Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer


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What was Mark Twain's given name?

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1. Which of the following experiences had the biggest influence on Mark Twain's writing?

2. What made The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain such a groundbreaking work of literature when it was first published?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mark Twain is revered as a great influential American writer. Use this interactive quiz to test your understanding of how Mark Twain contributed to the literature movement, what influenced him in his work, and some characteristics in his writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Recall Mark Twain's given name
  • Identify the region that played a significant part in Mark Twain's stories
  • List the literary movements that Mark Twain helped to create
  • Understand why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a revolutionary piece in its time
  • Name some components of Mark Twain's writing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Mark Twain
  • Critical thinking - discuss why Mark Twain's writing continues to be read and studied and how he helped to found several literary movements, including regionalism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of Mark Twain's writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this author, review the accompanying lesson called Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Mark Twain's life
  • Understand how his environment and the time he grew up in influenced his writing
  • Explain where the name Mark Twain comes from
  • Read about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Define the literary movements he helped to create