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. How many animals are killed by Mr. Jones in Chapter 4?

2. What happens to the puppies?

3. What does Old Major wish to share with the other animals in Chapter 1?

4. What happens to Old Major during his sleep three days after Chapter 1?

5. Who disagrees with Snowball's idea of how to create power on the farm?

Short Essay Questions

1. To Old Major, who is the only creature who consumes without producing?

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

3. What does Old Major want to do with the content of his speech?

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

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

6. Who begins to organize the revolution in Chapter 2?

7. What do the local farmers do regarding the Animal Farm in Chapter 4?

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

9. What talents does Squealer display which will be useful during the revolution?

10. What happens to animals who are unable to learn the Seven Commandments?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how the Seven Commandments changed from the beginning of the novel to the end. Be sure to include the reasons behind the changes to support your descriptions.

Essay Topic 2

As this story is a representation of the mindset of people in a country following an upheaval or revolution, each character represents a typical group of people. Choose two characters from the novel and describe which group of people they represent and how their actions in the novel support your opinions.

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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