Lord of the Flies Chapter 5 Questions

Instructor: Jason Lineberger

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

'Lord of the Flies' is a rich novel to use in an English classroom, and you'll need some equally rich discussion questions to go with it. This lesson contains several questions, broken down according to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Levels of Thinking

The questions below have been divided into groups according to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. You can use these groups to get your students thinking about the novel in new and increasingly difficult ways. The early levels are shallower; they revolve around remembering details. The latter levels push students to understand the material in a deeper and more thorough way.

Level 1 - Remember

  • Why are the 'littluns' having trouble sleeping?
  • Describe the place where the boys have their meetings.
  • Simon admits to walking about at night. Shortly after that he tells everyone his own theory about the beast the children claim lives on the island. What is his theory?

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