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Mini-Quiz: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain): Ages 30 to 39

by Ron Kurtus (revised 26 December 2005)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What did the The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County do for Twain?

It made him a wealthy man

He became well-known but did not make much money from it

He used the story to start a speaking career

2. What did Clemens realize about the "Mark Twain" name ?

That it was a mistake to use such a silly nom de plume

That no one knew him by his real name

That it had great commercial potential and was worth having it trademarked

3. In what type of writing did Twain specialize?

Money-making schemes

Frogs and their characteristics

Humorous travel observations

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