In the ramifications of Party doctrine she had not the faintest interest. Whenever he began to talk of the [party line], she became bored and confused and said that she never paid any attention to that kind of thing. One knew it was all rubbish, so why let oneself be worried by it? She knew when to cheer and when to boo, and that was all that one needed. 
In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violation of reality, because they. . . were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening.
• only 13 percent knew when the U.S. Constitution was ratified, even on a multiple-choice exam, with most thinking it occurred in 1776.
• 60 percent didn’t know which countries the United States fought in World War II.
• 57 percent did not know how many Justices serve on the Supreme Court.
• 37 percent believed that Benjamin Franklin invented the lightbulb.
• 12 percent thought General Dwight Eisenhower led troops in the Civil War; 6 percent thought it was the Vietnam War.
• only half of adults could name the three branches of government. 
• more than a third did not know the century in which the American Revolution took place.
• half believed that either the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation or the War of 1812 were before the American Revolution;
• 41 percent could not identify Auschwitz as a Nazi concentration or extermination camp. As with other surveys, young people were less well informed than their elders: among millennials, 66 percent could not identify Auschwitz.
• One-third of college graduates were unaware that FDR introduced the New Deal.
• Nearly half did not know that Teddy Roosevelt played a major role in the construction of the Panama Canal.
• Over one-third could not place the American Civil War in the correct 20-year time-frame.
• Nearly half could not identify correctly the term lengths of U.S. senators and representatives. 
58. 1984, Part II, Chapter 5; in the omnibus George Orwell, p. 836
60. Id., at 921
61. Id,. at 923
62. https://woodrow.org/news/national-survey-finds-just-1-in-3-americans-would-pass-citizen ship-test/
63. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-much-us-history-do-americans-actually-kn ow-less-you-think-180955431/#Aim8aA7mLsEUFsHX.99
64. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/06/americans-vs-basic-historical-know ledge/340761/
65. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/12/two-thirds-of- millen nials-dont-know-what-auschwitz-is-according-to-study-of-fading-holocaust-knowledge/
66. https://www.goacta.org/news/the-danger-ignorance-of-history-poses-to-the-future-of-a-free- society