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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Huck do with his money?
(a) He asks Judge Thatcher to give it to the Widow.
(b) He gives the money to an anti-slavery movement.
(c) He signs the entire amount to Judge Thatcher.
(d) He asks Judge Thatcher to invest all the money in pork bellies.

2. How do Huck and Jim first conceal themselves on the Illinois shore?
(a) They stay on the raft that they have covered with branches.
(b) They dig a shelter on the riverbank.
(c) They hide in a cottonwood thicket.
(d) They hide in a ditch.

3. In his stories, what does Jim tell people about his five-cent piece?
(a) He found it under a tree.
(b) The Devil gave it to him.
(c) He stole it from the Devil.
(d) Miss Watson gave it to him.

4. As he chases Huck around the cabin, brandishing a knife, what does Pappy call his son?
(a) The Devil incarnate.
(b) A freak of nature who belongs in Hell.
(c) The Angel of Death.
(d) A right nasty varmint.

5. 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) Simile.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Exaggeration.
(d) Personification.

6. What separates Jim and Huck in the fog?
(a) Some rapids.
(b) Huck loses his lantern and Jim can't see him.
(c) A quarrel over food.
(d) A large island.

7. Which people did Huck and Tom intend to ambush?
(a) Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
(b) Magicians.
(c) Arabs.
(d) Gypsies.

8. What is the alias Huck uses at the Grangerfords?
(a) Andrew Jackson.
(b) George Jackson.
(c) George Jameson.
(d) Tom Sawyer.

9. What doesn't the Duke like about the King's portrayal of Juliet?
(a) He is bellowing when he should be speaking softly.
(b) The fact that he has a beard.
(c) His voice is too soft to be heard.
(d) He is becoming too emotional in the role.

10. Where does Colonel Sherburn stand to protect himself in Chapter 22?
(a) Behind the wood-heap.
(b) At the front door of his house.
(c) Behind his front gate.
(d) On the roof of his front porch.

11. Where, on the island, do Huck and Jim hide their belongings?
(a) In a hole dug under a marked tree.
(b) In bundles secured to treetops.
(c) In a cavern.
(d) Inside a hollow log in a clearing.

12. What happens two days after the funeral?
(a) The King puts the property and slaves up for sale.
(b) The King preaches a sermon.
(c) The King borrows a substantial sum of money.
(d) Huck digs up the coffin.

13. In contrast to the expressions of grief acted by the King and the Duke, what does Huck view as a good thing?
(a) Music.
(b) Capital.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Frankness.

14. Why are loaves of bread floating down the river?
(a) People believe bread dabbed with quicksilver will float to a corpse.
(b) An angry chef has thrown loaves of bread from a river steamer.
(c) A bread cart has fallen off a bridge.
(d) People believe bread thrown in the water will prevent more drownings.

15. Who is the other person Huck tells Mary Jane in Chapter 28 would be in big trouble?
(a) Joanna.
(b) Harney Shepherdson.
(c) Tom Sawyer.
(d) Jim.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main accusation Colonel Sherburn levels at the crowd?

2. What does Huck do with the canoe when he reaches Jackson's Island?

3. What was Peter Wilks's occupation?

4. Who was allowed to sleep in Emmeline Grangerford's room?

5. According to what Huck tells the King and the Duke, where did his parents come from?

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