Huck Finn Chapters 1-10

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Huck Finn Chapters 1-10 - Quiz

A multiple choice quiz over the first ten chapters of the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This novel is basically a spin-off or sequel to what other Twain novel, as indicated by Huck's openening statements?

    • A.

      A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • B.

      Life on the Mississippi

    • C.

      The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

    • D.

      The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    Correct Answer
    D. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This is indicated by Huck's opening statements, as he mentions that he and Tom found a large amount of money at the end of their previous adventure. This refers to the events in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer where the two boys discover treasure. Therefore, this novel can be considered a spin-off or sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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  • 2. 

    How much money did Huck and his friend from the previous novel each get following the events of said previous novel?

    • A.

      $6000

    • B.

      $1000

    • C.

      $600

    • D.

      $100

    Correct Answer
    A. $6000
    Explanation
    Huck and his friend from the previous novel each received $6000 following the events of the previous novel.

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  • 3. 

    Which two people took Huck in and tried to "sivilize" him?

    • A.

      Judge Thatcher and Aunt Polly

    • B.

      Widow Douglas and Aunt Polly

    • C.

      Miss Watson and Judge Thatcher

    • D.

      Widow Douglas and Miss Watson

    Correct Answer
    D. Widow Douglas and Miss Watson
    Explanation
    Widow Douglas and Miss Watson took Huck in and tried to "sivilize" him. These two characters are known for their attempts to civilize Huck and teach him proper manners and behavior. Widow Douglas is a kind-hearted and religious woman, while Miss Watson is her strict and stern sister. They both believe in the importance of education and try to instill these values in Huck. However, Huck's rebellious nature and love for freedom ultimately lead him to reject their attempts at civilization.

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  • 4. 

    What is established about Huck by his encounter with the spider?

    • A.

      He is superstitious.

    • B.

      He hates spiders.

    • C.

      He is a pyromaniac.

    • D.

      He enjoys smoking tobacco.

    Correct Answer
    A. He is superstitious.
    Explanation
    In Huck's encounter with the spider, it is established that he is superstitious. This can be inferred from his reaction to the spider, as he believes that killing a spider will bring bad luck. This suggests that Huck believes in superstitions and is influenced by them.

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  • 5. 

    Jim, the slave, is an important character in the novel. Who owns Jim?

    • A.

      Widow Douglas

    • B.

      Miss Watson

    • C.

      Aunt Polly

    • D.

      Huck Finn

    Correct Answer
    B. Miss Watson
    Explanation
    Jim, the slave, is owned by Miss Watson. This is evident from the context of the question which states that Jim is a slave. Miss Watson is one of the characters mentioned in the options and is known to be a slave owner in the novel. Therefore, it can be inferred that Miss Watson owns Jim.

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  • 6. 

    Who called Huck out into the night for some mischief?

    • A.

      Tom Sawyer

    • B.

      Jim

    • C.

      Pap

    • D.

      Puddn'head Wilson

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Sawyer
    Explanation
    In the novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer is Huck's mischievous and adventurous friend. Tom often comes up with ideas for exciting and daring activities, and he is known for his love of pranks and mischief. Therefore, it is likely that Tom called Huck out into the night for some mischief, as he enjoys engaging in such activities.

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  • 7. 

    What did Tom and Huck do to Jim?

    Correct Answer
    Played a trick on him while he was sleeping
    Explanation
    Tom and Huck played a trick on Jim while he was sleeping. This suggests that they engaged in some kind of prank or mischief towards Jim while he was unaware and defenseless. The exact details of the trick are not provided, but it implies that Tom and Huck took advantage of Jim's vulnerable state to have some fun at his expense.

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  • 8. 

    What is established about Jim by the way he tells his story of the "witches"?

  • 9. 

    What contrast is established between Huck and Tom?

    • A.

      Tom is a realist; Huck is full of imagination

    • B.

      Huck is a realist; Tom is full of imagination

    • C.

      Huck has many friends; Tom has very few

    • D.

      Tom has many friends; Huck has very few

    Correct Answer
    B. Huck is a realist; Tom is full of imagination
    Explanation
    The contrast established between Huck and Tom is that Huck is a realist while Tom is full of imagination. This means that Huck tends to see things as they really are and is more grounded in reality, while Tom has a vivid imagination and tends to create fantasy worlds in his mind. This difference in their perspectives and approaches to life is what sets them apart from each other.

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  • 10. 

    What group did Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and several other boys start?

    • A.

      A travelling circus

    • B.

      Prayer group

    • C.

      Study group

    • D.

      Robbers and thieves

    Correct Answer
    D. Robbers and thieves
    Explanation
    Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and several other boys started a group called "Robbers and thieves." This suggests that they formed a gang or a secret society that engaged in activities related to theft and mischief. It is likely that they were influenced by their adventurous and rebellious nature, seeking excitement and thrill in their actions. This group may have provided them with a sense of camaraderie and a platform to engage in daring and illicit activities.

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  • 11. 

    What humor is there in the discussion of the word "ransom"?

    • A.

      None of the boys actually knew what it meant

    • B.

      The boys thought they would gets all sorts of money from doing so

    • C.

      There was no humor involved

    • D.

      Huck thought he said "Handsome", not "ransom"

    Correct Answer
    A. None of the boys actually knew what it meant
    Explanation
    The humor in the discussion of the word "ransom" is that none of the boys actually knew what it meant. This lack of knowledge adds a comedic element to the conversation, as they are discussing something without fully understanding its meaning.

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  • 12. 

    When the "gang" attacked the A-rabs and Spaniards, who were they really attacking?

    • A.

      Actual Arabs and Spaniards

    • B.

      Little kids on a Sunday School picnic

    • C.

      Other kids their age; it was a brawl

    • D.

      A zoo

    Correct Answer
    B. Little kids on a Sunday School picnic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is little kids on a Sunday School picnic. This is because the question is asking who the gang was really attacking when they attacked the A-rabs and Spaniards. The phrase "A-rabs and Spaniards" is used as a metaphorical representation of the innocent little kids on a Sunday School picnic. The question is not referring to actual Arabs and Spaniards or other kids their age, but rather using these terms symbolically to describe the victims of the gang's attack.

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  • 13. 

    Describe Pap.

  • 14. 

    What mixed emotions does Huck have about living with his father?

  • 15. 

    Who took in Pap and tried to help him turn his life around?

    • A.

      A new judge that didn't know his history

    • B.

      Judge Thatcher

    • C.

      Widow Douglas

    • D.

      Aunt Polly

    Correct Answer
    A. A new judge that didn't know his history
    Explanation
    A new judge that didn't know Pap's history took him in and tried to help him turn his life around. This suggests that the judge was not aware of Pap's troubled past and was willing to give him a chance to start afresh. The judge's lack of knowledge about Pap's history may have influenced his decision to offer assistance, as he may have believed that Pap deserved a second chance.

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  • 16. 

    How did Huck fake his own death? Use specific details.

  • 17. 

    Who did Huck find on the island?

    • A.

      Pap

    • B.

      Tom Sawyer

    • C.

      Jim

    • D.

      Nobody

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim
    Explanation
    Huck found Jim on the island.

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  • 18. 

    Why did Jim run away from his owner?

    • A.

      He was mistreated

    • B.

      He wanted to join a carnival

    • C.

      He was going to be killed

    • D.

      He was going to be sold

    Correct Answer
    D. He was going to be sold
    Explanation
    Jim ran away from his owner because he was going to be sold. This implies that Jim did not want to be separated from his current owner and potentially face an uncertain fate in the hands of a new owner.

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  • 19. 

    Name three things Jim and Huck found and took from the floating house.

    Correct Answer
    dresses, sun bonnet, women's clothes, men's clothes, straw hat, lantern, knife, candles, candlestick, gourd, tin cup, quilt, needles and thread, hatchet, nails, fishing line, buckskin, dog collar, horseshoe, medicine, comb, fiddle bow, wooden leg
    Explanation
    Jim and Huck found and took a variety of items from the floating house. They found dresses, sun bonnet, women's clothes, and men's clothes, which they likely took for practical purposes such as protection from the elements or disguises. They also found a straw hat, lantern, knife, candles, and candlestick, which would provide them with light and tools for survival. Additionally, they discovered a gourd, tin cup, quilt, needles and thread, hatchet, nails, fishing line, buckskin, dog collar, horseshoe, medicine, comb, fiddle bow, and even a wooden leg. These items would be useful for various tasks such as carrying water, sewing, fishing, and navigation.

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