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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. Of what are the walls of Winston's cell made?
2. What were the police holding when they arrested Winston and Julia?
3. What has it taken Winston forty years to learn the nature of?
4. What differentiates the way O'Brien speaks from other Inner Party members?
5. What is the theme song of Hate Week?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the two ultimate goals of the Party? What are they waiting for, and why?
2. When questioned by O'Brien, Winston and Julia state that they are willing to commit many crimes, including the killing of innocent people. Do you think this is justifiable, given the terrible nature of the Party?
3. What do you think will happen to Winston and Julia after Part 2, Chapter 10? Do they have any hope?
4. How can Winston still achieve victory over the Party in Part 3, Chapter 4?
5. What do Winston and Julia mean when they say "We are the dead?"
6. Why might George Orwell have made the book's conclusion so tragic? What is he trying to express?
7. How does Winston betray Julia? What is the significance of this?
8. How does Winston feel about physical pain? How does this relate to what you know about Winston's character?
9. What is the most important theme of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and why?
10. According to O'Brien, where does reality exist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Privacy is a highly relevant issue in the modern world. Possibilities for surveillance and citizen control have expanded significantly since George Orwell's time, and this trend frequently inspires references in the news and pop culture to Nineteen Eighty-Four. Write an essay on the topic of privacy, stating:
1) What privacy means to you.
2) The importance of privacy to a society as a whole.
3) Your opinion on the current debate over privacy, security, terrorism, and the constitution.
Essay Topic 3
One of the most important warnings in Nineteen-Eighty-Four is that the past can be erased and history can be changed. "Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."
Write a short essay on a real historical event about which historians disagree. Be sure to show both sides, and in the conclusion, explain what you think really happened and why.
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