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Huckleberry Finn Comprehension Test

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This examination will test your understanding of the book Huckleberry Finn and allow you to assess your comprehension of the book. Mark only ONE ANSWER for Multiple Choice Questions. There are five true/false and 15 multiple choice questions.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Miss Watson

    • B. 

      Miss Phelps

    • C. 

      Tom Sawyer's mother

    • D. 

      Jim's mother

  • 2. 
    Tom Sawyer signals Huck by _____.
    • A. 

      Curling his voice to sound like cat

    • B. 

      Knocking on Huck’s door

    • C. 

      Screaming like a woman

    • D. 

      Setting a tree on fire

  • 3. 
    What joke does Huck play on Jim?
    • A. 

      Huck hides a dead rattlesnake in Jim's bed

    • B. 

      Huck dresses up in a witch's costume and scares Jim

    • C. 

      Huck kills a rat and uses the blood to pretend that he is dead

    • D. 

      Huck tells his mother that Jim is harassing him

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the boys who associate with Tom Sawyer?
    • A. 

      Tom Sawyer’s Gang

    • B. 

      The Adventurers

    • C. 

      Tom Sawyer’s Group

    • D. 

      The Fighters

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      They must kill Huck Finn

    • B. 

      They must write their names in blood

    • C. 

      They must hold people ransom

    • D. 

      They cannot kill Huck, so they must kill his relative, Miss Watson

  • 6. 
    When Huck returns from being with Tom Sawyer’s Gang, why does Miss Watson yell at him?
    • A. 

      It is ungodly for a boy like Huck to be a murderer

    • B. 

      She is angry that Huck has dirtied his clothes

    • C. 

      She thought he had run away

    • D. 

      Huck was so busy with Tom Sawyer's Gang that he missed the Sunday School picnic

  • 7. 
    Why does Huck think that prayer doesn’t work?
    • A. 

      He once prayed that he would receive fish hooks but he did not receive them.

    • B. 

      Huck never liked attending church because of its "many rules".

    • C. 

      His father thinks that prayer is foolery.

    • D. 

      Huck was bullied at a Sunday school picnic, and has loathed church ever since.

  • 8. 
    Why does Tom Sawyer’s robbery group disband?
    • A. 

      Though they planned to rob people, they robbed no one

    • B. 

      They robbed a school picnic and feel guilty

    • C. 

      Tom Sawyer has to leave the area and cannot continue to rule the gang

    • D. 

      Tom Sawyer is scared because Huck Finn almost reported the man in the black mask

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      He no longer wants the money

    • B. 

      He has seen a boot imprint in the snow

    • C. 

      He is scared that Miss Watson may not be as innocent as she seems

    • D. 

      He is hiding from his mother

  • 10. 
    Who tells Huck that Jim is a free man?
    • A. 

      Sid

    • B. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • C. 

      Miss Watson

    • D. 

      Clara, Huck's long lost great aunt

  • 11. 
    What is the name of the boat where Huck and Jim encounter the robbers?
    • A. 

      The Walter Scott

    • B. 

      The Mississippi Queen

    • C. 

      The Maystream

    • D. 

      The Godspeed Detelle

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      A bracelet

    • B. 

      A necklace

    • C. 

      A five-cent piece

    • D. 

      A hairball

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      His house

    • B. 

      The marching band

    • C. 

      The circus

    • D. 

      The rabbits

  • 14. 
    Jim's daughter has a physical impairment. She is _____.
    • A. 

      Paralyzed

    • B. 

      Under a spell

    • C. 

      Deaf

    • D. 

      In a coma

  • 15. 
    _____ runs away from Miss Watson because he does not want to be sold.
    • A. 

      Huck

    • B. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • C. 

      Ralph

    • D. 

      Jim

  • 16. 
    _____ scoffs at the idea of African Americans gaining the right to vote.  
    • A. 

      Sid Sawyer

    • B. 

      Pap

    • C. 

      Huck Finn

    • D. 

      Miss Watson

  • 17. 
    Huck and Jim travel down the  _____ river.
    • A. 

      Mississippi

    • B. 

      Missouri

    • C. 

      Delaware

    • D. 

      Ohio

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      They steal it from a wealthy landowner

    • B. 

      They build it from wood

    • C. 

      They find it during a flood

    • D. 

      They take it from some robbers.

  • 19. 
    _____ likes adventure novels.
    • A. 

      Tom Sawyer

    • B. 

      Jim

    • C. 

      Pap

    • D. 

      The Widow Douglas

  • 20. 
    Huck kills a _____ as part of the plot to fake his own death.
    • A. 

      Rabbit

    • B. 

      Snake

    • C. 

      Pig

    • D. 

      Deer

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