1 Animal Farm Chapters 6-10 Review
2 Question Under Stalin, what were people not given that they were promised?
3 Land and Food The government now owned and distributed everything.
4 Question What were these large state government farms called?
5 Collectives The government decided how much food rations each person got, and no one owned any land for themselves.
6 Question Some people rebelled by smashing their farming equipment or slaughtering their own livestock rather than handing them over to the government. What is this like in Animal Farm?
7 The Hens Rebellion The hens were told to give up their eggs so they could be sold, and then the money could be used to buy necessary items for the farm.
8 Question Under Stalin, what would happen to anyone who was caught stealing food?
9 Punishment by 10 years of labor Death
10 Question Stalin refused to admit there were problems in Russia In fact, he tried to make other countries believe that everything was wonderful in the country What is this like on Animal Farm?
11 Mr. Whymper being deceived Napoleon ordered that the food bins be filled with sand, and for them to be topped off with what remained of the grain and meal, making the appearance that they had a lot of food on the farm. In reality the animals on the farm were starving, like the people in Russia were, too.
12 Question What are the five year plans, plans to increase industry, compared to in Animal Farm?
13 The Building of the Windmill Once Napoleon got rid of Snowball, he stole his ideas and wanted the windmill to make the farm more powerful
14 Propaganda What kind of propaganda is this? Squealer, holding down a long strip of paper with his trotter, would read out to them lists of figures that the production of every class of foodstuff had increased by two hundred percent, as the case might be.
15 Transference or Numbers, Facts, Statistics Transfers the authority of the figures and numbers; convinces the animals that they are prospering.
16 Question When one five year plan failed in Russia, Stalin created another one in its place. What is this like in Animal Farm?
17 When the windmill got blown down When the windmill got blown down by the wind (not by Snowball, by the way,) Napoleon made a new plan to rebuild it, making it much stronger than it was the first time; this is like Stalin s second 5 year plan
18 Question In Russia, what was it called when many Old Bolsheviks and senior commanders of the Red Army were put on trial for treason, or betraying their own country?
19 Blood Purge Trials Stalin knew he wanted to convict them and pronounced sentences for them even before the trials began
20 Question After the trials, what did the people find out about the confessions?
21 They were false People admitted to these acts because of pressure of intense torture and intimidation
22 Question What is the parallel to the Blood Purge Trials in Animal Farm?
23 When the animals confess to crimes and have their throats ripped out by the dogs
24 Question Who is Mr. Frederick or Pinchfield and Mr. Pilkington of Foxwood in Russian History?
25 Frederick is Hitler of Germany Pilkington is Churchill of England
26 Question Hitler and Stalin sign an agreement not to attack each other for 10 years. What is this called?
27 Nazi- Soviet pact They agreed to an alliance because Stalin knew an attack was imminent and he needed time to prepare and rebuild his army because many of the commanding officers were either killed or were in prisons from the Blood Purge Trials
28 Question How long did it take for Germany to disregard the non-aggression pact and attack Russia?
29 2 years, not 10 as promised
30 Question What kind of propaganda is being used? For the time being, certainly, it had been found necessary to make a readjustment of rations (Squealer always spoke of it as a readjustment, never as a reduction ),
31 Euphemism readjustment sounds better than reduction.
32 Question Why did Russia win when they were clearly losing?
33 The weather There were freezing temperatures and the Germans were not dressed properly and their tanks fuel lines became frozen, so they retreated
34 Question The German Invasion of Russia is similar to what event in Animal Farm?
35 The Battle of the Windmill Frederick attacks and blows up the windmill The enemy retreats after the animals attack
36 Question Why can neither the Battle of the Windmill nor the Russian win be considered a real victory?
37 Everything they had was destroyed Their land was destroyed, just like the windmill There was tremendous loss of life in both
38 Question Stalin renames the city of Leningrad. He now calls it Stalingrad. What is this parallel to in Animal Farm?
39 Napoleon Mill Although the timing is a bit different in Animal Farm, Napoleon names the windmill Napoleon Mill after himself as well.
40 Question After the attack on Russia by Germany, Stalin decides to put many of his own people in labor camps in Siberia because they were contaminated, and no longer necessary. What is this similar to in Animal Farm?
41 The death of Boxer Since Boxer was reaching retirement age and was really no longer useful, Napoleon ordered for Boxer to be taken to the hospital, which was in reality, the knacker or horse slaughterer. Why did he do it? He wanted to buy more whiskey.
42 Question Stalin becomes increasingly paranoid and suspicious of everyone. He secludes himself from people. What is this like in Animal Farm?
43 Napoleon secluding himself Napoleon rarely makes any appearances any more He took his meals alone, and others waited on him
44 Question Squealer says that Comrade Napoleon had learned with the deepest distress and misfortune and was already making arrangements to send Boxer to be treated in the hospital at Willingdon. What is the type of propaganda that is being used?
45 Bad Logic or Loaded words Bad Logic- making it look like that Napoleon was very upset, but in actuality, he was preparing to send him to the knacker. Loaded words- deepest distress and misfortune
46 Question How is the commandment, No animal shall sleep in a bed altered?
47 No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.
48 Question How is the commandment No animal shall drink alcohol altered?
49 No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.
50 Question How is the commandment No animal shall kill another animal altered?
51 No animal shall kill another animal without cause.
52 Question How is the commandment No animal shall wear clothes ignored?
53 The pigs wear green ribbons on their tails Napoleon and the pigs wore Mr. Jones clothes
54 Question How is the maxim Four legs good, two legs bad changed?
55 Four legs good, two legs better!
56 Question How is the commandment Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy ignored?
57 Engaging in human relations Trade Meetings Changing the name of the farm back to Manor Farm instead of Animal Farm
58 Question All of the commandments are eventually erased. What is the new commandment that remains?
59 All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
60 Question Mr. Pilkington and other farmers visit Animal Farm. What is this parallel in Russian history?
61 The Tehran Conference Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met to discuss Strategy against Germany Although the discussions were different in Animal Farm and Russian history, there are similarities
62 Question There are many allusions to historical events What were 2 of them?
63 Answers will vary The Revolution of Bloody Sunday The February and October Revolutions The Civil War of 1918 The Nazi- Soviet Pact The German Invasion of Russia The Tehran Conference These are all allusions in Animal Farm
64 Question How is Animal Farm an allegory, or a book that can be read on more than one level?
65 This book not only tells the story of talking animals that overthrow a farmer, but it is about the Russian Revolution Both kids and adults can understand it