Lies & Lying in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, who tells lies for profit?

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1. Which of the following statements about Huckleberry Finn is true?

2. What does Huckleberry Finn do that reveals his dramatic side?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A major theme in Mark Twain's classic American novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is honesty or, in some cases, dishonesty. This quiz will help you gauge your knowledge of this theme with questions about the characters and aspects of the plot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you determine your understanding of honesty in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including:

  • Why and how Finn lies
  • Finn's most and least successful lies
  • Other liars in the story and their motivation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on honesty in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding other characters in the novel who lie
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify Huckleberry Finn's motivation for lying

Additional Learning

To learn more about this classic novel, review the lesson titled Lies & Lying in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This goes further into details on the various reasons for lying, including:

  • Protection and safety
  • Showing off
  • Keeping and breaking boundaries
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