1984 Book 1 Chapter 5 Summary


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How does Winston describe his relationship with Syme in 1984?

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1. In 1984, why does Winston think that Syme will eventually be vaporized by the Party even though he is so zealous about Party doctrine?

2. Which of the following details in this chapter of 1984 help the reader imagine the future that the Party is trying to shape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In book 1, chapter 5 of 1984, we see Winston eating lunch with several coworkers. These quiz questions will ask you about Winston's relationship with his coworkers and what recent events reveal about the Party.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will challenge you to:

  • Understand Winston's relationship with Syme
  • Know why Winston believes Syme will be killed by the Party
  • Recognize details related to how the reader's imagines the Party's future
  • Assess the significance of the chocolate ration
  • Determine why Winston suspects the dark-haired girl is part of the Thought Police

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about 1984 to describe how The Party is attempting to shape the future
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding how Winston describes his relationship with Syme
  • Making connections - connect what the recent chocolate ration says about the Party's use of propaganda

Additional Learning

For more information on this chapter, read the related lesson, 1984 Book 1 Chapter 5 Summary. The lesson will educate you though the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of Syme's job
  • Identify the department that the dark-haired girl works for
  • Learn about what the coworkers talk about during their lunch break