Dear English Teacher,
Thank you for taking part in the Blue Book Exam program. Enclosed, you will find four sets of exams (11 exams
total), as well as scoring keys and rubrics, in both hard-copy and CD format.
This series is designed for a variety of uses. You can administer a series of quizzes as your class progresses through
the text. Or, you might want to divide the text in half and give two exams. Some teachers also like to combine their
favorite questions in a single, end-of-unit test. However you choose to use the Blue Book series, you’ll have pre-
written exams for years to come!
Section 1 begins with a set of three Comprehension exams that test for factual knowledge of the beginning of the
book—mostly plot, character, and setting. These multiple-choice exams are appropriate for anyone who has finished
the first quarter of the text.
Next, you’ll find three Interpretation exams that begin to assess critical thinking and literary concepts dealt with
in the book. This section covers the first half of the text. Each test contains a combination of five multiple-choice,
matching, or complete-the-sentence questions, and five short-answer questions.
In Section 3, you will find three Analysis exams that test students’ knowledge of the first three-quarters of the book
in a combination of five short-answer and five short-essay questions. These questions challenge students to evaluate
major themes and symbols as they near the end of the novel or play.
Finally, the two Mastery exams require a reasoned analysis of the complete text. These seven thought-provoking
essay questions will assess your students’ ability to analyze and dissect the text as a whole, identifying and
discussing its overarching concepts and themes.
Thank you for inviting your students to take part in this challenge, and good luck!
Prestwick House Literary Blue Book Program
P.S. If you have any questions about this program or would like to suggest a new title for the series, please contact
me at Magedah@prestwickhouse.com
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Lord of the Flies
Section 1, Comprehension (Chapters 1-3)
1. The choirboy who faints at the beginning of the novel is
2. To solve the problem of making fire, the boys
A break up a large shell.
B use pink rocks as flint.
C borrow Piggy’s glasses.
D rub two sticks together.
E find matches.
3. Ralph uses the conch to
A stop a fight.
B play a song.
C show disappointment.
D call an assembly.
E lead the boys off the island.
4. Jack and Ralph have disagreements about the establishment of order and the way things
should progress. Which of the following best describes the beginning of the gap between
A Jack wants to hunt for food, while Ralph wants to make shelters and build a fire.
B Jack wants to hunt before anything else, but Ralph wants to take care of the littluns.
C Ralph wants to explore the island, but Jack wants to relax.
D Jack wants Ralph to be ruler of the island, but Ralph does not want power.
E Jack wants the youngest to do the work, and Ralph wants the oldest to do it.
5. The three boys who go on the first expedition are
A Piggy, Jack, and Roger.
B Henry, Maurice, and Johnny.
C Ralph, Jack, and Simon.
D Samneric and Simon.
E Ralph, Piggy, and Roger.
6. Although Ralph is not an obvious choice for a leader, the boys choose him because
A he is the smartest.
B he is the most handsome.
C he has the conch.
D he gives them fruit.
E he threatens them.
7. Piggy feels betrayed when Ralph
A lets the fire goes out.
B tells the others about his name.
C builds a shelter without him.
D takes his glasses.
E says they will never be rescued.
8. What does Simon do for the littluns?
A gives them fruit
B translates for them in meetings
C takes them hunting
D sings to them
E lets them blow the conch
9. Simon suggests that _________________ really exists.
A the chance of rescue
B the beastie
C the castle
D the giant squid
Lord of the Flies • Section 1, Comprehension
10. Piggy suffers from
11. The twins are Sam and
12. Piggy criticizes the other boys for being
13. The group first hears about the beastie from
A the littlun with the birthmark.
B the pilot.
C the Lord of the Flies.
D Ralph’s father.
Lord of the Flies • Comprehension