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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz can be used as a study guide covering the main events in the novel.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When do Tom, Huck, and Joe reappear in St. Petersburgh?
    • A. 

      During a storm

    • B. 

      At their own funeral

    • C. 

      During Sunday mass

    • D. 

      At the trial of Muff Potter

  • 2. 
    How does Tom get caught for skipping school and going to the swimming hole?
    • A. 

      His shirt is wet.

    • B. 

      Mr. Dobbins sent a note to Aunt Polly.

    • C. 

      His collar was sewn with the wrong color thread.

    • D. 

      Sid told on him.

  • 3. 
    What happens to Injun Joe in the cave?
    • A. 

      He gets trapped when the cave is sealed and dies trying to get out.

    • B. 

      He dies trying to get out of the sealed cave.

  • 4. 
    According to Mark Twain in the Prelude, most adventures recorded in the book never occurred in real life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The actual murderer of Doc Robinson was
    • A. 

      Huck Finn

    • B. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • C. 

      Injun Joe

    • D. 

      Muff Potter

  • 6. 
    What small gesture does Becky Thatcher perform to encourage Tom's attention?
    • A. 

      She throws a flower down to him.

    • B. 

      She invites him in to meet her parents.

    • C. 

      She blows him a kiss.

  • 7. 
    How does Tom earn his Bible at church?
    • A. 

      He trades stuff back to the boys to get their tickets, which he uses to get the Bible.

    • B. 

      He knows the names of the first two disciples.

    • C. 

      He has memorized the most Bible verses of anyone in Sunday School.

  • 8. 
    Injun Joe murders Doc Robinson just for his money.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Alfred Temple

    • B. 

      Huck Finn

    • C. 

      Jeff Thatcher

    • D. 

      Joe Harper

  • 10. 
    What happens to Huck while Tom and Becky are gone?
    • A. 

      He runs away to Jackson's Island and swims and smokes.

    • B. 

      He overhears Injun Joe's revenge plot on Widow Douglas and stops it.

    • C. 

      He organizes a search party to find them.

  • 11. 
    What do Tom and Huck discover in the haunted house?
    • A. 

      That the Spaniard is actually Injun Joe in disguise

    • B. 

      That there are ghosts

    • C. 

      Buried treasure

  • 12. 
    How does Tom convince other boys to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence?
    • A. 

      He threatens to beat them up if they don't.

    • B. 

      He convinces them that it is fun, and they trade him stuff in order to be allowed to paint the fence.

    • C. 

      He promises them lots of trinkets when it's done.

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