Quiz N. 1 The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Quizzes & Trivia

Mark Twain’s “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” is a short piece of fiction publish first in Harper’s Monthly in December 1899, and is said to be a somewhat satirical replay of the Garden of Eden story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How did the neighboring towns feel about Hadleyburg?
    • A. 

      They were happy for it

    • B. 

      They were prouder if it than of any other of its possessions

    • C. 

      They were jealous of it

    • D. 

      They were concerned

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    1.       The word gambler can be translated as:
    • A. 

      Mendigo

    • B. 

      Jugador

    • C. 

      Loco

    • D. 

      Roedor

    • E. 

      Estafador

  • 3. 
    1.       The word "unsmirched" means.
    • A. 

      Clean

    • B. 

      Holy

    • C. 

      Honest

    • D. 

      Correct

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    1.       What was the name of Mrs. Richards?
    • A. 

      Earn

    • B. 

      Edward

    • C. 

      Mary

    • D. 

      Peter

    • E. 

      Ann

  • 5. 
    What was the name of the publication that Mrs. Richards was reading when the stranger arrived to her house?
    • A. 

      The Missionary Herald

    • B. 

      The angel of the morning

    • C. 

      The Herald of the Morning

    • D. 

      The Morning Herald

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    For how many years had Hadleyburg kept its reputation?
    • A. 

      For 3 years

    • B. 

      For 3 generations

    • C. 

      For 3 months

    • D. 

      For 3 days

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The word "likely" can also be replaced by:
    • A. 

      Probable

    • B. 

      Probably

    • C. 

      Want

    • D. 

      Supposedly

    • E. 

      Credible

  • 8. 
    1.       The winner of the sack had to appear in _________ days at __________
    • A. 

      15 days/ 8 o’clock in the morning

    • B. 

      30 days / 8 o’clock in the evening

    • C. 

      30 days / 6 o’clock in the morning

    • D. 

      15 days / 8 o’clock in the evening

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    1.       Who was the one who had the right to break the seals of the sack?
    • A. 

      Mr. Richards

    • B. 

      Mr. Burgess

    • C. 

      Mr. Sandy

    • D. 

      Mr. Hadleyburg

    • E. 

      Mrs. Richards

  • 10. 
    1.       The news about the strange man and the sack of gold was known in all Europe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    1.       How much is “a houndred and sixty pounds” in dollars, according to Mr. Richards?
    • A. 

      One hundred dollars

    • B. 

      One million dollars

    • C. 

      Forty thousand dollars

    • D. 

      Forty dollars

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    1.       How much money gave the citizen from Hadleyburg to the gambler?
    • A. 

      20 thousand dollars

    • B. 

      20 dollars

    • C. 

      20 houndred dollars

    • D. 

      20 cents

    • E. 

      2 dollars

  • 13. 
    According to Mrs. Richards, where was Mr. Richards when the stranger asked for him?
    • A. 

      He was in Europe

    • B. 

      He was in Brixton

    • C. 

      He was in Berlin

    • D. 

      He was in Dublin

    • E. 

      He was in Montreal

  • 14. 
    1.       The expression “without a penny” means:
    • A. 

      Without money

    • B. 

      Without hope

    • C. 

      Without a pen

    • D. 

      Without life

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Mark Twain was from Hadleyburg. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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