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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 are the clues that there is someone in the ash hopper?
(a) There's a lock on the door and watermelon is taken in there at suppertime.
(b) There is a lock on the door and someone can be heard wailing.
(c) People tip-toe by there.
(d) Aunt Sally keeps looking at the place to check.

2. What does the King do after his confession?
(a) He goes for a cleansing swim, symbolic of beginning a new life.
(b) He tells jokes till everyone is asleep.
(c) He retired to the wigwam with a bottle.
(d) He cries.

3. Who does Tom say almost spoiled their adventure?
(a) Aunt Sally.
(b) The doctor.
(c) Uncle Silas.
(d) Jim.

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

5. How did the King obtain the money to get drunk?
(a) He had kept some of the Wilks family's money.
(b) He sold Jim as a runaway slave.
(c) He stole from an old woman.
(d) He robbed a house.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Tom leave an anonymous letter?

2. Where does the King lay the blame for the missing money?

3. Why was it ineffective to set the dogs on the gang in Chapter 40?

4. According to Tom, how long did the Marseilles prisoner take to dig out, and where did he emerge?

5. How do Huck and Tom exit the house in Chapter 36?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Is there any way in which Tom Sawyer's character appears a little unpleasant at this point in the novel (by Chapter 35)?

3. Is there any rationale for the King confessing to hiding the money in the coffin?

4. How does Huck feel when he glimpses the King and the Duke rowing fast towards the raft in Chapter 29?

5. Comment on Tom's proposed plans to recompense and appease Jim, who has suffered the most from Tom's absurd endeavors.

6. In what way does his account of the con men's humiliation reinforce that Huck's character is maturing?

7. What final absurdity does Tom attempt in Chapter 40?

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

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

10. By Chapter 38, what is Jim's attitude to the efforts being made on his behalf?

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