Power in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes


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What is the importance of fire in the Lord of the Flies?

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1. Why does the conch lose its power throughout Lord of the Flies?

2. In Lord of the Flies, why does Piggy lack power, even when he's holding the conch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Power is a theme that runs throughout the entire story of Lord of the Flies. The questions in this quiz will help you see how well you understand how power, and its significance, is depicted in Lord of the Flies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The importance of fire in Lord of the Flies
  • Piggy's lack of power
  • The power of the conch
  • How the power of the conch diminishes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet gives you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the concept of power in Lord of the Flies and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the depiction of power in Lord of the Flies to explain how Piggy lacks power among the boys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conch as a symbol of power

Additional Learning

To learn more about these topics, check out the accompanying lesson called Power in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes. You'll explore:

  • How the boys use the conch
  • Why Piggy is an outcast
  • The significance of Piggy's glasses