Lord Of The Flies - William Golding Passage Quiz

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Read the passages that have been quoted from the novel Lord of the Flies. Answer the questions regarding to the passage and your understanding of the novel. Test yourself on how well you know the novel inside out. LOL enjoy!?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.'" (Chapter 2)The boys perspective changes as the novel progresses. How does it change?

    • A.

      The boys take on the title of being English boys and wear it with pride throughout their time on the island

    • B.

      The boys forget about 'behaviour' of the English society but still see themselves as imperial and above all

    • C.

      The boys become savages

    • D.

      They reject Ralph's and the conch

    Correct Answer
    B. The boys forget about 'behaviour' of the English society but still see themselves as imperial and above all
    Explanation
    As the novel progresses, the boys' perspective changes as they forget about the expected behavior of English society but still maintain a sense of superiority and imperialism. This suggests that they have abandoned the rules and norms of their previous society and have embraced a more primal and savage nature. However, they still hold onto their belief in their own superiority, which is evident in their refusal to follow Ralph's leadership and their rejection of the conch as a symbol of order and civilization.

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  • 2. 

    "The rock struck _____(5) a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist."- Chapter 11(numbers in brackets indicate how many letters for that word)

    Correct Answer
    Piggy
    piggy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Piggy, piggy" because it refers to the character Piggy being struck by a rock, causing the conch he was holding to shatter. The repetition of "piggy" emphasizes the impact and brutality of the blow, highlighting the violence and destruction that occurs in the scene.

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  • 3. 

    'which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?"Which two words best describes this quote?

    • A.

      Civilization vs savagery

    • B.

      Ralph vs Jack

    • C.

      Piggy vs Jack

    • D.

      Good vs evil

    • E.

      Weak vs brave

    Correct Answer
    A. Civilization vs savagery
    Explanation
    The quote "which is better - to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?" suggests a contrast between two opposing concepts: civilization and savagery. The question implies a debate between the benefits of living in a structured society with rules and agreements (civilization) versus the primal instinct to hunt and kill (savagery). This quote highlights the theme of the struggle between order and chaos in human nature, making "civilization vs savagery" the best description.

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  • 4. 

    "We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us—." -Piggy What is Piggy referring to when he says this quote?

    • A.

      The coconuts

    • B.

      His glasses

    • C.

      The fire

    • D.

      The pig

    • E.

      The conch

    Correct Answer
    E. The conch
    Explanation
    Piggy is referring to the conch when he says this quote. The conch shell is a symbol of authority and order on the island, and it is used to call the others and gather them for a meeting. Piggy suggests that by using the conch, they can get everyone's attention and have a meeting to discuss important matters.

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  • 5. 

    "There’s another thing. We can help them to find us. If a ship comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a ____ (4)."(numbers in brackets indicate how many letters for that word)

    Correct Answer
    fire
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that in order to help a ship find them, the people on the island need to create smoke on top of the mountain. The word that fills in the blank must be a noun that describes this action. "Fire" fits this description as it is a noun that represents the act of creating smoke and is also four letters long.

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  • 6. 

    "Daddy said they haven't found all the animals in the sea yet."- Chapter 5What were the boys discussing about when this quote was brought up?

    • A.

      Sea animals

    • B.

      The conch

    • C.

      The bear

    • D.

      The beastie

    • E.

      The pig

    Correct Answer
    D. The beastie
    Explanation
    The boys were discussing the existence of all the animals in the sea when this quote was brought up. The quote suggests that Daddy believes that there are still undiscovered animals in the sea, indicating that the boys were talking about sea animals.

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  • 7. 

    “What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us”- SimonWhat did Simon mean by this quote?

    • A.

      That they themselves were the beasts of the island

    • B.

      That they were crazy

    • C.

      That they're the only people on the island

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. That they themselves were the beasts of the island
    Explanation
    Simon's quote suggests that he believes that the true "beast" on the island is not an external creature, but rather the dark and savage nature that exists within each of the boys themselves. He is implying that their own inner demons and instincts are what is causing the chaos and destruction on the island.

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  • 8. 

    "I don't care what [you] call me so long as...[it's not] what they used to call me in school.."- PiggyWhat did they used to call Piggy?

    • A.

      Ralph

    • B.

      Fatty

    • C.

      Piggy

    • D.

      Dork

    • E.

      Cross Eyed

    Correct Answer
    C. Piggy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fatty." Piggy states that he doesn't care what he is called as long as it's not what they used to call him in school, implying that he was called "Fatty" in the past.

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  • 9. 

    "Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the ________ (8) of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy." - Chapter 12

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    The missing word in the blank is "darkness". This word is used to describe the true nature of man's heart, which is portrayed as being filled with evil and corruption. The author is highlighting the loss of innocence and the descent into chaos and savagery that the characters in the novel experience. The word "darkness" symbolizes the destructive and primal instincts that emerge when civilization and order break down.

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