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Animal Farm Chapter IX (2nd Half)

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  • Q1
    The animals' lives now, they reasoned, were hungry and laborious; was it not right and just that a better world should exist somewhere else? A thing that was difficult to determine was the attitude of the pigs towards Moses. They all declared contemptuously that his stories about Sugarcandy Mountain were lies, and yet they allowed him to remain on the farm, not working, with an allowance of a gill of beer a day.
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    The animals were living a great life and had no need for thinking of a place like Sugar Candy Moutnain
    Napoleon taught the animals all about Sugarcandy Mountain.
    Napoleon threw Moses off the farm.
    The animals wanted to believe In Sugarcandy Mountain.
  • Q2
    After his hoof had healed up, Boxer worked harder than ever. Indeed, all the animals worked like slaves that year. Apart from the regular work of the farm, and the rebuilding of the windmill, there was the schoolhouse for the young pigs, which was started in March. Sometimes the long hours on insufficient food were hard to bear, but Boxer never faltered.
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    Boxer never quit working even though he was hungry and weary.
    Most of the animals were lazy and didn't help with the work.
    Boxer got vacation time while his hoof healed.
    Life on the farm was like paradise with a new school and the new windmill.
  • Q3
    In nothing that he said or did was there any sign that his strength was not what it had been. It was only his appearance that was a little altered; his hide was less shiny than it had used to be, and his great haunches seemed to have shrunken. The others said, ‘Boxer will pick up when the spring grass comes on’; but the spring came and Boxer grew no fatter. Sometimes on the slope leading to the top of the quarry, when he braced his muscles against the weight of some vast boulder, it seemed that nothing kept him on his feet except the will to continue.
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    Boxer looked like the same strong horse that he always was.
    Boxer was getting older, and he was slowing down.
    Boxer got fatter in the spring.
    Boxer was getting older, but he continued to work as hard as ever.
  • Q4
    At such times his lips were seen to form the words, ‘I will work harder’; he had no voice left. Once again Clover and Benjamin warned him to take care of his health, but Boxer paid no attention. His twelfth birthday was approaching. He did not care what happened so long as a good store of stone was accumulated before he went on pension.
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    Boxer was only concerned with his pension and retirement.
    Boxer listened to the advice of Clover and Benjamin.
    Boxer didn't care how much stone was accumulated.
    Boxer's friends, Clover and Benjamin, advised Boxer not to work so hard, but Boxer didn't listen.
  • Q5
    Late one evening in the summer, a sudden rumour ran round the farm that something had happened to Boxer. He had gone out alone to drag a load of stone down to the windmill. And sure enough, the rumour was true. A few minutes later two pigeons came racing in with the news: ‘Boxer has fallen! He is lying on his side and can’t get up!’ About half the animals on the farm rushed out to the knoll where the windmill stood. There lay Boxer, between the shafts of the cart, his neck stretched out, unable even to raise his head. His eyes were glazed, his sides matted with sweat. A thin stream of blood had trickled out of his mouth. Clover dropped to her knees at his side.
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    The sheep brought the news that Boxer had fallen.
    Boxer was laying down on the job, napping and sunbathing instead of working.
    Boxer had collapsed from working so hard.
    One of the other animals had punched Boxer in the mouth.
  • Q6
    ‘Boxer!’ Clover cried, ‘how are you?’ ‘It is my lung,’ said Boxer in a weak voice. ‘It does not matter. I think you will be able to finish the windmill without me. There is a pretty good store of stone accumulated. I had only another month to go in any case. To tell you the truth, I had been looking forward to my retirement. And perhaps, as Benjamin is growing old too, they will let him retire at the same time and be a companion to me.’ ‘We must get help at once,’ said Clover. ‘Run, somebody, and tell Squealer what has happened.’
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    The animals ran for Napoleon to come and help Boxer.
    Boxer was looking forward to retiring with Benjamin.
    Boxer said the windmill didn't matter to him.
    Boxer wanted all the animals to feel sorry for him.
  • Q7
    All the other animals immediately raced back to the farmhouse to give Squealer the news. Only Clover remained, and Benjamin who lay down at Boxer’s side, and, without speaking, kept the flies off him with his long tail. After about a quarter of an hour Squealer appeared, full of sympathy and concern. He said that Comrade Napoleon had learned with the very deepest distress of this misfortune to one of the most loyal workers on the farm, and was already making arrangements to send Boxer to be treated in the hospital at Willingdon. The animals felt a little uneasy at this.
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    The animals who ran to the farmhouse didn't care about Boxer.
    From the passage, you can infer that Boxer was too weak to move his own tail to keep the flies off himself.
    Napoleon came himself to help Boxer.
    The animals were thankful that Boxer would be going to a hospital.
  • Q8
    Except for Mollie and Snowball, no other animal had ever left the farm, and they did not like to think of their sick comrade in the hands of human beings. However, Squealer easily convinced them that the veterinary surgeon in Willingdon could treat Boxer’s case more satisfactorily than could be done on the farm. And about half an hour later, when Boxer had somewhat recovered, he was with difficulty got on to his feet, and managed to limp back to his stall, where Clover and Benjamin had prepared a good bed of straw for him.
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    Based on your knowledge of Squealer, you can infer that Squealer never had any plan to sending Boxer to a surgeon.
    Based on your knowledge of Boxer's character, you can infer that Boxer was faking and just wanted the other animals to feel sorry for him and give him a break.
    Based on your knowledge of Animal Farm, you can infer that Napoleon made sure that all hard working animals were treated with respect and loving care.
    Based on the passage, you can infer that Clover and Benjamin cared very little for Boxer.
  • Q9
    For the next two days Boxer remained in his stall. The pigs had sent out a large bottle of pink medicine which they had found in the medicine chest in the bathroom, and Clover administered it to Boxer twice a day after meals. In the evenings she lay in his stall and talked to him, while Benjamin kept the flies off him. Boxer professed not to be sorry for what had happened. If he made a good recovery, he might expect to live another three years, and he looked forward to the peaceful days that he would spend in the corner of the big pasture. It would be the first time that he had had leisure to study and improve his mind. He intended, he said, to devote the rest of his life to learning the remaining twenty-two letters of the alphabet.
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    Boxer planned to make a good recovery and get back to work as soon as possible.
    Boxer knew he would never get well.
    Boxer was sorry he had nearly worked himself to death.
    Boxer had a positive attitude and was making plans to learn how to read during his retirement.
  • Q10
    However, Benjamin and Clover could only be with Boxer after working hours, and it was in the middle of the day when the van came to take him away. The animals were all at work weeding turnips under the supervision of a pig, when they were astonished to see Benjamin come galloping from the direction of the farm buildings, braying at the top of his voice. It was the first time that they had ever seen Benjamin excited — indeed, it was the first time that anyone had ever seen him gallop. ‘Quick, quick!’ he shouted. ‘Come at once! They’re taking Boxer away!’ Without waiting for orders from the pig, the animals broke off work and raced back to the farm buildings. Sure enough, there in the yard was a large closed van, drawn by two horses, with lettering on its side and a sly-looking man in a low-crowned bowler hat sitting on the driver’s seat. And Boxer’s stall was empty.
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    You can infer from this passage that Benjamin knew the van was not something good for Boxer.
    You can infer from this passage that the animals thought Boxer was excited about nothing.
    You can infer from this passage that the driver of the van was a kind man who would care lovingly for Boxer.
    You can infer from this passage that Benjamin and Clover didn't care enough about Boxer to stay with him all the time.
  • Q11
    The animals crowded round the van. ‘Good-bye, Boxer!’ they chorused, ‘good-bye! ’‘Fools! Fools!’ shouted Benjamin, prancing round them and stamping the earth with his small hoofs. ‘Fools! Do you not see what is written on the side of that van?’ That gave the animals pause, and there was a hush. Muriel began to spell out the words. But Benjamin pushed her aside and in the midst of a deadly silence he read: ‘Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willingdon. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal. Kennels Supplied.’ Do you not understand what that means? They are taking Boxer to the knacker’s!’
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    Based on this passage, you can infer that Benjamin wanted to make the other animals feel stupid because they couldn't read.
    Based on the passage, you can infer that the "knacker" was a good place for a horse to go.
    Based on this passage, you can infer that Boxer was the only one who understood what was happening to Boxer.
    Based on the passage, you can infer that Benjamin thought the animals were foolish for taking time to say goodbye to Boxer.
  • Q12
    A cry of horror burst from all the animals. At this moment the man on the box whipped up his horses and the van moved out of the yard at a smart trot. All the animals followed, crying out at the tops of their voices. Clover forced her way to the front. The van began to gather speed. Clover tried to stir her stout limbs to a gallop, and achieved a canter. ‘Boxer!’ she cried. ‘Boxer! Boxer! Boxer!’ And just at this moment, as though he had heard the uproar outside, Boxer’s face, with the white stripe down his nose, appeared at the small window at the back of the van.
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    Clover was trying to stop the van, so she could go with Boxer.
    Boxer knew that he was in danger.
    Clover was trying her best to save Boxer.
    None of the animals realized that Boxer was in danger.
  • Q13
    ‘Boxer!’ cried Clover in a terrible voice. ‘Boxer! Get out! Get out quickly! They’re taking you to your death!’ All the animals took up the cry of ‘Get out, Boxer, get out!’ But the van was already gathering speed and drawing away from them. It was uncertain whether Boxer had understood what Clover had said. But a moment later his face disappeared from the window and there was the sound of a tremendous drumming of hoofs inside the van. He was trying to kick his way out. The time had been when a few kicks from Boxer’s hoofs would have smashed the van to matchwood. But alas! his strength had left him; and in a few moments the sound of drumming hoofs grew fainter and died away
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    You can infer that Boxer most likely never understood where the van was taking him.
    You can infer that Boxer kicked his way out of the van.
    You can infer that Clover was the only animal that cared what happened to Boxer.
    You can infer that Boxer tried to kick his way out of the van.
  • Q14
    In desperation the animals began appealing to the two horses which drew the van to stop. ‘Comrades, comrades!’ they shouted. ‘Don’t take your own brother to his death!’ But the stupid brutes, too ignorant to realise what was happening, merely set back their ears and quickened their pace. Boxer’s face did not reappear at the window. Too late, someone thought of racing ahead and shutting the five-barred gate; but in another moment the van was through it and rapidly disappearing down the road. Boxer was never seen again
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    "In desperation," implies that the animals understood the terrible danger Boxer was in.
    Boxer most likely lived out his days in a horse's vacation resort.
    The horses pulling the cart tried their best to help Boxer.
    The animals were prepared for what happened to Boxer.
  • Q15
    Three days later it was announced that he had died in the hospital at Willingdon, in spite of receiving every attention a horse could have. Squealer came to announce the news to the others. He had, he said, been present during Boxer’s last hours. ‘It was the most affecting sight I have ever seen!’ said Squealer, lifting his trotter and wiping away a tear. ‘I was at his bedside at the very last. And at the end, almost too weak to speak, he whispered in my ear that his sole sorrow was to have passed on before the windmill was finished. ’Forward, comrades!’ he whispered. ’Forward in the name of the Rebellion. Long live Animal Farm! Long live Comrade Napoleon! Napoleon is always right.’ Those were his very last words, comrades.’
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    Based on what you can infer, Boxer's last words would have expressed great love for Napoleon.
    Based on what you know about Squealer, Squealer was there to comfort Boxer when Boxer died.
    Based on the passage, you can infer that Boxer died in the hospital after having received the best of care.
    Based on what you know about Squealer, everything he said was a lie.

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