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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

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Chapters 30 and 31 Questions and Answers

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1. What do Huck and Jim do as soon as Huck gets back to the raft?

2. Who do the king and the duke blame for stealing the money?

3. Who captured Jim and sold him?

4. Where did Jim go after he was sold?

5. What does Huck tell the duke about the raft when he meets him in town?

6. Why can’t Huck pray when he tries?

7. Why does Huck tear up his letter to Miss Watson?

8. Why is Chapter 31 a climactic chapter in the novel?

9. How does Huck feel about his decision to “buy Jim out of slavery”?

10. Why doesn’t Huck tell on the king and duke when he has a chance?

1. Huck and Jim hurriedly take off down the river in the raft to try to get away from the king and the duke.

2. They blame each other for stealing the money.

3. Jim was captured by the king. He sold him for $40.

4. Jim was sold to the owner of the Phelps Plantation.

5. He tells him the raft and Jim have both been stolen.

6. He can’t pray because his heart isn’t right. He says, you “can’t pray a lie.”

7. He wants to turn Jim in, but he can’t go through with it.

8. It is the ultimate moral decision for Huck to help Jim to freedom.

9. Huck feels that he is wicked for doing so, but he values Jim’s friendship above everything else.

10. He wants to be rid of them and have nothing more to do with them.

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