1984 Comprehension Test

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This test provides a summary test for the novel 1984 by George Orwell. This test contains 23 questions and has no time limit. Choose the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a true statement about Winston?
    • A. 

      He has a varicose ulcer

    • B. 

      He is a member of the Thought Police

    • C. 

      He dies by being blown up in a mine field

    • D. 

      He is secretly a woman


  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a true statement about Mr. Charrington?
    • A. 

      He is O'Brien's father

    • B. 

      He is a member of the Thought Police

    • C. 

      He dies by being stabbed to death

    • D. 

      He poisons Winston's soup


  • 3. 
    Winston falls in love with _____.
    • A. 

      O'Brien

    • B. 

      Tillotson

    • C. 

      Julia

    • D. 

      Jenny


  • 4. 
    When he was young, Winston stole _____ from his sister.
    • A. 

      A bag of peanuts

    • B. 

      A lock of hair

    • C. 

      A computer system

    • D. 

      A piece of chocolate


  • 5. 
    In his diary, Winston defines freedom as _____.
    • A. 

      The ability to say that two plus two make four

    • B. 

      A place where the telescreens do not exist

    • C. 

      A world where the Thought Police are dead

    • D. 

      The promise of the future


  • 6. 
    Julia is a member of _____.
    • A. 

      The Thought Police

    • B. 

      The Inner Party

    • C. 

      The Junior Anti-Sex League

    • D. 

      The BBA (Big Brother Association)


  • 7. 
    Parsons asks Winston if he has any spare _____.
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Victory gin

    • C. 

      Clothes

    • D. 

      Razor blades


  • 8. 
    When Winston reads Julia's note, what does he discover?
    • A. 

      She is a member of the Thought Police

    • B. 

      She is in love with him

    • C. 

      She is working for O'Brien

    • D. 

      She is Big Brother's daughter


  • 9. 
    At the climax of the Two Minutes Hate, Goldstein's face turns into _____.
    • A. 

      A picture of Winston

    • B. 

      The image of a garbage can

    • C. 

      The face of O'Brien

    • D. 

      The image of a sheep


  • 10. 
    Winston predicts that all of the following will be vaporized EXCEPT _____.
    • A. 

      Himself

    • B. 

      O'Brien

    • C. 

      Parsons

    • D. 

      Syme


  • 11. 
    Winston says that hope lies with _____.
    • A. 

      The Inner Party

    • B. 

      O'Brien

    • C. 

      The Junior Spies

    • D. 

      The proles


  • 12. 
    After having a dream of seeing a girl in the Golden Country, Winston awakens with a word on his lips. What is that word?
    • A. 

      Julia

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      O'Brien

    • D. 

      Blood


  • 13. 
    What does Winston refer to as the only thing that is "cheap and plentiful"?
    • A. 

      Victory sugar

    • B. 

      Victory coffee

    • C. 

      Synthetic gin

    • D. 

      Green leaf tea


  • 14. 
    The current name of Britain is _____.
    • A. 

      Oceania

    • B. 

      Eastasia

    • C. 

      Ingsoc

    • D. 

      Airstrip One


  • 15. 
    Complete the quotation: "War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is _____."

  • 16. 
    O'Brien says he will meet Winston in "the place where there is no _____."

  • 17. 
    In the room above Mr. Charrington's shop, there is a hidden _____ behind the picture of St. Clement's.

  • 18. 
    Who is the last person Winston loves when the book ends?

  • 19. 
    _____ tells Winston that Inner Party members can turn off the telescreen for a period of time.

  • 20. 
    We see _____ tortured in Room 101 by O'Brien.

  • 21. 
    _____ is 26 years old and a member of the Junior Anti-Sex League.

  • 22. 
    Comrade _____ is a fictitious person whom Winston creates for a revised Times article.

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