10th grade final-2nd semester
____ 1. Which ministry concerns itself with war in 1984?
____ 2. Which ministry in 1984 alters historical data to meet the needs of the present?
____ 3. Which ministry in 1984 concerns itself with economic affairs?
____ 4. Which ministry in 1984 concerns itself with torture?
____ 5. Which ministry does Winston Smith work?
____ 6. What does Winston Smith do that is illegal?
____ 7. Who tortures Winston at the minisry of love?
____ 8. Who is working on the new speak dictionary?
____ 9. Who is Winstons fat neighbor?
____ 10. Who is the posterboy party member?
____ 11. What is the newspeak word for the official ideology of Oceania? It is explained in Goldstein’s book. It
involves total control for the sake of being in control.
____ 12. Who owns the antique shop in 1984?
____ 13. Which part of the government controls everything in 1984?
____ 14. Who does most of the hard work for the party in 1984?
____ 15. Where do we find Winston at the end of 1984?
____ 16. What does Equality and International find that has to be kept a secret?(Anthem)
____ 17. What job does Equality have?
____ 18. Who assigns jobs in Anthem?
____ 19. All of the following are physical traits of International exept______.
____ 20. What is the time period before the war?(Anthem)
____ 21. Who were the few that thought for themselves? The ones that were overthrown during the war in (Anthem).
____ 22. What word does Equality recapture?
____ 23. What natural wonder does Equality recapture?
____ 24. What invention does Equality take to the World Council?
____ 25. After his escape, what is the image that Equality sees for the first time in his life?
____ 26. How much time has passed since the invention of the candle?(Anthem)
____ 27. What did the people in Anthem use before they had candles?
____ 28. John is driven to the Place of the Gods by his desire for _________.(By the Waters of Babylon)
____ 29. Legends about the ground that “burns forever” refers to _________.(By the Waters of Babylon)
____ 30. For John’s society, which period represents “the beginning of time”?
____ 31. How is John’s civilization different than the one that precedes it?
____ 32. Given John’s reference to Gods and magic, the reader can concude that____.
____ 33. Only a first person narrator
____ 34. John’s exploration of the place of the Gods demonstrates his_______.
____ 35. What is the most resonable conclusion drawn from the following details?
There was also the shattered image of a man or a god. It had been made of white stone
and he wore his hair tied-back like a woman’s. HIs name is ASHING, as I read on the cracked
half of a stone.
____ 36. When John sees the city “as it had been when the gods were alive,” he is seeing
____ 37. John’s empathy and respect for the man who died in the chair suggests
____ 38. John’s discovery that the “gods” were men makes him realize that
____ 39. If John were to reveal his discoveries, the People of the Hills would probably
____ 40. First-person point of view in “By the Waters of Babylon” creates
____ 41. What is the theme of “By the Waters of Babylon”?
____ 42. The priests might have purified metal by
____ 43. Going east to the Place of the Gods was strictly forbidden;______, John felt driven to make his journey.
____ 44. What is the purpose of the subordinate clause in the following sentence?
When I saw my father again, I prayed and was purified.
____ 45. What is the name of the main character in Fahrenheit 451?
____ 46. What does the main character in Fahrenheit 451 do for a living?
____ 47. Where does Montag go to escape society?
____ 48. Who is the author of Fahrenheit 451?
____ 49. Which philosophy is based on people making sacrifices for the good of others?
Critical ReadingIdentify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the
____ 50. In Act I, Scene ii, what is suggested by the soothsayer's warning and the actions of Cassius?
____ 51. In Act I, Scene ii, why does Cassius describe his memory of swimming with Caesar?
____ 52. According to the following passage and text aids from Act I, scene ii, what is the significance of
saying that Caesar is “like a Colossus”?
Cassius. Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
Like a Colossus,45 and we petty men
Walk under his huge legs and peep about
To find ourselves dishonorable46 graves.
45. Colossus: gigantic statue of Apollo, a god of Greek and Roman mythology, which was set at the entrance to the
harbor of Rhodes and was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
46. dishonorable: shameful (because they will not be of free men)
____ 53. Which is the best restatement of the following passage from Act I, Scene ii?
Men at some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, 47
But in ourselves, that we are underlings. 48
47. stars: destinies. The stars were thought to control people's lives.
48. underlings: inferior people
____ 54. Based on Brutus' reaction to Cassius in Act I, Scene ii, what may be Brutus' tragic flaw?
____ 55. When Caesar says that Cassius has a “lean and hungry look,” in Act I, scene ii, what feeling is he
expressing toward Cassius?
____ 56. Which character is stricken with internal conflict in Act I?
____ 57. What is the Roman attitude toward suicide expressed by Cassius and Casca in Act I, Scene iii?
____ 58. At the beginning of Act II, why does Shakespeare have Brutus ask his servant what day it is?
____ 59. When Brutus says, “And therefore think him as a serpent's egg / Which hatched, would as his kind
grow mischievous, / And kill him in the shell” (Act II, Scene i, ll. 32–34), for what action is he
____ 60. In Acts I and II, the reports of strange occurrences in Rome create which of the following moods?
____ 61. Why does Calpurnia urge Caesar not to go to the Senate?
____ 62. Caesar says, “Cowards die many times before their deaths: / The valiant never taste of death but
once” (Act II, Scene ii, ll. 32–33). What is the best interpretation of these lines?
____ 63. Why does Decius tell Caesar that the Senate has decided to offer Caesar the crown?
____ 64. What is the best analysis of the imagery in the following lines from Antony's soliloquy?
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy
(Which like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue),
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men…. (Act III, Scene ii, ll. 59–62)
____ 65. In his monologue at Caesar's funeral, what is Brutus' attitude?
____ 66. In his funeral oration, how does Antony show that the conspirators were not honorable?
____ 67. At first, why does Antony refuse to read Caesar's will to the crowd
____ 68. Why does Antony point to the wounds on Caesar's body and the rips in his cloak and identify whose
dagger made each one?
____ 69. What does Antony's aside after his oration reveal?
____ 70. What is suggested by the bloody imagery of Act III?
____ 71. Why does Brutus want to go meet Antony's troops at Philippi?
____ 72. What is the significance of the ghost's promise to see Brutus at Philippi?
____ 73. What is the effect of Cassius' belief that he is doomed to die?
____ 74. Why is The Tragedy of Julius Caesar considered a tragedy?
____ 75. Which of the following statements best expresses the theme of Julius Caesar?
Short Answer: answer on separate sheet of notebook paper. Be sure to number each question and
76. Who is Big Brother?
77. Describe the two minutes of hate.
78. Explain doublethink.
79. What is newspeak? Why is it important?
80. Describe the Proles. Who are they? What do they do?
81. What does the note say that is passed to Winston? Who wrote it?
82. How do Winston and Julia meet?
83. Where do they set up a rendezvous?
84. What is the one thing that Winston and Julia tell O’Brian that they refuse to do?
85. What is in room 101? What happens to Winston there? How does he react? Answer all parts of the question.
86. Describe the social relations in Anthem. (as they are portrayed at the beginning of the book).
87. If Equality is so intelligent, why does he get assigned such a thoughtless, boring job? What is his Job? What
does he do all day?
88. At school what does Equality try to do in order to fit in?
89. Give at least two examples from Anthem that demonstrates how society tries to obliterate each individual’s
mind(and self) by quashing personal choices, desires, and values.
90. List at least three ways that Equality is different from his brothers.
91. Who were the EVIL ONES?
92. List two reasons why society looked at Equality as if he were evil.
93. What does Equality find in the tunnel that provides evidence to him that the people from the unmentionable
times used technology?
94. Why do you think Liberty gave Equality the name “Unconquered”?
95. What is the law that Equality breaks by liking one thing more than another? (‘he likes science more than other
subjects. He likes International more than his own brothers. He likes Liberty more than anyone else.......)
96. At the end of the book, what is Equality’s new purpose and goal in life?
97. Why does Equality take the name Promethius?
98. Why does Equality give Liberty the name of Gaea?
99. What does the number “451” mean?
100. What is the motto of Montag’s unit?
Essay(10 points) Pick one essay and answer completely. Be sure you include the essay number. For five bonus
points write the name of the best story we have read this year in the top, right hand corner of your notebook paper.
Have a great summer, I have enjoyed teaching all of you!
101. In an essay describe the parallels in the stories of 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Anthem, and By the Waters of
Babylon. How are the dystopias similar? What are the differences? How can they be a warning to our own
102. In a well thought out essay describe why the authors of the various works this semester focus on dystopian
societies. What can we do, as a society, to insure our own personal freedoms? How has our own government
intruded into our lives to exert control over how we act? Give specific exmples of how we are controled and
include what you think about this control.
103. In “By the Waters of BAbylon,” modern civilization as we know it has been destroyed. What message does
the story send about technology and humanity? Do you believe Benet is optomistic or pessimistic about the
future? Support your opinion with details from the story.
104. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare uses the superstitions of ancient Romans to
foreshadow, or hint at, what is going to happen later in the play. In Act I, a soothsayer makes a
prediction, and a number of unusual, apparently natural, events occur. The characters respond to
them as Romans would have. In an essay, describe some of these events or omens. Discuss how they
affect the action of the play.
105. Imagine that you have to vote in an election to choose the best leader of Rome. The candidates are
Brutus, Cassius, and Antony. Write an essay in which you compare and contrast the strengths and
weaknesses of each man. Then, make a judgment about which man would make the best leader.