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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did young Mark Twain discover upon sneaking into his father's office?
(a) A revealing document.
(b) A dead body.
(c) His father's affair.
(d) A stray dog.

2. How is the the American consul general of Tangier introduced?
(a) As a man of prestige.
(b) As a lonely man.
(c) As a wicked man.
(d) As a confident man.

3. Whose final resting place is highlighted in Chapter 15?
(a) Romeo's and Juliet's.
(b) Abelard's and Heloise's.
(c) Charles de Gaulle's.
(d) Jim Morrison's.

4. Why can't the travelers enter the Moorish mosque?
(a) It is closed.
(b) Only people from Tangier are permitted.
(c) Only single Jewish people can enter.
(d) Christians are forbidden to cross the threshold.

5. Why wouldn't Heloise marry Abelard?
(a) She didn't want to ruin his career.
(b) She was afraid of him.
(c) She thought he was already married.
(d) She didn't love him.

6. What is the name of the ship?
(a) Samuel Clemens.
(b) Broken Promises.
(c) Bon Voyage.
(d) Quaker City.

7. Twain is sick of whom in Chapter 27?
(a) The British judge.
(b) Michelangelo.
(c) St. Germaine.
(d) His cabinmate.

8. What is the one thing the passengers have in common once the ship sets sail?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Seasickness.
(c) Fame.
(d) Wealth.

9. For what does the advertisement in the beginning of the story encourage people to register?
(a) The great pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land.
(b) The best tutor available in the United States.
(c) The lottery of a lifetime.
(d) The Christmas census.

10. What fact humiliates Twain in Chapter 23?
(a) That a "cultivated Negro" is more intelligent than he.
(b) That a "cultivated Negro" has more friends than he.
(c) That a "cultivated Negro" is more famous than he.
(d) That a "cultivated Negro" is richer than he.

11. What does Twain think about the people of Marseilles?
(a) They are very laid back.
(b) They are uncommonly snobbish.
(c) Their breath smells funny.
(d) They are extremely stylish.

12. What item interests Twain most in Rome after visiting the Coliseum?
(a) A da Vinci painting.
(b) An article about a playbill.
(c) A monk's cell.
(d) The Vatican.

13. What is the most common tour guide speech in Chapter 7 regarding?
(a) Cabin fever.
(b) The Holy Land.
(c) Mecca.
(d) The Queen's chair.

14. What was the church member's dying wish?
(a) That a huge party be held in her honor.
(b) That her family light a candle every year in her memory.
(c) That her body lay in state forever.
(d) That an oil lamp never go out.

15. To what does Twain compare Rome at the end of Chapter 28?
(a) A brothel.
(b) A candy store.
(c) Heaven.
(d) A spectacular museum.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Twain say about Italian women in Chapter 20?

2. What is the dominant item noticed by Twain and the travelers in the small village?

3. When does Twain's first positive impression of Venice take place?

4. What family financed Titian and Raphael?

5. How does Twain describe the streets of Genoa?

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