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. What do Mr. Jones and the other farmers do in Chapter 4?

2. How many humans are killed in Chapter 4?

3. Why doesn't Mr. Jones feed the animals for more than a day?

4. What do the pigs do to the cows in Chapter 2?

5. What type of animal is Old Major?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. On Sundays, what announcement does Squealer make?

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

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

5. What may happen to many of the animals on the farm in the winter if Napoleon does not find something to trade?

6. Why does the moral begin to slide at the Animal Farm in Chapter 7?

7. How does Squealer portray Snowball in Chapter 7?

8. What is one thing Squealer invents to keep the animals busy and content?

9. Why does Old Major feel it is important to give his speech that night in Chapter 1?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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