Mark Twain's A Ghost Story: Summary & Analysis


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The Cardiff Giant in Mark Twain's ''A Ghost Story'' refers to _____.

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1. In ''A Ghost Story,'' Twain uses light and dark to suggest _____.

2. When the narrator of Mark Twain's ''A Ghost Story'' finally sees the ghost, he _____.

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What is A Ghost Story about? You can check your knowledge of this story and review important characters in it by completing the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, see what you understand about:

  • How Twain uses light and dark
  • Who The Cardiff Giant is
  • Why the ghost is embarrassed
  • How the narrator views the ghost when he finally sees it

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on A Ghost Story
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why Twain has the ghost leave with the narrator's pipe and blanket
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why the ghost is embarrassed in this story and interpret it correctly

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