Symbols & Symbolism in 1984


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In 1984, which symbol does Winston contemplate about being or not?

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1. In 1984, the glass paperweight symbolizes _____.

2. In 1984, telescreens symbolize which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this worksheet/quiz combo, you can assess your knowledge of symbolism in the book, 1984. You will need to know what symbolism is and identify examples from the novel to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can check your knowledge of:

  • Definition of symbolism
  • Glass paperweight symbilism from the novel
  • What telescreens symbolize
  • Symbolization of Big Brother

Skills Practiced

You can use these tools to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the meaning of symbolism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different symbols that are in the novel, 1984
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the related literature lesson

Additional Learning

The lesson, Symbols & Symbolism in 1984, can help you learn more about these literary tools used in the novel. Use this lesson to:

  • Examine why symbols are used in novels
  • Identify the significance of the glass paperweight
  • Learn what Big Brother represents in the book