Personification in Animal Farm


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What is personification?

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1. What is an allegory?

2. Which of these people does Old Major symbolize in Animal Farm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Animal Farm is a study in personification. Review what this literary technique is, how Orwell employs it in the novel and what personalities are depicted by working through this quiz/worksheet combination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will question you on:

  • The definition of personification
  • Who Napoleon represents
  • Which historical individual is represented by Old Major
  • What the dogs symbolize

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about what personification from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define allegory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what historical figures certain characters represent

Additional Learning

Read or view the lesson titled Personification in Animal Farm for additional information. The following objectives are covered:

  • Interpret Animal Farm as a metaphor for the beginnings of the U.S.S.R
  • Identify how Boxer the horse is used as an example of the oppressed working class
  • Explain how animalism's ideals become corrupted