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Lord of the Flies - Classic Literature - Questions for Tests and Worksheets

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Grade 11 Lord of the Flies
The Lord of the Flies is
  1. a figment of Simon's imagination
  2. a rotting pig's head
  3. a parachutist
  4. the beast
Grade 11 Lord of the Flies
Jack and the others attacked Ralph's camp to steal
  1. the conch.
  2. Piggy's glasses.
  3. their sharpened sticks.
  4. all their food.
Grade 11 Lord of the Flies
In the presence of the naval officer, the boys
  1. continued to attack Ralph.
  2. tried to attack him.
  3. were ashamed and cried.
  4. apologized to Ralph.
Grade 7 Lord of the Flies
The first two characters to appear in the novel are
  1. Piggy and Ralph
  2. Simon and Garfunkle
  3. Piggy and Jack
  4. Samneric
Grade 7 Lord of the Flies
The novel, Lord of the Flies, is set in
  1. the present time.
  2. the distant future.
  3. the time of Armageddon.
  4. both b and c
Grade 7 Lord of the Flies
The protagonist of the novel is
  1. Simon.
  2. Jack.
  3. Ralph.
  4. Piggy.
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
What is Simon saying when he thinks the "beast" may be inside the boys themselves?
  1. They have eaten some poisoned meat.
  2. None of them are really human.
  3. The dark side of the human personality can destroy mankind.
  4. It is all in their imaginations.
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
What causes the hunters, who had promised to keep the fire burning, to neglect it and allow it to go out?
  1. They become more interested in trying to build a canoe.
  2. They are becoming more savage, and can only think about hunting.
  3. They think that the other boys will get over their fear of the dark better if there is no light at all for a few nights.
  4. They are inexperienced and don't really know how to keep it burning.
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
The huts on the beach are symbols of ALL BUT ONE of the following:
  1. the joint efforts of all the boys
  2. civilized thinking
  3. home
  4. humankind's attempt to triumph over nature
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
"Lord of the Flies" is a translation of:
  1. the dead parachutist
  2. Piggy's real name
  3. a name for Satan
  4. the name of the littlun with the birthmark
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
Why does Jack paint his face?
  1. The paint protects his sensitive skin from the sun.
  2. He thinks it will cheer up the others.
  3. He uses the paint as a mask to blot out his real self and become a savage.
  4. He tries to scare the littluns into obeying him.
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
What do the boys have that is the symbol of authority in the society they form?
  1. A conch shell
  2. A British flag
  3. A Bible
  4. A whale jaw bone
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
The fire is a paradox because it represents these two opposing ideas.
  1. savagery and knowledge
  2. the adult world and the children
  3. authority and anarchy
  4. rescue and destruction
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What does Simon think the beast is?
  1. the boys
  2. a squid
  3. a snake
  4. the dead parachutist
Grade 8 Lord of the Flies
The conch is symbolic of                .
  1. law and order
  2. the ocean
  3. Christ figure
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