The Psychology of Lord of the Flies - Quiz & Worksheet


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In Lord of the Flies, which of Freud's personalities in his theory best represents the character of Simon?

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1. In Lord of the Flies, how far in Maslow's Hierarchy does Simon get?

2. In Lord of the Flies, which character is responsible for meeting Piggy's needs on Maslow's Hierarchy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet takes a look at Lord of the Flies from a psychological angle. You'll be tested on the relation between different psychological theories and the characters in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo will ask you questions about the following:

  • Which of Freud's personalities is represented by the character of Simon
  • How far Simon gets in Maslow's Hierarchy
  • Which character meets Piggy's needs on the Hierarchy
  • Which psychological theory explains why Samneric did not help Ralph in Lord of the Flies
  • The character who best represents the id

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the psychological theories discussed in the lesson to match them to the characters of Lord of the Flies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the characters of Lord of the Flies
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast how Freud's personalities are represented in the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about Lord of the Flies in a psychological context, you can review the accompanying lesson titled The Psychology of Lord of the Flies. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Explore the Freudian personality that Ralph is thought to represent in the book
  • Know the different levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  • Understand how all of Simon's needs are met in the novel
  • Familiarize yourself with a key quote of Piggy's from Lord of the Flies