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TESTS AND ANSWERS
TEST 2 - ONLINE QUIZ / TEST
_____ 1. Throughout the novel, Tom's major goal is to
A. please Polly
_____ 2. Injun Joe is mainly motivated by
_____ 3. Polly goes against her religious beliefs-her "duty"- by
A. quoting Scripture
_____ 4. Tom runs away to Jackson's Island because he
A. feels sorry for himself
_____ 5. Tom hurts Polly's feelings when he
A. attends his funeral
_____ 6. Tom's membership in the Cadets of Temperance and the discovery of whiskey in the Temperance Tavern give Twain a chance to
A. satirize hypocrisy
_____ 7. At first, Huck doesn't tell the Welshman who the "Spaniard" is because he
A. wants credit for capturing Injun Joe
_____ 8. Tom discovers an exit from the cave during
A. daylight hours
_____ 9. The villagers refuse to believe that Tom and Huck's good fortune came their way
A. mostly by accident
_____ 10. Tom persuades Huck to return to the widow's house by telling him that if he does, he can
A. go to West Point and law school
11. In what ways is Tom Sawyer a satire of people's desires for power and money?
12. Discuss Tom's uncanny ability to turn nearly everything into play.
13. Twain had a fondness for burlesques-takeoffs on literary conventions and forms. What are the targets of his burlesques in Tom Sawyer, and how does he make fun of his targets?
14. What role does religion play in the novel and in the lives of the people of St. Petersburg?