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 kind of story does the author call Animal Farm?

2. Who owns the farm where this story begins?

3. Which revolution does Animal Farm parallel?

4. In Chapter 2, on what is the pig's new school of thought based?

5. What type of animal is Old Major?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens to the rest of the animals after Old Major's speech?

4. What in Chapter 4 could be considered as increasing the tension between Napoleon and Snowball?

5. What does Mollie deny to Clover?

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

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

8. Why do you think the animals dislike alcohol?

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

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

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

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

Write an essay comparing the Seven Commandments of Animalism to the common Ten Commandments of Christianity. Be sure to use specific examples to support your comparisons.

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