Animal Farm Unit Test
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Animal Farm is an allegory because the animals and events
stand for Biblical events.
reveal farmyard conflicts.
stand for historical characters and events.
can lead to more than one ending.
One main point of Old Major’s speech was that under Jones their lives are
easy, but long.
difficult, but rewarding.
dignified and comfortable.
miserable, laborious, and short.
Old Major stated that the only creature who consumes without producing is
The work of teaching and organizing the others fell naturally upon the pigs, who were generally recognized as being the
largest group of animals.
strongest group of animals.
wildest group of animals.
cleverest group of animals.
There was a rivalry for command between
Boxer and Clover.
Snowball and Napoleon.
Squealer and Napoleon.
Mollie and Snowball
greedy power seekers.
lazy people who expect others to do their work.
good-hearted but blind followers.
Orwell uses Animal Farm to
comment on historical events.
satirize human behavior.
warn readers about the nature of power.
ALL of the above.
Which of the following best describes the role of the dogs in Animal Farm?
Squealer convinces the animals to accept whatever Napoleon decides by
using outright lies.
using “scientific proof” and “facts.”
threatening the return of Mr. Jones.
ALL of the above.
Which incident best foreshadows the eventual betrayal of Boxer being sold to the knacker?
The dogs chasing Snowball, a threat to Napoleon, off of the farm.
The dogs going “mad” and attacking Boxer during the confession scene.
Napoleon “attending to” the buckets of milk.
Napoleon taking charge of the puppies’ education.
The author of Animal Farm once said in a letter, “The turning-point of the story was supposed to be when the pigs kept the milk and apples for themselves.” Why is this a turning point in the novel?
This is the pigs’ first abuse of power, and the animals do nothing about it.
This is the only time that the pigs take the best for themselves.
This is the only time that the pigs lie to the animals.
This is the first time since the rebellion that the animals go hungry.
What is Sugarcandy Mountain?
The name of the lullaby that Napoleon forces the pigeons to sing to his thirty-one piglets.
The idea of animal heaven propagated by Moses the raven.
The setting for the story that Mollie tells to the lambs.
The mountain visible on Animal Farm’s horizon.
What are Boxer’s maxims?
“Snowball is always right” and “For the glory of Animal Farm”
“I will work harder” and “For the glory of Animal Farm”
“I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right”
“Snowball is always right” and “I will work harder”
Why don’t the other animals protest against Napoleon and his decisions after his dogs chase Snowball off the farm?
The sheep begin their bleating.
The fierce dogs scare them into silence.
Squealer’s arguments are so persuasive.
All of the above.
How does Napoleon express his contempt for Snowball’s windmill plans?
By spitting on them
By burning them
By urinating on them
By writing Snowball a letter
What does Napoleon rename Animal Farm in his toast at the end of the novel?
The Manor Farm
What happens to Boxer after he collapses while hauling stones?
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.
Which animal voluntarily leaves the farm?
Which animal discovers the truth about Boxer’s destination when the pigs load him into a cart claiming that he is being taken to a doctor?
Which Russian leader does Napoleon most resemble?
Which of these best describes an allegory?
A story that is used to discuss a bigger idea, where characters or situations have other meanings
A book that uses talking, human-like animals as main characters
A television show that uses humor to make a political or social point
A movie that attempts to teach its audience a message or moral
Animal Farm may be described as an allegory in that it:
has a surface and a deeper level of meaning.
is the story about an improbable revolution by animals.
was written by satirist Eric Blair, who used a nom de plume.
involves intelligent pigs who can talk, read, and write English.
The events that take place in Animal Farm are based on real events in what country?
United States of America
By the end of the novel, what is the only commandment posted on the barn?
Four legs good, two legs better
Napoleon is always right
Long live Animal Farm
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
By the end of the novel, the pigs:
resent human beings.
resemble human beings.
reassemble human beings.
re-ambulate human beings.
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