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Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Examples & Quotes

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Which of the following is NOT a good example of satire?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason Twain uses satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

2. Which of the following is NOT satirized in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mark Twain was a master in the use of satire. On this quiz and worksheet, you will answer test questions on some examples of satire, and why he uses it in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz test for:

  • Which of a list of given titles is NOT an example of satire
  • What Twain's purpose was for using it in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Why Twain portrays Miss Watson and the Widow Douglas as hypocrites

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of satire to identify what Twain satirizes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what Twain is using in the following quotation: A man has a quarrel with another man, and kills him; then that other man's brother kills HIM; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the COUSINS chip in--and by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Twain's reasons for injecting satire into his works

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled, Satire in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn if you would like more information. The lesson will help you meet these objectives:

  • Discuss why this book was banned for a long time
  • Explain why some critics viewed it with concern
  • Identify what Twain's true intentions may have been when he wrote this novel
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