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Farmyard Talks and Tactics
"A quiz about dialogue and tactics used in George Orwell's "Animal Farm". Enjoy!"
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Many years ago, American rhetoric Martin Luther King, Jr made his famous 'I have a dream' speech.
Which farmyard animal also claimed to have had a dream before the rebellion started?
Old Major was quite a character before his death. Which of the following facts about Old Major is INCORRECT?
He had over 400 children
Though he was called Old Major, his name was displayed as Willingdon Beauty
He was a 12 year old majestic looking Middle White boar
He had a horrible death
After three months of studies in reading and writing, the pigs were able to reduce what they called "The Principles of Animalism" to seven commandments.
Which of the following was NOT one of the ORIGINAL seven commandments?
No animal shall kill another animal
No animal shall wear clothes
No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets
No animal shall drink alcohol
Initially, sharing the principles of Animalism was met with some resistance. Here's a dialogue between two animals:
Animal #1: "Shall I still be allowed to wear ribbons in my mane?"
Animal #2: "Comrade, those ribbons that you are so devoted to are the badge of slavery."
Which two animals are having this dialogue?
Mollie and Snowball
Mollie and Napoleon
Muriel and Napoleon
Clover and Snowball
While some of the animals were hard working, a few were lazy. Well seated among the latter group was Moses, the tame raven. Moses informed the animals that there was a special place called 'Sugar Candy Mountain' where animals go when they die.
The following statements about Sugar Candy Mountain are true EXCEPT:
Lumps of sugar and linseed cake grew on the hedges
On Sugar Candy Mountain, it was Sunday seven days a week
It was situated here on Earth, only a few miles from animal farm
Clover was in season all year
The tactic of one particular animal was to disappear for hours when there was work to be done and reappear at meal times. Which of these animals did this?
One animal remained unchanged by the rebellion. While he didn't shirk from work as the custom of some was, he never volunteered to do anything extra. He was the oldest animal on the farm. Which animal was this?
Snowball organized the animals into several committees. Which of the following was not one of these committees?
The Egg Production Committee
The Wild Comrades' Re-education Committee
The Clean Tails League
The Homeless Comrades Committee
In addition to forming committees for the smooth running of the operations on the farm, there was also a drive to promote literacy.
Which animal refused to learn more than the letters that spelt her name?
The less literate animals on the farm couldn't recall more than the letter A in the alphabet, let alone remember the seven commandments. Snowball taught them a maxim which he claimed embodied the seven commandments. What was it?
Two legs enemies, four legs friend
Two legs good, four legs bad
Four legs good, two legs bad
Four legs good, two legs better
Who was responsible for spreading rumors that the animals on Animal Farm were rapidly starving to death, practicing cannibalism and torturing each other with red-hot horseshoes?
Mr Jones' men
Frederick and Pilkington
The pigs kept the cow's milk and apples for themselves instead of sharing equally. This blatant disregard for equality caused some murmuring. Which pig started his address to the murmurers with these words?
"Comrades!, you don't imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples...."
None of the above
During Napoleon's rule, he decided that the hens' eggs had to be sold to pay for grain and meal. The hens staged a rebellion. What did they do to prevent the marketing of their eggs?
Secretly gave their eggs to the dogs in exchange for protection from Napoleons' wrath
Flew up in the rafters and laid their eggs there so that they smashed on the ground
They burried their eggs in the sand
They simply refused to lay any eggs for five straight days
Mr. Jones and others attempted to re-claim the farm but the animals fought bravely and prevailed. All of the humans fled, save one which was left lying face down in the mud. Which animals are having this dialogue about the lad?
Animal #1: "He's dead, I had no intention of doing that...who would believe that I did not do this on purpose?"
Animal #2: "No sentimentality, comrade! War is war, The only good human being is a dead one."
Boxer and Snowball
Benjamin and Snowball
Boxer and Napoleon
Benjamin and Napoleon
There came a time when food was indeed scarce on the farm. The animals didn't want this information to become public. Whom did they use to convey to the outside world that there was enough food on the farm?
(one name with 7 letters)
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