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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies


by William Golding

Lord of the Flies: Anyone claimed Mosquitoes? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Lord of the Flies? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What debate splits the boys?

Signal Fire or Food
Yankees or Mets
Paper or Plastic
Fishing or Hunting
Q. What role does the conch play?

The boys invent a sport in which it is the "ball"
It becomes the chief warrior's helmet
It signals who is supposed to speak at meetings
Ursula locks Ralph's voice inside it
Q. Where does Simon go to contemplate the boys' actions?

The Luxor
Into the jungle
An underwater cave
His sandcastle
Q. Who is the lord of the flies?

This one big, and we mean BIG, fly that bites Ralph
A pig's head
The dead guy. Not by choice.
Q. What happens to Simon at the pig party?

He passes out after making some immature decisions
He is killed by the other boys, while they are re-enacting the pig hunt
He gives a speech on fiscal responsibility
He sits in the corner, hoping to get asked to dance