What was Mark Twain’s original name?
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Where did Twain grow up?
What significant event happened to Twain and his family when he was twelve?
His father died of pneumonia
How did Twain find out that he enjoyed writing?
He joined his brother’s newspaper
What was Twain’s job in 1858 and how did he attain the name of Mark Twain?
He was a licensed river pilot and mark twain means that it is safe to navigate
What major event caused Twain to become a newspaper reporter?
The Civil War
Who did Twain marry in 1870 and how many children did they have?
He married Olivia Langdon and they had 4 children
What was Twain’s first work which began to gain him fame?
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County
What was the first book that Twain published?
The Innocents Abroad
What two books were published in 1876 and in 1885?
The Adventure of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
What signifigance does the American Library Association with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
It was censored
When did Twain die?
April 21, 1910
What did Twain receive from Oxford University in 1907?
Doctorate in Letters
What did Twain name his dogs?
I Know, You Know, and Don’t Know
Twain was very interested in parapsychology. What did he predict and how?
He predicted his brother’s death in a dream. He also predicted his own death with some accuracy
What ironic event happened on the day that Twain was born and died?
Haley’s Comet was visible