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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

    Correct Answer
    A. Fifties
    Explanation
    The 'great purges' refer to a period of political repression and mass persecution that took place in Oceania. The correct answer is "fifties." This suggests that the 'great purges' occurred during the 1950s in Oceania.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Drowned
    Explanation
    In Winston's dream, his mother and father died by drowning. This suggests that water plays a significant role in his subconscious and may symbolize a sense of suffocation or overwhelming emotions. Drowning can also represent a loss of control or a feeling of being overwhelmed by circumstances, which could relate to Winston's experiences in the dystopian society depicted in the novel.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Nearly 30 years ago
    Explanation
    Winston's mother had actually died nearly 30 years ago.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. People accept bad things that happen now and they are no longer perceived as tragedy
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that society has changed in the sense that people now accept bad things that happen and no longer perceive them as tragic. This implies a shift in the collective mindset and a desensitization to tragic events. It indicates a change in societal values and a potential decrease in empathy or emotional response towards unfortunate circumstances.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. In his dreams
    Explanation
    The 'Golden Country' that Winston refers to is in his dreams. This suggests that the 'Golden Country' does not actually exist in reality but is a figment of his imagination or a symbol of his desires and aspirations. It could represent a longing for freedom, beauty, and escape from the oppressive reality of his dystopian world.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. He thought it symbolized her removing the culture in which he lived
    Explanation
    In Winston's dream, the "girl with the dark hair" removing her clothes with a single gesture made him think that it symbolized her removing the culture in which he lived. This suggests that Winston sees the act of removing clothes as a metaphor for breaking free from the oppressive societal norms and restrictions that exist in his world. It signifies a desire for liberation and a longing for a more authentic and free way of living.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. He couldn't afford pyjamas
    Explanation
    Winston slept naked because he couldn't afford pyjamas. This suggests that he was financially unable to purchase sleepwear and therefore resorted to sleeping without clothes.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Aerobics in front of the telescreen
    Explanation
    Most people in Oceania had to do aerobics in front of the telescreen each morning. This suggests that physical fitness and exercise were highly valued in Oceania, and the government likely promoted a culture of health and fitness. The telescreen, which was a two-way television and surveillance device, served as a means for the government to monitor and control the citizens' activities, including their daily exercise routines. By exercising in front of the telescreen, people were not only expected to maintain physical fitness but also to demonstrate loyalty and obedience to the government.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. That London used to be in a country called Britain
    Explanation
    During Winston's 'Physical Jerks', he recalls the detail that London used to be in a country called Britain. This detail suggests that there has been a significant shift in the political and geographical landscape, indicating a dystopian setting where London is no longer part of Britain. This detail highlights the oppressive and controlling nature of the society in which Winston lives.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Going down a spiral staircase holding his father's hand
    Explanation
    Winston remembered a childhood experience of going down a spiral staircase holding his father's hand.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Blue and full of tears
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "blue and full of tears." This suggests that the old man is crying or on the verge of tears. The description of his eyes being blue and full of tears indicates his emotional state, possibly conveying sadness or distress.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Nothing was written down to record the events
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nothing was written down to record the events." This suggests that there is no written documentation or historical records available to accurately define the history of Airstrip One. Without written records, it becomes challenging to piece together a comprehensive and accurate account of the country's past.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. He had once held documentary proof in his hand
    Explanation
    Winston knows that historical facts are falsified by the Party because he had once held documentary proof in his hand. This suggests that he had tangible evidence that contradicted the Party's version of history, leading him to realize the extent of the falsification. This firsthand experience likely played a significant role in shaping his understanding and skepticism towards the Party's manipulation of historical facts.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The aerobic instructor tells him a more specific way to do the exercise
    Explanation
    Winston is rudely disturbed from his workout when the aerobic instructor interrupts him and provides him with a more specific way to do the exercise.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. She thinks it is a privilege
    Explanation
    The aerobic instructor views fighting in the front line of the war as a privilege. This suggests that she holds a positive and honorable perspective on serving in the military and believes that it is an esteemed opportunity.

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