Huck Finn Flashcard Example #50769

In the first paragraph, Huck Finn makes references to characters in the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This is an example of:
allusion (a reference in one work of literature to a person, place, or event in another work of literature or in history, art, or music. )
In line 8, Twain describes where the boys found the money. This is a brief example of:
-local color
local color (the use of details, which are common to a certain place — caves are a characteristic landform of southern Missouri.)
What words could be considered an oxymoron in lines 15-16?
-respectable and band of robbers
-hunted and start
-might and join
-respectable and widow
respectable and band of robbers (a literary technique in which two contradictory words come together.)
Which situation describes Huck as being somewhat content living with the widow?
-the description of dinnertime at the widows
-the controversy over huck’s smoking
-the description of how huck feels in his old rags
-the beginning of the story time about Moses
the beginning of the story time about Moses (– Huck is interested until he finds out Moses is dead.)
Which word or expression in this section is an example of dialect?
-the widow douglas she
-don’t know nothing
warn’t (this variant of “was not” is typically found in the South and West.)
Which of the following is not evidence of Huck’s lack of formal education and rural upbringing?
-use of a pronoun
apiece (of all choices, this is the only correct usage)
Beginning the narrative at the chronological beginning as Huck does in this chapter is a literary device known as
– ab ovo
ab ovo (– the technique of beginning a story at the earliest possible point)
When Huck says (lines 25-26), “I don’t take no stock in dead people,” he means that he
-doesnt like to bet on dead people
-deals only with the here and now
-likes stories about the past
-is afraid of dead people
deals only with the here and now. (The issue is his interest in the stories of Moses until he learns that Moses is long dead. Then the man is no longer of interest to him.)
What is the author’s purpose in having the character use a second-person point of view line 4?
-to appeal to the reader
-to show the character is talking to another character
-to go back to an earlier time in the book
-to show the character is talking to himself
to appeal to the reader (The “you” in this passage is a non-specified person, the general person’s general response to a situation.)
What is the mood at the start of this passage?
Tranquil (nature is presented in a beautiful way creating the mood)
In what line is the mood altered, adding elements of suspense?
-line 10
-line 14
-line 15
-line 20
line 15 (the words “all of a sudden” switch the mood from tranquil to anxious)
What bodily function of Huck is used to develop suspense in this passage?
-heart beating
-muscles achine
-his breath
-his growling stomach
his breath (this is used multiple times to show Huck’s fear)
The words “punkety-plunk” in line 31 are an example of (a/n)
onomatopoeia (the sound device in which a word sounds like its meaning)
What form of figurative language does Twain use in line 43?
simile (a comparison made between two things using the worlds like or as, “as light as day”)
What form of figurative language does Twain use in line 47?
personification (a figure of speech in which an object is given personality as if it were human. The moon is personified by “going off watch”)
What word is the best synonym for the word “fantods” in line 53?
fits (the issue is the severity of hucks fear. He is so frightened that he almost had fits)
In what line does the mood again become light-hearted?
-line 40
-line 47
-line 50
-line 55
line 55
At first the two lines of this passage help to establish
-jims dialect compared to hucks
-the geographical realism of the novel
-twains use of metaphor and symbol
-reader sympathy for Jims character
jims dialect compared to Hucks ( While Huck’s dialect reflects his lack of education, Jim’s is an even more basic speech pattern reflecting his social status.)
How does the beginning of this passage characterize Jim?
superstitious (in citing the rattlesnake skin as the root of their misfortunes, Jim is characterized as superstitious.)
Who/What is “Muddy” from line 6 of this passage?
-a ferryboat
-a friend of Jim and Hucks
-an island
-the river
the river (this is a common nickname for the Mississippi river and fits the context of the sentance)
What complication to the plot is presented in the 4th paragraph of this passage?
-huck and jims raft is crashed
-huck and jim sleepy all day
-huck and jim have a conversation
-huck and jims canoe is missing
Huck and Jim’s canoe is missing (this foils their plan to head upriver)
The sentence beginning in line 1 and ending in line 2 is an example of what writing technique?
foreshadowing (the continued reference to bad luck caused by the snake skin indicates another disaster is imminent)
The purpose of the one sentence paragraph in line 19 is to
-begin a new setting in the novel
-transition between hucks side thoughts
-introduce a new character
-begin a new speaker in the narration
transition between Huck’s side thoughts (the end of the previous and beginning of the next paragraph are commentary by Huck about their situations.)
What type of convention does Twain use in lines 23-25 to help create suspense?
-complex sentences
-the common
-simple sentences
-the semi-colon
the semi-colon (it is used to connect Huck’s intense observations)
What two items are compared via multiple similes in the 10th paragraph in this passage?
-the ferry boat and a shark
-the ferryboat captain and a worm
-the ferryboat and a monster
-the ferryboat and the raft
the ferryboat and a monster (two similies elude to this inference)
The crushing of the raft could be symbolic of Huck’s internal conflict with what?
-abandoning his father
-helping jim escape
-leaving tom sawyers gang
-lying to the king and the duke
helping Jim escape
Twain chose to put the words “treading water” in quotations because Huck is
-touching the bottom of the river
-floating with the help of a board
-relying on jim so he can breathe
-hiding from jim on the shore
floating with the help of a board
What reoccurring element of the story dominates this chapter?
superstitions (it comes up multiple times in conversation)
How does Twain portray ferryboat operators
-friendly and courteous
-arrogant and careless
-helpful but arrogant
-careful and considerate
arrogant and careless (to hit or brush a smaller raft is describes as a common practice on the Mississippi)
What is Huck comparing himself to in line 49 when he says, “I made a safe landing?”
-a fish
-a fly
-a boat
-a piece of driftwood
a boat (he is swimming, but uses terminology)

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