Chapter VIII Questions and Answers
- What happens to the commandment about killing other animals?
- Why don’t the animals dispute Squealer’s claims that their quality of life and productivity have improved?
- Why do the animals prefer Mr. Pilkington to Mr. Frederick?
- Why are the animals shocked when Napoleon sells the timber to Mr. Frederick?
- How does Mr. Frederick betray Napoleon?
- What happens the morning after Napoleon discovers Mr. Frederick’s trick?
- Why don’t the animals initially feel victorious after the battle?
- What is really wrong with Napoleon when the pigs report that he is dying?
- What do the animals find when they are woken up by a loud crash?
- What does the commandment against drinking alcohol now say?
- The words “without cause” are added to the end of the commandment against killing other animals to justify the executions.
- The animals have begun to forget what life was like under Mr. Jones, so they have no way of knowing whether things have really improved.
- The animals have heard terrible rumors about how cruel and abusive Mr. Frederick is to his animals.
- The animals are shocked when Napoleon sells to Mr. Frederick because Napoleon had been pretending he was going to sell to Mr. Pilkington.
- Mr. Frederick pays Napoleon in forgeries rather than real money.
- The morning after the forged money is discovered, Mr. Frederick and his men blow up the windmill.
- The animals are too depressed by the loss of the windmill and their own heavy casualties to feel excited about their victory in battle.
- Though the pigs think he is dying, Napoleon is really just hungover.
- The animals are woken up by a crash and then find Squealer sprawled on the ground near the barn wall with a ladder and a can of paint.
- The commandment against drinking now has the words “to excess” added.