animal farm studyguide answers chapters 1-4

why does old major gather all the animals together? he wants to tell them about his dream and teach them a song on rebellion
what traits are exhibited by boxer, clover, benjamin, mollie, and the cat as they gather to listen to old major? boxer: enormous beast, white stripe down this nose. he wasn’t first rate intelligence but he was respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work.clover: a stout motherly maire approaching middle life who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.benjamin: donkey, oldest animal on the farm and the worst tempered.mollie: foolish, pretty white mare who drew mr. jone’s trap.the cat: finds the warmest place and squeezed herself between boxer and clover
what does old major say is the problem with the animals’ lives? what do they need to do to make life better? old major believes that humans should not be running things. he has a dream in which the animals become the rulers of the world. he believes the only way that this is to be accomplished is by staging a rebellion
briefly describe napoleon, snowball, and squealer napoleon: large, rather fierce looking berkshire boarsnowball: more vivacious pig than napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but wasn’t considered to have the same depth of charactersquealer: small, fat pig with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice
what is animalism the belief that all men are evil and by uniting the animals can overthrow them
whats prompts the animals rebel when they do? what is the result? the animals weren’t fed. the result was jones was expelled and the manor farm was theirs
what is the general message of the seven commandments and what is their purpose the general message is all animals are equal and can’t act as humans
moses the raven speaks of a strange place called sugarcandy mountain. what does this represent? why do the pigs discourage the animals from believing in sugarcandy moutain? sugarcandy mountain represents heaven. the pigs discourage them from believing in this because they don’t want the animals to have hope for something out of their control. the pigs want to control what they believe in
the characters in animal farm are examples of personification, the assigning of human qualities to things that are not human. find examples of personification in the first two chapters. why is personification essential to the telling of the story? it helps us relate more to the object or idea that is being personified because it is easier for us to relate to something with human attributes. also it is important in this story because the dog is the talking narrator
what was the role of the pigs in getting the hay harvested they were supervisors
what was the general mood of the animals during this time? why? they were happy since everything was theirs
why do all the animals admire boxer? boxer is working harder and a lot more dedicated than before
what does the statement, “i will work harder!” tell you about boxer? boxer is a dedicated worker who tries to do the best that he can
briefly tell about the behavior of each:mollythe catold benjamin, the donkey molly: not good at getting up in the morning, and had a way of leaving work early.the cat: some what peculiar, when there was work to be done, the cat couldn’t be foundold benjamin, the donkey: quite unchanged since rebellion and he would express no opinion.
what is the relationship between snowball and napoleon in chapter 3? they disagree with everything because they want to show who’s in control
in general, how does the ability to learn affect the status of the animals? it makes them smarter, so they could do more things
what does napoleon do with jessie’s and bluebell’s puppies? napoleon takes their puppies away
how does squealer explain what has happened to the milk and apples? “scientifically proven that milk and apples are essential to the well-being of a pig.” if pigs fail in this respect, farmer jones may come back.
what does squealer’s role in the government appear to be at this point? squealer was the key spokesman and may have represented propaganda. state run newspaper “pravda” . squealer is the protege of napoleon and molotov of stalin
how do the animals spread the word of rebellion? snowball devises carrier pigeons to spread the word of “animal revolution to neighboring farms”
who are frederick and pilkington? frederick- tough, shrewd operator of pinchfield, a neighboring farm. pilkington- easygoing gentlemen farmer who runs foxwood, neighboring farm.
how do the farmers try to discredit what the animals have done? they falsified stories about the animals
briefly describe the battle between the animals and jones and the other farmers when the farmers attempt to retake the farm jones came in with a shotgun and the animals attacked the humans and started a battle. the farmers were stunned. unfortunately, old major dies
what does boxer do to the stable lad during the battle? how does he feel about it? he knocks himself out but thinks he killed him. the animals looked for mollie and found out about the stable lad. boxer ran away, he thought he killed stable lad and regretted taking a life.
what do the animals name the battle in which they fight against jones and other farmers? battle of the cowshed
what award is conferred on snowball and boxer from this battle? the brass medals, “animal hero, first class.”
describe the military celebration that occurs on the anniversary of the battle of the cowshed? the animals have an impromptu. celebration and sing the “beasts of england” and raise the farm flag. the sheep that were dead were given a funeral and plant a hawthorn bush over their graves. snowball gives a speech to prepare for another attack.

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