The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 1

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 1 - Quiz

In chapter 1 of the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, we are introduced to the main character and the main settings, which builds up through the book. Take this quiz to find out how much you got from it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Do you like Sid?  Explain your opinion of him.

  • 2. 

    What does the fight scene tell you about Tom?  Explain.

  • 3. 

    The purpose of this chapter is to tell that

    • A.

      A new boy came to town

    • B.

      Tom always got into trouble

    • C.

      Tom didn't like school

    • D.

      Aunt Polly often punished Tom

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom always got into trouble
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tom always got into trouble." This answer is supported by the information given in the question, which states that the purpose of the chapter is to tell that Tom always got into trouble. The other statements provided may be relevant to the overall story, but they are not directly related to the purpose of the chapter as stated in the question.

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  • 4. 

    Where did Tom hide from his Aunt?

    • A.

      Under the bed

    • B.

      In the closet

    • C.

      Behind the fence

    • D.

      In the backyard

    Correct Answer
    B. In the closet
    Explanation
    Tom hid from his Aunt in the closet.

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  • 5. 

    Tom avoided being beaten for eating the jam by

    • A.

      Apologizing to his aunt

    • B.

      Buying new jam

    • C.

      Hiding from his aunt

    • D.

      Blaming Sid

    Correct Answer
    C. Hiding from his aunt
    Explanation
    Tom avoided being beaten for eating the jam by hiding from his aunt. By hiding, Tom was able to escape his aunt's anger and punishment for eating the jam. This action allowed him to avoid the consequences of his actions and potentially buy himself some time to come up with a solution or apology.

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  • 6. 

    Aunt Polly thought that Tom skipped school in order to

    • A.

      Sleep

    • B.

      Fight

    • C.

      Play with the water pump

    • D.

      Swim in the river

    Correct Answer
    D. Swim in the river
    Explanation
    Aunt Polly thought that Tom skipped school in order to swim in the river because she noticed that he was wet and his clothes were damp. This led her to believe that he had been in the water, indicating that he had been swimming instead of attending school.

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  • 7. 

    You can figure out that Tom's collar was sewn with a different colored thread because Tom

    • A.

      Sewed it himself

    • B.

      Ripped it in a fight

    • C.

      Changed his shirt

    • D.

      Wore a new shirt

    Correct Answer
    A. Sewed it himself
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sewed it himself" because if Tom sewed his collar himself, it is likely that he used a different colored thread. This suggests that the collar was not professionally sewn or repaired, but rather done by Tom himself, resulting in the use of a different colored thread.

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  • 8. 

    When the author says that the new boy wore shoes on Friday, he means that the boy was

    • A.

      Tall

    • B.

      Wealthy

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Fat

    Correct Answer
    B. Wealthy
    Explanation
    The author implies that the new boy wearing shoes on Friday suggests that he is wealthy. Wearing shoes, especially on a specific day, can be seen as a symbol of affluence, as not everyone may have the means to own multiple pairs of shoes or wear them regularly. This detail indicates that the boy has access to resources and is likely from a privileged background.

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  • 9. 

    Aunt Polly wanted to punish Tom because she

    • A.

      Was angry at him

    • B.

      Disliked him

    • C.

      Didn't want to spoil him

    • D.

      Liked Sid better

    Correct Answer
    C. Didn't want to spoil him
    Explanation
    Aunt Polly wanted to punish Tom because she didn't want to spoil him. This suggests that Aunt Polly believed that by not punishing Tom, he would become entitled or overly indulged. She likely wanted to teach him discipline and responsibility by enforcing consequences for his actions. This indicates that Aunt Polly had a desire to raise Tom with good values and prevent him from developing negative behaviors.

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  • 10. 

    Tom's attitude toward life was

    • A.

      Carefree

    • B.

      Serious

    • C.

      Fearful

    • D.

      Hostile

    Correct Answer
    A. Carefree
    Explanation
    Tom's attitude toward life was carefree. This means that he approached life in a relaxed and nonchalant manner, without much worry or concern. He was likely easygoing and didn't let things bother him too much. This attitude suggests that Tom was laid-back and enjoyed life without being overly serious or fearful.

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  • 11. 

    What quality do you think the author admires most in Tom?

    • A.

      Honesty

    • B.

      Bravery

    • C.

      Adventurousness

    • D.

      Kindness

    Correct Answer
    C. Adventurousness
    Explanation
    The author admires adventurousness in Tom because it suggests that he is willing to take risks, explore new experiences, and step out of his comfort zone. This quality implies a sense of curiosity, open-mindedness, and a desire for excitement and discovery. It shows that Tom is not afraid to venture into the unknown and embrace new challenges, which the author finds admirable.

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