Animal Farm Windmill: Symbolism & Analysis


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Which leader in Animal Farm suggests building a windmill?

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1. Why is Snowball exiled in Animal Farm?

2. Who do Napoleon's dogs symbolize in Animal Farm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does the windmill in George Orwell's novel Animal Farm symbolize and what events and characters are tied to this structure? This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you assess your knowledge and to identify where you might need further study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will answer questions regarding:

  • The leader that urges the building of the windmill
  • The reason for Snowball being exiled from the farm
  • Who Napoleon's dogs symbolize
  • Who Napoleon blames for subsequent failures in building the windmill
  • The results following the completion of the windmill

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the role of the windmill in Animal Farm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symbolism of the dogs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the names of specific characters and how they relate to the building of the windmill

Additional Learning

You can get more information when you use the lesson titled Animal Farm Windmill: Symbolism & Analysis. You'll learn:

  • The source of tension between two of the leaders in Animal Farm
  • What transpires between these two characters as the animals decide about the windmill
  • Which real-life figures and events are represented by these fictitious characters and events connected to the windmill