Animal Farm

Animal Farm: 
George Orwell 
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Animal Farm: 
George Orwell 

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Animal farm is an allegory: 
It is a story in which the events and characters stand for something besides themselves. 

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Why is Animal farm an allegory
Animal Farm represents the Russian Revolution of 1917. Old Major represents Karl Marx, Snowball represents Leon Trotsky, Napoleon represents Josef Stalin, Squealer represents propaganda, and Boxer is a representation for all the Russian laborers and workers....

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    Summary Ch 1-3

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Who gives a speech to the animals?

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What is Old Major's message to the animals?

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What's the name of the song about an animal utopia that Old Major teaches the animals?

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Who are the smartest animals?

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What event triggered the animals' rebellion?

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What do the pigs paint on the side of the barn?

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What does Mollie want to do?

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What story does Moses spread?

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What is Boxer's motto?

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How and why does Snowball simplify the ideas of Animalism?

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What reason does Squealer give for the pigs taking all the apples and milk?

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chapters 4 - 6 summary

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Who has taught animals on other farms to sing Beast of England?

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Where does Snowball learn strategies of warfare?

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Who dies in the Battle of the Cowshed?
Mr Jones
Mr Pilkington
Mr Frederick
only one sheep

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Who received medals with the inscription “Animal Hero, First Class”?

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What does Snowball want the animals to build? Why?

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How does voting about the windmill project end?

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What's Boxer's new maxim?

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Chapters 7 - 10

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How does Squealer explain Snowball's absence?
Mr. Jones kidnapped him
He had to go lead another rebellions
Napoleon is hiding him somewhere
He was a traitor and a criminal

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Why is it so hard for the animals to build the windmill?
Boxer is injured and he was the strongest
There's a saboteur who keeps knocking it down
They can only break stone by pulling it up a hill and dropping it
They don't know how to do it now that Snowball is gone

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How does Napoleon explain the storm that knocks down the windmill?

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What does Squealer tell the animals about Snowball?
He is living at Mr. Jones's
He was a true hero, and he is sorry he has died.
He is not as smart or handsome as Napoleon
His windmill design was inferior

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What happens to the animals that confess to being in league with Snowball?

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After the bloody executions, the commandment “No animal shall kill any other animal” changed. How?

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What do Mr. Frederick and a group of men do?
Offer to work with the animals
Blow up the windmill
Burn down the barn and farmhouse
Bring in the police to help them slaughter the animals

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Who runs against Napoleon in the election for a new president?
No one
The raven

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Where do the pigs send Boxer when he collapses?

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What's the revised version of the single remaining commandment?

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Animal farm is an allegory:

It is a story in which the events and characters stand for something besides themselves.  

What do these characters represent? 

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1 Jones
2 Snowball
3 Moses
4 Old Major
5 Boxer
6 Dogs
7 Muriel
8 Mollie
9 Frederick
10 Squeler
11 Pilkington
12 Benjamin
A propaganda
B older generation
D Czar Nicholas II
E allied forces
F Hitler
G Trotsky
H Marx
I religion 
J aristocracy
K educated people 
L working masses

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Correct answers: 
1D 2G 3I 4H 5L 6C 7K 8J 9F 10A 11E 12B

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The Book Test (weging 3) 
7 open questions in English (containing sub questions; check the points you can receive) 
Answer in English (dictionary NE-EN; grammar and spelling not assessed).
Write down the whole sentences. 
Don’t copy the sentences from the book. 
YOU CAN USE THE BOOK DURING TEST. Don’t forget to bring it! 

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The type of questions: 

Plot questions (What happened in the story?) 
Interpretation question (explain, give examples...) 
Characteristics of the protagonists (compare and contrast) 
Explain the quote (What did they mean by that? )

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Fools! Do you not see what is written on the side of that van?

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Rings shall vanish from ours noses,
And the harness from our back...

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A bird's wing, comrades, is an organ of propulsion and not of manipulation. It should therefore be regarded as a leg.

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It was the most affecting sight I have ever seen. I was at his bedside at the very last.

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