My Brother Sam Is Dead Chapters 1-3 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What was the fight between Sam and his father about?
    • A. 

      They were angry about the younger brother's plan to join the war

    • B. 

      Father believed in being loyal to the king and Sam believed in fighting for freedom from Britain

    • C. 

      They did not really fight, it was a misunderstanding

    • D. 

      They were fighting about the chores around the house that needed attention

  • 2. 
    In what month and year does the story open?
    • A. 

      January 1776

    • B. 

      April 1775

    • C. 

      May 1773

    • D. 

      June 1778

  • 3. 
    In what state is the setting taking place (at first of novel)?
    • A. 

      North Carolina

    • B. 

      South Carolina

    • C. 

      Connecticut

    • D. 

      Washington, DC

  • 4. 
    Why did Sam call the British 'lobsterbacks'?
    • A. 

      Because they were tough and had a hard exterior

    • B. 

      Because of the color of their military coats

    • C. 

      Because the British soldiers LOVED the lobsters around the coast so very much

    • D. 

      Because he hated lobsters and hated the British just as much

  • 5. 
    How did Sam get the Brown Bess?
    • A. 

      He took it without Father's permission

    • B. 

      He went and got it from a friend

    • C. 

      He asked Tim for it and ran away with it

    • D. 

      He offered to pay for it

  • 6. 
    What was ironic about Sam calling the British 'lobsterbacks'?
    • A. 

      He didn't really like lobsters

    • B. 

      The British didn't really like lobsters

    • C. 

      Sam's uniform coat was red as well

    • D. 

      Letting his feelings go was not his usual style

  • 7. 
    Who is the narrator of the story?
    • A. 

      Father

    • B. 

      Independent narrator

    • C. 

      Tim Meeker

    • D. 

      Sam's sister

  • 8. 
    Where was Sam heading?  Why did he feel he needed to take Brown Bess?
    • A. 

      Sam was headed to Virginia and he needed a gun to protect himself.

    • B. 

      Sam was heading to Massachussetts and he needed a gun to fight with

    • C. 

      Sam was heading home and he was worried about the British being there/felt he needed protection

    • D. 

      Sam was heading to fight in the Civil war because he was against slavery

  • 9. 
    Who was the captain of the company?
    • A. 

      Leroy Brown

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      Joseph Galloway

    • D. 

      John Henry

  • 10. 
    How old was Sam when the story began?
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      20

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