Life on the Mississippi Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Twain try to go to from Cincinnati?
(a) Baton Rouge.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Saint Louis.
(d) Paris.

2. What town did Twain stay at in Chapter 31?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Vicksburg.
(d) Tallon.

3. Where did Twain go in Chapter 53?
(a) Hannibal.
(b) Port Hudson.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Vicksburg.

4. What would smaller ships do after bumping into larger steamboats?
(a) Try to board the larger steamboats.
(b) Go repair their boat.
(c) Sue for damages.
(d) Try to pay more attention.

5. What did Twain describe in Chapter 11?
(a) An amazing piece of piloting.
(b) His fear of piloting alone.
(c) The trip of a family en route for New Orleans.
(d) How cargo wasunloaded.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a bluff reef?

2. What did the man Twain took his name from write under that pseudonym?

3. What special event did Twain describe in Chapter 16?

4. Why did the pilot of the boat where Twain was on in Chapter 19 get in trouble?

5. What was Twain's first reaction to the letter?

(see the answer key)

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