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Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon. – Wikipedia
Animal Farm Quiz
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Animal Farm Quiz Questions (45)
1. Whose dream do the animals gather to hear?
- Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, and Marx
- Old Major
- The dream of revolution
2. What breaks up the first meeting that the animals have together?
- Napoleon’s call for his attack dogs
- Old Major’s death after his speech
- The pigs sending everyone off to get ready for rebellion
- Mr. Jones fires his shotgun
3. What is one idea that Beasts of England brings up?
- all of the things the animals are controlled by will go away
- kill all men
- Bring Napoleon into power
- bring Napoleon or Snowball into power
- animals will go to Sugarcandy Mountain
4. What is Mollie most concerned about?
- her food
- ribbons and sugar
- a warm stable
- overthrowing Mr. Jones
5. What is Boxer’s first motto?
- Four legs good. Two legs bad.
- All animals are comrades.
- Tyrant man shall be overthrown.
- I will work harder.
6. What is one of the first sly things that the pigs do to show a higher status before outwardly breaking commandments?
- take the apples and milk for themselves
- move into the farmhouse
- kill animals who go against them
- run Snowball off the farm
7. Which animal from the novel appears to be the most unchanged from the beginning to the end?
8. What eventually happens to the flag on Animal Farm?
- It’s permanently removed
- It’s displayed daily on top of the farm house
- The horn and hoof are removed
- It’s replaced with the original flag used by Manor Farm.
9. Animal Farm is primarily an example of which satirical technique?
10. What part does Napoleon play in the Battle of the Cowshed?
- he leads the ambush
- he is wounded by Mr. Jones
- he sides with Mr. Jones
- his part is not mentioned
11. Who wins the Battle of the Cowshed?
- Napoleon and Snowball
- the animals
- the humans
- all of the beasts of England
12. Whose idea was the windmill?
- the pigs
13. What is Napoleon’s new policy that he announces that deals with humans?
- rewarding hard work with extra food brought in by humans
- creating roles for animals to help with leading against the humans
- trading with humans
- allowing neighboring farmers to farm on their land
14. How is the windmill destroyed the first time?
- wind from a storm
- it was too weak
- Jones and his men wrecked it
15. The hens
- rebel and are killed
- rebel and leave the farm to go with Snowball
- side with Napoleon because he will help them with their eggs
- award Napoleon medals for helping them in their rebellion
16. Why is the song Beasts of England banished?
- the animals are angry that they do not have all that it promised
- the rebellion is over and it is not needed because all of the animals are all satisfied with the promises of the song
- the song is a hopeful one that makes promises that were not kept and that is best to be not remembered
- a better one was created called Animalism Achieved
17. How does Napoloeon’s status rise?
- not seen as much in public and when he is it is always with a rooster and dogs
- awards himself medals
- referred to as “Father of all Animals or “Comrade Napoleon”
- all of the above
18. The Battle of the Windmill
- an easy battle because the animals are stronger to protect their farm
- Snowball aligns with Frederick to take over the farm
- the windmill is attacked by Frederick and destroyed
- windmill is blown up by Mr. Jones
19. What happens to Boxer after he is hurt?
- taken to be killed by the knacker
- taken to be treated by the veterinarian
- taken to live on the farm with Frederick
- allowed to heal in the farmhouse with the pigs
20. Which is true with life on the farm at the end?
- still hard work for animals, less rations for animals, Spontaneous Demonstrations
- some success with farming due to the windmill
- new pigs are born and given higher status
- all of the above
21. What does Squealer do with the sheep at the end?
- sells them off to Pilkington because they are traitors aligned with Snowball
- kills them because they do not follow along
- teaches them a new song to go along with another change
- gives them a higher status because they always listen
22. Who does Napoleon meet with at the end when they gather on Animal Farm?
- other pigs from neighboring farms who want to learn how to rule in the same way
- Pilkington and other farmers
- all the beasts of England
- a rebellious group of animals against him
23. Mr. Jones
- Czar Nicholas II
- truth teller
- false propaganda
- secondary ruler
- Russian police force
- Joseph Stalin
- Leon Trotsky
- Vladimir Lenin
26. The book ends with
- Napoleon’s death
- an animal rebellion where the animals defeat the pigs
- a violent quarrel between Pilkington and Napoleon as well as the other farmers due to cheating in a card game
- Pilkington and Napoleon agreeing to work together to spread Animalism
27. Old Major
- Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx
- Joseph Stalin
- Russian intellience
- Russian war hero
- the church
- working class
- educated class
- wealthy class
29. Mr. Frederick
- the working class
- Soviet Union
- a kind neighboring farmer
- use of wit and humor to criticize or make fun of a group, institution, or society
- double meaning – literal and symbolic
- a story from long ago
- a short story with a message
31. Beasts of England
- a unifying song of rebellion
- a song of keeping control and totalitarianism
- the winners of Animal Farm
- the horses, donkeys, and hens
32. All of the following are privileges granted to pigs at the end of the novel except:
- other animals must yield to the pigs as they walk by
- the pigs can wear ribbons on Sunday
- beer is provided to each of the pigs, but no other animals
- the piglets attend school at Pilkington’s farm at Foxwood
33. All of these statements best express major themes in the story except:
- violence and terror are clear signs of oppression and tyranny
- True love can be reached with acceptance and trust
- Equality might be ideal, but it is never easy to reach
- Questioning authority and those in power is justified.
34. If Animal Farm is considered a fable, what is the principal moral?
- Absolute power corrupts absolutely
- Slow and steady wins the race
- Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
- the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
35. In the novel, what is the final straw that finally motivates the animals to revolt and usurps Mr. Jones?
- He forgets to feed them
- He sells everything they produce to humans
- He overworks them
- He shoots at the barn with his shotgun in order to keep them quiet
36. What type of world does Snowball describe to the animals as he passionately advocates for the building of the windmill?
- A dystopia
- An egalitarian society
- An autocratic society
37. What year did the Russian Revolution take place?
38. Allegorically, Mollie best represents:
- Loyal capitalists
- Loyal communists
- Sympathetic socialists
- Proponents of propaganda
39. The two animals who lead the farm to victory during the Battle of the Cowshed are:
- Snowball and Napoleon
- Snowball and Benjamin
- Boxer and Napoleon
- Boxer and Snowball
40. Who wrote Animal Farm?
- Leon Trotsky
- George Orwell
- Sir Walter Scott
- John Steinbeck
41. Animal Farm is based on events that took place in what country?
42. What term/phrase best describes Mr. Jones?
- Super Nice
- On Point
43. Why don’t the pigs do any physical labor?
- They’re clumsy
- They do all of the “brain” work
- They don’t have thumbs
- They’re too busy with Snap Chat
44. The farm is most efficient in terms of production….
- at the very end of the novel.
- when Mr. Jones is in charge.
- before Snowball is exiled.
- in the winter.
45. Who do the dogs represent in Animal Farm?
- KGB / Secret Police
- the United States
- The workers