Wednesday, 5/1: Spelling + Bee, Vocab, Tom Sawyer

“Spelling, 5/1.” (7)

  1. (3) He saluted the _____, who had been in the Marine _____ for 25 years, and who was the ______ reason behind he himself becoming a Marine.
  2.  (2) it is : ___ :: who owns : ___
  3. antagonist : protagonist :: villain : _____
  4. John murdered the Cheerios and then he offed the Captain Crunch and then he snuffed out the Wheaties. John is a _______ killer. Get it? This is a joke on which pair of words? (Bonus: What kind of joke is it?)

Spelling Bee! How far will your class get before it makes a mistake?

  • All 19 words spelled correctly = +3, 18 = + 2, 17 = +1.  Every 5 past 19 = +1.
  • If no class reaches 17, the class with the highest number gets +2.
  • You have 3 minutes to study up.

“Vocabulary, 5/1.” Once each. One SAW.

  1. “Two roads ____(ed) in a yellow wood…” I took the one less traveled by.
  2. During the period before Easter, you are supposed to ____ from something you enjoy.
  3. The A he received on the first test was a(n) _______ beginning to the quarter.
  4. The morning after Doc Robinson’s murder, the entire town ____(ed) on the scene of the crime.
  5. After he started studying for the tests, he saw a _____ increase in his grade.
  6. His fake nose and mustache combo was a pathetic attempt to go ______.
  7. Since they believed Injun Joe had sold his soul to Satan, they thought it would be ______ to mess with him.
  8. (2) It was a little____ to watch the _____ practice the same basic move over and over.
  9. (2) As Examination Day approached, Mr. Dobbins grew more and more _____, and was ______ about punishing any wrong answer. (The order matters.)
  10. *In the interview, he _____(ed) all his success to listening to his 7th grade English teacher.

Tom Sawyer. (5p)

  1. In the third paragraph of chapter 17, what does it mean when it says Becky “soliloquized”?
  2. Which of these is the caption that was under this illustration in the original edition?  a) “It’s a Miracle!”  b) “Poor Huck”  c) “The Dead Boys”  d) “Tom’s Proudest Moment”  e) “Trouble is Coming”
  3. (2) “Well, Tom Sawyer, he licked me once.” (p 118b, 109w) Why did this person say this? Why was no one impressed?
  4. In the second-to-last paragraph of ch. 17, what does Mark Twain mean by the word “sold”?



Tom Sawyer: I saw it all in a dream! Becky and Tom break up AGAIN! Chapter 18-19.