a. What is the name of the author?
The name of the author is Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
b. When was he born? When did he die? How is this information relevant to the story?
He was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835. He die in Reading, Connecticut, in 1910. Many of the scenes events and people where based on Twain’s own experiences during his life.
c. What is theauthor’s pen name?
The author’s pen name is Mark Twain.
d. What type of fiction story is “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”?
The type of fiction of “The adventures of Tom Sawyer” is a novel.
II. CHAPTER 1
a. Give the following definitions of each vocabulary word. (http://www.merriam-webster.com). Make sure that the definition is appropriate in which it is used in the story. Write a sentencewith each word.
i. perplexed- filled with uncertainty.
I was perplexed for the notice that you gave me.
ii. weed- a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially : one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants.
Dad take out the weeds from the garden.
iii. seize- to take hold of.
My sister tried to seize me by my arm before Ifell down.
iv. peril- exposure to the risk of being injured, destroyed, or lost.
He saw the rewards but not the peril of the crime.
v. snatch- to grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly.
I snatched the last t-shirt before someone else did.
vi. kindling- easily combustible material for starting a fire.
We start kindling the dry branches to start the bonfire.
vii. spectacles-something exhibited to view as unusual, notable, or entertaining; especially.
When I went to Disney World I saw a lot of spectacles.
viii. vanity- something that is vain, empty, or valueless.
We sometimes see vanity of life instead of seeing the important things.
ix. sagacity- the quality of being sagacious.
The detective is sagacious and astute.
x. stumbled- to fall into sin orwaywardness.
I was looking to sky and then I stumbled with this strange man.
xi. novelty- something new or unusual.
The new baby is a novelty to our family.
xii. pantaloons- a character in the commedia dell'arte that is usually a skinny old dotard who wears spectacles,
slippers, and a tight-fitting combination of trousers and stockings
In some kingdoms existed pantaloons that entertained theroyal family.
b. Where and when does the story takes place?
The story takes place in small town on the Mississippi River over 100 years ago.
c. Mention the name of the characters in chapter one and briefly describe each one in a short, but complete sentence.
1- Tom Sawyer was a boy, disobedient with his aunt, leader of the adventures imaginative.
2- Aunt Polly is the aunt of TomSawyer.
3- Jim was the black slave boy.
4- Sid was the Tom’s younger half brother.
d. Why was Tom questioned about his shirt?
Tom was questioned about his shirt because the shirt was stitched with black thread and Aunt Polly always sews with white thread.
e. (Phrases) What does “Holler’ enough” means?
“ Holler’ enough” means to stop a fight or a discution.
III. Chapter 2
a. Give thefollowing definitions of each vocabulary word. (http://www.merriam-webster.com). Make sure that the definition is appropriate in which it is used in the story. Write a sentence with each word.
i. dreamy- given to dreaming or fantasy.
She has a dreamy new house.
ii. burden- something that is carried.
He was carrying a bucket of water and its look like a burden for him because he is lazy.iii. thimble- a pitted cap or cover worn on the finger to push the needle in sewing.
My aunt always uses a thimble when she sews.
iv. alacrity- promptness in response, cheerful readiness.
I accepted the invitation with alacrity.
b. Mention any new characters in chapter two and briefly describe each one in a short, but complete sentence.
Ben Rogers is naïve and curious.