Life on the Mississippi Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 45-60.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the gang in Chapter 29 steal?
(a) Horses.
(b) Money.
(c) Slaves.
(d) Food.

2. How many lines did Twain's acquaintance have in the play he acted in?
(a) Everything.
(b) 135.
(c) None.
(d) 10

3. What did Twain promise his instructor?
(a) $250 out of his first wages.
(b) $800 out of his first wages.
(c) $50 out of his first wages.
(d) $500 out of his first wages.

4. How long were steamboat pilots shifts?
(a) 8 hours.
(b) 12 hours.
(c) 6 hours.
(d) 4 hours.

5. Who did Twain talk to in Chapter 40?
(a) Mrs. Trollope.
(b) Mrs. Bourg.
(c) Mrs. Talp.
(d) Mrs. Rosenberg.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Twain stay with his brother before his death?

2. What manufacturing city did Twain describe in Chapter 39?

3. What happened to Twain's friend's wife and child?

4. What did Twain do after hearing the carpenter's story in Chapter 55?

5. Why was Twain later shocked about the letter in Chapter 52?

(see the answer key)

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