Life on the Mississippi: Characters & Quotes


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In Twain's Life on the Mississippi, whose ''hurts were beyond help''?

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1. Of the boat captains in Life on the Mississippi, who walked in his sleep after experiencing a bad stretch in the river?

2. In Twain's Life on the Mississippi, who was indebted to many people, as he was slow to pay but quick to borrow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on the characters from Life on the Mississippi. Topics include a character who had 'hurts that were beyond help' and a character who walked in his sleep.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • One of the characters who was in debt to many people
  • The role of A. T. Lacey in the story
  • The author's comments about Tom Ballou

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characters in Life on the Mississippi
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Tom Ballou and a character who was a sleepwalker
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding A. T. Lacey

Additional Learning

The lesson called Life on the Mississippi: Characters & Quotes will teach you more about the following topics:

  • The story as a memoir
  • Steamboat that's featured in the story along with the boat captains
  • Characters the author meets on the Mississippi River