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1 Chapter I 1. Identify the following characters/places: A. Mr. Jones Farmer of Manor Farm B. Manor Farm Setting of Animal Farm C. Willingdon Beauty Old Major s show name D. Boxer Cart horse; huge, good worker, but slow E. Benjamin Donkey; oldest animal, cynical F. Mollie Foolish white mare G. Moses Tame raven H. comrades -- Friends 2. According to old Major, who is the enemy and why? Man only animal who consumes without producing 3. What were the animals urged to do by Old Major? Rebel against man 4. What warning did Old Major give to the animals? Do not come to resemble man; do not turn into man Chapter II 1. Who predicted the rebellion would take place? What happened to him? Old Major he died 2. What were the names of the two young boars considered leaders among the pigs? Snowball and Napoleon 3. What was the name of the little, fat pig who was a brilliant talker? What was often said about him? Squealer he could turn black into white 4. Old Major s teachings were gathered into a complete system of thought known as what? Animalism 5. What did Mollie want that the animals considered a badge of slavery? Ribbons 6. What was the raven always talking about to the other animals? Sugar Candy Mountain 7. What element of society might Moses and his message symbolize? Religion

2 8. Why did the animals break into the storehouse? They were starving. 9. After removing Jones and his men from Manor Farm, what did the animals destroy? All of the cruelty items that hurt animals: whips, chains, reins, etc. 10. In a fable, characters are often animals that think and act like humans. What human behavior(s) do the animals indulge in to celebrate expelling Jones? They celebrate, treat themselves to extra rations, and honor the dead. 11. What human trait is exhibited when they bury the hams found in the farmhouse? They are mourning and honoring the dead. 12. What did the animals decide to preserve the farmhouse as? A museum. 13. During the first three months following the rebellion, what do the pigs teach themselves to do? They teach themselves to read and write. 14. List the seven commandments as they were written on the barn. A. 2 legs = an enemy B. 4 legs or wings = a friend C. No animal shall wear clothes. D. No animal shall sleep in a bed. E. No animal shall drink alcohol. F. No animal shall kill any other animal. G. All animals are equal. 15. How does Orwell foreshadow the pigs decision not to share the milk with the rest of the animals? When they are asked, Napoleon skirts the issues; changes the focus to the harvest. Chapter III 1. What made the harvest work so difficult? What made it easy? The tools were made for humans. They were smart enough to work around these; they helped Jones in the past. 2. What was Boxer s motto? I will work harder! 3. Which two animals seemed the most reluctant to work? Mollie and the cat.

3 4. Which animal seemed the most unchanged by the rebellion? Benjamin, the donkey. 5. What did the animals do on Sundays? They don t work; have flag-raising ceremony and democratic meeting for new ideas. 6. What was the harness room used for? What did the pigs do there? It was used for the pigs headquarters; they studied there. 7. What were the names of Snowball s committees? His committees included: egg production, clean tails league, wild comrade re-education, whiter wool movement. 8. Who was very successful in reading? Who was the most unsuccessful? The pigs, dogs, goat were very successful. Boxer, sheep, hens, and ducks were the least successful. 9. So that the sheep would be able to remember, the Seven Commandments were reduced to what single maxim? Four legs good, two legs bad 10. What animals did Napoleon take away as babies to educate? Puppies 11. What reason does Napoleon give for taking away Jessie and Bluebell s puppies? He would be responsible for their education. 12. According to Squealer s propaganda, why were the milk and apples being taken? They were taken for the health of the pigs. Chapter IV 1. What were the names of the neighboring farms and their farmers? Foxwood Mr. Pilkinton Pinchfield Mr. Frederick 2. What causes Mr. Jones, along with men from Pilkington s and Frederick s farms, to try to conquer Animal Farm? They didn t want rebellion on their own farms. 3. Who was in charge of the defense of the farm? Snowball 4. How long did this first battle last? 5 minutes 5. What were the casualties, both human and animal? Who was presumed dead, but later awoke? 1 sheep died, Snowball was wounded. The stable boy was presumed dead.

4 6. What was the battle named? Battle of the Cowhed. 7. What happened to Jones s gun? It was saved to be fired twice a year. 8. How do Snowball and Boxer earn the award, Animal Hero, First Class? Snowball attacked Jones and Boxer was brave during the battle. Chapter V 1. What is found out about Mollie in the beginning of chapter V? She has been getting sugar & pats from neighbors. 2. Where is Mollie seen after she leaves the farm, and how does she appear? She is hitched to a cart outside the house she is well-groomed with ribbons on her. 3. How did Snowball gain support for his ideas? How did Napoleon? Snowball = Brilliant speeches Napoleon = Canvasses animals, has sheep interrupt 4. What did Snowball decide to build and what would it be used for? Snowball decides to build a windmill to be used for electricity. 5. What is Benjamin s opinion of the windmill situation? He doesn t believe in either plan, but doesn t want to take sides. 6. What happens to Snowball immediately after he convinces everyone that the windmill should be built? He is run off the farm. 7. What role do the dogs play in Snowball s expulsion? The dogs chase Snowball out. 8. What was Napoleon s motivation in having Snowball expelled? His motivation was to be the only leader on the farm. 9. What changes does Napoleon make immediately after the expulsion of Snowball? There are no more Sunday meetings, farm questions would be answered by a committee of pigs. They would still have their flag-raising ceremony and receive their orders for the week, but there would be no more debates. 10. What maxim does Boxer create when the Sunday debates are canceled? Napoleon is always right. Chapter VI 1. Discuss the problems with the windmill. They could not break up the leftover stone, it was a slow process, they could not use human tools. 2. What items do the animals find they are missing? What new policy does Napoleon introduce in order to get these items? They are missing oil, nails, string, dog biscuits, and iron. He introduces the policy of trade.

5 3. Why do you think that all of the animals do not rebel against the unjust treatment they receive from their leaders? They need someone to organize and lead them. They are also afraid of the dogs. 4. What major changed occurred with the pigs living conditions? They live in the house, sleep in beds, and eat in the kitchen. 5. What is the first commandment change? No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets. 6. How does Squealer explain this change? All animals sleep in beds. 7. What happened at the end of the chapter that dashed the animals hopes for success? The windmill is knocked down by a wind storm. 8. Who is the scapegoat every time something goes wrong? Snowball Chapter VII 1. Why did the chickens rebel against the pigs? What happened to their rebellion? Their eggs were being sold. They had to stop their rebellion because their rations were being cut off. 2. What deal was Napoleon trying to settle between the neighboring farms? What was supposedly delaying his decision? What do you think was actually delaying his decision? A timber sale. He claimed his decision was delayed because Snowball was hiding on the farm. The real reason was money. 3. Re-read the trial and execution of the traitors. What was Napoleon s motivation for this purge? How does this event create an analogy to particular events in history? His motivation was to establish a state of fear, to take control. It is similar to Stalin s regime. 4. What happened to the song Beasts of England? What is the reason given for this change? What is Napoleon s actual motivation for his actions? It was abolished. It is a song of rebellion. Napoleon doesn t want the animals to be reminded of rebellion. Chapters VIII 1. What was the second commandment change? No animal shall kill another animal without just cause. 2. What were some of the changes in Napoleon s behavior? He was not seen in public and had a rooster announcer. 3. What rumors were being heard about Frederick? He was going to attack animal farm.

6 4. Who finally purchased the timber from Animal Farm? How does Frederick trick Napoleon? Frederick he forged banknotes. 5. When Frederick and his men attack the farm, who does Napoleon turn to for help? What is his response? Pilkington his response is serves him right 6. What do the men succeed in doing? What do the animals do in return? They blow up the windmill. The animals attack in return. 7. What were the casualties of the battle? What was the battle named? A cow, 3 sheep, 2 geese, everyone was wounded. It was named the Battle of Windmill. 8. What announcement was made the morning after the battle? What turned out to be the truth? Napoleon is dying. The truth was he was hungover. 9. What was the third commandment change? Who realized what the pigs were doing? No drinking in excess. Benjamin was the one who realized what the pigs were doing. Chapter IX 1. How is the theme power corrupts evident in the privileges gained by the pigs? Napoleon and pigs = superior Young pigs don t play with others Move aside to pass pigs Pigs wear ribbons Pigs get beer 2. What is ironic about the fact that Napoleon introduces Spontaneous Demonstrations and orders that they be held every week? It is not spontaneous they are planned. 3. Since the pigs do not believe Moses stories of Sugarcandy Mountain, why do they allow his presence on the farm rather than expel him? His promise placates (soothes) them. It keeps their mind off the rebellion. 4. Who worked the hardest on the windmill? After Boxer is unable to work, what happens to him? Boxer He is sold to knackers. 5. List three reasons for Boxer s elimination? 1. Save money 2. Make money 3. Pigs distrust him 6. What aspects of the memorial banquet for Boxer are ironic? Whiskey served and purchased with money from Boxer s death Pigs are the only ones at the celebration Chapter X 1. What is the windmill used for once it is finally completed? Grain mill 2. What are six final changes in the pigs that occur in chapter 10? A. Hind legs B. Whips

7 C. Phones D. Magazines E. Smoke F. Clothes 3. What became the final commandment change? Why does the word more cancel out the meaning of the new Commandment that appears on the barn wall in Chapter 10? All animals are equal but some are more equal than others. More means they are not equal. 4. At the end of the story, the animals see the pigs and the men together in the farmhouse. What do they notice about them? What is the symbolic meaning? They cannot tell them apart. Pigs have become like man.

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