Animal Farm Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which animal does not take part in the revolution talk around the farm?

2. Where does Animal Farm begin?

3. Who owns the farm where this story begins?

4. By what season does word spread of the Animal Farm across the country?

5. Which two pigs disagree on almost every point at the meetings?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the other animals feel about Old Major?

2. Why do the farm animals continue to believe in Old Major's message?

3. In Chapter 3, what is the reward of the hard work completed by the animals?

4. Who emerges as the true leader of the farm by Chapter 4?

5. What does Old Major says is the result of being enslaved by mankind?

6. What do the arguments between Napoleon and Snowball cause?

7. What are the Seven Commandments on which Animalism is based?

8. Who is left totally in charge of the farm at the end of Chapter 5?

9. What is the goal of the farmers in Chapter 4?

10. What happens between Napoleon and Snowball in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay explaining how you think things might have been different on the farm had Snowball not been driven off by the Napoleon and the dogs. Use specific events from the story and show how they might have been different had Snowball been in charge at that time.

Essay Topic 2

Propaganda is continually used throughout this novel. Describe propaganda techniques you saw in the novel which you feel are still employed today. Then describe how you feel these techniques worked in the book and continue to work today.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, the author uses clear, simple, and accessible language to construct the novel. Explain how this writing technique is useful for conveying the complex issues discussed throughout the novel. Include specific examples from the text to support your explanation.

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