Plot 101 for 100 What is the exposition of the story? A. The boys ship crashes into an island B. The boys plane crashes into an island C. The boys are on an island for a field trip D. A Naval Officer drops the boys off on the island AND THE ANSWER IS…
Plot 101 for 100 What is… B. The boys plane crashes into an island Lets get back to the game!
Plot 101 for 200 What plan of rescue do the boys create to get off of the island? A. Spell help with conch shells B. Place a white t-shirt on top of the mountain C. Make many small fires for food/smoke D. Make one large signal fire And the answer is….
Plot 101 for 200 What is… D. Make one large signal fire Lets get back to the game!
Plot 101 for 300 Identify the human deaths on the island by: Naming each deceased person Listing the deaths in the order that they occurred and describing how they occurred And the answer is…
Plot 101 for 300 What is… The littlun with the birthmark (lost in fire) Simon (killed by boys during dance at Jacks feast) Piggy (killed by a bolder thrown by Roger) Lets get back to the game!!!
Plot 101 for 400 How was Simons death foreshadowed? And the answer is…
Plot 101 for 400 What is… When the Lord of the Flies warns him that he must stay away from the other boys or he will be doomed Lets get back to the game!!!
Plot 101 for 500 What does Ralph do at the beginning of the novel to show his initial disregard for and annoyance with Piggy? And the answer is…
Plot 101 for 500 What is… Tell the boys that his name is Piggy, the one name that Piggy asked Ralph (in confidence) not to share with the others) Lets get back to the game!!!!
Characters 101 for 100 Name the two leaders who are in constant conflict throughout the story. And the answer is…
Characters 101 for 100 Who is… Jack and Ralph Lets get back to the game!!!
Characters 101 for 200 What character begins throwing stones at littluns on the beach and eventually throws a bolder at Piggy? And the answer is…
Characters 101 for 200 Who is: Roger Lets get back to the game!!!
Characters 101 for 300 List at least three characteristics to describe the main character Piggy NOTE: Only two of the three characteristics may be a physical description! And the answer is…
Characters 101 for 300 What is… (Possible Answers) Fat Asthmatic Wears glasses Annoying/Outcast Grown up of the group Intelligent one Logical one who values order Lets get back to the game!!!
Characters 101 for 400 Simons character is said to be an allegory for what human ideal: A. Virtue B. Intelligence C. Authority D. Innate Evil And the answer is…
Characters 101 for 400 What is… A. Virtue Lets get back to the game!!!
Characters 101 for 500 Evaluate Jack and Ralphs abilities to be effective leaders by stating: 2 personal qualities Ralph possesses 2 personal qualities Jack possesses 2 qualities of Ralphs society 2 qualities of Jacks society Explaining how these qualities allow each character to be/not be an effective leader And the answer is…
Characters 101 for 500 What is: Ralph (honest, fair, hard working, passive, physically strong) Jack (evil, sly, aggressive, violent, manipulative, physically strong) Ralphs society (orderly, rules, shelter, civilized, hope) Jacks society (violent, savage like, hunt focused, impulsive, aggressive) Jack isnt a truly effective leader because he motivates people by fear and not by true desire to follow and Ralph isnt an effective leader because although he stands for the right ideals, he lacks the aggressive nature to truly stand up to others and enforce rules Lets get back to the game!!!
Themes for 100 According to Golding, humans are which of the following? A. Innately virtuous B. Innately evil C. Innately fearful D. Innately fearless And the answer is…
Themes for 100 What is… B. Innately evil Lets get back to the game!!!
Themes for 200 According to Golding, who will people turn to when they are threatened or afraid? And the answer is…
Themes for 200 What is: Not necessarily the best or most rational leader, but the strongest leader who shows the most strength and offers immediate protection Lets get back to the game!!!
Themes for 300 Why does Golding have Jack and the others paint their faces with dazzle paint before going off to battle? Explain the deeper significance of this paint. And the answer is…
Themes for 300 What is… To relieve themselves of the guilt associated with completing taboo acts or acts out of a persons typical character (i.e. by painting your face YOU are not truly responsible for completing the crime that committed with the mask on) Lets get back to the game!!!
Themes for 400 As the novel closes, the Naval Officer sees a cruiser off in the distance. Explain what Golding was trying to symbolically infer by having the Naval Officer view this ship as he is rescuing the boys. **100 point bonus: Where else does Golding show the same symbolic idea in the novel? And the answer is…
Themes for 400 What is… That although the grown ups promise rescue/hope for the boys (because they live in a world of civil order), they too struggle with same violent tendencies and innate evil the boys were faced with on the island. BONUS ANSWER: This is also seen when the dead paratrooper is sent down as a sign from the land of the grown ups. Lets get back to the game!!!!
Themes for 500 Golding shows Jacks inclination towards evil by having Jack behave differently during pig hunts through out the novel. How does Jacks behavior change through out the work, and what does this change further imply? And the answer is…
Themes for 500 What is… Initially, Jack is too afraid to kill a pig when he has a chance (he is still governed by civilization, order, rules, consequences and authority) Then, Jack paints his face and is able to kill a pig (Jack is allowing himself to drift towards his true evil desires) Jack eventually violently kills a mother sow, placing her head on a stick (Jack shows his true evil nature as well as his lack of insight in killing a sow) Jack eventually leads the others in the dance during Simons death (Jacks impulsive behavior and inclination towards evil allow him to discretely take a human life) Jack encourages the others to hunt Ralph like a pig (Jack consciously encourages the others to take another humans life) THE BIG PICTURE: The longer you are removed from order/authority, the more evil you become Lets get back to the game!!!!
Background Info for 100 Who wrote The Lord of the Flies? And the answer is…
Background Info for 100 Who is… William Golding Lets get back to the game!!!
Background Info for 300 Name one reason why William Golding was inspired to write Lord of the Flies And the answer is…
Background Info for 300 What is… He served in the British Royal Navy during WWII and was so horrified by the atrocities he saw that he felt compelled to write a novel about the innate evil of human nature He was a teacher for British school boys and saw how improper and uncivilized they could truly be Lets get back to the game!!!
Background Info for 200 Goldings novel mirrors and responds to the atrocities of what war? And the answer is…
Background Info for 200 What is… World War II Lets get back to the game!!!
Background Info for 500 What was William Goldings career before he wrote the book? How was this career a muse for the book? And the answer is…
Background Info for 500 What is… A school teacher at Wordsworths School for Boys in England He understood that British school boys are believed to be some of the most proper boys in the world, but he found that they too, are truly evil when given opportunity Lets get back to the game!!!!
Background Info for 400 Where did William Golding live? And the answer is…
Background Info for 400 What is… Cornwall, England Lets get back to the game!!!!
BONUS ROUND!!!!! Where did William Golding attend college and what was his major? And the answer is…
BONUS ROUND!!!! What is… Oxford University Bachelor in English, Diploma in Education Lets get back to the game!!!!