Part 2, Chapter 5 Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions

  1. What detail is enough to tell Winston that Syme has “ceased to exist”—or rather, has “never existed”?
  2. For what event are the Ministries preparing?
  3. What is depicted on the new posters that suddenly appear all over London?
  4. Why do the proles burn down an old couple’s house?
  5. What is the only practicable plan Winston and Julia discuss for their future (but do not actually intend to carry out)?
  6. What does Julia believe is the only way to rebel against the Party?
  7. What does Julia believe about the rocket bombs that has never occurred to Winston before?
  8. What does Winston argue about with Julia and eventually convince her of?
  9. What does Winston tell Julia that she thinks is “brilliantly witty”?
  10. On whom does Winston think the Party is most successful in imposing its worldview?

Quiz Answers

  1. Winston sees that Syme’s name has disappeared from a printed list of the members of the Chess Committee on the notice board in the vestibule of the Records Department.
  2. The Ministries are preparing for Hate Week.
  3. The new posters depict a Eurasian soldier marching forward while pointing a submachine gun.
  4. The proles burn down the house of an old couple they suspect are foreign spies directing rocket bombs through wireless (radio) waves.
  5. The only practicable plan Winston and Julia discuss is committing suicide together.
  6. Julia believes the only way to rebel against the Party is by “secret disobedience” or “isolated acts of violence.”
  7. Julia believes the rocket bombs are deployed by the government of Oceania against its own citizens.
  8. Winston argues with Julia and eventually convinces her of the fact that Oceania was at war with Eastasia, not Eurasia, until four years ago.
  9. Winston tells Julia that she is “only a rebel from the waist downwards.”
  10. Winston thinks the Party is most successful in imposing its worldview on people who are unable to actually understand that worldview.

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