Lord of the Flies Review – Questions

How do these boys arrive on the island? Their plane gets shot down
What is the name of the boy with fair hair? Ralph
What does Ralph use to call the other boys on the island? conch
What are the names of the twins? Sam and Eric
Who is elected chief? Ralph
What is the first decision Ralph makes as chief? He makes choir boys hunters and lets Jack be in charge
Which three boys explore the island when they first arrive? Ralph, Jack, and Simon
How does Jack react when the boys find a piglet? He wants to kill it
What do the boys do when the small boy with the mulberry-colored birthmark reaches out for the conch? They all laugh at him
What does Ralph say when attempting to put the smaller children at ease about the beastie? The island can’t sustain a predator that size
What does Ralph suggest they do to signal a potential rescue ship? Start a signal bonfire
Jack accuses Piggy of just sitting while the rest are building the fire. Who defends Piggy? Ralph
What disastrous thing happens after the boys build the fire? Forest fire
Piggy loses his temper and begins to complain about how everyone is behaving on the island. How does Jack reply to Piggy’s complaints? It doesn’t count on the “unfriendly” side of the island
What weapons does Jack use to hunt the pig? A stick sharpened into a spear
What does Jack find Ralph and Simon doing when he returns from the hunt? Building huts
Why does Ralph think they need shelters? He’s afraid of the rain and the littluns need protection
What is Jack’s reason for hunting? He wants to kill
Where does Simon go after the argument between Jack and Ralph over the huts? Through the jungle into a clearing
What does Simon do for the littluns who follow him into the jungle? He reaches for fruit hanging from a high branch
How does Jack camouflage himself? White and red clay and charcoal
What does Ralph see as he, Piggy, and Maurice play near the pool? A ship
What do the hunters chant in their dance? “Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill her blood, bash her in”
What is Piggy’s response when Jack accuses him of not hunting? Ralph and Simon didn’t hunt either
What does Simon do when Jack refuses to give food to Piggy? Simon gives Piggy his food
What does Ralph do in response to all of the celebration surrounding the pig? Calls a meeting
What decisions are made during meetings that are not acted upon? building shelters, gathering water, signal fire
What did one of the littluns see moving about in the middle of the night? Simon
Why is Piggy afraid of Ralph giving up position as chief? The group need Ralph’s guidance
Why does Piggy wish there were grownups? They’d know what to do. they’d have rules, meet, and discuss
What sign comes down from the world of grownups? Dead parachuter- reminds us that there is still war going on outside of the island
What is the state of the fire when Samneric wake up? It went out
What is Jack’s response to hearing the news of the beast? He wants to hunt it
What does Simon think of the beast? He doesn’t believe it’s real
What do the boys think about Castle Rock? They were excited and thought it was a great place for a fort
After leaving Castle Rock to search for the beast, the boys stop to eat. What is Ralph thinking about during this time? How undisciplined the boys have become
As Ralph looks at the others, he notices the boys are dirty. What does he think of this? He thinks it’s normal
As Ralph thinks about the ocean as a barrier, what does Simon say to him that interrupts his thoughts? That he will make it home
What do they boys encounter on the way to the mountaintop? Pig droppings
How does Ralph feel about hitting the boar with the spear? Thrilled
On the way to the mountain Maurice says, “Supposing the beast’s up there?” What is Jack’s reply? “We kill it”
When Jack questions whether or not Ralph is frightened, how does Ralph defend himself? He was the one who went first on Castle Rock
After criticizing Ralph, what question does Jack ask the group? “Who wants Ralph not to be chief?”
After Jack leaves, what does Simon suggest they do? Go to the top of the mountain
What does Piggy suggest they do about the fire? Build on rocks or sand
What is the Lord of the Flies? The severed pig head staked into the ground in the clearing
Who does Simon talk with in the jungle? The Lord of the Flies
What does Simon learn about “the beast”? that it’s not real, it’s only the dead parachuter
Who crawls out of the forest into the circle and what happens to him? Simon; he dies
Ralph calls Simon’s death a murder. How does Piggy try to justify their actions? That they didn’t know it was Simon. It was an accident. They were scared. It was dark.
How does the tribe explain Simon’s murder? He was really the beast but in disguise- he’s still alive and out there somewhere
What are Jack’s plans for his tribe? they’ll be under his complete control and they’ll go hunting and have fun. Only after each hunt, they will sacrifice the head of the game to the beast.
After losing his glasses, what does Piggy suggest that Ralph do? To call an assembly/hold a meeting
What is the reason Ralph gives for coming to Jack’s camp? to get Piggy’s glasses back
What does Jack command his tribe to do to Sam and Eric? Tie them up
What happens to Piggy? Roger releases the boulder and it smashes Piggy to death
What happens to the conch? It gets smashed along with Piggy
What happens to Sam and Eric toward the end? They are forced to join Jack’s tribe
What does the Lord of the Flies look like when Ralph sees it? A white skull
Why does Jack say he has a spear sharpened on both ends? To do the same thing with Ralph’s head as he did with the Lord of the Flies
Who does Ralph find after stumbling on the beach toward the end? A naval officer
What does the naval officer say about the boys’ behavior? He expected more from British boys
What does Ralph finally do at the very end? Cry

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