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The setting & events of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are inspired by Twain's upbringing in Hannibal, Missouri.
With whom does Tom Sawyer NOT live in St. Petersburg?
What is Tom's punishment for staying out late at the beginning of the novel?
whitewashing the fence
What do Tom & Huck accidentally witness when they visit a graveyard at midnight?
the murder of Doctor Robinson
Which character does NOT run away down the Mississippi River on a pirate adventure?
How does Tom go against the solemn oath that he made with Huck Finn?
He decides to testify in court to save Muff Potter.
Becky & Tom never fight or disagree throughout all of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Huck's dead cat & ghost stories & Aunt Polly's obsession with home remedies are examples of _______________, something Twain satirizes often in Tom Sawyer.
Tom's inner conflict in the novel is between ____________________________________.
his desire to care for others & his desire to be selfish
How does Tom "rescue" Becky Thatcher in school?
He takes the blame & punishment for the teacher's torn book.
What do Tom & Huck find in the cave at the end of the novel?
a treasure chest
Injun Joe goes on trial again at the end of the novel & is put in jail forever.
Throughout the novel, Tom is too old & mature to "play pretend" with his friends.
In a novel, the point of view is most like ___________________________________.
the lens on a camera
The point of view in Tom Sawyer is first person.
"life to Tom seemed hollow, & existence but a burden."
This is an example of which literary device?
Some characters remain the same for the entire course of the story. This kind of character is called a ______ character.
A ______ character does change during the course of the story, often as a result of an event or another character within the story.
Tom Sawyer is a static character.
In a story, the mood has to do with _____________.
the emotions of the reader
In a story, the tone has to do with _________________________.
the attitude of the author or narrator
Why are a character's choices important in good literature?
Choices reveal the characters' values, priorities, & true character.
Satire mocks something or someone _________________________________.
to expose & mock foolishness
All conflicts in stories are divided into these two groups: ____________.
internal & external
A subplot usually has the same mountain-like structure as the main plot.
The final solution to the conflict in the story is called the ________________.
The part of the story that begins to build the conflict is called the ______________________.
Which of the following are examples of the individual vs. society type of conflict in Tom Sawyer?
Tom dislikes school and church; Huck does not want to be "civilized."
Which of the following are targets of Twain's satire? Satire is the use of humor, exaggeration, or ridicule to reveal a person or group's foolishness and faults.
superstition; childish romance; small towns; religion
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