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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What illness is supposed to be the problem at the Proctors'?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Scarlet fever.
(c) Mumps.
(d) Cholera.

3. 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) Inside a hollow log in a clearing.
(d) In a cavern.

4. Who is responsible for tending the door on the night of the special performance in Chapter 23?
(a) Huck.
(b) Emmeline.
(c) The King.
(d) The Duke.

5. 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 ditch.
(d) They hide in a cottonwood thicket.

Short Answer Questions

1. What idea is it that Huck and his friends don't fully understand [when forming their gang and making plans]?

2. Why do Huck and Jim leave the baby's bottle in the house?

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

4. What explanation does 'Sarah/Mary' Williams give for her journey?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Jim and Huck survive as they travel down the river on the raft?

2. What does Chapter 4 show the reader about Huckleberry Finn's character?

3. What is the special relevance of the catastrophe related in Chapter 18?

4. What makes Huck ashamed of his humanity in Chapter 24?

5. In Chapter 13, why does Huck again find it necessary to adopt a disguise?

6. Comment on Huck's experience of prayer in Chapter 3.

7. How does Huck discover that the local authorities are in pursuit of Jim?

8. How does Twain satirize popular literature in Chapter 17?

9. How do readers know that Huck feels deeply for Mary Jane?

10. What makes the river a dangerous, as well as an idyllic, place to be?

(see the answer keys)

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