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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Twain ask to put his last entry into his autobiography?
(a) His secretary.
(b) His daughter.
(c) His partner.
(d) His son.

2. Why does Twain think Aldrich's widow is opening a memorial in his honor?
(a) To raise money.
(b) To stroke her vanity.
(c) To find a new husband.
(d) To honor his memory.

3. Who owned Twain's copyrights after the business failure?
(a) Suzy.
(b) Webster.
(c) Twain.
(d) Olivia.

4. What did Olivia die from?
(a) A stroke.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Typhoid.
(d) It is unclear.

5. What did a man at a banquet say Anglo Saxons do when they want something?
(a) Take it.
(b) Buy it.
(c) Make a mockery of what they want.
(d) Work for it.

6. Who owned 9/10 of Twain's company?
(a) Twain.
(b) Webster.
(c) Grant.
(d) Bliss.

7. Who ended up paying all the business debts when the company failed?
(a) Twain.
(b) Bliss.
(c) Webster.
(d) The Bank.

8. What country granted Twain an honorary degree while talking about his vanity?
(a) France.
(b) Germany.
(c) Belgium.
(d) England.

9. How did Twain feel about Marie Corelli?
(a) He did not know much about her.
(b) He did not like her.
(c) He very much liked her.
(d) He thought she was beautiful.

10. When did Twain write the last entry in his autobiography?
(a) Thanksgiving.
(b) Christmas Eve.
(c) New Year's Day.
(d) Valentine's Day.

11. What did Twain say he was hours after his wife died?
(a) A beggar.
(b) A pauper.
(c) A rich man.
(d) An heir.

12. How many honorary degrees did Twain receive?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

13. Why was Twain so derisive in his speech about Bret Harte?
(a) Bret abandoned his family.
(b) Bret was rude to Twain.
(c) Brett swindled Twain out of money.
(d) Bret was a plagiarizer.

14. How did Twain find out that Suzy was ill?
(a) A telephone call.
(b) A telegram.
(c) A letter.
(d) A newspaper article.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what did the store clerk invest his life savings?

2. How much money had Grant's book made before he died?

3. Where did Olivia die?

4. How old was Orion when he died?

5. Why was Suzy's vocabulary so extensive?

(see the answer keys)

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