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ContentsIntroductionHow to Use This Study Guide. 5How to Mark a Book.6Preface Questions.7LessonsChapter 1 . 8Chapter 2 . 10Chapter 3 . 12Chapter 4 . 14Chapter 5 . 16Chapter 6 . 18Chapter 7 . 20Chapter 8 . 22Chapter 9 . 24Chapter 10 . 26Chapter 11 . 28Chapter 12 . 30Chapter 13 . 32Chapter 14 . 34Chapter 15 . 36Chapter 16 . 38Chapter 17 . 40Chapter 18 . 42Chapter 19 . 44Chapter 20 . 46Chapter 21 . 48Chapter 22 . 50Chapter 23 . 52Chapter 24 . 54Chapter 25 . 56Chapter 26 . 58Chapter 27 . 60Chapter 28 . 62Chapter 29 . 64Chapter 30 . 66Chapter 31 . 68Chapter 32 . 70Chapter 33 . 72Chapter 34 . 74Chapter 35 . 76Chapter 36 . 78ContentsDiscussion Questions Key.81Quizzes and ExamQuiz 1: Ch. 1-6.94Quiz 1 Answer Key.96Quiz 2: Ch. 7-13.98Quiz 2 Answer Key.100Quiz 3: Ch. 14-20.102Quiz 3 Answer Key.104Quiz 4: Ch. 21-26.106Quiz 4 Answer Key.108Quiz 5: Ch. 27-31. 110Quiz 5 Answer Key. 112Quiz 6: Ch. 32-Conclusion. 114Quiz 6 Answer Key. 116Final Exam. 118Final Exam Answer Key .1223

Reading Notesroundabouta short, close-fitting jackettruckstuff or rubbishdandertemper or angerlamto give a full beating toold scratcha folk name for the devilsinged cata person who is better than he appearsnattyneat and tidyhigh featherhigh spiritsVocabularyclever or crafty behavior1. questions that were full of guilepure; copper and zinc are pure, but brass is an alloy of them2. unalloyed pleasurelooking or staring with dislike or anger3. glowering at each otheran ambush; lying hidden in order to attack by surprise4. uncovered an ambuscadetoo hard to cut, break, or pierce; utterly unyielding or firm5. adamantine in its firmnessComprehension QuestionsAunt Polly and Tom Sawyer1. Whois characterized in this chapter?2. What does this statement mean: “I never did see the beat of that boy!”Polly means that Tom always seems to escape her punishment.AuntTom’s mother is dead, so her sister Polly is charged with3. Whydoes Tom live with his aunt?Tom.raisingSid is “a quiet boy, and had no adventurous, troublesome ways.”4. Describe Sid.He began practicing a valued novelty in5. What new interest makes Tom forget his troubles?that he had just learned.whistlingFriday6. What day of the week is it?8Chapter 1

QuotationsName the speaker and anyone spoken to or spoken about.AuntPolly about herself1. “But old fools is the biggest fools there is.”2. “He was not the model boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well, though, and loathed him.”Narrator about Tom3. “Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it, and he strode down the street with his mouth fullof harmony and his soul full of gratitude. He felt much as an astronomer feels who has discovered a newplanet. No doubt as far as strong, deep, unalloyed pleasure is concerned, the advantage was with theNarratorabout Tomboy, not the astronomer.”Discussion Questions1. What causes the fight between Tom and the new boy?2. Find an example of colloquial speech in the chapter and explain what it means.3. What motivates Tom to loathe the “model boy” of the village?4. According to the author, what is the difference between Tom’s discovery in whistling and an astronomer’sdiscovery of a new planet?Focus PassageFind the paragraph that begins: “Hang the boy, can’t I ever learn anything? Ain’t he played me tricksenough like that for me to be looking out for him by this time? ”AuntPolly to herself1. Whois speaking and to whom?Tom2. Whois “the boy” being spoken about?Polly thinks she is not raising Tom with3. Whatis the main problem being discussed?discipline.enoughPolly’s conscience hurts her when she attempts to punish4. Why is the problem difficult to solve?Tom.Pollyplans to make Tom work on5. Whatdoes the speaker plan that happens in the next chapter?“when all the boys is having a holiday.”Saturday,Chapter 19

Reading NotesCardiff Hilla green hill beyond and above the village where Tom wants to playBuffalo Galsa traditional American song written in 1844white alleya white marble used for shooting at other marblesbullyexcellent, very goodstarboardright-hand side of a vessel facing forwardjew’s harpa small musical instrument held in the teeth and pluckedspool-cannona toy cannon made of a rubber band attached to a thread spooldecantera bottle with a stopper used for holding and serving a drink like wineVocabularyfull of calm and peace1. dreamy, reposefulfrolicking, romping, or playing jokes2. quarrelling, fighting, skylarkingmoved in a certain position; past tense of “heave”3. Ben Rogers hove in sightcheerful readiness or willingness4. alacrity in his heartfallen into partial ruin from age, wear, or neglect5. dilapidated old window-sashComprehension QuestionsIt is Saturday morning in summer at the fence in1. Whenand where does this chapter takeplace?Polly’s front yardAuntTom wants to play but Aunt Polly has put him to work2. Whatis Tom’s problem?the fence.whitewashingTom convinces Jim to take over whitewashing, but Aunt Polly3. Whydoes Tom’s first solution fail?spoils that plan, sending Jim to fetch water from the pump and putting Tom back toquicklyon the fence.workHe persuades other boys walking by to pay him to whitewash4. Howdoes Tom solve his problem?fence. Tom succeeds because he makes painting the fence seem important and enviable.theapple,kite, dead rat5. Listat least five examples of the “wealth” that Tom gains from the other boys.a string to swing it with, twelve marbles, part of a jew’s harp, piece of blue bottle-glass,andkey, chalk, glass stopper of a decanter, tin soldier, tadpoles, fire-crackers, kitten,spool-cannon,door-knob, dog-collar, handle of a knife, pieces of orange peel, window-sashbrass10Chapter 2

QuotationsName the speaker and anyone spoken to or spoken about.Tom Sawyer to Jim1. “Shetalks awful, but talk don’t hurt—anyways, it don’t if she don’t cry.”Aunt PollyaboutBen Rogers to Tom Sawyer2. “Hi-yi!You’re up a stump, ain’t you!”3. “And while the late steamer Big Missouri worked and sweated in the sun, the retired artist sat on abarrel in the shade close by, dangled his legs, munched his apple, and planned the slaughter of moreNarrator about Ben Rogers and Tom Sawyerinnocents.”4. “He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it, namely, that, in order to make amanor a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”about Tom SawyerNarratorDiscussion Questions1. How do the events in this chapter confirm how Tom was described in Chapter 1?2. Ben Rogers “personates” a steamboat. In two columns, list 1) the gestures and 2) the speech that Benuses to imitate the boat. Do you ever pretend to be something you are not? Why or why not?3. Tom makes whitewashing desirable by making it difficult to attain. Identify some things people desirebecause they are difficult to attain.Focus PassageFind the first paragraph of the chapter, which begins: “Saturday morning was come, and all thesummer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”Narrator1. Whois speaking?Saturdaymorning2. Whatis being described?person3. Inthe second sentence, what word does “heart” replace?Every person was content enough to sing, and4. Paraphrasethe second sentence of the paragraph.who were children actually did sing.those5. How does this paragraph contrast with what Tom is experiencing, as described by the third paragraph?paragraph describes a time when many people are happy and carefree, but Tom is feelingThisand burdened with his chore.glumChapter 211

Tom Sawyer to Jim about Aunt Polly Ben Rogers to Tom Sawyer Narrator about Ben Rogers and Tom Sawyer Narrator about Tom Sawyer Narrator Saturday morning person Every person was content enough to sing, and those who were children actually did sing. This paragraph describes a time when many people ar

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