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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 many gun-toting farmers were in the sitting-room in Chapter 40?
(a) Ten.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Five.

2. How many mottoes does Tom devise for Jim's coat-of-arms?
(a) Ten.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

3. According to Tom, what is the problem with Jim's captivity?
(a) Getting across the moat.
(b) Difficulties could make it impossible to achieve.
(c) Difficulties have to be invented.
(d) Getting past the other slaves.

4. Which characters are dreadfully blue and desperate in Chapter 31?
(a) Huck and Mary Jane.
(b) The King and the Duke.
(c) The King and Huck.
(d) Jim and the Duke.

5. What does Huck think is "the lonesomest sound in the whole world"?
(a) The hum of a spinning-wheel.
(b) The cry of a whippoorwill.
(c) The lapping of water at midnight.
(d) The baying of hounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Jim lavishly fussed over by the aunts?

2. What distance has Aunt Polly traveled to check up on Tom?

3. Who works out that Jim is confined in the ash hopper?

4. What is Aunt Sally doing when Huck again escapes down the lightning rod?

5. Where do Huck and Tom obtain a wire rat trap?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has the situation escalated by Chapter 40?

2. Who is made a scapegoat in the matter of the spoons and the rats?

3. What is ironic about Huck's comment to Tom: "Your head gets leveler and leveler all the time"?

4. When responding Chapter 42, what conclusion is it possible to make concerning a romantic view of the world?

5. In what way does the opening paragraph of Chapter 31 foreshadow following events?

6. How does Aunt Sally respond to Huck's information about the way the boys entered and exited via the lightning rod?

7. In what way does Huck get more than he's bargained for at the Phelps farm?

8. In what way does each boy's rescue plan for Jim reflect his outlook on life?

9. How does Huck intend to deal with the problem of the arrival of the real Tom Sawyer?

10. How do the events of Chapter 37 continue to sustain Twain's satirical purpose?

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