Answer Key: Lesson One Quizzes

  1. Manor farm, owned by Mr. Jones his wife.
  2. Old Major
  3. Bluebell, Jessie, and Pincher, the three dogs; Boxer and Clover, the cart horses; Muriel, the goat; Benjamin, the donkey; and Mollie, the mare.
  4. Major describes their lives as "miserable, laborious, and short."  He continues "We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty."
  5. Man because he is "the only creature that consumes without producing." In other words, he takes without giving anything back.
  6. Rebellion (or any other form of the word or similar idea).
  7. Wild animals. Namely rats and rabbits.
  8. "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend."
  9. Beasts of England
  10. The singing woke Mr. Jones and he fired his shotgun into the barn.

  1. The pigs.
  2. Napoleon and Snowball. Napoleon is the only Berkshire boar on the farm. He is not much of a talker, but has a reputation for getting his own way.  Snowball is a more vivacious pig, quicker in speech and more attentive, but is not considered to have the same depth of character.
  3. Animalism.
  4. Moses, Jones' pet raven, tells of Sugarcandy Mountain, a heaven for animals.  If the animals believe a fantastic world of ease and plenty awaits them when they die, they will not be as eager to rebel against the life they currently live.  The pigs don't like this idea because it deters from the teachings of Old Major and the ideas of rebellion.  
  5. Due to Jones' drinking and his men's laziness and dishonesty, the farm had fallen on hard times.  Many things were neglected and the animals were underfed.  When Mr. Jones gets drunk and neither he nor his men feed the animals for two days, the animals break into the feed storage shed to feed themselves. The animals attack the men when they come at them with whips to drive the animals away from the food, and are able to take control of the farm.
  6. The animals throw the knives, bits, nose-rings, and dog-chains down a well, and burn the reins, halters, blinkers, nosebags, whips, ribbons, and Boxer's straw hat in a bonfire while singing "Beasts of England."  They explore the farmhouse, bury some hams found in the kitchen and destroyed the barrel of beer.  The animals decide to preserve the farmhouse as a museum. And all agreed no animal must ever live there.
  7. The pigs taught themselves to read.
  8. Animal Farm.
  9. Seven commandments:  (1) Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy; (2) Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend; (3) No animal shall wear clothes; (4) No animal shall sleep in a bed; (5) No animal shall drink alcohol; (6) No animal shall kill any other animal; (10) All animals are equal.
  10. The milk was most likely taken by Napoleon for the pigs' consumption. 

Answer Key: Lesson Two Quizzes

  1. The pigs oversee everything and do no actual hard labor.  Every animal down to the humblest worked at turning the hay and gathering it during the harvest.  Boxer worked hard and was an inspiration to everybody.  The cat was often M.I.A., and Mollie made excuses to quit early.
  2. "I will work harder!"
  3. The flag was made from an old green tablecloth of Mrs. Jones's and had painted on it a hoof an horn in white.  The flag was green, Snowball explained, to represent the green fields of England, while the hoof and horn signified the future Republic of the Animals which would arise when the human race had been finally overthrown.
  4. On Sundays there was no work. Breakfast was an hour later than usual, and after breakfast there was a ceremony which was observed every week without fail. First came the hoisting of the flag up the flagstaff in the farmhouse garden every Sunday morning. After the hoisting of the flag all the animals trooped into the big barn for a general assembly which was known as the Meeting. Here the work of the coming week was planned out and resolutions were put forward and debated. It was always the pigs who put forward the resolutions. The other animals understood how to vote, but could never think of any resolutions of their own. Snowball and Napoleon were by far the most active in the debates. The Meeting always ended with the singing of 'Beasts of England', and the afternoon was given up to recreation.
  5. The first four letters - a, b, c, d - only.
  6. "Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad."
  7. He thinks education is more important for the young than for those already grown up. He takes away Jessie and Bluebell’s puppies to educate them in seclusion.
  8. The pigs had set aside the harness-room as a headquarters for themselves. Here, in the evenings, they studied blacksmithing, carpentering, and other necessary arts from books which they had brought out of the farmhouse.
  9. The pigs only direct and supervise; they do no actual work. No one but the pigs puts forth any resolutions at the meetings. Napoleon and Snowball disagree over everything. The harness-room is set aside as the pigs’ headquarters. Snowball busies himself forming committees to solve real and imagined problems. The pigs try to teach the other animals how to read and write, with unsatisfactory results. The milk from Chapter 2 was taken by the pigs to be put in their food, and the apples are set aside for the pigs’ use only.
  10. Squealer uses outright lies, “Scientific proof ” (false, of course), propaganda, and appeals to the animals’ sympathy. He always ends with the threat that Jones will return if the pigs are not obeyed.

  1. Snowball and Napoleon sent out flights of pigeons whose instructions were to mingle with the animals on neighboring farms, tell them the story of the Rebellion, and teach them the tune of 'Beasts of England.'
  2. Foxwood, owned by Mr. Pilkington; and Pinchfield, owned by Mr. Frederick
  3. They were both thoroughly frightened by the rebellion on Animal Farm, and very anxious to prevent their own animals from learning too much about it.
  4. Wave one was the pigeons and geese who pecked at the men before being shooed away.  Wave two was Muriel, Benjamin and all the sheep, with Snowball in the lead.  They prodded, butted and kicked. Next was the ambush at the cowshed of the three cows, three horses, and other pigs. Mollie ran away to hide.
  5. A sheep was killed.
  6. Snowball is wounded slightly by a shot from Jones' gun; The stable-lad was knocked unconscious by Boxer, and at first thought to be dead.
  7. Because Snowball has studied Julius Caesar’s military strategies, he is able to plan a successful defense of the farm. He leads the animals in the attack and is wounded slightly.
  8. It was named the Battle of the Cowshed, since that was where the ambush had been sprung.
  9. The animals decided unanimously to create a military decoration, "Animal Hero, First Class," which was conferred there and then on Snowball and Boxer. There was also "Animal Hero, Second Class," which was conferred posthumously on the dead sheep.
  10. The gun symbolizes the successful fight against the humans. It will be fired ceremonially twice a year to celebrate the Battle of the Cowshed and on Midsummer’s Day, The anniversary of the Rebellion.

Answer Key: Lesson 3 Quiz

  1. Mollie runs away from the farm after Clover catches her allowing Pilkington's men to stroke her nose, and discovers her secret stash of sugar and ribbons.  Mollie likes being admired, admiring herself, wearing pretty ribbons, eating sugar, and being stroked by humans. In other words, Mollie likes to be pampered.  She does not like the work on the farm or the hardships she faces there. The pigeons later report that they saw her "on the other side of Willingdon. She was between the shafts of a smart dogcart painted red and black, which was standing outside a public-house. A fat red-faced man in check breeches and gaiters, who looked like a publican, was stroking her nose and feeding her with sugar. Her coat was newly clipped and she wore a scarlet ribbon round her forelock. She appeared to be enjoying herself, so the pigeons said." 
  2. Snowball wants the animals to build a windmill so they
    will have electrical power to make life easier for all of them-light and heat in the stalls and labor-saving devices such as electrical milking machines. The animals would only have to work three days a week when it was finished.
  3. He thinks the major problem on the farm is increasing food production. He thinks the whole windmill thing is nonsense, or so he says, and urinates on Snowball’s plans.
  4. The sheep had taken to bleating "Four legs good, two legs bad" at crucial moments in Snowball's speeches.  (Napoleon had gotten in good with the sheep.)
  5. Snowball is run off the farm by the dogs under Napoleon's command.
  6. The pups that Napoleon took earlier to "educate" are now these huge vicious guard dogs, "as fierce looking as wolves."  The same that ran Snowball off the farm., and are under Napoleon's command.  They keep close to Napoleon and guard him and his plans.  They growl when the other animals start to object.  It was noticed that  they wagged their tails to him in the same way as the other dogs used to do to Mr. Jones.
  7. There will be no more Sunday Meetings. Napoleon says they are a "waste of time." All decisions about the farm will be made by a committee of pigs presided over by Napoleon. The animals will now meet on Sundays to salute the flag, sing “Beasts of England,” and receive their orders for the week.
  8. None of them are really smart enough to bring up any arguments. The sheep begin their bleating, and the dogs growl before anyone can think of a protest. Squealer later explains
    the decisions. He begins to shed doubts on Snowball’s bravery at the Battle of the Cowshed and again threatens them with the return of Jones if they don’t agree with Napoleon.
  9. "If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right." Or "Napoleon is always right!"
  10. Squealer insists that Napoleon was never against the windmill but in fact the windmill plans were Napoleon's to begin with and that Snowball had stolen them.  Napoleon used "tactics" by pretending to be opposed to the windmill in order to get rid of Snowball.  The
    animals were not certain what the word "tactics" meant, but "Squealer spoke so persuasively, and the three dogs who happened to be with him growled so threateningly, that they accepted his explanation without further questions."