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1 ANIMAL FARM STUDY GUIDE CHAPTERS ONE FOUR Remember to give textual support in all of your answers; trust me, it will benefit you later on when you re studying for the tests! Remember to cite support correctly. You may complete this study guide in groups of 1-3. Please write legibly and answer every question. These study guides will be graded, so remember to place your name(s) and hour on the top. NOTE: This study guide is NOT a replica of the material on the test. You will still be responsible for READING the novel and knowing extra information not found on this study guide. 1. Who wrote this novel? In what year? 2. What historical event(s) are being satirized in this novel? (Information given in class) 3. What is the tone or mood of Old Major s speech? What motto does he give the animals? 4. From what point of view is the story told? 5. What are the commandments old Major gives the animals? Can you think of ways each of them would be considered a vice? 6. Chapter 2 begins with some descriptions of three pigs. Describe Napoleon, Snowball and Squealor.

2 7. The animals raise some important questions in Chapter 2. What are they? 8. What characters are described as being the most faithful disciples? 9. Describe Mr. Jones and his downfall. What causes the animal to finally rebel against Mr. Jones and his four farmhands? What happens to Mrs. Jones? 10. What do the animals do about the farmhouse? 11. What are the 7 Commandments? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 12. Name one of the arguments that Squealer uses to explain why the milk was going to the pigs. 13. What are Boxer s 2 mottos?

3 14. Which character takes baby puppies away from their mothers to educate them himself? 15. How do animals on neighboring farms react to the rebellion on Animal Farm? 16. Is Animal Farm a utopia? (Keep in the back of your mind!) 17. On page Orwell describes how the farm animals functioned. What did the animals do? Be specific. 18. What were Snowball s efforts on page 49? 19. Describe the reading abilities of the critters on What might this signify? 20. Ah, now we have an excuse for the missing milk. What s the story? 21. There are two farmers looking to possibly maximize profit off Manor farm. What are the farm s names and who owns each one? 22. Military decorations were given in chapter 4. What were they called and how were they earned?

4 ANIMAL FARM STUDY GUIDE CHAPTERS FIVE EIGHT Remember to give textual support in all of your answers; trust me, it will benefit you later on when you re studying for the tests! Remember to cite support correctly. You may complete this study guide in groups of 1-3. Please write legibly and answer every question. These study guides will be graded, so remember to place your name(s) and hour on the top. NOTE: This study guide is NOT a replica of the material on the test. You will still be responsible for READING the novel and knowing extra information not found on this study guide. 1. Reread page 63. What inference can we make on this page regarding Napoleon and the sheep? 2. Benjamin, the donkey, isn t easily impressed or persuaded. He seems cynical or leery and repeatedly says, Donkeys live a long time. What is the significance of this statement? What do you think he is implying? 3. Why do you think Napoleon accuses Snowball of ruining the windmill? Do you think he did it? Do you think Napoleon really believes Snowball did it? 4. Why do you think all of those animals confessed to plotting with Snowball? DO you think they really did? 5. Reread page 91. What foreshadowing occurs here? 6. Squealor explains that the song Beasts of England is forbidden because the rebellion is over. What do you think the real reason the pigs don t want the other animals to sing that song is?

5 7. What is Squealor s explanation regarding why Snowball never received Animal Hero, First Class? 8. How does Napoleon change? How does his image change? List 5 ways. 9. Who destroys the windmill after its final construction? 10. Describe the Battle of the Windmill. List 5 events that occurred. 11. What is the rumor being spread around the farm about Comrade Napoleon dying and what really happened? 12. Reread page 116 regarding the schooling pigeons. What does this remind you of in our history? 13. What does Napoleon do to the silos to make them look full? 14. Who destroys the windmill after the destruction? 15. What was the real cause of the destruction of the windmill the first time?

6 ANIMAL FARM STUDY GUIDE CHAPTERS NINE & TEN Remember to give textual support in all of your answers; trust me, it will benefit you later on when you re studying for the tests! Remember to cite support correctly. You may complete this study guide in groups of 1-3. Please write legibly and answer every question. These study guides will be graded, so remember to place your name(s) and hour on the top. NOTE: This study guide is NOT a replica of the material on the test. You will still be responsible for READING the novel and knowing extra information not found on this study guide. 1. What was Squealor s explanation for why the van said, Horse Slaughter? 2. Do you believe Squealer s story regarding Boxer? Why or why not? Read for support. 3. Why do you think Benjamin, the donkey, was so sad after Boxer s death? (Other than he missed him or he was a good worker). What does Benjamin realize that the other animals don t? 4. What do the whips symbolize? 5. Why do you think Orwell made the characters animals and not humans? Does this add to or subtract from the satire of the novel. Why or why not? 6. The book ends with the following passage: The creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. Physically look at this page. What is your reaction to the ending? Find three or more examples of how the pigs have become like humans?

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