Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was the sugar refinery that Twain visited in chapter 23 powered?
(a) One quarter steam and three quarters water.
(b) Half steam and half water.
(c) Three quarters steam and one quarter water.
(d) All water.

2. What was saved from the burning Hornet?
(a) Weapons and a large amount of food.
(b) A large amount of food.
(c) A small amount of food.
(d) Weapons and a small amount of food.

3. As Twain reports in chapter 15, how long was the crew of the burned clipper ship, the Hornet, adrift at sea?
(a) Forty three days.
(b) Twenty three days.
(c) Fifty five days.
(d) Thirty five days.

4. How did Mr. Brown get to Captain Cook's side of the bay in chapter 21?
(a) By swimming.
(b) By canoe.
(c) By a raft.
(d) By a lifeboat.

5. What did the crew of the Hornet use for a water supply for the first two weeks they were at sea?
(a) Fresh water from their containers.
(b) They had no water supply.
(c) The ocean.
(d) Rain.

6. Which part of Dr. Hutchinson's house did Twain watch the final performances of the ceremonies for the princess?
(a) The guest room window.
(b) The veranda.
(c) The roof.
(d) The dining room window.

7. What comment did Twain make about Hawaiian women in chapter 24?
(a) They were very fashionable.
(b) They were always bathing.
(c) They were not very fashionable.
(d) They never bathed.

8. Which word best represents Twain's opinion of the hula dance that was performed at the funeral rite for the princess?
(a) Offensive.
(b) Inappropriate.
(c) Despicable.
(d) Inexcusable.

9. What critters prevented Twain from getting any sleep on his trip to Hawaii in chapter 18?
(a) Bugs, rats, and snakes.
(b) Bugs and rats.
(c) Bugs and snakes.
(d) Rats and snakes.

10. How long had the Kona volcano been dormant when Twain visited it in chapter 19?
(a) More than a lifetime.
(b) A lifetime.
(c) Two lifetimes.
(d) More than two lifetimes.

11. As Twain explained the story in chapter 21, where was Charlton a British consul in Hawaii?
(a) Honolulu.
(b) Hilo.
(c) Wailuku.
(d) Lihue.

12. How did the captain of the schooner respond to Twain's constant complaints during the voyage in chapter 18?
(a) He was impatient, but agreeable.
(b) He was patient, but disagreeable.
(c) He was impatient and disagreeable.
(d) He was patient and agreeable.

13. What was the amount of debt that Charlton was successfully sued for in Hawaiian courts?
(a) Three thousand pounds.
(b) Two thousand and five hundred pounds.
(c) Three thousand and five hundred pounds.
(d) Two thousand pounds.

14. What did Twain and Mr. Brown eventually do in order to secure food while waiting for their schooner in chapter 20?
(a) They built a ladder to climb the tree.
(b) They started looking for food on the ground instead of in a tree.
(c) They hired a native to climb the tree for them.
(d) They began climbing shorter trees.

15. According to Twain's letter in chapter 17, why was Staley not allowed to officiate the funeral ceremonies for the princess?
(a) Staley refused to officiate.
(b) Staley was not present.
(c) There was no officiating of the ceremony.
(d) The princess was not a member of the Reformed Catholic Church.

Short Answer Questions

1. What state did Twain compare Hawaii's sugar production with in chapter 23?

2. What prediction did Twain make at the end of chapter 23?

3. Which one of the following did Twain read in an attempt to help a sickened Mr. Brown in chapter 18?

4. How long before the arrival of the missionaries was Kamehameha's funeral?

5. What state did the Hornet leave on January 15?

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