The Setting of Lord of the Flies


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How much of the plot of Lord of the Flies takes place on the island?

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1. Lord of the Flies takes place during a fictional war. Based on this context, how is what happens on the island significant?

2. Why is it significant that the setting of Lord of the Flies is an island where the marooned boys are all alone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The setting of Lord of the Flies is highly significant to the novel. This quiz asks you five multiple-choice questions about the book's desert island setting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll be required to:

  • Understand how much of the plot is set on the island
  • Identify the significance of the novel's fictional war
  • Determine why the isolated island setting is important to the story
  • Assess the function of the island
  • Recognize true statements regarding the setting of Lord of the Flies

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Lord of the Flies to answer questions about the setting's significance to the story
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the novel's fictional war
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between true and false statements pertaining to the novel's setting

Additional Learning

To learn more about this novel's setting, check out the related lesson entitled The Setting of Lord of the Flies. The lesson helps students:

  • Define the terms setting and context as they apply to literature
  • Understand what microcosm means
  • Analyze quotes from the novel