Winston Smith in 1984: Character Traits & Analysis


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In 1984, what is Winston's main character trait?

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1. In what way is Winston different from Julia in 1984?

2. In what way is Winston betrayed in 1984?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Winston Smith plays a vital role as the main character in George Orwell's novel, 1984. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of this character. The questions will quiz you on the definition of an everyman character and ask you to identify an example of Winston's fatalistic view of life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Winston Smith:

  • His main character trait
  • How he differs from Julia
  • How he is betrayed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Winston's fatalistic view of life and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as everyman character
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish the difference between the characters, Winston and Julia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Winston is betrayed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this character in the novel 1984, review the accompanying lesson, Winston Smith in 1984: Character Traits & Analysis. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define thought crime
  • Understand the significance of the phrase 'Down with Big Brother'
  • Identify Winston's breaking point