Month: June 2020

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Books will be available for pickup at the start of June. 
This book will focus on three key topics including: 

  • Plot overview
  • Character Analysis
  • Important Quotation Analysis

Quote to be Analyzed: 

I hadn’t had a bite to eat since yesterday, so Jim he got out some corn-dodgers and buttermilk, and pork and cabbage and greens—there ain’t nothing in the world so good when it’s cooked right—and whilst I eat my supper we talked and had a good time. . . .We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.

Mark Twain

 Questions to answer as you read through:

  1. What is the source of the fortune that Judge Thatcher is keeping in trust for Huck?
  2. At the end of the novel, which character informs the others that Jim is actually a free man?
  3. Which of the following symbolizes bad luck to Huck and Jim?
  4. Which Wilks sister is initially suspicious of Huck?
  5. How does Huck know that Pap has returned to St. Petersburg?
  6. What is the name of the wrecked steamboat on which Huck and Jim encounter the robbers?
  7. What is Jim’s initial destination when he and Huck start downriver?
  8. Where does Huck hide the Wilks family gold?
  9. Down which river do Huck and Jim travel?
  10. What event sets off the final gunfight between the Shepherdsons and the Grangerfords?
  11. How do Huck and Jim initially acquire the raft?
  12. What does the “witch pie” that Huck and Tom bake for Jim contain?
  13. How do the duke and the dauphin dress Jim so that he can stay on the raft without being tied up?
  14. What is the name of the town where Huck, Jim, and Tom live at the novel’s opening?
  15. Why does Jim run away from Miss Watson’s?
  16. What charm does Jim wear around his neck that he says cures sickness?
  17. Which of the following is the primary influence on Tom Sawyer?
  18. “Temperance” refers to the movement designed to abolish which of the following?
  19. What kind of animal does Huck kill as part of the plot to fake his own death?
  20. Who finally tells Huck that Pap is dead?
  21. Which of the following characters gets shot in Jim’s final “escape”?
  22. Where does Huck go after Sherburn disperses the lynch mob?
  23. What is Mark Twain’s real name?
  24. How does Tom travel to the Phelps farm?
  25. Where does Huck intend to go at the novel’s end?