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Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
How do the boys react when they realize the littlest boy is missing?
  1. They search for him immediately.
  2. They pretend that nothing has happened.
  3. They blame Piggy for the incident.
  4. They break into tears and panic.
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
How does Piggy react to the boys' disorganized efforts in keeping the fire alive?
  1. He joins in the chaos.
  2. He remains silent.
  3. He angrily declares the need for proficiency.
  4. He abandons the group.
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What happens to the signal fire initially created by the boys?
  1. It attracts a passing ship.
  2. It dies down quickly.
  3. It causes a wildfire.
  4. It explodes, creating sparks.
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
How do the boys attempt to start the signal fire?
  1. Using matches
  2. Focusing sunlight with Piggy's glasses
  3. Rubbing sticks together
  4. Igniting dry leaves
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What is Jack obsessed with in Chapter 4?
  1. Building huts
  2. Hunting and killing a pig
  3. Maintaining the signal fire
  4. Exploring the jungle
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What is the suggestion made by Ralph regarding rescue in Chapter 2?
  1. Building shelters for protection
  2. Hunting for food in the jungle
  3. Creating a large signal fire on the mountain
  4. Exploring the entire island
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What cruel act do Roger and Maurice commit against the littluns?
  1. Stealing their food
  2. Destroying their sandcastle
  3. Ignoring them
  4. Mimicking their voices
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
Why does Piggy become agitated during the meeting?
  1. Because he wants to be the leader
  2. Due to the fear of a monster on the island
  3. Concerned about the lack of food
  4. Frustrated with the disorganization of the group
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What troubles the littluns in the evening?
  1. Diarrhea and stomach ailments
  2. Lack of food
  3. Fear of the dark
  4. Dreams of the "beastie"
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What does Ralph declare about the use of the conch shell during meetings?
  1. It will be used as a weapon.
  2. It will determine who gets to speak.
  3. It is not important for communication.
  4. It is to be kept hidden.
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What tragic event occurs during the attempt to rekindle the fire?
  1. A shipwreck
  2. The death of a pig
  3. The burning of the signal fire
  4. The disappearance of a little boy
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What does Piggy dismiss as mirages caused by sunlight striking the water?
  1. Strange sounds in the jungle
  2. Visions troubling the boys
  3. Ships on the horizon
  4. Bizarre images flickering over the water
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
How does life on the island develop a daily rhythm in Chapter 4?
  1. With constant rain
  2. Pleasant mornings, hot afternoons, and frightening nights
  3. Cool mornings and hot afternoons
  4. Dark and cold throughout the day
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What do the boys see when they climb to the peak of a hill?
  1. A ship
  2. Signs of civilization
  3. Steep mountains
  4. A wild pig
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What does Ralph remind the boys of during the expedition?
  1. The need to build shelters
  2. The importance of playing games
  3. The search for the beast
  4. The plan to explore the entire island
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What excites the boys as they explore the island together?
  1. Finding food
  2. Discovering a cave
  3. Bonding and playing in the jungle
  4. Spotting a ship on the horizon
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
What does Simon discover as he wanders through the jungle alone?
  1. A pig
  2. A snake
  3. A peaceful glade
  4. A hidden cave
Grade 9 Lord of the Flies
How does Ralph feel when exploring on his own?
  1. Fearful
  2. Confident
  3. Nervous
  4. Anxious
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