Huck Finn Review

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements sounds like something Tom Sawyer would say?
    • A. 

      a. "A man can't get his rights in a govment like this."

    • B. 

      b. "I've read all the books that gives any information about these things."

    • C. 

      c. "I know the average all around. The average man's a coward."

    • D. 

      d. "I was behind the door, and I was mighty sorry for you, Miss Mary Jane."


  • 2. 
    The people on the steamboat try to locate Huck's body by all of the following means except
    • A. 

      a. firing a canon over the water.

    • B. 

      b. floating loaves of bread containing quicksilver.

    • C. 

      c. looking along the brush at the water's edge.

    • D. 

      d. searching the island.


  • 3. 
    Who does not try to protect or teach Huck in the early chapters of the book?
    • A. 

      a. Judge Thatcher

    • B. 

      b. Pap Finn

    • C. 

      c. The Widow Douglas

    • D. 

      d. Miss Watson


  • 4. 
    When Huck's father is reported to have drowned, Huck knows it was not his father because
    • A. 

      a. his hair was too long.

    • B. 

      b. he was floating on his back.

    • C. 

      c. his clothes were too ragged.

    • D. 

      d. he did not look like Pap Finn.


  • 5. 
    The "bad luck" that really results from handling the snake-skin is that
    • A. 

      a. a storm drives Huck and Jim to high ground.

    • B. 

      b. they find a dead man in a floating house.

    • C. 

      c. Jim is bitten by a rattlesnake.

    • D. 

      d. they are forced to leave the island.


  • 6. 
    Jim explains that he and Huck missed Cairo, lost their canoe, were run down by the steamboat, and met the king and duke because
    • A. 

      a. Huck handled a rattlesnake skin.

    • B. 

      b. Huck's dead father had not been buried.

    • C. 

      c. Huck fooled Jim about their separation in the fog.

    • D. 

      d. Huck stole chickens that "warn't roosting comfortable."


  • 7. 
    Huck assumes which of the following disguises in order to protect Jim?
    • A. 

      a. a boy whose father has smallpox

    • B. 

      b. a boy who fell overboard off the steamboat

    • C. 

      c. a girl with a sick mother, looking for her uncle

    • D. 

      d. Tom Sawyer on a visit to the Phelp's farm


  • 8. 
    What is written on the piece of paper that Huck finds in the church?
    • A. 

      a. half-past two, the time of the elopement

    • B. 

      b. nothing; the paper is a bookmark placed in a Bible

    • C. 

      c. a love letter from Sophia Grangerford to Harney Sheperdson

    • D. 

      d. plans for an ambush of the Grangerfords by the Sheperdsons


  • 9. 
    Which of the following best describes Huck's feelings toward the king and duke?
    • A. 

      a. He dislikes them but is afraid to contradict their wishes.

    • B. 

      b. He respects them because they can fool people so easily.

    • C. 

      c. He likes them but wishes that they would leave the raft.

    • D. 

      d. He fears them but wants to assist them in their schemes.


  • 10. 
    "Here was this nigger which I had as good as helped to run away, coming right out flat-footed and saying he would steal his children—children that belonged to a man I didn't even know; a man that hadn't ever done me no harm."            This statement reveals the morality
    • A. 

      a. Huck has developed by reasoning things out.

    • B. 

      b. taught to Huck by Pap Finn.

    • C. 

      c. taught by the society in which Huck grew up.

    • D. 

      d. Huck has begun to question.


  • 11. 
     Huck becomes accepted as a member of Tom Sawyer's gang by
    • A. 

      a. bribing little Tommy Barnes.

    • B. 

      b. writing his name in blood.

    • C. 

      c. impressing the gang with a wealth of information about robbers.

    • D. 

      d. offering to let the gang kill Miss Watson if he tells any secrets.


  • 12. 
    Jim tells Huck his fortune with the aid of
    • A. 

      a. a counterfeit quarter.

    • B. 

      b. a raw Irish potato

    • C. 

      c. a hair ball

    • D. 

      d. the stomach of an ox


  • 13. 
    Which of the following shows that the society around Huck attempts to cover its crude nature with false gentility?
    • A. 

      a. Mary Jane Wilks goes to the Lothrop farm so that she will not show that she knows the king and duke are frauds.

    • B. 

      b. After a church service to which they carry guns, the Grangerfords praise a sermon about brotherly love.

    • C. 

      c. Huck and Jim excuse their stealing by vowing not to take crab apples or persimmons.

    • D. 

      d. The members of the vigilance committee keep taking off their hats to scratch their heads and putting their hats back on.


  • 14. 
    For Jim, the story of Solomon threatening to cut a child in half shows that
    • A. 

      a. Solomon did not know the value of children because he had so many of them.

    • B. 

      b. Solomon used common sense to solve a difficult problem.

    • C. 

      c. children belong with their parents.

    • D. 

      d. Solomon was a very smart man.


  • 15. 
    Huck associates all of the following with "civilizing" except
    • A. 

      a. using polite language.

    • B. 

      b. being at ease and contented.

    • C. 

      c. giving up tobacco.

    • D. 

      d. taking baths and sleeping in a bed.


  • 16. 
    Which character "used to paste obituaries and accidents and cases of patient suffering" in her scrapbook?
    • A. 

      a. Miss Watson

    • B. 

      b. Emmeline Grangerford

    • C. 

      c. Judifth Loftus

    • D. 

      d. Mary Jane Wilks


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