The Lord of the Flies Test Review

Ralph The elected leader of the boys and the main protagonist. He is neither the smartest nor the strongest. He tries to keep the boys focused on the rules but loses his authority and almost his life to Jack’s seizure of power.
Jack The novel’s antagonist, one of the older boys stranded on the island. Jack becomes the leader of the hunters but longs for total power.
Simon A shy, sensitive boy in the group. Simon, in some ways the only naturally “good” character on the island, behaves kindly toward the younger boys and is willing to work for the good of their community. A Christ like figure.
Piggy Ralph’s “lieutenant.” A whiny, intellectual boy, Piggy represents the scientific, rational side of civilization.
Roger Jack’s “lieutenant.” A sadistic, cruel older boy who brutalizes the littluns and eventually murders Piggy by rolling a boulder onto him.
Samneric Twins who follow Ralph and Simon and end up captured by Jack’s tribe
What character took pleasure cutting the pig’s throat? Jack
This character was humiliated when “taken short” at night. Simon
These characters were the last to go to Jack’s tribe. Samneric
What character saw a ship on the horizon? Ralph
This character was intelligent but not respected and was an outcast. Piggy
The _______didn’t do much to help. Littluns
Who kicked over the Littluns’ sand castles? Roger
How does Jack convince the boys to follow him? He offers them meat.
Who was responsible for letting the fire go out? Jack and the choir
Who was crying out something about a body on the hill as he was attacked? Simon
Whose constant references about his “Auntie” reveals that he likes rules and order? Piggy
What character denounces the “power” of the conch? Jack
The conch A symbol of power and civility, used to call order among the boys and allows one to talk when it is in his possession.
Piggy’s glasses They represent intelligent, rational thought; a sign of a supposedly civilized world.
“Lord of the Flies” The name given to the sow’s head that Jack’s gang impales on a stake and erects in the forest as an offering to the “beast.” The Lord of the Flies comes to symbolize the primordial instincts of power and cruelty that take control of Jack’s tribe. It “speaks” to Simon.
The “beast” This really was what was inside the boys – their savage potential – but the kids think it is really the parachute man.
This symbol was repeatedly taken from Piggy and represents survival. Specs
The boys describes the beastie as… A snake-thing, a thing from the sea and a bulging thing.
Face painting before hunting represents… masking out real life and becoming savage.
The universal theme of The Lord of the Flies is… Man’s struggle against societal pressure.
Ralph went on a tirade when the boys let the fire go out. What does tirade mean in this example? a long angry speech
Ralph begins to be an ineffectual leader as Jack gains control of the boys. lacking in power or forcefulness
Simon emerges into a tumult of hysteria and confusion which leads to his death. a state of commotion and noise and confusion
The boys created a clamor as they reenacted the hunt. loud and persistent outcry from many people
Jack would jeer Piggy by calling him fatty. to make fun of rudely or unkindly
In their former life it was taboo for the boys to break rules. What does taboo mean in this example? forbidden
Ralph felt compelled to keep the fire going. What does compelled mean in this example? sense of duty
The “Lord of the Flies” says”Fancy thinking the beast is something you could hunt and kill”. This quote means… the beast is something inside that can’t be killed.
Who says, “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What’s grownups going to think? Going off-hunting pigs- letting fires out- and now!”? Piggy
Who says, “And you shut up! Who are you anyway? Sitting there telling people what to do. You can’t hunt, you can’t sing”? Jack says this to Ralph
Who states, "Bullocks to the rules! We're strong we hunt! If there's a beast, we'll hunt it down! We'll close in and beat and beat and beat!"? Jack yells this to the assembly
Who declares at a assembly, “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.'”? Piggy
Who makes the point to the Littluns, “‘I said if you’re taken a short you keep away from the fruit.That’s dirty!”‘? Ralph

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