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. Which characters are dreadfully blue and desperate in Chapter 31?

2. What is the slave guard afraid of?

3. From the list below, select the set of character traits Tom Sawyer is shown to have, as shown in Chapter 34.

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

5. How had Tom planned to compensate Jim for the problems he caused him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Comment upon the serious layer of meaning in the escapade to free Jim.

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 Huck get more than he's bargained for at the Phelps farm?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay that presents a strong argument in support of the statement: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has a strong moral core. Readers should ignore the disclaimer that appears at the beginning of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, much discussion has focused on the significance of the river/shore contrast. In a fluent essay, explain your personal response to this. What do you think is important about the river and in what important ways does it contrast with the shore?

Essay Topic 3

There are many scenes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in which a clash of values occurs. Discuss two character's whose values clash and how this clash affects the plot.

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