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Mark Twain

written by: pantera182
 
Mark Twain is one of the most prominent American authors. Learn more about his extraordinary personality and life.

Question 1:


Where does Mark Twain’s pen name come from?
A Scottish poet
A riverboatman’s term
A character from William Shakespeare’s play
His grandfather

Question 2:


In which U.S. city is there a statue of Mark Twain sitting on a bench?
San Francisco, California
Chicago, Illinois
Houston, Texas
Tallahassee, Florida

Question 3:


What medical condition did Mark Twain have?
He was colorblind.
All of these
He was very shortsighted.
He stuttered.

Question 4:


Which of these occupations did Mark Twain have before he started his writing career?
All of these
Steamboat pilot
Printer
Miner

Question 5:


Mark Twain firmly opposed this medical practice.
Vivisection
All of these
Craniotomy
Euthanasia

Question 6:


Mark Twain was very close friends with this renowned scientist and inventor.
Thomas Edison
Nikola Tesla
All of these
Albert Einstein

Question 7:


Why were some of Mark Twain’s works banned from libraries and from publishing?
All of these
They were considered a blasphemy.
They were considered sexists.
They were considered racist.

Question 8:


What did Mark Twain mostly splurge his money on?
Watches
Hats
Houses
Inventions

Question 9:


Which novel by Mark Twain has been named an example of the Great American Novel?
‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court’
‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’
‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’
‘The Prince and the Pauper’

Question 10:


Mark Twain was born in 1835 in this U.S. state.
Mississippi
Massachusetts
Missouri
Minnesota

 


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