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 many gun-toting farmers were in the sitting-room in Chapter 40?

2. Why didn't Huck mind Uncle Silas' long blessing?

3. What does the King do after his confession?

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

5. What is the problem with Jim keeping a journal?

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

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

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

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

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

7. How has the situation escalated by Chapter 40?

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

9. Account for the way the townspeople now view Jim as some sort of lunatic in Chapter 41.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the important differences between the characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, as presented in the first four chapters of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Romantic imagination can be creative. In the character of Tom Sawyer, it is merely imitative. Discuss with close reference to the text.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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