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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

Culture is the values, beliefs, and attitudes of a society, reflected in what they do and make and how they communicate. Describe the culture of Tom and Huck's town. What do the townspeople value and admire? What are the religious and political beliefs and values of the town? How do they enforce good behavior? What are the beliefs about child-rearing? What other important beliefs or attitudes can you identify?

Discuss religion in the novel.

1) Is Tom religious? Discuss his reactions to Sunday school, his behavior in church, his beliefs in superstition, and his beliefs about the afterlife.

2) What role does religion play in Tom's family? What purposes does the Sunday-morning family ritual serve?

3) Do the community's religious leaders influence thought in the community? How?

As the author says, the story of Tom Sawyer is the story of a boy, and at the end of the story, he is on his way to manhood. Describe how The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a coming of age story. What are the qualities of boyhood in Tom during the story? What are the qualities that make a person adult in the story? What steps does Tom take toward adulthood? How much further does Tom have to go toward adulthood at the end of the novel?

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