is divided into sections and subsections

is divided into sections and subsections. We will refer to the large
divisions as Parts and the smaller subsections as Chapters.
Here are some guide questions to help you prepare for quizzes.
They are roughly in order.
You are not required to formally write out the answers. About 80% of the
objective questions on the quizzes will come from the following questions.
Part ONE
Occasionally, Orwell uses British terms. I will provide you with those
equivalents, for example, lift means elevator.
1. What unusual information is given to the reader in the first paragraph?
2. What is shown on the poster displayed on each landing?
3. How old is Winston?
THINK: Of what significance might the age of the protagonist be?
4. According to this section, what matters?
5. What two processes does the telescreen do simultaneously?
Does an individual know when he is being observed?
6. Where does Winston work?
7. Name all the ministries and with what area each is involved.
8. What is the time and place setting of the novel?
9. What is Newspeak?
10. What are the three Party slogans?
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11. Where does Winston sit to write? Be specific.
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12. Describe the female character who works in the Fiction Department.
13. How does this woman make Winston feel?
14. Who is O’Brien?
15. Describe the Two Minutes Hate and its effect on Winston.
16. What significant exchange has taken place in the past between O’Brien and Winston?
17. What was/is the essential crime, according to Winston?
Chap II
British terms: flat means apartment all on one floor or level
18. What chance is Winston taking as he opens the door?
19. For what purpose does Mrs. Parsons come to Winston?
20. What explanation does Mrs. Parsons give for the restlessness of her children?
21. What act would get a child recognized as a “child hero”?
22. Describe Winston’s unusual dream.
23. What is the significance of the dust Winston places on the diary cover?
Chap III
Socialism Terms:
Comrade—a fellow soldier or communist
Proletariat-the laboring class, usually industrial workers
Proles-individuals in the proletariat; proletarian
24. Who is in Winston’s dream? Does the dream seem realistic? Why or why not?
25. What is referred to as The Golden Country? Where is it?
26. Is Oceania currently at war? If so, with whom?
With whom is Oceania currently allied?
27. What does Winston think is frightening about the power of the Party?
28. When did Big Brother come to be accepted and known?
Chap IV
29. Where is Winston as this section begins?
30. What characteristics or demands makes the fourth task the most preferable?
31. What is the primary job of the Ministry of Truth?
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32. What does “refs unperson” most likely mean?
33. What evidence does the novel give of two-way surveillance in this section?
Chap V
34. Where does Winston encounter Syme?
35. What was Syme’s specialty?
36. What does Syme say is happening to language?
37. What does Syme say about Winston’s writing?
38. What does Syme say is the aim of Newspeak?
39. What changes in society does Syme predict?
40. What does Winston think will happen to Syme? Why?
41. For what reason does Parsons find Winston?
42. What is face crime?
Chap VI
43. What does Winston “think” is an individual’s worst enemy?
44. Who was Katharine? What was she like?
45. What had Winston realized when he say the prole prostitute in the indoor light?
Chap VII
46. Where does Winston perceive the possibility of hope?
47. What is the legendary Brotherhood?**
48. What did the Party government expect of the proles?
49. What system of government preceded the Party?
50. Who were Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford? What happened to them?
51. Of what significance was the article that came to Winston accidentally, the half
page with photo and caption identifying Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford?
52. What possible manifestations of disloyalty could the telescreen detect?
53. What belief causes Winston to wonder if he is a lunatic?
**Answer to questions so marked are not stated outright.
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54. For whom does Winston think he might be writing his diary entries?
55. What did the Party tells its constituents to do regarding one’s own perceptions?
56. What was Ownlife?
57. What causes a commotion in the street?
58. What did Winston do about the severed hand?
59. In what way was Oceania’s Lottery bogus?
60. Why does Winston choose the old man from the pub for his questioning?
61. What does the old man tell Winston about the past?
62. Why was Winston dissatisfied with the old man’s responses?
63. What excuse does Winston plan in case he gets caught in the junk shop?
64. What does Winston buy at the junk shop?
65. What do we learn about Mr. Charrington?
66. Who does Winston run into after leaving the junk shop? How does he feel about
this? What plan does Winston make, regarding this person?
67. Philosophically, to what does Winston think life has been reduced?
Part TWO
68. What happens when Winston runs into the dark-haired girl at work? What does the
note say?
69. What problem did Winston now face?
70. Who is Ampleforth? How does he complicate Winston’s plan?
71. Why can’t Winston and the girl just talk directly?
Chap II
72. What is Winston doing as the section begins?
73. Is the term “swine” used literally or figuratively? To what/whom does it refer?
74. What “apologies” does Winston suggest might cause her to change her mind?
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75. What happens between Winston and the girl?
75. How does she say she learned about this location?
76. Where did Julia get her chocolate?
77. What is Julia’s opinion of the Party?
78. Of what does this location remind Winston?
79. Why does Winston seem pleased that Julia has “done this” scores of times?
Chap III
80. Do Winston and Julia plan to return? What are the conditions on this?
81. When/where do Winston and Julia have their next meeting?
82. What is “talking by installments”?
83. What reason does Julia give for attending so many meetings? How does Winston
follow her pattern?
84. List 4 facts about Julia.
Chap IV
85. Describe the singer in the alley.
86. How were songs composed?
87. What does Julia bring to the meeting?
88. What is mentioned that seriously upset Winston?
Chap V
89. Who does Winston note has disappeared? What does he first notice about the
90. What does Julia suggest about the war?
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Chap VI
91. What did O’Brien do when he met with Winston? What is risky for O’Brien about
92. What does O’Brien promise to give Winston if Winston comes to his flat?
Chap VII
93. What happened to Winston’s family after his father disappeared?
94. How does Winston say the Party can be beaten?
95. What does O’Brien do to his telescreen?
96. Who is Martin?
97. What do Julia and Winston refuse to commit to do?
98. How do Brotherhood members show recognition for one another?
99. How will O’Brien get the Goldstein book to Winston?
Chap IX
100. Why was Winston so tired?
101. What impressed Winston about the orator’s rendition of “the facts’?
102. Why does Winston have so much work to do? How long did this period of
overtime last?
103. Where and under what circumstances does Winston read Goldstein’s book?
Goldstein’s book
104. Chap. 1 What are the three types of people?
105. Chap 3 Describe the three superstates?
How was war different from our current view?
What two reasons preventing the world from being a utopia?
When was “the final phase of capitalism”?
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What time period was considered the final phase of capitalism?
What was the essential act of war?
What purpose did scarcity serve?
What two aims did the party have?
What were the aims of the Party?
114. What are the two great problems for the Party to solve?
115. What makes the war in the novel more like a game than our common definition of
116. According to Winston, what do the best books do?
117. What people were included in the new aristocracy?
118. What did the invention of print do?
119. How does a person get into the Inner Party?
120. Why are proles “granted intellectual liberty”?
Chap X
121. What does Winston see in the prole woman that Julia seems to miss?
122. From where does the authoritative voice come?
123. How does Mr. Charrington seem different to Winston?
Part Three
124. Where does Winston assume he is?
125. How were Party criminals different from common criminals in this place?
126. What (or who) gives Winston some hope?
127. Who else gets locked in with Winston?
128. What is the conjecture about the skull-faced man?
Chap II
129. Who and with what equipment does Winston see?
130. What does Winston’s torture include?
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131. What treatment seemed to follow the torture?
132. List 5 crimes or immoral behaviors Winston confessed to.
133. What do you think happens in room 101?
134. What did Winston attribute to O’Brien?
135. What happens when Winston only sees four fingers—and says so?
136. What does O’Brien say is wrong with Winston?