Tom Sawyer Study Questions and Vocabulary for 3/12-3/16
What happens to Tom's pulled tooth?
What were all the superstitions he and Huck talked
about related to?
What is the schoolmaster teaching/doing when Tom arrives
at school? What does Tom say/do that makes the schoolmaster so mad?
Tom knows this will anger the teacher, but he does it anyway. Why?
What does Tom do to try to impress Becky?
"He had contemplated a good part of the performance
before he contributed his bit of variety to it." (p52) What does "his bit
of variety" mean?
Tom's mistake with Becky was...
Why does Tom envy Jimmy Hodges?
When Tom's superstition about his marbles fails, he
blames it on...?
What are the various careers Tom contemplates
after the problems with Becky?
Who is the "Black Avenger of the Spanish Main"?
Why won't Tom "fall" (die) when he and Joe are
Slang: keep mum, afeared, by hokey, dasn't, geeminy, sawbones, hoss
Chapter 9 and 10
How do each of the boys react to the scariness of
the graveyard? Who seems more scared? Why might this be?
Why did Doc Robinson hit Injun Joe?
(A-G) Label the "illustration."
(p71) "...maybe that whack done for him!" What does
Why do the boys say they have to "keep mum"?
What does their oath say will happen if they tell?
What does the title of chapter 10 mean? Who is Bull
Harbison? (Hint: These questions are related.)
What does the last line of chapter 10 mean?
Vocabulary - dire, prophecy, writhe, rebuke,
clandestine, miscreant, ostentatious, pervade, repulsive, vagrant
After he stubbed his toe, he fell to the floor and
_________(ed) in pain.
My teacher ____________(ed) me for turning in the
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.
The delicious aroma of cookies __________(ed) the
house while Mom was baking.
Some people find broccoli _________, but some people
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.
Spelling List #16. The pretest is Tuesday.
1) mountainous 2) gradual 3) agile 4) cautious
5) strenuous 6) crucial 7) mobile 8) horizontal
9) disastrous 10) tremendous 11) occasional 12)
artificial 13) fragile 14) precious 15) juvenile
16) ridiculous 17) social 18) contagious 19) notorious
20) simultaneous 21) intellectual 22) ambitious 23) continuous