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My Brother Sam Is Dead Ch.8-14 Quiz

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My Brother Sam is Dead quiz of Chapters 8-14

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  • 1. 
    What is the name of the town that Tim's cousins (the Platts) live in?
    • A. 

      Vicksburg

    • B. 

      Ridgefield

    • C. 

      Ridgebury

    • D. 

      North Salem

  • 2. 
    What does Mr. Platt say about the Torys and Rebels in his town?
    • A. 

      No one cares what the others think.

    • B. 

      They constantly fight with each other.

    • C. 

      The Rebels pick on the Torys.

    • D. 

      The Torys pick on the Rebels.

  • 3. 
    The Meat sold at Verplancks Point will most likely feed which soldiers? (Patriots or Torys)
  • 4. 
    In Ch. 9 Tim and Dad have an escort home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In Ch. 9 Tim and Dad make it home okay after passing through Ridgebury, but many people see them. Where were these people located?
    • A. 

      On the road

    • B. 

      In church

    • C. 

      A meeting house

    • D. 

      The Tavern

  • 6. 
    In Ch. 9 while dad is off scouting for cow-boys Tim begins to name all the countries in the world that he can think of. Does he name the United States as a country? (Yes or No)
  • 7. 
    Is Tim able to fool the cow-boys at the end of Ch. 9?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why does business seem good at the Tavern in Ch. 10, but in reality it is not?
    • A. 

      People could not afford to pay anymore.

    • B. 

      Many people were paying in commissary notes.

    • C. 

      People wanted to barter (trade)

  • 9. 
    In Ch. 10 Tim and Mom do not work on Sunday's because it is a sin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is the BIG change that is occurring in Ch. 10?
    • A. 

      Tim no longer feels like a boy.

    • B. 

      He and mom have to work a lot harder.

    • C. 

      It feels odd having not having Dad around.

    • D. 

      He thinks of Sam more than ever now

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      He never changes his mind

    • B. 

      Once

    • C. 

      Twice

    • D. 

      He stays a Tory

  • 12. 
    In Ch. 11, how long has it been since Tim and Mom have seen Sam?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      2 months

    • C. 

      1 year

    • D. 

      3 years

  • 13. 
    In Ch. 11 both General Wooster and General Arnold meet in the Meeker's Tavern.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    After raiding Redding Ridge in Ch. 11, the British troops head for Danbury. Why are they going there?
    • A. 

      To chase American troops

    • B. 

      To chase Cow-boys

    • C. 

      To take the prisoners they took from Redding

    • D. 

      For munitions stored there

  • 15. 
    In Ch. 12 mom and Tim find out that Dad is dead, what year did he die in?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1777

    • C. 

      1826

    • D. 

      1827

  • 16. 
    In Ch. 12, why does Sam order Tim to butcher the cattle immediately?
    • A. 

      He feels they will die of starvation

    • B. 

      He fears the Tory soldiers will steal them

    • C. 

      He fears that the Patriot soldiers will steal them

    • D. 

      He doesn't want to steal them himself

  • 17. 
  • 18. 
    In Ch. 13, how would you describe General Putnam?
    • A. 

      Very considerate

    • B. 

      An average tempered man

    • C. 

      Very stern, determined, and pressed for time

    • D. 

      Mean, angry, and busy

  • 19. 
    What is the MAIN reason General Putnam does not want to grant Sam clemency in Ch. 13?
    • A. 

      He felt Sam was guilty

    • B. 

      Sam had 2 soldiers capture him and claim he was a thief

    • C. 

      Sam's family were Torys and he deserted his post

    • D. 

      He wanted to make an example out of someone

  • 20. 
    At the end of Ch. 13 General Putnam agrees to let Tim see Sam. How does Sam look/feel? (Happy, Sad, indifferent)
  • 21. 
    What does Colonel Read tell Tim about war after he becomes upset over Putnam's denial of Sam's clemency in Ch. 14?
    • A. 

      We still have a chance to help Sam tomorrow

    • B. 

      War is not fair

    • C. 

      I'm sorry Tim

    • D. 

      He will now join your father

  • 22. 
    Does mother attend the execution of Sam in Ch. 14? (Yes or No)
  • 23. 
    After learning that Sam would be executed in Ch. 14, how does Mom react?
    • A. 

      She shuts down emotionally and gives up drinking.

    • B. 

      She shuts down emotionally and begins to drink more.

    • C. 

      Mother decides to go speak to General Putnam personally.

    • D. 

      She decides to hate all patriots from now on.

  • 24. 
    According to the epilogue, Tim goes on to live a happy and successful life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In the epilogue Tim states that it takes him a year to forget about the pain he felt over losing Sam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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