Lord of the Flies
Read each question carefully. Answer in complete
sentences in the space provided.
1. Compare and contrast Ralph and Jack. How are the two
boys alike, and how are they different? Write your answer in a paragraph, using
examples from the text to support your response.
2. Explain what each of the four major symbols in the
novel—conch, glasses, fire, and beast—represents. Answer in a paragraph. Provide
at least one example of each symbol’s role in the novel.
3. Piggy asks in Chapter 5, “Are we humans or savages?”
One theme present in the novel is that underneath the appearance of
civilization, violence and disorder are ever-present possibilities in human
life. Explain how this theme is conveyed in Lord
of the Flies. Use evidence from the novel to support your response. Write a
response of no fewer than three paragraphs.