1984 Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who will meet Winston if O'Brien isn't home?

3. What does Winston's bed feel like in Part 3, Chapter 2?

4. Where has Winston failed to make progress by Part 3, Chapter 4?

5. To what organization does Mr. Charrington really belong?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

It can be said that Winston is tragically flawed due to his continued defiance of the rules of Oceania. His actions will eventually lead to his downfall.

Think deeply about yourself and your actions. Do you know someone who has a tragic flaw, or do you yourself have one? Write an essay explaining the flaw, why you consider it to be a problem, some examples demonstrating it, and how you think you or the other person can change to fix the flaw. Remember to keep within the definition of "tragic flaw," and avoid simply writing about something that you don't like about yourself or another person.

Essay Topic 3

Fear is a common theme in literature, and a motivating factor for many characters. Write an essay that shows at least two examples of fear in literature, touching upon:

1) The type of fear, be it personal, fear for the safety of others, fear of pain, etc.

2) How the characters overcame the fear, or were overcome by it.

3) The source of the fear, and its relation to the main character.

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