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. How many gun-toting farmers were in the sitting-room in Chapter 40?

2. How does Huck re-enter the house in Chapter 34?

3. Who does Tom say almost spoiled their adventure?

4. How soon do the King and the Duke make up their quarrel in Chapter 30?

5. What is Mrs. Hotchkiss's opinion of Jim?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Huck feel when he glimpses the King and the Duke rowing fast towards the raft in Chapter 29?

6. How does Tom overreach himself in his elaborate construction of fantasy in Chapter 39?

7. What final absurdity does Tom attempt in Chapter 40?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The most lyrical moments in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn concern Huck's response to nature. Examine Huck's relationship with the natural world, dealing closely with two passages of your choice. How do these passages illuminate Huck's character for us?

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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