Animal Farm Chapters 1 & 2 Questions Flashcard Example #19539

In Chapter 1, How is Mr. Jones portrayed?
He is portrayed as a reckless alcoholic.
In Chapter 1, Why has Old Major called the meeting?
Major has called the meeting to tell about his dream and revolution and how bad humans are; he thinks he’ll die soon.
In Chapter 1, What is the political statement that emerges from Old Major’s dream?
Major says that all animals will rebel because all people are evil, man overworks the animals and doesn’t feed the animals. As long as the animals do work, people don’t care if the animals die.
In Chapter 1, What is Old Major’s warning to the animals?
He says to never treat another animal badly and that all animals must be equal.
In Chapter 1, What evil human habits does Old Major warn the animals about?
Major says the animals should never wear clothes, drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, sleep in a bed, etc. Clothing ruins a sense of equality.
In Chapter 1, What was the deeper meaning of Old Major’s description of the equality of animals?
Later named “Animalism”, it is pretty much the foundation of communism. All animals contribute according to talent and take only what they need.
In Chapter 1, Of what world does Old Major dream?
Major dreams of an earth without man.
In Chapter 1, Why does Orwell describe “Beasts of England” as “a stirring tune, something between “Clementine” and “La Cucuracha”?”
Those are catchy tunes and they remember the catchy tune faster. “Beasts of England” is like their national anthem.
In Chapter 1, Which animals learn the song quickly?
The pigs and the dogs learn the song quickly because they are the smartest.
In Chapter 1, How do the animals respond to the song?
The animals love the song and sing it over and over; the song arouses camaraderie and unity, and gives them motivation and purpose.
In Chapter 2, What happens to Old Major and what are the effects of his speech?
Old Major dies three days after he told of his dream, peacefully in his sleep. The book says that “Major’s speech had given to the more intelligent animals on the farm a completely new outlook on life.” So the more intelligent animals, but really all the animals, have more motivation to prepare for the upcoming Rebellion and have lots of secret meetings.
In Chapter 2, How do the other animals respond to the new philosophy?
The other animals are kind of scared. They have been under the direction and “care” of Farmer Jones all their lives and some of them think that without him they will starve. Others wonder why they are concerned with something that may not happen until they die. Some wonder “If this Rebellion is to happen anyway, what difference does it make whether we work for it or not?”
In Chapter 2, The pigs are recognized as the cleverest of all animals. What human traits are given to Snowball? Napoleon? Squealer?
Snowball- pride
Napoleon- he always demands things of people and believes in a communistic society, but he never pulls his weight (this means he never participates in the work)
Squealer- rhetoric, he is very persuasive
In Chapter 2, What is the pigs’ major contribution to the Rebellion?
The pigs hold meetings that contribute to the ideas of Animalism, and teach the other animals of the new philosophy.
In Chapter 2, What is the effect of Moses the Raven’s tale of Sugarcandy Mountain?
Some animals really believe in Moses’ story, and the pigs have to be very persuasive to convince them it isn’t true.
In Chapter 2, How does the Rebellion come about?
After Farmer Jones comes home drunk and passes out, forgetting to feed them, all the animals break into the storehouses. When Jones and his men come and start whipping the animals, the animals attack the farmers.
In Chapter 2, What’s the first thing the animals do to celebrate their victory?
They run around the farm to make sure there are no more humans anywhere on the property.
In Chapter 2, Why does Boxer discard his straw hat?
The hat was a mark of a human being; animals should not wear clothes.
In Chapter 2, On the first morning, the pigs reveal they’ve learned to read and write. How is this typical of their behavior?
They are kind of hypocritical. They always preach about how the humans are evil and they should be nothing like the humans, yet they always do things humans do.
In Chapter 2, How are the cows milked on the first morning and where does the milk go?
The pigs milk the cows after their udders were almost bursting. The cows hadn’t been milked in days, and they fill up five buckets. Then the animals go away, but when they come back, the milk is gone.

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