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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mary promise Tom for memorizing his Bible verses?



2. What does Muff leave behind?



3. How does Tom get his tickets?



4. Why does Tom decide to run away?



5. How does Huck sign his name?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. What happens to Tom and Huck's treasure?



3. How are Sid and Tom different?



4. How does Tom get shooed away from Jeff Thatcher's house?



5. What is kept in the mysterious room at the tavern?



6. Describe Polly's reaction when Tom says he's done with the whitewashing.



7. What mistake does Tom make that gives away to Polly that he played hooky?



8. What do the villagers want to do to Injun Joe?



9. What about Tom's behavior at school strikes Sid as strange?



10. What is Tom and Joe's plan to run away?



Essay Topics

Injun Joe is motivated to murder out of revenge. Discuss Injun Joe's desire for revenge.

1) What has happened to Injun Joe that caused him to seek revenge? Why have these events happened to Injun Joe?

2) What characteristics of Injun Joe's personality lead to him seeking revenge? To what extent is Joe's desire for revenge fueled by his personality, and to what extent is it fueled by how others have treated him?

3) Widow Douglas says of Huck that God's hand is seen in every creature he makes. Is this true of Injun Joe as well?

The force of public opinion affects events in the novel, but public opinion is changeable and fallible. Discuss public opinion in the novel.

1) How does the public's opinion of Muff Potter change over the course of the novel? How does public opinion affect events, Muff's self-image, and Tom and Huck?

2) How does public opinion of Tom change over the course of the novel? What factors effect people's opinions about Tom?

Discuss what creates value and desire in the novel.

1) How does Tom manipulate value and desire to get the other boys to whitewash the fence for him? Why does this work? Is it realistic?

2) Why are Tom and Huck willing to put in hard labor to search for imagined treasure? Why does Tom decide he will stay overnight at the Widow Douglas' house instead of waiting for Huck's signal, when the possible treasure is more immediate and real?

3) Why does Tom feel an intense desire to swear, smoke, chew, and do other forbidden acts while he's a member of the temperance group but loses his desire as soon as he leaves the group?

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