Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is often considered Twain's greatest masterpiece. Huckleberry Finn is the main character, and through his eyes, the reader sees and judges the South, its faults, and its redeeming qualities. Huck's companion, a runaway slave named Jim, provides friendship and protection while the two journey along the Mississippi on their raft. See how much you can remember about the basic plot of Mark Twain's classic novel Huckleberry Finn.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     At the beginning of the novel, who is Huckleberry Finn living with?
    • A. 

      His father

    • B. 

      The Widow Douglass

    • C. 

      His mother

  • 2. 
    Huck’s brutish, drunken father, Pap, reappears in town and demands Huck’s money.  He hangs around town for several months, harassing his son.  Finally, outraged when the Widow Douglas warns him to stay away from her house, he does what?
    • A. 

      Kidnaps Huck and holds him in a cabin across the river from St. Petersburg.

    • B. 

      Goes to the Judge and threatens him if he doesn't take Huck away from the widow.

    • C. 

      Leaves town.

  • 3. 
    Whenever Pap goes out, he locks Huck in the cabin, and when he returns home drunk, he beats the boy. Tired of his confinement and fearing the beatings will worsen, what does Huck do?
    • A. 

      Kills his pap and hides the body

    • B. 

      Escapes from Pap by faking his own death, killing a pig and spreading its blood all over the cabin

    • C. 

      Goes to the judge and asks for help.

  • 4. 
    Hiding on Jackson’s Island in the middle of the Mississippi River, Huck watches the townspeople search the river for his body. After a few days on the island, he encounters Jim,  Who is Jim?
    • A. 

      His brother

    • B. 

      The judge in the town.

    • C. 

      One of Miss Watson's escaped slaves

  • 5. 
    Huck ends up in the home of the kindly Grangerfords, a family of Southern aristocrats locked in a bitter and silly feud with a neighboring clan, the Shepherdsons.   What leads to a gun battle?
    • A. 

      The elopement of a Grangerford daughter with a Shepherdson son

    • B. 

      One clan stole the other's horses

    • C. 

      One clan killed the other's patriarch

  • 6. 
    While Huck is caught up in the feud, Jim shows up with the repaired raft. Huck hurries to Jim’s hiding place, and they take off down the river.  A few days later, Huck and Jim rescue a pair of men who are being pursued by armed bandits. The men are clearly con artists because they make outrageous claims.  Who do they claim to be?
    • A. 

      The president and vice-president of the United States.

    • B. 

      A displaced English duke (the duke) and the long-lost heir to the French throne (the dauphin).

    • C. 

      The king and queen of England.

  • 7. 
    Powerless to tell two adults to leave, Huck and Jim continue down the river with the pair of “aristocrats.” The duke and the dauphin pull several scams in the small towns along the river. Coming into one town, they hear the story of a man, Peter Wilks, who has recently died and left much of his inheritance to his two brothers, who should be arriving from England any day.  Who do the pair pretend to be?
    • A. 

      Wilk's father

    • B. 

      Wilks’s brothers

    • C. 

      Wilk's mother

  • 8. 
    Fter a few more small scams, the duke and dauphin commit their worst crime yet: they sell Jim to a local farmer, telling him Jim is a runaway for whom a large reward is being offered. Huck finds out where Jim is being held and resolves to free him.  How does he free him?
    • A. 

      He tells them Jim is a king.

    • B. 

      He finds out the people that have Jim are Tom's aunt and uncle, so he gets Tom to help him.

    • C. 

      He waits until they are asleep and kidnaps Jim.

  • 9. 
    When Tom wakes the next morning, he reveals that Jim has actually been a free man all along, as Miss Watson, who made a provision in her will to free Jim, died two months earlier.   Why didn't Tom tell them this earlier?
    • A. 

      He wanted to make a game out of the adventure.

    • B. 

      He didn't know at the time.

    • C. 

      He was afraid he would get in trouble.

  • 10. 
    How does the novel end?
    • A. 

      Huck goes back to live with Pap.

    • B. 

      Aunt Sally then steps in and offers to adopt Huck, but Huck, who has had enough “sivilizing,” announces his plan to set out for the West.

    • C. 

      Huck moves in with the judge.