Animal Farm Study Guide Questions Chapter 7-10
Who do the humans believe is responsible for the destruction of the windmill?
They said it had fallen down because the walls were too thin.
Plans for keeping the second windmill from being destroyed.
They plan to build with thicker walls.
Hardships for the animals in this chapter.
They fall short of food and are always hungry.
Who never complained?
Boxer and Clover.
What does Napoleon hope to hide about the food storages?
He made use of Mr. Whymper to spread contrary impressions and he had selected animals to spread news that rations have been increased.
What is Mr. Whymper told about the food storages?
He was shown full bins of food in the shed.
What do the humans do when they hear of the windmill destruction?
They put out lies that the animals were dying of famine and disease and fighting among themselves.
Why are the chickens concerned?
Napoleon selling the eggs so that none will hatch, thus committing murder.
What do the chickens learn about the new rules for the eggs and their reaction?
They decide to lay their eggs in the barn rafters and watch then drop and crack.
How does Napoleon deal with the mutiny of the hens?
He ordered then hen’s rations stopped, and decreed that any animals giving so much as a grain of corn to a hen will be punished by death.
Result of the mutiny.
They lasted for five days and then returned to their nesting boxes with nine hens having died.
Where was Snowball all this time?
Possibly Pinchfield or Foxwood; it was unknown.
What happened to the lumber from the farm?
Napoleon couldn’t decide who to sell to, Fredrick or Pilkington.
What was discovered about Snowball?
He was visiting the farm at night, performing acts of mischief.
What was Snowball doing?
Stealing corn, upsetting milk pails, breaking eggs, trampling seedbeds, gnawing bark off of fruit trees.
What does Squealer say about Snowball?
That Snowball was really in league with Mr. Jones from the start to retake the farm.
How does Napoleon get the animals to believe the lies about Snowball?
His dogs attacked four pigs and made them confess to the connections between Snowball and Mr. Jones.
Who else confesses Snowball is a villain?
The chickens and the pigs.
Who was not so sure about the stories Squealer was telling about Snowball?
What happened to the hen, sheep, and goose?
They were all slain on the spot.
Boxer’s conclusion at the end of the meeting?
To work harder.
That this is not what they had aimed at when they set out to overthrow the human race.
What does Napoleon abolish?
The “Beast Of England” song.
How did the 6th commandment change?
It originally said, “No animal shall kill another animal,” but now it says, “No animal shall kill another animal without cause.”
Invented titles for Napoleon.
Leader and Comrade Napoleon.
Pig’s titles for Napoleon.
Father of All Animals, Terror of Mankind, Protector of the Sheep-Fold , Ducklings Friend.
What was running down Squealer’s cheeks when he spoke of Napoleon?
Tears from his eyes.
What did the chickens confess to?
That they could lay five eggs in six days.
What did the cows confess to?
That they can produce more milk.
What did Napoleon inscribe on the farm wall?
The 7 commandments and a picture of Napoleon with his medals.
Napoleon’s precautions for his safety?
Squealer and Boxer as food tasters and his dogs guarding his bed at night.
Latest information about Snowball.
That Snowball is said to be plotting with Fredrick to take over Animal Farm.
What was done with the woodpile?
He will sell it to Fredrick.
What deal was made with Fredrick?
He will exchange certain products between Animal Farm and Foxwood Farm.
How does Fredrick cheat Napoleon?
He gives him forged banknotes.
What happens in the Battles of the Windmill?
Mr. Fredrick attacks Animal Farm with 20 men and dynamites the windmill and the enraged animals attack the men and drive them away; some animals are killed and Boxer sustains injuries.
What were the stories about Fredrick’s treatment of his animals?
Flogged an old horse; starved his cows; killed a dog by throwing it into a burning furnace; made cocks fight with razors attached to their spurs.
Why does Squealer tell that Snowball poisoned Napoleon’s food?
Because he knows the Napoleon is drunk and will live, but it a way to further blame Snowball.
What does Muriel find out about the 5th commandment?
It has been changed to read, “No animal shall drink to excess.”
What is Boxer’s ambition after the windmill battle?
To see the windmill well under way before he reached the age of retirement.
Retirement age of horses.
Horses and pigs it is 12.
Lives of the animals after the destroyed windmill.
The winter was as cold as before; food was shorter; the rations were reduced.
How does Squealer convinced the animals their lives are better?
He produces statistics proving that, even with his “readjustment” the rations exceed those that they had under Jones.
Life now as opposed to under Jones?
They worked shorter hours; they had more food; the drinking water was better; they lived longer; the young ones survived infancy; had more straw in their stalls; suffered less from fleas.
Rules for the new pigs?
They were schooled by Napoleon; exercised in the garden; discouraged from playing with other animals; other animals must stand aside to let them pass; they could wear green ribbons on their tails on Sunday.
Describe a “Spontaneous Demonstration.”
At appointed time the animals would stop their work and march around the farm in military fashion, with the pigs leading, then the horses, then the cows, then the sheep, and then the poultry; the dogs flanked the procession an Napoleon marched at the head.
What do Boxer and Clover do in the demonstration?
They carried a banner with the caption “Long Live Comrade Napoleon”
Describe April on Animal Farm.
It was proclaimed a Republic with Napoleon as President.
New information from Squealer about Snowball.
Snowball had openly fought on Jones’ side in the Battle of the Cowshed shouting, “Long live the humans.”
Pigs reaction to return of Moses the raven?
They denounced his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain, but allowed him to stay.
What happens to Boxer?
He collapses while pushing stone for the windmill.
What will pigs do for Boxer?
They will take him to a human hospital.
What does Benjamin find out about Boxer?
He reads the side of the cart and realizes Boxer is being sent to a glue maker to be slaughtered. He says that Boxer has died and the doctors could not cure him; he died at the hospital praising the glories of Animal Farm.
After Boxer’s death, how does farm prosper?
It was better organized; enlarged by two fields; windmill completed; had thrashing machine and hay elevator; new buildings.
Pigs’ work now?
They are able to lay about and just supervise the other animals to work.
What happens to Mr. Jones?
He died from an excess of drinking.
New slogan learned by sheep and why?
“Four legs good, two legs better.” Squealer and Napoleon are walking on two legs.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
What happens after Squealer and Napoleon walk on two legs?
Squealer and Napoleon are the only animals that began wearing human clothes, reading magazines, and use the telephone.
What is the agreement between Pilkington and Napoleon?
They have the same problem with their workers, “If you have your lower animals to contend with, we have our lower classes!”
What does Pilkington observe?
Napoleon has the animals work harder on less food than any other group of farm animals.
What are Napoleon’s changes after meeting with the humans?
The animals will not have to call one another “Comrade” or pay homeage to Old Major, not salute the flag, and name of Animal Farm is now Manor Farm once again.
What occurs between Napoleon and Pilkington?
While playing cards, they accuse one another of cheating and fighting begins.
What is seen as animals peer through the window?
They cant distinguish between humans and animals any longer.