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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tom decide to run away to become?
(a) a statesman
(b) an acrobat
(c) a pirate
(d) an actor

2. Where does Tom go to be alone?
(a) an empty cabin in the woods
(b) a crawlspace under the school
(c) a log raft in the river
(d) a field out by the fishing pond

3. Does Tom leave Aunt Polly his note?
(a) No, he changes his mind at the last minute.
(b) Yes, he leaves the note on her bed.
(c) No, he never planned to give Polly a note.
(d) Yes, he leaves the note by the bedside, but the wind blows it away.

4. Where are the boys during their funeral?
(a) under the altar
(b) in the unused gallery
(c) in the basement store room
(d) behind the last row of pews

5. Does Sid believe Tom is sick?
(a) Yes, but he thinks Tom is exaggerating.
(b) Yes, he runs to tell Polly that Tom is dying.
(c) No, he thinks Tom is trying to get him in trouble.
(d) No, he thinks Tom is faking to get out of school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the new girl throw to Tom?

2. What does Sid do that Tom gets blamed for?

3. Where has Tom's cousin Mary been for the last week?

4. What is the potential consequence Tom heard that the illness could have?

5. What task does Polly give Tom as punishment?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the boys' reactions to realizing that the townspeople think they're dead?

2. What does Huck caution Tom about when speaking of the dead?

3. Describe what Tom draws on his slate for Becky.

4. How does Tom find his lost marble?

5. When Tom talks and is restless in his sleep, how is his behavior explained?

6. Describe Amy Lawrence's reactions during Sunday School.

7. What is Aunt Polly's reaction to Tom's disappearance?

8. What do the boys do after witnessing the murder?

9. Describe Aunt Polly's dilemma in punishing Tom.

10. What grievance does Injun Joe have against the doctor?

(see the answer keys)

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