ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)