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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 types of snakes do Huck and Tom catch?
2. Why does Huck dress as a servant girl?
3. What does Huck see behind the smokehouse in Chapter 35?
4. From the list below, select the set of character traits Tom Sawyer is shown to have, as shown in Chapter 34.
5. Where does Tom leave an anonymous letter?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way does the opening paragraph of Chapter 31 foreshadow following events?
2. What is ironic about Huck's comment to Tom: "Your head gets leveler and leveler all the time"?
3. In what interesting way does the arrival of Tom Sawyer in Chapter 33 develop the narrative?
4. Comment upon the serious layer of meaning in the escapade to free Jim.
5. How does Huck feel when he glimpses the King and the Duke rowing fast towards the raft in Chapter 29?
6. Is there any way in which Tom Sawyer's character appears a little unpleasant at this point in the novel (by Chapter 35)?
7. How does Huck intend to deal with the problem of the arrival of the real Tom Sawyer?
8. Comment on Tom's proposed plans to recompense and appease Jim, who has suffered the most from Tom's absurd endeavors.
9. When responding Chapter 42, what conclusion is it possible to make concerning a romantic view of the world?
10. How does Tom overreach himself in his elaborate construction of fantasy in Chapter 39?
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
The action in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn teeters between the comic and the tragic. Do you agree? Refer to specific incidents.
Essay Topic 3
The activities of the King and the Duke show readers as much about the victims of fraud as it does about the perpetrators. Discuss, making close reference to the text. Include a detailed discussion of one of these characters' scams.
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