Chapter VIII Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions

  1. What happens to the commandment about killing other animals?
  2. Why don’t the animals dispute Squealer’s claims that their quality of life and productivity have improved?
  3. Why do the animals prefer Mr. Pilkington to Mr. Frederick?
  4. Why are the animals shocked when Napoleon sells the timber to Mr. Frederick?
  5. How does Mr. Frederick betray Napoleon?
  6. What happens the morning after Napoleon discovers Mr. Frederick’s trick?
  7. Why don’t the animals initially feel victorious after the battle?
  8. What is really wrong with Napoleon when the pigs report that he is dying?
  9. What do the animals find when they are woken up by a loud crash?
  10. What does the commandment against drinking alcohol now say?

Quiz Answers

  1. The words “without cause” are added to the end of the commandment against killing other animals to justify the executions.
  2. 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.
  3. The animals have heard terrible rumors about how cruel and abusive Mr. Frederick is to his animals.
  4. The animals are shocked when Napoleon sells to Mr. Frederick because Napoleon had been pretending he was going to sell to Mr. Pilkington.
  5. Mr. Frederick pays Napoleon in forgeries rather than real money.
  6. The morning after the forged money is discovered, Mr. Frederick and his men blow up the windmill.
  7. The animals are too depressed by the loss of the windmill and their own heavy casualties to feel excited about their victory in battle.
  8. Though the pigs think he is dying, Napoleon is really just hungover.
  9. 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.
  10. The commandment against drinking now has the words “to excess” added.

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