Animal Farm Flag: Symbolism & Analysis


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In Animal Farm, what does the Animal Farm flag look like?

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1. In Animal Farm, what does Snowball tell the animals the green background of the flag symbolizes?

2. In Animal Farm, Snowball says the _____ on the flag represent the future Republic of Animals that will come after animals overthrow their masters.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are used to help you recognize the symbolism used by Orwell in his classic novella, Animal Farm. The practice questions will check your knowledge of the physical characteristics of and items appearing on the flag and what real-life flag Orwell is symbolizing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice assessments will test what you know about:

  • The description of the flag in Animal Farm
  • What the green in Animal Farm's flag symbolizes
  • What two items on the flag represent the future Republic of Animals
  • Which real-life flag the flag in Animal Farm is modeled after
  • The similarities between these two flags

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension _ - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what each element of the Animal Farm flag symbolizes
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of symbolism used to represent real-life objects, ideas and events
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what real-life flag and events are represented by the flag and events in Animal Farm

Additional Learning

The lesson called Animal Farm Flag: Symbolism & Analysis will help you understand this aspect of the novel and equip you with the information you need to:

  • Describe the physical characteristics of the Animal Farm flag and why it was adopted
  • Relate what Snowball, one of the characters in Animal Farm, says about the flag and what it represents
  • Detail what country, flag and events are symbolized by Orwell in his portrayal of the Animal Farm flag and animal rebellion