Lord of the Flies: Simon's Death


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Why is tending the fire an important job for the boys in the novel, Lord of the Flies?

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1. What knowledge does Simon try to bring back to the others before his death in Lord of the Flies?

2. How does Jack maintain a dictatorship in the novel, Lord of the Flies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to test your understanding of events in Lord of the Flies that involve or focus on Simon, including circumstances surrounding his death. You will be quizzed on who Simon interacts with and in what way his story reflects that of Jesus Christ.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Question in this assessment focus on your ability to explain:

  • Why it is important for the boys to tend to a fire
  • The knowledge that Simon brings to the boys before his death
  • Jack's ability to maintain a dictatorship
  • In what way Simon is an allegory for Jesus Christ
  • Who warns Simon he will die if he shares his knowledge of the beast

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the knowledge Simon has and what he does with it
  • Making connections - understand the concept of Simon as an allegory for Jesus Christ
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way in which Jack maintains control over the boys
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge about why the boys maintain a fire to answer a question appearing on the quiz

Additional Learning

Learn more about Simon and other characters and events in Lord of the Flies with the lesson Lord of the Flies: Simon's Death. The lesson covers:

  • Simon's interaction with the Beast
  • What Simon finds on the island
  • How the conversation at the Feast shows the significance of the Beast to the boys
  • The ways in which Jack is a dictator
  • Comparisons of Simon's actions and death to those of Jesus Christ