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Animal Farm

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Intelligence & Animalism

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Which of the following answer choices best summarizes the passage below with regard to the theme of intelligence?

It was also found that the more stupid animals, such as the sheep, hens and ducks, were unable to learn the Seven Commandments by heart. After much thought Snowball declared that the Seven Commandments could in effect be reduced to a single maxim, namely: 'Four legs good, two legs bad.' This, he said, contained the essential principle of Animalism.

A

This quotation illustrates that some animals are much less intelligent than others, which proves that Animalism's notion of equality is inherently incorrect.

B

This quotation shows how the lack of intellect of some of the animals prompted Snowball to condense the Seven Commandments into a simple, six-word phrase.

C

This quotation reveals the superior intelligence of Snowball, as he is the only one capable of coming up with such a creative solution to this problem.

D

This quotation describes the invention of the "four legs good, two legs bad" slogan and its spread throughout Animal Farm.

E

This quotation highlights the power of persuasion made possible through short, catchy statements that can be repeated and passed on easily.