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Part Three: I, II
1. Where is Winston as this section of the novel opens?
2. What is Winston Smith’s number?
3. Who is brought into the cell with Winston and why does he think he is there?
4. Who is brought into the cell next and why? Who denounced him? How does he feel about the
5. What is the number of the room where the guards take some of the prisoners? How do many of
them react to this?
6. Who comes into the room next? What does Winston discover about this person?
7. Describe what is happening to Winston in Three: II, and who is doing this.
8. What does O’Brien tell Winston about Big Brother, the Party, and the Brotherhood?
9. What is the last question that Winston asks O’Brien in Three: II? What is O’Brien’s answer?
10. Does Winston betray Julia in either of these chapters?
Part I: Using Prior Knowledge and Contextual Clues
Below are the sentences in which the vocabulary words appear in the text. Read the sentence. Use any clues you can find in the sentence combined with your prior knowledge, and write what you think the italicized words mean in the space provided.
1. He had sat silent against the wall, jostled by dirty bodies, too preoccupied by fear and the pain in
his belly to take much interest in his surroundings, but still noticing the astonishing difference in
demeanor between the Party prisoners and the others.
2. Winston roused himself a little from his lethargy.
3. They talked desultorily for some minutes, then, without apparent reason, a yell from the
telescreen bade them be silent.
4. “Of course I’m guilty!” cried Parsons with a servile glance at the telescreen.
5. At last he stood up, waddled clumsily across the cell, dug down into the pocket of his overalls,
and, with an abashed air, held out a grimy piece of bread to the skull-faced man.
6.It set out to eradicate heresy, and ended by perpetuating it.
7. You must stop imagining that posterity will vindicate you, Winston. Posterity will never hear of
8. You must stop imagining that posterity will vindicate you, Winston. Posterity will never hear of
9. Winston was not hurt, only prostrated.
10. But there had been a moment– he did not know how long, thirty seconds, perhaps– of luminous
certainty, when each new suggestion of O’Brien’s had filled up a patch of emptiness and had
become absolute truth, and when two and two could have been
three as easily as five, if that were what was needed.
Part II: Determining the Meaning
Match the vocabulary words to their dictionary definitions.
___ 1. demeanor A. lying down flat
___ 2. lethargy B. embarrassed
___ 3. desultorily C. shining by its own light
___ 4. servile D. drowsy dullness or lack of activity
___ 5. abashed E. behavior; manner
___ 6. eradicate F. destroy; wipe out
___ 7. posterity G. giving in because of fear
___ 8. vindicate H. jumping from one topic to another
___ 9. prostrated I. excuse; absolve
___ 10. luminous J. future generations