Mark Twain's Satire


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Which of the following is not a book by Mark Twain?

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1. Which book by Mark Twain lightly pokes fun at the adult world?

2. Which of the following books by Mark Twain is the best example of Horatian satire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Twain is known as one of America's great satirists. This worksheet/quiz combination will test your ability to identify the works in which he used Horatian and Juvenalian satire and other related facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • Which work by Twain features Horatian satire
  • What book in a given list was not written by Mark Twain
  • How Twain used Juvenalian satire and in which work

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Twain's writings to identify a book in which he pokes gentle fun at the adult world
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about which of Twain's works most closely resembles Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained in order to identify a book not written by Mark Twain

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled Mark Twain's Satire for more information. You should meet these objectives when you finish:

  • Describe and discuss Juvenalian and Horatian satire
  • Compare Twain's use of satire to other authors
  • Identify a modern example of Horatian satire