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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 what way is Huck's time with his father spoiled?
(a) His father threatens him with a shotgun.
(b) They never catch any fish.
(c) His father beats him frequently.
(d) They run out of money.

2. What is the oracle that Jim consults?
(a) A chicken's liver.
(b) A hairball.
(c) The way a toad reacts when it is prodded with a stick.
(d) A crystal ball.

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

4. What does Huck do with his money?
(a) He gives the money to an anti-slavery movement.
(b) He asks Judge Thatcher to give it to the Widow.
(c) He asks Judge Thatcher to invest all the money in pork bellies.
(d) He signs the entire amount to Judge Thatcher.

5. Why are loaves of bread floating down the river?
(a) A bread cart has fallen off a bridge.
(b) People believe bread thrown in the water will prevent more drownings.
(c) People believe bread dabbed with quicksilver will float to a corpse.
(d) An angry chef has thrown loaves of bread from a river steamer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What doesn't the Duke like about the King's portrayal of Juliet?

2. In Jim's eyes, how is Huck different?

3. How did Tom and Huck become rich?

4. Where does Huck go to cook his supper in Chapter 8?

5. What is unusual about the tracks Huck finds in the snow?

Short Essay Questions

1. What traits does Huck demonstrate in Chapter 7?

2. In what sense does Jim reach his moral nadir when he considers buying his children from their owner?

3. In what way can the character of Pappy be seen purely as social commentary?

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

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

6. Comment on the capacity for fantasy possessed by each main character as seen by Chapter 2 in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

7. Why is Huck not overly concerned about the auction of the Wilks property?

8. In what way does the King act opportunistically for his own ends?

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

10. What is the difference between the fraud practiced by the self-styled 'duke' and 'king' and the lies told by Huck?

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