Lord Of The Flies Ch. 7-12 Quiz

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Lord Of The Flies Quizzes & Trivia

Questions related to chapters 7-12 in Lord of the Flies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does Ralph react when a boar comes charging down the path?
    • A. 

      His spear hits, but does not deter, the boar. His excitement at wounding a living creature shows Ralph his dark side.

    • B. 

      Ralph is afraid to throw his spear. He is able to hide from the boar, but realizes how fearful he really is.

    • C. 

      Ralph refuses to hurt the animal. He is proud of his ability to retain some semblance of civilization.

    • D. 

      Ralph injures the boar. He does not feel good about his actions, but rationalizes them in the name of self-defense.

  • 2. 
      To what does Ralph’s demonstration of his hunting prowess lead?
    • A. 

      It re-establishes him as the leader, and the boys rekindle the signal fire.

    • B. 

      It makes the littluns afraid of him and they run and hide

    • C. 

      Jack realizes Ralph's strength and vows to fight him

    • D. 

      The boys go into a hunting frenzy and begin jabbing and poking at Robert

  • 3. 
    What did the boys see on the mountaintop?
    • A. 

      The see a strange ape-like beast that seems to move back and forth

    • B. 

      They see a light on the water in the distance

    • C. 

      They see the remains of an ancient burial ground

    • D. 

      They see a pack of wild dogs eating a piglet

  • 4. 
     How does the author show the increase in evil in the boys?
    • A. 

      He describes storm clouds overhead and rough seas

    • B. 

      More of the action takes place in the dark or deep night

    • C. 

      The boys start telling each other scary stories about ghosts and devils

    • D. 

      Jack and the hunters find animal bones that they sharpen and wear that symbolize evil

  • 5. 
     How does Ralph’s waning confidence in himself show in his words and actions?
    • A. 

      He laughs hysterically whenever one of the boys asks him a question

    • B. 

      He complains of shortness of breath and chest pains

    • C. 

      He begins sleeping most of the time, waking only to eat

    • D. 

      He starts biting his nails, shuddering involuntarily, and twisting his hands

  • 6. 
    How does Jack overthrow Ralph’s authority?
    • A. 

      Jack gets the boys to vote Ralph out of office

    • B. 

      Jack tells the others he is the oldest, and the oldest should rule

    • C. 

      Jack announces he won’t play anymore and goes off by himself

    • D. 

      Jack challenges Ralph to a spear-throwing contest and wins

  • 7. 
    Jack suggests a way to keep the beast happy. What is it?
    • A. 

      Make a special house for the beast

    • B. 

      Give the beast part of each kill

    • C. 

      Sing to the beast every night

    • D. 

      Leave the beast alone and move to the other side of the island

  • 8. 
     What is the meaning of the Lord of the Flies’ message to Simon?
    • A. 

      Evil is a trait inside of man

    • B. 

      Dreams can be more powerful than reality

    • C. 

      It is unhealthy to eat uncooked meat

    • D. 

      If they ignore the beast it will go away

  • 9. 
     Who or what is the Lord of the Flies?
    • A. 

      It is the name they have given the dead pilot

    • B. 

      It is a large, poisonous insect that thrives on the island

    • C. 

      It is a game the littluns play to pass the time

    • D. 

      It is the boar’s head, and represents evil

  • 10. 
     What does Simon find when he finally reaches the beast?
    • A. 

      It is a dead pilot. The parachute is tangled and inflates when the wind blows

    • B. 

      It is a statue, probably carved by a tribe who once lived on the island

    • C. 

      It really is a wild beast. He runs in fear

    • D. 

      It is a pile of rocks and branches that Jack made to scare the others.

  • 11. 
    What happens to Simon when he returns to the group?
    • A. 

      He keeps quiet because he knows they won't believe him

    • B. 

      He joins in the dance and becomes evil himself

    • C. 

      He tells Ralph the truth, and then goes off to live alone

    • D. 

      The hunters kill him before he can tell them anything

  • 12. 
    What happens to the bodies of Simon and the Parachutist?
    • A. 

      The boys use them to rekindle the fire

    • B. 

      They are eaten by the wild boars

    • C. 

      Ralph and Piggy feel guilty and bury them

    • D. 

      They are taken out to sea by the high winds and tides

  • 13. 
    What does Jack plan to steal from Ralph and Piggy?
    • A. 

      The only blanket

    • B. 

      The fruit they have collected

    • C. 

      The fire

    • D. 

      Their spears

  • 14. 
    What will Jack do if someone interferes with him?
    • A. 

      He will put them in the small jail cell he has built of stone and branches

    • B. 

      He will drive them away from the group and force them to live alone

    • C. 

      He will order the hunters to kill them

    • D. 

      He will break one of their legs

  • 15. 
    What happens to the conch and Piggy?
    • A. 

      Piggy steals the conch and escapes into the jungle

    • B. 

      They are both eaten by a wild boar

    • C. 

      Piggy saves the conch but loses his glasses

    • D. 

      They are both shattered by the huge bolder

  • 16. 
    What are Jack' plans for Ralph?
    • A. 

      Jack will drive Ralph off into the jungle

    • B. 

      Jack will hunt for and kill Ralph

    • C. 

      Jack will let Ralph join the hunters if he gives up his leadership role

    • D. 

      Jack realizes he is wrong and tries to become friends again

  • 17. 
     What course of action does Ralph take? Why?
    • A. 

      He runs away because he cannot fight all of the hunters

    • B. 

      He cries and begs Jack not to hurt him

    • C. 

      He attacks Jack with a spear

    • D. 

      He agrees to join Jack and the hunters

  • 18. 
     What is Ralph’s reaction when he encounters the pig’s skull?
    • A. 

      He throws it and it shatters on the rocks

    • B. 

      He hits it with his fist and splits it open

    • C. 

      He buries it so the others won't find it

    • D. 

      He keeps it to use to scare the others

  • 19. 
     What do Samneric tell Ralph?
    • A. 

      Roger has sharpened a stick at both ends and the hunters will go after him the next day

    • B. 

      Jack has promised to kill any boy who gives Ralph food

    • C. 

      The hunters are ready to overthrow Jack and reinstate Ralph

    • D. 

      They know of a cave where Ralph can hide

  • 20. 
     Which is not one of the ways the hunters used to find Ralph?
    • A. 

      Smoke him out

    • B. 

      Roll boulders down the hill

    • C. 

      Make nets of jungle vines

    • D. 

      Track him like a pig

  • 21. 
     How is Ralph saved in the end?
    • A. 

      The littluns push Jack off the mountaintop into the sea

    • B. 

      He is stronger than Jack and defeats him

    • C. 

      He swims to safety of another Island

    • D. 

      A British naval officer finds him

  • 22. 
     Who says the following? "Why do you hate me?"
  • 23. 
    Who says the following? "The beast is a hunter."
  • 24. 
     Who says the following? "I’m frightened. Of us. I want to go home. Oh God, I want to go home."
  • 25. 
    Who says the following? "I dunno, Ralph. We just got to go on, that’s all. That’s what grownups would do."
  • 26. 
        "A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary black cap on his red hair and who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist, started forward, then changed his mind and stood still." What character is the narrator talking about in this passage?
  • 27. 
     Who says the following? "I’m going to him with this conch in my hands. I’m going to hold it out. Look, I’m goin’ to say, you’re stronger than I am and you haven’t got asthma. You can see, I’m goin’ to say, and with both eyes. But I don’t ask you to be a sport, I’ll say, not because you’re strong, but because what’s right’s right. Give me my glasses, I’m going to say—you got to!"
  • 28. 
    Who says the following? "You can take spears if you want but I shan’t. What’s the good? I’ll have to be led like a dog, anyhow. Yes, laugh. Go on, laugh. There’s them on this island as would laugh at anything. And what happened? What’s grownups goin’ to think? Young Simon was murdered. And there was that other kid what had a mark on his face. Who’s seen him since we first come here?"
  • 29. 
    Who says the following? "He’s a proper chief, isn’t he?"
  • 30. 
     Whom is Piggy talking about in the following lines? "It was an accident . . . that’s what it was. An Accident. . . . Coming in the dark—he hadn’t no business crawling like that out of the dark. He was batty. He asked for it."
  • 31. 
     Who is being referred to in the following line? "He’s a proper chief, isn’t he?"
  • 32. 
     Who says the following? "I’m not going to play any longer. Not with you."
  • 33. 
    Who says the following? "Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are?"
  • 34. 
    Who says the following? "Sucks to your ass-mar."