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 suggests that Jim is only playing along with the two boys in their outrageous escape plan?

2. Which character leaves the raft to check out Pikesville?

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

4. What types of snakes do Huck and Tom catch?

5. How do Huck and Tom exit the house in Chapter 36?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Comment on Tom's proposed plans to recompense and appease Jim, who has suffered the most from Tom's absurd endeavors.

4. How has the situation escalated by Chapter 40?

5. In what way does his account of the con men's humiliation reinforce that Huck's character is maturing?

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

7. How does Huck intend to deal with the problem of the arrival of the real Tom Sawyer?

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

9. Who is made a scapegoat in the matter of the spoons and the rats?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel shows readers a series of communities in which behavior borders on the barbaric and living conditions are frequently very basic. Do you agree? Discuss this statement, making detailed reference to the text in support of your own original thinking.

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

Huck's conscience shows the struggle between what society wants us to do and what we know is right. These are often different. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

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