Fear in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes


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What does fear represent in Lord of the Flies?

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1. What types of fear are presented in Lord of the Flies?


What does the following quote from Lord of the Flies illustrate?

'Ralph screamed, a scream of fright and anger and desperation. His legs straightened, the screams became continuous and foaming. He shot forward, burst the thicket, was in the open, screaming, snarling, bloody.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Of the various themes and motifs in Lord of the Flies, this quiz will measure your knowledge about the concept of fear described within the text. Quiz questions will ask you about different kinds of fears and fear-causing events in the novel. You'll also get to analyze quotes about fear from the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you can check out how much you know about:

  • Fear as a representation of something else
  • Types of fear within the novel
  • Analyzing quotes concerning fearful events
  • Instigating moment of fear in the text
  • Purpose of the beast within the novel

Skills Practiced

Using this quiz and worksheet lets you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the beast in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the representation of fear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the different types of fear in Lord of the Flies

Additional Learning

Explore what else there is to learn about this topic in the associated lesson, Fear in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes. After you double check the answers to the quiz questions, read about the following:

  • Background information about the beast
  • Eric and Sam's experiences with pain
  • Analysis of Ralph being hunted