Study Help Practice Projects

1. Design your own Web site devoted to the study of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. When considering what information to place on your site, think about the historical and contemporary issues of the novel. You should also consider the following questions: What links should you provide for your readers? How should your information be organized? What pictures, sketches, or maps should you make available? Would a time line of Mark Twain's life be helpful? Would a time line of slavery in the United States be helpful?

2. With the help of your classmates, find passages from the novel that detail the raft/shore dichotomy. It may be helpful to draw a map of the Mississippi River and use it to show when Huck and Jim are on the raft and when they are on shore. When considering what passages to use, examine Twain's differing descriptions of the river itself and of the river towns. You should also consider the following quesions: What sort of traits do the townspeople possess? What happens to Huck and Jim on the raft and the river? What happens to Huck and Jim on the shore? Are there exceptions and how are these important to the novel?

Pop Quiz!

According to Tom Sawyer, why must Jim's escape be so elaborate?

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