Mark Twain Notes
How long did Mark Twain live?
Mark Twain was the first modern __________.
Mark Twain’s real name was?
Samuel Langham Clemens
Where was Mark Twain born?
At what age did Twain leave school?
Why did Twain leave school?
to become a printing press
What was Twain’s dream (that he achieved at age 22)?
become a steamboat man
What did Twain do during the Civil War
apart of a pack of volunteers but soon fled
While living in Virginia City, Nevada, Clemens got a job at the Virginia City Enterprise as a
What was the date that the pen name Mark Twain first appeared in print?
April 3 1863
Other pen names used by Twain?
Josh, Thomas, Jefferson
Theories as to how the pen name Twain originated?
sailor story, western saloons
Twain went to Sandwich Islands, aka Hawaii as a reporter. This lead to his famous:
Sandwich Island Lecture
What are some of the outlandish things that Twain put on the poster he used to advertise his lectures?
promised there would be fireworks and wild animals
What is Twain’s wife’s name?
What did Twain & his wife do on their first date?
went to a reading of David Copperfield
Twain’s first best selling book was
The innocence Abroad
How did Twain help Ulysses S. Grant
published his memoir
When was Huck Finn published
How many daughters did Twain have
At 60 years old, Twain embarked on a world ________ tour to try and get himself out of debt
While on tour, Twain heard his daughter Susie what?
died of meningitis
What year did Twain’s wife die?
Twain received an honorary degree from what University
When did Twain begin wearing his trademark white suits?
When did Twain die?