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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 36.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Huck's narrative includes the words: "but I was over the shoal water now." This is an example of what sort of figurative language?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Simile.
(c) Personification.
(d) Exaggeration.

2. What calamity befalls Huck and Jim at the end of Chapter 16?
(a) The raft is destroyed as they ride over some rapids.
(b) The canoe is stolen.
(c) The raft drifts off by itself and is lost.
(d) The raft is destroyed in a collision with a large steamboat.

3. What sociable activity do Jim and the boys share in Chapter 36?
(a) Telling stories.
(b) Eating.
(c) Chewing tobacco and telling stories.
(d) Smoking corncob pipes.

4. With the case-knives not working, what does Tom then choose for digging tools?
(a) Rakes.
(b) Hoes.
(c) Spades.
(d) Picks.

5. Why does Huck want Mary Jane to leave before breakfast?
(a) She'll be able to arrive at the Lothrops' place before the heat of the day.
(b) He knows there is better food at the Lothrop place.
(c) He knows the expression on her face will show the King and the Duke that she is onto them.
(d) He is afraid Mary Jane will confront the King and slap his face.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one symbol that the fog represents?

2. What illness is supposed to be the problem at the Proctors'?

3. What time is it when the boys become too tired to carry on?

4. Why is Huck feeling "mean and miserable" in Chapter 15?

5. Why do Huck and Jim find themselves riding the river through thick fog in Chapter 15?

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