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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How did the person who Twain tricked into seeing a minstrel show react?
(a) He was confused.
(b) She cried.
(c) She laughed.
(d) He was very angry.

3. Where was Dr. Peake from?
(a) North Carolina.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) New York.
(d) Virginia.

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

5. What is the name of the boy who came to stay with Twain's family when he was 15?
(a) Fox.
(b) Panther.
(c) Bear.
(d) Wolf.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Twain become the star of a hypnotist show?

2. What is the name of the slave that inspired Jim in Huckleberry Finn?

3. How long does it take for Twain to find out which girl saw him naked as a boy?

4. What did Twain like most about Higbie?

5. How does Twain hope to write?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Twain convince Dr. Peake of the hypnotist's power?

2. What did Twain think of Rudyard Kipling?

3. What did Clara do to shield her mother from news of Jean's sickness?

4. What character did Twain model after his cousin James Lampton?

5. What superstition did people have about rotting hair, and what did Twain think about it?

6. What is Twain's opinion of Jim Gillis?

7. What did Twain do with the money he found on the street?

8. To what does Twain compare writing his autobiography?

9. What are Twain's pet peeves?

10. What did Grant say on his deathbed?

(see the answer keys)

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