Memory Hole in 1984

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In 1984, what's a memory hole?

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1. In 1984, government employees are _______ to use memory holes.

2. In 1984, why is the use of memory holes in the Ministry of Truth significant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess the memory hole in 1984 and what you know about it with these study tools. Answer questions on topics such as what a memory hole is and its relationship to government employees in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will guide you to:

  • Identify the significance of the use of memory holes by the Ministry of Truth
  • Analyze why Winston Smith does not quickly throw away an old picture into the memory hole
  • Recognize how O'Brien uses the memory hole to brainwash Winston

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the memory hole in 1984
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the memory hole and how it is connected to the Ministry of Truth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how O'Brien uses the memory against Winston and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject with the lesson called Memory Hole in 1984, which adheres to the following study goals:

  • Define dystopian
  • Identify the Inner Party
  • Explain Ingsoc and Big Brother
  • Assess the role of the Ministry of Truth in the book
  • Recognize the Ministry of Love and what happens to Winston there
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