Roughing It by Mark Twain Major Themes


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In keeping with the theme of travel, which mountain range did Mark Twain cross in Roughing It?

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1. Through the use of humor, a theme in Roughing It, Mark Twain describes a local animal called a _____.

2. How is personal growth, a major theme in Roughing It, experienced by Mark Twain in San Francisco?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set makes it easy to find out what you know about Roughing It by Mark Twain. You will need to explain what happened during this book and how Twain's writing style brings it to life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you understand:

  • The personal growth he experiences through his travels
  • What animal Twain described using his customary wit
  • The mountains he crossed in this book

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the experiences Twain credits with his own personal growth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the invention he speaks about while in the Sandwich islands
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the adventures of Mark Twain as described in his book Roughing It

Additional Learning

You can get a more in depth look at this famous work of literature by reading the lesson titled Roughing It By Mark Twain Major Themes. This lesson teaches you about:

  • The 'scheme' Twain worked up on his return to San Francisco
  • Where he went on his travels
  • Who he traveled with during his adventures