Lord of the Flies Symbolism & Allegory Quiz

Lord of the Flies Symbolism & Allegory Quiz

Created by randerson1011

I always tell my students at the start of Lord of the Flies by William Golding that everything they will encounter within those pages cannot be taken for face value. Everything and everyone stands for something else. This quiz will test your knowledge over the more prominent symbols and allegories found in the book. 

  • Question 1

    Which character best represents the boys' loss of identity on the island?

  • Question 2

    What does the conch symbolize?

  • Question 3

    What does the smoke symbolize?

  • Question 4

    Which character best represents the need for justice and democracy?

  • Question 5

    Which character best represents reason, logic, and order?

  • Question 6

    What does the beast symbolize?

  • Question 7

    Which character best represents the boys' loss of innocence on the island?

  • Question 8

    Which character best represents sadistic violence and savagery?

  • Question 9

    What does the fire symbolize?

  • Question 10

    Which character best represents Thomas Hobbes's theory of State of Nature, in which he describes that humans are inherently selfish and violent creatures?

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