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Mini-Quiz: Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain): Birth to Age 29

by Ron Kurtus (updated 19 January 2022)

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

1. How did Clemens start his writing career?

By writing the book Huckleberry Finn

By getting a degree in writing from Yale

By writing satirical articles in his brother's newspaper

2. Why did Clemens have so many printing jobs when in his 20s?

He was so incompetent that he was constantly being fired

He used them as a means to travel and find adventure

He had a goal of working in every print shop in the Midwest

3. How did Twain alienate some people?

By making fun of them in print

By writing about jumping frogs

By using a pseudonym

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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