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Lord of the Flies

Chapter 4: Painted Faces and Long Hair (18 pp.)


Vocabulary

word

POS

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1. blatant

adj.

58





2. belligerence

n.

60





3. detritus

n.

61





4. croon

v.

61





5. compel(led)

v.

64





6. ravenous(ly)

adj. (adv.)

66





7. timid(ly)

adj. (adv.)

67





8. errant

adj.

68





9. toil(ed)

v.

68





10. malevolent(ly)

adj. (adv.)

57





Reading Questions

  1. What is a mirage? Who recognizes them on the island?


  1. What are the age groups on the island?




  1. Why do the little kids always come when the conch is blown?


  1. Who is Henry related to?




  1. How do Roger and Maurice treat the littluns? How do Roger and Maurice each feel about this behavior? Why?


  1. Why does Henry enjoy playing with the sea creatures (“transparencies”)?


  1. In the second paragraph on page 62, read from the sentence which begins with, “Yet there was a space round Henry,…” to the end of the paragraph. What does this mean?


  1. Draw Jack’s face after he paints it. (Look near the bottom of page 63 for the description.)


  1. How does Jack act after painting his face?



  1. What does the line “The mask compelled them” mean? (Compelled whom to do what?)


  1. What does Piggy want to make? How do the others react to his idea? Why?


  1. What do some of the boys see on the horizon?



  1. Who gets blamed for letting the fire go out? How does Ralph react?


  1. Why does Jack hit Piggy? What happens to Piggy’s glasses?



  1. What does Jack say to Ralph that Ralph thought was a dirty trick?



  1. How does Ralph “assert his chieftainship”? Why do you think this worked for him?



  1. Why do you think Jack was finally able to kill the pig?


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