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Lord of the Flies

William Golding


Study Questions & Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

1. Whose responsibility is it to maintain the first signal fire?

2. What powers does Jack ascribe to the beast after Simon’s murder?

3. How does the first boy disappear?

4. Who is the first boy to disappear?

5. Where does the beast go during the day, according to one littlun?

6. Who sees the dead parachutist first?

7. Which character speaks to the Lord of the Flies?

8. What lures the navy ship to the island?

9. Whom does Jack strike shortly after his first kill?

10. When Piggy is killed, what else is destroyed?

11. What is Ralph’s first act upon being elected leader?

12. What object does Ralph clutch when he talks about Simon’s murder?

13. Who is the only boy to kill someone on the island by himself?

14. What does Jack suggest the boys use as the “pig” in their dance-like reenactment of the hunt?

15. Which boy treats the littluns with the most kindness?

16. Which boy would rather hunt than build huts?

17. Where is Jack’s tribe headquarters?

18. What tool or tools do the boys use to make fire?

19. What is the boys’ home country?

20. Who kills Piggy?

21. What surrounds Simon’s body as it floats into the sea?

22. Who knocks the Lord of the Flies to the ground?

23. On what obstruction does the dead parachutist become tangled?

24. Who tells Jack where Ralph is hiding in Chapter 12?

25. Which boy does not dance at Jack’s first feast?

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Got questions for chapter 1

by iSpyChicken, October 03, 2012

1. Where were the boys going in the plane? Describe what happened to it.

2. Describe the island where the boys landed. What created the “Scar” on the island?

3. What does Piggy find? How is it used?

4. Who is chosen to be the chief? Why?

5. How does Jack wish to contribute to the survival of the boys?


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This is for question 4 i think!

by laloca52411, October 05, 2012

piggy finds a conch . and they use it to call a meeting .


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by guardieforlife, October 07, 2012

1. the boys were hit by a(n?) (atom?) bomb
2. the "scar" is the crash site made by the plane in the jungle
3. piggy found the conch that is used to summon the boys by ralph. piggy has asthma, so he couldnt use the conch because he would run out of breath
4. ralph is chosen to be chief because he has the conch
5. jack is the leader of the hunters. the hunters are members of the choir and jack is the leader because he is 'chapter chorister and head boy'


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