Huck Finn test questions

What is the source of the fortune that Judge Thatcher is keeping in trust for Huck? A robber’s stash that Huck and Tom found in a cave
At the end of the novel, which character informs the others that Jim is actually a free man? Tom
Which of the following symbolizes bad luck to Huck and Jim? a shed snakeskin
Which Wilks sister is initially suspicious of Huck? Joanna
How does Huck know that Pap has returned to St. Petersburg? He sees Pap’s boot print in the snow
What is the name of the wrecked steamboat on which Huck and Jim encounter the robbers? The Walter Scott
What is Jim’s initial destination when he and Huck start downriver? The Ohio River
Where does Huck hide the Wilks family gold? In Peter Wilks’s coffin
Down which river do Huck and Jim travel? The Mississippi
What event sets off the final gunfight between the Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords? Sophia Grangerford’s elopement with a Shepherdson
How do Huck and Jim initially acquire the raft? They find it during a flood.
What does the “witch pie” that Huck and Tom bake for Jim contain? A rope ladder
How do the duke and the dauphin dress Jim so that he can stay on the raft without being tied up? As a sick Arab
What is the name of the town where Huck, Jim, and Tom live at the novel’s opening? St. Petersburg
Why does Jim run away from Miss Watson’s? She is planning to sell him, which would separate him from his family.
What charm does Jim wear around his neck that he says cures sickness? A five-cent piece
What is a primary influence on Tom Sawyer? Adventure Novels
“Temperance” refers to the movement designed to abolish… Drinking alcohol
What kind of animal does Huck kill as part of the plot to fake his own death? A pig
Who finally tells Huck that Pap is dead? Jim
Which character gets shot in Jim’s final “escape”? Tom
Where does Huck go after Sherburn disperses the lynch mob? To the raft
What is Mark Twain’s real name? Samuel Clemens
How does Tom travel to the Phelps farm? By steamboat
Where does Huck intend to go at the novel’s end? The West
When Huck first ran away, who hunted him down and made him go back? Tom
How much money did Huck and Tom find in the cave? $6,000
How many slaves does Colonel Grangerford have? 100
When Huck dresses as a girl, what does he say his full name is? Sarah Mary Williams
How does Mrs. Loftus figure out that Huck is not a girl? Huck can’t thread a needle, throws like a boy and forgets to keep his legs together when he is sitting in his dress
Down what river do Huck and Jim pass? Mississippi
When was Huckleberry Finn published? 1884
What genre is Huckleberry Finn? social commentary
What does Twain denounce throughout the book? slavery
What is the river a symbol of? freedom
What kind of person is Jim? superstitious, motherly, and hardworking
What symbols are going throughout the book? river, money, and rafts
In the beginning of the book, why does Huck not turn Jim in? Huck felt sorry for Jim
How does Huck save Jim from the Hunters? hinted to the hunters that his family had small pox
Granderfords have…. false gentility
Huck does not play any more trick on Jim after what incident? After he plays a trick in the fog
How does Huck prevent the dauphin and duke from taking the money from the girls? by hiding it in the coffin of the dead father

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