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. What 'relict' do the boys procure from the garret in Chapter 37?

2. According to Tom, how do prisoners always water their plants?

3. In Chapter 29, how does the King claim he arrived in the town?

4. Who is Aunt Sally's sister?

5. Why is Huck "mighty thankful to the old doctor"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is ironic about Huck's comment to Tom: "Your head gets leveler and leveler all the time"?

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

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

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

9. How has the situation escalated by Chapter 40?

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

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

Female characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are somewhat marginalized. Do you agree? Discuss with close reference to the text.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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