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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 suggests that Jim is only playing along with the two boys in their outrageous escape plan?
2. Why is Jim lavishly fussed over by the aunts?
3. What does Jim throw out the window in Chapter 37?
4. Why is Aunt Sally cross in Chapter 37?
5. In Chapter 37, what does Uncle Silas promise to do next day?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the events of Chapter 37 continue to sustain Twain's satirical purpose?
2. In what way does each boy's rescue plan for Jim reflect his outlook on life?
3. What is Jim's final act of kindness towards Huck?
4. Who is made a scapegoat in the matter of the spoons and the rats?
5. What is ironic about Huck's comment to Tom: "Your head gets leveler and leveler all the time"?
6. What happens to expose the King's lie about his arrival in the town?
7. How does Tom overreach himself in his elaborate construction of fantasy in Chapter 39?
8. How has the situation escalated by Chapter 40?
9. When responding Chapter 42, what conclusion is it possible to make concerning a romantic view of the world?
10. Comment on the way in which Tom and Huck confuse the slave who is guarding Jim.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The narrative in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn deals with a series of deceptions. Sometimes it is a matter of self-deception, while other events involve deliberate acts of deception for varying motives. In an essay, discuss the importance of deception and cite two examples, providing adequate details. You might include discussion on whether or not deception can be justified.
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
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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