Lesson 2: Chapters 3 and 4 of Animal Farm

1.  From what you know so far about the pigs and the other animals on the farm, speculate on what the future will be like for the animals.  Respond in the forum.
As you continue reading, we will discuss and compare your predictions to what actually happens in the novel.

2.  Read Chapters 3 & 4 of Animal Farm.  To read online, click here.

3.  When you are finished, take the Lesson 2 Quiz. Do not move on to Lesson 3 until scoring 70% or better on the Lesson 2 quiz. 

Chapter 3 Quiz

  1. Describe how the running of the farm develops after the rebellion. Explain each animal's role.
  2. What is Boxer's personal motto?
  3. Describe Animal Farm's flag. What does it represent?
  4. Describe the Sunday meetings and ceremonies and explain their function and importance.
  5. To what extent did Boxer learn the alphabet?
  6. What single sentence did Snowball reduce the 7 Commandments to?
  7. What are Napoleon's ideas about education? (Hint: the puppies)
  8. What did the pigs use as their headquarters and what did they do there?
  9. What further examples of the difference between pigs and other animals occur?
  10. How is Squealer able to convince the other animals to accept whatever Napoleon decides?

Chapter 4 Quiz

  1. Napoleon and Snowball used the pigeons to do what?
  2. What are the names of the two neighboring farms, and who are they owned by?
  3. How do the surrounding farmers react to the news of the rebellion and the establishment of a farm run by the animals themselves?
  4. Describe what happened when the humans tried to take back Animal Farm.
  5. Who was killed?
  6. Who was injured and by whom?
  7. What was Snowball's part in the battle?
  8. What did this battle become known as and why?
  9. What two military decorations are created and who were they awarded to?
  10. What is the significance of the gun's placement at the foot of the flagpole?