The Shell And The Glass

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The Shell And The Glass - Quiz

Lord of the Flies - Chpt. 10


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How does Piggy excuse the murder of Simon? 

    • A.

      He doesn't believe it happened

    • B.

      He says it was an accident and that Simon had it coming

    • C.

      They needed someone to die so the others had food to survive

    • D.

      Simon was hallucinating and was a danger to the rest of the boys

    Correct Answer
    B. He says it was an accident and that Simon had it coming
    Explanation
    Piggy excuses the murder of Simon by claiming it was an accident and that Simon deserved it. This suggests that Piggy is trying to justify the violent act by shifting blame onto the victim and downplaying the severity of the situation. It also reveals Piggy's lack of empathy and moral compass, as he is willing to make excuses for such a heinous act.

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  • 2. 

    How does Jack's savages explain away Simon's murder?  

    • A.

      They don't talk about it

    • B.

      They talk about how he had it coming

    • C.

      They say the beast disguised itself and never mention that they killed Simon

    • D.

      They re-enact it and nearly kill Robert again

    Correct Answer
    C. They say the beast disguised itself and never mention that they killed Simon
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Jack's savages explain away Simon's murder by claiming that the beast disguised itself and never mention that they were the ones who killed Simon. This explanation implies that they are trying to shift the blame away from themselves and onto the supposed beast, thus avoiding taking responsibility for their actions.

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  • 3. 

     What can you infer from Ralph not remembering why a fire is important?  

    • A.

      It shows that he is becoming insane

    • B.

      It shows that he is no longer afraid of the beast now that it is dead

    • C.

      It shows that he doesn't believe they will ever be rescued

    • D.

      It shows his progression from order to becoming a savage

    Correct Answer
    D. It shows his progression from order to becoming a savage
    Explanation
    Ralph not remembering why a fire is important suggests his progression from order to becoming a savage. This implies that he has lost sight of the importance of maintaining a signal fire for their rescue and has become more focused on the primal instincts of survival and power. It indicates a shift in his mindset and behavior, moving away from the civilized and organized society they initially established on the island.

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  • 4. 

    How do the savages plan to make fire to cook their meat? 

    • A.

      Beat up Piggy and take his specs

    • B.

      Use the lens they already have to start a fire

    • C.

      They plan to eat their meat raw like real savages

    • D.

      Wait on lightening to strike and make a fire

    Correct Answer
    A. Beat up Piggy and take his specs
    Explanation
    The savages plan to make fire to cook their meat by beating up Piggy and taking his specs. The implication is that Piggy wears glasses, which can be used as a lens to start a fire.

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  • 5. 

    Why do Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric lie about their part in Simon's death, or use the darkness as an excuse?

    • A.

      Because they were not there but they want the other boys to think they were

    • B.

      Because they do not want to go to jail when they are rescued

    • C.

      Because they wanted to kill Simon themselves

    • D.

      They do not want to admit that they allowed something so horrible to happen to themselves or others

    Correct Answer
    D. They do not want to admit that they allowed something so horrible to happen to themselves or others
    Explanation
    Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric lie about their part in Simon's death or use the darkness as an excuse because they do not want to admit that they allowed something so horrible to happen to themselves or others. By denying their involvement, they try to distance themselves from the guilt and responsibility of Simon's death. Admitting their role would mean facing the reality of their actions and the consequences it had on Simon's life.

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  • 6. 

    What does Ralph believe the savages have come to steal when they beat them up? 

    • A.

      The fire

    • B.

      The conch

    • C.

      Their food

    • D.

      Their huts

    Correct Answer
    B. The conch
    Explanation
    Ralph believes that the savages have come to steal the conch when they beat them up.

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  • 7. 

    What happens to Wilfred?

    • A.

      He runs away from Jack's group and is killed accidently

    • B.

      He tries to help Ralph so Roger kills him

    • C.

      He stole the conch so Ralph kills him

    • D.

      He is tied up and beaten just because Jack felt like he deserved it. This shows

    Correct Answer
    D. He is tied up and beaten just because Jack felt like he deserved it. This shows
    Explanation
    that Jack is becoming increasingly authoritarian and cruel in his leadership.

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  • 8. 

    Why is what happened to Wilfred important to understanding Jack's changing character? 

    • A.

      It shows the Jack trying to re-establish order

    • B.

      It shows Jack using justice to handle an unjust situation

    • C.

      It shows Jack's progression of abuse of power simply because he is chief

    • D.

      It shows Jack's lack of control of the savages

    Correct Answer
    C. It shows Jack's progression of abuse of power simply because he is chief
    Explanation
    The correct answer is important to understanding Jack's changing character because it demonstrates how he becomes more abusive and power-hungry as he assumes the role of chief. This progression of abuse of power highlights a shift in his character and provides insight into his descent into savagery.

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  • 9. 

    What is the importance behind Jack saying, "The defenders of the gate will see that others don't sneak in"? 

    • A.

      It shows that Jack doesn't trust his look outs

    • B.

      It shows Jack's doubt of the boys fully believing in him being chief because he is afraid Ralph may come in a talk them into following him again

    • C.

      It shows Jack wants Ralph to beg to come in before they will let him

    • D.

      It shows that he doesn't want Ralph's group to hide in their cave while Jack is hunting them

    Correct Answer
    B. It shows Jack's doubt of the boys fully believing in him being chief because he is afraid Ralph may come in a talk them into following him again
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Jack's statement reflects his doubt in the boys fully believing in him as the chief. He fears that Ralph may persuade them to abandon Jack and follow him instead. This indicates a lack of trust and insecurity on Jack's part, as he wants to ensure that the defenders of the gate prevent anyone from sneaking in and potentially swaying the boys' loyalty.

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  • 10. 

    Who goes to Ralph's side of the island to steal Piggy's specs? 

    • A.

      Samneric, Roger, and Jack

    • B.

      Robert, Roger, and Wilfred

    • C.

      Maurice, Roger, and Jack

    • D.

      Wilfred, Roger, and Jack

    Correct Answer
    C. Maurice, Roger, and Jack
    Explanation
    Maurice, Roger, and Jack go to Ralph's side of the island to steal Piggy's specs.

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