Lord of Flies Chapter 1 and 2

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Chapter 1 Questions Solution

How did the boys come to be marooned on the island? [The plane they were on was shot down over the ocean.]

What do Piggy and Ralph do to gather the scattered boys? [They blow into a conch shell.]

What does Piggy not want to be called? [Piggy]

Whom do the boys elect leader? [Ralph]

What does Jack’s group become? [Hunters]

Why can’t Piggy run or swim?

She has asthma

How does Ralph behave when he learns what what people called Piggy at home?

He shrieks with laughter

What does Ralph’s father do for a living and why does this provide hope for Ralph?

Commander in the Navy. he says he will come and rescue them.

What did Piggy’s aunt do for a living? And why did he live with her?

She owns a candy store. His dad had died

According to Piggy, why is it likely no one, including the people at the airport, knows where they are?

He thinks there was an atomic bomb an they all died

What does Ralph find and what does he use the item for?

Conch Shell, it would signal people in the island

Instead of introducing himself by Jack, how does Jack introduce himself?

Meridew

What does Ralph suggest is necessary for helping out with their rescue?

Get a chief to decide

What does Jack argue?

He’s the lead boy of the chair and can sing c-sharp

What does Roger suggest?

It should be a vote

What type of animal do the three boys see? Why does it get away? What does Jack promise about “next time”?

Pig. Jack was afraid. He will kill the pig

What rule does Ralph establish?

in order to talk, you must have the conch

Who is the only one who can interrupt someone speaking?

Ralph

What are two books that are mentioned that remind the boys about the adventure they hope to have on the island?

Treasure Island, Swallow and Amazons, Coral Island

What description does the narrator give us of the six-year-old boy who tells the older boys what he has found?

He has a mulberry colored birthmark on his face

What does this tell the older boys?

That there is a beastie/a snake-like thing in the forest

What happens to this boy?

He dies in the fire

What does Jack say he will do if there is a beastie?

He will hunt and kill it

What evidence does Ralph give the other boys to persuade them that they will be rescued?

The Queen has all of the islands charted on a map so she will know where they are

What does Ralph suggest they do to help themselves get rescued?

They should make a signal fire

What do Ralph and Jack embarrassingly realize?

They don’t know how to start a fire

What does Jack suggest using to start a fire?

Piggy’s glasses

Why does Ralph think the fire is no good?

Because it’s just heat, no smoke

How does Simon defend Piggy?

He says that since they used Piggy’s glasses to start the fire that he did help and not just sit around

What did the boys accidentally do?

Set the forest on fire

What does Piggy say they should have done before starting the fire?

Counted all of the boys

What major characteristic do we get of the first boy?

He has fair hair 12 years old has the body of a boxer he’s thin and tall his name is Ralph

What major characteristics do we get of the second boy?

Is fat has asthma short wears glasses named piggy

What happened to the plane that made these boys stranded on the island

The plane was attached by an atomic bomb

What are the two boys names

Ralph and Piggy

Why can’t piggy run or swim?

Piggy has asthma

How does Ralph behave when he learns what people call piggy at home?

Ralph thinks it’s funny and starts running around screaming and calling him that

What does Ralph’s father do for a living and why does this provide hope for Ralph?

Ralph’s father is in the navy so he can come and get Ralph cause he’ll know exactly where he is when he gets to the airport

What did piggys aunt do for a living? And why did he live with her?

Piggys aunt owned a candy shop and his parents are dead

According to piggy why is it likely no one including the people at the airport knows where they are?

Piggy thinks everyone in the plane died except for the boys on the island

What does Ralph find?

A conch

what does Ralph use this item for?

To call a meeting of the boys on the island

What are the names of the twins?

Sam and eric

Explain the outfits of the last group of boys to arrive at the platform

Wearing long black robes and a cross necklace

Instead of introducing himself by jack how does jack introduce himself?

Merridew

What does Ralph suggest is necessary for helping out with their rescue?

It is necessary to have a leader

What does jack argue

He should be cheif

What does roger suggest?

Suggest they should vote for leader

What three boys go on the exploration to see if they are indeed on an island?

Ralph jack and Simon

What item does jack have?

A knife

What job does Ralph give piggy?

To take names of all the kids

What type of animal do the three boys see?

A pig

Why does it get away?

Jack hesitates to kill it

What does jack promise about “next time”

He will kill the pig next time

What rule does Ralph establish?

Only one person can talk with the conch in there hand

Who is the one who can interrupt someone speaking?

Only Ralph can interrupt someone

What are the two books that are mentions that remind the boys about the adventure they hope to have on the island?

Treasure island and coral island

What description does the narrator give us of the six year old boy who tells the older boys what he has found?

He’s a six year old boy with a mulberry colored birthmark

What does this boy tell the older boy?

Tells him he saw a beastie

What happens to this boy?

He dies in a fire the boys created

What does jack say he will do if there is a beastie?

Jack will hunt and kill it

What evidence does Ralph give the older boys to persuade them they will be rescued

His father is in the navy and the queen has a big room full of maps and once they discover this island they will be rescued.

What does Ralph suggest they do to help themselves get rescued

Ralph suggest they build a fire on top of the mountain

What do Ralph and jack embarrassingly realize?

They realize piggy was right about the fire being a bad idea

What does jack suggest using to state a fire?

Jack suggested using piggys glasses

Why does Ralph think the fire is no good?

There was no smoke

How does Simon defend piggy?

Simon points out they used his glasses to start the fire

What did the boys accidentally do?

Push the fire down the mountain

What does piggy say they should have done before starting a fire?

They should have made shelter on the beach

How and why did the boys happen to come to the island?

The plane was shot down.

What do the boys have that is the symbol of authority in the society they form? Whose idea is it?

A conch shell. Piggy.

What does the reader learn about Jack when he slashed the green candle buds?

He is violent.

Why does Jack hesitate when he lifts his knife to kill the piglet, and what does he promise will

happen next time he meets a pig?

He still had a right to society. He will kill it.

Who are the hunters, and what is their job?

The choir boys (Jack, Simon). To explore the island, to get meat, and keep the fire going.

What does a little ‘un think he has seen in the forest?

A monster

How and why do the boys make fire?

He uses Piggy’s glasses to focus the sunlight and set the wood on fire. Used for a smoke signal so boats can see them.

Why does the boys’ plan for rescue fail?

They set some trees on fire. The boy who told them about the monster was playing over the fire and then went missing.

How did the boys arrive on the island?

Plane crash- attacked and shot down.

How did Ralph call the first meeting?

A conch shell; blew in and kids came.

It was Piggy’s idea.

What are the names of the twins?

Sam and Eric – SamNEric.

What does Ralph’s dad do?

A commander in the Navy.

What nationality are the boys?

British (they speak of pounds).

The island was roughly what shape?

Boat shaped.

What is the “scar?”

The gash in the jungle from where the plane crashed.

For whom did Piggy vote chief?

Hesitantly for Ralph. He was hoping for himself.

Who went to make sure the island was really an island?

Ralph, Jack, Simon. (leaders)

Who is your favorite character so far?

Chapter 2 Solutions

Who is the only one who may interrupt the speaker holding the conch?

Ralph, the leader.

He is setting rules because he is feeling the need for order.

Who saw the beast/beastie/snake-like thing?

A littlun. (six year old with a birth mark)

Who says again and again the there isn’t a beast?

Ralph, he feels the fear of the others and is trying to fight it.

Ralph holds a two-fold mission statement. What are the two parts of the statement?

1. Boy=Have fun (“it’s a good island”)

2. Growing up= Get rescued (signal fire)

Why do the need a fire?

Rescue, passing ships or planes.

What did the boys use to start the fire?

Piggy’s glasses- grabbed them.

Who is the first boy to die?

Boy with the birthmark (maybe other). Boys feel shame with the realization.

Who said, “How do you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper?”

Piggy- scolding boys about their irresponsible behavior.

Who said, “I told you to. I told you to get a list of names!”

Ralph to Piggy, panicking about the first disaster.

Who said, “We’ll have rules! Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks ’em–“

Jack, excited for power.

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