The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Study Guide Flashcard Example #61834

What is the source of the fortune that Judge Thatcher is keeping in trust for Huck?
A robber’s stash that Huck and Tom found in a cave.
At the end of the novel, which character informs the others that Jim is actually a free man?
Which of the following symbolizes bad luck to Huck and Jim?
A shed snakeskin
Which Wilks sister is initially suspicious of Huck?
How does Huck know that Pap has returned to St. Petersburg?
He sees Pap’s boot print in the snow
What is the name of the wrecked steamboat on which Huck and Jim encounter the robbers?
The Walter Scott
What is Jim’s initial destination when he and Huck start downriver?
The Ohio River
Where does Huck hide the Wilks family gold?
In the coffin
Down which river do Huck and Jim travel?
The Mississippi
What event sets off the final gunfight between the Sheperdsons and the Grangerfords?
Sophia Grangerfords elopement with a Sheperdson
How do Huck and Jim initially acquire the raft?
They find it during a flood.
What does the withc pie that Huck and Tom bake for Jim contain?
A rope ladder
How do the duke and the dauphin dress Jim so that he can stay on the raft without being tied up?
As a sick Arab
What is the name of the town where Huck, Jim, and Tom live at the novel’s opening?
St. Petersburg
Why does Jim run away from Miss Watson’s?
She is planning to sell him, which would separate him from his family.
What charm does Jim wear around his neck that he says cures sickness?
A five-cent piece
Which of the following is the primary influence on Tom Sawyer?
Adventure novels
Temperance is what
Abolish alcohol
What kind of animal does Huck kill as a part of the plot to fake his own death?
A pig
Who finally tells Huck that Pap is dead?
Which of the following characters gets shot?
Where does Huck go after Sherburn disperses the lynch mob?
To the circus
What is Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Clemens
How does Tom travel to the Phelps farm?
By steamboat
Where does Huck intend to go at the novel’s end?
The West
There was absolutely no ties to what continent in this?
When does Twain inject Europe?
Dauphin and the Duke (Bridgewater/Bilgewater) — he lampoons Europe. Celebrates America.
What is happening to religion during this time?
It’s starting to fall out–the seeds of Modernism have fallen into American literature. (see cosmological debate) –Naturalism. Superstition is kicking in (see Jim) since Christianity is dead and struggling. Cause and effect–system of totem religion. Mark Twain attacks Christianity.
Twain points out the craziness of Popular American opinion and Christianity in regards to the race issue how?
“Alright, I’ll go to hell – ” after the dauphin sold Jim and now Huck wants to set him free. He’s being so countercultural, he’s damning his soul to hell.
How is the Adv. of Huck Finn self-referential?
Mark Twain liked to put himself in the novel–a post-modern ideal.
What is totem theology?
Cause and effect – this happened because this happened–so if we do this, this will happen or if we see this, this will happen.
When does Huck start noticing the beauty?
Women, particularly a the Grangerford women.
What is the climax in Huck Finn?
Where Huck tears up the letter he wants to send to Miss Watson after Jim is sold by the ‘king.’
Which old lady taking care of Huck is better–why?
Widow Douglas, Aunt Polly, or Aunt Sally? Watson (Douglas’ sister) representative of hypocritical ethical and religious values. Douglas gentler in her beliefs and has more patience. Aunt Polly is able to identify Huck better. Sally has far more patience with both Huck and Tom, yet she’s less severe in her religious imputation.
Why is Huck’s father not going to be father of the year?
He constantly gets drunk, beats Huck, demeans him and scolds him for “acting uppity” and “educated. He puts on an act for the new judge, but is still allowed custody of his child.
Give evidence that Huck is a poet; getting a sense of aesthetics–
Appreciation of beauty, particularly in his descriptions of women, the emotions of men, the river, and during his cosmological debate about the moon and stars with Jim.

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