The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 6

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer- Chapter 6 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Huck and Tom believed in magic and witchcraft.  Today, many people believe in superstitions, such as the one that says black cats are bad luck.  Do you know anyone who has a superstition?  How do you think the superstition affects the person?

  • 2. 

    Tom pretended his toe was dead in order to

    • A.

      Miss school

    • B.

      Go to the hospital

    • C.

      Make Becky feel bad

    • D.

      Scare Sid

    Correct Answer
    A. Miss school
    Explanation
    Tom pretended his toe was dead in order to miss school. By pretending his toe was dead, Tom was able to create a believable excuse for not attending school. This allowed him to avoid going to school without facing any consequences or having to provide any further explanation.

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  • 3. 

    Aunt Polly pulled Tom's tooth out with 

    • A.

      Her fingers

    • B.

      A pair of pliers

    • C.

      Thread and a chunk of fire

    • D.

      Thread and a doorknob

    Correct Answer
    C. Thread and a chunk of fire
    Explanation
    Aunt Polly pulled Tom's tooth out with thread and a chunk of fire. This answer suggests that Aunt Polly used a creative and unconventional method to remove Tom's tooth. Using thread and fire to extract a tooth implies that Aunt Polly may have tied the thread around the tooth and then heated the chunk of fire to create pressure, causing the tooth to come out. This explanation highlights Aunt Polly's resourcefulness and willingness to find alternative solutions.

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  • 4. 

    The town treated Huck Finn like

    • A.

      A hero

    • B.

      A friend

    • C.

      A relative

    • D.

      An outcast

    Correct Answer
    D. An outcast
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "an outcast". This suggests that the town treated Huck Finn as someone who was rejected or excluded from their society. He was likely seen as an outsider or someone who did not fit in with the norms and expectations of the town. This could be due to his unconventional behavior, his lack of conformity to societal rules, or his association with characters that were considered outcasts themselves. Overall, the town's treatment of Huck Finn indicates that he was not accepted or embraced by the community.

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  • 5. 

    WHat did Huck Finn think a dead cat was good for?

    • A.

      Curing Warts

    • B.

      Scaring people

    • C.

      Curing measles

    • D.

      Killing mice

    Correct Answer
    A. Curing Warts
    Explanation
    Huck Finn believed that a dead cat was good for curing warts. This suggests that Huck Finn had a superstitious belief that using a dead cat in a specific way could help eliminate warts. It reflects the character's belief in folklore or traditional remedies, which were common during the time period in which the story is set.

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  • 6. 

    You can figure out that Tom probably envied Huck because Huck

    • A.

      Was older

    • B.

      Was rich

    • C.

      Could whistle through his teeth

    • D.

      Could do as he pleased

    Correct Answer
    D. Could do as he pleased
    Explanation
    Tom probably envied Huck because Huck could do as he pleased. This suggests that Huck had the freedom to make his own choices and do whatever he wanted, which may have been appealing to Tom. It implies that Tom may have felt restricted or controlled in some way, leading to his envy towards Huck's autonomy.

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  • 7. 

    Mother Hopkins was probably

    • A.

      A doctor

    • B.

      A ghost

    • C.

      A real witch

    • D.

      An old woman

    Correct Answer
    D. An old woman
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, the most likely explanation is that Mother Hopkins was an old woman. The other options, such as being a doctor or a ghost, do not have any supporting information in the question. Additionally, the option of being a real witch is unlikely as it is not mentioned in the question and would require additional context or evidence. Therefore, the most reasonable conclusion is that Mother Hopkins was an old woman.

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  • 8. 

    Tom deliberately told the teacher that he talked to Huck in order to

    • A.

      Sit next to Becky

    • B.

      Show he wasn't ashamed

    • C.

      Get sent home

    • D.

      Make everyone laugh

    Correct Answer
    A. Sit next to Becky
    Explanation
    Tom deliberately told the teacher that he talked to Huck in order to sit next to Becky. This implies that Tom had a crush on Becky and wanted to be close to her. By creating a reason to talk to the teacher, Tom could strategically position himself next to Becky, increasing his chances of interacting with her and potentially developing a relationship.

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