Study Guide

The Scorch Trials Chapter 11

By James Dashner

Chapter 11

  • Rat Man continues: sun flares have ravaged the earth and there's a disease called the Flare that's killing people.
  • By the way, all of the kids have caught the Flare.
  • Uh, what?
  • But don't worry— if they complete the Trials, then the kids will get a cure for the Flare.
  • So, Phase Two is called The Scorch Trials.
  • These trials begin at 6:00AM, and the boys need to enter something called a Flat Trans at that time.
  • This Flat Trans closes 5 minutes later. If the boys don't enter, they'll be executed. So it's probably a good idea to enter the thing.
  • Rat Man then gives the kids their instructions. Ready?
  • There aren't any rules or guidelines. There are few supplies and nothing to help along the way.
  • Bascially, all they get is this: Go through the Flat Trans when it opens.
  • Find open air.
  • Go one hundred miles north to the safe haven.
  • Make it, or die.
  • Huh, this all seems simple.
  • Then the invisible wall fogs up, and the man disappears into thin air, along with his desk and chair. It's like magic.
  • Don't worry, people—we have no idea what a Flat Trans is, either, or what in the world The Scorch Trials consist of.