is the real reason the Party seeks power? How are they different from past governments?
3. What are the two ultimate goals of the Party? What are they waiting for, and why?
4. Describe the forced-labor camps, according to the common criminals.
5. What is unusual about O'Brien? Do you think he can be trusted? Why or why not?
6. How does Winston betray Julia? What is the significance of this?
7. How does Winston feel towards O'Brien in Part 3, Chapter 2? Why do you think this is?
8. What "progress" has Winston made by Part 3, Chapter 4? What does Winston have to do before his re-education is complete?
9. Winston tells Julia that she is "only a rebel from the waist downwards." What does he mean by this, and is it true?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Oceania, children are encouraged to spy on their parents and turn them in to the Thought Police if they notice any "suspicious behavior." Would you ever turn your parents over to the police? Why or why not? In what situation would you do it? What alternatives would you have?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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