Study Guide "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"



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Chapter 6

1. Why are the animals happy to work like slaves? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2. How does it compare to work under the humans? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3. Describe the current working conditions

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4. Describe Boxer’s commitment. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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5. List the shortages that the animals faced late in the summer. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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6. How would you solve these problems? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
7. How does Napoleon say he will solve these problems? Do they compromise the Animal Farm values? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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8. The animals begin to feel uneasy. What is the source of their uneasiness? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
9. What is Squealer’s main role here? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
10. How do the humans view the farm and its endeavors? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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11. What happens shortly after Napoleon makes an arrangement with Mr. Whymper? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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12. Describe the pigs’ life in the farmhouse.

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13. What has happened to the fourth commandment? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
14. How does Squealer justify this change? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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15. What other change is implemented? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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16. Who or what do you think is responsible for the destruction of the windmill? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
17. Why do you think Napoleon places the blame where he does? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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18. What effect does the destruction of the windmill have on the general population of animals? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Chapter 7

1. Describe the kind of pressure the animals are under in this chapter. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2. How do the animals feel emotionally and physically? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3. Why was it “vitally necessary to conceal this fact from the outside world”? (67) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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4. What are the humans doing and why? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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5. How and why does Napoleon use Mr. Whymper. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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6. What does Napoleon say? What is the truth? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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7. Why were the sheep chosen? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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“Napoleon rarely appeared in public,”(68)

8. What does this mean or suggest now? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


9. What news do the chickens receive?

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10. How do they react? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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11. How does Napoleon respond? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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12. Why was it given out that the hens died of coccidiosis? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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13. How many layers of lies are there? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
14. How do Pilkinton and Frederick manipulate Napoleon? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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15. Do you believe the rumor that Snowball was responsible for the problems? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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16. What effect does Napoleon sniffing out Snowball have on the animals? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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17. How might this help Napoleon’s cause?

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18. What is the most terrible thing that has been announced by Squealer? Do you believe him? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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19. Why is this being done?

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20. How do the animals react?

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21. Why does Squealer cast an ugly look at Boxer? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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22. Describe the scene of terror. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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23. Why are the pigs and Boxer attacked in public? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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24. What do you think is the intended effect? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
25. What can the display of violence be likened to? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
26. List the various confessions. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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28. What kind of leader has Napoleon become? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
29. What is the animals’ response? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
30. Analyze Boxer’s response. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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31. What does Clover express privately? Would the others agree?

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32. Why is “there … no thought of rebellion or disobedience in [Clover’s] mind”? (78) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

33. What does Napoleon ban? Why? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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34. What is Squealer’s explanation for this? Could there be another reason for this? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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35. How does the new song go against the best interests of the animals? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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