Johnny Tremain Study Guide Questions Chapter One- Up and AboutName the four Lapham children. Who are Dove, Dusty, and Johnny?How old is Dove?How old is Johnny? Describe him.According to Dusty, does everybody like Johnny or not?Who hated Johnny? Why?How does Johnny feel about Cilla? How many years does Johnny have to serve his apprenticeship?What will Johnny be when he grows up?What’s wrong with Isannah?Part 2Describe Mr. Lapham. What other skill – besides silversmithing – does Johnny possess?What sin does Mr. Lapham accuse Johnny of on p.16?
Part 3Is Johnny more or less efficient than even his master? How can you tell that silversmithing is in Johnny’s blood?What important customer does Mr. Lapham receive?Who made the beautiful silver creamer Mr. Hancock wants the sugar basin to match?Part 4What is Johnny’s middle initial? Part 5To whom do we find out that Johnny could be related? What is Johnny’s proof that he is related to the rich merchant?Part 6
What does Johnny reveal to Cilla? Chapter Two – The Pride of Your PowerWhat kind of work does Mr. Lapham do on the sugar basin? Why does Johnny seek out Paul Revere?What offer does Paul Revere make Johnny?Part 2What sin is Johnny committing? Part 3What horrible accident occurs to Johnny? What happens to his career as a silversmith? Part 4What exactly is wrong with Johnny’s hand? Whom do they get to come to care for Johnny’s hand?What is the result of her care?What advice does Mr. Lapham give Johnny?What is your opinion of Mrs. Lapham? Is she kind to Johnny? Does she treat Johnny as you think she should?Chapter 3 An Earth of Brass What is Johnny’s trouble in finding a new trade?
What is Mrs. Lapham’s aim?Whom does Johnny meet in the print shop of the Boston ObserverWhat job does Rab offer Johnny?Part 2What is Mrs. Lapham’s prediction about Johnny? What does Johnny do that irritates Mrs. Lapham?Part 3Where does Johnny now think to look for work? Whom does he see there, besides John Hancock?What does Lavinia look like?Except for one thing, Johnny would have had a job with Mr. Hancock. What is it?What does Hancock do for Johnny?Part 4What effect do Johnny’s gifts to her daughter have on Mrs. Lapham? What does Isannah say that hurts Johnny?Part 5Where does Johnny go for comfort? What does he then feel he must do??