Lord of the Flies Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator notes when the feast begins to die down in Chapter 9: “A View to a Death,” “Evening was come, not with calm beauty but with” what?

2. What does Piggy say Sam and Eric are doing when Ralph arrives at the camp in the beginning of Chapter 10: “The Shell and the Glasses”?

3. What word from Chapter 10: “The Shell and the Glasses” means to make gestures in an excited manner?

4. Who does Piggy say was murdered in Chapter 11: “Castle Rock”?

5. What colors of face paint is Jack described as wearing in Chapter 10: “The Shell and the Glasses”?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ralph attempt to escape the hunters in Chapter 12: “Cry of the Hunters”?

2. What argument ensues between Ralph and his companions regarding the fire in Chapter 10: “The Shell and the Glasses”?

3. Why does Ralph begin running for the beach and shelters in Chapter 12: “Cry of the Hunters”?

4. What is foreshadowed by the changing relationship between Jack and Ralph in Chapter 7: “Shadows and Tall Trees”?

5. What suggestions do Piggy and Simon make following the meeting in Chapter 8: “Gift for the Darkness”?

6. What happens when one of the hunters spots a pig in Chapter 7: “Shadows and Tall Trees”?

7. What leads up to Simon’s death in Chapter 9: “A View to a Death”? How does Simon die?

8. What do Ralph and his companions decide to do about the fire in Chapter 8: “Gift for the Darkness”?

9. What confrontation takes place between Jack and Ralph in Chapter 9: “A View to a Death”?

10. What is represented metaphorically through the killing of the sow in Chapter 8: “Gift for the Darkness”?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the leadership qualities of Ralph and Jack in the novel. Why does Jack decide to leave Ralph’s group? What happens when he makes this announcement? What will happen to Ralph’s group without the hunters?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Ralph’s decision to go to Jack’s camp in Chapter 9. Why do Ralph and Piggy decide to go have meat at Jack’s feast? What happens when they arrive? How does Jack treat them? How does Ralph respond when Jack tries to talk the others into joining his tribe?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the setting as established in the first chapter of the novel. Where are the boys stranded? What is the time period of the story? What clues does the author give for the location of the island in the first chapter? What role does the setting of the story play in the plot?

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