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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 does Jim receive his food while in captivity?
(a) On a tin plate.
(b) On a trencher made with fried bread.
(c) On a pan.
(d) On a salver.

2. Why was it ineffective to set the dogs on the gang in Chapter 40?
(a) The boys fed the dogs a sleeping drug.
(b) The dogs knew the boys and Jim.
(c) The boys and Jim crossed water and put them off the scent.
(d) The boys and Jim had too much of a head start.

3. What makes Huck squirm in Chapter 30?
(a) Thinking about the lies he's been telling.
(b) Seeing Jim dressed as an Arab.
(c) Hearing his lie about the Wilks slaves being repeated.
(d) The dinner that has disagreed with him.

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

5. What injury has the real William Wilks sustained?
(a) A broken arm.
(b) A laceration to his foot.
(c) A cut to the forehead.
(d) A broken elbow.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the doctor rate Huck as a liar?

3. How does Tom arrive back at the Phelps farm in Chapter 42?

4. How soon do the King and the Duke make up their quarrel in Chapter 30?

5. How does Huck explain Tom's wound to the doctor in Chapter 41?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How has the situation escalated by Chapter 40?

3. In what way is Huck's and Tom's relationship changing by Chapter 36?

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

5. What techniques does Twain employ Chapter 35 to create humor?

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

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

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

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

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

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