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Nineteen Eighty-Four Vocabulary Quick ReviewPart One: Chapters One—FourPart ADirections: For each boldfaced word, circle the letter and word that is most nearlyopposite in meaning.1. annihilationa. extinction b. obliteration c. eradication d. protection2. aureolea. halo b. corona c. beam d. circle3. entrailsa. bowels b. innards c. exterior d. viscera4. equivocala. clear b. oblique c. ambivalent d. ambiguous5. heresiesa. opinions b. dissent c. deviations d. truths6. impedimentaa. obstacles b. paths c. obstructions d. hindrances7. inexorablya. avoidably b. inevitably c. relentlessly d. unalterably8. inscrutablea. enigmatic b. obvious c. mysterious d. unfathomable9. sanguinea. ruddy b. rosy c. pallid d. flushed10. urbanea. uncivilized b. elegant c. polished d. genteelPart BDirections: Match the vocabulary word to its definition. Write the letter of the correctanswer on the line provided next to each vocabulary word.11. _____ abject12. _____ furtive13. _____ labyrinthine14. _____ multifarious15. _____ orifices16. _____ pedantic17. _____ reproach18. _____ subterraneana. a maze of connecting passagesb. criticism or blame for wrongdoingc. shifty or secretived. existing or situated below ground level; undergrounde. extremely humble; miserablef. holes; openingsg. overly concerned with minute details or rulesh. parts, things, or people of many different kinds; numerousand varied
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Nineteen Eighty-Four Part One: Chapters One—Two Comprehension/AnalysisChapter One1. Examine why Airstrip One operates on military time, as opposed to standard time, which Britain has historically used.2. Discuss the message conveyed by the Big Brother posters hanging in apartment buildings. How would this message differ if the posters only hung in public places? 3. Examine the Party’s three slogans: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” At this point in the novel, what do you think they mean?4. Analyze why Winston is not certain of the exact date and how a lack of timekeeping reinforces the Party’s manipulation of history.5. Generalize what the film Winston watched says about the Party, how it controls the populace, and how it views its citizens.6. Summarize Winston’s feelings about O’Brien.7. Contrast Winston’s opinion of O’Brien with Winston’s opinion of the dark-haired girl in his office.8. Describe the Two Minutes Hate and its purpose.

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