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. Why do the pigs say they need the item(s) they take all for themselves?

2. Whose strength do the animals rely on during the harvest?

3. Which animal disappears whenever work needs to be done?

4. How do the animals celebrate the fact that no humans remain on the farm?

5. What do the animals do with the sheep who was shot by Mr. Jones?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the animals despise about trading with Mr. Whymper?

2. What does Snowball proclaim is the only good human?

3. From where do the nine dogs who drive snowball from the farm come?

4. What happened to the missing milk in Chapter 3?

5. What do the animals do when Frederick and his fifteen men attack?

6. Why do the hens protest Napoleon's orders in Chapter 7?

7. What do the animals do on Sundays, according to Chapter 3?

8. By Chapter 6, what types of materials do the animals begin to not have enough of to sustain the farm?

9. What does Clover encourage Boxer to do?

10. What prevents Boxer from following Clover's advice in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write about how the term Authoritarianism describes the style of leadership employed by the pigs. Be sure to include specific examples from the story to support your opinions.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Can you describe a time in this country where you believe the ruler blatantly broke the founding principles upon which the country was based? How does this compare to the character of Napoleon in this novel?

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