Mark Twain Test
What is Mark Twain’s real name?
Samuel Langhorne Clemons
How are Twain and Tom Sawyer alike?
They are both a romantic, embellisher, a troublemaker, a trickster,and was always getting into fights
Why did Twain leave school around age 12?
His dad died so he had to work and earn money to help his family
What was his first job?
A printer’s apprentice
What was his job at age 22?
A steamboat man
What put Twain out of a job in 1961? Why?
The civil war took place over slavery. The war went to the waterways and the soldiers needed the boats for war.
Where did Twain go to avoid war?
He went out West to the Nevada Territory
What business did he take up West?
He mined gold since the gold tush was going on
Where did his pen name come from?
The Mississippi because on the steamboat someone would yell out Mark Twain when the water was safe.
What story gave Mark Twain his fame?
Jim Smiley and his jumping frog
Why did Twain move to San Francisco?
He got challenged a duel and found out that the person has really good accuracy so he ran away?
Which group of people did Twain defend in the San Francisco newspapers?
By what name are the Sandwich Islands today?
What did Olivia Langdon’s parents demand from Twain before they would allow him to marry their daughter? Why?
Character references because of social class differences
What was Twain’s fist best selling novel?
The Innocent’s Abroad
Where did Twain and his wife build their home?
Which president did Twain help to write his memoirs?
Ulysses S. Grant
What was Twain’s view of slavery as a child?
He thought that there was nothing wrong with it because he wasn’t raised that way
Which of Twain’s daughter’s understood him best?
How did Twain plan to repay his debts?
The Around the World Lecture Tour
What bad news did Twain get while he was away on his world tour?
Susie died of meningitis at age 24
What University gave Twain an honorary degree?
Who were Twain’s “angelfish”?
young girls that are from age 10-16 that he’d meet on boats
In what year dud Twain die?