Pudd'nhead Wilson Symbols


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Words, actions, and objects are often used in stories to represent something other than themselves and are known as literary _____.

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1. In the story of Pudd'nhead Wilson, what does Roxy's switching of the babies tell us about human behavior?

2. In Pudd'nhead Wilson, through the use of slavery as a symbol, Mark Twain exposes the true _____ of the wealthy families who own slaves.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet combo, you can find out how well you know the symbols that appear in Pudd'nhead Wilson. The questions in the quiz ask about human behavior represented by the switching of babies, along with the symbolism behind fingerprints.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Check your knowledge of symbolism with quiz questions that focus on these concepts:

  • Roxy's switching of the babies
  • Slavery as a symbol
  • Society's reluctance to change
  • Fingerprints

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand the plot elements related to symbols in Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • Making connections - see how the switching of babies comments on human behavior
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about fingerprints

Additional Learning

To see more about the symbolism of the story, explore the lesson titled Pudd'nhead Wilson Symbols. There, you can find the extra concepts contained in the bullet list below:

  • The Mississippi River
  • Conjoined twins
  • Race