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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?
George F. Scott Harrison
Samuel Rogers Clinton
Samuel L. Clemens
Booth Tarkington

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


What was the name of Mark Twain's wife?
Amy
Josephine
Olivia
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?
Boston, Massachusetts
Hartford, Connecticut
Newport, Rhode Island
Elmira, New York

Question 5:


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

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?
two
three
none
one

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


What were Mark Twain's favourite animals?
Birds
Cats
Horses
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 automobile
The Paige typesetting machine
The Telephone
Gold mining in California

 


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