Pudd'nhead Wilson Themes


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In Puddn'head Wilson, Twain depicts the new technology of _____.

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1. In Puddn'head Wilson, after Roxy switches Tom and Chambers, she _____.

2. In Puddn'head Wilson, Twain seems to suggest that _____ are corrupting democracy.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to find out what you know about Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain. You will be asked to explain the key themes of this story and how Twain reveals them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz questions, you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The corruption suggested by Mark Twain in this story
  • What happened after Chambers and Tom were switched
  • The new technology presented in this story

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the major themes of Pudd'nhead Wilson in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the true identity of Chambers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Twain suggests about society and race in this story

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about the events of this story, review the lesson titled Pudd'nhead Wilson Themes. It helps you understand:

  • The role honor plays in subverting the law
  • How Twain portrays the ability of technology to subvert time-honored traditions and beliefs
  • The view white society has on any negro blood in the story