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

2. Where does Colonel Sherburn stand to protect himself in Chapter 22?
(a) On the roof of his front porch.
(b) At the front door of his house.
(c) Behind the wood-heap.
(d) Behind his front gate.

3. Why do Huck and Jim find themselves riding the river through thick fog in Chapter 15?
(a) The sapling they use as a mooring is not strong enough to hold the raft.
(b) The fog has come down too suddenly for them to get to shore.
(c) They are embarking on a new adventure and want to take risks.
(d) The mooring rope has been lost.

4. Which alias does the Duke adopt for the performance?
(a) An actor called Billie Langtry.
(b) An actor called David Garrick the Younger.
(c) An actor called David Garrick the Elder.
(d) An actor called Thoman Kean the incredible.

5. Which people did Huck and Tom intend to ambush?
(a) Arabs.
(b) Magicians.
(c) Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
(d) Gypsies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says: "It's lovely to live on a raft"?

2. Who is the other person Huck tells Mary Jane in Chapter 28 would be in big trouble?

3. Where, on the island, do Huck and Jim hide their belongings?

4. How is Jim alerted to the coming lightning storm?

5. How do Huck and Jim enter the wrecked ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways are the scoundrels able to gain favor with the Wilks girls and the townsfolk?

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

3. What is significant about the murder of Boggs?

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

5. Why does Huck consider moving the money from its hiding-place in Peter Wilks' coffin?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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