The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer! Trivia Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Mark Twain's real name?

    • A.

      Thomas Sawyer

    • B.

      Samuel Clemens

    • C.

      Huckleberry Finn

    Correct Answer
    B. Samuel Clemens
    Explanation
    Samuel Clemens is Mark Twain's real name. Mark Twain was the pen name used by Samuel Clemens, a renowned American writer. Clemens adopted the pseudonym "Mark Twain" during his time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River. He became famous for his novels such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Therefore, Samuel Clemens is the correct answer as it is Mark Twain's real name.

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  • 2. 

    What type of literature does Mark Twain satirize in Tom Sawyer?

    • A.

      Graphic novel

    • B.

      Adventure

    • C.

      Melodrama

    Correct Answer
    C. Melodrama
    Explanation
    In Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain satirizes melodrama. Melodrama is a genre characterized by exaggerated emotions, sensationalism, and a simplistic plot. Twain uses humor and irony to mock the overly dramatic and predictable nature of melodramatic literature. Through his satirical portrayal, Twain highlights the absurdity of the genre and pokes fun at its clichéd conventions.

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  • 3. 

    Who is Tom Sawyer's love interest in the book?

    • A.

      Amy Lawrence

    • B.

      Becky Thatcher

    • C.

      Mary Sawyer

    Correct Answer
    B. Becky Thatcher
    Explanation
    In the book, Tom Sawyer's love interest is Becky Thatcher. Throughout the story, Tom develops a crush on Becky and tries to impress her with his adventurous and mischievous behavior. Becky reciprocates his feelings and they share a romantic connection. Their relationship forms a significant subplot in the novel, adding depth and emotion to Tom's character development.

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  • 4. 

    Why do Tom and Huck go to the graveyard at midnight with a dead cat?

    • A.

      To cure warts

    • B.

      To see ghosts

    • C.

      To find buried treasure

    Correct Answer
    A. To cure warts
    Explanation
    Tom and Huck go to the graveyard at midnight with a dead cat to cure warts. This suggests that they believe in a superstition or folk remedy that involves using a dead cat to cure warts. It is likely that they have heard of this cure from someone or have read about it somewhere. By going to the graveyard at midnight, they may believe that the dead cat's powers will be heightened or more effective in curing their warts.

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  • 5. 

    Who murdered Dr. Robinson?

    • A.

      Muff Potter

    • B.

      Injun Joe

    • C.

      Huck Finn

    Correct Answer
    B. Injun Joe
    Explanation
    Injun Joe is the correct answer because in the novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, it is revealed that Injun Joe is the one who murdered Dr. Robinson. Injun Joe is depicted as a dangerous and violent character throughout the story, and his involvement in the murder is a significant plot point. Huck Finn and Muff Potter are not responsible for the murder, making Injun Joe the only logical choice as the culprit.

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  • 6. 

    Why does Tom run away to be a pirate?

    • A.

      He is angry

    • B.

      He gets into a fight with Becky

    • C.

      Aunt Polly kicks him out of the house

    Correct Answer
    B. He gets into a fight with Becky
    Explanation
    Tom runs away to be a pirate because he gets into a fight with Becky.

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  • 7. 

    What does Becky do to get revenge on Tom?

    • A.

      Makes friends with Amy Lawrence

    • B.

      Invites him to a picnic

    • C.

      Pretends to like another boy

    Correct Answer
    C. Pretends to like another boy
    Explanation
    Becky pretends to like another boy as a way to get revenge on Tom. By showing interest in someone else, she aims to make Tom jealous and hurt him emotionally. This action could be seen as a form of retaliation or payback for something Tom may have done to Becky.

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  • 8. 

    What "brave" and "noble" thing does Tom do to win Becky's affection anew?

    • A.

      Takes her punishment for tearing the book

    • B.

      Spurns Amy Lawrence

    • C.

      Gives her a brass knob

    Correct Answer
    A. Takes her punishment for tearing the book
    Explanation
    Tom takes Becky's punishment for tearing the book, which shows his bravery and nobility. By sacrificing himself and accepting the blame for Becky's actions, Tom demonstrates his love and devotion towards her. This selfless act not only wins Becky's affection anew but also highlights Tom's heroic qualities.

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  • 9. 

    What do the boys do to get even with their professor, Mr. Dobbins?

    • A.

      Lower a dead cat onto the stage

    • B.

      Make noise during the final ceremony

    • C.

      Gild his bald head while he sleeps

    Correct Answer
    C. Gild his bald head while he sleeps
    Explanation
    The boys decide to get even with their professor by gilding his bald head while he is asleep. This means that they apply a thin layer of gold or a gold-colored substance on his head without his knowledge or consent. This action can be seen as a prank or a form of revenge towards the professor, as it is likely to embarrass or surprise him when he wakes up and discovers his gilded head.

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  • 10. 

    Which is an example of "irony"?

    • A.

      Aunt Polly forgiving Tom for his sins

    • B.

      Tom receiving a Bible at Sunday School

    • C.

      Tom and Becky getting lost in the cave

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom receiving a Bible at Sunday School
    Explanation
    The example of "irony" in this question is Tom receiving a Bible at Sunday School. This is ironic because Tom is known for being mischievous and getting into trouble, so receiving a Bible, which is associated with good behavior and morality, is unexpected and contradictory to his character.

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  • 11. 

    Who does Huck Finn save from Injun Joe?

    • A.

      The Widow Douglas

    • B.

      Aunt Polly

    • C.

      Becky Thatcher

    Correct Answer
    A. The Widow Douglas
    Explanation
    Huck Finn saves The Widow Douglas from Injun Joe. In the novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, Injun Joe is a dangerous and vengeful character who poses a threat to the town. Huck Finn, the protagonist, witnesses Injun Joe's plan to harm The Widow Douglas and decides to intervene. By saving her, Huck demonstrates his bravery and compassion, as well as his willingness to stand up against injustice.

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  • 12. 

    How is Muff Potter's name cleared at the trial?

    • A.

      Huckleberry Finn's testimony

    • B.

      Tom Sawyer's testimony

    • C.

      Luck

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Sawyer's testimony
    Explanation
    Tom Sawyer's testimony clears Muff Potter's name at the trial. Tom, being a witness, provides evidence that proves Muff's innocence. His testimony likely includes crucial information or evidence that convinces the jury or judge of Muff's innocence, leading to his name being cleared.

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  • 13. 

    Who is the deaf and dumb Spaniard?

    • A.

      Injun Joe

    • B.

      Muff Potter

    • C.

      Joe Harper

    Correct Answer
    A. Injun Joe
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, Injun Joe is portrayed as a deaf and dumb Spaniard. This description is used to create an air of mystery and danger around his character. Injun Joe is a notorious villain in the story, known for his criminal activities and his involvement in various dark deeds. The label of being deaf and dumb adds to his enigmatic persona, making him more unpredictable and harder to understand. Overall, this detail adds depth to Injun Joe's character and enhances the suspense in the narrative.

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  • 14. 

    How do Tom and Becky escape the cave?

    • A.

      Becky screams for help

    • B.

      Joe Harper saves them

    • C.

      Tom finds another entrance to the cave

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom finds another entrance to the cave
    Explanation
    Tom and Becky escape the cave by Tom finding another entrance. This suggests that Tom, being resourceful and determined, explores the cave and discovers an alternative way out. This implies that Tom's actions play a crucial role in their escape, rather than relying on external help or luck.

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  • 15. 

    What happens to Injun Joe at the end of the book?

    • A.

      He is found dead in the cave

    • B.

      He is captured and hanged

    • C.

      He escapes and no one sees him again

    Correct Answer
    A. He is found dead in the cave
    Explanation
    Injun Joe is found dead in the cave at the end of the book. This indicates that he met his demise and will no longer pose a threat to the other characters. The discovery of his body brings closure to the story and ensures that justice is served.

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  • 16. 

    Who represents each "melodrama" character in Tom Sawyer? Hero, Heroine, Caretaker/Comic Relief, Villain

  • 17. 

    What does Tom do that causes Aunt Polly to "forgive him a million sins"?

  • 18. 

    Tom's goal is always to be the center of attention. Do you think Twain means this to be a criticism of children?

  • 19. 

    Why does Huck not enjoy his wealth? What makes him decide not to run away?

  • 20. 

    What are some superstitions observed by Tom and his friends in the novel?

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