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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Name the figurative language used in "the wind was trying to whisper something to me."
(a) Personification.
(b) Metaphor.
(c) Simile.
(d) Synecdoche.

2. What are yallarboys?
(a) Children suffering from jaundice.
(b) Gold coins.
(c) A type of fish.
(d) Cowardly youths.

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

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

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

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

7. Where does Huck go to cook his supper in Chapter 8?
(a) Close to where he has hidden the canoe.
(b) On the beach facing the Illinois bank.
(c) The Illinois bank of the river.
(d) Deep into the woods.

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

9. In Chapter 28, where was the auction held?
(a) In the church hall.
(b) On the veranda of the general store.
(c) In the public square.
(d) On the porch of the house.

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

11. How does Huck escape from the cabin he has been locked in for three days?
(a) He saws his way out.
(b) He prizes up the floorboards and escapes that way.
(c) He climbs up the inside of the chimney.
(d) He smashes a window and climbs out.

12. What is the source of the commotion in the cellar in Chapter 27?
(a) A dog that has found a rat.
(b) A dog has baled up a runaway slave.
(c) A drunken mourner has raided a wine barrell.
(d) The King and the Duke fighting over the money.

13. What forms the basis of the humorous conversation in Chapter 14?
(a) Huck's American vernacular.
(b) Huck's garbled retelling of matter he has just read about.
(c) Huck telling Jim more tall stories.
(d) Jim's accent.

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

15. What first alerts Mrs. Loftus to the fact that 'Sarah/Mary' is a boy?
(a) His fingernails are dirty.
(b) He doesn't walk daintily in a dress.
(c) She sees that he has some fuzz on his cheeks and chin.
(d) Huck does not thread a needle in a feminine way.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What word should Huck have used instead of "dolphin"?

3. How has Jim been attempting to test the authenticity of the King's story?

4. How does Huck give himself thinking time when questions about England become awkward?

5. Who suggests telling Uncle Harvey about Mary Jane and the mumps?

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