1984 Novel Trivia Quiz By George Orwell

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1984 Novel Trivia Quiz By George Orwell

Are you a big reader and have you had time to read the 1984 novel trivia by George Orwell? This novel test of a dystopia where most of the things we see as everyday activities are forbidden and those found doing them would be putting their lives at risk. Take up this interesting quiz and get to see just how much you recall from the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The narrow street was near a railway station

    • B. 

      She had painted a lot of make-up onto her face

    • C. 

      There were no telescreens and no people in the street

    • D. 

      The street lamp made it extremely bright

  • 2. 
    Winston was repressing his desire to swear out loud. He decided that...
    • A. 

      His own nervous system was his worst enemy

    • B. 

      Big Brother was his worst enemy

    • C. 

      He hated his job

    • D. 

      It was time to change his living arrangements and move out of Victory Mansions

  • 3. 
    Follow this link http://io9.com/5337133/your-oppression-will-be-simulated-in-district-9 and answer the following question and answer: What is the effect on the audience of  Niell Blomkamp's use of psuedo-documentary style of filming? It immediately plunges the audience into the media and pundit culture of his alternate reality.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      He winked as he went past Winston in the street

    • B. 

      He took a photograph of Winston in the street

    • C. 

      The left side of his face contorted in a muscle spasm as he passed Winston

    • D. 

      He had a muscle spasm in his right arm which made it appear as if he was waving

  • 5. 
    What is Winston's current marital status?
    • A. 

      Married

    • B. 

      Single

    • C. 

      Separated

    • D. 

      Divorced

  • 6. 
    In Oceania, what is the view about perfume?
    • A. 

      Everyone is encouraged to wear it as it helps the economy

    • B. 

      Only Proles wear scent as if it is something repulsive to party members

    • C. 

      Only Party members wear scent as if it is something repulsive to Proles

    • D. 

      Nobody wears it except Big Brother

  • 7. 
    Big Brother's political party does not like divorce. What element of oppression does this show?
    • A. 

      Control - it is a way of limiting freedoms available to the population

    • B. 

      Dominance - it is a way of hurting people

    • C. 

      Freedom - it is a way of liberating individuals and allowing them to do what they want

    • D. 

      Benefits - it is a freedom that is only allowed to Party members not ordinary Proles

  • 8. 
    "Tacitly the Party was even inclined to encourage prostitution" - which of the following explains the word "tacitly"?
    • A. 

      If the individual has written approval

    • B. 

      Only if the prostitute was somewhat tacky

    • C. 

      It means touchy and feely in a tactile kind of way

    • D. 

      By unexpressed agreement

  • 9. 
    Big Brother features a class society because
    • A. 

      Because people are categorised by their race or caste

    • B. 

      There are richer and poorer quarters for people to live in

    • C. 

      Because some people are racist towards others

    • D. 

      Because it is joyless and everyone is treated the same

  • 10. 
    Winston's wife was called....
    • A. 

      Katherine

    • B. 

      Katy

    • C. 

      Jane

    • D. 

      Prole

  • 11. 
    Permission to marry in Oceania is refused if....
    • A. 

      The couple are promiscuous

    • B. 

      The couple behave erotically toward one another in the street

    • C. 

      The couple fill out the correct form

    • D. 

      The couple appear to be attracted to one another

  • 12. 
    The Newspeak term 'artsem' refers to what...
    • A. 

      The street art created by Proles

    • B. 

      Artificial marriage of the type that exists in Oceania

    • C. 

      Artificial insemination and the only legal way to beget children

    • D. 

      The art of obtaining a prostitute which many men practice in Oceania

  • 13. 
    Which features describe Winston's wife? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      An aqualine face

    • B. 

      A little on the plump side

    • C. 

      Fair-haired

    • D. 

      A vulgar, empty mind

  • 14. 
    How many years is it since Winston and his wife parted?
    • A. 

      9-10

    • B. 

      2-3

    • C. 

      Just last year

    • D. 

      13-14

  • 15. 
    Winston could have stayed with his wife if....?
    • A. 

      She submitted to his every whim

    • B. 

      She had been clever

    • C. 

      She had agreed to not push him away all the time

    • D. 

      She agreed to remain celibate

  • 16. 
    A real love affair was something
    • A. 

      That 'only Spies were permitted' to have

    • B. 

      That was an 'almost unthinkable event'

    • C. 

      That Big Brother could 'grant to a deserving individual'

    • D. 

      That 'only Proles enjoyed' but were vapourised for committing

  • 17. 
    Winston used what to light his writing after dark?
    • A. 

      Reflected light from Big Brother's poster

    • B. 

      The street light

    • C. 

      A head torch

    • D. 

      A paraffin lamp

  • 18. 
    Winston describes his visits to prostitutes as...
    • A. 

      "disgusting invasions into the cheaper quarters of Oceania"

    • B. 

      "deep passionate affairs that he yearns for"

    • C. 

      "filthy scuffles at intervals of years"

    • D. 

      "successfully performed sexual acts"

  • 19. 
    Winston writes about his sexual experience with the woman because ...(tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      He is planning a fantasy

    • B. 

      It probably happened to him and he was writing his confession

    • C. 

      He is repulsed that she was old but only Prole prostitutes are available in Oceania

    • D. 

      He was disgusted at the amount of make-up she wore

  • 20. 
    At the end of Chapter 6, it becomes apparent that Winston is hoping that his writing will be...
    • A. 

      A way of experiencing sex without visiting a prostitute

    • B. 

      An outlet for his mad rantings

    • C. 

      An experimental form of novel writing for economic gain

    • D. 

      Therapy to resolve his anger at Big Brother