The Autobiography of Mark Twain Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 20-21 | Chapters 22-23.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Higbie get a job?
(a) He let the employers bid on him.
(b) He put in an application under Twain's name.
(c) He paid a man to watch him work for a day.
(d) He volunteered his labor at first.

2. Where was Twain born?
(a) Tennessee.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Florida.
(d) Missouri.

3. How old was Twain when he had his first crush on a girl?
(a) 9.
(b) 11.
(c) 12.
(d) 10.

4. How did Twain become the star of a hypnotist show?
(a) He learned the mesmerizer's trade.
(b) He pretended to be mesmerized.
(c) He was the only one to be truly hypnotized.
(d) He pretended to be a hypnotist.

5. Why did Twain resign from the Civil War?
(a) A shoulder wound.
(b) He wanted to join the Union.
(c) His mother fell ill.
(d) Fatigue from retreating.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Twain bring home from caves as a young boy?

2. What does Twain say his mother thought of the trouble he caused as a boy?

3. How does Twain describe his uncle's farm?

4. On what river did Twain desperately want to travel?

5. What is the name of the slave that inspired Jim in Huckleberry Finn?

(see the answer key)

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