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Mini-Quiz: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain): Age 60 to Death at 74

by Ron Kurtus (revised 26 December 2005)

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



1. What was a primary purpose of Twain's trip around the world?

As research for his travel articles and books

To earn money by reading his material to admiring audiences

To get away from all the publicity he got in the U.S.

2. What happened when Twain returned to the United States?

His publisher sued him for breach of contract

He went into hiding on an old riverboat

He was celebrated with banquets and given honorary degrees from colleges

3. Why did Twain pay his debts in full?

It was the honorable thing to do

Creditors had threatened his life

He didn't know any better

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