The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Vocabulary Quiz

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to assess student understanding of select vocabulary words found within The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Students will use context clues to fill in appropriate vocabulary words to complete 25 sample sentences. These 25 vocabulary words have been taken from the vocabulary list in A Guide for Using The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in the Classroom by Teacher Created Resources.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The stray dog ate so greedily that the girls guessed that he hadn’t eaten anything for an entire week!
  • 2. 
    He grew tired of making secretive glances at the pretty girl from across the room, so he decided to make a bold move and approach her.
  • 3. 
    My roommate Sally was known for her showiness; even the simplest task had to be completed with a dramatic flair.
  • 4. 
    The prisoner tried to undo the bindings wrapped tightly around his wrists.
  • 5. 
    Kevin was really looking forward to attending the upcoming party and accepted the invitation with eagerness.
  • 6. 
    It is believed that the bank robbers buried their treasure somewhere in the desert, but no one really knows for sure.
  • 7. 
    When Jeremy found out that Mike got in trouble for something he encouraged him to do, he felt very remorseful and wished he could undo it.
  • 8. 
    When students are giving their oral presentations, they should use effective body language to communicate their point more clearly.
  • 9. 
    The speaker gave such an articulate speech that he had the audience’s full attention.
  • 10. 
    Many students were excited about entering the haunted house, but some were a little fearful about what they might encounter once inside.
  • 11. 
    There was widespread alarm among the crew when they found out that they had been sailing right into the heart of the enemy.
  • 12. 
    Some of the streams would be imposing obstacles without the bridges provided to span them.
  • 13. 
    In his youth, David was said to have had an enormous appetite, being able to consume five hamburgers for lunch.
  • 14. 
    The two hikers crossed an extremely narrow path for the last quarter mile before finally reaching the summit.
  • 15. 
    The dangerous situation proved too much for the adventurous boys; they spent a full month recuperating after their accident.
  • 16. 
    After the performance, the audience showed their appreciation by giving the actors many praises.
  • 17. 
      The student’s failure in school was not a result of his lack of ability, but it was instead a result of his laziness.
    1. 18. 
      Julia was overflowing with praise of her daughter, constantly telling people how beautiful, smart and talented she was.
    2. 19. 
      My comments may seem tongue-in-cheek (silly), but I am actually being quite serious.
    3. 20. 
      A feeling of sadness fell upon the children when they learned that their vacation plans had been canceled.