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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
George F. Scott Harrison
Samuel L. Clemens
Booth Tarkington

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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?
Newport, Rhode Island
Elmira, New York
Hartford, Connecticut
Boston, Massachusetts

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

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?
The Telephone
The automobile
Gold mining in California
The Paige typesetting machine

 


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