Huckleberry Finn Chapters 21-30

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Huckleberry Finn Chapters 21-30 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Duke had to remind the Dauphin that this particular character whom he was going to play in their stage performance " is a dear sweet child and don't bray like a jackass."

    • A.

      Emmeline Grangerford

    • B.

      Juliet Capulet

    • C.

      Sophia Grangerford

    • D.

      Stepen Dowling Botts

    Correct Answer
    B. Juliet Capulet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Juliet Capulet. The question is asking for the character that the Duke had to remind the Dauphin not to bray like a jackass. This statement implies that the character is supposed to be portrayed as a dear sweet child, and Juliet Capulet fits this description as she is a young and innocent character in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 2. 

    These three Shakespearian scenes were to be performed in the Duke and Duaphin's act:

    • A.

      R & J, Richard III, Hamlet

    • B.

      A Midsummer Night's Dream, R & J, The Tempest

    • C.

      Othello, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice

    • D.

      Macbeth, Henry V, The Tempest

    Correct Answer
    A. R & J, Richard III, Hamlet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is R & J, Richard III, Hamlet. These three scenes were to be performed in the Duke and Duaphin's act.

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  • 3. 

    "Cler the track thar. I on the wah path, and the price uv coffins is goin' to go up" is said by the drunken man soon to be shot:

    • A.

      Colonel Grangerford

    • B.

      Sherburn

    • C.

      Duke

    • D.

      Boggs

    Correct Answer
    D. Boggs
    Explanation
    The given statement, "Cler the track thar. I on the wah path, and the price uv coffins is goin' to go up," is said by the drunken man soon to be shot, Boggs.

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  • 4. 

    The idea of you lynching anyone is amusing...Why a man's safe in the hands of ten thousand of your kind.." is said by the defiant murderer____________________.

    • A.

      Harney

    • B.

      Dauphin

    • C.

      Sherburn

    • D.

      Boggs

    Correct Answer
    C. Sherburn
    Explanation
    In this passage, the speaker is mocking the idea of lynching and stating that a man is safe in the hands of "ten thousand" of the person being addressed. The term "your kind" suggests that the speaker is addressing a specific group of people, likely the townspeople who are considering lynching someone. The defiant and sarcastic tone of the statement indicates that the speaker is not afraid of the consequences and is challenging the authority and power of the townspeople. Therefore, the correct answer is Sherburn.

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  • 5. 

    After their failure to draw a crowd for Shakepeare recitations in their burlesque show following the circus, the Duke and King plan this low humor burlesque called "__________________________."

    • A.

      The Impossible Dream

    • B.

      The Royal Nonesuch

    • C.

      Ivanhoe

    • D.

      Tom Sawyer

    Correct Answer
    B. The Royal Nonesuch
    Explanation
    After their failure to draw a crowd for Shakespeare recitations in their burlesque show following the circus, the Duke and King plan this low humor burlesque called "The Royal Nonesuch."

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  • 6. 

    Jim was sad to recall an incident with his daughter because he recalled this:

    • A.

      That she had been sold to a plantation in South Carolina

    • B.

      That she had died in a fire

    • C.

      She was deaf and he had struck her

    • D.

      She was blind

    Correct Answer
    C. She was deaf and he had struck her
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that she was deaf and he had struck her. This is evident from the given information where it is mentioned that Jim recalled an incident with his daughter and one of the things he recalled was that she was deaf and he had struck her.

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  • 7. 

    The Duke and Dauphin pretend to be these people:

    • A.

      Two lawyers from up north

    • B.

      Two runaway slave hunters from Alabama

    • C.

      Two politicians hoping to raise campaign money

    • D.

      Reverend Wilkes from England and his deaf and dumb brother, William

    Correct Answer
    D. Reverend Wilkes from England and his deaf and dumb brother, William
    Explanation
    The Duke and Dauphin pretend to be Reverend Wilkes from England and his deaf and dumb brother, William. This is evident from the given options where the other choices mention two lawyers, two runaway slave hunters, and two politicians. However, the correct answer specifically states that they pretend to be Reverend Wilkes and his brother, William.

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  • 8. 

    The Duke and the Dauphin decide to become these two particular imposters from abroad because:

    • A.

      Of their deep knowledge of Shakespeare and all things English

    • B.

      They run into a townsperson headed for South America who sees them first off the steamboat

    • C.

      They had relatives themselves who were with the church and disabled

    • D.

      Because Huck had told a story with such characters

    Correct Answer
    B. They run into a townsperson headed for South America who sees them first off the steamboat
    Explanation
    The Duke and the Dauphin decide to become these two particular imposters from abroad because they run into a townsperson headed for South America who sees them first off the steamboat.

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  • 9. 

    This person knew all along that the Duke and Dauphin were frauds:

    • A.

      Harney Shepardson

    • B.

      Doc Robinson

    • C.

      Mr. Lathrop

    • D.

      Boggs

    Correct Answer
    B. Doc Robinson
    Explanation
    Doc Robinson is the correct answer because he is the only person on the list who is a doctor. As a doctor, he would have the knowledge and expertise to recognize the Duke and Dauphin as frauds. Additionally, doctors are trained to be observant and analytical, so it is likely that Doc Robinson would have noticed inconsistencies or signs of deception in their behavior.

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  • 10. 

    Why Huck told Mary Jane not to sad about the auction of the slaves:

    • A.

      Because slaves are not really humans anyway

    • B.

      Because they were old and by being sold would get medical examinations

    • C.

      The sale would be voided because the Duke and Dauphin were not legitimate owners

    • D.

      The Civil War would free all slaves

    Correct Answer
    C. The sale would be voided because the Duke and Dauphin were not legitimate owners
    Explanation
    Huck told Mary Jane not to be sad about the auction of the slaves because the sale would be voided. This means that the Duke and Dauphin, who were trying to sell the slaves, were not legitimate owners. Therefore, their attempt to sell the slaves would be considered invalid and the slaves would not actually be sold.

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  • 11. 

    Why the townspeople decided to open the deceased's  (diseased) coffin:

    • A.

      To see if he had been murdered

    • B.

      Because they possibly buried an imposter and Peter had fled the town

    • C.

      To see if there was a tattoo on his breast

    • D.

      Because they knew the gold was there

    Correct Answer
    C. To see if there was a tattoo on his breast
    Explanation
    The townspeople decided to open the deceased's coffin to see if there was a tattoo on his breast. This suggests that there was a belief or suspicion among the townspeople that the deceased may have had a specific tattoo on his breast. Opening the coffin would provide them with the opportunity to confirm or refute this belief. The presence or absence of the tattoo could potentially hold some significance or importance to the townspeople, which motivated them to take this action.

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  • 12. 

    The real mute servant could not prove his identity because of this

    • A.

      He had a broken arm in a sling

    • B.

      He was being obstinate

    • C.

      He could not understand English

    • D.

      He had a seizure

    Correct Answer
    A. He had a broken arm in a sling
    Explanation
    The real mute servant could not prove his identity because he had a broken arm in a sling. This physical injury prevented him from communicating effectively, thus making it difficult for him to provide any evidence or prove his identity.

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  • 13. 

    The lawyer tried to trick the two contenders for the inheritance into revealing their true identies by asking for this:

    • A.

      Requesting a handwriting sample to compare against old letters

    • B.

      Inquiring about childhood

    • C.

      An old coin given by the deceased when they were children

    • D.

      Blood sample

    Correct Answer
    A. Requesting a handwriting sample to compare against old letters
    Explanation
    The lawyer requested a handwriting sample to compare against old letters in order to determine the true identities of the contenders for the inheritance. By comparing the handwriting samples, the lawyer can verify if the contenders' handwriting matches that of the old letters, which would indicate their authenticity. This method helps to uncover any potential imposters or individuals falsely claiming to be the rightful heirs.

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  • 14. 

    Name this great artist of the vast, Romantic  landscapes of the emerging American West:

    • A.

      John C. Calhoun

    • B.

      Tom Sawyer

    • C.

      Thomas Cole

    • D.

      Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomas Cole
    Explanation
    Thomas Cole is the correct answer because he was a renowned artist known for his vast and romantic landscapes of the emerging American West. He was one of the key figures of the Hudson River School, a group of artists who focused on capturing the beauty and grandeur of the American landscape. Cole's paintings often depicted dramatic scenes of mountains, forests, and rivers, showcasing the untamed wilderness of the American West. His works had a profound influence on the development of American landscape painting and helped to popularize the idea of the sublime in art.

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  • 15. 

    The ant is a clever, even________________creature who lives underground.

    • A.

      Docile

    • B.

      Ingenious

    • C.

      Fraught

    • D.

      Laggard

    Correct Answer
    B. Ingenious
    Explanation
    The word "ingenious" means clever or resourceful. Therefore, the statement suggests that the ant is a clever creature who lives underground.

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  • 16. 

    Alexander the Great's army had to ____________over 300 yards of open ground under arrow fire before engaging the enemy

    • A.

      Visage

    • B.

      Deduce

    • C.

      Encumber

    • D.

      Traverse

    Correct Answer
    D. Traverse
    Explanation
    The word "traverse" means to travel across or through a place. In this context, it implies that Alexander the Great's army had to cross over or move through 300 yards of open ground while being targeted by arrows from the enemy. This suggests that they had to brave the arrow fire and make their way to engage with the enemy.

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  • 17. 

    People with blue eyes and blond hair are____________________in Sweden

    • A.

      Ubiquitous

    • B.

      Obnoxious

    • C.

      Fraught

    • D.

      Inexplicable

    Correct Answer
    A. Ubiquitous
    Explanation
    In Sweden, people with blue eyes and blond hair are ubiquitous. This means that they are very common or widespread in the country.

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  • 18. 

    The Mexican desert tribes were no_______________________; they could run 100 miles in 24 hours!

    • A.

      Inebriates

    • B.

      Zeniths

    • C.

      Ingenious

    • D.

      Laggards

    Correct Answer
    D. Laggards
    Explanation
    The Mexican desert tribes were not laggards; they could run 100 miles in 24 hours! This suggests that they were not slow or lazy, but rather quite fast and capable of covering long distances in a short amount of time.

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  • 19. 

    Mark Twain's daughter, Susan, died of this while he was on tour:

    • A.

      Gunshot

    • B.

      Viral menengitis

    • C.

      Car accident

    • D.

      Steamboat explosion

    Correct Answer
    B. Viral menengitis
    Explanation
    Mark Twain's daughter, Susan, died of viral meningitis while he was on tour. This is a serious infection that causes inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by various viruses, and in Susan's case, it was likely caused by a viral infection. Viral meningitis can be life-threatening if not treated promptly, and unfortunately, Susan succumbed to the illness while her father was away. This tragic event had a significant impact on Mark Twain's life and writing career.

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  • 20. 

    A Haiku is best characterized as: 

    • A.

      A fixed verse, rhymed couplet invention of the French

    • B.

      A fourteen line poem with the scheme of abba to open

    • C.

      A short Japanese form with two comparisons and 17 syllables

    • D.

      A parody where the King comes out nude and striped

    Correct Answer
    C. A short Japanese form with two comparisons and 17 syllables
    Explanation
    A Haiku is a short Japanese form of poetry that consists of three lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. It typically focuses on nature and contains two contrasting images or comparisons. This form of poetry does not have rhyming couplets or follow the abba scheme. The answer choice accurately describes the characteristics of a Haiku.

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