Special Sub-Topic: Nineteen Eighty-Four
|What is Winston Smith's number?|
6079. "Smith!" screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. "6079 Smith W.! Yes, you!"
|After Winston is captured, which Ministry is he taken to?|
Ministry of Love. The title "Love" is ironic for such a cruel place.
|What's the first thing that Winston purchases from the shop?|
A diary. First he buys the diary, then the paperweight and lastly the room itself. If questioned about being in the shop, he was going to use the excuse that he was trying to buy razor blades.
|According to the three doctrines enforced by the Party, what is ignorance?|
Strength. War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. Truth was a ministry.
|What is the first black market item Julia offers Winston?|
Chocolate. "Even before he had taken it he knew by the smell that it was very unusual chocolate."
|Who were the three revolutionaries that disappeared?|
Jones, Aaronson, Rutherford. Winston sees all three at the Chestnut Tree Cafe before they become "un people". Ogilvy was a soldier's name he used to cover up the disappearance of Withers, Tillotson was his work colleague and Charrington was the owner of the shop (and a member of the Thought Police).
|In the torture scene, what is the first voltage that O'Brien inflicts on Winston?|
40. "That was forty" said O'Brien "You can see that the numbers on this dial run up to a hundred".
|After being tortured, Winston is allowed to ask any question. Which of the following did Winston NOT ask?|
What country is Oceania at war with?. O'Brien asks Winston this.
|How many sexual relationships did Winston have?|
3. He committed "Sex Crime" with Julia, the prole prostitute and he was once married to Katharine whom he tried to start a family with, but failed.
|After Winston is "cured" and is reinserted into society, what does he do for a living?|
Works part-time on the eleventh edition of the Newspeak Dictionary. He worked with the problem of whether commas should be on the inside or outside of brackets!
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