Anthropomorphized Animals: Meaning & Concept


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What's the main reason why a writer would anthropomorphize an animal?

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1. Which renowned author wrote the satire 'Animal Farm'?

2. What's a beast fable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gauge your understanding of the use of anthropomorphized animals in literature. Topics you'll need to know about to pass the quiz include why a writer would anthropomorphize an animal, famous examples in adult literature, and anthropomorphism in storytelling.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Reasons for anthropomorphizing animals
  • The satire Animal Farm
  • The definition of a beast fable

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on anthropomorphized animals in literature
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of anthropomorphism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of anthropomorphism in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding famous books and writings that feature anthropomorphized animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about giving animals human characteristics, review the corresponding lesson on Anthropomorphized Animals in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the literary device of anthropomorphism
  • Understand why we anthropomorphize
  • Examine famous examples of anthropomorphism in literature