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TEST 2

_____ 1. "We've got to have special people looking after the fire. Any day there may be a ship out there." Who is speaking here?

A. Piggy
B. Ralph
C. Simon

_____ 2. Piggy's glasses

A. gave him insight into people's character
B. were destroyed by Simon
C. were used to light a fire and may have been a symbol of his intelligence

_____ 3. "I don't believe in no ghosts, ever." Who is speaking here?

A. Piggy
B. Sam or Eric
C. Simon

_____ 4. The smashing of the sand castles may have represented

A. the passing of the boys' childhood
B. the "norming" of competitive behavior
C. the "norming" of violence

_____ 5. "The beast that came out of the sea" was

A. a bad dream of the littluns
B. a downed navy pilot
C. never determined


_____ 6. One important character who is not present when the boys pursue the boar is

A. Piggy
B. Roger
C. Simon

_____ 7. The evil behavior that emerges in many of the boys as the novel evolves is reminiscent of what takes place in

A. Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls
B. Conrad's Heart of Darkness
C. Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

_____ 8. According to Golding, the title Lord of the Flies

A. refers to the boys as "lords" of the island
B. has significance for scholars only
C. is the literal Hebrew translation of "Beelzebub"

_____ 9. "Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in." Who is speaking here?

A. All the hunters
B. Jack
C. Ralph

_____ 10. Simon is characterized as being

A. loyal, poetic, sensitive
B. a leader, competitive, fair-minded
C. intelligent and intellectual

11. How does Golding let the reader know in Chapter 1 that the island, which the boys believe is a paradise, is a dangerous place?

12. Why do the boys believe in the natural goodness of man?

13. What is the importance of names, naming, and the loss of names in the story?

14. Give three examples of Jack's becoming more primitive and animalistic.

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