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Twain's Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

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In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' who did the narrator inquire about?

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1. In Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,' about whom did old Simon Wheeler eventually tell stories?

2. Why was 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' popular with readers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Mark Twain's 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.' Topics you'll be assessed on include the actions of the central characters of the story: the narrator, Old Simon Wheeler, and Jim Smiley.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Narrator's inquiry in 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'
  • Simon Wheeler's object of storytelling
  • Creature Jim Smiley was determined to educate
  • Method the stranger in the story devises for winning his bet with Smiley
  • Narrator's decision to leave Wheeler

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 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the narrator of this story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters and their actions in 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'

Additional Learning

To learn more about the stories of Mark Twain, review the accompanying lesson on The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify and present a brief biography of the author of 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'
  • Name the three main characters of this story
  • Know the plot of 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County'
  • Relate two reasons audiences loved this story by Twain
  • Understand 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County' as a work in the style of Realism
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