1984 Part 3, Chapter 3 Questions and Answers
by George Orwell

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Part 3, Chapter 3 Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What are the three stages of Winston’s reintegration?
  2. What does Winston initially believe to be the Party’s motive for seeking power?
  3. Why does the Party really seek power?
  4. How does O’Brien say an individual can become immortal and all-powerful?
  5. What does O’Brien say about the nature of reality?
  6. How, according to O’Brien, does one person assert power over another?
  7. What does O’Brien tell Winston to imagine if he wants “a picture of the future”?
  8. What is Oceanic civilization founded on?
  9. What principle does Winston believe will one day defeat the Party?
  10. What is the one degradation Winston says has not happened to him?

Quiz Answers

  1. The three stages of reintegration are learning, understanding, and acceptance.
  2. Winston initially believes the Party seeks power for the good of the majority.
  3. The Party seeks power for power’s sake.
  4. An individual can become immortal and all-powerful by escaping his or her identity and merging with the Party.
  5. O’Brien says reality exists entirely within the human mind.
  6. One person asserts power over another by making him or her suffer.
  7. O’Brien tells Winston to imagine “a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”
  8. Oceanic civilization is founded on hatred.
  9. Winston believes the “spirit of Man,” or human nature, will one day defeat the Party.
  10. Winston has not betrayed Julia—he still loves her.