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 does the King do after his confession?

2. Why is there no reply to the letters Uncle Silas sends the plantation owners?

3. Who built Silas Phelps' church?

4. Why is Jim initially confused about getting a coat-of-arms?

5. Who dresses in Aunt Sally's clothes in Chapter 40?

Short Essay Questions

1. When responding Chapter 42, what conclusion is it possible to make concerning a romantic view of the world?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What techniques does Twain employ Chapter 35 to create humor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Huck's (or the author's) claim that this is a novel without a plot is simply not true. Do you agree? Discuss and evaluate the plot of Huckleberry Finn, making close reference to the text.

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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