Pudd'nhead Wilson: Summary, Analysis & Quotes


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In Puddn'head Wilson, which of the following is a hobby of David 'Pudd'nhead' Wilson?

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1. In Puddn'head Wilson, 'Tom' kills Judge Driscoll because _____.

2. In Pudd'nhead Wilson, Valet de Chambers father is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mark Twain takes on a number of issues in Pudd'nhead Wilson with all of his usual brilliance. The questions on this worksheet and quiz will test you on the identity and actions of some of the characters, what popular notion Twain refutes and a pastime of Pudd'nhead's that becomes an important plot device.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer quiz questions that test your knowledge of:

  • Why Tom kills Judge Driscoll
  • What Pudd'nhead does as a hobby
  • Who Valet de Chambers' father is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson to explain what happens to Tom when his true identity is discovered
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about how Tom justifies his uncle's murder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the idea that Twain refutes in this novel

Additional Learning

Examine this novel in greater depth by working through the lesson titled Pudd'nhead Wilson: Summary, Analysis & Quotes. By the time you've completed the lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Tell who Angelo and Luigi Capello are
  • Discuss Roxy's motive in switching the two infants
  • Identify the setting of the story
  • Explain why David Wilson is called ''Pudd'nhead''