Chapter IX Questions and Answers
- What is wrong with Boxer’s hoof?
- Who fathered the new piglets?
- What new rules about the pigs are introduced?
- What is ironic about the “Spontaneous Demonstrations”?
- What official change is made to the government of Animal Farm?
- What happens with Moses, the raven?
- Why is Benjamin upset when he sees the van taking Boxer away?
- Why can’t Boxer escape from the van?
- How does Squealer explain the lettering on the van?
- How did the pigs afford the case of whiskey?
- Boxer’s hoof is split, though he continues to work anyway.
- Napoleon is the father of the new piglets.
- The pigs are allowed to wear ribbons on their tails on Sundays, and all animals that meet a pig on a path must step aside.
- The “Spontaneous Demonstrations” are planned out and therefore not spontaneous.
- Animal Farm is officially declared a republic with Napoleon as president.
- Moses is allowed to return to the farm and continues to tell the animals about Sugarcandy Mountain.
- Benjamin is one of the few animals who can still read, which allows him to see that Boxer is being taken away in a knacker’s van.
- Boxer is too weak to kick down the door of the van, though he tries his best.
- Squealer tells the animals that the veterinarian had recently purchased the van from the knacker and had not yet repainted it.
- It is implied that the pigs bought the whiskey with the money they gained from selling Boxer to the knacker.