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Lord of the Flies Test
Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
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1. The Lord of the Flies was represented as
a. the dead parachutist
b. Simon
c. the pig’s head
d. the snake
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2. In chapter 5, Piggy says, “I know there isn’t no beast...unless we get frightened of people.” This is an example
of which literary device?
a. Irony
c. Foreshadowing
b. Metaphor
d. Conflict
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3. In the beginning of the book, the island is most similar to...
a. a beach vacation
c. treasure island
b. the garden of Eden
d. Simon
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4. The savages raided Ralph’s shelter for
a. the conch
b. Piggy’s glasses
c. fire
d. captives - prisoners
5. The boys were able to start a fire by using
a. a flint
b. two dry sticks
c. Jack’s matches
d. Piggy’s glasses
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6. The shattering of the conch symbolizes the end of
a. civilized behavior
c. all conflict in the novel
b. Piggy’s life
d. Jack’s reign as chief
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7. We can tell that Ralph is maturing when
a. he stabs the pig with a spear
b. he calls a big assembly
c. he agrees to hunt the beast
d. he admires Piggy’s ability to think
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8. In the biblical allegory, Simon’s death differs from Christ’s mainly because
a. Simon fell to the devil’s temptation
c. He didn’t want to be sacrificed
b. It brought no salvation
d. It was an accident
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9. The Lord of the Flies symbolizes
a. man’s greed
b. man’s natural savagery
c. man’s stupidity
d. man’s failures
____ 10. Golding’s central theme in this novel is that
a. children are born innocent
b. all humans have a primal, beast-like
nature
c. we need rules to survive
d. power is the root of all evil
____ 11. Ralph wept after his rescue for
a. the end of innocence
b. the darkness of man’s heart
c. Piggy’s death
d. all of the above (a,b,and c)
____ 12. In chapter 2 Jack says, “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages.” This is an
example of which literary device?
a. Imagery
c. Symbolism
b. Allegory
d. Irony
____ 13. Jack becomes leader of his tribe by
a. voting in a meeting
b. stealing the conch
c. leaving Ralph’s group
d. finding Castle Rock
____ 14. In chapter 8 Ralph says, “The fire’s the most important thing on the island, because, because..” What word
escapes Ralph’s mind?
a. smoke
c. rescue
b. home
d. ship
____ 15. At the end of chapter 1, Jack was embarrassed because
a. he couldn’t kill the pig
c. he wasn’t voted chief
b. he didn’t help make the shelters
d. he couldn’t make fire
____ 16. The first symbol of the island government was
a. the choir boys’ caps
c. the conch
b. fire
d. the knife
____ 17. The dead parachutist is the sign from the adult world. What symbolic message is it sending?
a. They will all die, there is no hope
c. The adults are looking for them
b. The adults are solving their problems with d. They are the beast
war too
____ 18. Henry was protected from the stones Roger was throwing by
a. trees in the way
c. the conditioning of civilization
b. Roger’s kindness
d. Ralph’s orders
____ 19. What is the scar?
a. where the boys live
b. a rocky area of the island
c. where the plane crashed
d. a place the boys are afraid of
____ 20. Samneric warn Ralph that Roger will be coming after him with
a. large rocks
c. fire
b. a pack of hunters
d. a stick sharpened at both ends
____ 21. Simon realizes that the real beast, the thing they should be afraid of
a. lives on the mountain
c. is the Lord of the Flies
b. is stalking them at night
d. is within each of them
____ 22. Ralph is saved by the smoke that is intended to force him out. This is an example of:
a. Irony
c. Allegory
b. Foreshadowing
d. Symbolism
____ 23. This was Ralph’s main focus
a. building shelters
b. killing a pig
c. finding the beast
d. keeping the fire lit
____ 24. Darkness is most often associated with:
I. Simon
II. fear, evil
III. the jungle
a. II and III
b. Only III
c. I and II
d. All of the above (I, II and III)
____ 25. Ralph was elected leader of the group because
a. he could protect them from the beastie
c. he had the best ideas
b. he was the most-liked
d. he had the conch
____ 26. Ralph and Piggy together best represent which form of government?
a. Dictatorship
c. Democracy
b. Monarchy
d. Anarchy
____ 27. The strongest voice for civilization came from
a. Piggy
c. Simon
b. Ralph
d. Jack
____ 28. If we are looking for biblical allegory, at the end of the book the island best represents or relates to...
a. hell
c. the garden of Eden
b. the opening of Pandora’s box
d. salvation and redemption
____ 29. Golding was highly influenced by:
I.
Growing up during WWI
II.
Fighting in WWII
III.
His abusive parents
a. Only II
b. Only III
c. I and II
d. I, II and III
____ 30. The following are taken out to sea:
I.
Simon’s Body
II.
Piggy’s Body
III.
The dead parachutist
a. Only I
b. Only II
____ 31. Piggy insists on visiting Jack’s tribe to
a. start a signal fire
b. fight them
c. I and II
d. I, II and III
c. get his glasses back
d. save Samneric
____ 32. Golding uses the boys’ hair to:
I. show passage of time
II. represent their personality
III. represent savagery
a. only I
b. only II
c. All of the above (I, II, III)
d. II and III
____ 33. The officer saw Jack as
a. a painted savage
b. the leader
c. a little red-headed boy
d. a murderer
____ 34. Jack’s triumph in killing his first pig is ruined because
a. he got injured
c. no one saw him kill it
b. he letting the fire signal go out
d. he regretted not asking Ralph to join
____ 35. At the end of the book, the officer asks “Who’s boss here?” What is the answer?
a. No one answers
c. the boys point to Jack
b. Jack says “I am”
d. Ralph says “I am”
Matching
Match the object or event with its symbolic representation.
a. The Conch
b. The breaking of Piggy’s glasses
c. The Beastie
d. the savage face paint
e. The Lord of the Flies
____ 36. the evil that lives within all men, natural savagery, the devil
____ 37. the boys’ fears and fear of the unknown
____ 38. liberation (freedom) from shame, civility, and self-consciousness
____ 39. a loss of logic, reason, maturity, civility and reality
____ 40. order, government, leadership, and civilization
Match the character with the best description.
a. the boy with the mulberry birthmark
b. Percival Wemys Madison
c. Samneric
____ 41. forgets his name
____ 42. thought to be the beast on the island
____ 43. discovers the beast
____ 44. the last to leave Ralph
____ 45. first to die
d. Simon
e. the dead parachutist
Put these events in chronological order of how they happened in the story
a. 1st
b. 2nd
c. 3rd
d. 4th
e. 5th
____ 46. Jack leaves Ralph’s tribe
____ 47. the conch is shattered
____ 48. Ralph is stalked by Jack like a wild beast
____ 49. Samneric first see the beast
____ 50. Jack breaks Piggy’s glasses
Match the character to their symbolic representation
a. Piggy
b. Simon
c. Roger
d. Jack
e. Ralph
____ 51. darkness, evil, irresponsibility, self-gratification, dictatorship
____ 52. innocence, good, light, hope, responsibility
____ 53. can find peace in evil and good, prophetic, understanding, morality
____ 54. intelligence, civilization, logic and scientific reasoning
____ 55. cruel brutality, complete loss of civilization
Match the speaker to the quote.
a. Piggy
b. Ralph
c. Simon
d. Jack
e. the Lord of the Flies
____ 56. “No, I’m not. I just think you’ll get back alright”
____ 57. “I got the conch!”
____ 58. “I’m chief. I’ll go. Don’t argue.”
____ 59. “Use a littlun”
____ 60. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!”
Lord of the Flies Short Answer Questions
Choose 3 of the following prompts. Respond in a full paragraph (5-7 sentences) for each.
Make sure that you do not use the exact same examples in your responses. Choose prompts that will
allow you different examples for support.
You are NOT required to use direct quotes or MLA format.
1) Defend or criticize Ralph’s actions as leader. Overall, do you believe he is a strong or
flawed leader? What point is Golding try to make about leadership? Provide two or three examples from the text to support your reasoning.
2) In the novel The Lord of the Flies, what does Golding suggest is the primary reason (or reasons) that human beings will follow corrupt leaders? (Remember, this is a literary analysis so all of
your information about following corrupt leaders must be tied to the book). Provide two or three examples from the text to support your reasoning.
3) Who or what is to blame for the complete breakdown on the island? Through this breakdown,
what universal truth/message (about life, about human beings, about human nature, etc.) does
Golding attempt to convey? Provide two or three examples from the text to support your
reasoning.
4) Choose one of the following characters and analyze their significance in the story: Ralph,
Piggy, Jack. Consider how they change on the island, their actions and thoughts, their physical looks, and any symbolic or allegorical meaning attached to the character. Provide least
two or three specific examples from the text to support your reasoning.
5) Choose one of the following symbols and discuss how Golding develops its meaning
throughout the book: Piggy’s glasses, the Conch, Face Paint, Smoke/Fire. Provide least two
or three specific examples from the text to support your reasoning.
Lord of the Flies Test
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