The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Study Guide

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain about Huck, a mischievous boy, who runs away from his drunken father. Huck meets up with Jim, a runaway slave and they travel down the Mississippi on a raft. The two escape through various misadventures, including the family feud between the Grangerfofrds and Shepherdsons and the conning "duke and king." Finally, Jim is captured on the Phelps' farm, Huck plans an escape and, finally, it is revealed that Jim is now a freeman and Huck's father has died.

Who first adopts Huck?

  • Miss Watson
  • Aunt Polly
  • The Widow Douglas
  • Judge Thatcher

What sign of bad luck does Huck experience the night he meets up with Tom?

  • He walks under a ladder
  • He kills a spider
  • He touches a snakeskin
  • He sees a black cat

What does Tom Sawyer's Gang "do"?

  • Burgle houses
  • Rob stagecoaches
  • Assassinate people
  • Kidnap children

What is the standard robber behavior that the gang cannot figure out?

  • Ransom
  • Counterfeiting
  • Assassination
  • Arson

Huck's father criticizes Huck for everything EXCEPT:

  • going to school.
  • having money.
  • learning to read and write.
  • wearing new clothes.

Huck escapes from his father by:

  • pointing a gun at him while his father is sleeping.
  • sawing his way out of the cabin.
  • sneaking off while his father is in a drunken stupor.
  • faking his own death.

Where does Huck go after he escapes from the cabin?

  • Johnson's Island
  • Jefferson's Island
  • Jackson's Island
  • Washington's Island

Who does Huck meet on the island?

  • Jim
  • Fishermen
  • Tom
  • His father

How can Jim tell that it is going to rain?

  • The dogs are howling
  • The sky is a different color
  • The birds are flying short distances then landing again
  • The air smells differently

How can Jim tell that he is going to be rich?

  • He is tall
  • He has a hairy chest
  • He has a magic hairball
  • He was ridden by witches

From whom does he find out that men are planning to search the island?

  • Susanna Johnson
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Aunt Polly
  • Judith Loftus

Who do Jim and Huck find on the banked steamboat?

  • The king and the duke
  • A small pox victim
  • Huck's father
  • A band of robbers

What happens while Jim and Huck are on the banked steamboat?

  • A man is killed
  • They lose their raft
  • They find a bag of gold
  • They are discovered by robbers

Huck tricks Jim by:

  • Sneaking away and returning a while later
  • Hiding the food when he is not looking
  • Dressing up like a girl
  • Pretending that a night of fog did not happen

What happens immediately after they realize that they have passed Cairo?

  • Their raft gets run over by a steamboat.
  • They meet the King and the Duke.
  • They find a canoe to replace the one they lost.
  • Huck gets involved in a feud.

Why are the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons fighting?

  • A Grangerford girl ran off with a Shepherdson boy
  • No one can remember
  • A boundary dispute
  • A murdered man

What is all of Emmeline Grangerford's poetry about?

  • Love
  • Animals
  • Family
  • Death

What does the Duke think he and the King should do to make money?

  • Sell a powder that cleans teeth of tartar
  • Put on a Shakespearean play
  • Give lectures on "The Science of Phrenology"
  • Hold a temperance revival

What can William Wilks not do?

  • See
  • Hear
  • Walk
  • Read

Who first doubts the king is Harvey Wilks?

  • Dr. Robinson
  • Rev. Hobson
  • Deacon Lot Hovey
  • Levi Bell

Knowledge of what turns out to be the proof of the true Wilks brothers' identity?

  • Peter's middle name
  • William's handwriting
  • Harvey's job
  • Peter's tattoo

Who are the Phelpses related to?

  • The widow Douglas
  • Aunt Polly
  • Miss Watson
  • Judge Thatcher

Who does Tom Sawyer pretend to be?

  • Huck
  • Ben
  • John
  • Sid

What does Jim NOT have to make marks on?

  • A stone
  • The wall
  • The floor
  • A shirt

Where does Huck plan to go at the end of the novel?

  • the widow's house
  • the East
  • New Orleans
  • the Territory

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