The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapters 32 and 33 Questions and Answers

Mark Twain

Chapters 32 and 33 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why does Huck go to the Phelps Plantation?

2. Who is Huck mistaken for at the Phelps Plantation?

3. How does Huck feel when he learns that Aunt Sally thinks he is Tom Sawyer?

4. How does Tom react when Huck tells him he is going to steal Jim from the Phelps Plantation?

5. Who is the stranger that arrives at the Phelps Plantation after Huck? What does the stranger call himself?

6. Who informs Mr. Phelps about the king and the duke and their Royal Nonesuch show?

7. What happens to the king and the duke as a result?

8. What do Huck and Tom do to try to warn the king and the duke about possible trouble ahead?

9. How does Huck feel when he sees what the townspeople have done to the two frauds?

10. Why does Huck’s conscience bother him concerning the incident with the king and duke?

Answers
1. Huck goes to the Phelps Plantation to try to find Jim.

2. Huck is mistaken for Tom Sawyer.

3. Huck feels relieved because he knows he can easily impersonate Tom. He can also give information about Tom’s family.

4. Tom agrees to help Huck with his plan to steal Jim, but Tom already knows that Jim has been freed by Miss Watson.

5. The stranger who arrives at the Phelps Plantation is Tom Sawyer who is disguised as Sid Sawyer, Tom’s brother. Since Huck is Tom and Tom is Sid, they are supposedly brothers.

6. Jim informs Mr. Phelps and Burton of the scandalous Royal Nonesuch show. Burton tells the townspeople.

7. The king and duke are tarred and feathered and run out of town.

8. Huck and Tom sneak out of the house to try to warn the fraudulent pair about their impending danger, but it is too late. They watch the tarred and feathered couple being ridden out of town on a rail.

9. It makes him feel sick to see what the townspeople have done to them. He says “human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”

10. It is central to Huck’s character to feel that he is to blame even though he hasn’t done anything wrong. He makes a harsh statement against the wisdom of trusting one’s conscience.