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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

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Chapters 14 and 15 Questions and Answers

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1. How did Jim feel about Huck’s “adventure” on the Walter Scott?

2. Which king was familiar to Jim?

3. Who was the French king who was beheaded?

4. Who was his son?

5. Why are Huck and Jim separated in the fog?

6. What kind of trick does Huck play on Jim?

7. How does Jim feel about the trick?

8. How many nights will it take to get to Cairo?

9. Where has Huck learned about kings?

10. Which river will Huck and Jim travel to get to the free states?

1. Jim said he did not want any more adventures because he did not want to risk getting caught, nor did he want to risk his life.

2. King Solomon was the biblical king who had many wives.

3. His name was Louis XVI. He was the king during the French Revolution.

4. His son was the Dauphin, Louis Charles, who was imprisoned and was thought to have died there. Rumors had it that he might have escaped, however, and fled to America.

5. The raft has broken away from the young tree (sapling) it was tied to, and Huck’s canoe follows one side of an island while Jim’s raft follows the other side.

6. Huck tricks Jim into believing that he has been on the raft all along and that they were never separated in the fog.

7. Jim feels that Huck has been making a fool of him and he is hurt.

8. It will be three nights of good traveling, but the fog changes their plans.

9. Huck has probably learned about kings from books he has read and is continuing to read onthe raft.

10. The Ohio River will lead them into Illinois and to the free states. Illinois was, in fact, a free state in the antebellum South.

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