Animal Farm Chapter 7 Essay Questions

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Animal Farm Chapter VII Questions and Answers

George Orwell

Chapter VII Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. What “rumors” are spread about the windmill?
  2. How is the new windmill constructed differently?
  3. What happens when Mr. Whymper comes to visit?
  4. Why do the hens rebel?
  5. Why do the hens relent?
  6. What does Squealer announce about the Battle of Cowshed?
  7. What happens at the meeting in the yard?
  8. What happens when the dogs try to grab Boxer?
  9. What do the animals do after the meeting in the yard?
  10. Why does Squealer say “Beasts of England” has been outlawed?

Quiz Answers

  1. It is rumored that the windmill’s walls were too thin, which is why it was knocked over during the windstorm.
  2. The new windmill has walls that are three feet thick.
  3. Whenever Mr. Whymper comes to visit, the animals are instructed to loudly lie about ration increases, and the empty barrels of food are made to appear full.
  4. The hens rebel because Napoleon announces that he will be selling their eggs.
  5. The hens relent after Napoleon stops their rations and nine hens die.
  6. Squealer announces that Snowball was actually in league with Mr. Jones during the Battle of Cowshed.
  7. During the meeting, several animals come forward and confess to traitorous acts, for which they are then executed.
  8. When the dogs attack Boxer, he easily defends himself and pins one of them down until Napoleon tells him to release him.
  9. After the meeting in the yard, the animals huddle together and sadly sing “Beasts of England.”
  10. Squealer claims that “Beasts of England” is a revolutionary song that is no longer needed since the revolution is complete.

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Who do the humans believe is responsible for the destruction of the windmill?

They said it had fallen down because the walls were too thin.

Plans for keeping the second windmill from being destroyed.

They planned to build bigger walls.

Hardships for the animals in this chapter.

The fell short of food and were always hungry.

Who never complained?

Boxer and Clover.

What does Napoleon hope to hide about the food shortages?

He made use of Whymper to spread contrary impressions, and he had selected animals to spread news that the rations had been increase.

What is Mr. Whymper told about the food shortages?

He was shown full bins of food in the shed

What do the humans do when they hear of the windmill destruction?

They put out lies that the animals were dying of famine and disease and fighting among themselves?

Why are the chickens concerned?

Napoleon said he might have to sell the eggs so that none will hatch, thus commiting murder.

What do the chickens learn about the new rules for the eggs and their reaction?

They decide to lay their eggs in the barn rafters and watch them drop and crack.

How does Napoleon deal with the mutiny of the hens?

He orders that the hens rations be stopped and decreed that any animal gives so much as a grain of corn to a hen, that animal will be punished by death.

Result of the mutiny.

The hens held out for 5 days, then gave in with nine hens dead.

Where was Snowball all this time?

He could be on Pinchfield farm, or Foxwood Farm. It was unknown.

What happened to the lumber from the farm?

Napoleon couldn’t decide who to sell it to, Frederick or Pilkington.

What was discovered about Snowball?

He was visiting the farm at night, preforming acts of mischief.

What was Snowball doing?

Stealing corn, upsetting milk pails, breaking eggs, trampling seedbeds, gnawing bark off of fruit trees, and such.

What does Squealer say about Snowball?

that Snowball was really in league with Mr. Jones from the start to retake the farm.

How does Napoleon get the animals to believe the lies about Snowball?

His dogs attack four pigs and made them confess to the connections between Snowball and Mr. Jones.

Who else confesses Snowball is a villain?

The chickens and the pigs

Who was not so sure about the stories Squealer was telling about Snowball?

Boxer.

What happened to the hen, sheep, and goose?

They were all slain on the spot.

Boxer’s conclusion at the end of the meeting?

That the only way to solve the problem was to work harder.

Clover’s thoughts?

That this was not what they had aimed at when they set out to overthrow the human race.

What does Napoleon abolish?

The “Beasts of England” song.

How did the 6th commandment change?

It originally said “No animal shall kill any other animal, but now it says “No animal shall kill any other animal without cause”

Invented titles for Napoleon.

Leader and Comrade Napoleon

Pig’s titles for Napoleon.

Father of all Animals, Terror of Mankind, Protector of the Sheep-Fold, Ducklings Friend, and such.

What was running down Squealer’s cheeks when she spoke of Napoleon?

Tears from his eyes.

What did the chickens confess to?

That they could lay 5 eggs in 6 days.

What did the cows confess to?

That they could produce more milk.

What did Napoleon inscribe on the barn wall?

the 7 commandments and a picture of Napoleon with his medals.

Napoleon’s precautions for his safety.

A pig named Pinkeye tastes his food before he eats it for poison, and 4 dogs protect his bed at night.

Latest information about Snowball.

That Snowball is said to be plotting with Frederick to take over Animal Farm.

What was done with the woodpile?

Napoleon is planning to sell it to Frederick.

What deal was made with Frederick.

He will exchange certain products between Animal Farm, and Foxwood Farm.

How does Frederick cheat Napoleon.

He gives him forged banknotes.

What happens in the Battle of the Windmill?

Mr. Frederick attacks animal farm with 20 men, all with guns, and blows up the windmill to smithereens. The enrages animals attack the men and drive them away, some animals are killed, and Boxer sustains injuries.

What were the stories about Frederick’s treatment of his animals?

Flogged an old horse to death, starved his cows to death, killed a dog by throwing it into a furnace, and made chickens fight with razors attached to their spurs.

Why does Squealer tell that Snowball poisoned Napoleon’s food?

Because he knows that Napoleon is just drunk and he will live, but its a way to further blame Snowball.

What does Muriel find out about the 5th commandment?

It has been changed to “No animal shall drink to excess”.

What is Boxer’s ambition after the windmill battle?

To see the Windmill well under way before he reached the age of retirement.

Retirement age for horses.

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Lies of the animals after the destroyed windmill.

The writer was as cold as before; food was shorter, and the rations were reduced.

How does Squealer convince the animals their lives are better?

He produces statistics proving that, even with his “readjustment” the rations exceed those than the number of rations under Jones.

Life now as opposed to under Jones?

They worked shorter hours, they had more food, the drinking water was better, they lived longer , the young ones survived infancy, they had more straw in their stalls, and they suffered less from fleas.

Rules for the new pigs?

They were schooled by Napoleon, they exercised in the garden, they were discouraged from playing with the other animals, the other animals must stand aside to let them pass, ad that they could wear green ribbons on their tails on Sundays.

Describe a “Spontaneous Demonstration.”

At an appointed time the animals would stop their work, and march around the farm in a military fashion, with the pigs leading, then the horses, then the cows, then the sheep, then the poultry. The dogs flanked the back with Napoleon at the front.

What do Boxer and Clover do in the demonstration?

They carried a banner with the caption “Long Live Comrade Napoleon”.

Describe April on Animal Farm.

It was proclaimed a Republic with Napoleon as President.

New information from Squealer about Snowball.

Snowball had openly fought on Jones’ side in the Battle of the Cowshed shouting “Long Live Humanity!!!”

Pigs reaction to return of Moses the raven?

They denounce his stories about Sugar Candy Mountain, but allow him to stay.

What happens to Boxer?

He collapses while pulling stone for the Windmill.

What will the pigs do for Boxer?

They will take him to a human hospital.

What does Benjamin find out about Boxer?

He reads the side of the cart and realizes Boxer is being sent to a glue maker to be slaughtered.

After Boxer’s death, how does farm prosper?

The farm was better organized, it was enlarged by two fields, the windmill was completed, it now had a threshing machine and hay elevator, and the farm also contained new buildings.

Pigs’ work now?

They are abled to just lay around and just supervise the other animals working.

What happens to Mr. Jones?

He dies from excess drinking.

New slogan learned by sheep and why?

“Four legs good, two legs better”. The pigs are now able to walk on two legs.

New commandments?

They were replaced by one single Commandment. It reads “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others”.

What happens after Squealer and Napoleon walk on two legs?

The pigs begin wearing human clothes, reading magazines, and use telephone.

What is the agreement between Pilkington and Napoleon?

“You have your lower animals to contend with, and we have our lower classes to contend with.”

What does Pilkington observe?

Napoleon has the animals work harder on less food than on any other farm.

What are Napoleon’s changes after meeting with the humans?

The animals will no longer call one another “Comrade” or pay homage to Old Major, or salute the flag, and the name of Animal Farm is now Manor Farm, which was the farms original name.

What occurs between Napoleon and Pilkington?

While playing with cards, they accuse one another with cheating and a fight breaks out.

What is seen as animals peer through the window?

They can’t tell the difference between the humans and the animals anymore.

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