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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why is Huck worried when the coffin lid is screwed on?
(a) He knows he will soon be found out by Mary Jane.
(b) He doesn't know whether or not the bag of money is still in the coffin.
(c) He thinks maybe the rat got in there.
(d) He thinks perhaps he'll receive a beating from the Duke.

4. What was Peter Wilks's occupation?
(a) Printer.
(b) Baker.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Tanner.

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 left boot heel.
(c) The footprints are unusually large and heavy.
(d) There is a cross in the right boot heel.

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

7. What is Huck's reaction to the widow's prayer?
(a) He ridicules prayer because he can't see how it helps people.
(b) He decides to test prayer by praying for impossible things.
(c) He takes it seriously and vows to attend church.
(d) He takes it seriously and goes off to the forest to think about it

8. What is the 'good place' to which Miss Watson keeps referring?
(a) Baton Rouge.
(b) The cemetery.
(c) Church.
(d) Heaven.

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

10. According to what Huck tells the King and the Duke, where did his parents come from?
(a) Pike County in Missouri.
(b) Pike County in Illinois.
(c) Orange County in California.
(d) Carp County in Illinois.

11. In Chapter 13, what is Jim's attitude to the adventure he and Huck have just experienced?
(a) Enthusiastic. He can't wait for the next opportunity, though he does have some criticism.
(b) Ambivalent. He is uncertain about the moral status of what they have just done.
(c) Negative. He didn't enjoy it and doesn't want similar adventures.
(d) Compliant. He likes Huck to lead, enjoyed the adventure and falls in with Huck's ideas.

12. Which encores does the Duke suggest Chapter 21?
(a) The Highland fling, the sailor's hornpipe and Hamlet's soliloquy.
(b) Hamlet's soliloquy, the Highland fling and the sword-dance.
(c) The Highland fling, the Irish jig and Malvolio's tirade.
(d) Hamlet's soliloquy, the death of Macbeth and the death of Juliet.

13. What is one symbol that the fog represents?
(a) The power of the river.
(b) Journeying into the unknown.
(c) The confusion inside Huck's head.
(d) A supernatural presence.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who pumps Huck for information about England?

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

3. What action does Jim fear will bring bad luck?

4. In contrast to the expressions of grief acted by the King and the Duke, what does Huck view as a good thing?

5. How is Jim alerted to the coming lightning storm?

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