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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long does it take for Twain to find out which girl saw him naked as a boy?
(a) 16 years.
(b) 26 years.
(c) 36 years.
(d) 46 years.

2. What did Twain like most about Higbie?
(a) His poor spelling.
(b) His thick beard.
(c) His sense of humor.
(d) His strange accent.

3. What story did Twain use his letters to write when he came home from sailing around the world?
(a) "The Journey of the Naive."
(b) "The Lucky Man's Voyage."
(c) "The Poor Man's Expedition."
(d) "The Innocents Abroad."

4. How much was Twain paid for his weekly letters while sailing around the world?
(a) $20 per paragraph.
(b) $20 per sentence.
(c) $20 per word.
(d) $20 per letter.

5. How much time passed before Twain saw the man who first refused to publish Twain's first book?.
(a) 25 years.
(b) 21 years.
(c) 23 years.
(d) 19 years.

6. Why was the publishing company nervous about releasing "The Innocents Abroad?"
(a) There was no romance.
(b) It was fictional.
(c) It was non-fiction.
(d) It was humorous.

7. How much was Twain paid as Orion's apprentice?
(a) $350 a year.
(b) $3.50 a week.
(c) $3.50 a month.
(d) $35 a month.

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

9. What does Twain think about people?
(a) They are mostly the same.
(b) They are all greedy.
(c) They are all generally good.
(d) They are all different.

10. What boat did Twain see while he was on assignment while working in Sacramento?
(a) The Wasp.
(b) The Honeybee.
(c) The Yellow Jacket.
(d) The Hornet.

11. How much was Twain paid for his story about the boy sliding into the party with his pajamas on?
(a) $50.
(b) $100.
(c) $75.
(d) $25.

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

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

14. What did Twain notice when he wrote his autobiography in pen?
(a) It took too long for him to write.
(b) It was too literary.
(c) It was hard to read.
(d) He strayed from the facts.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Twain when he met the hypnotist?

2. What is the name of the first publisher to turn Twain's first book down?

3. How much money did Twain find on the road before his trip to Cincinnati?

4. What is the name of the most famous phrenologist?

5. What did Orion buy when he moved back to Hannibal?

(see the answer keys)

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