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Animal Farm
Unit Test
Multiple Choice (10 pts.)
1. Who first inspires the animals to rebel and overthrow Farmer Jones?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Moses the raven
Snowball
Old Major
Napoleon
2. Which of these is NOT one of the original Seven Commandments?
A.
B.
C.
D.
No animal shall sleep in a bed
All animals must attend Weekly Meetings
No animal shall kill another animal
All animals are equal
3. What is a “cult of personality”?
A. When a country is ruled by one leader for many years, with little freedom or human
rights.
B. An election where only one candidate runs.
C. A cult where people must perform sacrifices to improve their personalities.
D. The use of the media to create a larger-than-life image of a country’s leader; often
through flattery and praise.
4. After Snowball is exiled by Napoleon, what major project do the animals begin?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Building a windmill
Building a schoolhouse for young pigs
Building walls and making weapons for protection
Raising money to purchase Mr. Pilkington’s farm
5. Which of these best describes an allegory?
A. A story that is used to discuss a bigger idea, where characters or situations have
other meanings
B. A book that uses talking, human-like animals as main characters
C. A television show that uses humor to make a political or social point
D. A movie that attempts to teach its audience a message or moral
6. What happens to Boxer after he collapses while hauling stones?
A.
B.
C.
D.
He is sent to the animal hospital in Willingdon
He is sold to the horse slaughterer/glue factory
He leads the other animals in a revolution to overthrow Napoleon
He is killed by the dogs after being found guilty of working with Snowball
7. The events that take place in Animal Farm are based on real events in what country?
A.
B.
C.
D.
United States of America
China
Soviet Union/Russia
Nazi Germany
8. An economic system where all businesses and industries are owned by the state and all people
are paid equally is called what?
A.
B.
C.
D.
Communism
Capitalism
Animalism
Equalism
9. Which of these best describes a satire?
A. A story that is used to discuss a bigger idea, where characters or situations have other
meanings
B. A book that uses talking, human-like animals as main characters
C. A television show that uses humor to make a political or social point
D. A movie that attempts to teach its audience a message or moral
10. By the end of the novel, what is the only commandment posted on the barn?
A. Four legs good, two legs better
B. Napoleon is always right
C. Long live Animal Farm
D. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
Fill in the blanks (5 pts):
1. Write the letter of the event in Animal Farm in the correct box on the plot diagram below.
Climax:
Falling action:
Rising action:
Resolution:
Exposition:
A. Boxer is injured while hauling stone for the windmill. The pigs tell the other animals they are
sending him to the animal hospital in Willingdon. While he is leaving, the animals discover that
he is really being sold to the horse slaughterer.
B. Years pass, many animals have now passed away from old age. Animal Farm grows richer,
although the animals’ daily lives are worse than ever. Only the pigs and the dogs live well.
C. We are introduced to the Manor Farm, a poor farm managed by Farmer Jones, a neglectful
alcoholic. One night, Old Major, a prize boar, calls the animals together to tell them of his dream
of an animal revolution.
D. After Snowball is exiled from the farm, Napoleon takes control. The animals work harder and
harder, with less food. The animals begin to live in fear under Napoleon’s rule.
E. One day, Napoleon holds a meeting with neighboring farmers. Later that night he and the other
farmers play a game of cards. As the other animals watch from outside the window, a fight
breaks out. The animals look back and forth, from pigs to men, and cannot tell the difference.
Essay (15 points):
Choose one of the five questions below and write a three-paragraph essay answering the question. Your
essay should have an introduction and a conclusion, and use evidence from the book to support your
answer. Use the paper provided in this test packet. If you need additional paper, please let me know.
Choose one and circle it:
1. Compare Animal Farm (the book) to either the cartoon or live-action movie versions we
watched in class. What changes did the filmmakers make to the story? How were the endings
different?
2. How does Animal Farm compare to the real history of the Soviet Union/Russia? What things
happened to the animals in the book that also happened to the Russian people? How does
Napoleon compare to Josef Stalin?
3. What do you think is the lesson or message behind Animal Farm? What was the author,
George Orwell, trying to teach us? Why is the novel still taught in high school classrooms
today?
4. Compare the lives of the animals at the start of the novel (under Jones) and the end of the
novel (under Napoleon). How have the animals’ lives changed? Have their lives improved?
5. How was life on Animal Farm (and in the Soviet Union) different than life in America today?
How are our economic and political systems different? Could what happened on Animal Farm
happen in America? Why or why not?
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Animal Farm Unit test - Mr. Sharp, English Teacher