My Brother Sam Is Dead Ch.8-14 Quiz

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From chapter 8- 14 of My Brother Sam is Dead, we see the whole story unfold during the war in all aspects of the society. How well have you grasped the content of these chapters? Find out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the town that Tim's cousins (the Platts) live in?
    • A. 

      Vicksburg

    • B. 

      Ridgefield

    • C. 

      Ridgebury

    • D. 

      North Salem

  • 2. 
    What does Mr. Platt say about the Torys and Rebels in his town?
    • A. 

      No one cares what the others think.

    • B. 

      They constantly fight with each other.

    • C. 

      The Rebels pick on the Torys.

    • D. 

      The Torys pick on the Rebels.

  • 3. 
    The Meat sold at Verplancks Point will most likely feed which soldiers? (Patriots or Torys)
  • 4. 
    In Ch. 9 Tim and Dad have an escort home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In Ch. 9 Tim and Dad make it home okay after passing through Ridgebury, but many people see them. Where were these people located?
    • A. 

      On the road

    • B. 

      In church

    • C. 

      A meeting house

    • D. 

      The Tavern

  • 6. 
    In Ch. 9 while dad is off scouting for cow-boys Tim begins to name all the countries in the world that he can think of. Does he name the United States as a country? (Yes or No)
  • 7. 
    Is Tim able to fool the cow-boys at the end of Ch. 9?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why does business seem good at the Tavern in Ch. 10, but in reality it is not?
    • A. 

      People could not afford to pay anymore.

    • B. 

      Many people were paying in commissary notes.

    • C. 

      People wanted to barter (trade)

  • 9. 
    In Ch. 10 Tim and Mom do not work on Sunday's because it is a sin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What is the BIG change that is occurring in Ch. 10?
    • A. 

      Tim no longer feels like a boy.

    • B. 

      He and mom have to work a lot harder.

    • C. 

      It feels odd having not having Dad around.

    • D. 

      He thinks of Sam more than ever now

  • 11. 
    How many times does Tim change his mind about being a Tory in Ch. 10?
    • A. 

      He never changes his mind

    • B. 

      Once

    • C. 

      Twice

    • D. 

      He stays a Tory

  • 12. 
    In Ch. 11, how long has it been since Tim and Mom have seen Sam?
    • A. 

      2 years

    • B. 

      2 months

    • C. 

      1 year

    • D. 

      3 years

  • 13. 
    In Ch. 11 both General Wooster and General Arnold meet in the Meeker's Tavern.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    After raiding Redding Ridge in Ch. 11, the British troops head for Danbury. Why are they going there?
    • A. 

      To chase American troops

    • B. 

      To chase Cow-boys

    • C. 

      To take the prisoners they took from Redding

    • D. 

      For munitions stored there

  • 15. 
    In Ch. 12 mom and Tim find out that Dad is dead, what year did he die in?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1777

    • C. 

      1826

    • D. 

      1827

  • 16. 
    In Ch. 12, why does Sam order Tim to butcher the cattle immediately?
    • A. 

      He feels they will die of starvation

    • B. 

      He fears the Tory soldiers will steal them

    • C. 

      He fears that the Patriot soldiers will steal them

    • D. 

      He doesn't want to steal them himself

  • 17. 
    In Ch. 12 we also find out that another person who was close to Tim has died. Who was this person? List their full name below.
  • 18. 
    In Ch. 13, how would you describe General Putnam?
    • A. 

      Very considerate

    • B. 

      An average tempered man

    • C. 

      Very stern, determined, and pressed for time

    • D. 

      Mean, angry, and busy

  • 19. 
    What is the MAIN reason General Putnam does not want to grant Sam clemency in Ch. 13?
    • A. 

      He felt Sam was guilty

    • B. 

      Sam had 2 soldiers capture him and claim he was a thief

    • C. 

      Sam's family were Torys and he deserted his post

    • D. 

      He wanted to make an example out of someone

  • 20. 
    At the end of Ch. 13 General Putnam agrees to let Tim see Sam. How does Sam look/feel? (Happy, Sad, indifferent)
  • 21. 
    What does Colonel Read tell Tim about war after he becomes upset over Putnam's denial of Sam's clemency in Ch. 14?
    • A. 

      We still have a chance to help Sam tomorrow

    • B. 

      War is not fair

    • C. 

      I'm sorry Tim

    • D. 

      He will now join your father

  • 22. 
    Does mother attend the execution of Sam in Ch. 14? (Yes or No)
  • 23. 
    After learning that Sam would be executed in Ch. 14, how does Mom react?
    • A. 

      She shuts down emotionally and gives up drinking.

    • B. 

      She shuts down emotionally and begins to drink more.

    • C. 

      Mother decides to go speak to General Putnam personally.

    • D. 

      She decides to hate all patriots from now on.

  • 24. 
    According to the epilogue, Tim goes on to live a happy and successful life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In the epilogue Tim states that it takes him a year to forget about the pain he felt over losing Sam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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