Cause & Effect in the Prince and the Pauper


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A causal relationship means that one event or circumstance makes a second event or circumstance probable or _____.

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1. In The Prince and the Pauper, Tom is able to play the role of prince and king because he is obsessed with royalty and is highly _____.

2. When two events follow in time but have no causal relationship, make sure you don't fall for the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever wanted to trade places with a famous person, you'll like The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. The questions on this quiz/worksheet combination will test you on what happens when Tom and Prince Edward switch places, the difficulties faced by each, and the causal relationships evident in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer questions that test you on:

  • Why Tom can assume the role of prince
  • What a causal relationship is
  • Which point of view Twain used when he wrote the story

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of The Prince and the Pauper to explain why Prince Edward finds life as a pauper so difficult
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what we call a situation in which two events follow one another closely but have no causal relationship
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the quality Tom has that allows him to take on the Prince's identity with some success

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study this topic in greater depth, work through the lesson titled Cause & Effect in The Prince and the Pauper. This lesson will teach you how to:

  • Identify the year in which the story takes place
  • Name an important historical event that occurred in that year
  • Explain what historical fiction is
  • Describe the first meeting between Tom Canty and Prince Edward