Animal Farm: Plot Summary Video


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'Animal Farm' by George Orwell is an example of which one of the following literary devices?

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1. Why and against whom did the animals on Manor Farm rebel?

2. What happened at the Battle of the Cowshed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Animal Farm Orwell uses a farm yard revolt staged by talking animals to satirize and critique the principles, leaders and tactics that fueled a major revolution. This lesson and quiz will help you understand Orwell's plot and characters and their historical significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions for this assessment on Animal Farm focus on the following aspects of the novel:

  • Historical figures represented in the novel
  • The role of humans in Animal Farm
  • Orwell's depiction of leadership
  • International references in the novel
  • Animals and their roles in government

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the information and insight you've gain on Animal Farm
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read a summary of Animal Farm and understand the subjects of Orwell's satire
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Animal Farm to explain Orwell's view of the ideas and principles of a specific country's government

Additional Learning

The lesson, Animal Farm: Plot Summary provides a detailed outline of the novel and will help you with the following goals:

  • Explain how Orwell portrays the principle of equality in Animal Farm
  • Trace how the animals evolve in the novel
  • Understand the significance of the pigs' similarities to humans at the end of the novel
  • Cite some of the historical events and people represented in the novel
  • Examine Orwell's use of allegory