The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Who were the main attendees at Judge Thatcher's gathering?

A giddy and rollicking company

Why were elderly people not part of the picnics?

It was not the custom for elderly people to mar the picnics with their presence.

What was chartered for the occasion?

The old steam ferry boat

Who were in charge of looking after the children during the picnic?

A few young ladies of eighteen and a few young gentlemen of twenty-three or thereabouts.

Why did Sid miss the fun?

Sid was sick

It was the custom for elderly people to attend the picnics at Judge Thatcher's house.


Sid was able to join the happy group that filed up the main street for the picnic.


Mary went to the picnic and left Sid alone at home.


Becky was advised by Mrs. Thatcher to stay the night at Susy Harper's place.


The children were primarily looked after by elderly people during the picnic.


Study Notes

The Picnic Preparation

  • The gathering for the picnic took place at Judge Thatcher's around 10-11 am.
  • The elderly people did not participate in the picnic.
  • The children were supervised by young ladies of 18 and gentlemen of 23 years old.

The Departure

  • The old steam ferry boat was chartered for the picnic.
  • The group, carrying provision-baskets, filed up the main street.


  • Sid was sick and did not attend the picnic.
  • Mary stayed at home to take care of Sid.

Becky's Plan

  • Mrs. Thatcher advised Becky to stay overnight with friends living near the ferry-landing due to the late return time.
  • Becky decided to stay with Susy Harper.

Test your knowledge of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' with this quiz based on a passage from the book. Explore themes of youth, adventure, and mischief in this classic novel by Mark Twain.

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