Symbols & Symbolism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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1. What does the Mississippi River symbolize in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a text that contains meaningful examples of symbolism. Test your knowledge of various symbols found in the book and their meanings by completing these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments cover:

  • What Widow Douglas represents in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The symbol for racism and the treatment of slaves in the text
  • Function of symbols in a text

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to identify what the Mississippi River symbolizes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about symbols

Additional Learning

Learn more about the language used in Mark Twain's novel by completing the lesson titled Symbols & Symbolism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Objectives covered include:

  • Know what Huck and Jim are escaping
  • Understand what Jim's situation symbolizes
  • Review the text's details