Huck Finn Questions

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  • Topic: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
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Chapters 1-3

Identifying Facts

1.What doesn’t Huck Like about the Widow Douglas?
2.What does Jim think has happened to him as a result of the trick that Tom plays onHow does Huck know that the drowned body that is found is not his Pap? 3.When Tom’s gang raids the “Spanish merchants and rich Arabs” what is it that they actually do? 4.Where does Miss Watson take Huck to pray?

Interpreting Meanings

5.How would you compare the characters of the Widow Douglas and Miss Watson? Who seems to be presented in a more favorable light? Why do you think so? 6.In what ways do the Widow and Miss Watson try to change Huck? Do they succeed? Explain. 7.How does Huck respond to Miss Watson’s admonitions to pray? What does this tell us about Huck? 8.How would you characterize Huck’s self-image at this point in the novel? Do you think it is accurate? 9.What is the setting of the novel? Why is the time period in which it is set important? 10.How would you contrast the characters of Huck and Tom?

Chapters 4-7

Identifying Facts

11.How does Huck know that his father has returned?
12.What does Huck do with his money? Why?
13.Why do the Widow Douglas and Judge Thatcher fail in their petition to become Huck’s guardians? 14.Where does Huck’s father take him? Why?

Interpreting Meanings

15.How does Twain satirize “do-gooders” in his description of Pap’s “reform”? How is the new judge different from Judge Thatcher and the Widow Douglas? 16.How does Huck like life with his father? Why does he decide to run away? 17.How does the physical description of Huck’s father in Chapter 5 also serve to describe his character? 18.What does Huck’s father criticize about the “govment”? What does Twain want the reader to feel about these issues? 19.How does Huck escape from his father? What does his ability to escape suggest about him? 20.Why does Huck think about Tom when he is working out his escape?

Chapters 8-11

Identifying Facts

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