Presentation on theme: "Animal Farm Chapter VII (7). 1. Why did the hard frost cause difficulties for the animals? The ground was frozen and the quarry was full of snow so nothing."— Presentation transcript:
1. Why did the hard frost cause difficulties for the animals? The ground was frozen and the quarry was full of snow so nothing could be done.
2. Why were the animals so motivated to finish the windmill? They knew the outside world was watching them and that the envious human beings would rejoice and triumph if the mill was not finished on time.
3. Why were they worried about the humans when it was Snowball who destroyed the windmill? The humans said the windmill’s walls were too thin. They hoped the humans were wrong and Napoleon right.
4. Why did the humans say the windmill fell over? The walls were too thin.
5. What inspired the animals the most to keep on working in the cold? Boxer’s strength and his never-failing cry of “I will work harder”.
6. What problems did they experience with their food? The corn ration was reduced drastically. The potato crop was frosted, only a few were edible. The animals had nothing to eat but chaff and mangels. Mangels: a large yellow variety of beet Grown for animals to eat
7a Why was it important for Napoleon not to show the outside world they were starving? B. How did he prevent them from knowing? a.The humans spread rumours of cannibalism, infanticide, famine and disease. a.It could result in an attack on Animal Farm. b.He used Mr Whymper to spread contrary stories. b.Animals were told to talk within hearing distance about how much they had to eat. b.They filled up empty containers with sand and filled it up with corn so it could look full.
8. Why do you think did Napoleon spend most of his time in the farmhouse? He was afraid of assassination. He was worried.
9. Why did the hens protest against giving their eggs? They said taking the eggs would be murder.
10. How did the hens rebel against giving their eggs? They flew up to the rafters of the shed, lay their eggs so that it smashed to pieces on the floor.
11. What prevented Napoleon from making a deal with Foxwood and Pinchfield about the wood? If Snowball was hiding at Pinchfield, Napoleon turned to Foxwood. Snowball would then be at Foxwood and Napoleon would turn to Pinchfield. He never had sufficient time to close the deal.
12. What other alarming news was discovered about Snowball? What did Snowball do? Snowball was visiting the farm at night. He stole corn Upset milk pails Broke the eggs Gnawed bark off the fruit trees.
13. What do you think is the reason for everything going wrong on Animal Farm? Simple negligence and the animals are hungry.
14. What announcement did Squealer make about Snowball after Napoleon had investigated the farm? Snowball was in League with Jones from the very start.
15. What false information about Napoleon’s part in the Battle of the Cowshed is given? Napoleon shouted “Death to humanity” and bit Jones on the leg.
16. How did Squealer convince Boxer that the stories about Snowball were all true? Boxer believes everything Napoleon says so Squealer said “Napoleon stated categorically that Snowball was in league with Jones from the beginning.”
17. What final warning did Squealer give the animals? Some of Snowball’s agents were lurking among them.
18. Why did Napoleon order the dogs to attack the four pigs and Boxer? Napoleon wants to get rid of everybody who ever complained. Napoleon did not tolerate any opposition.
19. Try to describe the emotional state of the animals after the massacre ordered by Napoleon. The animals were shaken and miserable. They did not know which was more shocking – the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball, or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed.
20. Why was the scene they have witnessed far more terrible than the slaughtering they have witnessed in the time of Jones? It was far worse now because they were killed by their own kind. Since Jones had left the farm, no animal had killed another animal.
21. Why did the cat disappear just before Napoleon began to speak? The cat may have suspected that something was wrong.
22. What did Boxer think was the cause of the problem and how should they solve the problem? He said it must be due to a fault of themselves and his solution was to work harder.
23. What is ironic about the view they have on the farm? The view of the farm is very peaceful. It forms a contrast with the bloody massacre that just occurred on the farm.
24. What is the picture that Clover had of the farm and why was this situation they were in a disillusionment? This was not what they had aimed at when they had set themselves years ago to work for the overthrow of the human race. These scenes of terror and slaughter were not what they had looked forward to on that night when old Major first stirred them to rebellion. If she herself had any picture of the future it had been of a society of animals set free from hunger and the whip, all equal, each working according to his capacity, the strong protecting the weak.
25. Why was Clover still thinking they were better off than in the time of the humans? The farm belonged to them and they were working for themselves. She was convinced the humans would have treated her worse than now.
26. Why did Napoleon abolish the singing of Beasts of England? It is no longer needed. “Beasts of England” was the song of the Rebellion. But the rebellion was now completed. The execution of the traitors that afternoon was the final act. The enemy both external and internal has been defeated. In “Beasts of England” they expressed their longing for a better society in days to come, and that day arrived.
27. What was the new song they had to sing and what is the reason for the new song? Animal Farm, Animal Farm, never through me shalt though come to harm. Napoleon wanted to remind the animals that anybody plotting anything against him will be killed.