My Brother Sam is Dead: Summary & Characters


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What keeps Tim from choosing a side in the beginning of My Brother Sam is Dead?

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1. In My Brother Sam is Dead, what is a Tory?

2. What does Sam take from his father when he runs off to join the army in My Brother Sam is Dead?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you understand the events of My Brother Sam is Dead. You will be quizzed on the actions and thoughts of the main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The reason Tim is slow to choose a side
  • Tories
  • The cause of Sam's death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what Sam takes with him when he leaves his father's home
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as a Tory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the similarity between Tim and his father

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this book, review the lesson titled My Brother Sam is Dead: Summary & Characters. You will explore:

  • Tim's father's profession
  • The fate of Sam's father
  • Sam's advice to Tim
  • Tim and Sam's mother