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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Themes and Analysis

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What is the prevailing moral dilemma that plagues Huck throughout the novel?

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1. How did 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn make a clear break from the formality of romanticism?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that the plot reveals the hypocrisies of the time period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the prevailing moral dilemma that plagues Huck throughout the novel as well as arguments for banning the book in schools and libraries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Prevailing moral dilemma that plagues Huck throughout the novel
  • Ways The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a break from Romanticism
  • The novel's plot and the hypocrisies of the time period
  • Arguments for banning the book in schools and libraries
  • Primary message and predominant theme of Twain's novel

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of slavery and how it relates to the themes of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons some wanted to ban the book from schools and libraries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the primary message and predominant theme of Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Additional Learning

To learn more about the works of Mark Twain, review the accompanying lesson on Themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate the impact The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn had on the literary and educational communities in the country
  • Define the term 'regional vernacular' and identify an example of regional vernacular in this book
  • Describe the literary movement of Regionalism
  • Know how The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can be called an example of the great American novel
  • Explain how the Mississippi River can be seen as a character in Twain's novel
  • Detail how the themes of slavery and the bonds of friendship play out in the story
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