1984: A Novel By George Orwell! Trivia Questions Quiz

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1984: A Novel By George Orwell! Trivia Questions Quiz

Below is a trivia question quiz on 1984: A Novel by George Orwell! The book tells one about a dystopia where people do not have individuality and everything, and they do scrutinized by the ever-present big brother. The book is actually banned in some regions. Take up this quiz and see what you remember from the story of the people in Oceania.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In which decade did the 'great purges' occur in Oceania?
    • A. 

      Fifties

    • B. 

      Sixties

    • C. 

      Forties

    • D. 

      Seventies

  • 2. 
    In Winston's dream, how did his mother and father die?
    • A. 

      Car crash

    • B. 

      Drowned

    • C. 

      Poisoned

    • D. 

      Put to death by the state

  • 3. 
    When had Winston's mother actually died?
    • A. 

      When he was 30

    • B. 

      Just last year

    • C. 

      Nearly 30 years ago

    • D. 

      The day before

  • 4. 
    After his dream, Winston makes an observation that things are different than they used to be. How has society changed over time?
    • A. 

      People no longer dream

    • B. 

      People are more emotional than they used to be

    • C. 

      People perceive everything to be more tragic than they used to do

    • D. 

      People accept bad things that happen now and they are no longer perceived as tragedy

  • 5. 
    Where is the 'Golden Country' that Winston refers to?
    • A. 

      In Eurasia

    • B. 

      In another part of Oceania

    • C. 

      In his dreams

    • D. 

      It is a place in London

  • 6. 
    In Winston's dream, the "girl with the dark hair" removed her clothes with a single gesture. This made Winston think what?
    • A. 

      He was sexually aroused

    • B. 

      He was filled with love for her

    • C. 

      He thought he might like to marry her and have children to become like his parents

    • D. 

      He thought it symbolized her removing the culture in which he lived

  • 7. 
    Why did Winston sleep naked?
    • A. 

      He liked the way it made him feel

    • B. 

      He couldn't afford pyjamas

    • C. 

      It helped him to have interesting dreams

    • D. 

      It was another law which was monitored through the Thought Police

  • 8. 
    What did most people in Oceania have to do each morning?
    • A. 

      Have a coughing fit to clear their lungs

    • B. 

      Aerobics in front of the telescreen

    • C. 

      Washing their pyjamas and night clothes

    • D. 

      Attend a group meeting for their age group

  • 9. 
    As Winston is performing his 'Physical Jerks' he thinks about the past and recalls which detail?
    • A. 

      The atmosphere of his childhood

    • B. 

      That London used to be in a country called Britain

    • C. 

      That he enjoyed exercise in childhood

    • D. 

      That Airstrip One had always been called by that name

  • 10. 
    Winston remembered a childhood experience of what?
    • A. 

      Going down a spiral staircase holding his father's hand

    • B. 

      Visiting Colchester on a shopping trip

    • C. 

      The atomic bomb falling on Hiroshima

    • D. 

      His baby sister being born and bundled in blankets

  • 11. 
    George Orwell describes the old man's eyes as...
    • A. 

      Green and bloodshot

    • B. 

      Blue and devoid of tears

    • C. 

      Squinting and surrounded by crows feet

    • D. 

      Blue and full of tears

  • 12. 
    Defining the history of Airstrip One would be difficult because ....
    • A. 

      Winston was only a child when the country was born

    • B. 

      Nothing was written down to record the events

    • C. 

      Different people had different views about the past and couldn't agree

    • D. 

      Only Big Brother knew what had happened for sure

  • 13. 
    Winston knows that historical facts are falsified by the Party. He knows this because....
    • A. 

      He had once held documentary proof in his hand

    • B. 

      His father had told him so

    • C. 

      Big Brother used to wear a cylindrical hat when he was inventing false histories

    • D. 

      The girl with the dark hair had told him this in a dream

  • 14. 
    How is Winston is rudely disturbed from his workout?
    • A. 

      Mrs Parsons knocks on the door needing help again

    • B. 

      The Thought Police discover him thinking about the past

    • C. 

      The aerobic instructor tells him a more specific way to do the exercise

    • D. 

      A bell goes off indicating that it is time for him to start work

  • 15. 
    What is the attitude of the aerobic instructor towards fighting in the front line of the war?
    • A. 

      She prefers peace

    • B. 

      She wants everybody to go when they are fit enough

    • C. 

      She admires politicians rather than soldiers

    • D. 

      She thinks it is a privilege