Why Was Animal Farm Banned?


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What is the main theme of George Orwell's Animal Farm?

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1. Animal Farm is an allegory of what historic event?

2. A story in which characters and situations represent other characters and situations is known a/an _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The publication of Animal Farm was controversial. This quiz will ask you about the reasons why publishers were hesitant to release the book, as well as what countries ended up banning the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Identify the book's main theme
  • Name the event that Animal Farm is an allegory of
  • Know what you call a story that has its characters and situations represent other characters and situations
  • Recall why Animal Farm was rejected by British publishers
  • Determine what George Orwell accused hesitant publishers of
  • Understand which countries immediately banned the book

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Animal Farm to answer questions about the hesitancy surrounding the book's publishing
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the countries that banned the book
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information on the related Animal Farm lesson

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, review the lesson called Why was Animal Farm Banned? The lesson will help you:

  • Summarize Animal Farm's plot
  • Learn how the United states responded to the book's publication
  • Understand why the novel was banned in 2002