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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where was Aunt Sally's apron in Chapter 37?
(a) On the clothes-line.
(b) Hanging on a chair.
(c) In a closet.
(d) She was wearing it.
2. What does Jim throw out the window in Chapter 37?
(a) The witch pie.
(b) The rope ladder.
(c) His vittles.
(d) A tin plate.
3. What kind of enterprise does the Phelps family have?
(a) A chicken farm.
(b) A hog farm.
(c) A cotton plantation.
(d) They run cattle.
4. Where will Huck be able to find Jim?
(a) On the raft.
(b) In jail.
(c) At the Phelps farm.
(d) At Abram G. Foster's farm.
5. Who does Tom say almost spoiled their adventure?
(a) The doctor.
(b) Uncle Silas.
(d) Aunt Sally.
6. According to Tom, how long did the Marseilles prisoner take to dig out, and where did he emerge?
(a) Thirty-nine years to dig his way to China.
(b) Thirty-seven years to dig in a circle around the prison and arrive where he started.
(c) Thirty-seven years to dig his way to China.
(d) Two hours to dig through to the prison kitchen.
7. How had Tom planned to compensate Jim for the problems he caused him?
(a) To buy a house for him, his wife and children.
(b) To have further river adventures and have a brass band procession.
(c) To organize a concert in his honor.
(d) To give him a job scouting in Indian territory.
8. What does Huck think is "the lonesomest sound in the whole world"?
(a) The cry of a whippoorwill.
(b) The lapping of water at midnight.
(c) The hum of a spinning-wheel.
(d) The baying of hounds.
9. For Huck, what is the effect of the farmers' visits and Aunt Sally's questions?
(a) He is scared and confused.
(b) He is confident and makes up a good story, as usual.
(c) He is scared, but keeps level-headed.
(d) He is becoming confused, but tries to stay confident.
10. What is the problem with Jim being imprisoned in a log cabin?
(a) It is very cold there at night.
(b) There is nowhere for Huck and Tom to hide should someone come by.
(c) There is no rock on which he can trace his coat-of-arms.
(d) It is easy for others to hear what is going on inside it.
11. What injury has the real William Wilks sustained?
(a) A laceration to his foot.
(b) A broken elbow.
(c) A cut to the forehead.
(d) A broken arm.
12. Why is there no reply to the letters Uncle Silas sends the plantation owners?
(a) The steamboat carring the mail has been sunk.
(b) The plantation owner is bad-mannered.
(c) The plantation owner has died.
(d) The plantation does not exist.
13. What suggests that Jim is only playing along with the two boys in their outrageous escape plan?
(a) He can unshackle himself at will.
(b) He threatens to leave if he has to put himself in physical danger.
(c) He humors them by going along with the silly, romantic nonsense.
(d) He has told another slave about the escapade.
14. What does Huck confess to Aunt Sally in Chapter 41?
(a) That he had stolen chickens when traveling on the raft.
(b) That he had played pranks on Jim.
(c) That he had worn her dress.
(d) That he and Tom had escaped via the lightning rod.
15. Why can't Tom get back up the lightning rod?
(a) His hands are too sore.
(b) The lightning rod is cold and slippery.
(c) Huck broke it.
(d) There's danger he might be seen.
Short Answer Questions
1. With the case-knives not working, what does Tom then choose for digging tools?
2. What sociable activity do Jim and the boys share in Chapter 36?
3. Why does Huck think he has no money left?
4. What doesn't Tom Sawyer like about Huck's plan for releasing Jim?
5. Where is Aunt Sally's calico dress in Chapter 42?
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