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My Brother Sam Is Dead Ch. 6 & 7 Quiz

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This quiz will test students' knowledge on chapters 6 & 7 of the novel My Brother Sam is Dead.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Becoming a spy

    • B. 

      Fishing for Shad

    • C. 

      Surveying

    • D. 

      Becoming a Tory soldier

  • 2. 
    What lie does Tim tell Mr. Heron about how dad has changed his mind so that Tim can carry messages for him?
    • A. 

      Dad was never serious and was just joking

    • B. 

      Life didn't care as long as he did not know about it

    • C. 

      He told Mr. Heron that dad would never find out

    • D. 

      He told Heron that Life changed his mind after he caught Shad fish for him.

  • 3. 
    Mr. Heron is a 100% Tory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When Tim tells Mr Heron "Aren't we supposed to be loyal to the King?" he does this because:
    • A. 

      He finally realizes he is a loyalist

    • B. 

      He enjoys being dishonest

    • C. 

      He wants to get father angry

    • D. 

      He wants Mr. Heron to let him run messages

  • 5. 
    How long will it take Tim to travel from Redding Ridge to Fairfield?
    • A. 

      5 minutes

    • B. 

      5 days

    • C. 

      5 hours

    • D. 

      55 minutes

  • 6. 
    What lie does Tim tell Betsy when he encounters her on the road?
    • A. 

      "I'm going fishing"

    • B. 

      "There are fish in the millstream"

    • C. 

      "I'm going to Long Island Sound"

    • D. 

      "On my way to see Jerry Sanford"

  • 7. 
    Mr. Heron told Betsy where Sam was.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
  • 9. 
    Betsy believes that Tim is a Tory
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What did Mr. Heron's letter say after Betsy had opened it and thrown it on the ground?
    • A. 

      "Sam and other officers are in Horseneck"

    • B. 

      "If this letter is delivered the messenger can be trusted"

    • C. 

      "If this message is revieved, we will know that the messenger is reliable."

    • D. 

      "American commissary officers are in Horseneck"

  • 11. 
    In chapter 7, Mr. Heron is angry at Tim because he did not deliver the message successfully
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    How old was Life when he left home? (Write your response using numbers only or you will get it wrong)
  • 13. 
    Why did Life leave his home at such a young age?
    • A. 

      There were too many mouths to feed at his house

    • B. 

      His father kicked him out too

    • C. 

      To fight in the French and Indian War

    • D. 

      His parents died

  • 14. 
    In what year does the setting of chapter 7 take place? (Write your response using numbers only or you will get it wrong)
  • 15. 
    Father was excited about taking Tim to Verplanks Point with him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Who did father consult about the weather before he left on his trip?
    • A. 

      Farmers and Almanacs

    • B. 

      The sky and soil

    • C. 

      People in the tavern

    • D. 

      The clouds and wind

  • 17. 
    What town did the Cow-boys catch the Meekers in?
    • A. 

      Verplanks Point

    • B. 

      Ridgebury

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Horseneck

  • 18. 
    It can be inferred that the Cow-boys were on whose side in the war, the Patriots or Loyalist? (Answer with one word only)
  • 19. 
    The group of people who saved father and Tim were know as?
    • A. 

      Escorts

    • B. 

      Loyalist

    • C. 

      Cow-boys

    • D. 

      Volunteers

  • 20. 
    The men who save father and Tim say that Cow-boys are better known as:
    • A. 

      "Cowards and thieves"

    • B. 

      Patriots

    • C. 

      "Cattle thieves"

    • D. 

      Rebels

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