1984 - Part 2, Chapter 2

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1984 - Part 2, Chapter 2 - Quiz

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A quiz to test comprehension of students studying George Orwell's 1984


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Winston picked his way up the lane through dappled light and shade, stepping out into pools of gold wherever the boughs parted. Under the trees to the left of him the ground was misty with bluebells. The air seemed to kiss one's skin. It was the second of May. From somewhere deeper in the heart of the wood came the droning of ring doves.  What does this setting suggest?

    • A.

      Harsh reality

    • B.

      Hate week

    • C.

      New romance

    • D.

      A nice day

    Correct Answer
    C. New romance
    Explanation
    The setting described in the passage, with its dappled light, pools of gold, misty bluebells, and the air that seems to kiss one's skin, creates a romantic and idyllic atmosphere. This suggests that the setting is conducive to new romance, as it evokes feelings of beauty, tranquility, and potential for love.

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  • 2. 

    Which part of his lover did Winston consider to be beautiful?

    • A.

      Her eyes

    • B.

      Her lips

    • C.

      Her shapely figure

    • D.

      Her face

    Correct Answer
    B. Her lips
    Explanation
    Winston considered his lover's lips to be beautiful.

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  • 3. 

    The chapter concludes with Winston considering their love to be what?

    • A.

      A political act

    • B.

      An act of rebellion

    • C.

      Purely for fun

    • D.

      A momentary lapse of consciousness

    Correct Answer
    A. A political act
    Explanation
    The chapter concludes with Winston considering their love to be a political act. This implies that their love is not just a personal affair, but a deliberate defiance against the oppressive regime they live under. By engaging in a forbidden relationship, they are rebelling against the Party's strict control over their lives and asserting their individuality. Their love becomes a form of resistance and a way to challenge the oppressive system they are trapped in.

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  • 4. 

    Winston thought "perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity." Which statement most closely describes what he thought?

    • A.

      The Party members liked to wear concealer under their make-up at night

    • B.

      The Party is a very moral organisation and everyone always behaves as best they can

    • C.

      The Party just pretends to be hard-working but they are really devious underneath

    • D.

      The Party was just a cover for a cult of people with secret fetishes

    Correct Answer
    C. The Party just pretends to be hard-working but they are really devious underneath
    Explanation
    Winston believed that the Party's outward display of strenuousness and self-denial was a facade, hiding their true nature of deceitfulness and dishonesty. He suspected that the Party only pretended to be hard-working, while in reality, they were cunning and untrustworthy.

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  • 5. 

    When Winston finally gets a chance to be alone with her, the girl....

    • A.

      Behaves almost exactly as in his dream

    • B.

      Is nothing like he anticipated

    • C.

      Wants him to fulfill all her desires

    • D.

      Behaves in a wooden manner like his ex-wife

    Correct Answer
    A. Behaves almost exactly as in his dream
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that when Winston finally gets a chance to be alone with the girl, she behaves almost exactly as she did in his dream. This implies that the girl's behavior aligns closely with Winston's expectations or fantasies, indicating that his dream accurately depicted her actions.

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  • 6. 

    The girl rips off her red Party sash and throws it to a bough? This is symbolic - why?

    • A.

      It symbolises a pure heart and she is careless with it

    • B.

      It symbolises purity and virtue and she is about to behave inappropriately

    • C.

      It is symbolic of the Party values and she is true to them always

    • D.

      It symbolises her love for Winston and she is hanging it up to honour him

    Correct Answer
    B. It symbolises purity and virtue and she is about to behave inappropriately
    Explanation
    The girl ripping off her red Party sash and throwing it to a bough symbolizes her breaking away from the strict rules and ideologies of the Party. The red sash represents the Party's values and her actions suggest that she is about to behave inappropriately, going against the purity and virtue that the sash symbolizes.

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  • 7. 

    How does Winston describe the place where the girl has taken him?

    • A.

      The Ministry of Love

    • B.

      The Ministry of Truth

    • C.

      A place of freedom and light

    • D.

      The Golden Country

    Correct Answer
    D. The Golden Country
    Explanation
    Winston describes the place where the girl has taken him as "The Golden Country." This suggests that the place is depicted as a paradise or utopia, symbolizing freedom and beauty. The use of the word "golden" implies richness and abundance, further emphasizing the positive qualities of the location. This description contrasts with the oppressive and bleak atmosphere of the other ministries mentioned, such as the Ministry of Love and the Ministry of Truth.

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  • 8. 

    Look up and fill the gaps It spread out its wings, fitted them carefully into place again, ducked its head for a moment, as though making a sort of obeisance to the sun, and then began to pour forth a _______ __ ____. In the afternoon hush the volume of sound was startling. 

    Correct Answer
    torrent of song
    Explanation
    The passage describes a bird spreading its wings, making a gesture towards the sun, and then starting to sing. The phrase "torrent of song" suggests that the bird's singing was loud, powerful, and continuous, creating a sound that was surprising and intense in the quiet afternoon.

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  • 9. 

    Quickly, with an occasional crackle of twigs, they threaded their way back to the clearing. When they were once inside the ring of saplings she turned and faced him.  What is the deeper meaning associated with this setting?

    • A.

      The circle indicates a controlled environment where Big Brother can watch

    • B.

      They are away from the city so their natural instincts will rise to the surface

    • C.

      The noise might be heard by someone spying on them

    • D.

      Their treading on twigs shows they are breaking rules which will be transmitted back to the Ministry

    Correct Answer
    B. They are away from the city so their natural instincts will rise to the surface
    Explanation
    The deeper meaning associated with this setting is that being away from the city allows their natural instincts to rise to the surface. The mention of threading their way back to the clearing and being inside the ring of saplings suggests that they are in a natural and secluded environment. This implies that being away from the constraints and surveillance of the city allows them to be more in touch with their true selves and instincts. The crackle of twigs and the potential of being heard by someone spying on them further emphasizes the idea of breaking rules and being free from the control of the city.

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  • 10. 

    Holding the girl in his arms seemed right. Winston uses which simile to describe it?

    • A.

      It seemed natural and healthy, like two pigs in a trough

    • B.

      It seemed natural and healthy, like the sneeze of a horse that smells bad hay

    • C.

      It seemed awkward and wrong, like putting food in your mouth with a knife not a fork

    • D.

      It seemed natural but wrong, like taking the bus to work when he was used to walking

    Correct Answer
    B. It seemed natural and healthy, like the sneeze of a horse that smells bad hay

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