Lord of the Flies Study Guide

How do these boys arrive on the island? There plane crashes.
What is the name of the boy with fair hair? Ralph.
What did they call the fat boy in school? Piggy.
WHat does Ralph use to call the other boys on the island? A chonch shell.
What does Piggy do as each boy shows up? Asks their name.
What are the names of the twins? Sam and Eric.
Who is elected chief? Ralph.
What is the first decision Ralph makes as chief? That him Jack, and Simon find out if the are on and island or not.
Which Three boys explore the island? Ralph, Jack, and Simon.
How does Jack react when the boys find the piglet? Excited but can’t bring himself to kill it.
As Jack talks about the pig they saw on their expadition, what does he do that shows his violent nature? He throws his knife into a tree.
What do the boys do when the small boy with mulberry-colored birthmark reaches out for the conch? They laugh at him.
What does Ralph say when attempting to put the smaller children at ease about the beastie? He tells them the beastie dosen’t exsit.
What does Ralph suggest they do to signal a potential rescue ship? Light a fire.
Who leads the boys into the jungle? Jack.
Jack accuses Piggy of just sitting while the rest are building the fire. Who defends Piggy? Simon defends Piggy.
What reason is given to show that Piggy helped with the fire? They used the light the projected off of his glasses.
How does Maurice suggest they make smoke? Burn green leaves and branches.
What disastrous thing happens after the boys build the fire? They mostly set the island on fire.
Piggy loses his temper and begins to complain about how everyone is behaving on the island. How does Jack reply to Piggy’s complaints? He tells him to shutup.
What weapons does Jack use to hunt the pig? A spear.
Is he successful in his hunt? No.
What does Jack find Ralph and Simon doing when he returns from the hunt? Making a shelter.
Why does Ralph think that they need the shelters? To be safe from the weather.
Ralph comeplains that nobody is helping to build the shealters. What does Simon suggest that Ralph do about it? Hold a meeting.
What is Jacks reason for hunting? He needs to prove that he can hunt.
What feeling does Jack experince when he is hunting alone? He is being hunted.
Does Ralph feel they are creating a good signal fire? No.
Where does Simon go after the argument between Jack and Ralph? Goes into the jungle.
What does Simon do for the littluns who follow him into the jungle? He picks the ripe fruit that they can’t reach.
How does Roger behave toward Henry? He is mean to him.
What does Jack think is the reason he hasn’t killed any pig yet? He thinks the pig can see him.
What does Jack use to camouflage himself? Clay and Charcoal.
What does Ralph see as he , Piggy, and Maurice play near the pool? Ship.
What is Ralph angry about when he sees the ship? Because there fire went out.
What are the hunters chanting? Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her boold.
What is Piggy’s response when Jack says Piggy didn’t hunt? No more than Ralph nor Simon.
What does Simon do when Jack refuses to give Piggy meat? Simon gives Piggy his meat.
What does Jack shout as everyone is eating the meat? I got you meat.
What does Ralph do in response to all of the celecreation surrounding the pig? He stands in the corner and calls a meeeting.
What is the purpose of Ralph’s meeting? To say what’s what.
Ralph mentions decisions made during the meetings that are not acted upon. List three of them. Using the rocks as a bathroom, Keeping the fire going at all times, and that food to be cooked should be taken to the fire.
In Ralph’s speech, what does he say they should do before they let the fire go out? Die.
One of the littluns woke up in the middle of thie night and saw something moving in the jungle. What was it? Simon.
In an argument with Jack, Ralph accuses him of breaking rules. What is Jack’s reply? Who cares.
According to Ralph, what is “the only thing we’ve got”? Rules.
The meeting breaks up a scatter of noise and excitement. What does Piggy suggest Ralph do to bring the meeting back to order? Blow the conch.
Why does Ralph refuse to blow the counch? Because no one will come back.
Why is Piggy afraid of Ralph giving up the position of chief? Because Jack will make it all hunting all the time.
Why does Piggy wish grownups where there? Because grownups aren’t scared of anything and they know stuff.
What sign comes down from the world of grownups? Parachute.
When the figure comes to rest, what does the wind cause to do? sitting position with head down and arms out.
Who is on the mountaintop when the figure lands? Sam and Eric.
What is the state of the fire when Sam and Eric wake up? It was out.
What is Ralph’s first action upon hearing about the beast? He has a meeting.
What is Jack’s response to hearing the news about the beast? He organizes a hunt.
What is Piggy assigned to do as the others go in search of the beast? Watch the littluns.
What does Simon think of the beast? He doesn’t think the beast is real.
What do the boys think of Castle Rock? Great place to build a fort.
What is Raplh thinking as he strikes the rock with his fist? That he was the chief.
After leaving Castle Rock to search for the beast, the boys stop to eat. What is Ralph thinking about during this time? How dirty he is.
As Ralph looks at the others, he notices the boys are dirty. What does he think about this? He thinks how it is a common sight now and that it isn’t a drty in the mud type of dirty.
As Ralph thinks about the ocean as a barrier, what does Simon say to him that interrupts his thoughts ? You get back to where you came from.
What do the boys encounter on the way to the mountain? A boar.
How does Ralph feel about hitting boar with the spear? He is proud of himself.
Why does someone suggest going back to Piggy? It’s an excuse to leave the forest.
On the way to the mountain Maurice says, “Supposing the beats’s up there?” What is Jack’s reply? We’ll kill it.
When Jack questions whether or not Ralph is frightened, how does Ralph defend himself? He lists things he has done. He then says why do you hate me.
How does Jack describe what he sees on the mountaintop? A giant ape.
How do the three boys react to seeing the creature? They freak out.
How does Ralph characterize Jack’s hunters? He say they are just boys armed with sticks.
After criticizing Ralph, what question does Jack ask the group? Who doesn’t want Ralph as chief.
After Jack leaves, what does Simon suggest they do? That they should climb the mountain.
What does Piggy suggest they do about the fire? They make it down on the beach.
Does Jack intend to hunt the beast? No.
What does Jack plan to do for the beast? Leave an offering to it.
How does Jack plan to cook the pig? The fire that Ralph made.
What is the Lord of the Flies? The pigs head on a stick.
What does Jack offer Ralph’s group? A feast to anyone who joins him.
Who does Simon talk with in the jungle? Lord of the Flies.
What does Simon do when his fit passes? Wander the jungle. – ?
HWta does Simon learn about the beast? It’s a dead man.
As Piggy and Ralph swim, what does Piggy suggest they do? Go to kacks party.
What is Jack’s apperence compared to? A savage.
After the boys eat, what question does Jack ask evryone? Who wants to join my tribe.
Ralph asserts hi authority as cheif. Is he successful? No.
When the storm breaks, Jack tells his hunters to do what? Dance.
In the dance, who acts as the pig first? Roger.
Who crawls out of the forest into the circle? Simon.
What happens to him at the end of the chapter? He is killeded.
Raplh calls Simon’s death a murder. How does Piggy try justify their actions? He says it was dark and they were scared.
What role do Piggy and Ralph say they had in the attack They were only on the outside.
After Robert explains to Roger how he can prevent him from coming up the ladder , how does roger characterize Jack? As the chief.
How does the tribe explain Simon’s murder? It was as disguise.
What are Jacks plans for his tribe to start hunting agian
For ralph’s group, what 2 purposes does the fire serve Smoke signal and light for the Children to sleep with.
What do Raplh and his group decide to do about tending the fire at night? To make it smoke.
What does Ralphs dream about? Being transporting home in different ways.
Someone or something creeps outside their shelter. Who does it call for? Piggy.
What do the intruders take? Piggy’s glasses.
After losing his glasses, what does piggy suggest that Ralph do? Hold a meeting.
What preparations does Ralph suggest they make before going to Jack’s camp? Bath and eat.
What does piggy plan to do when he sees Jack? Confront him.
What is the reason Ralph gives for coming to Jack’s camp? To retrieve the glasses.
What does Ralph call Jack? A thief and a liar.
WHat does Jack command the tribe to do to Samneric? Tie them up.
When Piggy finally gets to speak, what does he say? You are all acting like kids.
What happens to Piggy He gets killed.
What happens to the conch? It breaks.
What happens to Samneric? They are forced into Jack’s tribe.
WHat does the Lord of the Flies look like when Ralph sees it? A skull.
What figures does Ralph see on top on Castle rock? A chant.
Why do Samneric insist that ralph leave? Because the group is going to kill him.
How does the tribe plan to hunt Ralph? By raking the island.
Where does Ralph decide to sleep for the night? In the thicket.
How does the tribe flush Ralph out of the thicket? By burning him out with a fire.
What three options does Ralph consider? Breaking the line, going to the beach, and ?
Who does Ralph find after stumbling on the beach? A navel officer.
What does the navel officer say about the boys’ behavior? That he expected more structure from british boys.
WHat does Ralph finally do at the very end? Cry.

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