Chapters 1 - 3
1. Identify Old Major, Boxer, Clover, Benjamin and Mollie.
* Old Major was an old pig highly regarded by the other animals. He began the whole idea of the revolution. * Boxer was a huge, strong horse, not very smart but of good character. Clover was a motherly, middle-aged mare. * Benjamin was a donkey, the oldest animal on the farm. He was skeptical, cynical, and never laughed. Also, he was friends with Boxer. * Mollie was a "foolish, pretty white mare" who liked sugar and pretty ribbons.
2. For what purpose did Major call the meeting of the animals? He wanted to tell them about his vision of a happier time for animals, a time when the animals can live together and have a much better life without Man.
3. After they vote and decide rats are comrades, Major summarizes his points for the animals to remember. What are they? "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. And remember also that in fighting against Man, we must not come to resemble him. Even when you have conquered him, do not adopt his vices. No animal must ever live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade. All the habits of Man are evil. And above all, no animal must ever tyrannize over his own kind. Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal."
4. What is "Beasts of England"? For what does it stand?
"Beasts of England" is the song of the revolution. It stands for the hopes and dreams of the animals for having a better life.
5. Why did the pigs get the job of teaching and organizing?
They were "generally recognized as being the cleverest of animals."
6. Identify Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer and Moses.
Snowball and Napoleon were two of the more prominent pigs. Napoleon was "not much of a talker but had a reputation for getting his own way."...
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