P.E.P - The Devil And Tom Walker

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P.E.P - The Devil And Tom Walker


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tom and his wife are unhappy because they...  
    • A. 

      Work too much

    • B. 

      Fight about money

    • C. 

      Have no children

    • D. 

      Live in the woods

  • 2. 
    What is the author making satire of in the following passage? "Tom was a hard-minded fellow, not easily daunted, and he had lived so long with a termagant wife that he did not even fear the devil."  
    • A. 

      The devil

    • B. 

      Tom

    • C. 

      Wives

    • D. 

      Fears

  • 3. 
    Tom begins praying and reading the Bible because he...  
    • A. 

      Wants to escape the devil

    • B. 

      Feels bad about cheating people

    • C. 

      Finds good friend who love him

    • D. 

      Thinks God can give him more money

  • 4. 
    Who is Irvin creating a satire of in the following passage from the end of the story? "The good people of Boston shook their heads and shrugged their shoulders, but had been so much accustomed to witches and goblins, and tricks of the devil, in all kinds of shapes, from the first settlement of the colony, that they were not so much horror-struck as might have been expected."  
    • A. 

      People who pretend to be unimpressed

    • B. 

      Bankers who work for the devil with Tom

    • C. 

      Writers who tell stories about the devil's tricks

    • D. 

      People who pretend to be good but are really bad

  • 5. 
    A usurer is a person who...  
    • A. 

      Buys things from other people

    • B. 

      Convinces others to follow the devil

    • C. 

      Employs people to help the devil

    • D. 

      Lends money at very high rates

  • 6. 
    Speculating is...  
    • A. 

      Entering into risky business deals for quick profit

    • B. 

      Refusing to sell any of your land to someone else

    • C. 

      Engaging in a pact with the devil for profit

    • D. 

      Thinking about past events in your family

  • 7. 
    Ostentation is a...  
    • A. 

      Wish to have other's things  

    • B. 

      Display to impress others

    • C. 

      Refusal to help other people

    • D. 

      Need to show faith to others

  • 8. 
    A censurer is someone who...  
    • A. 

      Criticizes harshly

    • B. 

      Prays loudly

    • C. 

      Makes bad deals

    • D. 

      Never shares

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