Chapter I Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. Where do the animals live?
  2. Who owns the farm?
  3. Who is Old Major?
  4. What is Old Major’s dream?
  5. How is life bad for the animals on the farm?
  6. What does Old Major suggest that the animals do?
  7. What is “Beasts of England”?
  8. What sets the pigs apart from the other animals?
  9. What decision is reached about wild animals?
  10. What does Old Major caution the animals against doing if they successfully overthrow man?

Quiz Answers

  1. The animals live on Manor Farm in England.
  2. The owner of Manor Farm is Mr. Jones.
  3. Old Major is Mr. Jones’s old white prize boar. He is highly respected by the other animals.
  4. Old Major has a dream about a world where man has disappeared.
  5. Mr. Jones works the animals hard and steals the products of their labor until they eventually die at his hand.
  6. Old Major suggests that one day animals must rebel against their human masters.
  7. “Beasts of England” is a song that Old Major learned in childhood. The other animals pick it up quickly.
  8. The pigs are the most intelligent of the farm animals and sit in the front of the audience.
  9. The animals vote that wild animals should be considered “comrades.”
  10. Old Major warns the animals not to adopt the habits of man and lists seven specific things they must not do.

Chapter II Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What happens to Old Major?
  2. Who leads the preparations for the rebellion?
  3. Who is Squealer?
  4. What is Animalism?
  5. Why don’t the pigs like Moses?
  6. Why does Mollie seem concerned about Animalism?
  7. What prompts the rebellion?
  8. What have the pigs secretly learned to do?
  9. What are the Seven Commandments?
  10. What happens to the milk from the cows?

Quiz Answers

  1. Old Major dies three days after his speech.
  2. The pigs—especially Napoleon and Snowball—lead the farm in preparing for the rebellion.
  3. Squealer is a very persuasive pig.
  4. Animalism is a theory that the pigs derive from Old Major’s speech.
  5. The pigs don’t like Moses because his talk of Sugarcandy Mountain distracts the animals from the need for rebellion.
  6. Mollie is concerned that she won’t get to wear hair ribbons or enjoy lump sugar after the rebellion.
  7. Farmer Jones starts drinking more and neglects to feed the animals for over twenty-four hours.
  8. The pigs reveal that they have taught themselves to read and write.
  9. The Seven Commandments are:
  10. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
  11. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
  12. No animal shall wear clothes.
  13. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
  14. No animal shall drink alcohol.
  15. No animal shall kill any other animal.
  16. All animals are equal.
  17. It is implied that Napoleon stole the milk.

Chapter III Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What is different about this year’s harvest?
  2. What does Boxer adopt as his motto?
  3. What do the animals do on Sundays?
  4. Do Snowball and Napoleon get along?
  5. Why don’t any animals except pigs submit resolutions for debate?
  6. What does Snowball want to focus on at the farm?
  7. What does Napoleon want to focus on?
  8. What happens to Jessie’s and Bluebell’s puppies?
  9. What has been happening to the milk?
  10. What does Squealer explain about the milk and apples?

Quiz Answers

  1. This year the animals have the largest harvest yet, and they also finish it faster than normal.
  2. Boxer adopts “I will work harder!” as his personal motto.
  3. On Sundays, the animals don’t work and instead hold farm-wide meetings to debate and vote on new resolutions.
  4. Snowball and Napoleon disagree on almost everything.
  5. Only the pigs are smart enough to come up with new resolutions.
  6. Snowball wants to focus on educating the animals and putting them into committees.
  7. Napoleon thinks the pigs should focus on the education of the young.
  8. Napoleon takes Jessie’s and Bluebell’s puppies up to a secret loft, and everyone soon forgets about them.
  9. It is revealed that the milk is being mixed in with the pigs’ mash.
  10. Squealer explains that the pigs need the vitamins in the milk and apples to continue being the brainworkers of the farm.

Chapter IV Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. How do Snowball and Napoleon send word of the rebellion to other animals?
  2. Who is Mr. Pilkington?
  3. Who is Mr. Frederick?
  4. What rumors spread about Animal Farm?
  5. What has Snowball been doing to prepare for Jones’s return?
  6. How is Snowball injured?
  7. Why is Boxer upset after the battle?
  8. Where was Mollie during the battle?
  9. What do the animals name the battle?
  10. What awards do the animals create?

Quiz Answers

  1. Snowball and Napoleon send out pigeons to other farms to try to encourage further rebellion.
  2. Mr. Pilkington is an easygoing farmer who owns neighboring Foxwood Farm.
  3. Mr. Frederick is the owner of Pinchfield Farm and is known for being tough and shrewd.
  4. Rumors spread among the humans that the animals on Animal Farm are starving and practicing cannibalism and torture.
  5. Snowball has been studying the battle tactics of Julius Caesar to prepare to fight off Jones.
  6. Snowball is injured when a shot grazes his back as he charges Mr. Jones.
  7. Boxer kicks a young farmhand in the head and stuns him. Thinking that he killed the boy, Boxer feels extremely guilty.
  8. Mollie fled when she heard the guns go off and was found hiding in the barn.
  9. The battle is named the “Battle of Cowshed.”
  10. The animals create “Animal Hero, First Class” and “Animal Hero, Second Class.”

Chapter V Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What does Clover see Mollie doing?
  2. What happens to Mollie?
  3. What has changed about Sunday meetings?
  4. How are Napoleon and Snowball different?
  5. What is Snowball’s big idea?
  6. Why does Napoleon oppose the windmill?
  7. What happens when...

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Chapter VI Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. Why is it hard to build the windmill?
  2. What does Napoleon propose to do to deal with the shortages on the farm?
  3. Who is Mr. Whymper?
  4. What happens to the commandment against trade?
  5. What does Squealer threaten might happen if the pigs are not allowed to get rest?
  6. Where do the pigs move...

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Chapter VII Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What “rumors” are spread about the windmill?
  2. How is the new windmill constructed differently?
  3. What happens when Mr. Whymper comes to visit?
  4. Why do the hens rebel?
  5. Why do the hens relent?
  6. What does Squealer announce about the Battle of Cowshed?

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Chapter VIII Questions and Answers

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...

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Chapter IX Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions


  1. What is wrong with Boxer’s hoof?
  2. Who fathered the new piglets?
  3. What new rules about the pigs are introduced?
  4. What is ironic about the “Spontaneous Demonstrations”?
  5. What official change is made to the government of Animal Farm?
  6. What happens with Moses, the raven?
  7. Why is Benjamin upset when he sees the van taking Boxer away?
  8. Why can’t Boxer escape from the van?
  9. How does Squealer explain the lettering on the van?
  10. How did the pigs afford the case of whiskey?

Quiz Answers


  1. Boxer’s hoof is split, though he continues to work anyway.
  2. Napoleon is the father of the new piglets.
  3. 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.
  4. The “Spontaneous Demonstrations” are planned out and therefore not spontaneous.
  5. Animal Farm is officially declared a republic with Napoleon as president.
  6. Moses is allowed to return to the farm and continues to tell the animals about Sugarcandy Mountain.
  7. 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.
  8. Boxer is too weak to kick down the door of the van, though he tries his best.
  9. Squealer tells the animals that the veterinarian had recently purchased the van from the knacker and had not yet repainted it.
  10. It is implied that the pigs bought the whiskey with the money they gained from selling Boxer to the knacker.

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Chapter X Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What animals from the original rebellion are still on the farm?
  2. What happened with the windmill?
  3. What does Benjamin say about life on the farm now compared to life under Mr. Jones?
  4. What does Squealer do with the sheep?
  5. What do the pigs do that shocks the animals?
  6. What happens to the Seven...

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