Life on the Mississippi Themes


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Mark Twain is the pen name of 19th century American author _____.

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1. In 'Life on the Mississippi', Twain describes the life and culture along the river both before and after the _____.

2. One of Twain's key experiences in his early days on the river as a youth was serving as a _____ on a riverboat.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the themes in Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi. Answer study questions on topics that include Twain's real name and a major event in America that was taking place during the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these key points:

  • Twain's work on a river boat
  • Theme of broadening a person's knowledge
  • Features of the Mississippi River

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the author's actual name and the kind of features the Mississippi River still has today
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the job that Twain held on the river boat

Additional Learning

Find out more about the subject with the accompanying lesson called Life on the Mississippi Themes. The following will be covered for your benefit:

  • Background of the story and its themes
  • The first part of the text and its publication in the Atlantic Monthly
  • Details about the second half of the story
  • The themes of progress and travel