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1984 Unit Exam - Quiz

The following is the unit exam over the novel 1984.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    There are no written laws in Oceania.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "There are no written laws in Oceania" is true because in George Orwell's novel 1984, which is set in Oceania, the government controls all aspects of people's lives, including the law. The Party's ideology, known as Ingsoc, is the only law in Oceania, and it is enforced through surveillance, propaganda, and thought control rather than written statutes. The absence of written laws allows the Party to have complete control and manipulate the law according to its interests.

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  • 2. 

    There is no mention of nuclear weapons in 1984.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question suggests that there is no mention of nuclear weapons in the book "1984". Therefore, the correct answer is False, implying that there is indeed a mention of nuclear weapons in the book.

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  • 3. 

    Winston and Katharine had one child

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Winston and Katharine had one child. However, the correct answer is False. The statement does not provide any information about the number of children Winston and Katharine had, so we cannot determine whether they had one child or not.

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  • 4. 

    Winston is Julia's first lover.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Winston is Julia's first lover" is false. This means that Winston is not the first person Julia has had a romantic relationship with.

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  • 5. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is difficult to find out where anyone lives in London because London is a large and diverse city with a vast population. The city is divided into numerous boroughs and neighborhoods, making it challenging to pinpoint someone's exact location. Additionally, London is known for its busy streets and complex address system, further complicating the process of locating individuals.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is incorrect. Oceania did not come into being when Great Britain was absorbed by the United States. Oceania is a region in the Pacific Ocean that includes countries like Australia, New Zealand, and various islands. It has no direct connection to the political merger of Great Britain and the United States.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in Oceania, gangsters and murderers receive better treatment compared to political prisoners. This implies that the government or authorities may prioritize the punishment and mistreatment of political prisoners over other criminals. This could be due to the oppressive nature of the regime, where dissent and opposition are suppressed more severely than other criminal activities.

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  • 8. 

    O'Brien is arrested as the novel ends. 

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    A. False
    Explanation
    The statement "O'Brien is arrested as the novel ends" is false. The novel does not mention or imply that O'Brien is arrested at the end. The ending of the novel is left open-ended, with O'Brien's fate unknown. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    Winston dies hating Big Brother. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Winston dies hating Big Brother" is not true. In George Orwell's novel 1984, Winston Smith, the protagonist, does not die hating Big Brother. Instead, he is ultimately broken and brainwashed by the Party, learning to love Big Brother and accepting the Party's ideology. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    There is no word for science in Newspeak. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In George Orwell's novel 1984, Newspeak is a language created by the totalitarian government to control and limit the thoughts and expressions of its citizens. The aim of Newspeak is to eliminate words that could be used to express rebellious or independent thinking. In this context, the statement "There is no word for science in Newspeak" is true because science represents knowledge, exploration, and questioning, which are concepts that the government wants to suppress. By removing the word for science, the government ensures that people cannot discuss or pursue scientific ideas, further limiting their ability to think critically and challenge the regime.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Four months
    Explanation
    The correct answer is four months. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question, which states that the period of time elapsed from the beginning of the novel to Winston's arrest is about four months.

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  • 12. 

    The setting of 1984 is the country we know as

    • A.

      Great Britain

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      The United States

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    A. Great Britain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Great Britain because the novel "1984" by George Orwell is set in a dystopian version of Britain, known as Airstrip One, which is a part of the superstate Oceania. The story takes place in a totalitarian society controlled by the Party, where individual freedoms are suppressed and government surveillance is pervasive. The setting of the novel is crucial to the themes and plot, as Orwell uses it to explore the dangers of totalitarianism and the erosion of personal liberty.

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  • 13. 

    Winston works for the Ministry of

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Love

    • C.

      Plenty

    • D.

      Peace

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    Winston works for the Ministry of Truth because the question is asking for his place of employment. The other options, Love, Plenty, and Peace, do not fit the context of the question and are not relevant to Winston's occupation. The Ministry of Truth is a significant institution in George Orwell's novel "1984" where Winston's job is to rewrite historical records to fit the Party's propaganda.

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  • 14. 

    The alcoholic beverage Winston usually drinks is

    • A.

      Wine

    • B.

      Gin

    • C.

      Beer

    • D.

      Vodka

    Correct Answer
    B. Gin
    Explanation
    Winston's preferred alcoholic beverage is gin.

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  • 15. 

    The government agency in charge of war is

    • A.

      Miniguard

    • B.

      Minidef

    • C.

      Miniluv

    • D.

      Minipax

    Correct Answer
    D. Minipax
    Explanation
    Minipax is the correct answer because it is a commonly used abbreviation for the Ministry of Peace, which is the government agency responsible for managing war and conflict. The term "pax" is derived from the Latin word for peace, suggesting that the agency is focused on maintaining peace through military actions and strategies. The other options, Miniguard, Minidef, and Miniluv, do not accurately represent the agency responsible for war.

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  • 16. 

    The Chestnut Tree Cafe is a meeting place for

    • A.

      The Brotherhood

    • B.

      Winston and Julia

    • C.

      Disgraced party members

    • D.

      The Proles

    Correct Answer
    C. Disgraced party members
    Explanation
    The Chestnut Tree Cafe is a meeting place for disgraced party members. This suggests that it is a location where individuals who have fallen out of favor with the ruling party gather. It implies that these individuals have been deemed untrustworthy or have committed some act that has led to their disgrace. The cafe serves as a space for them to congregate and potentially find solace in their shared experiences. This detail adds to the overall atmosphere of oppression and control within the society depicted in the text.

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  • 17. 

    The target of the daily Two Minutes Hate is

    • A.

      Eastasia

    • B.

      Emmanuel Goldstein

    • C.

      Eurasia

    • D.

      Big Brother

    Correct Answer
    B. Emmanuel Goldstein
    Explanation
    Emmanuel Goldstein is the target of the daily Two Minutes Hate. This suggests that he is a figure who is despised and vilified by the citizens of the society in which the Two Minutes Hate takes place. The fact that he is targeted daily implies that he is seen as a significant threat or enemy of the state. This information gives insight into the political and social dynamics of the society in question, where the government uses propaganda and public displays of hatred to maintain control and unity among its citizens.

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  • 18. 

    The dark-haired girl in Winston's dream later turns out to be

    • A.

      His mother

    • B.

      His sister

    • C.

      Julia

    • D.

      Ms. Parsons

    Correct Answer
    C. Julia
    Explanation
    In George Orwell's novel "1984," Winston dreams about a dark-haired girl whom he later discovers is Julia. This revelation is significant because Julia becomes Winston's love interest and partner in rebellion against the oppressive Party. Their relationship serves as a symbol of hope and resistance in a dystopian society where individuality and love are forbidden.

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  • 19. 

    Winston lives in 

    • A.

      A dormitory

    • B.

      The Party Headquarters

    • C.

      An old tenement

    • D.

      The prole district

    Correct Answer
    C. An old tenement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an old tenement" because a tenement is a type of building that typically houses multiple families or individuals in separate living spaces. The fact that it is described as "old" suggests that it may be run-down or in poor condition. This implies that Winston's living situation is not ideal and may be cramped or lacking in amenities.

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  • 20. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. The incinerator
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the incinerator. In George Orwell's novel "1984," the Ministry of Truth is responsible for altering historical records and manipulating information to fit the Party's propaganda. Memory holes are used to dispose of documents or any evidence that contradicts the Party's version of the truth. These memory holes lead to the incinerator, where the documents are burned and destroyed completely, ensuring that no trace of the original information remains.

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  • 21. 

    In his diary, Winston writes about

    • A.

      His mother's grave

    • B.

      The Golden Country

    • C.

      A prostitute

    • D.

      His estranged wife

    Correct Answer
    C. A prostitute
    Explanation
    Winston writes about a prostitute in his diary. This suggests that he has encountered or had some sort of relationship with a prostitute. This detail may provide insight into Winston's personal life and experiences, as well as his mindset and desires. It could also indicate a potential theme or element of the story related to sexuality or forbidden relationships.

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  • 22. 

    Doing "our duty to the Party" was an expression Katharine used to refer to

    • A.

      Paying taxes

    • B.

      Cold showers

    • C.

      The Physical Jerks

    • D.

      Sexual relations

    Correct Answer
    D. Sexual relations
    Explanation
    "Doing 'our duty to the Party'" refers to fulfilling one's obligations or responsibilities towards the political party. In the context of the given options, the expression is used by Katharine to refer to sexual relations. This suggests that engaging in sexual activities was considered a duty or obligation towards the Party, possibly as a means of procreation or maintaining loyalty.

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  • 23. 

    Winston is afflicted with

    • A.

      A varicose ulcer

    • B.

      A stomach ulcer

    • C.

      Migran headaches

    • D.

      A stiff knee

    Correct Answer
    A. A varicose ulcer
    Explanation
    Winston is afflicted with a varicose ulcer. A varicose ulcer is a type of open sore that forms on the skin, usually in the lower leg, due to poor circulation and weakened veins. This condition is commonly seen in individuals with varicose veins, which are enlarged and twisted veins. Varicose ulcers can be painful and may take a long time to heal. Treatment usually involves improving blood circulation, keeping the affected area clean and protected, and sometimes surgical intervention.

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  • 24. 

    Party members are supposed to spend their evenings

    • A.

      At the movies

    • B.

      At the Community Center

    • C.

      Studying Ingsoc

    • D.

      Watching the telescreen

    Correct Answer
    B. At the Community Center
    Explanation
    Party members are supposed to spend their evenings at the Community Center. This suggests that the Party promotes a sense of community and socialization among its members. By gathering at the Community Center, party members can engage in activities together, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie. It also implies that the Party may use the Community Center as a means of monitoring and controlling its members, as they can easily be observed and influenced in this communal setting.

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  • 25. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Life before the revolution
    Explanation
    Winston attempts to talk to an elderly prole about life before the revolution. This suggests that Winston is interested in understanding the past and how society was different before the revolution took place. By engaging with the elderly prole, Winston may hope to gain insights into a time when there was more freedom and a different social order. This could be important for Winston's own understanding of the present and his resistance against the oppressive regime of Oceania.

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  • 26. 

    Encountering  the dark-haired girl outside Charrington's shop, Winston considers

    • A.

      Murdering her

    • B.

      Talking to her

    • C.

      Committing suicide

    • D.

      Turning her into the Thought Police

    Correct Answer
    A. Murdering her
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Winston considers murdering the dark-haired girl outside Charrington's shop. This implies that he is having violent thoughts towards her, possibly due to his rebellious nature and frustration with the oppressive regime. It also reflects the dark and dangerous mindset Winston has developed in the dystopian world of the novel.

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  • 27. 

    The note Julia slips  to Winston says,

    • A.

      "The chopper will get you."

    • B.

      "I love you."

    • C.

      "Down with Big Brother."

    • D.

      ""You are being followed."

    Correct Answer
    B. "I love you."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I love you." The note Julia slips to Winston expresses her feelings of love towards him. The other statements in the note, such as "The chopper will get you," "Down with Big Brother," and "You are being followed," do not convey the same emotional sentiment as "I love you."

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  • 28. 

    Membership to the Party is gained  through

    • A.

      Inheritance

    • B.

      Wealth

    • C.

      Appointment

    • D.

      Examination

    Correct Answer
    D. Examination
    Explanation
    Membership to the Party is gained through an examination. This suggests that individuals who wish to become a member of the Party must undergo a test or evaluation process to assess their eligibility. This process likely involves assessing the individual's knowledge, skills, and suitability for membership. By passing the examination, individuals demonstrate their qualifications and are granted membership to the Party.

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  • 29. 

    To the leaders of Oceania, war is

    • A.

      Fun

    • B.

      Terrible

    • C.

      Peace

    • D.

      Power

    Correct Answer
    C. Peace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "peace" because in the context of the question, it is implied that the leaders of Oceania view war as something negative or terrible. Therefore, the opposite of war would be peace, which is the desired state for the leaders.

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  • 30. 

    Winston and Julia tell O'Brien that they are willing to do anything for the Brotherhood except

    • A.

      Maim people

    • B.

      Commit suicide

    • C.

      Commit murder

    • D.

      Separate from each other

    Correct Answer
    D. Separate from each other
    Explanation
    In George Orwell's novel 1984, Winston and Julia express their commitment to the Brotherhood, a secret organization opposing the Party's totalitarian regime. They are willing to do anything for the Brotherhood except separate from each other. This indicates their strong bond and love for one another, as they prioritize their relationship over their loyalty to the cause. The other options, such as maiming people, committing suicide, or committing murder, are all extreme actions that they are willing to consider for the sake of their cause, but separating from each other is not something they are willing to do.

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  • 31. 

    In the government of Oceania, members of the Outer party are the

    • A.

      Slaves

    • B.

      Bureaucracy

    • C.

      Soldiers

    • D.

      Minority

    Correct Answer
    B. Bureaucracy
    Explanation
    In the government of Oceania, members of the Outer Party are the bureaucracy. This means that they are responsible for the administration and implementation of government policies and procedures. They play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of the government, ensuring that laws and regulations are followed and that services are provided to the citizens. As part of the bureaucracy, they are expected to be knowledgeable and skilled in their respective fields, and they work under the direction of the ruling party to carry out their duties effectively.

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  • 32. 

    The Newspeak word which means the ability to hold two mutually contradictory ideas in mind simultaneously and to believe both of them is

    • A.

      Antithink

    • B.

      Contrathink

    • C.

      Doubletake

    • D.

      Doublethink

    Correct Answer
    D. Doublethink
    Explanation
    Doublethink is the correct answer because it refers to the ability to hold two contradictory ideas simultaneously and believe in both of them. This concept is a key element in George Orwell's novel "1984," where the Party manipulates reality and controls the minds of its citizens. Doublethink involves accepting contradictory information as true and not recognizing the contradiction. It is a form of cognitive dissonance and a tool used for propaganda and thought control in the dystopian society depicted in the book.

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  • 33. 

    The telescreen  that eavesdrops on Winston and Julia is hidden

    • A.

      Under the bed

    • B.

      Behind the engraving

    • C.

      In the rat hole

    • D.

      In the clock

    Correct Answer
    B. Behind the engraving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is behind the engraving because in the novel "1984" by George Orwell, the telescreen that eavesdrops on Winston and Julia is cleverly concealed behind an engraving. This hidden placement allows the Party to monitor their activities without their knowledge, emphasizing the constant surveillance and lack of privacy in the dystopian society.

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  • 34. 

    The most feared place in the Ministry of Love is

    • A.

      The electric shock room

    • B.

      O'brien's office

    • C.

      Room 101

    • D.

      The gas chamber

    Correct Answer
    C. Room 101
    Explanation
    Room 101 is the most feared place in the Ministry of Love because it represents the ultimate form of torture and punishment. It is a place where individuals are subjected to their worst fears and phobias, making it a deeply terrifying and psychologically distressing experience. In George Orwell's novel, "1984," Room 101 is used as a tool of psychological manipulation and control, designed to break down the individual's resistance and force them to conform to the Party's ideology. The mere mention of Room 101 instills fear and terror in the hearts of the citizens, making it the most dreaded place in the Ministry of Love.

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  • 35. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Temporarily blocks out part of his memory
    Explanation
    O'Brien uses a treatment on Winston that temporarily blocks out part of his memory. This means that Winston experiences a temporary loss of certain memories or is unable to recall specific information during the treatment. This could be a form of psychological manipulation or control, as it limits Winston's ability to remember certain events or details, potentially making him more susceptible to O'Brien's influence and manipulation.

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  • 36. 

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

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Acceptance

    • C.

      Forgiveness

    • D.

      Humility

    Correct Answer
    B. Acceptance
    Explanation
    O'Brien explains that the three stages of Winston's reintegration are learning, understanding, and acceptance. This suggests that after Winston goes through the process of learning about the Party's ideology and understanding the true nature of their control, he must ultimately accept his fate within the oppressive system. In this context, acceptance refers to Winston coming to terms with the reality of his situation and surrendering to the Party's power. It signifies a state of resignation and submission, where Winston acknowledges that resistance is futile and chooses to conform to the Party's demands.

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  • 37. 

    The Book was really written by

    • A.

      Goldstein

    • B.

      Marx

    • C.

      O'Brien and other Party members

    • D.

      Mr. Charrington

    Correct Answer
    C. O'Brien and other Party members
    Explanation
    The correct answer is O'Brien and other Party members. This is because in George Orwell's novel "1984," the book in question, "The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism," was actually written by O'Brien and other Party members. O'Brien is a high-ranking member of the Inner Party and plays a significant role in the novel as a member of the Thought Police. The book serves as a tool for the Party to manipulate and control the population, promoting their ideology and maintaining their power.

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  • 38. 

    The one thing Winston fears most is

    • A.

      Rats

    • B.

      Electric shock

    • C.

      Death

    • D.

      Big Brother

    Correct Answer
    A. Rats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is rats because in George Orwell's novel 1984, Winston has a deep fear and phobia of rats. This fear is exploited by the Party to torture him during his interrogation and is used as a method of control and manipulation. The presence of rats represents Winston's deepest fears and the power that the Party holds over him.

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  • 39. 

    The real purpose of Newspeak is to

    • A.

      Increase knowledge

    • B.

      Make speech more scientific

    • C.

      Confuse the enemy

    • D.

      Control thought

    Correct Answer
    D. Control thought
    Explanation
    Newspeak, as described in George Orwell's novel 1984, is a language created by the totalitarian regime to limit and control people's thoughts and ideas. By simplifying and reducing the vocabulary, Newspeak aims to restrict the range of expression and eliminate concepts that could challenge the ruling party's ideology. This control over language ultimately leads to control over thoughts, as individuals are unable to articulate dissenting opinions or engage in critical thinking. Therefore, the correct answer is "control thought."

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  • 40. 

    Winston most enjoys talking to Syme about

    • A.

      Sex

    • B.

      The hangings

    • C.

      The movies

    • D.

      Newspeak

    Correct Answer
    D. Newspeak
    Explanation
    Winston most enjoys talking to Syme about Newspeak because it is a language that is being developed to limit and control thought. Winston is fascinated by the concept of Newspeak and its implications for communication and freedom of expression. He finds it intriguing to discuss the intricacies and nuances of Newspeak with Syme, who is an expert in its development. This topic allows Winston to explore the power dynamics and manipulation tactics employed by the party, making it an engaging and thought-provoking conversation for him.

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  • 41. 

    The working class of people are known as____________.

    Correct Answer
    the Proletariat
    Explanation
    The working class of people is referred to as the proletariat. This term originated from Marxist theory and describes individuals who sell their labor for wages. The proletariat typically lacks ownership of the means of production and is economically dependent on the bourgeoisie, the capitalist class. This term is often used to highlight the social and economic disparities between different classes in society.

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  • 42. 

    The conception that all values ,rights, and duties originate in one person is ____________. 

    Correct Answer
    individualism
    Explanation
    Individualism is the belief that all values, rights, and duties originate in one person. It emphasizes the importance of individual freedom, autonomy, and self-reliance. In an individualistic society, individuals are seen as the primary unit of society, and their rights and interests take precedence over the collective. This contrasts with collectivism, which emphasizes the importance of the group and subordinates individual rights and interests to the needs of the community. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is individualism.

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  • 43. 

    Another word for an elevator is a __________. 

    Correct Answer
    lift
    Explanation
    An elevator is commonly referred to as a lift in many parts of the world. The term "lift" is used to describe a vertical transportation system that moves people or goods between different floors or levels of a building.

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  • 44. 

    The violent overthrow of an existing government is known as ___________. 

    Correct Answer
    revolution
    Explanation
    A violent overthrow of an existing government is referred to as a revolution. This term describes a widespread and often sudden change in the political system, where the current ruling power is forcibly replaced by a new governing body or ideology. Revolutions typically involve mass movements, protests, and sometimes armed conflict, with the aim of bringing about significant social, economic, or political transformations.

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  • 45. 

    Another word for the movies is

    Correct Answer
    flicks
    Explanation
    The word "flicks" is a colloquial term that is often used as a synonym for movies. It is a slang term that originated in the early 20th century and is still commonly used today. The word "flicks" is derived from the flickering motion of the film projector used in early movie theaters. It has become a popular and informal way to refer to films or movies in casual conversation.

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  • 46. 

    Another word for foolish or silly is

    Correct Answer
    fatuous
    Explanation
    Fatuous is a synonym for foolish or silly. It describes someone or something that lacks intelligence or common sense. This word is often used to describe actions, ideas, or behavior that are absurd, ridiculous, or lacking in seriousness. It implies a sense of foolishness or stupidity.

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  • 47. 

    People of Oceania who watch the people to see that they conform to all the Party's edicts are the ___________.

    Correct Answer
    Thought Police
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Thought Police." In the context of George Orwell's novel "1984," the Thought Police are a secret police force that monitors the citizens of Oceania to ensure their conformity to the Party's rules and ideologies. They use surveillance and psychological manipulation to eliminate any form of dissent or independent thought, maintaining the Party's control over the population.

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  • 48. 

    The substitution of a pleasant word for one which might evoke unpleasant ideas is known as ___________

    Correct Answer
    euphemism
    Explanation
    Euphemism refers to the use of a pleasant or less offensive word or phrase to replace a harsh or unpleasant one. It is a way of expressing something in a more socially acceptable or polite manner. This technique is commonly used to soften the impact of sensitive or taboo topics, such as death, bodily functions, or controversial subjects. By substituting a pleasant word for a potentially unpleasant one, euphemism aims to make communication more comfortable and less offensive.

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  • 49. 

    Another word for long lines of waiting people is _______________.

    Correct Answer
    queues
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "queues". "Queues" is another word for long lines of waiting people. It is commonly used to describe a group of people waiting in an organized manner, such as in a bank or at a concert.

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  • 50. 

    Expressed or carried on without words or speech is known as expressing something _____________.

    Correct Answer
    tacitly
    Explanation
    When something is expressed or carried on without using words or speech, it is known as expressing something tacitly. Tacitly refers to the act of communicating or conveying information without explicitly stating it verbally. It implies that the message is understood or inferred through actions, gestures, or other non-verbal means.

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