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. Why does Tom Sawyer say "H'aint ever done you no harm"?

2. At what point do Huck and Tom enter Jim's cabin?

3. Why is Aunt Sally cross in Chapter 37?

4. What does Huck see behind the smokehouse in Chapter 35?

5. Who does Tom say almost spoiled their adventure?

Short Essay Questions

1. What precautions are taken in the Phelps household after the notes are received?

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

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

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

5. Is there any way in which Tom Sawyer's character appears a little unpleasant at this point in the novel (by Chapter 35)?

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

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

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

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

10. By what means does Twain resolve the complicated story that is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

Essay Topics

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

What are the main types of conflict in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Identify two areas of conflict in the novel (these could be internal and/or external conflicts) and discuss the importance of these for the novel as a whole. Make close reference to the text.

Essay Topic 3

The real hero of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is Jim. Do you believe this to be a fair comment? Give clear reasons expressed in a fluent essay that refers closely to the text.

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