The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Why did Tom Sawyer live with his aunt?

    • A.

      She lived in a good town.

    • B.

      His mother and father were dead.

    • C.

      He didn't like his mother and father.

    • D.

      He had too many brothers and sisters.

    Correct Answer
    B. His mother and father were dead.
    Explanation
    Tom Sawyer lived with his aunt because his mother and father were dead. This implies that he had no other immediate family members to take care of him, so he went to live with his aunt instead.

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  • 2. 

    Where did Tom and Huck go for their adventure?

    • A.

      A graveyard

    • B.

      An amusement park

    • C.

      A lake

    • D.

      A forest

    Correct Answer
    A. A graveyard
    Explanation
    Tom and Huck went to a graveyard for their adventure. This location is often associated with mystery and excitement, making it an ideal setting for an adventure. Graveyards are typically quiet and eerie, providing an atmosphere of suspense and intrigue. Additionally, graveyards are often depicted as having hidden secrets and hidden treasures, which could further add to the excitement of the adventure. Overall, a graveyard offers a unique and thrilling backdrop for Tom and Huck's escapades.

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  • 3. 

    Why were the boys afraid of Injun Joe?

    • A.

      Because he was tall.

    • B.

      Because he didn't help them paint the fence.

    • C.

      Because he was Tom's uncle.

    • D.

      Because he killed the doctor.

    Correct Answer
    D. Because he killed the doctor.
    Explanation
    The boys were afraid of Injun Joe because he killed the doctor. This suggests that Injun Joe is a dangerous and violent person, which would naturally instill fear in others. The fact that he took someone's life demonstrates his capacity for harm, making him a menacing figure to be feared.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Tom give the medicine to Peter?

    • A.

      Peter was sick.

    • B.

      Tom didn't want the medicine.

    • C.

      Peter thought the medicine tasted good.

    • D.

      Tom didn't like Peter.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom didn't want the medicine.
    Explanation
    Tom gave the medicine to Peter because he didn't want it himself. This suggests that Tom was selfless and cared about Peter's well-being, even though he didn't personally want the medicine.

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  • 5. 

    How did the people feel when Tom, Joe, and Huck walked into the church?

    • A.

      They felt angry

    • B.

      The felt sad

    • C.

      They felt happy

    • D.

      They felt tired

    Correct Answer
    C. They felt happy
    Explanation
    The people felt happy when Tom, Joe, and Huck walked into the church. This can be inferred from the fact that feeling happy is the only positive emotion mentioned as a possible answer. If the people had felt angry, sad, or tired, it would have been stated as an option. Therefore, it can be concluded that their reaction was one of happiness.

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  • 6. 

    Why was Tom angry at Becky?

    • A.

      She didn't talk with him at church

    • B.

      She never came to school

    • C.

      She told Tom's aunt about a bad thing

    • D.

      She read a book with Alfred.

    Correct Answer
    D. She read a book with Alfred.
    Explanation
    Tom was angry at Becky because she read a book with Alfred. This suggests that Tom may have had feelings for Becky and felt betrayed or jealous that she was spending time with someone else. Reading a book with Alfred could have been seen as a personal and intimate activity, causing Tom to feel excluded and upset.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Tom say he tore the teacher's book?

    • A.

      So Becky would not be in trouble.

    • B.

      He tore it.

    • C.

      He didn't like the teacher.

    • D.

      He didn't want to get in trouble.

    Correct Answer
    A. So Becky would not be in trouble.
    Explanation
    Tom said he tore the teacher's book so that Becky would not be in trouble. This implies that Tom took the blame for tearing the book in order to protect Becky from facing any consequences. By doing so, Tom showed his loyalty towards Becky and his willingness to take responsibility for her actions.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Tom talk at Muff Potter's trial?

    • A.

      Tom hated Injun Joe.

    • B.

      He wanted to help Huck.

    • C.

      Muff Potter didn't kill the doctor, and Tom knew it.

    • D.

      The doctor asked him to talk.

    Correct Answer
    C. Muff Potter didn't kill the doctor, and Tom knew it.
    Explanation
    Tom talked at Muff Potter's trial because he knew that Muff Potter did not kill the doctor. This suggests that Tom wanted to speak up and provide evidence to support Muff Potter's innocence.

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  • 9. 

    What did Injun Joe hide in the box under the floor?

    • A.

      Jewelry

    • B.

      Clothes

    • C.

      Food

    • D.

      Money

    Correct Answer
    D. Money
    Explanation
    Injun Joe hid money in the box under the floor.

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  • 10. 

    Where did the boys find the money?

    • A.

      In the cave, under the cross

    • B.

      By the river, in the weeds

    • C.

      In the church, under the cross

    • D.

      In the cave, in a puddle

    Correct Answer
    A. In the cave, under the cross
    Explanation
    The boys found the money in the cave, specifically under the cross. This suggests that they stumbled upon the money while exploring the cave and discovered it hidden beneath the cross.

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  • 11. 

    Who helped Tom paint the fence? Check all that are correct. 

    • A.

      Ben

    • B.

      Aunt Polly

    • C.

      Huck

    • D.

      Becky

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ben
    C. Huck
    Explanation
    Ben and Huck helped Tom paint the fence.

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  • 12. 

    Who went to the river to have an adventure? Check all that are correct. 

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Joe

    • C.

      Amy

    • D.

      Huck

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tom
    C. Amy
    D. Huck
    Explanation
    Tom, Amy, and Huck went to the river to have an adventure.

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  • 13. 

    Check the true sentences.

    • A.

      200 men looked for Tom and Becky in the cave.

    • B.

      The men looked for one day.

    • C.

      Injun Joe helped the men look for Tom and Becky.

    • D.

      The people in the town were sad because Tom and Becky were gone.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 200 men looked for Tom and Becky in the cave.
    D. The people in the town were sad because Tom and Becky were gone.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately identifies the two true sentences from the given options. The first sentence states that 200 men looked for Tom and Becky in the cave, which implies that a large group of people were involved in the search. The last sentence states that the people in the town were sad because Tom and Becky were gone, indicating that their disappearance had a significant impact on the community.

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  • 14. 

    What happened after Tom and Becky left the cave? Check all that are true.

    • A.

      They went home by boat.

    • B.

      Injun Joe helped them.

    • C.

      They talked about their adventure all night.

    • D.

      The people in the town felt very happy.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They went home by boat.
    C. They talked about their adventure all night.
    D. The people in the town felt very happy.
    Explanation
    After Tom and Becky left the cave, they went home by boat. They also talked about their adventure all night. Additionally, the people in the town felt very happy.

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  • 15. 

    What is true about Mrs. Douglas's house?

    • A.

      It is in New York.

    • B.

      It is big.

    • C.

      Tom washed every day when he was there.

    • D.

      Tom was happy there.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. It is big.
    C. Tom washed every day when he was there.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Mrs. Douglas's house is big and that Tom washed every day when he was there. These statements provide information about the size of the house and Tom's hygiene habits during his time there.

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  • 16. 

    Huck didn't have a home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Huck didn't have a home" implies that Huck did not have a permanent place of residence. This suggests that he was either homeless or constantly on the move. Therefore, the correct answer is true, indicating that Huck indeed did not have a home.

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  • 17. 

    Tom does bad things, but he is a good person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that Tom's actions may be negative or harmful, but it also implies that his intentions or character are inherently good. In other words, despite his bad behavior, Tom possesses positive qualities and is fundamentally a good person.

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  • 18. 

    Injun Joe killed Muff Potter.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Injun Joe killed Muff Potter" is false. It is important to note that Injun Joe is a character from Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," and while he is involved in criminal activities throughout the story, he does not kill Muff Potter. In the novel, Injun Joe is responsible for the murder of Dr. Robinson, but Muff Potter is wrongfully accused of the crime. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 19. 

    The boys found $100 in the cave.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 20. 

    An adventure is _______________. 

    • A.

      A test at school.

    • B.

      A fun, exciting time with friends.

    • C.

      Something you go to at church.

    • D.

      Something that helps you learn.

    Correct Answer
    B. A fun, exciting time with friends.
    Explanation
    An adventure is described as a fun, exciting time with friends. It suggests that an adventure is an enjoyable experience that involves excitement and is shared with companions. This answer aligns with the common understanding of an adventure as a thrilling and pleasurable activity that is often undertaken with friends for added enjoyment.

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  • 21. 

    A treasure is _____________ .

    • A.

      Something you eat.

    • B.

      A fun, exciting time with friends.

    • C.

      Something you find that is worth a lot of money.

    • D.

      Something you can hurt someone with.

    Correct Answer
    C. Something you find that is worth a lot of money.
    Explanation
    A treasure is something you find that is worth a lot of money. This implies that a treasure is an item or collection of items that have significant monetary value. It could be gold, jewels, artifacts, or any other valuable possessions. Finding a treasure is often associated with excitement and excitement due to the potential financial gain.

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  • 22. 

    A graveyard is ____________.

    • A.

      A church

    • B.

      A place you go after school

    • C.

      What Aunt Polly made Tom paint

    • D.

      A place for dead people

    Correct Answer
    D. A place for dead people
    Explanation
    A graveyard is a place for dead people. It is a burial ground where deceased individuals are laid to rest.

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  • 23. 

    When Tom doesn't go to school, his Aunt Polly calls him _____________.

    • A.

      A skipper

    • B.

      Late

    • C.

      A bad boy

    • D.

      Stupid

    Correct Answer
    C. A bad boy
    Explanation
    When Tom doesn't go to school, his Aunt Polly calls him "a bad boy". This suggests that Aunt Polly perceives Tom's absence from school as a negative behavior or disobedience. The term "bad boy" implies that Tom is not fulfilling his responsibilities and is engaging in undesirable actions by skipping school. Aunt Polly uses this label to express her disapproval and to possibly motivate Tom to attend school regularly.

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  • 24. 

    Muff Potter says that Tom and Huck are good boys because they ____________.

    • A.

      Brought him food during his trial

    • B.

      Went to school

    • C.

      Painted the fence

    • D.

      Take adventures

    Correct Answer
    A. Brought him food during his trial
    Explanation
    Muff Potter considers Tom and Huck to be good boys because they brought him food during his trial. This act of kindness and support demonstrates their loyalty and compassion towards Muff Potter during a difficult time in his life. By providing him with food, they showed their willingness to help and support him, which reflects positively on their character.

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  • 25. 

    A time when people decide if a person is good or bad is a ____________ . 

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Look

    • C.

      Trial

    • D.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    C. Trial
    Explanation
    A trial is a legal process where people determine whether a person is good or bad based on the evidence presented. It involves examining the facts, listening to witness testimonies, and making a judgement about the person's character or actions. In a trial, a person's guilt or innocence is decided, which ultimately determines if they are considered good or bad in the eyes of the law.

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  • 26. 

    Peter is a _________ . 

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Bad

    • C.

      Boy

    • D.

      Cat

    Correct Answer
    D. Cat
    Explanation
    The given options are "school," "bad," "boy," and "cat." Out of these options, "cat" is the only option that can be used to describe Peter. The other options do not provide any information about Peter's identity or characteristics. Therefore, "cat" is the correct answer.

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  • 27. 

    Injun Joe wants to kill Mrs. Douglas because Mr. Douglas was _________ to him. 

    • A.

      Trial

    • B.

      Nice

    • C.

      Angry

    • D.

      Bad

    Correct Answer
    D. Bad
    Explanation
    Injun Joe wants to kill Mrs. Douglas because Mr. Douglas was bad to him. This suggests that Mr. Douglas had treated Injun Joe poorly or had done something harmful or negative towards him, leading to Injun Joe's desire for revenge or retribution.

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  • 28. 

    Tom, Joe, and Huck liked playing by the river because there was no __________ there.

    • A.

      School

    • B.

      Look

    • C.

      Trial

    • D.

      Cat

    Correct Answer
    A. School
    Explanation
    Tom, Joe, and Huck enjoyed playing by the river because there was no school there. The absence of a school suggests that they preferred to be away from the formal education environment and instead preferred the freedom and fun of playing by the river.

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  • 29. 

    The teacher's book wasn't for children, but Becky wanted to _________ it.

    • A.

      Look at

    • B.

      Tear

    • C.

      Laugh at

    • D.

      Draw in

    Correct Answer
    A. Look at
    Explanation
    Becky wanted to "look at" the teacher's book. This implies that the book was not intended for children, but Becky still had an interest in seeing its contents or examining it.

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