Huck Finn Questions

Huck Finn
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What is the source of the fortune that Judge Thatcher is keeping in trust for Huck?
(A) Buried treasure
(B) Huck’s father’s life insurance policy
(C) A robber’s stash that Huck and Tom found in a cave
(D) An inheritance from Huck’s mother
At the end of the novel, which character informs the others that Jim is actually a free man?
(A) Aunt Polly
(B) Tom
(C) Huck
(D) Sid
Which of the following symbolizes bad luck to Huck and Jim?
(A) A shed snakeskin
(B) Jim’s hairy chest
(C) Rain
(D) The wrecked steamboat
Which Wilks sister is initially suspicious of Huck?
(A) Mary Jane
(B) Susan
(C) Joanna
(D) Sophia
How does Huck know that Pap has returned to St. Petersburg?
(A) Tom tells him
(B) Pap visits Judge Thatcher to demand Huck’s money
(C) The authorities determine that the corpse found in the river is not Pap
(D) He sees Pap’s boot print in the snow
What is the name of the wrecked steamboat on which Huck and Jim encounter the robbers?
(A) The Royal Nonesuch
(B) The Walter Scott
(C) The Mississippi Queen
(D) The New Orleans
What is Jim’s initial destination when he and Huck start downriver?
(A) New Orleans
(B) An Arkansas plantation
(C) St. Louis
(D) The Ohio River
Where does Huck hide the Wilks family gold?
(A) In Peter Wilks’s coffin
(B) In the basement
(C) In a mattress
(D) In an old cabin in the woods
Down which river do Huck and Jim travel?
(A) The Missouri
(B) The Mississippi
(C) The Ohio
(D) The Chattahoochee
What event sets off the final gunfight between the Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords?
(A) The death of Harney Shepherdson
(B) The theft of the Grangerfords’ cattle
(C) Sophia Grangerford’s elopement with a Shepherdson
(D) An insult to Colonel Grangerford
How do Huck and Jim initially acquire the raft?
(A) They steal it.
(B) They build it.
(C) They buy it from a slave trader.
(D) They find it during a flood.
What does the “witch pie” that Huck and Tom bake for Jim contain?
(A) A rope ladder
(B) A pen made from a brass candlestick
(C) An old shirt and a spoon
(D) A dead snake
How do the duke and the dauphin dress Jim so that he can stay on the raft without being tied up?
(A) As a young girl
(B) As a sick Arab
(C) As a camel
(D) As a Shakespearean actor
What is the name of the town where Huck, Jim, and Tom live at the novel’s opening?
(A) Cairo
(B) St. Louis
(C) Pikesville
(D) St. Petersburg
Why does Jim run away from Miss Watson’s?
(A) She treats him poorly.
(B) She is planning to sell him, which would separate him from his family.
(C) He wants to see relatives in New Orleans.
(D) He wants to help Huck escape his father.
What charm does Jim wear around his neck that he says cures sickness?
(A) A silver key
(B) A five-cent piece
(C) A snake tooth
(D) A rabbit’s foot
Which of the following is the primary influence on Tom Sawyer?
(A) His Aunt Polly
(B) Sunday school
(C) Adventure novels
(D) Abolitionist speeches
“Temperance” refers to the movement designed to abolish which of the following?
(A) Drinking alcohol
(B) Slavery
(C) School segregation
(D) Income taxes
What kind of animal does Huck kill as part of the plot to fake his own death?
(A) A dog
(B) A deer
(C) A fish
(D) A pig
Who finally tells Huck that Pap is dead?
(A) Tom
(B) Aunt Polly
(C) Jim
(D) Sally Phelps
Which of the following characters gets shot in Jim’s final “escape”?
(A) Huck
(B) Tom
(C) Jim
(D) All of the above
Where does Huck go after Sherburn disperses the lynch mob?
(A) To the police
(B) To the raft
(C) To the circus
(D) To the theater
What is Mark Twain’s real name?
(A) William Jennings Bryan
(B) Henry Williams Norris
(C) William Dean Howells
(D) Samuel Clemens
How does Tom travel to the Phelps farm?
(A) By steamboat
(B) By horse-cart
(C) By foot
(D) By train
Where does Huck intend to go at the novel’s end?
(A) St. Petersburg
(B) The West
(C) New York City
(D) The Phelps farm

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