Part 1, Chapters 6 and 7 Questions and Answers

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Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 264

Quiz Questions

  1. What does Winston believe is a person’s own worst enemy?
  2. What is artsem?
  3. What was the one thing Winston found unendurable about being married to Katharine?
  4. What memory torments Winston even after he writes it in his diary?
  5. Where does Winston believe hope lies?
  6. What is the Party’s slogan regarding proles?
  7. Who were Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford?
  8. What is proved by the photograph Winston came across in 1973?
  9. Who does Winston realize he is writing his diary for?
  10. What does Winston write that freedom is?

Quiz Answers

  1. Winston believes a person’s own worst enemy is his or her nervous system, which could betray inner feelings or thoughts at any time.
  2. Artsem is Newspeak for artificial insemination, which is the only method by which the Junior Anti-Sex League believes children should be conceived.
  3. The one thing Winston found unendurable about being married to Katharine was sex.
  4. Winston is tormented by the memory of having slept with an elderly prostitute.
  5. Winston believes that hope lies with the proles.
  6. The slogan is “Proles and animals are free.”
  7. Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford were the only surviving original members of the Revolution (apart from Big Brother); Rutherford was a caricaturist. The three men were pardoned of the crimes to which they confessed and reinstated in the Party, but they were later rearrested and executed after confessing again.
  8. The photograph proves that the confessions of Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford were false.
  9. Winston realizes he is writing his diary for O’Brien.
  10. Winston writes that “freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.”

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