The Autobiography of Mark Twain Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10 | Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Twain recording his autobiography when he died?
(a) He wrote with a typewriter.
(b) He dictated to a secretary.
(c) He wrote with pencil on scraps of paper.
(d) He wrote with a quill pen.

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

3. How does Twain describe his mother?
(a) A woman who loved too much to know better.
(b) A woman with a small body and huge heart.
(c) A woman with strict way and a tender heart.
(d) A woman with a heart of gold and a fist of iron.

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

5. To what does Twain compare writing his autobiography?
(a) Painting a picture.
(b) Keeping a journal.
(c) Walking through memories.
(d) Writing love letters.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Dr. Peake from?

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

3. Of what ailment did a faith doctor cure Twain's mother?

4. What did Twain notice when he wrote his autobiography in pen?

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

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