The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 2

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 2

In chapter 2 of the book The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, we are just after the introduction of the characters and now diving deeper. Find out how much you got from the chapter by answering these questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you agree with Tom's great law of human action?  Why or why not?
  • 2. 
    Irony can mean "a situation that is opposite of what you would expect."  Give TWO examples of irony in this chapter.  How do these situations differ from what you had expected?
  • 3. 
    This chapter is mostly about how Tom
    • A. 

      Annoys Sid

    • B. 

      Gets out of work

    • C. 

      Makes New Friends

    • D. 

      Learns to Paint

  • 4. 
    When did Tom have to whitewash the fence?
    • A. 

      After school

    • B. 

      On Saturday

    • C. 

      On Sunday morning

    • D. 

      After dinner

  • 5. 
    Tom got Ben to help him whitewash by
    • A. 

      Pretending it was fun

    • B. 

      Paying him

    • C. 

      Doing a bad job

    • D. 

      Beating him

  • 6. 
    Tom's great law of human action is that people want something if it is 
    • A. 

      Free

    • B. 

      Valuable

    • C. 

      Hard to get

    • D. 

      New and shiny

  • 7. 
    Tom was rolling in wealth at the end of the day because
    • A. 

      Many boys paid him

    • B. 

      Aunt Polly paid him

    • C. 

      He found some money

    • D. 

      He sold the paint

  • 8. 
    Aunt Polly didn't want Jim to help Tom because
    • A. 

      She paid Tom to whitewash

    • B. 

      Jim would do a bad job

    • C. 

      Tom liked to work alone

    • D. 

      She was punishing Tom

  • 9. 
    Tom didn't want the boys to see him whitewash because they would
    • A. 

      Make fun of him

    • B. 

      Want to help

    • C. 

      Tell their teacher

    • D. 

      Throw mud at the fence

  • 10. 
    When Tom wanted a person to believe something, he could be very
    • A. 

      Truthful

    • B. 

      Convincing

    • C. 

      Insistent

    • D. 

      Polite

  • 11. 
    This chapter suggests that when faced with an unpleasant job, you should
    • A. 

      Make the best of it

    • B. 

      Try to get out of it

    • C. 

      Do your fair share

    • D. 

      Grin and bear it

  • 12. 
    The author would probably agree that people
    • A. 

      Can see through most tricks

    • B. 

      Like to help others

    • C. 

      Like to work hard

    • D. 

      Can be fooled easily

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