Tom Sawyer (Holt Elements Of Literature)

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6th grade reading comprehension test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was NOT one of Tom's ailments to get out of going to school on Monday morning?

    • A.

      Stomach ache

    • B.

      Loose tooth

    • C.

      A broken foot

    Correct Answer
    C. A broken foot
    Explanation
    Tom's ailments to get out of going to school on Monday morning included a stomach ache and a loose tooth. However, a broken foot was not one of his ailments.

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  • 2. 

    Why did Aunt Polly think Tom wanted to miss school?

    • A.

      He was really sick

    • B.

      He wanted to go fishing instead

    • C.

      He wanted to sleep all day instead

    Correct Answer
    B. He wanted to go fishing instead
    Explanation
    Aunt Polly thought Tom wanted to miss school because he wanted to go fishing instead. This can be inferred from the fact that Tom's desire to go fishing is given as an alternative reason for why he would want to miss school.

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  • 3. 

    What made the boys at school follow Tom?

    • A.

      He had cut his finger

    • B.

      He could now spit in a new and admirable way

    • C.

      He had an interesting bean in his pocket

    Correct Answer
    B. He could now spit in a new and admirable way
    Explanation
    The boys at school followed Tom because he could now spit in a new and admirable way. This suggests that Tom's ability to spit in a unique and impressive manner caught the attention and interest of the other boys, leading them to follow him.

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  • 4. 

    What was unusual about Huckleberry Finn?

    • A.

      He had a big nose

    • B.

      He wore a big floppy hat

    • C.

      He always wore clothes too big for him

    Correct Answer
    C. He always wore clothes too big for him
    Explanation
    Huckleberry Finn was unusual because he always wore clothes that were too big for him. This suggests that he may have been poor or lacked access to properly fitting clothing. It could also imply that he did not have someone to provide him with appropriate clothing or that he did not prioritize his appearance. This characteristic sets him apart from others and adds to his unique and distinctive personality.

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  • 5. 

    What did Tom trade his tooth for with Huckleberry?

    • A.

      A mighty small tick

    • B.

      A mighty small roach

    • C.

      A mighty small snake

    Correct Answer
    A. A mighty small tick
    Explanation
    Tom traded his tooth for a mighty small tick with Huckleberry.

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