Name: ____________________________________________________________ Date: _____________
Part Two: V, VI, VII, VIII
1. Who has vanished?
2. How has Winston changed since he started coming to the little room with Julia?
3. What do Winston and Julia realize about their relationship?
4. What does Winston realize from talking to Julia about things he remembers?
5. Describe the meeting between Winston and O’Brien.
6. What does Winston think this meeting means?
7. What does Winston tell Julia the real betrayal will be when they are caught?
8. How does Winston say they can beat the Party?
9. Describe the meeting between O’Brien, Julia, and Winston at O’Brien’s apartment.
10. What does O’Brien know that surprises Winston?
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. Julia’s unit in the Fiction Department had been taken off the production of novels and was
rushing out a series of atrocity pamphlets.
2. The whole population of the neighborhood turned out for a long, trailing funeral which went on
for hours and was in effect an indignation meeting.
3. There were times when the fact of impending death seemed as palpable as the bed they lay on,
and they would cling together with a sort of despairing sensuality . . ..
4. There were times when the fact of impending death seemed as palpable as the bed they lay on, and they would cling together with a sort
of despairing sensuality . . ..
5. She did not feel the abyss opening beneath her feet at the thought of lies becoming truths.
6. She did everything that was needed. . . . always very slowly and with a curious lack of superfluous
motion, like an artist’s lay-figure moving of its own accord.
7. The whole atmosphere of the huge block of flats, the richness and spaciousness of everything, . . . .
the white-jacketed servants hurrying to and fro-everything was intimidating.
8. His solid form towered over the pair of them, and the expression on his face was still
undecipherable. He was waiting, somewhat sternly, for Winston to speak, but about what?
9. When he spoke of murder, suicide, venereal disease, amputated limbs, and altered faces, it was
with a faint air of persiflage.
10. There is no possibility that any perceptible change will happen within our own lifetime.
Part II: Determining the Meaning: Match the vocabulary words to their dictionary definitions.
___ 1. atrocity A. about to happen
___ 2. indignation B. lowest depth
___ 3. impending C. observed; understood
___ 4. palpable D. anger combined with disapproval
___ 5. abyss E. easily seen or heard and recognized
___ 6. superfluous F. extreme wickedness or cruelty
___ 7. intimidating G. not clear
___ 8. undecipherable. H. frightening
___ 9. persiflage I. more than is needed
___ 10. perceptible J. joking talk or writing