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

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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