1984: questions on chapters 3 and 4

Chapter 3:

  1. What probably happened to Winston’s mum and dad?
  2. Winston seems to dream the landscape so often that he has named the place. What is the name?
  3. What does the girl with dark hair do in Winston’s dream?
  4. Why does Winston not have pajamas?
  5. What does Winston do between 7:30 and 7:40 in the morning?
  6. What is the Party slogan?
  7. In Newspeak, they call it “doublethink.” In Oldspeak it would be called _________________.
  8. In Newspeak, they call it “Ingsoc.” What is it called in Oldspeak?
  9. What had Winston held in his hands once?

Chapter 4
vocab: palimpsest: a type of paper from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for
another text.

  1. Explain the function of the memory holes?
  2. The official word is rectify, but what word would Winston Smith use?
  3. Why was it necessary to rewrite a paragraph of the speech of BB (Big Brother)?
  4. What is Ampleforth’s job in the Ministry of Truth?
  5. List at least three different jobs that the Records Department did.
  6. What kind of information did the Ministry of Truth provide the proletariat?
  7. Why does Winston have to change BB’s speech about the FFCC and Withers?
  8. Explain Comrade Ogilvy.
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