Johnny Tremain Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Minute Men get their name?

2. What does Rab give to Johnny before he dies?

3. What inspired the Observers to institute a spy system?

4. Who organizes the spy system?

5. Where does Johnny go to see the British troops retreating to Boston?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why would it be helpful to know where the British troops were going?

2. Why were the British surprised at the fortitude of the Minute Men?

3. Why did the colonists choose to hang lanterns in the North Church tower?

4. Why did the British leave Lexington after the confrontation on the North Bridge?

5. Why is the Lyte Bible important to Johnny?

6. How did Johnny feel when Pumpkin was executed?

7. Why did the Observers continue to meet even though it was dangerous?

8. Why is it important to spread the news of the Battle of Lexington before the British find out?

9. Why would Pumpkin save Johnny?

10. Why did the Observers believe that war was inevitable?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how Mrs. Lapham may have felt when Isannah chose to go with Lavinia Lyte.

Essay Topic 2

Isannah is quite different from the other Lapham daughters. Explain why you think the girl is so shallow and vain. Does Isannah's rank in the family contribute to her personality? How does Mrs. Lapham relate to Isannah compared to her relationships with the other girls?

Essay Topic 3

Many of the activities of the colonists went on underneath the British soldiers' noses.

1) Why did the British fail to learn about the Sons of Liberty, the Observers, and their whereabouts and activities until it was too late?

2) What might have happened if the key members of the Sons of Liberty were jailed?

3) The colonists used the North Church to send a warning about the arrival of the British. Was this a wise move? How might it have backfired?

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