Glass Paperweight in 1984: Role & Significance Video


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In 1984, what does the glass paperweight look like?

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1. In 1984, why is Winston fascinated by the glass paperweight?

2. In 1984, Winston purchases the glass paperweight in a(n):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The glass paperweight is an important symbol in George Orwell's 1984. These quiz questions will ask you to describe the paperweight and assess its significance to the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Describe the glass paperweight from 1984
  • Understand why Winston is interested in the paperweight
  • Know where Winston buys the paperweight
  • Determine what the glass paperweight symbolizes in the novel
  • Recall what happens to the paperweight

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the character of Winston to answer why he's fascinated by the glass paperweight
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained about the paperweight's appearance
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on the glass paperweight from 1984

Additional Learning

Read the related lesson, Glass Paperweight in 1984: Role & Significance, to better understand the object's significance in the novel. The lesson will help you:

  • Name the supercontinent that Winston lives on
  • Define proles from 1984
  • Know who Mr. Charington is