The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 2

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 2 - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    B. Gets out of work
    Explanation
    This chapter is mostly about how Tom gets out of work. It implies that the main focus of the chapter is on Tom's ability to avoid doing his job or finding ways to escape from his responsibilities at work. The other options listed, such as annoying Sid, making new friends, or learning to paint, may also be mentioned in the chapter, but they are not the central theme or main topic of discussion.

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  • 4. 

    When did Tom have to whitewash the fence?

    • A.

      After school

    • B.

      On Saturday

    • C.

      On Sunday morning

    • D.

      After dinner

    Correct Answer
    B. On Saturday
    Explanation
    Tom had to whitewash the fence on Saturday. This implies that there was a specific day assigned for Tom to complete the task of whitewashing the fence. The other options such as "after school," "on Sunday morning," and "after dinner" do not provide a specific day and therefore cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Pretending it was fun
    Explanation
    Tom was able to convince Ben to help him whitewash by pretending that it was a fun activity. By presenting the task as enjoyable, Tom appealed to Ben's sense of enjoyment and made the task seem more appealing. This tactic likely persuaded Ben to assist Tom willingly, as he believed that he would have a good time while doing so.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Hard to get
    Explanation
    Tom's great law of human action suggests that people are more inclined to desire something that is difficult to obtain. This is because scarcity or difficulty in acquiring an item adds value and exclusivity to it. When something is hard to get, it creates a sense of desirability and importance, making people want it more. This principle can be observed in various aspects of human behavior, such as limited edition products, rare collectibles, or exclusive experiences.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Many boys paid him
    Explanation
    Tom was rolling in wealth at the end of the day because many boys paid him. This suggests that Tom had a successful day in terms of making money. The fact that multiple boys paid him implies that he was involved in some kind of business or service that attracted customers. This could be anything from selling goods or offering a service that the boys were willing to pay for. Regardless of the specific nature of his business, the payment from many boys contributed to Tom's wealth at the end of the day.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. She was punishing Tom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Aunt Polly didn't want Jim to help Tom because she was punishing Tom. This suggests that Aunt Polly had a specific reason for not wanting Tom to receive any assistance, possibly as a form of discipline or consequence for something he had done.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Make fun of him
    Explanation
    Tom didn't want the boys to see him whitewash because they would make fun of him. This suggests that Tom is concerned about being ridiculed or mocked by the boys if they were to witness him doing the task. It implies that Tom may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about his actions, and he wants to avoid any potential negative judgment or teasing from his peers.

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  • 10. 

    When Tom wanted a person to believe something, he could be very

    • A.

      Truthful

    • B.

      Convincing

    • C.

      Insistent

    • D.

      Polite

    Correct Answer
    B. Convincing
    Explanation
    Tom is described as someone who wants to make others believe something. The word "convincing" best fits this description as it means to persuade or make someone believe something by presenting strong arguments or evidence. Tom is likely to use this approach to convince others of his beliefs or ideas.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Try to get out of it
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "try to get out of it". This is because the chapter suggests that when faced with an unpleasant job, it is better to try to find a way to avoid it or delegate it to someone else. It implies that one should not simply accept and endure the unpleasantness, but actively seek alternatives or solutions to escape the task.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Can be fooled easily
    Explanation
    The author would probably agree that people can be fooled easily. This is because the statement suggests that the author believes that individuals are susceptible to being deceived or tricked without much difficulty. The word "easily" implies that people may not possess a strong ability to discern or identify deception, making them vulnerable to being fooled.

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