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Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm: Symbolism & Analysis

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In Animal Farm, what real life event was the Battle of the Cowshed based on?

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1. In Animal Farm, which of these historical figures was most like Snowball?

2. In Animal Farm, which historical figure was Napoleon based on?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Battle of the Cowshed is an allegorical representation of an important event in the history of the Soviet Union. Use these quiz questions to check your understanding of the ways in which Orwell's fictional battle is like this important event.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive practice questions will test you on:

  • The real-life event the Battle of the Cowshed if based on
  • Historical figures that Snowball and Napoleon are based on
  • The dominant group of Communists in Russia
  • Who owned Manor Farm

Skills Practiced

You'll be tested on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Animal Farm to answer questions about the Battle of the Cowshed
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Battle of the Cowshed from Animal Farm
  • Making connections - identify the real-life historical figures that Orwell based his characters on

Additional Learning

To learn more about this battle, read the accompanying lesson, Battle of the Cowshed in Animal Farm: Symbolism & Analysis. The lesson covers the following learning objectives:

  • Understand what an allegory is
  • Name important historical figures from the real-life battle the Battle of the Cowshed is an allegory for
  • Learn about the legacy of these real-life and fictional conflicts
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