The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Reading Comprehension

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Reading Comprehension

This quiz is designed to assess student comprehension of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does Tom convince other boys to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence for him?
    • A. 

      Tom threatens to beat them up if they don't help him.

    • B. 

      Tom convinces them that whitewashing the fence is fun.

    • C. 

      Tom bribes the boys by promising them trinkets when they finish.

    • D. 

      Tom pretends to have a broken arm and asks for help.

  • 2. 
    What do Tom and Huck discover in the haunted house?
    • A. 

      Tom and Huck discover that there really are ghosts living there.

    • B. 

      Tom and Huck discover that Dr. Robinson isn't really dead.

    • C. 

      Tom and Huck discover that treasure is buried there.

    • D. 

      Tom and Huck discover that Injun Joe is planning revenge against Tom.

  • 3. 
    What happens to Huck while Tom and Becky are missing?
    • A. 

      Huck becomes very sick.

    • B. 

      Huck runs away.

    • C. 

      Huck organizes a search party for them.

    • D. 

      Huck is kidnapped by Injun Joe and the Spaniard.

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the island that Tom, Huck and Joe explore as pirates?
  • 5. 
    How does Tom earn his Bible at church?
    • A. 

      Judge Thatcher gives him a Bible as a reward for protecting his daughter.

    • B. 

      Tom is able to recall the names of the first two disciples.

    • C. 

      Tom has memorized more Bible verses than any other children in Sunday School.

    • D. 

      Tom trades trinkets with other children in exchange for their tickets.

  • 6. 
    What small gesture does Becky make early on in the story to encourage Tom's attention?
    • A. 

      Becky invites Tom to meet her parents.

    • B. 

      Becky blows kisses at Tom.

    • C. 

      Becky throws a flower down to Tom.

    • D. 

      Becky teases other girls around Tom and acts silly.

  • 7. 
    Which name below was NOT one of the pirate names assumed by Tom, Huck and Joe?
    • A. 

      Terror of the Seas

    • B. 

      Captain Blood

    • C. 

      Black Avenger of the Spanish Main

    • D. 

      Red-Handed

  • 8. 
    When do Tom, Huck and Joe reappear home after their pirating adventures on the island?
    • A. 

      During the storm, they left to seek shelter at their homes.

    • B. 

      The boys return home to attend their own funerals.

    • C. 

      At Sunday mass the boys appear to surprise everyone.

    • D. 

      The boys show up at Muff Potter's trial.

  • 9. 
    All the boys envy Huck Finn because....
    • A. 

      Huck has the attentions of Becky Thatcher.

    • B. 

      Huck's father is the town sheriff.

    • C. 

      Huck has complete freedom.

    • D. 

      Huck doesn't live in a house.

  • 10. 
    What do Tom and Huck take to the cemetery with them?
    • A. 

      A dead cat

    • B. 

      Marbles

    • C. 

      Spunk-water

    • D. 

      A kitten with one eye

  • 11. 
    How do the boys discover that the town thinks they have drowned?
    • A. 

      A stranger tells them when they come back home.

    • B. 

      The boys read about it in the local newspaper.

    • C. 

      Huck overhears passengers talking about it on the steamboat that passes by the island.

    • D. 

      Tom returns to his house and overhears Aunt Polly talking about it.

  • 12. 
    Where do Tom and Becky get lost?
    • A. 

      In McDougal's cave

    • B. 

      On an island in the Mississippi

    • C. 

      In Widow Douglas' attic

    • D. 

      In an abandoned house

  • 13. 
    What is the approximate value of Injun Joe's treasure?
    • A. 

      $1,000

    • B. 

      $12,000

    • C. 

      $500

    • D. 

      $2,000,000

  • 14. 
    Huck agrees to become civilized and live with Widow Douglas if he can...
    • A. 

      Join Tom's band of robbers

    • B. 

      Spend the money however he chooses

    • C. 

      Bring his father with him

    • D. 

      Avoid going to school

  • 15. 
    Who says the following: "The widder eats by a bell; she goes to bed by a bell; she gets up by a bell - everyting’s so awful reg’lar a body can’t stand it.”
    • A. 

      Aunt Polly

    • B. 

      Injun Joe

    • C. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • D. 

      Huck Finn

  • 16. 
    Who says the following: “Why that ain’t anything. I can’t fall; that ain’t the way it is in the book. The book says…”
    • A. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • B. 

      Huck Finn

    • C. 

      Joe Harper

    • D. 

      Becky Thatcher

  • 17. 
    What gift does Tom give to Becky at school?
    • A. 

      An entire bag of marbles

    • B. 

      A beautiful ribbon for her hair

    • C. 

      A piece of chewing gum

    • D. 

      A brass door knob

  • 18. 
    What does Tom share with Becky in the cave?
    • A. 

      A piece of chewing gum

    • B. 

      A handful of nuts

    • C. 

      An apple

    • D. 

      A piece of cake

  • 19. 
    When Injun Joe frames Muff Potter for murder, what do Tom and Huck expect to happen?
    • A. 

      Muff Potter to turn around and accuse Injun Joe of the murder.

    • B. 

      Ghosts to rise from the grave.

    • C. 

      A lightening bolt to come from the sky.

    • D. 

      Aunt Polly to begin crying.

  • 20. 
    Before Becky Thatcher, to whom was Tom engaged?
    • A. 

      Susy Harper

    • B. 

      Mary Thompkins

    • C. 

      Amy Lawrence

    • D. 

      Tom was not engaged to anyone.

  • 21. 
    Why do Tom and Huck sneak into the graveyard at midnight?
    • A. 

      To cure warts

    • B. 

      To dig for buried treasure

    • C. 

      To seek out witches

    • D. 

      To kill a cat

  • 22. 
    What does Injun Joe do after Tom testifies against him?
    • A. 

      He denies his guilt

    • B. 

      He flees out the window

    • C. 

      He terrorizes the boys

    • D. 

      He kills Muff Potter

  • 23. 
    What is the name of Tom's half-brother?
  • 24. 
    What animal does Huck imitate outside of Tom's window at night in order to get his attention?
  • 25. 
    Who is the first of the boys to suggest abandoning the pirating expedition?
    • A. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • B. 

      Huck Finn

    • C. 

      Ben Rogers

    • D. 

      Joe Harper

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