Animal Farm and the Questions Underlying It

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1. Identify Old Major, Boxer, Clover, Benjamin and Mollie.
Old Major was an old pig. He began the whole idea of the revolution. Boxer was a huge and strong horse, not very smart but was nice. Clover the female horse she is Boxers faithful companion. Benjamin was a donkey, the oldest animal on the farm. He was skeptical, cynical, and never laughed. Mollie was foolish and liked sugar and ribbons. 2. For what purpose did Major call the meeting of the animals? He wanted to tell them about his dreams 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. 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 smartest of the farm.
6. Identify Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer and Moses.
Napoleon was not much of a talker but had a reputation for getting his own way. Snowball was quicker in his speech , but was not considered to have the same depth of character. Squealer was a good talker. Moses was a tame raven who told the animals about Sugarcandy Mountain. 7. What actually brought about the rebellion?

The animals were hungry and broke in to get food. When Jones tried to stop them, they didn’t listen. 8. What were the Seven Commandments?
1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.
9. Who gained leadership of the animals? Why?
The pigs gained leadership because they...
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