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The Life of Samuel Clemens
"This quiz is on the life of Samuel Clemens, the wonderful American writer whose pen name was Mark Twain."
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What was Samuel Clemens middle name?
Was Samuel Clemens born in Hannibal, Missouri?
When Samuel Clemens was fourteen, he was apprenticed to learn which of the following occupations?
Piloting a riverboat
What tragedy befell Samuel Clemens family in 1858?
Clemens sister died in childbirth.
His brother died as a result of a riverboat explosion.
The family's home was destroyed in a hurricane.
His mother was committed to a mental hospital.
In what year did Samuel Clemens write his first article under the pen name Mark Twain?
How many times was Samuel Clemens married?
What was the first novel that Clemens wrote alone using the pen name Mark Twain?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Prince and the Pauper
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Was the character Huckleberry Finn based on an actual person?
Which of the following is not an invention on which Samuel Clemens held a patent?
Mark Twain's Elastic Strap (device that tightened trousers at the waist)
Mark Twain's Patent Scrapbook (a self-pasting scrapbook)
Mark Twain's Mechanical Pen (a type of ballpoint pen)
Mark Twain's Memory-Builder Game (a game of history trivia)
What was one of the reasons that Samuel Clemens went bankrupt in 1894?
He heavily financed an automated typesetting machine that did not work.
Clemens lost a copyright lawsuit.
He lost much of his money in a railroad deal with Henry Flagler.
He had heavy gambling losses.
During the years that Clemens lived in Hartford, Connecticut, one of his neighbors was Clara Barton.
What university awarded Samuel Clemens the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature in 1907?
Was Samuel Clemens actually ever a Mississippi riverboat pilot?
How many of Samuel Clemens's four children outlived him?
How old was Samuel Clemens when he passed away?
85 years old
70 years old.
65 years old
75 years old
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Compiled Jun 28 12