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Animal Farm Chapter 3 Questions and Answers
1. What work did the pigs do? � The pigs supervised the work. They did no actual work.
2. Why was this the most successful harvest ever? � There was no wastage and no animal stole anything.
3. Why did all the animals admire Boxer so much? � Boxer did the work of three horses. � It seemed the entire work of the farm rested on his shoulders. � He was always on the spot where the work was the hardest. � He started working half an hour earlier than the rest. � His motto was “I will work harder”
4. How did the attitude of the animals change towards the work, the farm and each other? � Nobody stole, nobody grumbled, the quarrelling and biting and jealousy which had been normal features of life in the old days had almost disappeared. � Nobody shirked their work.
5. Three animals did not share the same attitude as the rest: Mollie, the Cat and Benjamin. How did they act? � Mollie: She did not get up early in the morning and had to leave work early because there was always a stone in her hoof. � Cat: when there was work to be done the cat disappeared. She re-appeared at mealtimes. � Benjamin: He seemed unchanged. He did his work in the same, slow obstinate way as before. He never volunteered for extra work.
6. What was the ritual on Sundays? � No work. � Breakfast an hour later than usual. � Hoisting of the flag. � General assembly in barn where the coming week was planned and resolutions put forward. � Ended with singing of Beasts of England.
7. Explain the symbols used on the flag Snowball designed. � Green: green fields of England � Hoof & horn: Future republic of Animals
8. What was the general proceeding at meetings and what did the animals note. � Resolutions were put forward � Snowball and Napoleon was never in agreement � Only pigs put forward resolutions � The animals only voted
9. What was the harness room used for? � Headquarters for the pigs. � In the evenings they study blacksmithing, carpentering, and other necessary arts from books which they have brought from the farmhouse.
10. What did Snowball keep himself busy with? � He organized the animals into several committees. � The Egg production committee � The Clean Tails League � The Wild Comrades Re-Education Committee � The Whiter Wool movement
11. Why was it difficult to teach all the animals to read and write? � Some animals could just not remember any letters of the alphabet.
12. Which maxim was taught to the sheep and why? � Four legs good, two legs bad. � The sheep could not learn the alphabet and could not memorize the seven commandments.
13. How did Napoleon feel about education? � The education of the young was more important than anything that could be done for those that were already grown.
14. Napoleon took away Jessie’s puppies, what did Stalin do? � He took five-year-old children away from their parents.
15. What happened to the milk? � The pigs used it for themselves.
16. What was the order concerning the windfalls? � The pigs could get it and all the apples as well because they need it to keep them clever.
17. How did Squealer explain the situation to the animals? � The pigs are brainworkers. They need apples and milk to help them run the farm. They don’t even like apples and milk but they eat it for the sake of the animals and the farm. If they did not do it Jones would come back.
18. Why did the pigs need to stay healthy? � If they did not, Jones would come back.
19. Why did the animals decide the whole apple harvest should go to the pigs? � They were afraid that Jones would come back if the pigs did not get enough apples.
20. Explain how Squealer makes use of fear to convince the animals of something. � He makes them afraid of Jones’ return to convince them the pigs need the apples.