The Conch in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes


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How is the conch initially set up as a symbol of unity at the beginning of Lord of the Flies?

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1. Which factor contributes most to Ralph's selection as leader in Lord of the Flies?

2. Which of the following statements about the conch in Lord of the Flies is not true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The conch in William Golding's Lord of the Flies plays a significant role in the story and symbolizes the change in authority. Complete the questions of this assessment to test your understanding of the importance and symbolic meaning of the conch.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will measure you understanding of:

  • How the conch is first introduced and what it's used for
  • The relationship between the conch and authority
  • How Piggy's death is related the breaking of the conch

Skills Practiced

Skills you will practice as you complete the quiz/worksheet include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Lord of the Flies lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the conch and its role in the story
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of authority to understand the importance of the conch

Additional Learning

If you would benefit from a review of the conch and the role it plays in Lord of the Flies complete the lesson The Conch in Lord of the Flies: Analysis & Quotes. From the lesson, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • How the kids in Lord of the Flies react to Ralph when they discover he blew the conch
  • How the fragileness of the shell reflects the fragileness of power
  • What happens after the conch is broken