Life on the Mississippi Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 31-45.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the normal wage for a pilot in Twain's time?
(a) $125.
(b) $250.
(c) $350.
(d) $500.

2. What part of the river did Twain write about in Chapter 25?
(a) Bridges.
(b) Harbors.
(c) The shores.
(d) Islands.

3. How did Twain name the pilot who came to take his shift after Bixby?
(a) Mr. W.
(b) Mr. T.
(c) Mr. R.
(d) Mr. P.

4. What did Twain say steamboats were vastly superior to in Chapter 38?
(a) Stone buildings.
(b) Wood buildings.
(c) The loveliest houses from twenty years ago.
(d) Caves.

5. How much money did the measures discussed by Twain in Chapter 28 save per load of cargo?
(a) $62,000
(b) $16,000
(c) $12,000
(d) $162,000

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Twain promise his instructor?

2. Why did the gambler make it big?

3. What did the man try to teach Twain about in Chapter 30?

4. What trainer was hard on Twain in Chapter 18?

5. Who did Twain talk to in Chapter 40?

(see the answer key)

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