Liturature Animal Farm
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1. Who owned the farm
3. What caused a stirring after the owner went to bed
Animals were going to meet in the barn to hear about Old Major's dream.
4. What type of pig was Major
His show name? Middle white boar; Willingdon Beauty
5. How old was Major
6. What kind of animal were the following:
Boxer: horseJessie: dogClover: horse
Benjamin: donkeyMollie: white mareMoses: raven
Muriel: goatSnowball: pig or boarNapoleon: pig berkshire
7. What caused Clover to lose her figure
Having four foals (babies)
8. Describe Boxer's appearance and intelligence. Eighteen hands high; brown with a white stripe down his nose that made him look somewhat dumb (which he was). Learning the alphabet proved this.
9. Describe Benjamin's personality traits. Cynical; never laughed/volunteered; devoted to Boxer
10. Compare Benjamin's age to the others on the farm. Oldest on the farm
11. According to Major, how are animals in England treated after turning one year old
Lives become laborious and miserable. No animal knows the meaning of happiness after turning one year and few animals live to the natural extent of their lives.
12. According to Major, what/who causes the problems for animals
13. What is Major's solution to these problems
Get rid of man through a rebellion or revolt
14. Approximately, how many children did Major have
More than 400
15. Eventually, what will be the end result for all the animals if they remain under the owner's rule
Be specific for some (dogs, horses, cows, pigs, etc.) Cows and pigs get slaughtered for food. Horses are sent to be ground into dog meal. Dogs, when they become useless and toothless, are drowned.
16. What must the animals do to overcome
17. What takes place to cause the animals to engage in their first vote
Rats come out of their holes, and the dogs chase them back into the holes.
18. What animals voted against the proposal
What animal voted twice? Three dogs and the cat, and the cat voted twice.
19. Name Major's song and the two songs it is compared with. Beasts of England. Compared to La Cucaracha and Clementine
20. What animals were first to know the song by heart
Pigs and dogs
21. What did all the singing cause
Woke Mr. Jones, who took a wild shot in the dark with his shotgun. He did this because he believed there may have been a fox trying to get at the chickens.
ANIMAL FARM STUDY GUIDEChapter 2
1. How long after the first meeting did Major die
2. What two animals seemed to take charge after Major's death
Snowball and Napoleon
3. Describe these two animals. Snowball - vivacious and eloquent speaker, thought-provoking individual
Napoleon - stronger of character; only Berkshire on the farm; quieter with an ability to gather forces in his support; fierce and intent; got his way
4. Describe Squealer's traits. Sneaky little porker who whisked about whenever he spoke; persuasive in speech so much so that he convinced others of one thing even though they may have seen the total opposite.
5. What name was given to the system devised for Major's teachings
6. Initially, what were some of the arguments against Major's teachings
Some animals felt they shouldn't take part because it wouldn't affect their lives. If a rebellion would eventually happen, they felt no reason to do it themselves when some other generation would handle that. They wondered how they could manage without Jones, to whom some also showed loyalty.
7. Who asked the stupidest questions of all
What were some of those questions? Mollie asked about sugar and ribbons.
8. Name the mysterious country that Moses described. Sugar Candy Mountain
9. How did Moses describe this place
Everything seemed happy. It was a land above the clouds, where it was Sunday always and animals ate lump sugar and linseed cake grew on hedges.
10. How did Jones lose a great deal of money, and how did Jones change because of it
He lost money in a lawsuit and suffered mentally, eventually turning into a heavy drinker.
11. Where did Jones go to drink
Red Lion in Willingdon
12. Why did the rebellion occur sooner than expected
Jones came home drunk and did not feed the animals. His men went hunting for rabbit and they did not tend to the animals either. The animals, in turn, busted the door to the food storage and began to help themselves. This caused Jones and his men to strike the animals, and they fought back.
13. When did the rebellion occur
Midsummer's Day (June 20 or 21)
14. What did the animals do first after Jones was expelled from the farm
Marched the perimeter of the farm to make certain no humans remained.
15. And how did the animals follow that act
They returned to the farm buildings to rid themselves of any traces of Mr. Jones. Things made of metal, such as bits, nose rings, chains and knives, were thrown down the well. Other items were burned.
16. In celebration, how many times did they sing Major's song
17. How would they preserve the farmhouse
How many agreed to this? Disagreed? It was a unanimous decision to preserve it as a museum.
18. For how long had the pigs been teaching themselves to read, & from what source did they learn
For three months, they taught themselves from an old spelling book that had been tossed into the rubbish heap.
19. Who painted the name change of the farm
And the change? Snowball; Animal Farm
20. What are the seven commandments
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. 3. No animal shall wear clothes. 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 5. No animal shall drink alcohol. 6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 7. All animals are equal.
21. What one word was misspelled
What letter appeared the wrong way? Friend as Freind; S
22. What stopped them from getting to the harvest immediately
Cows needed to be squeezed for a healthy helping of frothing milk. There is no udder answer.
23. How many buckets were produced from the cows
24. What happened to the buckets
ANIMAL FARM STUDY GUIDEChapter 3
1. Why couldn't the animals use Jones' farm tools
They were made for humans, and animals couldn't stand upon their hind legs while using them.
2. How much time did the pigs spend doing manual labor
None; they did brain work
3. Describe the production of the harvest and the time it took compared to Jones' work. They brought in the harvest two days faster than Jones ever did, and it was a larger production because no animal stole and all animals used their individual strengths (ex: the ducks and the hens picked up on the extra pieces to bring in).
4. How did Boxer wake up early
How much earlier? Boxer made an arrangement with the cockerel to wake him a half hour earlier than the previous time.
5. What was Boxer's motto
I will work harder.
6. How hard did Mollie work
How hard did the cat work? Mollie always made excuses to leave, and the cat left whenever it was time to work, yet returned at eating time, purring so sweetly that she was believed for her intentions.
7. How often did Benjamin volunteer
8. Describe the Sunday schedule. The animals would wake an hour later than the rest of the week and would gather for the morning meeting after breakfast. At the meeting, work assignments were doled out and resolutions were brought up for discussion. The afternoon was set for recreation although the animals struggled with that idea.
9. Who put forward resolutions
The pigs, usually Snowball and Napoleon
10. How did the meetings end
With the singing of Beasts of England
11. Where did the pigs set headquarters
In the harness room
12. What organization(s) or group(s) that Snowball arranged succeeded
Although he formed several committees/organizations, few succeeded except for the reading and writing classes, which had great success.
13. What animal could read as well as the pigs
Benjamin could, but he chose not to, and Muriel could read better than the dogs but not as well as the pigs.
14. How did Boxer and Clover handle learning the alphabet
Clover learned the entire alphabet, but she could not form any words. Boxer only learned A, B, C, and D, and when he had learned E, F, G, and H, he had forgotten A, B, C, and D.
15. Into what short saying did Snowball summarize the commandments
Four legs good; two legs bad.
16. What animals objected to Snowball's maxim
And how did Snowball convince them otherwise? The birds objected because they only had two legs, but Snowball convinced them that wings were like legs because wings were a mechanism for propulsion and not manipulation as is man's hand. Man does all his evil work with his hands.
17. What group grew a liking for Snowball's saying
18. What happened to Jessie and Bluebell's nine puppies
Napoleon took them into the loft so that he could educate them properly.
19. What was discovered about the apples and milk
All the pigs agreed that they alone should have them because apples were good for their health.
20. How did Squealer explain the use of the apples and milk to the other animals
These were needed for the pigs' health and that apples and milk were considered brain food. Without that food mixture, Jones might return, and Squealer asked if they wanted that to happen. Of course, no animal wanted Jones to come back.
ANIMAL FARM STUDY GUIDEChapter 4
1. How did Snowball and Napoleon use the pigeons
To tell animals of neighboring farms of the rebellion and to teach Beasts of England
2. What two farms flanked Animal Farm, and who owned them
Pilkington owned Foxwood and Frederick owned Pinchfield.
3. How did these two farm owners view the animal takeover
They were frightened by the uprising and wanted to prevent their animals from learning about it. Initially, they pretended to laugh about it, but they truly feared it.
4. What would people do if they heard animals singing Beasts of England
Flog the animals
5. From what readings did Snowball learn about military strategies
Julius Caesar's campaigns
6. Describe each line of attack. At first, thirty-five pigeons flew overhead and dropped their defecating loads upon the men while the geese attacked the men's legs. The intention was to cause disorder. The second line saw Muriel, Benjamin, the sheep and Snowball rush forward and attack from all sides, causing more chaos and disorder. After retreating from this line, the remaining animals, especially the horses and cows and pigs, surrounded the men in the yard and attacked in every fashion they knew. Snowball was scored with pellets from Jones' gun, and a sheep was killed. Boxer stunned a stable-lad.
7. How long did the attack last before the men retreated
Approximately five minutes
8. How did Boxer feel about the unconscious stable-lad
How did Snowball react? Boxer had no intention of killing anyone and felt remorse about the lad's condition. Snowball stated that a dead human is a good human and death is a part of war.
9. Who received heroic honors
Boxer and Snowball received Animal Hero, First Class for their efforts, and the dead sheep was honored with Animal Hero, Second Class for her sacrifice of life.
10. Name the battle and state the date it occurred. Battle of the Cowshed on October 12
Animal FarmBy George OrwellChapter 5
1. For what activity did Clover accuse Mollie
Talking with humans and allowing them to stroke her nose.
2. What did Clover find in Mollie's stall
Ribbons and sugar
3. What eventually became of Mollie, and who discovered this fact
The pigeons report that they had seen her pulling a cart in Willingdon.
4. Between Snowball and Napoleon, who usually won the debates
5. What was Snowball better than Napoleon at doing, and Napoleon better than Snowball
Snowball was better at speaking to a group of drawing their attention; Napoleon succeeded more at gathering support on an individual basis, usually between meetings.
6. What often occurred during crucial moments of Snowball's speeches
Sheep would bleat the motto
7. What caused the most bitter dispute between Snowball and Napoleon
8. Name the three resources where Snowball got most of his ideas for the windmill. Every Man His Own Bricklayer; One Thousand Useful Things to Do About the House; Electricity for Beginners
9. Where did Snowball do most of studying and drawings for the windmill
A shed used as an incubator
10. How often did the animals come to view Snowball's windmill drawings
At least once a day
11. What did Napoleon do as an act of defiance to Snowball's windmill
Tinkled on the drawings
12. What were Snowball's purposes for constructing the windmill
Reduce the time of the work week; keep the stalls warm; supply electricity to light the barn; to work the dynamo
13. What was Napoleon's main argument against the windmill
Animals needed food immediately. Too much focus on the windmill would take away from the farm's production
14. Who refused to side with either Snowball or Napoleon
15. What views did Napoleon have about defending their new way of life
Use weapons and train an army
16. What views did Snowball have about defending their new way of life
Send out messages to animals on surrounding farms to join the rebellion
17. Describe what events took place on the Sunday meeting after Snowball completed his windmill plans.
18. How did the other animals react to Napoleon's chasing off Snowball
They remained confused about the occurrence and had no idea of how to react.
19. What change would come about on Sundays because of Napoleon's takeover
No more Sunday meetings and the pigs would make all decisions. Now that Snowball was gone and since it appeared that only Snowball and Napoleon debated any of the issues, no debated were needed; therefore, the meetings were no longer required.
20. How did Boxer's motto change
He added to "I will work harder," with the quip, "Napoleon is always right."
21. What announcement did Napoleon make on the third Sunday after Snowball's expulsion
They would build the windmill after all.
22. How long would this construction take
23. How did Squealer explain Napoleon's change in viewpoint
These were tactics employed by Napoleon. Squealer told the others that Snowball had intended to lead the farm in a poor manner and that Napoleon had only good intentions. Napoleon needed to rid the farm of Snowball so that the farm could thrive under his decision-making skills. With Snowball around, there could only be disorder.
10 - character matching
15 - true / false
15 - multiple choice