Tom Sawyer Final Test

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Final Test on Tom Sawyer for 8th grade English

  
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  • 1. 
    What is Mark Twain's real name?
    • A. 

      Thomas Sawyer

    • B. 

      Samuel Clemens

    • C. 

      Huckleberry Finn


  • 2. 
    What type of literature does Mark Twain satirize in Tom Sawyer?
    • A. 

      Graphic novel

    • B. 

      Adventure

    • C. 

      Melodrama


  • 3. 
    Who is Tom Sawyer's love interest in the book?
    • A. 

      Amy Lawrence

    • B. 

      Becky Thatcher

    • C. 

      Mary Sawyer


  • 4. 
    Why do Tom and Huck go to the graveyard at midnight with a dead cat?
    • A. 

      To cure warts

    • B. 

      To see ghosts

    • C. 

      To find buried treasure


  • 5. 
    Who murdered Dr. Robinson?
    • A. 

      Muff Potter

    • B. 

      Injun Joe

    • C. 

      Huck Finn


  • 6. 
    Why does Tom run away to be a pirate?
    • A. 

      He is angry

    • B. 

      He gets into a fight with Becky

    • C. 

      Aunt Polly kicks him out of the house


  • 7. 
    What does Becky do to get revenge on Tom?
    • A. 

      Makes friends with Amy Lawrence

    • B. 

      Invites him to a picnic

    • C. 

      Pretends to like another boy


  • 8. 
    What "brave" and "noble" thing does Tom do to win Becky's affection anew?
    • A. 

      Takes her punishment for tearing the book

    • B. 

      Spurns Amy Lawrence

    • C. 

      Gives her a brass knob


  • 9. 
    What do the boys do to get even with their professor, Mr. Dobbins?
    • A. 

      Lower a dead cat onto the stage

    • B. 

      Make noise during the final ceremony

    • C. 

      Gild his bald head while he sleeps


  • 10. 
    Which is an example of "irony"?
    • A. 

      Aunt Polly forgiving Tom for his sins

    • B. 

      Tom receiving a Bible at Sunday School

    • C. 

      Tom and Becky getting lost in the cave


  • 11. 
    Who does Huck Finn save from Injun Joe?
    • A. 

      The Widow Douglas

    • B. 

      Aunt Polly

    • C. 

      Becky Thatcher


  • 12. 
    How is Muff Potter's name cleared at the trial?
    • A. 

      Huckleberry Finn's testimony

    • B. 

      Tom Sawyer's testimony

    • C. 

      Luck


  • 13. 
    Who is the deaf and dumb Spaniard?
    • A. 

      Injun Joe

    • B. 

      Muff Potter

    • C. 

      Joe Harper


  • 14. 
    How do Tom and Becky escape the cave?
    • A. 

      Becky screams for help

    • B. 

      Joe Harper saves them

    • C. 

      Tom finds another entrance to the cave


  • 15. 
    What happens to Injun Joe at the end of the book?
    • A. 

      He is found dead in the cave

    • B. 

      He is captured and hanged

    • C. 

      He escapes and no one sees him again


  • 16. 
    Who represents each "melodrama" character in Tom Sawyer?Hero, Heroine, Caretaker/Comic Relief, Villain

  • 17. 
    What does Tom do that causes Aunt Polly to "forgive him a million sins"?

  • 18. 
    Tom's goal is always to be the center of attention. Do you think Twain means this to be a criticism of children?

  • 19. 
    Why does Huck not enjoy his wealth? What makes him decide not to run away?

  • 20. 
    What are some superstitions observed by Tom and his friends in the novel?

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