Totalitarianism in 1984


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What are the basic signs of a totalitarian state?

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1. Give three examples of different periods of totalitarian states?

2. Control of which elements represents totalitarianism in '1984'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In George Orwell's novel, 1984, the author addresses many themes, and this quiz analyzes how well you understand Orwell's treatment of totalitarianism. Questions on the quiz will ask you about the different aspects of totalitarianism, totalitarian states, examples of this form of government, and methods of control.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these evaluation tools to judge how much you know about:

  • Indicators of a totalitarian state
  • Real-life totalitarian state examples
  • Totalitarianism elements of control
  • Reasons for sex within the novel
  • Accuracy of Orwell's totalitarianism predictions

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the characteristics of a totalitarian state in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding totalitarianism elements of control and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how well the author's descriptions predicted the future

Additional Learning

To find out more information about this topic, you can refer to the connected lesson, Totalitarianism in 1984. Quiz answers are covered in this lesson, as are the following areas:

  • Post-World War II influences on the author
  • Present-day totalitarian governments
  • Examples from the novel showing totalitarian control