Johnny Tremain Study Guide Chapter One ~ Up and About (Part One) What year is it? _______________ 1. Old Mr. Lapham liked Johnny because ___________________________ 2. Mrs. Lapham liked Johnny because ______________________________ 3. The four Lapham girls liked the way that Johnny ____________________ 4. How did Dove feel about Johnny? _______________________________ 5. How did Dusty feel about Johnny? _______________________________ Chapter One ~ Up and About (Parts Two and Three) 6. What fault did Mr. Lapham think Johnny had? ______________________. 7. What had Johnny done to exhibit this fault? _______________________ 8. Tell of Mr. Hancock’s importance in Boston ________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 9. Why did Mr. Lapham never vote for Mr. Hancock?___________________ Chapter One ~ Up and About (Parts Four, Five, and Six) 10. Johnny carried Isannah to the wharf because ______________________ 11. What’s Johnny’s secret? _______________________________________ 12. I think that Johnny told Cilla his secret because _____________________ _______________________________________________________________ 13. Describe the design and words on the cup ________________________________________________________________ 14. What did Cilla promise Johnny? ________________________________. Chapter Two ~ The Pride of Your Power 1. What three things about his visit to Paul Revere would Johnny probably remember for years to come? * * * 2. What does Mr. Lapham predict about Johnny’s pride? _____________________________________________________________ 3. Why did Mrs. Lapham encourage Johnny to work on the Sabbath?______________________________________________________ 4. Why did Dusty and Dove agree to keep quiet about Johnny working? ______________________________________________________________ 5. Name two other things that probably contributed to the accident. * * 6. What month is it? ___________________ Chapter Two ~ The Pride of Your Power Directions: Find the sentences or phrases from the novel that prove these statements are true. Be sure to put in quotes and include the page number. 7. Johnny had a reason for enjoying swimming. ________________________________________________________________ 8. Johnny was treated like he had treated others. ________________________________________________________________ 9. Dove felt responsible for Johnny’s accident. ________________________________________________________________ 10. Johnny probably will not be able to be a silversmith. _________________________________________________________________ For #11 and #12 you can write your own answer. They do not need to be quotes from the book. 11. What happened to the sugar basin? ________________________________________________________________ 12. Why does Johnny feel like an outcast? ________________________________________________________________ Chapter Three ~ An Earth of Brass Portraits: List the details that describe Lavinia Lyte. Now draw a likeness of her with details from the story. You can also find a picture of someone who looks like her and paste it in the space below. 1. How is the Lapham household now running? ________________________________________________________________ 2. Describe Rab with specific details from the book. Find at least 5 details. * * * * * 3. Describe Tweedie. ______________________________________________ Remembering: Who was the… 4. Shabby, arrogant potential criminal? ___________________________. 5. Bearer of the purse of silver coins? _____________________________. 6. Merchant who hurried to the wharf to meet his ship? _______________. 7. Young woman who set Boston fashions? ________________________. 8. Boy with the broken shoes? __________________________________. 9. Merchant who only wanted to hire whole boys? ___________________. 10. How does Johnny spend his money? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 11. Why does Johnny cry? __________________________________________ Chapter Four ~ The Rising Eye Portraits: Paint with words from the story: 1. The object around Rab’s neck: ____________________________________ 2. Some of the results of the work of the Sons of Liberty: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 3. The judge’s response to Isannah: ___________________________________ 4. Lavina’s response to Isannah: _____________________________________ 5. Johnny’s response to Isannah kissing his hand: _______________________ 6. Johnny’s lawyer: _______________________________________________ 7. Rab’s response to Johnny about what happens to a fellow when he calls someone a “squeak-pig.” ___________________________________________ 8. Johnny’s perception of Rab: _______________________________________ 9. What is Rab’s warning about Mr. Lyte? _______________________________ 10. Make a prediction about what Mr. Lyte might do when Johnny goes to meet him? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 11. How does Johnny’s meeting with Lyte backfire? ________________________________________________________________ Chapter Five ~ The Boston Observer Portraits: Write the name of the person, place, or thing inside the frame. Who couldn’t read? Where did the winning What was the name side dine after the court of the company that proceedings? hired Johnny? Who stole Johnny’s Which horse was Whose neck was cup? Johnny to ride? big as Johnny’s waist? Remembering: 1. What trait does Johnny share with Lyte? ____________________________ 2 .What wages was Johnny going to get from his job delivering papers? ________________________________________________________________ 3. Who gave permission for Mr. Lorne to hire Johnny? ____________________ 4. What exactly were Johnny’s new duties? ________________________________________________________________ 5. How is Johnny changing? ________________________________________________________________ 6. Who meets in the attic? __________________________________________ 7. How are the Lornes’ attitudes on reading different from Mrs. Lapham’s? ________________________________________________________________ 8. Johnny learns from Rab to think before he speaks. How is he rewarded for this? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 9. Why are people sometimes disgusted by Johnny’s hand? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Chapter Six ~ Salt-Water Tea Remembering: 1. Describe Sam Adams. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 2. Describe James Otis. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 3. Why wasn’t Johnny a Son of Liberty? ____________________________. 4. The Tory who sobbed in the street was crying because of ___________rather than pain. 5. The Tories were saying that ____________________ was seducing John Hancock just like the Devil seduced Eve – with ___________________________ 6. Has Johnny kept his promise to Cilla and Isannah? _____________________ 7. What qualifications were the boys that Rab and Paul Revere collected to have? ___________________________________________________________ 8. What were those boys (question #7) to bring with them? _________________ 9. By stealing the tea, what will Dove ruin? _____________________________ 10. Who will the British punish for the destroyed tea? ______________________ Chapter Seven ~ The Fiddler’s Bill What is the date? ____________ Portraits: Write the answer inside the picture frame. The 13 colonies were often indifferent The new Governor He was was hit by and often jealous of each other. What of Massachusetts. the flat side of a sword united them? for touching a British musket. Chapter Seven ~ The Fiddler’s Bill (Part One) Remembering: 1. What strange thing does Johnny experience with the British troops? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 2. What was Cilla’s reply when Johnny asked if she liked Lavina Lyte? ________________________________________________________________ 3. Name two things Johnny noticed that was different about Cilla: * * 4. Think of the possible reasons why the sight of Johnny’s long face made Rab look ready to laugh? Give one possibility: _____________________________ 5. Why does Johnny have to talk to Dove? ____________________________ 6. What secret does Miss Bessie reveal? ______________________________ 7. How old is: Cilla ___________ Johnny ___________ Rab ______ Chapter Eight ~ A World to Come 1. Describe the damage that had been done to the Lytes’ mansion and grounds at Milton. _______________________________________________________ 2. Why was Lavinia Lyte not worried about the family silver? __________________________ 3. Why wasn’t Miss Bessie on the coach? _______________________ 4. What were two of the reasons Johnny gave to Cilla for not taking back his cup from Mr. Lytes home when he had the opportunity? * * 5. Why did Johnny decide to burn the genealogy pages he had taken from the Lyte family Bible? ________________________________________________ 6. What reason did Johnny give for the Lytes never coming back to their Milton mansion? ______________________________________________________ 7. Why did Johnny send up a prayer for the Minute Men he saw marching? ________________________________________________________________ 8. Rab thinks of all British officers as targets. Does Johnny? _______________ 9. Do you think that Cilla and Johnny would make a good couple? _______ Explain your answer. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 10. What does James Otis say they must fight for? ________________________________________________________________ Chapter Nine ~ Scarlet Deluge Scarlet= _____________ Deluge= _________________________ 1. What information did the patriots learn from Lieutenant Stranger’s notes? ________________________________________________________________ 2. Did Paul Revere’s spy system work? ___________ Explain. ________________________________________________________________ 3. Explain how Rab and Johnny “overcooked their own goose.” ________________________________________________________________ 4. How have Johnny’s feelings for Dove changed? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 5. List two bits of information that Dove gave to Rab and Johnny. * * 6. Why do you think Dove changed his loyalty from British to Patriot under the influence of alcohol? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 7. Why do you think that Rab and Johnny worked hard to change his loyalty back to the British side? 8. What sport did Lieutenant Stranger and Johnny enjoy together? ___________ 9. What will Johnny help Pumpkin do? ________________________________ 10. Why does Johnny think that he (Johnny) might be a coward? ________________________________________________________________ Chapter Ten ~ “Disperse Ye Rebels” What is the date?____________ 1. Where is Rab going? _____________________ 2. How does he look compared to when Johnny first met him? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 3. Why did Johnny like to hear the bells ring on Sundays? ________________________________________________________________ 4. What clues does Dove reveal to Johnny. List three. * * * 5. Paul Revere discussed plans with Dr. Warren about getting word to the Minute Men when the British troops moved out of Boston. List two. * * 6. Johnny had a crazy dream while Paul Revere and Dr. Warren talked. Draw a picture of the scene or quote the four sentences that describe it. 7. It was the dawn of April 19. What started? ___________________________ Chapter Eleven ~ Yankee Doodle 1. Who won the battle at Lexington? ____________________ 2. What are the British soldiers compared to? ____________________________ 3. Why does Johnny feel a little sick as he watches the British march? ________________________________________________________________ 4. What happened to make Johnny send a message to Uncle Lorne? _______________________________________________________________ 5. What decision did Aunt Jennifer make that saved her husband? ________________________________________________________________ 6. What did Johnny see that made him decide that the British were getting licked? * * 7. Would you be sorry to see Isannah leave? Explain. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 8. What does Lavinia reveal to Johnny? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ 9. Predict: What happens to Rab? ____________________________________ Chapter Twelve ~ “A Man Can Stand Up” 1. Are the Minute men prepared for long battles? ________________________________________________________________ 2. What happened to Rab? __________________________________________ 3. What errand did Rab send Johnny on and why? ________________________________________________________________ 4. Think of two ways that Rab helped Johnny become the young man he was at the end of the book: a. ______________________________________________________ which helped Johnny to: ____________________________________. b. ______________________________________________________ which helped Johnny to: ____________________________________. 5. What is going to happen to Johnny’s hand? ________________________________________________________________ Opinions 1. Many books end with a happy ending. What happened at the end of this book that you might consider to be a good thing. Think of two things. a. ________________________________________________________. b. ________________________________________________________. 2. How might this book help young people to understand the process of growing up? a. ________________________________________________________. b. ________________________________________________________. 3. What was your favorite part of the story? _________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________. 4. What did this book teach you about the beginnings of the Revolutionary War? _____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________.
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