1. Which of the following
trades does Johnny wish to pursue at the beginning of the novel?
2. Why does Johnny
3. Why does Mr. Lapham
disapprove of Johnny’s arrogance?
4. Why does Hancock
commission Mr. Lapham to make a sugar basin for a tea set?
5. Why doesn’t Johnny
accept Paul Revere’s offer to buy the remaining time on his contract
with Mr. Lapham?
6. How does Johnny
injure his hand?
7. Johnny is related
to which of the following wealthy Boston merchants?
8. What does Rab
think about Jonathan Lyte?
9. How does Jonathan
Lyte react when Johnny presents the silver cup as proof of their
10. Who comes to
Johnny’s aid after he is arrested on charges of stealing a silver
cup from Jonathan Lyte?
11. Whose testimony
clears Johnny at his trial?
12. What job does
Dove take after ceasing to work as a silversmith?
13. Why does Lavinia
Lyte take Isannah to live with her?
14. How does Lavinia
weaken the bond between Isannah and Cilla?
15. Why do the Observers
begin leaving James Otis out of their meetings?
16. Why do Johnny
and Rab toss Dove overboard during the Boston Tea Party?
17. How does England
react to the Boston Tea Party?
18. Which of the
following best describes the relationship between the colonists
and the British soldiers?
19. Why does Pumpkin
want to desert the British army?
20. Which of the
following best describes Johnny’s relationship with Lieutenant Stranger?
21. Why did Johnny’s
father use an assumed name in Boston?
22. What happens
to Rab in the battle at Lexington?
23. When does the
reality of armed conflict hit Johnny?
24. Why does it take
so long for the Lytes to acknowledge Johnny as kin?
25. Who eventually
repairs Johnny’s injured hand?