Tom Sawyer Study Questions and Vocabulary for 3/19/12.
Vocabulary. amiss, haggard, canvass (v), earnest, crestfallen,
diverge/converge, proscribe, precarious, conjecture, omniscient, apathetic
Don't base your decision on _______________; find out for sure. POS:
He made a(n) ____________ effort, and his hard work paid off. POS:
He could tell something was _____________ when he first entered the room;
something just wasn't right. POS:
The volunteers ________(ed) the neighborhood, trying to get people to vote.
Shee looked tired and _______ after the long trip. POS:
After the Raffle King said no, Mr. Coward _____(ed) the use of a "cheat
sheet" on the pretest. POS:
He teetered in a ___________ position at the edge of the cliff. POS:
By definition, God is ____________. POS:
(2) The road ___________(ed), and then ____________(ed), forming an "x."
One reason that few people vote is because many are ________ about politics.POS:
Tom was _________ when Becky again rejected him. POS:
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?
"They inwardly resolved to watch him, nights, when the opportunity
should offer, in the hope of getting a glimpse of his dread master." (p79)
"It's blood, it's blood, that's what it is!" Who's talking about what?
How does Tom try to ease his conscience about Muff's situation?
Why did Aunt Polly think Tom had been taking the Painkiller all that
time? What was he really doing with it?
"Because if he'd 'a had one, she'd 'a burnt him one herself!" Who's
he? One what?
What does Tom do when Becky finally comes back to school? What's her
Give an example from Chapter 13 of Tom insisting on doing things "the
hard way" or "by the book." (Like he did when he climbed the fence instead
of going through the gate.)
"The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved
to acquire it shortly." (p93) Explain. (A vice is a bad habit.)
How does Tom convince Joe that a pirate's life is better than a hermit's?
Why are the boys' consciences bothering them at the end of chapter
Why does Mark Twain call the boys "curiously inconsistent pirates"?
(Last line of Chapter 13.)
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.
How does Tom keep the other boys from leaving the island? What three
things does he first try, that don't work, to keep them on the island?
"I've lost my knife. I reckon I better go and find it." (p112) Who's
talking? What' going on? Why is this funny?
The boys had two reasons to be thankful after the big storm. What were
"Two of the savages almost wished they had remained pirates." (116)
Why? what's going on?
Spelling and Roots Review List 3/19/12
1. symphony 2. sympathy 3. autobiography 4. circumstances
5. compensation 6. projection 7. incision 8. criticism
9. conscience 10. designate 11. hypocrite 12. memorabilia
13. obstacle 14. biology 15. geography 16. predicament
17. indictment 18. adjective 19. dependable 20. contradict
21. exaggerate 22. flexible 23. mischievous 24. recommend