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 old was Twain when he first went to school?
(a) 8.
(b) 6.
(c) 7.
(d) 9.

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

3. What does Twain say his mother thought of the trouble he caused as a boy?
(a) She liked it.
(b) She expected it.
(c) She hated it.
(d) She was confused by it.

4. Of what ailment did a faith doctor cure Twain's mother?
(a) A stomach pain.
(b) A headache.
(c) A toothache.
(d) A fever.

5. What did Twain once give a man in jail?
(a) A knife.
(b) A cigarette.
(c) Some food.
(d) Matches.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much was Twain paid for his story about the boy sliding into the party with his pajamas on?

2. Where was Twain born?

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

4. What character is Twain supposed to be in his sister's play?

5. Why did Twain resign from the Civil War?

(see the answer key)

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