70 pages 2 hours read

George Orwell

Animal Farm

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1945

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. C (Chapter 1)

2. B (Chapter 2)

3. D (Various chapters)

4. C (Chapter 4)

5. A (Chapter 3)

6. A (Chapters 3, 4, 5)

7. D (Chapter 5)

8. C (Various chapters)

9. B (Various chapters)

10. B (Chapter 5)

11. D (Various chapters)

12. A (Various chapters)

13. C (Chapter 9)

14. C (Chapter 10)

15. D (Various chapters)

Long Answer

1. Answers may include several possibilities: The animals are deceived by the misinformation spread by the pigs, such as the inflated statistics about food production; the animals are not equipped with enough information or intelligence to recognize the pigs’ corruption or deception, such as how they are unable to read and recognize the Seven Commandments being altered; the animals are terrorized into submission by Napoleon’s trained attack dogs and the massacres they carry out; some animals, like Benjamin, recognize the changing circumstances, but don’t believe reacting to them will bring any lasting change. (Various chapters)

2. Answers may include several possibilities: Similarities between Major, Snowball, and Napoleon and Marx, Trotsky, and Stalin, respectively; the original rebellion on the farm being reminiscent of the Russian Revolution; the tenets and practice of Animalism resembling those of communism; the starvation experienced by the animals under Napoleon’s leadership resembling the Soviet famine of the early 1930s; and so on.