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Johnny Tremain

Esther Forbes

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1. Which of the following trades does Johnny wish to pursue at the beginning of the novel?

2. Why does Johnny bully Dove?

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 kinship?

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?

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