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

2. Who says: "It's lovely to live on a raft"?
(a) Jim.
(b) Tom Sawyer.
(c) Huck Finn.
(d) The Duke.

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

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

5. What idea is it that Huck and his friends don't fully understand [when forming their gang and making plans]?
(a) Reconciliation.
(b) Remuneration.
(c) Ransom.
(d) Redress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are yallarboys?

2. What is the origin of the feud between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons?

3. What happens two days after the funeral?

4. Huck's narrative includes the words: "but I was over the shoal water now." This is an example of what sort of figurative language?

5. What explanation does Huck give for having the gun in his hands?

Short Essay Questions

1. What traits does Huck demonstrate in Chapter 7?

2. What is ironic about Jim claiming that a snakeskin brings bad luck?

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

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

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

6. How might Pappy's rejection of Huck's achievements at school be explained?

7. Comment upon Huck's observation that, in the present situation, "the truth is better, and actuly safer, than a lie."

8. Comment on the significance of Huck's practical joke upon Jim.

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

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

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