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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Twain say the trade of writing requires before one can be a professional?
2. What did people in Twain's time think rotted the hair?
3. Where did Olivia die?
4. What does Twain say he never had to work at in his life?
5. What did Twain say was America's public philosophy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Clara is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?
Essay Topic 2
What are some of the ways Twain and Olivia show their love to each other, and how do these displays alter the course of their lives?
Essay Topic 3
Death and mortality were two integral themes in Twain's life. What are some of the key examples of these theme, and how did the presence of this themes affect the main characters?
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