The Adventures of
by Mark Twain
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Chapters 1 - 4 (pages 1 - 18)
- Tom and Huck were rich because they had how
- What was Huck's reaction to the
- "Snuff" was mentioned to underscore what? A)
the authenticity of Moses B) the authenticity of Tom's band of
robbers C) respectable living under civilized rules D) hypocracy
within the Widow Douglas
- Pertaining to "the good place," why didn't
Huck "try for it"?
- Which one revealed Huck's superstition? A) the
owl B) the ghost C) the dog D) the spider
- Jim was whose slave?
- How did Jim explain his hat being on a tree
- To join Tom Sawyer's Gang, what did everybody
have to do?
- Why was Miss Watson the substitute sacrifice
for Huck's father?
- Why did everybody resign from Tom's
- According to Tom, why couldn't Huck see the
- T/F: Huck was sort of getting used to the
- What did Huck do with his six
- When Jim retold the sayings of the hair-ball,
it was certain the black angel would devour Huck's
- As for Huck, how many marriages would he
- Huck was supposed to keep away from what? A)
the mountains B) the meadows C) the water D) the snow
- Who was waiting for Huck in his room?
Chapters 5 - 8 (pages 18 -
- Which was not one of the demands pap had for
A) Replace school with religion.
B) Quit going to school.
C) Prove you can read.
D) Give me your money.
- How did pap pay for going against the judge's
tide of reform?
- What did pap trade for whisky? A) fish and
game B) some of Huck's money C) bullets D) cowhide
- What reason was given for Huck resuming his
cussing? A) Miss Watson's ways were weak. B) Jim predicted it. C)
Huck liked the old ways. D) Pap didn't object.
- "Welts" were mentioned for what reason? A) to
indicate the presence of wasps B) to indicate how fed up Huck was
getting C) to indicate the effectiveness of a stick beating D) to
indicate the effectiveness of hickory
- What examples did pap use to criticize the
- Who called whom "the Angel of
- After feigning his own death, where did Huck
plan on going?
- The ferryboat with pap and Judge Thatcher on
it was doing what?
- After Huck greeted Jim, what did Jim's
- Why did Jim run away from Miss Watson?
Chapters 9 - 12 (pages 47 -
- How did the man in the floating house
- How was the house useful to Jim and
- To the woman of forty, Huck played what new
- Why were there three and two hundred dollar
rewards out for Jim and old Finn?
- T/F: After Huck revealed he was a boy to Mrs.
Judith Loftus and after he spun another hocus-pocus story, she
didn't bother contriving any more tests for him.
- Who didn't want to slink around the stranded
- T/F: Jim Turner stole Jim's and Huck's
Chapters 13 - 16 (pages 70 -
- At one point which two were actually in a
A) Huck and Jim Turner
B) Bill and Jake Packard
C) Jim and Jim Turner
D) Packard and Finn
- Shortly after Jim and Huck found their raft,
how did Huck show sympathy for the rascals on the Walter
- Hearing Jim's view of King Soloman and the way
Frenchmen speak convinced Huck of what?
- What were the effects of Jim realizing Huck
pulled a prank and a lie on Jim?
- What realization began to give Huck so much
anxiety that he wished he were dead?
- What were Jim's freedom hopes?
- What made Huck hotter than ever?
- When a skiff carrying two men in it with guns
approached Huck's canoe, what was revealed about Huck's resolve to
turn Jim in?
- What led Huck to the new moral stance that he
would "do whichever come handiest at the time"?
- T/F: Leading the men into thinking they were
coming into contact with smallpox was the lie Huck used to save
Jim, but Jim never heard the conversation.
- After discovering their canoe gone, what would
"fetch more bad luck"?
- What smashed through the raft?
Chapters 17 - 20 (pages 95 -
- T/F: Buck was about as old as George Jackson
- After hearing the expanded tale explaining
Huck's family and presence, what did the Grangerfords
- How did Huck know his name the next
- Arrange the following according to legend:
undertaker, doctor, Emmeline.
- What did Huck recall from the Widow
- What were the two responses from Col.
Grangerford to Buck shooting at Harney Shepherdson?
- Buck's rendition of the origin of the feud
between the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons indicated what about
- Which did not occur?
A) Huck's view of a Shepherdson was countered.
B) The feuding parties attended the same church with weapons.
C) Sophia Grangerford liked Harney Shepherdson.
D) Buck joined Huck and Jim.
- Who said, "'Let the cold world do its
- The man of 70 professed to be
- T/F: Huck was upset that Jim couldn't see
through the humbugs and frauds.
- Peace amongst the four travelers was kept on
the raft because Huck had learned what from whom?
- What did the King do to raise eighty-seven
dollars and seventy-five cents?
- Why did the duke print a reward for
Chapters 21 - 24 (pages 135 -
- When did the sword fight stop?
- Admission to the Shakespearean Revival was how
- What did the fifty-plus-year-old Boggs first
say to Huck?
- After Boggs was shot by Colonel Sherburn, the
body was taken to a little drug store where what two objects were
used as a pillow and a blanket?
- T/F: After the long, lanky man with long hair
mapped out the terrain and retold the unfolding of the story,
which aroused the mob to seek and lynch Sherburn, Bogg's
sixteen-year-old daughter cried out, "'Charge! or else there ain't
a man amongst you! Rage like injuns and scalp
- Why did the racket stop and the wave suck
- What happened after Sherburn mocked the mob
and their half-man leader?
- T/F: The circus was good enough for
- Who said, "Arkansaw lunkheads couldn't come up
- T/F: On the new handbill, all were welcome to
the next performance.
- How did the duke and the king get away with
four hundred and sixty-five dollars without adverse repercussion
from the townspeople?
- What realization did Jim have about the duke
and the king?
- Why did Huck refrain from telling Jim that the
two men weren't royalty?
- Why was Jim's daughter deaf and
- How was Jim able to travel in the day light
without being roped?
- Why was the king talking "it all over again on
his hands to the duke"?
Chapters 25 - 28 (pages 163 -
- T/F: The red-head saw through the king's holy
- Which verb did Huck not use when qualifying
the kings speeches?
- In response to Doctor Robinson's accusations
against the king, what did Mary Jane Wilks do to indicate her
- At the big supper who waited on the king and
- T/F: Joanna took offense at being called a
hare-lip by Huck.
- What did Joanna have to do after Mary Jane
gave her "hark from the tomb"?
- Why did Huck wish he could tell Joanna "a
- Huck's resolve against the reptile was
- Explain the meaning of the duke not wanting
"to go no deeper"?
- Why did Huck have a creepy feeling when he hid
- T/F: To maintain the image of doing things
according to a proper time table, the king staunchly refused to
accept money prior to the public auction, and he made these ethics
public, diffusing any private suspicions.
- Why could Huck safely shift the blame for the
stolen money "onto the niggers"?
- What new appreciation did the duke have for
- What was tantamount to sitting "down on a kag
of powder and touching it off just to see where you'll go
- How did Bricksville factor into the
- Huck's compliment to Mary Jane's nature was
used to persuade her to depart before breakfast because he knew
her transparency would spoil his plan. What other criticism was
implied by the remark, ""I don't want no better book than what
your face is"?
- T/F: During the auction, the king had to
reproach the duke for overly "goo-gooing for sympathy."
Chapters 29 - 32 (pages 195 -
- Why did the king make reference to a broken
arm and lost baggage?
- What role did the "big rough husky" Hines
A) He provided live testimony that refuted the king's
B) Like a wrestler, he was impervious to the men who jumped
C) He was a rebel to the doctor.
D) He gave credence to the new dummy.
- Why did Huck speak "on the right
- Who told Huck to sit down and get some more
practice at lying because he was no good at it?
- T/F: The tattoo test followed the handwriting
- Lacking a lantern revealed what?
- Which did not occur?
A) Familiar company followed the fishing out of Huck.
B) Money made the mob of men hoot and holler.
C) Mary Jane blew the lantern out.
D) The grip was gone when Hines broke for a buck.
E) Huck sped straight through the main street.
- T/F: When the king told Jim to shut up, Jim
replied, "'Leggo the boy, you old idiot!"
- Who fessed up and insincerely admitted hidding
the money in Peter Wilks's coffin? Why?
- After the king and the duke both took to their
bottles, what conversation ensued?
- Jim was betrayed by whom and for how
- T/F: Huck finally got the gumption to send his
letter to Miss Watson.
- Why did the king and the duke allow Huck to
pursue Abram G. Foster?
- Which three were not present together in
A) the handbill, Phelps, and Jim
B) Jim, Abram, and Huck
C) the duke, the king, and Huck
D) loafers, the king, and the duke
- To those present, the white woman (Aunt Sally)
announced Huck to be whom?
- Why did Huck insist on retrieving his baggage
Chapters 33 - 36 (pages 224 -
- What best described Tom's belief system?
A) Seeing Huck was good enough to believe he wasn't a ghost.
B) Hearing Huck's voice was good enough.
C) Touching Huck was necessary before he could fully believe.
D) Hearing real adventures was necessary before Tom would truly
believe he wasn't a ghost.
- What was Huck's reaction to hearing Tom so
quickly joining him in the plot to steal Jim?
- After Tom indicated he was looking for Mr.
Archibald Nichols, how did Aunt Sally show Southern
- What performance enraged and astounded Aunt
- When Huck saw that the king and the duke were
tar and feathered, what was his reaction?
- According to Tom and Huck, what gives man
- Which boy surmised where Jim was?
- According to Huck, why was Tom taking a
greater risk involving himself in "nigger stealing"?
- T/F: Another slave undermined Huck's and Tom's
plan to dig out Jim by reporting them to Uncle Silas.
- Why was a saw introduced into the
- Why did Tom prefer three knives, chucking the
availability of a saw?
- How did Tom save face when knife digging
proved too inefficient?
Chapters 37 - The Last (pages 251 -
- How was the rope ladder transported to
- Which objects were part of Tom's plan?
A) nails, music, wheels, songs, and shirts
B) spiders, snakes, rats, flowers, and music
C) rocks, writing, pies, shoes, and tears
D) shirts, ropes, nails, belts and buckles
- What made Aunt Sally "whoop to
- Why were things "always lively" for
- Explain: "Beware, Trouble is brewing. Keep a
- While amongst the roomful of farmers, why
didn't Huck take his hat off?
- T/F: The bloodhounds made their loudest powwow
when they sniffed blood on Tom's calf.
- Who was to be given "a purse full of gold" and
sworn "to be silent as the grave"?
- Tom's comments about the chalk indicated what
personal attitude about man and society?
- What was Aunt Sally's view of
- Quote Uncle Silas's view of boys.
- How did Huck's conscience prevent him from
being typically Huck?
- When the doctor returned with Tom and Jim,
what did some of the huffy men want to do with Jim?
- What counter-thought made the huffy ones cool
- How did the doctor do Jim a "good
- T/F: A promise was made not to cuss at Jim
- When Tom awoke in the presence of Huck and
Aunt Sally, what did he do?
- After calling Tom a rapscallion and a young
scamp, Aunt Sally made what threat?
- T/F: After hearning about Jim's enslavement,
Tom turned to Huck and said, "I 'spec you can crawl in your grave
now fer foulin' up right messy when you left."
- Tom told Aunt Sally he spun his work to set
Jim free for "the adventure of it," but what deeper reason
did Tom have for pursuing such interest in Jim?
- Who confirmed the essential fact about Jim's
freedom such that Aunt Sally could understand the motives behind
Tom's adventurous activities.
- Which did not occur?
A) Tom paid Jim forty dollars for being such a good, patient
B) Huck learned the truth about his safe money and his pap's
C) Tom's bullet became the two hands of a watch worn around his
D) Huck was uneasy about being adopted and civilized by Aunt
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