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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. How old was Twain when he had his first crush on a girl?
(a) 10.
(b) 9.
(c) 11.
(d) 12.

2. What did the author who Twain accidentally copied say is never a crime?
(a) Small amounts of copying.
(b) Reusing old text.
(c) Enhancing existing ideas.
(d) Unconscious plagiarism.

3. How does Twain describe his mother?
(a) A woman with a small body and huge heart.
(b) A woman with strict way and a tender heart.
(c) A woman who loved too much to know better.
(d) A woman with a heart of gold and a fist of iron.

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

5. What did Twain see some Irish boys doing one night after he left Nevada?
(a) Harassing a policeman.
(b) Giving alcohol to a baby.
(c) Stoning a Chinese man.
(d) Killing a dog.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Twain sent on assignment while working in Sacramento?

2. What did Twain do to trick a phrenologist?

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

4. Who suggested that Twain should write a book?

5. What did Twain decide to do after becoming a local celebrity?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Twain do after he became a local celebrity?

2. What happened when Twain swore in front of his wife for the first time?

3. What did Twain realize while writing "Tom Sawyer"?

4. What did Webb do when publishing Twain's first book?

5. What did Twain do during the measles epidemic?

6. What happened to Olivia when she was 16, and how was she cured?

7. What did Grant do that showed his human side?

8. What did Suzy do to punish herself for hitting her sister?

9. How did Twain get people to come to his first lecture?

10. What does Twain say about Murat Halsted?

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