Revision Quiz: Animal Farm

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1. What is the name of the farmer?

a. Jones

b. Boxer

c. Green

d. George

2. Which character seizes power by force?

a. Boxer

b. Napoleon

c. Farmer Jones

d. old Major?

3. What kind of animal is Boxer?

a. Horse

b. Pig

c. Sheep

d. Cow

4. When was Animal Farm first published?

a. 1959

b. 1918

c. 1945


5. Which poet didn't think it would be a success?

a. W.B Yates

b. T.S. Elliot

c. Thomas Hardy

d. Robert Graves

6. This novella is a .........?

a. Parable

b. Myth

c. Allegory

d. Fairy Tale

7. Which historical events does the novella reflect?

a. The second world war

b. The Russian revolution

c. The first world war

d. The American civil war

8. Which character calls for a secret meeting?

a. Old Major

b. The chicken

c. Snowball

d. Boxer

9. Which animal starts the rebellion?

a. A cow

b. A chicken

c. A dog

d. A cat

10. Which animals become bossy, cruel & greedy?

a. The cows

b.The geese

c. The horses

d. The pigs

11. Which character breaks the commandments first?

a. Snowball

b. Boxer

c. Napoleon

d. Old Major

12. Which character collapses from over work?

a. Boxer

b. Napoleon

c. Mr Jones

d. Snowball

13. What do the animals build?

a. A tower

b. A house

c. A windmill

d. A bed

14. Which group of animals start to carry whips?

a. The dogs

b. The chickens

c. The pigs

d. The sheep

15. Old Major finishes his speech with a ......?

a. Party

b. Song

c. Poem

d. Feast

16. Old Major is based on which 2 historical figures?

a. Marx & Engels

b. Stalin & Lenin

c. Marx & Lenin

d. Trotsky & Lenin

17. "Is it not clear, then, comrades, that all the ........ of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings?"

a. Joys

b. Problems

c. Profit

d. Evils

18. Which historical figure is Napoleon based on?

a. Stalin

b. Napoleon

c. Marx

d. Lenin

19. Which character is used by Napoleon as a scapegoat?

a. Mr Jones

b. Snowball

c. Boxer

d. old Major

20. Which historical figure does Snowball reflect?

a. Stalin

b. Lenin

c. Trotsky

d. Tolstoy

21. What type of character is Boxer?

a. A tragic hero

b. An anti hero

c. A willing hero

d. A loner hero

22. Which character tries to motivate the other animals to help him save Boxer?

a. The cow

b. Snowball

c. Squealer

d. Benjamin


  1. a

  2. b

  3. a

  4. c

  5. b

  6. c

  7. b

  8. a

  9. a

  10. d

  11. c

  12. a

  13. c

  14. c

  15. b

  16. c

  17. d

  18. a

  19. b

  20. c

  21. a

  22. d


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