Lord Of The Flies Comprehension Test

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This test provides a summary test for the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This test contains 25 questions, and has no time limit. Choose the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

  
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  • 1. 
    In the beginning of the book, a ______ was found that was later used to summon the littluns.
    • A. 

      Blow horn

    • B. 

      Conch shell

    • C. 

      Ceramic bottle

    • D. 

      Model ship with a noisy sail


  • 2. 
    At the beginning of the novel, Jack appears to be the leader/ruler of _____.
    • A. 

      A flock of birds

    • B. 

      A ring of snakes

    • C. 

      A group of girls

    • D. 

      A choir of boys


  • 3. 
    What was the first meal that the boys had on the island?
    • A. 

      Fruit from the trees

    • B. 

      A pig roasted on a fire

    • C. 

      Strange mulberries found in an overgrown bush

    • D. 

      Lettuce leaves


  • 4. 
    Which of the following is one of the rules that Ralph established in the beginning of the novel? Why was this rule made?
    • A. 

      The only way someone may speak is if they are holding the conch; to establish order

    • B. 

      The only people who may start fires are Jack and Simon; to keep from harming the littluns

    • C. 

      The fire is to be kept on the beach and made by Piggy's glasses; The fire should be close by and made orderly so as not to get out of control

    • D. 

      No littluns may leave the camp fire after 7:00; to protect the littluns and make them feel safe


  • 5. 
    _____ says that shelters, not fires, are the most important things that need to be made.
    • A. 

      Samneric

    • B. 

      Piggy

    • C. 

      Roger

    • D. 

      All the boys except Jack


  • 6. 
    In the novel, Ralph most frequently shows  _____.
    • A. 

      The most intelligence of any of the boys on the island

    • B. 

      Moral responsibility, common sense, and kindness

    • C. 

      The violent, sociopathic tendencies of murderers

    • D. 

      A hatred of the world for its horrible condition


  • 7. 
    In the novel, Piggy most frequently shows _____.
    • A. 

      Vast knowledge, intelligence, and wisdom

    • B. 

      Poor planning, cruelty, and impulsive actions

    • C. 

      Anger and short-tempered behavior

    • D. 

      Elitist mentality and pompous behavior


  • 8. 
    How does the boy with the mulberry-colored birthmark die?
    • A. 

      He is crushed by a rock that is pushed by Roger, which also destroys the conch shell

    • B. 

      He suffocates after opening his mouth in water

    • C. 

      He is killed by a fire that gets out of control

    • D. 

      While helping Ralph, he falls off Castle Rock


  • 9. 
    Near the end of the novel, Ralph decides not to sleep by himself in an empty shelter. When he makes this decision, where does he go to seep?
    • A. 

      Castle Rock

    • B. 

      The Beach

    • C. 

      One of the huts that were made

    • D. 

      The underwater shelter made from rocks and seaweed


  • 10. 
    How many shelters are made in total?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four


  • 11. 
    Ralph and Jack both want fire for different reasons. Ralph wants fire because _______.
    • A. 

      It will signal for help and it symbolizes hope

    • B. 

      Fire causes smoke, which causes less fumigation of the island

    • C. 

      Fire is one of Ralph's secret obsessions

    • D. 

      Ralph desires the ability to cook food via the use of fire


  • 12. 
    What is Simon's nickname for the plants of the forest?
    • A. 

      Relic weeds

    • B. 

      Candle buds

    • C. 

      Violet sprouts

    • D. 

      Still lives


  • 13. 
    Roger kicks over several sand castles and throws rocks at _______.
    • A. 

      Some fish

    • B. 

      Some birds

    • C. 

      Henry

    • D. 

      Jack


  • 14. 
    When Jack and Ralph go to the mountaintop to see the beast, Jack _______.
    • A. 

      Is petrified with fear

    • B. 

      Slays the beast

    • C. 

      Hides behind a bush until the beast flies into the air and makes a horrible cry

    • D. 

      Realizes that the beast is nothing more than a casualty of war


  • 15. 
    Which character is the first to be introduced in the novel?

  • 16. 
    _____ tries to speak by grabbing the conch shell rght before the conch shell is destroyed.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was not killed by (or as a result of) Jack's actions?
    • A. 

      A sow that was nursing her piglets

    • B. 

      The Lord of the Flies

    • C. 

      Simon

    • D. 

      Ralph


  • 18. 
    Why was the severed sow's head (and the title of the book) called the Lord of the Flies?
    • A. 

      Literally, the pig was called this because flies swarmed around its head. However, symbolically, it was used to symbolize Satan, whose nickname is Lord of the Flies.

    • B. 

      Simon was smelly, and attracted flies to himself and to the pigs head, thus garnering the name.

    • C. 

      The term refers theologically to the angels, who represent the humanity and beauty of the island.

    • D. 

      The pig represented two of Jack's desires: to murder, and to play with bugs. This shows the fulfillment of Jack's longing, and thus, his happiness.


  • 19. 
    The conch was destroyed with  a _________.

  • 20. 
    How was the Lord of the Flies killed?
    • A. 

      It was roasted

    • B. 

      A knife was used to kill it

    • C. 

      It died in the fire

    • D. 

      It was crushed by a rock


  • 21. 
    Who is Samneric?
    • A. 

      A set of twins who speak in nearly perfect unison

    • B. 

      A littlun who ends up betraying Jack at the end of the novel

    • C. 

      A friend of Simon who is eventually killed by a fire that gets out of control

    • D. 

      A child who has been on the island for over twenty-two days without food


  • 22. 
    Which of the following is a tactic employed by Jack in order to try to kill Ralph?
    • A. 

      The use of spies that told Jack everything that Ralph planned

    • B. 

      The use of camouflage that prevented Ralph from seeing Jack

    • C. 

      Jack stalked Ralph during the night when it was hard to see

    • D. 

      Jack used fire to try to smoke Ralph out of his hiding place


  • 23. 
    Who is Merridew?
    • A. 

      Samneric

    • B. 

      Henry

    • C. 

      Ralph

    • D. 

      Jack


  • 24. 
    How does Piggy die?
    • A. 

      Ralph kills him with a vine

    • B. 

      Roger kills him with a stone

    • C. 

      Jack kills him with a knife

    • D. 

      He dies when he and Ralph both try to use the conch shell at once


  • 25. 
    Which of the following characters frequently shows brute force and wavering loyalty?
    • A. 

      Ralph

    • B. 

      Roger

    • C. 

      Piggy

    • D. 

      Samneric


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