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Quiz: How well do you know the book 1984?

Sales of the book have gone way up since Trump took office.

Author of 1984, George Orwell.
Author of 1984, George Orwell.
Image: PA Wire/PA Images

GEORGE ORWELL’S SEMINAL book about a dystopian, authoritarian regime first hit the shelves in 1949.

Now, sales of 1984 have gone through the roof since the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President, soaring onto the Amazon best sellers list.

In the book, a superstate rules with extreme control and persecutes anybody who tries to have any form of independent thought that doesn’t tie-in with what the authorities deem to be the facts.

Sales of the book peak and trough regularly, such as when Edward Snowden disclosed the details around US mass surveillance, and now they’ve peaked again.

So, today we’re asking how well do you know 1984?

An easy one to start off. Who is the leader of the Party who is always "watching you"?
Susan Walsh AP
Big Brother
Little Sister

Middle Child
Kindly Uncle
What is the act of simultaneously accepting two contradictory beliefs as correct?
Andy Butterton PA Archive
Alternative facts

What is the name of the government department that deals with law and order?
Rajesh Kumar Singh AP
The Ministry of Pain
The Ministry of Anger

The Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Love
For how long do Party members have to watch videos of their enemies and express their hatred for them each day?
Niall Carson PA Archive
Six hours
30 seconds

Two minutes
20 minutes
Where does Winston say the atomic bomb fell in England?
Yui Mok PA Archive

Who writes the book that explains to Winston how the Party keeps its subjects subdued?
Edward Smith EMPICS Entertainment
Emmanuel Goldstein
John Wyndham

Aldous Huxley
Anthony Burgess
Who will find you if have any form of independent thought?
Edward Smith PA Wire
The Thought Police

The Idea Cops
The Metropolitan Police
Where does Winston get brought to face "the worst thing in the world"?
Hektor Pustina AP
Room 237
Room 101

His bath
The frontlines of war
What is it that Winston is forced to face in this place?
Charlie Riedel AP

His mother
Do you love Big Brother?
Answer all the questions to see your result!
Chris Radburn PA Archive
You scored out of !
You're Big Brother
You rule the world!
Share your result:
Brian Lawless PA Wire
You scored out of !
You're in the Inner Party
You're part of The inner circle. The elite.
Share your result:
Tony Dejak AP
You scored out of !
You're in the Outer Party
You're part of the system, but not that high up. Yet.
Share your result:
Aaron Favila AP
You scored out of !
You're one of the Proles
You make up 85% of the population. You don't know why but you just love Big Brother.
Share your result:

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Sean Murray

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