Question 2/GED Reading Practice Test

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Read this excerpt from, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, then answer the questions that follow.

The whooping went on, and in about a minute, I come a-booming down on a cut bank with smoky ghosts of big trees on it, and the current throwed me off to the left and shot by, amongst a lot of snags that fairly roared, the current was tearing by them so swift.

In another second or two it was solid white and still again. I set perfectly still then, listening to my heart thump, and I reckon I didn’t draw a breath while it thumped a hundred.

2. Which of the following describes the relationship between the character and the language of the text?

A. The character’s dialect describes the regional characteristics of the speaker.
B. The run-on sentences show that the character is well-educated.
C. The use of hyperboles help support his true motives.