1984 - Part 2, Chapter 2

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1984 - Part 2, Chapter 2

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 
  • 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

  • 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

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