Friday, March 28, 2008

Tom Sawyer Questions

Chapters 1-13: Chapter 1
1. How does Aunt Polly find out that Tom did go swimming? 2. What is it about the new boy that bugs Tom so much? 3. Describe Aunt Polly (behavior and looks) using 3 quotes from the book. 4. What does "spare the rod and spoil the child" mean? 5. Translate slang: truck, lick, dander up, powerful warm, lam, suck eggs,?
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Chapter 2 1. Name three things that Tom got the kids to give him. 2. According to MT, what is the difference between work and play? (p13) 3. Translate slang: bully, taw, gay, up a stump, honest injun, shucks
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Chapter 3 A) Put the events that did occur in Chapter 3 into the proper sequence. Eliminate those event that did not occur. Copy only the bold-faced parts. Fill in the blanks as needed. There are 5 events that did not happen in Chapter 3. Tom... 1....gets whacked for Sid breaking the sugar bowl... 2....plays with his dead rat on a string... 3....goes to the new girl's house and lies under the window... 4....forgets about Amy Lawrence... 5....gets tattled on by Sid 6....fantasizes about _________... 7....sees a new girl and starts _________... 8....throws a rock through a window... 9....gets a ________, (which he picks up with his toes)... 10....beats up a kid while playing Army... 11....tricks some little kids... 12....acts as a general while playing Army... 13....nails Sid with dirt clods... 14....steals a _________... 15....goes to Sunday School...
B) Why did Aunt Polly NOT apologize to Tom?
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Chapter Four A) Put the events that did occur in Chapter 4 into the proper sequence. Eliminate those events that did not occur. Copy only the bold-faced parts. Fill in the blanks as needed. There are three events that did not happen in Ch. 4. Tom... 1....only pretends to wash up... 2....annoys several kids as he shows up for Sunday School... 3....tries to memorize his Bible verses... 4....slaps Sid for tattling... 5....turns in enough tickets for a Bible... 6....steals the last few tickets he needs... 7....trades _________ for Bible verse tickets... 8....went crazy from memorizing too much... 9....blurts out the wrong answer... 10....was in awe of the visitor, who was a _____, as well as ______... 11....gets asked to name the first two disciples... 12....plays with his dead rat...
B) What does the last line of the chapter mean?
Chapter 5 What happened? Why do you think MT put this chapter in?
Chapter 6, Chapter 7, and Chapter 8 Due by ____________ One paragraph response per chapter, plus the questions below. 1.Why do people believe in superstitions? Do you have any superstitions? 2.Describe Huck using 3 quotes from the book. 3.Draw a diagram of the game that Tom and Joe play. 4.What mistake does Tom make with Becky? 5.After the fight with Becky, Tom first dreams of __________. 6.Then he thinks he might be a ________, a___________, or a __________. 7.He finally decides to become a ___________, because... 8.Why won't Tom "fall" (die) when he and Joe are "sword-fighting"? 9.Give three examples of superstitions in these three chapters. How do their superstitions compare with some of the ones we still have today?









Chapter NINE and TEN and ELEVEN Due by:____________ 1.How do each of the boys react to the scariness of the graveyard? Who seems more scared? Why might this be? 2.Draw a sketch of the murder scene, showing the positions of everyone, including the boys. 3.Slang: keep mum, afeared, by hokey, dasn't, geeminy 4.How are Tom and Huck contrasted in Chapter 10? Who seems more realistic about the danger they face? Why might this be? 5.What does the last line of Chapter 10 mean? What happened? 6.What is the superstition of the howling dog? 7.How does news travel in Tom's village? 8.When Injun Joe tells his version of the events in the graveyard, Tom and Huck are amazed that something doesn't happen. What? What do they think the reason behind this is? 9.How does Tom ease his conscience with regard to Muff? 10."It's blood, it's blood, that's what it is!" Who's talking? What's going on? 11.Why doesn't Injun Joe get punished for body-snatching?
Chapter 12 and 13 1. "Because if he'd 'a had one, she'd 'a burnt him one herself!" Who's talking? What's going on? What does he/she mean? 2. "When Jeff arrived, Tom accosted him, and "led up" warily to opportunities for remark about Becky, but the giddy lad never could see the bait." TRANSLATE! 3. How does Tom convince Joe that a pirate's life is better than a hermit's? 4. Why does Mark Twain call the boys "curiously inconsistent pirates"? (Last line of Chapter 13.) 5. "Translate" the dialogue below from Chapter 13: "Ain't it gay?" "It's just nuts! What would the boys say if they could see us?" "Say? Well they'd just die to be here--hey Hucky?" "I reckon so. Anyways I'm suited. I don't want nuthin' better than this...here they can't come and pick at a feller and bullyrag him so." "Oh, we'll have a bully time."

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What was the "boom" the "pirates" kept hearing and why did it make them feel happy ?
What did Tom do before he left camp? What do you think he wrote?
What do the villagers think happened to the boys?
"Well the things is ours anyway, ain't they ?" Who's talking? What's going on ? Name two of the things.
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Chapters 16-24
What was one piece of good news that the boys had after the huge storm?
"I've lost my knife. I reckon I better go and find it." (p103, p112 in the brown books) Who's talking? What' going on? Why is this funny?
"Two of the savages almost wished they had remained pirates." (p , p116 in brown books) Why? what's going on?
Reread the last line of chapter 17. Explain.
"Pretty thin--as long a dream as that, without any mistakes in it."(p115, p124) Who's talking? What's going on?
How did the other boys react to the return of the pirates?
"Go away and leave me alone, can't you! I hate you!" (p119 p128 in brown books) Who's talking? Whom is he/she talking to? What's going on?
"Be so mean if you want to! I know something that's going to happen..." (p124, p134)
"Tom, how could you be so noble?" (Last line of Chapter 20) Explain.
Draw a diagram of the prank the boys pulled on the master.
Name three of the things that came to town during the summer.
Why was Tom disappointed in the U.S. senator who came to town?
Why did Tom think the storm in Chapter 22 was intended for him?
"Little hands, and weak--but they've helped Muff Potter a power, and they'd help him more if they could." (p140, p151) Who's talking? Why is this ironic?
"Tom was out late that night and came to bed through the window." (p141, p151) Where do you think Tom went?
After the trial, Tom's days were.... but Tom's nights were...
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Chapter 25-31
Think about how Tom has made up with Becky and with Aunt Polly and what he did for Muff...Is Tom "growing up"?
How does Tom want to spend any treasure they find? Huck? What do the differences in what they want tell us about differences in their personalities or outlooks on life?
Give two reasons why Tom says they don't find treasure like they should.
Where do you think "Number Two" is? What does it mean? What makes you think so?
How had Injun Joe been "hiding out" in town all along?
What does Tom dream about? What does Huck dream about? What does this tell us about the differences in the two boys? (see question #2) Tom might be called a _________, whereas, Huck might be seen as a ________. Why might this be?
If Injun Joe is drunk, why won't the boys go back and grab the box from his lair?
Why does Injun Joe want revenge on the widow? What does he want to do to her?
"Huckleberry Finn indeed; it ain't a name to open many doors, I judge. But let him in lads, and let's see what's the trouble." Who? What?
How/when are Tom and Becky discovered missing?
"It's a name that can open this door night or day, lad!--and welcome!"Who's talking? What's going on? Who's he talking about? Why has his attitude changed? What is "unusual about this statement?
What would you do in the cave?
Why didn't Injun Joe chase Tom?
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Chapter 32-end
Did Injun Joe get what he deserved? Explain why you think so/not. How does Tom feel about his death?
How did people feel about Injun Joe's funeral?
How did Becky behave in the cave? Was her behavior realistic, or was she just a stereotype of a helpless girl? Explain why you think so.
"The boys in this town will take more trouble, and fool away more time hunting up 6 bits worth of old iron...than they would to make twice the money at regular work." Who? What? Why is this ironic?
What mean thing did Sid do at the widow's party?
Once everyone found out about the treasure, what happened to every "haunted" house in St. Petersburg?
"No Tom...I won't live in them cussed smothery houses. I like the woods and the river, and hogheads..." Who? What? What do you think?
How does Tom get Huck to go back to the widow?
Why does Mark Twain stop the story where he does?
Has Tom grown up? Use examples from the book to show what you mean.
Has Huck changed? Use example from the book to show what you mean.







Vocabulary
bona fide, delirious, prolific, diligent, audacious, subtle, incognito, deduce, diffident
She was rather __________ at the party, too shy to talk to anyone.
When Pony and Johnny cut their hair, they were trying to go _____________.
The author Ray Bradbury is a very __________ writer, writing at least a thousand words per day.
He tried to be very __________ as he cheated, so that the teacher wouldn't see.
Pony and Johnny are __________ heroes; they're the real deal.
The detective ___________(ed) the criminal's identity from the clues he left behind.
If you are __________ about your homework, you will do well.
Pony was ____________ and disoriented after the rumble. He ____________(ly) cussed in front of Mr. Anderson.
audacious, diligent, prolific, bona fide, incognito, delirious, subtle, deduce, diffident
His use of a fake beard and moustache was a pathetic attempt to be ____________.
Winning the lottery made him ___________(ly) happy.
He is a rather _________ liar; he tells so many lies, you can never tell which of his stories is true.
His joke was very __________; it took me a while to get it.
There was only a ________ difference between the two $100 bills...
...so the bank clerk had to examine them very carefully to tell which was the ______ one.
He practiced the skate trick _________(ly) until he got it right.
Tom is a very bold, __________ boy, who is scared of very little.
"Now, now, don't be ___________; speak up!"
obvious : subtle :: bogus : ___________
On the show CSI, the crime scene investigators used science to ____ whom the killer was. Johnny and Pony were _________ when they went into the burning church to save the kids.

loathe, covet, flourish, condescending, tarry, prone, oblige, sagacity, alacrity
I am not exactly __________ to helping you out of this mess, since it was your own fault.
It's hard for Pony to understand the _________(ing)* that Socs have for greasers.
There are two commandments of the ten that forbid __________(ing).
After his years of hard work, his business is finally __________(ing).
discreet : savvy :: patronizing : ________
I ____________(ed)* too long, and missed the bus.
Work is what you are ______(ed)* to do. Play is what you are not _____(ed) to do. (Same word.)
Darry is known for his _________ in dealing with difficult situations.
The Socs always say the word greaser _____________(ly).
Pony couldn't get the image of Bob, ________ on the pavement, out of his head.
The helpful student picked up the trash with __________, after being asked to help out. Two-Bit whipped out his knife with a fancy __________.
loathe, covet, flourish, condescending, tarry, prone, oblige, sagacity, alacrity
wisdom : sagacity :: thrive : ________
"Hot ale." = _________
I am not exactly ______ to helping you out of this mess, since it was your own fault.
Pony couldn't get the image of Bob, ______ on the pavement, out of his head.
After his years of hard work, his business is finally __________(ing).
The wise man shared his ________ with those who were willing to learn.
It's hard for Pony to understand the _________(ing)* that Socs have for greasers.
He was _______(ed)* to do all his homework before he watched any tv.
hurry : tarry :: respectful : _______ The fireman jumped out of bed with_________ when the alarm sounded.




blather, pariah, impudent, guile, ecstatic, perceptible, vanquish, furtive, odious
The homeless are sometimes the ___________(s) of today's society.
There used to be a brand of aspirin called __________; presumably because it would "defeat" your headache.
Tom is often whipped for his _________ behavior.
(2) Tom _________(ly) "hooked" a donut while Aunt Polly __________(ed) on and on.
The change in the room was so subtle that it was barely __________ .
Tom was _________ when Becky liked him.
Tom finds work _____________; he hates it. Aunt Polly was very ________(ful) as she questioned Tom, trying to trick him.
blather, pariah, impudent, guile, ecstatic, perceptible, vanquish, furtive, odious
The greasers were ___________(s) in the eyes of the Socs.
Tom _________(ed) his opponent in the sword fight.
The teacher ___________(ed) on and on and on...
My mom punished me for being __________.
Everything in the room looked almost exactly the same, but there was a barely ______ change.
The detective was very _______(ful) as he questioned the suspect, trying to catch him in a lie.
Tom _________(ed) his opponent in the sword fight.
The villagers thought that the criminal was being _____ by returning to the scene of the crime.
She ___________(ly) passed the note during class so the teacher wouldn't see. The players mobbed each other _______(ally) after they won the World Series.




omniscient, appalling, purloin, eloquent, zenith
While Aunt Polly's back was turned, Tom _______(ed) a doughnut.
By definition, God is ____________.
The speech was short but ___________, and people were moved to tears.
The sloppiness of the test papers was __________ to the teacher. The missile reached the ________ of its flight, then started back down.

omniscient, appalling, purloin, eloquent, zenith
*pariah : idol :: bottom : _________
*Tom : audacious :: Two-Bit : _________
*surgeon : operate :: Two-Bit : ________ *The sloppiness of the test papers was _______ to the teacher.
dire, prophecy, writhe, rebuke, clandestine, miscreant, ostentatious, soliloquy, repulsive, vagrant
After he stubbed his toe, he fell to the floor and _________(ed) in pain.
My teacher ____________(ed) me for turning in the assignment late.
The spy _____________(ly) watched the enemy agent to figure out his routine.
The warnings about the storm were _________. Everyone was sure it was going to be a dangerous one.
Many of Shakespeare's plays contain _________(ies), where the character reveals what he/she is thinking.
Some people find broccoli _________, but some people like it.
The __________ was caught with the purloined jewels in his possession and arrested.
The gold and diamond trimmed jacket was a bit too ___________ for the low-key party.
The fortune teller made a very unlikely __________, and then it came true. Some people are concerned about the ________(s) who hang out by the creek downtown.


dire, prophecy, writhe, rebuke, clandestine, miscreant, ostentatious, soliloquy, repulsive, vagrant
"Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" is a line from a famous __________ by Juliet on her balcony. (Bonus: What does Juliet's line mean? Hint: Wherefore doesn't mean where.)
Aunt Polly __________(ly) watched the bottle of Painkiller to make sure Tom was taking it.
When Tom came down late for breakfast..."there was no voice of _________, but there were averted eyes." (Aunt Polly was "guilting" him instead of punishing him.)
(2) According to the superstition, a stray dog's howl is a _____ ____ of death.
Tom ________(ed) around in his sleep as he dreamed of the murder in the graveyard.
Her huge earrings were too __________ for the funeral.
(2) The _________ and smelly _________ was last seen accosting people and demanding money outside the liquor store.
"...for plainly this ______ had sold himself to Satan and it would be fatal to meddle" with him.
"I wonder if I should?" I ____________(ized). "The man moaned, ________(ed) a little, and his face came into the moonlight. It was Muff Potter."
bliss, fickle, apathetic, prodigious, magnanimous, palpable, wary, lugubrious
A person who is _________ is probably not going to be a good friend, since he/she probably won't be very reliable.
We were very suspicious of the dark alley, so we were ______ when we approached it.
Tom's __________ was complete when he made up with Becky.
After working so hard, he wanted his reward to be something ________, not just a "Good job!"
One reason that few people vote is because many are ___________ about politics and goverment.
Tom was very _________ when he took Becky's punishment for her.
He ate a _________ number of hot dogs in the contest, so he won. "Presently, a dog set up a long, __________ howl just outside..."


bliss, fickle, apathetic, prodigious, magnanimous, palpable, wary, lugubrious
Baseball fans became pretty __________ after the season was cut short by a strike. It was hard to care any more.
The couple had enjoyed 50 years of wedded ___________.
He hit a ___________ home run. It was at least 500 feet long.
Luck is ___________; one day you have it all good, and the next it's all bad.
The orphanage thanked the man for his ____________ donation.
Tom _______(ily) snuck through the door and under the bed.
After working out for a month, he noticed a __________ improvement in his body.
By definition, a ghost would not be ____________.
I have never seen him smile; he always has the same droopy, _______ expression on his face. One of the reasons Aunt Polly tried the Painkiller was that Tom was so ___________ about all the other treatments. "This indifference must be broken up at any cost."
canvass (v), marked (adj), earnest, picturesque, diverge/converge, sinuous, proscribe, precarious
He made a(n) ____________ effort, and his hard work paid off.
The little cabin was __________ and funky, but it wasn't very comfortable.
The volunteers ___________(ed) the neighborhood, talking to people, and trying to get them to vote.
After studying, his test scores showed a __________ increase.
The teacher _________(ed) the use of notes on the test.
He teetered in a ___________ position at the edgr of the cliff.
(2) The road ___________(ed), and then ____________(ed), forming an "x." The cave was like a labyrinth, full of dead-ends and _________ twists and turns.
canvass, marked, earnest, picturesque, diverge, converge, sinuous, proscribe, precarious
"Are you in real deadwood ________?" asked Huck. "Is it true?"
small : _________ :: prescribe : proscribe
His position on the team is rather _____________. If he doesn't do well next week, he might lose his job.
After the rewrite, his paper was ________(ly) better.
The Taliban __________(ed) television and music. They claimed those things were against the laws of Islam.
The ________ river was difficult to navigate because of all its twists and turns.
The searchers _____(ed) the cave, looking for Tom and Becky, but after three days they were ready to give up.
"Two roads __________(ed) in a yellow wood..." I went left.
There were many _________(ent) opinions about what should be done. No one could agree.
(2) She ______(ly) tried to get her work done, and her grade increased _______(ly).
For two roads form a diamond shape, they must first _________, then ___________.
Draw a diagram of two roads that diverge, and then diverge again.
For the prank, the bucket was ______________(ly) balanced on the top of the door. "The stirring event (the Welshman and his sons chasing Injun Joe) was well ______(ed)" by the townspeople the next day.













Tom Sawyer Projects
Book Cover! (60) · Summary—include at least two quotes. (200+) · Review—why should someone read this book, what can we learn from it? (300+) · Blurbs · Appropriate Front and Back Graphics
A-Z Book! (60) · 26 sentences—A-Z—that "capture" the book and its characters, themes, plot, lessons to be learned, etc. · Illustrated! · Bonus for good use of vocabulary words.
Add another Chapter! (75) · Use MT’s style · Dialogue—modeled on the real thing. · 800+ words · Believable
Poem "Cycle" (60) · 5+poems (with drafting, etc.) · 4 poems that really "capture" each character and one about the novel as whole and what we can learn from it.· Illustrations · 500 words (or thereabouts).
Newspaper, ca. 1840! (75) Use These Ideas for Starters! · Stories and headlines from the novel · Interviews with characters · Stories that may have appeared in 1840 · Puzzles (using vocab. words) · Advice Columns from the era? · Riverboat News?


or...Tom Sawyer Final (75)

















Choose five of the six parts below. Please write all answers on a separate sheet of paper.With the exception of Part I, answer all questions using complete sentences. Part 1: Vocabulary Tom was a)_____________ exploring McDougal’s cave. He was boldly venturing deep into the b)_____________, twisty turny, passages of this c)_______________ that most people could never find their way out of. He came to a place where two paths d)___________. He spent quite a bit of time e)_________which way to go, and finally decided to go to the left. Tom had f)_____________ talked Becky into reentering the dreadful cave. At first she was g)___________________ that Tom would even think about going back into that h)___________, hateful place. But Tom had used every bit of i)__________ and trickery he knew, and when Becky finally gave in to him, he was j)_________. guile ecstatic, eloquently, audaciously, diverged, sinuous, labyrinth, appalled, repulsive, contemplating Part 2: Compare and Contrast Compare and contrast Tom and Huck. In what ways are they alike? Different? Use examples from the book to back up what you say. Which would you more like to meet? Why? Part 3: Letter to the Author Write a letter to Samuel Clemens telling him what you thought of the novel. (I realize he is dead, but imagine with me!) Your letter should include: ¨ Questions you would like to ask him. ¨ Whether you liked the book or not, and why (or not). ¨ A way in which Tom Sawyer relates to your life. ¨ Your favorite part and why. ¨ Suggestions for continuing the story.
Part 4: Potpourri a) The town of St. Petersburg in the novel is based on Mark Twain’s boyhood hometown of _____________. The nearest big city is _________. b) A sawbones is a ... c) What did MT mean when he said, "This final feather broke the camel's back"? (Last line of Chapter 10.) d) Explain three superstitions that appear in Tom Sawyer. e) What is the "curtain of charity"? f) Mark Twain’s real name is... g) The expression "Mark Twain refers to... h) According to MT, what is the difference between work and play? i) What was the principal source of news and information in Tom’s town? Part 5: Who? What? Why? a) "It’s the devils, sure enough. Three of ‘em! Lordy, Tom we’re goners! Can you pray?" b) "Ben, I’d like to, Honest Injun: but Aunt Polly—well Jim wanted to do it, but she wouldn’t let him; Sid wanted to do it and she wouldn’t let Sid." c) "(Huck Finn) is a name that can open this door night or day lad!--and WELCOME!" d) "And you’ll say, kind of careless like, as if it warn’t anything, you’ll say, ‘Yes I got my old pipe…" e) "No Tom I won’t be rich, and I won’t live in them cussed smothery houses. I like the woods, and the river…" Part 6: The Book as a Whole a) What are the three main plots, or storylines of the novel? How is each one resolved? b) What sort of advice is Mark Twain trying to give to kids? What sort of advice is he trying to give adults? Use examples from the book that show what you mean.
Tom Sawyer Project Rubrics
Book Cover (60)
Review and Summary (30)
about 250+ words
use examples from the book
shows understanding of the novel
Completeness -- (10)
cover pic (original)
at least 2 original blurbs
R and S
Quality -- (20)
summary quality
originality/creativity
presentation
spelling/punctuation
effort
Newspaper (75)
Completeness (20)
at least 2 stories related to the novel (per person)
at least 2 stories related to events of 1830's
at least one other feature
pics
Quality (20)
originality/creativity
presentation
spelling/punctuation
effort
Demonstrates knowledge of the novel (25)
themes
events/characters
examples
Above and beyond (10)
Award up to 10 more points for anything exceeding the above requirements.
Extra Chapter (75)
Quality (20)
originality/creativity
presentation
spelling/punctuation
effort
Demonstrates knowledge of the novel (25)
themes
events/characters
examples
Credibility (20)
Voice
Plausiblity
Adds something to our understanding of the characters.
Above and beyond (10)
Award up to 10 more points for anything exceeding the above requirements.
A to Z book (60)
Quality (20)
originality/creativity
presentation
spelling/punctuation
effort
Completeness (15)
26+ sentences
pics
Demonstrates knowledge of the novel (25)
themes
events/characters
examples
Poems (60)
Completeness (15)
At least 4 poems
At least 400 words
At least one about the novel itself
Quality (20)
originality/creativity
presentation
spelling/punctuation effort
Demonstrates knowledge of the novel (20)
themes
events/characters
examples
Above and beyond (5)
Award up to 5 points for anything exceeding the above requirements.




Tom Sawyer Final
Choose five of the six parts below. Please write all answers on a separate sheet of paper.With the exception of Part I, answer all questions using complete sentences.
Part 1: Vocabulary Tom was a)_______________ exploring McDougal’s cave. He was boldly venturing deep into the b)_________________, twisty turny, passages of this c)________________ that most people could never find their way out of. He came to a place where two paths d)_________________. He spent quite a bit of time e)_______________which way to go, and finally decided to go to the left. Tom had f)__________________ talked Becky into reentering the dreadful cave. At first she was g)___________________ that Tom would even think about going back into that h)_____________________, hateful place. But Tom had used every bit of i)______________________ and trickery he knew, and when Becky finally gave in to him, he was j)_____________. guile ecstatic, eloquently, audaciously, diverged, sinuous, labyrinth, appalled, repulsive, contemplating
Part 2: Compare and Contrast Compare and contrast Tom and Huck. In what ways are they alike? Different? Use examples from the book to back up what you say. Which would you more like to meet? Why?
Part 3: Letter to the Author Write a letter to Samuel Clemens telling him what you thought of the novel. (I realize he is dead, but imagine with me!) Your letter should include: ¨ Questions you would like to ask him. ¨ Whether you liked the book or not, and why (or not). ¨ A way in which Tom Sawyer relates to your life. ¨ Your favorite part and why. ¨ Suggestions for continuing the story.
Part 4: Potpourri a) The town of St. Petersburg in the novel is based on Mark Twain’s boyhood hometown of _________________. The nearest big city is _____________. b) A sawbones is a ________________________. c) What did MT mean when he said, "This final feather broke the camel's back"? (Last line of Chapter 10.) d) Explain three superstitions that appear in Tom Sawyer. e) What is the "curtain of charity"? f) Mark Twain’s real name is _______________ _____________________ __________________. g) The expression "Mark Twain refers to ___________________________. h) According to MT, what is the difference between work and play? i) What was the principal source of news and information in Tom’s town?
Part 5: Who? What? Why? a) "It’s the devils, sure enough. Three of ‘em! Lordy, Tom we’re goners! Can you pray?" b) "Ben, I’d like to, Honest Injun: but Aunt Polly—well Jim wanted to do it, but she wouldn’t let him; Sid wanted to do it and she wouldn’t let Sid." c) "(Huck Finn) is a name that can open this door night or day lad!--and WELCOME!" d) "And you’ll say, kind of careless like, as if it warn’t anything, you’ll say, ‘Yes I got my old pipe…" e) "No Tom I won’t be rich, and I won’t live in them cussed smothery houses. I like the woods, and the river…"
Part 6: The Book as a Whole a) What are the three main plots, or storylines of the novel? How is each one resolved? b) What sort of advice is Mark Twain trying to give to kids? What sort of advice is he trying to give adults? Use examples from the book that show what you mean.


























PARAGRAPHING -- Listed below are facts about Mark Twain. They are not in logical order, and they are all written in short, choppy sentences. Rearrange the facts into logical paragraphs (probably three). You may combine two or more sentences into one. Be sure to include all the facts, but condense the material wherever possible. Read over the list of facts. Decide how they should be grouped. Write the numbers of the sentences in what you think is the best order and best grouping (two or three paragraphs). Write out the resulting paragraphs, indenting and punctuating as needed. You may add and subtract words as you see fit.
Mark Twain died in 1910 when Halley’s comet appeared.
He wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. These are based on his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, along the Mississippi River.
His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
He was born in 1835 when Halley’s comet appeared.
He became famous as a humorist later in life.
Roughing It is based on his trip to the Nevada silver mines.
One of his early jobs was a pilot on a Mississippi steamboat.
His pen name came from a call the river pilots used to indicate the depth of water.
When he was younger, he was a newspaperman and traveled to other parts of the world.
Innocents Abroad is based on his travels in Europe.
He went on many lecture tours later in his life.
Two other books he wrote are A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Prince and the Pauper.
He was born in the heart of America but made his permanent home in the East.
People still quote things he said.








PARAGRAPHING -- Listed below are facts about Mark Twain. They are not in logical order, and they are all written in short, choppy sentences. Rearrange the facts into logical paragraphs (probably three). You may combine two or more sentences into one. Be sure to include all the facts, but condense the material wherever possible. Read over the list of facts. Decide how they should be grouped. Write the numbers of the sentences in what you think is the best order and best grouping (two or three paragraphs). Write out the resulting paragraphs, indenting and punctuating as needed. You may add and subtract words as you see fit.
Mark Twain died in 1910 when Halley’s comet appeared.
He wrote Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. These are based on his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, along the Mississippi River.
His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
He was born in 1835 when Halley’s comet appeared.
He became famous as a humorist later in life.
Roughing It is based on his trip to the Nevada silver mines.
One of his early jobs was a pilot on a Mississippi steamboat.
His pen name came from a call the river pilots used to indicate the depth of water.
When he was younger, he was a newspaperman and traveled to other parts of the world.
Innocents Abroad is based on his travels in Europe.
He went on many lecture tours later in his life.
Two other books he wrote are A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Prince and the Pauper.
He was born in the heart of America but made his permanent home in the East.
People still quote things he said.

1 comment:

eunice said...

i love it but i am a language teacher in wyoming and it would be even better if you had a teachers guide that would help me thnx!!