Huckleberry Finn Background And Chapters 1-9

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Huckleberry Finn Background And Chapters 1-9

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  • 1. 
    Mark Twain was born with this and died with its next coming:
    • A. 

      Haley's comet

    • B. 

      Eclipse of the sun

    • C. 

      End of Revolutionary War and start of Civil War

    • D. 

      Same birth and death town as Leo Tolstoy

  • 2. 
    How Tom Sawyer signals to Huck in the opening of HF:
    • A. 

      "Oink-oink"

    • B. 

      "Who-Who"

    • C. 

      "cheep- cheep"

    • D. 

      "me-ow"

  • 3. 
    Huck lives with:
    • A. 

      Miss Watson

    • B. 

      Widow Douglas

    • C. 

      Pap

    • D. 

      Aunt Polly

  • 4. 
    Huck and Tom each got this amount from Injun Joe's cave:
    • A. 

      $20

    • B. 

      $6,000

    • C. 

      $10,000

    • D. 

      $15,000

  • 5. 
    The Widow Douglas  was learnin' Huck the Bible story of __________to make a parallel to  her own role:
    • A. 

      Adam & Eve

    • B. 

      Abraham and Isaac

    • C. 

      Satan's fall from heaven

    • D. 

      Moses

  • 6. 
    Huck and Tom play a trick on this slave:
    • A. 

      Aunt Cora

    • B. 

      Old Zeke

    • C. 

      Jim

    • D. 

      Frederick Douglass

  • 7. 
    The owner of the slave is:
    • A. 

      Widow Douglas

    • B. 

      Pap

    • C. 

      Judge Thatcher

    • D. 

      Miss Watson

  • 8. 
    The slave (------)  becomes famous because he claims this:
    • A. 

      Saw the devil

    • B. 

      Escaped and came back

    • C. 

      Had come from a royal African family

    • D. 

      Was rode by witches

  • 9. 
    To join Tom Sawyer's Gang, Huck had to offer up a replacement hostage who was:
    • A. 

      Becky Thatcher

    • B. 

      The Duke

    • C. 

      Miss Watson

    • D. 

      Aunt Polly

  • 10. 
    What word confounded the gang so that they did not know how to implement their policy of kidnapping?
    • A. 

      Ransom

    • B. 

      Guillotine

    • C. 

      Pillory

    • D. 

      Press

  • 11. 
    Samuel Clemens, the real name of Mark Twain, was never a:
    • A. 

      Typesetter

    • B. 

      Congressman

    • C. 

      Newspaper Reporter

    • D. 

      Steamboat Captain

  • 12. 
    Huck knew that Pap's was not the drowned  body because:
    • A. 

      Pap had written him a letter from California

    • B. 

      Dead men don't float on their backs

    • C. 

      Pap would not go near water

    • D. 

      He was staying in Widow Douglas's basement

  • 13. 
    When asked why they had seen no Arabs nor elephants on the ambuscade, Tom replied:
    • A. 

      Because they were only visible to certain people

    • B. 

      Because Huck had never read Don Quixote

    • C. 

      Because they were only there for a few sections and fled

    • D. 

      The elephants and Arabs were disguised

  • 14. 
    Which settings is not part of Huckleberry Finn in these early chapters:
    • A. 

      The Mississippi River

    • B. 

      St. Petersburg, MO

    • C. 

      Washington, D.C.

    • D. 

      Jackson's Island

  • 15. 
    Huck suspects Pap is back because:
    • A. 

      He sees a cross on the boot heel print in the snow

    • B. 

      Pap shows up for dinner

    • C. 

      He sees Pap in the jailhouse

    • D. 

      Pap goes riding through town on a horse

  • 16. 
    Huck tries to give all his money away to: 
    • A. 

      Jim

    • B. 

      Pap

    • C. 

      Widow Douglas

    • D. 

      Judge Thatcher

  • 17. 
    The result of the judge's rehabilitation of Pap is:
    • A. 

      Pap donates Huck's trust fund to orphans

    • B. 

      Pap marries the judge's sister

    • C. 

      The judge determines Pap's reform can only happen with a shotgun

    • D. 

      Pap renounces drinking and thieving and goes to law school

  • 18. 
    Pap spews a tirade against the government, and this is not included:
    • A. 

      That he wants to become legally married to the Widow Douglas

    • B. 

      That this mulateer can't even be sold as a slave until after six months in the state

    • C. 

      That he has been cheated out of his rightful inheritance

    • D. 

      That he is angry that a black man can vote

  • 19. 
    The most agreed upon time period for the action and age of the protagonist and narrator:
    • A. 

      1845/13

    • B. 

      1861/9

    • C. 

      1884/15

    • D. 

      1950/11

  • 20. 
    Not a characteristic of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:
    • A. 

      It is a Bildungsroman- a coming of age novel

    • B. 

      It is an Epic poem

    • C. 

      It has "racism" as a primary theme

    • D. 

      It uses humor to effect social criticism

  • 21. 
    Supposedly would help locate a dead body:
    • A. 

      A labrador with goggles and a bait of sardines

    • B. 

      Driftwood with fishhooks embedded and high pitched steam whistle

    • C. 

      Cannon shot over the water or loaf filled with quicksilver

    • D. 

      Using a box with an opening on one end opposite a pinhole and the sun would point to a location

  • 22. 
    Jim was at first afraid of Huck because:
    • A. 

      He saw Huck with a gun and Jim was a fugitive

    • B. 

      He thought Huck was a ghost

    • C. 

      He thought Huck was a decoy sent to entrap him

    • D. 

      Jim had beeen bitten by a rattlesnake and was delirious when he first saw Huck

  • 23. 
    The little birds told Jim that:
    • A. 

      Bad luck was coming if he saw them over his left shoulder against the moon

    • B. 

      Fall was coming early

    • C. 

      That it would rain

    • D. 

      A beehive would not have honey the next year

  • 24. 
    In the abandoned house, they inspected/collected the following - except:
    • A. 

      Barlow knife

    • B. 

      A wanted poster for Pap

    • C. 

      Eight dollars in silver lined inside a coat

    • D. 

      A dead body

  • 25. 
    Name the group that includes a  northern, free state:
    • A. 

      Alabama, Georgia, Maine, Tenessee

    • B. 

      Delaware, Kentucky, Lousiana, Missouri

    • C. 

      Florida, Arkansas, Texas, Virginia

    • D. 

      South Carolina, Mississippi, North Carolina, Missouri

  • 26. 
    Not true about the Mississippi River:
    • A. 

      Both slave and free states bordered it

    • B. 

      It flows south

    • C. 

      It is the fourth longest river in the entire world

    • D. 

      It is famous for its pristine, clear water

  • 27. 
    Huck Finn was banned, but not for one of these reasons:
    • A. 

      It used the incorrect grammar of a young boy

    • B. 

      It employed the word "nigger"

    • C. 

      It used humor rather than serious persepctive

    • D. 

      It upset religious groups who said it set a low moral tone

  • 28. 
    Not true about Mark Twain
    • A. 

      He had a home in Hartford, CT

    • B. 

      Two daughters and a wife pre-deceased him

    • C. 

      He was a remarkable genius at forward looking investments for a writer

    • D. 

      His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens

  • 29. 
    Not an aspect of Twains literature:
    • A. 

      Depictions of disreputable characters

    • B. 

      Use of satire and dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Main character is always a person of noble birth in disguise

    • D. 

      Authentic dialect

  • 30. 
    Not true of a Tall Tale:
    • A. 

      Usually main character is of mythic like proportions and accomplished superhuman feats

    • B. 

      Hero always lives beyond the story, waiting in some mysterious place to be recalled one day

    • C. 

      Often helped or accompanied by an animal

    • D. 

      Often explains familiar things much as Greek myths used to do: like the Rockies, or origins of a waterfall.

  • 31. 
    All of Mark Twain's books were sold in bookstores only:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    The Garden of Eden was on the path to destruction because Adam saw his reflection in a pool of water and became conscious that he was superior to Eve.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    A primary difference between a Farce and a Satire is that a Satire is meant to render serious social commentary:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    Discuss the most  important ideas suggested in this painting and identify the artist:
  • 35. 
    The explosion of the steamboat Sultana did not:
    • A. 

      Kill up to 1800 people

    • B. 

      Take place right after the Civil War

    • C. 

      Have any possibility of terrorist or intentional sabotage

    • D. 

      Kill Mark Twain's brother, Henry

  • 36. 
    Punctuate and add capital letters and line changes as necessary (separate paper): How do you come to be here Jim and how'd you get here he looked pretty uneasy and didn't say anythng for a minute then he says maybe I better not tell why Jim well dey's reasons but you wouldn't tell on me ef I 'uz to tell you would you Huck blamed if I would Jim well, I b'lieve you, Huck  I - I run off Jim!
  • 37. 
    Explain the importance of each word of the title in "My Papa's Waltz."
  • 38. 
    Explain this line in a Brenda poem: "the ending broke my heart before it came."