Maurice in Lord of the Flies: Character Analysis & Quotes


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In the scene with Percival and the sand castle in Lord of the Flies, what does Maurice represent?

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1. Which of the following statements is true regarding Maurice in Lord of the Flies?

2. What label would be most appropriate for Maurice in Lord of the Flies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz/worksheet focus on the character of Maurice in Lord of the Flies, looking at his characteristics and literary presence within the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo involves questions on these aspects of Lord of the Flies:

  • What Maurice represents in the scene with Percival and the sand castle
  • The way Maurice's character could be labeled
  • How Maurice adds to the fear on the island
  • Maurice's help towards the other characters

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read theory about what Maurice represents within the novel and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between statements that do and don't apply to Maurice in Lord of the Flies
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn important details from the lesson on how Maurice both adds to the fear on the island and helps the other characters

Additional Learning

To analyze Maurice more extensively, you can check out the adjoining lesson, Maurice in Lord of the Flies: Character Analysis & Quotes. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the background quality of Maurice's presence in the novel
  • Explore the way Maurice's dialogue helps to move the plot along
  • Understand the significance of Maurice's remorse after destroying the littleuns' sand castle