What are some high leveled questions for Chapter 2 and 5?

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Douglas Horley | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

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'High level' questions might be defined as though that probe higher levels of understanding of a text (beyond simple recall). The questions below require some level of inferential or interpretive understanding of the novel.

Chapter 2

On page 55, Jack insists that they must have rules because they are English people, "After all, we're not savages. We're English;..." Why do you think that his words become very ironic later in the story?  

What is the connection between the young boys early fears ('a beastie') and what happens with the lighting of the first fire? 

Chapter 5

Why has Ralph now become more firmly allied with Piggy rather than Jack?

Are Ralph’s new rules practical and sensible? Why does his leadership begin to fall apart? 

Write down some quotes which are of significance in showing the complete breakdown of the boys’ fragile democracy eg. “Bollocks to the rules” (Jack p.114). 

At the end of the chapter many boys leave with Jack in a highly excited state. What is the significance of Jack saying “If there’s a beast we’ll hunt it down.”