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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What character is Twain supposed to be in his sister's play?
(a) An Indian.
(b) A bear.
(c) A cowboy.
(d) A cougar.

2. When does Twain want his book to be published?
(a) When his last living child dies.
(b) In ten year editions.
(c) When his wife dies.
(d) After his death.

3. What did phrenologists tell people about?
(a) Their personality.
(b) Their future.
(c) Their past.
(d) Their health.

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

5. What was Harte's first name?
(a) Brad.
(b) Bret.
(c) Burt.
(d) Bart.

6. What does Twain think could have happened if the person who died in 1907 had some education?
(a) He could have been a successful business man.
(b) He could have delivered great sermons.
(c) He could have taught at colleges.
(d) He could have been a famous writer.

7. How does Twain describe his uncle's farm?
(a) Heavenly.
(b) Open.
(c) Remarkable.
(d) Peaceful.

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

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

10. What did Twain's father die of?
(a) Pleurisy.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Pneumonic plague.
(d) Palsy.

11. What was the name of the newspaper Twain wrote for in Nevada?
(a) The Free Bird Exam.
(b) The Enterprise.
(c) The Entrepreneur.
(d) The Freedom Post.

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

13. How did Henry die?
(a) Drowned in the river.
(b) Boiler explosion.
(c) Caught yellow fever.
(d) Was shot in the back.

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

15. When did Twain say his publishers could release his ideas on God and religion?
(a) 1996.
(b) 1956.
(c) 2006.
(d) 1886.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book did Webb publish for Twain?

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

3. What was Harte's occupation?

4. Where was Dr. Peake from?

5. Which of Twain's famous characters was inspired by Tom Blankenship?

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