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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 the problem with Jim keeping a journal?
(a) They are too far from the shops to buy one.
(b) He cannot write.
(c) He will lose it.
(d) He has no pen.

2. What time is it when the boys become too tired to carry on?
(a) Two in the morning.
(b) Four in the morning.
(c) Supper-time.
(d) Around midnight.

3. What types of snakes do Huck and Tom catch?
(a) Rattlesnakes and taipans.
(b) Garter snakes and house snakes.
(c) Adders and garter snakes.
(d) House snakes and swamp moccasins.

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

5. How does Huck explain Tom's wound to the doctor in Chapter 41?
(a) He claims a bandit did the deed.
(b) He explains that Tom was cleaning the gun when it discharged.
(c) He says Tom kicked a gun in his sleep, during a dream..
(d) He claims that Tom slipped and fell and the gun discharged.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Aunt Sally's apron in Chapter 37?

2. In Chapter 30, what do the King and the Duke accuse each other of doing?

3. What prevents Jim from being hanged?

4. At what point do Huck and Tom enter Jim's cabin?

5. Why can't Tom get back up the lightning rod?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to expose the King's lie about his arrival in the town?

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

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

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

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

6. What is Jim's final act of kindness towards Huck?

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

8. Comment on the way in which Tom and Huck confuse the slave who is guarding Jim.

9. What human vice ironically provides the means for Huck and the con men to escape after the Wilks fraud?

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

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