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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

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1. How does Tom trick his friends into helping him whitewash the fence?

2. Why do Tom and Huck first go to the graveyard?

3. What is Jackson’s Island?

4. Who is Sid?

5. What does Injun Joe do after Tom testifies against him?

6. What insect does Tom release in church?

7. Who is blamed for the murder of Dr. Robinson?

8. What does Tom do to win a Bible in Sunday school?

9. What does Huck do outside Tom’s window to summon him to their midnight adventures?

10. Who is the first of the boys to suggest abandoning the pirating expedition?

11. Who is unaffected by the revival that sweeps through town?

12. What day is bad luck for hunting buried treasure?

13.Why does Huck not go on the picnic?

14. What happens when Tom and Joe learn to smoke?

15. Who decides to have McDougal’s Cave bolted shut?

16. What will become of the treasure Huck and Tom find?

17. Who is the only person to hug Huck when the three boys return for the funeral?

18. Who adopts Huck Finn at the end of the novel?

19. Whom does Tom encounter in the cave?

20. What keeps Injun Joe from finding Tom and Huck hidden upstairs in the haunted house?

21. Why does Injun Joe want revenge on the Widow Douglas?

22. Whom does Tom suspect of spilling ink on his spelling book?

23. What is Huck most afraid of when he and Tom return to the cave to find the treasure?

24. Who doesn’t believe Tom’s claim that he dreamed about things that occurred at home while he was pirating on Jackson’s Island?

25. What does Tom find behind door No. 2 at the Temperance Tavern?

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Tom Sawyer

by muymuymuymuy, December 06, 2012

The key to reading this book is to concentrate on the anwsers and actually analyze what they are saying.

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34 out of 84 people found this helpful

Just a bit of advice....

by fieldhockeylover101, March 25, 2013

If u have a big exam on this novel coming up.......instead of reading all the chapter analysis's,read the overall anylsis, quotes and come up with the most important charcters and write out WHO they really are. Just a helpful idea.......!

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Important.. Read!

by _hi123, April 09, 2013

After chapter 17, all the chapters are one chapter behind. So chapter 19 is under chapter 18 and so on. I am not positive if this goes on through the rest of the chapters but I know that after chapter 17, this does happen. Hope this helps!

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