70 pages 2 hours read

George Orwell

Animal Farm

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 1945

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Answer Key

Chapters 1-4

Reading Check

1. Mr. Jones (Chapter 1)

2. Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer (Chapter 2)

3. Animal Farm (Chapter 2)

4. “I will work harder.” (Chapter 3)

5. Mr. Pilkington and Mr. Frederick (Chapter 4)

Short Answer

1. The animals gather to hear a speech by Major, in which he tells them of his dream and encourages the animals to rebel against the humans. (Chapter 1)

2. The basic precept of Animalism is “All animals are equal.” (Chapter 2)

3. Jones’s neglect of the upkeep and feeding of the animals drives them to revolt out of hunger and frustration. (Chapter 2)

4. The Seven Commandments are simplified in order to help the less intelligent animals learn and remember their core idea. (Chapter 3)

5. They install the gun as an artifact and decide to fire it ceremonially twice a year. (Chapter 4)

Chapters 5-7

Reading Check

1. Mollie the mare (Chapter 5)

2. “Napoleon is always right.” (Chapter 5)

3. Mr. Whymper (Chapter 6)

4. “No animal shall sleep in a bed.” (Chapter 6)