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Mini-Quiz: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain): Ages 40 to 59

by Ron Kurtus (revised 26 December 2005)

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

1. What did Twain sometimes do when he took a trip with family or friends?

He would write a book about his travels and observations

He would drink to excess, embarrassing his family

He would try to relax by fishing

2. What happened to several of the books he wrote during his 50s?

They lost money for the publishers

They became American classics

He decided not to have them published because they were too long

3. Why did Twain invest in business ventures, even though wealthy?

He knew his days as a writer and speaker were over

He may have been greedy

He didn't know any better

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in understanding the Biographies of famous people. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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