Wednesday, 1/30/08 - Early Release Schedule
Check out the Tom
Sawyer Area on Moodle. Use the discussion boards for help with the
study questions, and contribute to the slang dictionary for extra credit!
Warm Up. Click and Copy.
"The Busy P's...If You Please."
With a little persuasion, I was able to ____________ him to lessen the
punishment. a) accumulate b) displace c) induce
d) reinforce e) fluctuate
Most classroom rules don't have to be written down, they should be known
________(ly). a) reinforce b) bias c) arbitrary
d) implicit e) crucial
The guest teacher __________(ed) from the lesson plan, and spent the
period watching a video. a) denote b) exploit c) manipulate
d) arbitrary e) deviate
The Titanic ___________(ed) more than 13 million gallons of water,
making it the world's largest ship at the time. a) accumulated
b) displace c) arbitrary d) induce e) fluctuate
His decision wasn't entirely __________; he actually had a reason behind
it. a) clarify b) contemporary c) uniform d) arbitrary
The train roared through the tunnel, blasting its horn at
the ducks. a) roared, blasting b) through c) at
d) through, at e) through, at, its
He made us walk around together. a) around b)
together c) around, together d) walk, around, together
e) no prepositions
The class about cheese was held in the gym. a) about
b) about, in c) about, was, in d) the(2), about, in e)
We came inside, we sat around the table, and we ate.
a) inside b) inside, and c) inside, around d) around
e) inside, and, around
Jan showed the penguin to her teacher before class.
a) showed, to, her b) showed, to, before d) to, before
e) no prepositions
During the obedience training, her turtle seemed happy and
calm. a) during b) during, seemed c) her d) during,
seemed, her e) no prepositions
Go over vocabulary homework.
The sub was slow to realize when something was ____; he thought everything
was fine. a) forlorn b) amiss c) apathetic d) earnest
A person cannot be convicted on ________; there must be evidence to back
up the accusation. a) precarious b) canvass c) conjecture
d) proscribe e) omniscient
The NFL head coach's position is rather ______. If the team doesn't do
well this season, he might lose his job. a) omniscient b) forlorn
c) apathetic d) conjecture e) precarious
Many countries ________ television and music. They claim those things are
against the laws of Islam. a) proscribe b) amiss c) precarious
d) conjecture e) apathetic
The ______ river was difficult to navigate because of all its twists and
turns. a) sinuous b) canvass c) diverge d) converge
The searchers __(ed) the cave, looking for the lost miners. a) forlorn
b) proscribe c) diverge d) canvass e) omniscient
In The Outsiders, Ponyboy was a ____ -person, limited narrator.
He can tell us only what he sees and hears. In Tom Sawyer, Mark
Twain is a ____-person, ___ narrator, who knows everything about everybody.
a) 1st, 2nd, apathetic b) 1st, 3rd, apathetic c) 3rd, 1st,
omniscient d) 1st, 3rd, omniscient e) 3rd, 1st, crestfallen
There were many _________(ent) opinions about what should be done.
No one could agree. a) diverge b) converge c) conjecture
d) earnest e) apathetic
For two roads form a diamond shape, they must first ____, then ___.
a) converge, diverge b) diverge, converge
For the prank, the bucket was ________(ly) balanced on the top of the door.
a) amiss b) forlorn c) earnest d) diverge e) precarious
After Becky rejected him yet again, Tom was _____ and _____, and thought
nobody cared for him. a) forlorn, precarious b) crestfallen,
earnest c) diverge, converge d) crestfallen, forlorn
e) earnest, apathetic
The class discussion was not very lively; the students were _______ about
the topic. a) earnest b) apathetic c) crestfallen d)
canvass e) omniscient
Tom Sawyer, Chapter 15.
Read aloud ch. 16.
Why does Tom not "capture" the rowboat he uses
to get back to the island, even though he's tempted to? a) Because of the
guilt from stealing. b) Because it was too big to hide. c)
Because he didn't have time. d) Because he thought its absence might
be noticed. e) Because a pirate wouldn't do that.
Why does Aunt Polly scold Sid? a) For not telling
her that Tom was running away. b) She thinks he had something to
do with Tom's death. c) He talks badly of Tom. d) He doesn't
believe that Tom is dead. e) None of the above.
What was it that finally convinced the
villagers that the boys had drowned? a) The missing raft. b)
The fact that the boys missed dinner. c) They found out that the
boys weren't good swimmers. d) Finding the empty raft downstream.
e) They found Joe's hat.
What does Tom start to do, and then decide not
to do? (Besides capturing the rowboat.) a) Give Aunt Polly a kiss.
b) Leave a note for Aunt Polly. c) Play a prank on Sid. d)
Take some more food. e) Pretend to be a ghost.
Tom was late back to camp, so the other boys
got to keep his stuff. a) True b) False