Lord of the Flies Chapter 8 Comprehension Questions

Who called the first assembly in this chapter? Jack
How does Jack respond when Ralph calls his hunters “boys armed with sticks?” Jack becomes very offended and returns to his friends to twist Ralph’s words, claiming that he called the hunters cowards. Jack also believes Ralph is not a proper chief.
During the assembly, how many voted that Ralph shouldn’t be chief? Why? No one. They still feel Ralph is best and safest choice for chief.
What did Jack say when no one voted against Ralph? “I’m not going to play any longer. Not with you.” and then he leaves
The Hunters get a new name. What is it? How/why? Savages- breaking away, strip down, painting faces and bodies, kill, torture.
What did Piggy suggest? That they build the fire on the beach/platform
Who started the fire? Piggy
What happened to Ralph’s fingers? They began to bleed from him biting them
What do Piggy and the twins bring Ralph? A feast of fruit
What happens to most of the biguns while Ralph and Piggy are busy? They left to join Jack’s group while Ralph’s group is busy building the fire.
How do the hunters find the sow? By the blood drops from her wound
Who kills the sow? Jack (cuts its throat)
Who plays the sow in the reenactment? Maurice
Who plays the killer in the reenactment? Roger
Who does Jack send to get the fire? Roger, Henry, Robert, Maurice
What gift does Jack offer to help pacify the Beast? Jack offers the sow’s head, him and and his hunters had killed.
What does Jack ask Roger to do to a stick? He tells him to “sharpen a stick at both ends.”
What is “The Lord of the Flies?” The pig’s head
What happens when Simon goes back into the woods? He sees Jacks group kill/behead a pig to give to the beastHallucinates that the head is mocking him
Who communicates with the Lord of the Flies? Simon
What threat does the Lord of the Flies make to Simon? That Jack, Ralph, and the other boys may eventually hurt him
What does the Lord of the Flies call Simon? Silly
Who said, “I’d like to put on war-paint and be a savage. But we must keep the fire burning.” Ralph- speaking after the raid. He wants them to focus on keeping the fire lit.

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