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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who pumps Huck for information about England?
(a) Jim.
(b) Joanna.
(c) Mary Jane.
(d) The King.

2. Why do the murderers defer leaving in the skiff?
(a) They decide to have a pot of whiskey first.
(b) They want to get Turner's share of the money.
(c) They are worried about the river currents.
(d) They want to get rid of Turner first.

3. What word should Huck have used instead of "dolphin"?
(a) Dauphin.
(b) Dapin.
(c) Catfish.
(d) Whale.

4. How is Jim alerted to the coming lightning storm?
(a) He understands clouds and thunderheads.
(b) He feels a change in the atmosphere and smells ozone.
(c) He goes into a trance and sees a vision of the coming storm.
(d) He has an astute observation of birds.

5. What is unusual about the tracks Huck finds in the snow?
(a) There are additional marks made by a spur.
(b) There is a cross in the right boot heel.
(c) There is a cross in the left boot heel.
(d) The footprints are unusually large and heavy.

6. Why is Huck pleased he chose to hide behind the curtain and not under the bed in Chapter 26?
(a) Because the first thing the duke does is to look under the bed.
(b) Because he enjoys the perfume in Mary Jane's dresses.
(c) Because he can actually see what the King and the Duke are up to.
(d) Because there is a smelly chamber pot under the bed.

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

8. How does Huck give himself thinking time when questions about England become awkward?
(a) He has a drink of water.
(b) He pretends to choke on a chicken bone.
(c) He pretends to sneeze.
(d) He says there's a mouse under the table.

9. Where had the Grangerfords' beautiful oil cloth table cover come from?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) Minneapolis.
(c) Cairo.
(d) New York.

10. How has Jim been attempting to test the authenticity of the King's story?
(a) By inspecting him for a regal birthmark.
(b) By asking him about Marie Antionette.
(c) By asking him about his sea voyage to America.
(d) By trying to get him to speak French.

11. How does Huck augment his and Jim's diet of river fish and shot waterfowl?
(a) He finds food scraps outside restaurants.
(b) He buys cornmeal flour in a village.
(c) He steals chickens and raids gardens for things like watermelons.
(d) He steals oranges and grapefruit.

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

13. Why are Huck and Jim unable to land the catfish they caught?
(a) The line breaks.
(b) The fish pulls Jim into the water and he has to be rescued.
(c) The hook comes adrift.
(d) The fish is too enormous for them to handle.

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

15. Why does Huck lose interest in Moses?
(a) He dislikes Moses' character.
(b) Huck is an atheist and hates Bible stories.
(c) The Widow Douglas reads poorly.
(d) Moses is dead and Huck is interested only in the living

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How do they all make good their escape from the villagers in Chapter 23?

3. Why are loaves of bread floating down the river?

4. Where does Huck hide the money in Chapter 27?

5. When the King questions him in Chapter 27, what lie does Huck tell?

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