The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What injury has the real William Wilks sustained?

3. What kind of enterprise does the Phelps family have?

4. What secret does Jim reveal at the end of the book?

5. What time is it when the boys become too tired to carry on?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. In what interesting way does the arrival of Tom Sawyer in Chapter 33 develop the narrative?

5. How does Tom overreach himself in his elaborate construction of fantasy in Chapter 39?

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

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

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

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

10. By what means does Twain resolve the complicated story that is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the main types of conflict in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Identify two areas of conflict in the novel (these could be internal and/or external conflicts) and discuss the importance of these for the novel as a whole. Make close reference to the text.

Essay Topic 2

The real hero of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is Jim. Do you believe this to be a fair comment? Give clear reasons expressed in a fluent essay that refers closely to the text.

Essay Topic 3

In view of the events and ideas in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, explain what could be meant by 'society's make-believe' (Chapter 3). How important is this concept to the novel as a whole?

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