The Autobiography of Mark Twain Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 74-78.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was the name of Twain's older brother?
(a) Orville.
(b) Orrin.
(c) Orlan.
(d) Orion.

3. How did Twain study the human race?
(a) He watched people.
(b) He read psychology text books.
(c) He studied himself.
(d) He read old journals.

4. What does Twain say the trade of writing requires before one can be a professional?
(a) A time of apprenticeship.
(b) Tutoring from an established author.
(c) Schooling.
(d) Trial and error.

5. Which of the following is NOT a game in which Twain escaped a trap set for him?
(a) Cards.
(b) Billiards.
(c) Darts.
(d) Bowling.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why was the publishing company nervous about releasing "The Innocents Abroad?"

3. Who died in 1907?

4. What did Twain's father die of?

5. What happens to Twain on his first day of school?

(see the answer key)

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