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Chapter 1 & 2 Animal Farm
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    Chapter 1 and 2 Test Prep for Animal Farm


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    Mrs. Dillon
  • What does "Ensconced" mean?
    establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place

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  • What does "Scullery" mean?
    a small kitchen or room at the back of a house used for washing dishes and other dirty household work.

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  • What does "Cynical" mean?
    concerned only with one's own interests

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  • What does "benevolent" mean?
    well meaning and kindly

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  • What does "comrades" mean?
    a companion who shares one's activities or is a fellow member of an organization.

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  • What does "vivacious" mean?
    attractively lively and animated

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  • What does "preeminent" mean?
    surpassing all others; very distinguished in some way

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  • What does "expounded" mean?
    present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail

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  • What does "capered" mean?
    skip or dance about in a lively or playful way

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  • What does "reproached" mean?
    address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment

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  • What does Old Major consider to be the source of all the animals troubles? Why?
    Man, because they are controlled by man and are not entitled to anything that actually belongs to them.

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  • What does Old Major propose that the animals do during his speech?
    Overthrow the human race.

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  • Old Major warns the animals that they must always be hostile to a man and never come to resemble man and his ways. what are man's ways, according to Old Major.
    Wearing clothes, drinking alcohol, sleeping in a bed, smoking tobacco, participating in trade.

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  • What must an animal never do to another animal?
    No animal may kill another animal.

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  • What happens immediately after Old Major has declared all animals were friends (Comrades)?
    They begin singing "Beasts of England"

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  • When does Old Major die?
    3 days after his speech

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  • Which clever group of animals begins teaching and organizing the others?
    The pigs

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  • What do they call this new system of thought based on Old Major's teachings?
    "Animalism"

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  • Why do the animals resist at first?
    The animals feel like no change will happen in their time, they don't see why they should start the rebellion if it was bound to happen anyways.

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  • Describe Mr. Jones's actions that led to the revolution.
    He treated the animals harshly, starved them, over worked them, etc.

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  • What do the animals do to break their link with man, especially Mr. Jones?
    The animals end up turning violent against the men because they are hungry and end up booting them out of the farm and locking them out.

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  • What do the animals decide that the farmhouse should be? Who is never to sleep there?
    The animals decide that the farmhouse will be a museum and that none of the animals will ever be aloud to sleep there.

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  • What becomes the new name for the farm?
    Animal Farm

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  • How had the pigs learned to read and write?
    They took a old spelling book that belonged to Mr. Jones' children out of the trash heap and used it to teach themselves to read and write.

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