Doublethink in 1984: Definition & Examples


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What was George Orwell's purpose for writing 1984?

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1. What does the term doublethink refer to in 1984?

2. In what way are the four ministries examples of doublethink in 1984?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Orwell used a variety of concepts to tell the story in 1984. Test your familiarity with the concept of doublethink by using this combination quiz and worksheet. The quiz will ask you to define doublethink and review a quote and determine how it is an example of doublethink.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Way in which the four ministries are examples of doublethink
  • Relation between doublethink and newspeak
  • George Orwell's purpose in writing 1984

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of the concept of doublethink in 1984
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as doublethink
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Orwell's reason for writing 1984
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of doublethink

Additional Learning

Examine this concept in further detail by studying the lesson, Doublethink in 1984: Definition & Examples. Objectives to be covered include the following:

  • Identify the time period in which the novel was written
  • Read about Orwell's views about government
  • Analyze how the Party's slogans are examples of doublethink
  • Understand the importance of doublethink to the story