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Chpt. 8 - Lord of the Flies


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why does Jack call an assembly when the boys get back to the beach from seeing the beast? 

    • A.

      To check on all of the boys

    • B.

      To vote again on Ralph being chief

    • C.

      To come up with a plan to kill the beast

    • D.

      To tell all of the kids that they don't have to be scared of the beast

    Correct Answer
    B. To vote again on Ralph being chief
    Explanation
    Jack calls an assembly when the boys get back to the beach from seeing the beast to vote again on Ralph being chief.

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  • 2. 

    What does Jack do when the boys do not vote Ralph out as chief?

    • A.

      He calls another meeting to re-vote on Ralph being chief

    • B.

      He says he is sorry to Ralph for all the trouble he has caused.

    • C.

      He runs off into the forrest because he doesn’t want to be a part of Ralph’s lot

    • D.

      He tries to kill Ralph in front of everyone to show he is stronger

    Correct Answer
    C. He runs off into the forrest because he doesn’t want to be a part of Ralph’s lot
    Explanation
    After the boys do not vote Ralph out as chief, Jack, feeling rejected and resentful, decides to run off into the forest. This action suggests that he is unwilling to accept Ralph's leadership and wants to distance himself from Ralph and the group. By running away, Jack demonstrates his defiance and desire to form his own group separate from Ralph's.

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  • 3. 

    Since the boys are too scared to go back up the mountain and re-start the fire, what do they decide to do?

    • A.

      Give up hope and decide to live on the island the rest of their lives.

    • B.

      Piggy suggests to build a fire where they are at

    • C.

      Go look for Jack so he will go up the mountain and re-start the fire

    • D.

      Set the area where the plane crashed back on fire

    Correct Answer
    B. Piggy suggests to build a fire where they are at
    Explanation
    Piggy suggests building a fire where they are at because the boys are too scared to go back up the mountain and re-start the fire. This shows that Piggy is trying to find a practical solution to their problem and ensure their survival on the island.

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  • 4. 

    While Ralph and the other boys are building the fire, what do they notice?

    • A.

      Several boys have dissappeared, probably following after Jack to join him

    • B.

      The little kids are all swimming in the ocean

    • C.

      The conch has been stolen

    • D.

      A ship is approaching the island to save them

    Correct Answer
    A. Several boys have dissappeared, probably following after Jack to join him
    Explanation
    While Ralph and the other boys are building the fire, they notice that several boys have disappeared, which suggests that they have likely followed Jack to join him. This indicates a division among the group, with some boys choosing to align themselves with Jack and his savage ways rather than staying with Ralph and maintaining order and civilization on the island.

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  • 5. 

    How does Jack think he can win the other boys over to his side?

    • A.

      Offering them a feast of meat to show that he is a better leader than Ralph

    • B.

      By building a larger fire than Ralph can to get rescued

    • C.

      By threatening to hurt them if they don’t follow him

    • D.

      By swimming the farthest out to sea to show he is physicllt better than Ralph

    Correct Answer
    A. Offering them a feast of meat to show that he is a better leader than Ralph
    Explanation
    Jack thinks he can win the other boys over to his side by offering them a feast of meat. He believes that by providing food and demonstrating his ability to provide for the group, he can prove himself to be a better leader than Ralph.

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  • 6. 

    What does Jack do with the pig's head and why? 

    • A.

      He throws it into the sea for the beast

    • B.

      He sets it on fire as a torch to scare off the beast

    • C.

      He puts it in Piggy's hut to scare him

    • D.

      He puts it on a stick as an offering to the beast

    Correct Answer
    D. He puts it on a stick as an offering to the beast
    Explanation
    Jack puts the pig's head on a stick as an offering to the beast. This action is driven by Jack's belief in the existence of a beast on the island. He believes that offering the pig's head to the beast will appease it and prevent it from causing harm to the group. This demonstrates Jack's descent into savagery and his willingness to resort to violent and ritualistic actions in order to maintain control and power over the other boys.

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  • 7. 

    What is important about the Lord of the Flies saying "You knew didn't you? I'm part of you?" 

    • A.

      It showed that the beast was real and was plotting to kill them

    • B.

      It shows that Simon is understanding the dark nature of a man's heart

    • C.

      It showed that Simon was actually the beast and has split personalities

    • D.

      It showed the Simon was having a nervous breakdown and was really seeing Jack killing Piggy

    Correct Answer
    B. It shows that Simon is understanding the dark nature of a man's heart
    Explanation
    The Lord of the Flies saying "You knew didn't you? I'm part of you?" suggests that Simon has come to realize the inherent evil and darkness that exists within every individual. It implies that the beast is not an external entity, but rather a manifestation of the darkness within themselves. This realization signifies Simon's deep understanding of human nature and the potential for evil that lies within each person.

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  • 8. 

    During the assembly, how many voted that Ralph shouldn't be chief? 

    • A.

      All of the boys

    • B.

      None of the boys

    • C.

      Only the Hunters

    • D.

      Only Roger

    Correct Answer
    B. None of the boys
    Explanation
    None of the boys voted that Ralph shouldn't be chief. This means that all of the boys either voted for Ralph to be chief or did not vote against him. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the boys."

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  • 9. 

    What does the Lord of the Flies tell Simon he should do?

    • A.

      Go play with the other boys and give up on the signal fire

    • B.

      To make a boat and get off the island before he is killed

    • C.

      To go kill another pig and put it's head on another stick as an offering

    • D.

      To kill Ralph in his sleep and make Jack the new chief

    Correct Answer
    A. Go play with the other boys and give up on the signal fire
    Explanation
    The Lord of the Flies tells Simon that he should go play with the other boys and give up on the signal fire.

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  • 10. 

    What does Jack show by saying "I'm not going to play any longer. Not with you."  ?

    • A.

      That he is tired of playing hunter and chief and wants to play something else

    • B.

      That Ralph has upset him and they are no longer friends so he is going to be friends with Piggy now

    • C.

      That he thinks it is all fun and games and is in denial about the situation they are in

    • D.

      That he has realized he needs to grow up and take the situation seriously and work on shelters and the signal fire

    Correct Answer
    C. That he thinks it is all fun and games and is in denial about the situation they are in
    Explanation
    Jack's statement "I'm not going to play any longer. Not with you." suggests that he believes the situation they are in is all fun and games and is in denial about the seriousness of their circumstances. He is not willing to continue playing the roles of hunter and chief, indicating that he does not understand the gravity of their situation and the need for shelter and a signal fire.

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