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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. Where is the author traveling to?
(a) St. Louis.
(b) Kansas City.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) San Diego.

2. What animal do the travelers shoot at as the stagecoach enters Nevada?
(a) Ducks.
(b) Deer.
(c) Rabbits.
(d) Squirrels.

3. How long does it take the narrator and his brother to reach St. Joseph on the steamboat?
(a) Six days.
(b) Seven days.
(c) Eight days.
(d) Five days.

4. How many miles from Salt Lake City does Chapter XIX begin?
(a) Two hundred and fifty.
(b) One hundred.
(c) One hundred and fifty.
(d) Two hundred.

5. What is interesting about Carson Lake?
(a) It has an infinite number of outlets.
(b) It has no known outlet.
(c) It has two known outlets.
(d) It has four known outlets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are the vigilantes from that hang Slade?

2. As the weapon carried by Bemis, what is the Allen revolver known for?

3. What is it about English that Twain is studying?

4. What does the referee decide in the court case between Hyde and Morgan?

5. How many soldiers do the travelers encounter at Fort Bridger?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Slade feared and what happens between him and the narrator?

2. What is the story of Bemis and the buffalo, and how do the other passengers respond to it?

3. What leads the narrator and his party to Esmeralda?

4. What skills does Captain John Nye have, and how does he help the narrator and his party?

5. How does the narrator begin his journey in Chapter I?

6. What role does the press play in the mining industry of Nevada and how does it affect the narrator?

7. What is the economy of Salt Lake City like, and how long do the travelers stay there?

8. What are Twain's views about the amount of information in the book, as he states in the Prefatory?

9. What is Roughing It about, according to the author?

10. What warning is the narrator and his party given as they approach the Honey Lake Smith's Inn, and what is their response?

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