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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. Julia is only a rebel __________.
2. How long has O'Brien been watching Winston?
3. What was the refugee woman doing in Winston's dream in Part 2, Chapter 7?
4. Where was Winston when he discovered the war had switched again in Part 2, Chapter 8?
5. What does Winston remember above all about his childhood?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Winston and Julia mean when they say "We are the dead?"
2. What do you think will happen to Winston and Julia after Part 2, Chapter 10? Do they have any hope?
3. What are the two ultimate goals of the Party? What are they waiting for, and why?
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. How does Winston betray Julia? What is the significance of this?
6. What does Winston's betrayal reveal about his character? What do you think of him now?
7. What does Winston think the Party and the Ministry of Love can never do? Why?
8. How does Winston feel about physical pain? How does this relate to what you know about Winston's character?
9. How does Winston feel towards O'Brien in Part 3, Chapter 2? Why do you think this is?
10. What does Winston think O'Brien will say is the reason the Party seeks power?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Love is one of the most fundamental human emotions. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, love and sexual affection are outlawed so that citizens will reserve their love for Big Brother. Write an essay explaining:
1) Why love is (or is not) important.
2) The ways that love can fundamentally change a person's life.
3) Whether or not love can really "conquer all." Examples, both literary and real, are encouraged.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay critiquing a political manifesto, white paper, or declaration. Be sure to explain:
1) What the document attempted to achieve, and whether or not it accomplished this goal.
2) How it has influenced society or the world.
3) Whether you agree or disagree with the paper, and why.
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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