Allusion in Lord of the Flies


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The title of Lord of the Flies alludes to the Bible as well as this Shakespearean play:

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1. In Lord of the Flies, Simon's character alludes to this biblical figure:

2. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, allusions primarily function to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many stories seem to have common themes and references in them. Sometimes these themes and references are intentional and play a key role in understanding the message of the story. Use this assessment to test your understanding of some of the important allusions found in William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • What the title Lord of the Flies refers to
  • Who Simon's character alludes to
  • What the allusions in the novel do for the story
  • Other literary works alluded to in the novel
  • What the boys mistake the man trapped in a parachute as

Skills Practiced

The quiz will also test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Lord of the Flies lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding allusions made in the novel and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about misinterpretations made by the boys

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this assessment, Allusions in Lord of the Flies, will help you study the material covered in the assessment and review more information about:

  • Allusions to the Garden of Eden
  • The allegory of temptations
  • Important themes of the story