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What vow did Tim’s mother make (and keep) following Sam’s death ? She would never go to church again She would never serve a Continental officer at the tavern She would never, again, support the Loyalists She would remain loyal to the king

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  • What vow did Tim’s mother make (and keep) following Sam’s death?

    • She would never go to church again

    • She would never serve a Continental officer at the tavern

    • She would never, again, support the Loyalists

    • She would remain loyal to the king

  • (Page 199) And on Saturday, February 13th, Colonel Read cam up from the encampment with the word that General Putnam had refused our plea for clemency? Clemency means

    • Mercy

    • Peace

    • Harshness

    • Happiness

  • (Page 165) Father’s statement, "Now, I go to enjoy the freedom war has brought me” is an example of what literary technique?

    • Irony

    • Simile

    • Metaphor

    • Personification

  • (Chapter 9) How did Tim escape from the cowboys?

    • He outran them in his wagon

    • He created a diversion, then fled in the opposite direction

    • He hit in the grove until the cowboys gave up looking for him

    • He pretended a British escort was arriving to guide him home

  • What disease did father die of?:

    • Pneumonia

    • Tuberculosis

    • Cholera

    • Cancer


6. (Page 180) ”The other day some men were actually talking mutiny.” Mutiny means

  • Supporting authority

  • Deserting one’s post

  • Rebellion against authority.

  • Resigning one’s post

    Answer the following questions in complete sentences on your paper:

    7. As you read this novel, what conclusions did you draw about how war affects people?

    8. Why do you think the authors chose the title, My Brother Sam is Dead rather than a different title? Does the title give away too much of the story to the reader?

  • In your opinion, which two arguments from our mock trials might have been strong enough to convince General Putnam to release Sam (or at least spare him from death)?

  • Identify three ways you feel Tim changed as the story progressed.


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