Reading- Animal Farm Flashcards

Terms Definitions
George Orwell
Mr. Frederick
Old Major
Lenin/Karl Marx
Mr. Jones
Czar Nicholas II
The Dogs
KBG- Secret Police
Horn and Hoof
Hammer and Sickle
Execution of animals
The Great Purges
Battle of Cowshed
The Russian Civil War
foolish girl horse, likes sugar, and ribbons. (self-concieted)
capable of getting his own way, other one of the dominant pigs
World War II
Animal Farm was written during the closing days of this war.
Why was comrade Napoleon dying?
Napoleon had apparently too much whiskey.
How did Squealer justify Napoleon's take over to the others?
Napoleon had taken on the extra responsibility for their sake. He didnt want to but he had to so the animals didnt make the wrong descisions.
What topic divided the animals? Which pig was for and which was against?
The windmill divided the animals. Napoleon was against and Snowball was for.
Squealer- He's telling animals to no longer sing "Beasts of England"
" Its no longer needed, comrade. Beasts of England was a song of the Rebellion. But the Rebellion is now completed."
Squealer- He is telling animals about how he was "with" Boxer on his deathbed, and that those were Boxer's last words too.
"...'Forward in the name of the Rebellion. Long live animal farm! Long live Comrade Napoleon! Napoleon is always right.' Those were his very last words, comrades."
Who did Napoleon blame for the windmill disaster?
He blamed Snowball. By using Snowball as a scapegoat Napoleon kept the blame from himself.
After they voted and decided rats were comrades, Major summarizes his points for the animals to remember, what were they?
They were the 7 commandments. (came from Animalism)
Boxer- He had thought that Snowball was a good soldier.
" Ah, this is different! If comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right."
What was the Battle of the Cowshed?
Jones and the other farmers came with sticks and guns to retake the farm. Snowball had planned for this event and the animals ran the people off the farm again.
Why was the singing of "Beasts fo England" banned?
Napoleon said that it was no longer needed because the rebellion was over, but it was really because it reminded the animals of the original idea of the rebellion.
How did Napoleon get rid of Snowball and gain full controll of the animals?
He had been securely raising the 9 puppies as a guard dogs for himself. The dogs ran Snowball off the farm.
Old Major- he was explaining the concept of animalism
" whatever goes upon 2 legs is an emeny. Whatever goes upon 4 legs or has wings is a friend. And remember when fighting against man, we must not come to resemble him. Even though 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 alchohol........
In what way had Napoleon set himself apart from the other animals?
He had titles like Oue Leader, Comrade Napoleon, etc. He lived in seperate quarters, wasnt seen in public often, had guards to protect him, and had ceremonies for his b-day.
Why did the pigs get the job of teaching and organizing?
Because they can read and write, and they are the smartest of the animals.
What is "Beasts of England", and for what does it stand?
Its a song, it stands for hopes and dreams of animals having a better life.
For what purpose did Napoleon have the animals trading?
He said he wanted to get money to get items the animals needed.
Squealer- Why the pigs get to keep the extra apples and milk
"It is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples"
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