What are Proles in 1984?


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In Orwell's 1984, which of these is most likely a Prole job?

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1. What's an advantage of being a Prole in 1984?

2. In 1984, about what percentage of Oceania is made up of Proles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of the Proles and their role in George Orwell's 1984 as you complete the quiz and worksheet set. Passing the quiz requires familiarity with topics along the lines of distractions to the Proles and the percentage of Oceania is Proles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these assessment tools to gauge your understanding of:

  • Jobs a Prole might hold
  • Distractions to the Proles
  • Percentage of Oceania's population that are Proles
  • Orwell's social commentary
  • Group in 1984 who overlook doctrine to keep control of the Proles

Skills Practiced

You will have practiced these skills once you complete the quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - understand how Orwell used the Proles to comment on society
  • Information recall - access your knowledge about the distractions that Proles enjoyed
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important informaiton about the group looking to keep the Proles in check from the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Proles in 1984, review the lesson titled Who Are Proles in 1984?. The lesson allows you to explore these objectives:

  • Identify the three classes in Oceania and their roles in society
  • Understand how Proles differed from other classes in Oceania society
  • Examine the benefits and drawbacks of being a Prole
  • Discover how post-war Great Britain influenced Orwell's creation of the Proles