Animal Farm Study Questions Chapter 1 Name:_________________________________ Period:_________ Directions: Respond to each in complete sentences. 1. What is significant about how the animals arrange themselves as they gather to hear Old Major? What might this arrangement say about future meetings or events? 2. Why does Old Major tell the animals about his dream at the beginning but says he’ll tell them about it later? 3. What is a rhetorical question? Find one example of a rhetorical question in his speech. 4. According to Old Major, what is the cause of all the animals’ problems? 5. What motto does Old Major give the animals? 6. What are the commandments or rules beginning with “No animal shall…” that Old Major gives the animals to follow? a. d. g. b. e. h. c. f. i. 7. What effect does the song Beasts of England have on the animals? Why does Old Major teach them this song? Animal Farm - Chapter 2 Name:____________________ 1. After Old Major’s death what happens to the idea of rebelling against man? 2. Why don’t the pigs like the pet raven Moses’s stories about Sugarcandy Mountain? 3. What causes the animals to finally rebel against Mr. Jones and his four farmhands? 4. When the humans have been chased from the farm, what do the animals do? 5. What do the animals do about the farmhouse? 6. What can you infer had happened to the milk? Animal Farm Chapter 3 1. From what you know so far about the pigs and the other animals, predict what the future will be like for the animals on Animal Farm. Provide evidence for your idea. 2. What examples of the differences between the pigs and the other animals occur in this chapter? 3. What are Napoleon’s ideas about education? What do you think are his reasons? 4. How is Squealer able to convince the other animals to accept whatever Napoleon decides? Explain why this works. Animal Farm Chapters 6 – 7 Name:_______________________ Period:_________ 1. How much work are the animals now doing? 2. Why does Napoleon decide to engage in trade with the neighboring farms? 3. How do the animals react to this? 4. How does Squealer use propaganda to justify the pigs sleeping in farmhouse beds? 5. How is the windmill destroyed? Why does Napoleon blame Snowball? 6. Why does Napoleon insist the windmill must be rebuilt immediately? 7. Why does Napoleon order that the hens’ eggs be sold? 8. How does Napoleon react when the hens’ rebel against his orders? 9. Why does Napoleon revive the threat of the farm being sabotaged by Snowball? 10. Explain why the animals confessed to being traitors. Or is there any explanation? 11. Why does Napoleon order the animals to stop singing “Beasts of England”? Animal Farm Study Questions Chapter 8 Name:________________________ Period:_________ 1. What purpose is served by the production figures Squealer reads to the animals? 2. How is Napoleon becoming more and more like a typical dictator? 3. What makes the battle against Frederick’s men different from the Battle of the Cowshed? 4. Why do the men blow up the windmill? 5. The animals celebrate a victory, but at what cost? 6. Why are the animals so easily fooled, even when they find Squealer with a ladder and white paint beside the barn at night? Animal Farm Study Questions Chapter 9 Name:________________________ Period:_________ 1. What is happening to Boxer? 2. What are living conditions like for all the animals except the pigs and dogs? 3. Why does Napoleon allow Moses to return and to tell his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain? 4. What happens to Boxer? How do the animals accept it?