An Easy Way To Support and Check Analytical Thinking and Reading!
These multiple choice questions based on text sentences from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain are excellent teaching tools, providing the basis for thoughtful, engaging activities & analysis.
This PDF downloadable Grammardog Guide for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer contains 16 sections of analytical multiple choice questions (with a total of over 250 questions!) covering:
- sentence types
- figurative language
- literary devices
- allusions & symbols
- and more--all directly related to the novel!
All examined sentences are from the novel. Sensory imagery in the novel is characteristic of Realism: "the cracked bell of the small church began to ring" "she put her small hand upon his" "the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air" "the superintendent was a slim creature of thirty-five with a sandy goatee and short sandy hair" "a sumptuous breakfast of bacon and fish" "a bird called - another answered." Allusions include Robin Hood, Columbus, Richard III, George Washington. These are used among other important passages from the novel.
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