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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. What is the name of the most famous phrenologist?
(a) Fraler.
(b) Fawley.
(c) Fowler.
(d) Frazier.

2. What does Twain bring home from caves as a young boy?
(a) Bats.
(b) Mud.
(c) Cave spiders.
(d) Stalactites.

3. On what river did Twain desperately want to travel?
(a) The Mississippi.
(b) The Ganges.
(c) The Amazon.
(d) The Thames.

4. What does Twain say protected him from his gullible nature?
(a) Beginner's luck.
(b) Whisperings in his ear.
(c) Good friends.
(d) God's intervention.

5. Whom did Twain accidentally copy in his book about his sailing trip around the world?
(a) Edgar Allen Poe.
(b) James Faulker.
(c) Louisa May Alcott.
(d) Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Twain do to trick a phrenologist?

2. What story did Twain use his letters to write when he came home from sailing around the world?

3. To what does Twain compare writing his autobiography?

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

5. Twain's father takes what position at a court house in 1847?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Twain say was so special about Rogers?

2. What did Twain see when he was on assignment in Honolulu?

3. How was Twain saved from fighting a duel?

4. What did Suzy's family do when they heard she was sick?

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

6. When did Twain start using his pseudonym?

7. How did Twain get by after his father died?

8. What does Twain notice while studying human nature?

9. What does Twain say about Murat Halsted?

10. What did Carlton do when he met Twain after refusing to publish his book?

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