1984 Part 2, Chapter 6 Questions and Answers

George Orwell

Part 2, Chapter 6 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. Where does O’Brien approach Winston?
  2. What about O’Brien’s speech differentiates him from most Inner Party members?
  3. What compliment does O’Brien give Winston?
  4. Through what “small act of thoughtcrime” does O’Brien make Winston and himself accomplices?
  5. What does O’Brien say he noticed about Winston’s article?
  6. What does O’Brien invite Winston to come to his house to look at?
  7. What does Winston do with the piece of paper O’Brien gives him?
  8. Why is it impossible to find out where anyone lives except by asking them directly?
  9. What is the “one possible meaning” Winston believes the episode with O’Brien could have?
  10. What is the last step in the process Winston feels started years ago?

Quiz Answers

  1. O’Brien approaches Winston in a corridor at the Ministry of Truth near where Julia gave Winston her note.
  2. O’Brien speaks with a “peculiar grave courtesy.”
  3. O’Brien compliments Winston on his elegant use of Newspeak in his articles for the Times.
  4. O’Brien makes a reference to Syme, who has become an unperson and therefore should not be mentioned or even remembered.
  5. O’Brien says he noticed Winston used two words that have recently become obsolete.
  6. O’Brien invites Winston to come to his house to look at the tenth edition of the Newspeak dictionary.
  7. Winston drops the piece of paper into a memory hole.
  8. It is impossible to find out where anyone lives except by asking them directly because there are no directories.
  9. Winston believes the episode with O’Brien means that he has finally reached the edges of the conspiracy he always believed existed against the Party.
  10. The last step in the process is “something that would happen in the Ministry of Love.”