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Animal Farm by George Orwell
Chapters 8 and 9 Questions:
- What purpose is served by the production figures Squealer reads to the animals?
- How is Napoleon becoming more and more like a typical dictator?
- Compare and contrast the poem, “Comrade Napoleon,” to “Beasts of England.”
- Describe the sale of the stack of lumber. How does Napoleon outwit himself?
- What makes the battle against Frederick’s men different from the Battle of the Cowshed?
- Why do the men blow up the windmill?
- The animals celebrate a victory, but at what cost?
- Describe the whisky incident. Why would Orwell make this scene somewhat humorous?
- Why are the animals so easily fooled, even when they find Squealer with a ladder and white paint beside the barn at night?
- What’s happening to Boxer?
- What are the living conditions like for all of the animals except the pigs and dogs?
- Why does Napoleon allow Moses to return to tell his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain?
- What ultimately happens to Boxer? How do the animals accept it?
- Of what kind of person does Benjamin remind you? Give some examples. What is your opinion of such people? What makes people behave this way?
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Fill in the blank format, this study guide is designed for use while reading the novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Please look for the complete guide under the following titles, as they are uploaded separately (I didn't want the students working ahead): Animal Farm - Chapters 1 and 2: Follow-Along Questions / Study Guide Animal Farm - Chapters 3 and 4: Follow-Along Questions / Study Guide Animal Farm - Chapter 5: Follow-Along Questions / Study Guide Animal Farm - Chapters 6 and 7: Follow-Along Questions / Study Guide Animal Farm - Chapters 8 and 9: Follow-Along Questions / Study Guide Animal Farm - Chapter 10: Follow-Along Questions / Study Guide