The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters


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Why did Huck feel the need to leave St. Petersburg?

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1. What motivated Jim during his journey?

2. Who were the Duke and the King?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Filled with adventure and well-intended plans, Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic piece of American literature that was ahead of its time, filled with genuine characters discovering friendship and dealing with racism and attitudes of the times. This quiz/worksheet combination will check your understanding of the novel's plot and characters, including their interactions and motivations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help students assess their knowledge of the following information pertaining to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

  • Motivations of the main characters
  • Knowledge of The Duke and The King
  • Familiarity of the plot, including the novel's ending
  • Interactions between Huck and Jim

Skills Practiced

Students will practice the following skills in this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the plot and characters in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Huck and Jim's adventure down the Mississippi River
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the novel's plot and character interactions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this novel, take a look at the companion lesson titled The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Plot Summary and Characters. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explain the appearance of Tom Sawyer in the novel and the continuation from Tom Sawyer to Huckleberry Finn
  • Explore events that lead to Jim discovering he is a free man
  • Highlight the significance of finding Pap dead in the house that floats by