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1984 the Book

Can you answer these questions about the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four"?
Quiz idea: krugerj and Guam
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First submittedMarch 1, 2019
Last updatedMarch 13, 2019
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Who wrote the book?
George Orwell
What is that author's real name?
Eric Arthur Blair
What is the name of the party leader who is always watching you?
Big Brother
Who is the main character of the book?
Winston Smith
Who is his love interest?
What country does the book take place in?
What country has that country always been at war with?
Except for when they are at war with ....
What is Great Britain now known as?
Airstrip One
Where do you get taken to realize your worst fear?
Room 101
What is the main character's worst fear?
What government department oversees brainwashing and torture?
Ministry of Love
What department wages war?
Ministry of Peace
What department spreads lies and propoganda?
Ministry of Truth
What language does the party introduce to replace long words like
"magnificent" with boring phrases like "double plus good"?
What is the name of the 2% of people who form the ruling class?
Inner Party
Fill in the blank to the opening line of the book. "It was a bright cold day in April,
and the clocks were striking _______"
What word means "simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory
beliefs as correct"?
level 76
Mar 1, 2019
Maybe swap round the "Doublethink" and "Doubleplusgood" questions, given that typing the latter gives you the former?
level ∞
Mar 1, 2019
Changed one of the questions so this won't happen.
level 72
Mar 1, 2019
Doubleplusgood thinking.
level 60
Mar 1, 2019
7th play!
level 60
Mar 1, 2019
I haven't read the book, but, I don't think the "Who country does the book take place in?" question does not make much sense
level 76
Mar 1, 2019
Instant karma!
level 73
Mar 4, 2019
JH - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law
level ∞
Mar 13, 2019
Fixed the question.
level 82
Mar 1, 2019
Typo: overseas should be oversees.
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Mar 1, 2019
level 82
Mar 1, 2019
Wow, I did poorly. Time to reread the book.....
level 76
Apr 20, 2019
Same here, but I hadn't read it since high school - more decades ago than I want to count.
level 69
Mar 1, 2019
One of my favourite books of all time, so I was pretty disappointed to miss 5 of the answers (including the main character's name - I just drew a total blank on it!). I think I need to re-read it...
level 73
Mar 2, 2019
I memorized it instantly as my discovery that Churchill didn't have a unique name :)
level 66
Apr 17, 2019
I agree with Tramp, except that is my favourite book of all time. Besides the main plot, it was a brilliant idea to amend the language to make it harder or even impossible to express certain thoughts and thus harder actually to think them.
level 65
Apr 18, 2019
I know that the fourth ministry is not as popular as the other three, but would it be possible to include it? So close to a complete set.
level 43
Apr 20, 2019
Yeah we can't leave out MiniPlenty