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The Life of Mark Twain

written by: omseti
 
This quiz contains ten multiple choice questions based on the life of Mark Twain.

Question 1:


What was Mark Twain's birth name?
Samuel Rogers Clinton
Booth Tarkington
Samuel L. Clemens
George F. Scott Harrison

Question 2:


Where was Mark Twain born and where did he die?
Missouri and Connecticut
Missouri and Mississippi
Connecticut and Missouri
Mississippi and Connecticut

Question 3:


What was the name of Mark Twain's wife?
Amy
Amelia
Josephine
Olivia

Question 4:


At the height of his popularity, Mark Twain built one of the oddest and most elaborate homes at that time. In which eastern city was ythe nineteen-room mansion built?
Boston, Massachusetts
Elmira, New York
Hartford, Connecticut
Newport, Rhode Island

Question 5:


It is generally accepted that the Mark Twain House was designed to resemble which of these?
a Mississippi riverboat
a Gothic cathedral
a medieval castle
a tower

Question 6:


How many children did Mark Twain and his wife have?
5 daughters
4 sons
3 daughters and one son
2 sons and 2 daughters

Question 7:


How many of Mark Twain's children outlived him?
none
one
two
three

Question 8:


What was Mark Twain's opinion about slavery?
He was adamantly against it.
He believed it was a "necessary evil"
Being a southerner, he saw no evil in it.
He kept his true feelings on the subject to himself.

Question 9:


What were Mark Twain's favourite animals?
Horses
Birds
Dogs
Cats

Question 10:


Mark Twain made several costly investment mistakes in his lifetime, and even had to declare bankruptcy. What was the invention in which he refused to invest?
Gold mining in California
The automobile
The Paige typesetting machine
The Telephone

 


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