The Mississippi River Runaways Quiz Flashcard Example #14165

In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the house is packed with people after the duke hangs his signs. Which statement best explains how this could be viewed as evidence of satire?
It satirizes the fact that those who are less formally educated often unintentionally fool those who are more educated.
It satirizes the fact that those who claim to be the most intelligent and well educated are actually the easiest to fool.
It satirizes the fact that society often claims to like proper art while actually preferring things that are slightly unsavory.
It satirizes the fact that people are often willing to pay any price for something if they think it will impress others.
C. It satirizes the fact that society often claims to like proper art while actually preferring things that are slightly unsavory.
Which quote from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains sarcasm?
“But we don’t want to be the laughing stock of this whole town, I reckon, and never hear the last of this thing as long as we live.”
“Walk fast now till you get away from the houses, and then shin for the raft like the dickens was after you!”
“They can turn it into a picnic if they want to—they brought plenty provisions.”
“But, Huck, dese kings o’ ourn is reglar rapscallions; dat’s jist what dey is.”
C. “They can turn it into a picnic if they want to—they brought plenty provisions.”
Which excerpt from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains humor?
Well, that night we had our show; but there warn’t only about twelve people there—just enough to pay expenses.
And they laughed all the time, and that made the duke mad; and everybody left, anyway, before the show was over, but one boy which was asleep.
So next morning he got some big sheets of wrapping paper and some black paint, and drawed off some handbills, and stuck them up all over the village.
The third night the house was crammed again—and they warn’t new-comers this time, but people that was at the show the other two nights.
B. And they laughed all the time, and that made the duke mad; and everybody left, anyway, before the show was over, but one boy which was asleep.
Read the comment by Huck from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

I smelt sickly eggs by the barrel, and rotten cabbages, and such things; and if I know the signs of a dead cat being around, and I bet I do, there was sixty-four of them went in.

What insight does this comment reveal about the character of Huck?
Because of his past, Huck has a tendency to always expect the worst from people.
Despite his lack of formal upbringing, Huck has good intuition when it comes to reading situations.
In spite of his past, Huck tries valiantly to find some humor in every type of situation.
As a result of his youth, Huck has a tendency to grossly exaggerate certain situations.

B. Despite his lack of formal upbringing, Huck has good intuition when it comes to reading situations.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“Don’t it s’prise you de way dem kings carries on, Huck?”

“No,” I says, “it don’t.”

“Why don’t it, Huck?”

“Well, it don’t, because it’s in the breed. I reckon they’re all alike,”

“But, Huck, dese kings o’ ourn is reglar rapscallions; dat’s jist what dey is; dey’s reglar rapscallions.”

“Well, that’s what I’m a-saying; all kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”

Which best describes the satirical element of this excerpt?
Jim and Huck still genuinely believe that the”rapscallions” are royalty.
Jim is revealing to Huck that most people are not what they seem.
Jim tells Huck that he knew the truth about the kings before everyone else.
Jim and Huck are basing their opinion of all royalty on fake kings.

D. Jim and Huck are basing their opinion of all royalty on fake kings.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

“Well, that’s what I’m a-saying; all kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.”

Which of the following groups was Twain attempting to satirize with this statement?
the uneducated
the townspeople
the people in power
the people of Arkansas

C. the people in power
Which excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn most clearly illustrates that the duke is someone who does not take responsibility for his actions and would rather blame others if something does not go well?
So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn’t come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy—and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned.
Then the duke he lets the curtain down, and bows to the people, and says the great tragedy will be performed only two nights more, on accounts of pressing London engagements, where the seats is all sold already for it in Drury Lane.
“‘Walk fast now till you get away from the houses, and then shin for the raft like the dickens was after you!'”
“‘Greenhorns, flatheads! I knew the first house would keep mum and let the rest of the town get roped in; and I knew they’d lay for us the third night, and consider it was their turn now.'”
A. So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn’t come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy—and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

When the place couldn’t hold no more, the duke he quit tending door and went around the back way and come on to the stage and stood up before the curtain and made a little speech, and praised up this tragedy, and said it was the most thrillingest one that ever was; and so he went on a-bragging about the tragedy, and about Edmund Kean the Elder, which was to play the main principal part in it; and at last when he’d got everybody’s expectations up high enough, he rolled up the curtain, and the next minute the king come a-prancing out on all fours, naked; and he was painted all over, ring-streaked-and-striped, all sorts of colors, as splendid as a rainbow. And—but never mind the rest of his outfit; it was just wild, but it was awful funny.

Which best describes the source of the humor in this excerpt?
the fact that the place was packed
the duke’s speech to the audience
the image of the king performing
the audience’s high expectations

C. the image of the king performing
Read the excerpt from chapter 22 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn’t come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy—and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned.

Based on the excerpt, which best describes the duke’s impression of people in this part of Arkansas?
He believes that they are too serious.
He believes that they are not intelligent.
He believes that they are highly educated.
He believes that they are extremely humorous.

B. He believes that they are not intelligent.
Read the excerpt from chapter 23 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

. . . and the next minute the king come a-prancing out on all fours, naked; and he was painted all over, ring-streaked-and-striped, all sorts of colors, as splendid as a rainbow.

What does Twain use to convey how ridiculous the king looked on the second night of the show?
irony
satire
humor
sarcasm

C. humor

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