Tom Sawyer Vocabulary


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In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a character is known for wearing spectacles. What other word might represent spectacles?

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1. Twain mentions in a conversation that someone is being diffident. What does he mean?

2. The right side of the vessel might also be referred to as the _____ side.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does it mean to have a 'natty' appearance? Confirm your understanding of this term and other terms used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by completing this short multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • 'Spectacles' worn by characters in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Meaning of the word 'diffident'
  • Term for the right side of a vessel
  • What it means to have a 'natty' appearance
  • Meaning of 'plaited' hair

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of the term 'diffident'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the term 'plaited' and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key terms- accurately determine the meaning of terms from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Additional Learning

Gather even more information about this topic by reviewing the related lesson titled Tom Sawyer Vocabulary. Here's what you'll find in this lesson:

  • Twain's writing style
  • List of vocabulary words
  • Use of contradictions and slang