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George Orwell


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1. How old is Julia?

2. Winston commits thoughtcrime by writing which of the following in his diary?

3. What piece of evidence of the Party’s dishonesty does Winston remember having coming across several years earlier?

4. What organization urges children to turn their parents over to the authorities?

5. The psychological principle that allows an individual to believe contradictory ideas at the same time is called what?

6. Who really wrote the manifesto that O’Brien gives to Winston?

7. What does O’Brien use to torture Winston in Room 101?

8. Where do Winston and Julia make love for the first time?

9. What is the last line of the St. Clement’s Church song?

10. What does Winston trace in the dust on the table at the end of the novel?

11. How many times does Julia claim to have had sex with Party members?

12. Which of the following characters is secretly a member of the Thought Police?

13. What happens to the glass paperweight?

14. Where is the telescreen hidden in the room above Mr. Charrington’s shop?

15. What is the name for the mass rally held every day?

16. Besides Oceania, what are the two countries that make up the rest of the Earth?

17. What project is Syme working on at the beginning of the novel?

18. Who turns Parsons in to the Thought Police?

19. What does O’Brien say when Winston asks if he has been captured?

20. To what organization does Julia belong?

21. Winston has a memory of running away from his mother and sister and stealing what from them?

22. The setting for Winston’s fantasy about Julia running toward him naked is

23. In what nation did Orwell work for the British Imperial Police?

24. In what nation was Orwell born?

25. What was George Orwell’s real name?

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by Tildinator, November 27, 2012

This is my favourite thing ever


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This book is amazing

by LukeLay, January 28, 2013

Not really; Hamlet died at the end.


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Winston Dies

by SkullCrusher69, February 25, 2013

*Spoiler Alert*


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