Roughing It Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter XL - XLVIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What aspects of nature will be discussed in Roughing It?
(a) The transformation of nature by man.
(b) The destruction of man by nature.
(c) The destruction of nature by man.
(d) The transformation of man by nature.

2. Where is the mining business taking place during the time the book was written?
(a) The Northern States.
(b) The Western States.
(c) The Southern States.
(d) The Eastern States.

3. What is the author's goal in Roughing It?
(a) To travel across the country twice within a year.
(b) To become rich with little effort.
(c) To travel across the country three times within a year.
(d) To become rich with as much effort as it takes.

4. How many soldiers do the travelers encounter at Fort Bridger?
(a) One hundred and sixty.
(b) Seventy.
(c) One hundred and seventy.
(d) Sixty.

5. What does the narrator ask his superior to raise his salary to after the first week of working in the mill?
(a) $200,000 monthly.
(b) $400,000 yearly.
(c) $400,000 monthly.
(d) $200,000 yearly.

Short Answer Questions

1. During their second unsuccessful attempt at starting a fire, how many matches does the party burn?

2. What is Twain examining in Roughing It?

3. How do the other travelers react to Bemis' story about the buffalo that chased him?

4. How many friends does the narrator take along with him to mine for silver?

5. How many people live in Carson City?

(see the answer key)

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