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Boredom Be Gone: Lesson 16- “1984” plus Answers to Grammar Exercises, Lesson 15

Updated on May 5, 2020

Study Guide Questions, Book 1, Chapter 8

1. What is Winston missing when he goes off on his own?

2. How was life different in the proles‘ end of London?

3. After he talks with the old man in the pub, what does Winston think about?

4. Describe Mr. Carrington, and explain what Winston finds at his shop.

5. Why does Winston think about church bells ringing in London?

Study Guide Questions, Book 2, Chapters 1,2, and 3

1. How does Winston‘s reaction to Julia‘s note after he reads it different from his reaction before he reads it?

2. How do you Julia and Winston manage to meet?

3. Whar is the purpose of the “parade” for the proles and the Outer Party members?

4. Why does being alone with Julia make Winston nervous?

5. Explain Julia’s philosophy.

6. Why is the thrush music significant?

7. How and where do Winston and Julia meet?

8. Describe Julia‘s job, her background, and her attitude toward the Inner Party.

9. What was Winston‘s marriage like?

10. What do Winston and Julia disagree about?


Assignment for next time: Read Book 2, Chapters 4-8. Study Guide questions for those chapters will be posted in several days, along with the answers to today’s Study Guide questions.

Answers- Book 1: Chapters 3-7

Chapters 3 and 4

1. Winston‘s dream about his mother is significant because she was sitting beneath him with his sister in her arms and they were looking at him. (Winston’s mother disappeared when he was 10 or 11 years old. His dream reflects the guilt he feels that perhaps he betrayed them.)

2. Winston does not remember much about major past events. He does remember a war, but “ Evidently his memory was not satisfactorily under control.”

3. a. The party slogan is “ Controlling the past and the present.” Winston helps to “re-write history.”

b. ”Re- writing history” means that he is creating fiction, and writing fiction is a creative endeavor.

4. Big Brother receives the people‘s adulation.

5. The proles are the lowlifes, the nobodies. (Give examples of their “culture”.)

6. The “Comrade Ogilvy” myth involves setting him up as a war hero and the epitome of the ideal party member.

Chapters 5-7

1. There’s a problem getting razor blades because there was always something in short supply.

3. Winston thinks Syme will be vaporized because he’s writing a dictionary, which means he’s too intelligent.

4. The telescreen announcement is important because Winston does not buy their lies.

5. Winston thinks that smart people will be vaporized, and stupid people will not be vaporized.

6. The governments only purpose for marriage is procreation. (to have children)

7. “Parole control” is to subject them, treat them like animals, make them work and breed.

8. (Give examples from the book.)

9. The Aaronson, Jones, Rutherford story is meaningful to Winston because he knew it was a lie.

10. His in answered question is “why?” Was he crazy?

Answers to Lesson 15

1. worst

2. me

3. those

4. owners

5. a lot

6. clothes

7. hear

8. whether, weather

9. saw

10. let

11. gone

12. their

13. its

14. those

15. well

16. is

17. badly

18. was

19. is

20. nicely

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