Part 1, Chapters 4 and 5 Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions

  1. What are memory holes?
  2. Who is Ampleforth?
  3. Who is Comrade Ogilvy?
  4. What work does Syme do in the Research Department?
  5. What does Syme say about the proles?
  6. What is duckspeak?
  7. Who used to frequent the Chestnut Tree Café?
  8. What do both Syme and Parsons ask Winston?
  9. Who does Winston believe might be spying on him?
  10. What is facecrime?

Quiz Answers

  1. Memory holes are the slits in the walls of the Ministry of Truth through which employees send documents and waste paper to the furnaces.
  2. Ampleforth is a coworker of Winston’s whose job is to produce “definitive texts” of poems—that is, to rectify poems to reflect the Party’s ideology.
  3. Comrade Ogilvy is a loyal soldier of the Party who Winston invents for the Order of the Day he has been given to rectify.
  4. Syme is a philologist with a specialty in Newspeak who is helping to compile the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak dictionary.
  5. Syme says the proles are not human beings.
  6. Duckspeak is a Newspeak word that means “to quack like a duck”; it can be used as either insult or praise.
  7. Discredited former Party leaders used to gather at the Chestnut Tree Café before they were purged.
  8. Both Syme and Parsons ask Winston if he has any razor blades.
  9. Winston believes the girl with dark hair might be spying on him.
  10. Facecrime is Newspeak for the punishable offense of having an improper expression on one’s face.

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