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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 one thing the passengers have in common once the ship sets sail?
2. What are the forms of transportation used in the first destination?
(a) Wheeled carts and motorbuses.
(b) Wheeled carts, pack mules, and one's own head.
(c) Donkeys and one's own head.
(d) Horses and pack mules.
3. What about the French can Twain not tolerate?
(a) Their insistence on quick meals.
(b) Their lack of hygiene.
(c) Their rudeness.
(d) Their broken English.
4. What is the first site the group visits in Chapter 14?
(b) Notre Dame.
(c) Palace at Versailles.
(d) The Louvre.
5. Twain says the color the gondolas are painted the color of ___________.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Twain tell the group of poor people to do?
2. Why is the gondola ride a letdown?
3. When does the judge finally complain in Twain's story?
4. Due to Italy's tenuous financial state, Twain is confused by its what?
5. Who in France claim to be barbers?
Short Essay Questions
1. Twain is fascinated with Tangier. Its very foreignness entertains him inestimably. Why do you think Tangier has such an impact on Twain?
2. What impresses Twain about St. Peter's?
3. Compare/contrast Twain's first opinion of Venice to his opinion after he arrives at the Grand Canal.
4. On a visit to the Capuchin Convent, the group is led into a vault decorated with the bones of ancient deceased monks. What is it about this vault that so fascinates Twain?
5. Venice seems to bring out a flurry of emotions in Twain. He is at first disappointed then excited, and in Chapter 23, eventually bored. Why is Twain eventually bored?
6. Compare/contrast Versailles with Faubourg St. Antoine.
7. Twain has not been very complimentary to the cities/countries he has visited so far, and Italy is doomed to the same fate so far in Chapter 20. He lumps Italy with the other disappointments he has experienced up until that time. What indication does Twain give that he is unhappy with Italy?
8. What particularly gruesome item is the group confronted with when it visits the Cathedral of Milan? How does Twain react to this artifact and why?
9. Stuck waiting in the tiny town of Annunciation, Twain and his companions decide to attend the theater to see a famous singer perform. What happens at the performance? What does this event do for Twain's opinion of the people who have attended?
10. Compare/contrast American and European work ethics, as described by Twain in Chapter 19.
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