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 Aunt Sally think is wrong with Huck in Chapter 40?

2. Who is Aunt Sally's sister?

3. Who keeps hold of Huck's hand in Chapter 29?

4. Who works out that Jim is confined in the ash hopper?

5. Where does Huck hide the raft in Chapter 31?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. By Chapter 38, what is Jim's attitude to the efforts being made on his behalf?

5. How do the events of Chapter 37 continue to sustain Twain's satirical purpose?

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

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

8. In what way does each boy's rescue plan for Jim reflect his outlook on life?

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

10. What is ironic about Huck's comment to Tom: "Your head gets leveler and leveler all the time"?

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 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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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