Huck Finn Quickchecks Flashcard Example #91087

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is celebrated in part for its representation of what perspective?
Southern
In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, when Huck says his father used to whale him, he means he used to _____him.
hit
Why does Huck give up on a prayer?
some of his prayers have not been answered
A type of narrative that uses the words I and me and features one character relating events from his own perspective is called
first-person
Realism arose as a reaction to ________.
romanticism
Which of these words is a synonym for palavering?
babbling
________is the vocabulary, phonology, and grammar of a particular region or social class.
dialect
What is unusual about the house Jim and Huck find?
it is floating
How might Jim’s dialect affect the reader’s interpretation of the character?
it projects Jim’s character as a stereotype
Which vocabulary word describes s small sand bar or islet within a river that contains brush or trees?
tow-head
Where is Cairo?
it is where the Ohio meets the Mississippi River
When an author exaggerates personality defects to a ludicrous extreme, it is called
caricature
Huck’s description of the “drunk” horsemen at the circus is an example of what kind of irony?
dramatic
Why does Jim feel guilty?
he hit his deaf daughter for not listening to him
In the illustration called “Harmless,” Jim is made to look
ridiculous
At first, Huck feels ______ about writing to Jim’s owner.
good
What is another word for ship’s small boat?
yawl
When the kind enters the town, he pretends to be
Harvey Wilks, from England
Which of the following quotes contains a metaphor?
“Look at it, gentlemen and ladies all; take a-hold of it; shake it. There’s a hand that was the hand of a hog; but it ain’t so no more; it’s the hand of a man that’s started in on a new life, and’ll die before he’ll go back.”

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