Animal Farm

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Animal Farm

Chapter I Study Guide

Who owns Manor farm? _________________________________ 1.

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What problems does the owner have?________________________

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Who is Old Major?_____________________________________

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How do the animals arrange themselves in the barn? Why is this important? _____________________________________________

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According to Major, what is the cause of all the animal’s problems? _____

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What motto does Major give to the animals? ____________________

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What are the commandments Major gives to the animals? How could each of them be considered a vice (how could they lead to something bad)?

Commandment Vice

No animal is to ever live in a house Care more about possessions

8. Read the song “Beast of England”. What is the message? How does this song appeal to their emotions? ________________________________

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What broke up the animals meeting? _________________________

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Identify the part of speech used by the bolded word in the sentence.

(noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun)

____________1. Mr. Jones, of Manor Farm, had locked the hen houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut the popholes.

____________2. …Major already ensconced on his bed of straw, under a lantern which hung from a beam.

____________3. A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance.

____________4. Benjamin was the oldest animal on the farm, and the worst tempered.

____________5. “Comrades, you have already heard about the strange dream that I had last night.

____________6. “Now, comrades, what is the nature of this life of ours?

____________7. No animal in England knows the meaning of happiness or leisure after he is a year old.

____________8. Because nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings.

____________9. “And even the miserable lives we lead are not allowed to reach their natural span.”

____________10. No argument must lead you astray.

Short Answer: Based on what you learned about the book before reading, which person from history (the power point notes that we took) is similar to

Old Major. Provide evidence from the notes and the text to support your answer.

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