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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 first went to school?
(a) 6.
(b) 7.
(c) 8.
(d) 9.

2. What made Twain a local celebrity?
(a) His coverage of the boat survivors.
(b) His interview with the President.
(c) His local humor column.
(d) His literary guide.

3. What does Twain say his intimates rarely see in him?
(a) His genius.
(b) His spirituality.
(c) His kindness.
(d) His insecurity.

4. How old was Twain when he met the hypnotist?
(a) 15.
(b) 18.
(c) 16.
(d) 17.

5. Which of Twain's famous characters was inspired by Tom Blankenship?
(a) Tom Sawyer.
(b) The Pauper.
(c) Injun Joe.
(d) Huckleberry Finn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Harte's first name?

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

3. Whom did Twain accidentally copy in his book about his sailing trip around the world?

4. What did Twain love about the person who died in 1907?

5. Why does Twain not get very close to his older siblings?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what does Twain compare writing his autobiography?

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

3. What mistake did Twain make when printing his book "The Innocents Abroad," and what was the result of that mistake?

4. How did Jean die?

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

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

7. What does Twain say about Murat Halsted?

8. What happened when the town clerk invested in the telephone?

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

10. How did Twain say he felt after Jean's death?

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