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

2. Where does Tom leave an anonymous letter?

3. Who is Aunt Sally's sister?

4. What injury has the real William Wilks sustained?

5. What explanation for Tom's absence does Huck give Uncle Silas in Chapter 41?

Short Essay Questions

1. What steps in Huck's journey to maturity are dealt with Chapter 31?

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

3. In what way does Huck get more than he's bargained for at the Phelps farm?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Much of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is satirical. Identify two satirical targets in the novel and demonstrate your understanding of Twain's satirical technique in presenting his point of view. Write an essay of discussion. Remember that satirical targets can be individual people, groups of people, institutions, ideologies, attitudes.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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