Animal Farm - Reading Comprehension Questions (SET 2)
B. Old Major
Which character's dream serves as the impetus for the animals' rebellion?
Which animals become the leaders of the rebellion due to their higher intelligence?
A. Mr. Pilkington
B. Old Major
C. Mr. Jones
D. Mr. Henry
Who is the original owner of Manor Farm?
Which animal is characterized as "vain" in her affinity for ribbons?
A. The setting for the dramatic story Mollie tells to the lambs
B. The mountain visible from Animal Farm's horizon
C. The concept of "animal heaven" that is spread by the raven, Moses
D. The name of lullaby that Napoleon forces the pigeons to memorize
What is Sugarcandy Mountain?
A. 4 (A through D)
B. 6 (The number of letters in Napoleon's name)
D. All 26
How many letters is Boxer able to learn?
What is the name of the quasi-Marxist socialist philosophy advocated by Napoleon and Snowball?
E. A, B & C.
F. A, C & D
How can Mr. Jones be described?
A. A timid goat
B. A chatty raven
C. A cynical donkey
D. A frightened horse
Who is Benjamin?
A. Mr. Jones
Which character comes up with the idea to construct a windmill to increase the efficiency of the farm?
A. Mr. Jones
B. A sheep
C. A bird
In the Battle of Cowshed, who is killed during the attack?
B. Human beings
D. The government
Who does Old Major say is responsible for the animals’ condition?
A. The animals make fun of Old Major.
B. The animals ignore Old Major.
C. The animals respect Old Major.
D. The animals believe that Old Major is old and "out of touch."
How do the animals feel about Old Major?
A. Pay the electricity bills
B. Buy hay
C. Feed the animals
D. Treat the injured animals
What does Mr. Jones forget to do (an act that ultimately provokes the animals to rebel)?
A. The farmhouse where the Joneses lived
B. All things that remind them of the Jones' power
C. The feed
D. The stable
What do the animals destroy in the initial rebellion?
A. It takes him a long time to wake up.
B. He is a heavy sleeper.
C. He wants to do more work.
D. He has to make breakfast for the leaders.
Why did Boxer ask the cockerels to call him a half-hour earlier in the morning?
A. The Egg Production Committee
B. The Clean Tails League
C. Reading and Writing classes
D. The Whiter Wool Movement
Which of Snowball's programs/committees was the most successful?
A. On Napoleon's hat
B. On the side of the barn
C. On the farm's sign
D. On the new flag
Where can one find the pictures of a hoof and horn?
A. If the pigs aren’t healthy, Mr. Jones will come back.
B. If the animals don’t work hard, they will be hungry.
C. If the animals eat the milk and apples, they will get sick.
D. If the animals defy the pigs, they will be poisoned by the apples.
What does Squealer say to make the animals afraid when they notice the disappearing milk and apples?
A. Other animals’ rebelliousness
B. Other animals’ calmness
C. Other animals' indifference/apathy
D. Other animals' ignorance to the "Animal Farm" rebellion
What is the following demonstrative of?
“Bulls which had always been
tractable suddenly turned savage, sheep
broke down hedges and devoured the
clover, cows kicked the pails over, hunters
refused their fences and shot their riders
on to the other side. Above all, the tune
and even the words of 'Beasts of England'
were known everywhere.”
A. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
B. No animal shall wear clothes.
C. No animal shall kill any human.
D. All animals are equal.
Which of the following is not part of the Seven Commandments (as detailed in Chapter 2)?
A. To poison the animals.
B. To keep the food dry by keeping it off of the cold wet ground.
C. To fool Mr. Whymper, and the rest of the humans, into thinking Animal Farm was doing well.
D. None of the above.
Why did Napoleon order bins to be filled with sand and covered with grain and seed?
A. Encourages the animals to be afraid.
B. Encourages individual freedom.
C. Suggests that the animals should be prepared to die defending Animal Farm.
D. "Beasts of England" is not replaced.
"Beasts of England" is replaced by a short song that does not praise obedience and duty. What does it do?
A. “I felt like it."
B. “They helped Snowball to hurt Animal Farm.”
C. “I didn’t kill any animals.”
D. "They reminded me of those with two legs."
If Napoleon was asked what cause he had to kill the animals in Chapter 8, he would most likely say:
A. Snowball poisoned him.
B. He was drunk the night before and now has a hangover.
C. He was wounded very badly by Frederick’s gun.
D. He fakes it to garner the animals' sympathy and loyalty.
What is the real reason that Napoleon thinks he is dying?
A. Pilkington will be happy to help Napoleon.
B. Napoleon must help Pilkington in return.
C. Napoleon deserves to be attacked.
D. Pilkington is joking with Napoleon about his predicament.
Napoleon asks Pilkington for help fight Frederick. Frederick responds with, “Serves you right.” In this context, “Serves you right” probably means:
A. As a place for them to retire to when they are old.
B. As a place to have horse races.
C. As a place to build a second windmill.
D. As a place for them to engage in hard labor.
First, the orchard was promised to the animals. Later, only a small corner of the pasture was promised to them. For what was this piece of land promised?
Napoleon takes on the responsibility of educating which animals to later serve as his "guards"?
A. He copies it.
B. He urinates on it.
C. He orders Benjamin to ensure that it is preserved.
D. He burns it.
What does Napoleon do to the sketch of the windmill?
A. She was killed by Mr. Jones.
B. She betrayed Animal Farm and went to work for humans.
C. She began her own revolution.
D. She falls in love with Boxer and runs away with him.
What happens to Mollie in Chapter 5?