Lord Of The Flies Summative

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Lord Of The Flies Quizzes & Trivia

Test your comprehension of Lord of the Flies.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain the influence of John Locke's philosophies on the novel.  Your response should include evidence from the novel to support your assertions.
  • 2. 
    The distruction of the conch symbolizes
    • A. 

      The destruction of peace

    • B. 

      The destruction of law and order

    • C. 

      The destruction of democracy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    The first two character represented in the novel are __________ and ___________.
    • A. 

      Jack and Ralph

    • B. 

      Ralph and Piggy

    • C. 

      Jack and Piggy

  • 4. 
    What purpose does the face paint most closely serve for Jack?
    • A. 

      The face paint serves as a mask for Jack and represents his change to savagery.

    • B. 

      The face paint serves as war paint because Jack dislikes all of the boys.

    • C. 

      The face paint serves as a reminder of civilization.

  • 5. 
    What is Piggy's role in this mini- society?
    • A. 

      Piggy's role is to help Ralph maintain order on the island.

    • B. 

      Piggy's role is to hunt and keep the fire going.

    • C. 

      Piggy's role is to build huts.

  • 6. 
    What is Ralph's role in this mini-society?
    • A. 

      Ralph's role is to hunt and keep the fire going.

    • B. 

      Ralph opposes all of the boys, especially Jack, and wants to disrupt order.

    • C. 

      Ralph is the leader who strives for social order.

  • 7. 
    Jack represents _______________________ and ______________________.
    • A. 

      The evils of society and anarchy

    • B. 

      Common sense and rescue

    • C. 

      Reality and unity

  • 8. 
    One of Piggy's medical problems is that he _________________________.
    • A. 

      Has chicken pox

    • B. 

      Has asthma

    • C. 

      Has measles

  • 9. 
    The conch is symbolic of ______________.
    • A. 

      Law and order

    • B. 

      The ocean

    • C. 

      Christ figure

  • 10. 
    The fire is symbolic of _______________.
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Hope

    • C. 

      Danger

  • 11. 
    Piggy's specs are symbolic of __________________.
    • A. 

      The potential for evil

    • B. 

      The scar

    • C. 

      Wisdom, knowledge

  • 12. 
    _______________________ is the author of Lord of the Flies.
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare

    • B. 

      William Golding

    • C. 

      William DeFoe

  • 13. 
    What is the conch, and what is it used for?
    • A. 

      The conch is a fish used to make soup.

    • B. 

      The conch is a shell that is used to call order to meetings and to hold in order to speak.

    • C. 

      The conch is a raft that is used to go fishing.

  • 14. 
    The boys initially built a fire on the mountain _____________________________.
    • A. 

      So that a passing ship might see the smoke and rescue the them.

    • B. 

      To provide warmth and light.

    • C. 

      So that they can roast any animals they might hunt down.

  • 15. 
    How did the boys happen to come to the island?
    • A. 

      The boys plane made an emergency landing.

    • B. 

      The boys plane crashed when it ran out of gas.

    • C. 

      The boys plane was shot down.

  • 16. 
    What is Jack's role in this mini-society?
    • A. 

      Jack's role is to lead the choir group, or hunters, and any other boys that wish to join.

    • B. 

      Jack's role is to listen to Piggy and keep the littluns safe.

    • C. 

      Jack's role is to find Piggy's glasses.

  • 17. 
    Ralph symbolizes _____________________ and ____________________.
    • A. 

      Organized society and moral integrity

    • B. 

      Evil and darkness

    • C. 

      Loss of identity and loss of civilization

  • 18. 
    ________________________ are the protagonists of the novel.
    • A. 

      Jack and Piggy

    • B. 

      Ralph and Piggy

    • C. 

      Jack and Samneric

  • 19. 
    I am obsessed with hunting for the pig.
    • A. 

      Jack

    • B. 

      Simon

    • C. 

      Ralph

  • 20. 
    A __________________________ is used to maintain order and when holding it, only one person can speak.
    • A. 

      big stick

    • B. 

      conch shell

    • C. 

      Spear

  • 21. 
    Golding uses imagery to paint a picture of the setting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The boys use Piggy's glasses to start the fire.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Piggy's glasses are symbolic of the tendency to overlook responsibilities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The Lord of the Flies is symbolic of
    • A. 

      The internal potential for evil

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Hope

    • D. 

      War

  • 25. 
    Who said it? "I'm not going to play any longer. Not with you."
    • A. 

      Samneric

    • B. 

      Jack

    • C. 

      Piggy

    • D. 

      Roger

  • 26. 
    Who said it? "What are you doing here all alone? Aren't you afraid of me?"
    • A. 

      Jack

    • B. 

      Ralph

    • C. 

      Lord of the Flies

    • D. 

      Roger

  • 27. 
    Who said it? "Now I only got one eye. Just you wait!"
    • A. 

      Piggy

    • B. 

      Lord of the Flies

    • C. 

      Roger

    • D. 

      Simon

  • 28. 
    A wild boar eats the littlun with the mulberry-stained birthmark on his face.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The boys murder Simon because...
    • A. 

      They think he is batty.

    • B. 

      They become savage-like.

    • C. 

      They are jealous of him.

    • D. 

      They think he is "batty," and they become savage-like.

  • 30. 
    Simon recognizes that the beast
    • A. 

      Lives in the sea.

    • B. 

      Lives on the mountain.

    • C. 

      Is within each of them.

    • D. 

      Is stalking them at night.

  • 31. 
    The bodies of Simon and Piggy are
    • A. 

      Buried under Castle Rock.

    • B. 

      Left as an offering of the beast.

    • C. 

      Washed out to sea

    • D. 

      Carried to the top of the mountain

  • 32. 
    While staring at the severed pig's head, Simon has a mystical experience that reveals to him that the beast is
    • A. 

      On the mountaintop

    • B. 

      A creature that the boys can hunt and kill

    • C. 

      A creature from the sea

    • D. 

      The evil within the human heart and mind

  • 33. 
    Jack puts the sow's head on a stick
    • A. 

      As a warning to Ralph

    • B. 

      To awe his followers

    • C. 

      To establish himself as chief

    • D. 

      As a gift for the beast

  • 34. 
    Ralph, Piggy and the littluns feel that the death of Simon 
    • A. 

      Was an accident

    • B. 

      Well deserved

    • C. 

      Never happened

    • D. 

      Was Piggy's fault