The Devil And Tom Walker Quiz

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A mix of short answer, multiple choice, and vocabulary fill-in-the-blank questions over Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker. "

  
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1.  What is supposed to be hidden under one of the big trees beside the inlet? Why is that a good hiding place?
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2.  What evidence is there that Tom and his wife are always fighting?
3.  What does the tree with Deacon Peabody’s name on it show about him? (How is it used as a symbol of his character?)
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4.  After the devil cuts down a tree, what does he do with it? What is that a symbol of?
5.  When his wife hears Tom’s story, what is her reaction? How does this change Tom’s attitude?
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6.  How does Tom feel about the devil after he finds his wife’s apron?
7.  Why is it a particularly good time for Tom to undertake his new career?
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8.  How does Tom become rich? How does he spend his money? What shows he is still a miser?
9.  What favor does a customer ask on Tom’s last day of life? Why does he think Tom might grant it?
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10.  Discuss the theme of hypocrisy in “The Devil and Tom Walker.”  Hypocrisy - the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense (This should be the longest answer you give on this quiz.)
11.  Match each word with its correct definition.
A. Ostentation
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B. Parsimony
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C. Termagant
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D. Avarice
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E. Usurer
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