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Quiz in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Quiz Examples in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

Chapter I

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"I didn't need anybody to tell me that that was an awful bad sign and would fetch me some bad luck, so I was scared and most shook the clothes off of me..."   (Chapter I)

What theme does this incident illustrate?

"Afterwards Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the state, and then set him under the trees again, and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it...."   (Chapter II)

What personality trait of Jim’s is revealed in his reaction?

"Strange niggers would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder...."   (Chapter II)

What racist stereotype is suggested here?

"Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches...."   (Chapter II)

What does Huck imply here about the appropriate attitude for a servant?

"Everybody said it was a real beautiful oath, and asked Tom if he got it out of his own head...."   (Chapter II)

What attitude do Huck and the other boys take toward Tom Sawyer?

"“I don't know. But that's what they do. I've seen it in books; and so of course that's what we've got to do.”..."   (Chapter II)

What does this comment reveal about Tom Sawyer's character?

"It had all the marks of a Sunday-school...."   (Chapter III)

Why does Huck compare Tom's belief to a Sunday-school?

"He said if I warn't so ignorant, but had read a book called Don Quixote, I would know without asking..."   (Chapter III)

What does this reveal about Tom's character?

"And when they come to look at that spare room they had to take soundings before they could navigate it...."   (Chapter V)

Why are the judge and his wife surprised by the appearance of the room?

"Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut'n foolishness, hey? who told you you could?..."   (Chapter V)

How does Pap respond to his son's education?

"It was 'lection day, and I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn't too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a state in this country where they'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out...."   (Chapter VI)

What is the social critique found in this story?

"The law takes a man worth six thousand dollars and up'ards, and jams him into an old trap of a cabin like this, and lets him go round in clothes that ain't fitten for a hog...."   (Chapter VI)

What does Pap's rant reveal about him?

"Two months or more run along, and my clothes got to be all rags and dirt, and I didn't see how I'd ever got to like it so well at the widow's, where you had to wash, and eat on a plate, and comb up, and go to bed and get up regular, and be forever bothering over a book, and have old Miss Watson pecking at you all the time...."   (Chapter VI)

In what ways does living in the woods change Huck?

"where it was woody and there warn't no houses but an old log hut in a place where the timber was so thick you couldn't find it if you didn't know where it was...."   (Chapter VI)

Why does Pap bring Huck to the cabin?

"palavering..."   (Chapter VII)

In the context of this line, what does "palavering" mean?

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