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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. 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 hide in a cottonwood thicket.
(c) They hide in a ditch.
(d) They dig a shelter on the riverbank.

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

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

4. How does Jim react when he first sees Huck in Chapter 8?
(a) He's frightened as he genuinely believes Huck is a ghost.
(b) He thinks Huck is the Devil and is desperately afraid.
(c) He's angry and afraid of being discovered.
(d) He's relieved and happy Huck is alive.

5. How many logs worth selling do Pap and Huck find?
(a) Sixteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Six.
(d) Nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Huck take refuge during the gunfight after Sophia's elopement?

2. What does Jim confide to Huck in Chapter 23?

3. Where does Colonel Sherburn stand to protect himself in Chapter 22?

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

5. What are yallarboys?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is significant about the murder of Boggs?

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

6. How seriously should readers take the disclaimer "By Order of the Author"?

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

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

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

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

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