1984 Final Quiz

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Please take this quiz after you have finished reading the novel. Please let me know if you have any trouble with the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1984 was written in ________________
  • 2. 
    I have completely read the novel 1984 this year for the class AP English Language and Literature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    I am taking this quiz alone with no other assistance than the novel itself and the amazing brain God has given me.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Critique of holiday traditions

    • B. 

      Dystopia

    • C. 

      Science Fiction

    • D. 

      Travel narrative

    • E. 

      Mere-cat manual on tunnel caving

    • F. 

      A penguins assassination plot

    • G. 

      First person

    • H. 

      Objective narrator

    • I. 

      Omniscient narrator

    • J. 

      Limited narrator

    • K. 

      Third person narrator

    • L. 

      Political satire

    • M. 

      Utopian nightmare

    • N. 

      Criticism of Historical Documents

    • O. 

      Romance novel

    • P. 

      Critique of totalitarian governments

    • Q. 

      Critique of socialism

    • R. 

      Critique of democracy

  • 5. 
    What organization are Winston, Julia and O'Brian members of?
    • A. 

      The Guild

    • B. 

      The CIA

    • C. 

      The Party

    • D. 

      The Thought Police

  • 6. 
    Where do Winston, Julia and O'Brian work?
    • A. 

      The Ministry of Truth

    • B. 

      The Ministry of Peace

    • C. 

      The Ministry of Plenty

    • D. 

      The Ministry of Love

  • 7. 
    What does the note say that Julia gives to Winston at the beginning of Part 2?
    • A. 

      The Brotherhood is real

    • B. 

      I love you

    • C. 

      Meet me at Victory Square

    • D. 

      Big Brother is watching you

  • 8. 
    Who is Winston married to?
    • A. 

      Julia

    • B. 

      Mrs. Parsons

    • C. 

      Katherine

    • D. 

      No one

  • 9. 
    Who do Winston and Julia rent a room from for their meetings?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Parsons

    • B. 

      O'Brien

    • C. 

      Mr. Charrington

    • D. 

      Syme

  • 10. 
    What happens at the beginning fo Chapter 6, Part 2 that Winston has been waiting for his whole life?
    • A. 

      Winston meets Emmanuel Goldstein

    • B. 

      Winston's wife dies

    • C. 

      O'Brien schedules a meeting with Winston

    • D. 

      Winston meets Big Brother

  • 11. 
    What book does Winston receive from O'Brien?
    • A. 

      The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism

    • B. 

      1984

    • C. 

      The Brotherhood Manual

    • D. 

      War is Peace

  • 12. 
    Who is the real author of the book O'Brien gave to Winston?
    • A. 

      George Orwell

    • B. 

      Emmanuel Goldstein

    • C. 

      Big Brother

    • D. 

      O'Brien

  • 13. 
    What is Winston's greatest fear?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Sharks

    • C. 

      Rats

    • D. 

      The Thought Police

  • 14. 
    What happens to Winston's coworker Syme?
    • A. 

      He is fired

    • B. 

      He is promoted

    • C. 

      He is demoted

    • D. 

      He is vaporized

  • 15. 
    What is the Newspeak term for someone who is abolished and "never existed"?
    • A. 

      Android

    • B. 

      Imaginary

    • C. 

      Vaporized

    • D. 

      Unperson

  • 16. 
    Julia is older than Winston
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Winston wishes that Katherine were dead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following are Winston and Julia not willing to do for the Brotherhood?
    • A. 

      Die

    • B. 

      Commit murder

    • C. 

      Be separated from one another

    • D. 

      Cause the death of innocent people

  • 19. 
    Oceania (the country Winston lives in) has always been at war with Eastasia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Who ends up being a member of the thought police?
    • A. 

      Syme

    • B. 

      Mrs. Parsons

    • C. 

      Julia

    • D. 

      Mr. Charrington

  • 21. 
    Who is Ampleforth?
    • A. 

      An old shopkeeper

    • B. 

      An imprisoned poet

    • C. 

      Winston's neighbor

    • D. 

      A prison guard

  • 22. 
    Why is Mr. Parsons in prison?
    • A. 

      He's a member of the Brotherhood

    • B. 

      He was arrested for thought crime

    • C. 

      His child turned him into the Thought Police

    • D. 

      He tried to hide something from the telescreens

  • 23. 
    What will Winston do in prison if he receives a razorblade?
    • A. 

      Kill himself

    • B. 

      Kill the guard

    • C. 

      Kill O'Brien

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 24. 
    O'Brien says that obeying Big Brother is not enough. What must Winston learn to do?
    • A. 

      Hate him

    • B. 

      Follow him

    • C. 

      Love him

    • D. 

      Worship him

  • 25. 
    Winston betrays Julia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Julia betrays Winston.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Where is the telescreen hidden in the room that Winston and Julia are staying at?
    • A. 

      Behind a picture on the wall

    • B. 

      On the ceiling

    • C. 

      In a bookcase

    • D. 

      Under the floorboards

  • 28. 
    What is Winston tortured with when he is interrogated?
    • A. 

      Water torture

    • B. 

      Electric shocks

    • C. 

      Poison

    • D. 

      Fire

  • 29. 
    How long is Winston imprisoned in the MInistry of Love?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      Several days

    • C. 

      Weeks or months

    • D. 

      Many years

  • 30. 
    What does O'Brien use in Room 101 to get Winston to betray Julia?
    • A. 

      An electric shock device

    • B. 

      A cage filled with rats

    • C. 

      Victory gin

    • D. 

      Physical abuse

  • 31. 
    How does Winston betray Julia?
    • A. 

      He says he hates her

    • B. 

      He says she's a member of the Brotherhood

    • C. 

      He says she committed a thought crime

    • D. 

      He says to torture her instead of him

  • 32. 
    There are no written laws in Oceania.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    There is no mention of nuclear weapons in 1984.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
     Is is difficult to find out where anyone lives in London. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    Oceania came into being when Great Britain was absorbed by the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Gangsters and murderers are treated better than political prisoners in Oceania.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    O'Brien is arrested as the novel ends. 
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 38. 
    There are no written laws in Oceania.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    There is no mention of nuclear weapons in 1984.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The period of time elapsed from the beginning of the novel to Winston's arrest is about
    • A. 

      One month

    • B. 

      Four months

    • C. 

      Eight months

    • D. 

      One year

  • 41. 
    The government agency in charge of war is
    • A. 

      Miniguard

    • B. 

      Minidef

    • C. 

      Miniluv

    • D. 

      Minipax

  • 42. 
    Memory Holes in the Ministry of Truth lead to
    • A. 

      The incinerator

    • B. 

      The filing room

    • C. 

      A computer storage bank

    • D. 

      O'Brien's office

  • 43. 
    Winston attempts to talk to an elderly prole about
    • A. 

      The future of Oceania

    • B. 

      The outcome of the war

    • C. 

      Life before the revolution

    • D. 

      The Brotherhood

  • 44. 
    In addition to painful torture, O'Brien also uses a treatment on Winston that
    • A. 

      Makes him speechless

    • B. 

      Blinds him

    • C. 

      Temporarily blocks out part of his memory

    • D. 

      Paralyzes him

  • 45. 
    O'Brien explains that the three stages of Winston's reintegration are learning, understanding, and
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Acceptance

    • C. 

      Forgiveness

    • D. 

      Humility

  • 46. 
    The real purpose of Newspeak is to
    • A. 

      Increase knowledge

    • B. 

      Make speech more scientific

    • C. 

      Confuse the enemy

    • D. 

      Control thought

  • 47. 
    Match the word from the left column with the description in the left colum
    • A. Charrington
    • A.
    • B. O'Brien
    • B.
    • C. Katharine
    • C.
    • D. Syme
    • D.
    • E. Goldstein
    • E.
    • F. Parsons
    • F.
    • G. Julia
    • G.
    • H. Martin
    • H.
    • I. Ampleforth
    • I.
    • J. Rutherford
    • J.
  • 48. 
    Which of the following is  not featured during the two minutes hate?
    • A. 

      A hideous screeching sound bursts from the telescreen.

    • B. 

      Images of the Eurasian army, marching in rhythm.

    • C. 

      The sheep-like face of Goldstein and bleating sounds.

    • D. 

      Updates from the war-front and ration statistics.

  • 49. 
     What frightens Winston more than the thought that he might be a lunatic?
    • A. 

      The thought that he might be wrong.

    • B. 

      The thought that there are many more lunatics like him.

    • C. 

      The thought that if he is right, he has to overthrow the Party.

    • D. 

      The thought that he is the only lunatic left alive.

  • 50. 
    Which of the following does the party endorse?
    • A. 

      It discourages divorce in general.

    • B. 

      It encourages romance outside of marriage.

    • C. 

      It encourages living with romantic interest without marriage

    • D. 

      It views promiscuity with proles as one of the most offensive forms of criminal activity.