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?
    • A. 

      A skull; no one will look there

    • B. 

      Indian gold; it’s supposed to be cursed

    • C. 

      A silver teapot; it’s far away from any town

    • D. 

      Kidd’s treasure; it’s near a Indian ruin said to have hosted human sacrifices


  • 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?)
    • A. 

      That he is a seemingly strong and prominent figure, but rotten on the inside

    • B. 

      That he is dead because the tree is Deacon Peabody and it’s cut down

    • C. 

      That he is a pillar of society and should be revered

    • D. 

      That Deacon Peabody has sold his soul to the devil


  • 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?
    • A. 

      She is glad he is safe; he realizes he loves her

    • B. 

      She is annoyed that he didn’t take the devil’s offer but is resigned to a life with no treasure

    • C. 

      She is upset that he didn’t take the offer and insists; Tom changes his mind because he wants to please his wife

    • D. 

      She is upset that he didn’t take the offer, and insists; Tom refuses because he doesn’t want to please his wife


  • 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?
    • A. 

      The speculation caused a recession

    • B. 

      The housing boom

    • C. 

      The economy was booming

    • D. 

      The housing bubble


  • 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?
    • A. 

      The customer asks for an extension on his loan because Tom is a good friend.

    • B. 

      The customer asks for more money because Tom is a good friend.

    • C. 

      The customer asks for Tom to put in a good word for him because they’ve worked together so long.

    • D. 

      The customer asks if Tom will come to his daughter’s wedding because Tom is a good friend.


  • 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. avarice
    • A.
    • B. usurer
    • B.
    • C. ostentation
    • C.
    • D. parsimony
    • D.
    • E. termagant
    • E.

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