Lord of the Flies Chapter 2 Questions

Instructor: Jason Lineberger

Jason has 20 years of education experience including 14 years of teaching college literature.

Are you teaching 'Lord of the Flies?' If you need discussion questions broken down by chapter, here you go! These questions are further divided by thinking level according to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Levels of Thinking

The questions presented here are organized according to the levels of thought in Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Using this system helps teachers to be sure they've included higher order thinking in their questions.

Level 1 - Remember

  • The boys decide they should light a fire before going into the woods. The idea is that the smoke will act as a signal in case anyone is searching for them, but they don't have proper equipment for sparking a fire. How do they manage to get the fire started?
  • The boys manage to light the fire, which grows and spreads and creates a massive amount of smoke. In the chaos of this situation, who goes missing?
  • The youngest boys, the ones referred to as 'little'uns', are scared of something in the woods. What frightens them?

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