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1 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Pre-Assessment Quiz
Please put your name, date, and period on the top right corner of your paper and number it 1 – 10. Please select the correct letter as your answer.

2 #1 Huck’s attitude toward being “civilized” by Widow Douglas and Ms. Watson at the beginning of the novel can be best described as… Enthusiastic and eager. Frustrated and enraged. Distraught and depressed. Sarcastic and stifled. Naïve and confused.

3 #2 In chapter 4, Jim uses which word as a euphemism for the White slave owners. Masters Bosses Ghosts Witches Demons

4 #3 In chapter 7, Twain’s use of asyndeton in the following sentence is used for what purpose: “…I took an old sack and put a lot of big rocks in it, -all I could drag –and I started it from the pig and dragged it to the door and through the woods down to the river and dumped it in, and down it sunk, out of sight” Demonstrate Huck is illiterate. Exemplify Huck’s street smarts, or ability to read and make the most of his surroundings. Add tension to the moment. Give the reader a sense of imagery. Advise teenagers how to escape from their rooms when they are grounded.

5 #4 In chapter 11, which of the following foibles best demonstrates Huck’s immaturity: Talking in a fake British accent. Pretending to be Pap. Disguising himself as a girl. Mistakenly calling himself Sarah and Mary Williams. Failing to knead a thread through a needle.

6 #5 Twain’s inclusion of Emmeline Grangerford’s poetry in chapter 17 is an example of: Parody Farce Burlesque Horatian Satire Juvenalian Satire

7 #6 The “Royal Nonesuch” in chapter 21 is an example of a: Farce
Caricature Burlesque Parody Dramatic Irony

8 #7 In the last paragraph of chapter 21 Huck says: “Well, by-and-by somebody said Sherburn ought to be lynched. In about a minute everybody was saying it; so away they went, mad and yelling, and snatching down every clothes-line they come to, to do with the hanging.” This is an example of which logical fallacy: Red Herring Begging the Question Post Hoc Ad Hoc Ad Hominem

9 #8 Throughout the novel Huck frequently uses the phrases “made me feel pretty bad,” “I felt so lonesome,” “I wish I was dead.” These phrases serve to… Demonstrate Huck’s depression. Model Twain’s use of verbal irony. Indicates when Huck feels regret. Foreshadows what will happen at the end of the novel. Realistically depicts the Blues music of the Southern United States.

10 #9 In chapter 31 Huck says “And for a starter, I would go to work and steal Jim out of slavery again; and if I could think anything worse, I would do that, too; because as long as I was in, and in for good, I might as well go the whole hog.” This is an example of which type of sentence: Periodic Sentence Cumulative Sentence Declarative Sentence Inverted Sentence Hortative Sentence

11 #10 In chapter 32, when Aunt Sally asks Huck if anyone was injured in a ferry accident Huck responds, No’m. Killed a nigger.” This is an example of: Situational Irony Verbal Irony Dramatic Irony Double Entendre Malapropism

12 Answers – D (Sarcastic and Stifled) - D (Witches)
- B (Huck’s street smarts) - D (Mistakenly called himself Sarah and Mary Williams) - A (Parody) - C (Burlesque) - E (Ad Hominem) - C (Huck’s regret) - A (Periodic Sentence) - B (Verbal Irony)

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