Setting in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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Which of the following rivers was the main setting of the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

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1. In 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' what was the name of the town in which Huck and Jim were trying to reach in order to begin their travels down the Ohio River into free territory?

2. Where did Huck find refuge after leaving his father's cabin in 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the major themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the effect of civilization, or society, on individuals, relationships and the American landscape. This quiz and lesson review the novel's setting and other key locations, and how they contribute to the story's plot and themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on the setting in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, you'll be quizzed on the following topics:

  • The setting for Huck Finn's journey
  • The link between places and plot
  • The novel's time frame
  • Settings that define conflicts
  • Settings and civilization

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on setting in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an overview of setting in the novel and understand its role in the story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe how the novel's settings reveal elements of the Antebellum era

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Setting in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the role of the setting in defining the novel's characters
  • List some of the social and political issues connected to different locations
  • Examine the steamboat's effect on the setting
  • Compare and contrast the novel's main setting with home settings described in the novel