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

2. Why does Huck take a canoe up a 'chute' in Chapter 19?
(a) To steal a chicken.
(b) To evade Pappy.
(c) To find some berries.
(d) To find Jim.

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

4. What convinces the ferry captain to investigate the sinking ship?
(a) Huck's story of a good financial reward.
(b) The possibility of valuable salvage.
(c) Huck's harrowing story of women and children in peril..
(d) The opportunity for glory in catching murderers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Huck augment his and Jim's diet of river fish and shot waterfowl?

2. When the King questions him in Chapter 27, what lie does Huck tell?

3. Who is responsible for tending the door on the night of the special performance in Chapter 23?

4. What has been bringing many people to town in Chapter 21?

5. Why does Huck lose interest in Moses?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Twainagain explore the idea of conscience in Chapter 23?

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

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

7. What important difference between Huck and Jim is suggested during the conversation about King Solomon?

8. How does Joanna demonstrate that she has intelligence and a healthy skepticism?

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

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

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