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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 character from William Shakespeare’s play
His grandfather
A riverboatman’s term

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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 Prince and the Pauper’
‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

Question 10:


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

 


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