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 didn't Huck mind Uncle Silas' long blessing?

2. What sociable activity do Jim and the boys share in Chapter 36?

3. How many mottoes does Tom devise for Jim's coat-of-arms?

4. How does the doctor rate Huck as a liar?

5. What does Huck think is "the lonesomest sound in the whole world"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. When responding Chapter 42, what conclusion is it possible to make concerning a romantic view of the world?

4. How does Aunt Sally respond to Huck's information about the way the boys entered and exited via the lightning rod?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Comment upon the serious layer of meaning in the escapade to free Jim.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the idea of resourcefulness and why it is important in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Discuss the way in which this quality is demonstrated in two characters of your choice.

Essay Topic 3

The narrative in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn deals with a series of deceptions. Sometimes it is a matter of self-deception, while other events involve deliberate acts of deception for varying motives. In an essay, discuss the importance of deception and cite two examples, providing adequate details. You might include discussion on whether or not deception can be justified.

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