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Lord of the Flies - Classic Literature - Questions for Tests and Worksheets - Tenth Grade (Grade 10)

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Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
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 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
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
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 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 10 Lord of the Flies
Who are the hunters, and what is their job?
  1. The littluns; looking for ships and planes
  2. Samneric; killing dangerous animals
  3. The choirboys; getting food
  4. Simon, Piggy, Ralph; governing the boys
Grade 10 Lord of the Flies
At the feast, Piggy speaks: "Aren't I having none?" Why had Piggy been left out of the sharing of the roast pig?
  1. Jack was asserting his power.
  2. Piggy had not joined in the hunt and therfore not earned his share.
  3. Piggy arrived late and all the meat was eaten.
  4. The boys voted to exclude Piggy from the feast.
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