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Title: My Papa, Mark Twain


1
My Papa, Mark Twain
  • by
  • Susy Clemens
  • Review

2
1. What is a fact?
  • A statement or information that can be checked or
    proved.

3
2. What is an opinion?
  • A persons judgment or belief.

4
3. How does Susy Clemens describe her father?
  • Humorous and kind

5
4. What does Susy Clemens mean when she
writes the following? I never saw a man with
so much variety of feeling as papa has.
  • Mark Twain could express many different emotions
    in his writing.

6
5. Why does Clemens mention the number of
cats in the Twain home?
  • It is a detail that supports the fact that Twain
    loves animals.

7
6. According to the information Susy Clemens
presents, how can her father best be
described?
  • Humorous, absent-minded, and affectionate

8
7. How does Susy Clemens reveal a unique
perspective about Mark Twain?
  • She tells personal stories about her father at
    home.

9
8. Why does Susy Clemens write about her
father that, he could listen to himself
talk for hours without getting tired?
  • She wanted to inform us that Twain enjoyed
    talking more than listening to others.

10
9. What does Twains problem with the
burglar alarm show about him?
  • Twain has trouble understanding how such devices
    work.

11
10. What excuse does Susy Clemens give for
her fathers not being able to understand
how the burglar alarm works?
  • He has the mind of a writer and cannot understand
    simple things.

12
11. striking
  • very noticeable or impressive unusual

13
12. absent-minded
  • forgetful

14
13. incessantly
  • constantly continuously

15
14. consequently
  • as a result

16
15. impatient
  • feeling or showing annoyance because of delay

17
16. peculiar
  • out of the ordinary odd

18
17. A fact is information that must be
__________.
  • proven

19
18. An opinion is a persons _________ or
_________.
  • judgment or belief

20
19. Text-Based Question Susy Clemens
creates a vivid portrait of her father.
Write a short answer telling the good
points and the faults that Clemens
reveals about her father.
  • Mark Twain is attractive and intelligent. She
    suggests that he is the center of the family and
    that everyone, especially her mother, caters to
    him. He is fond of animals, humorous, and has a
    kind, sympathetic nature. His faults include
    excessive billiard playing, smoking, talking,
    strong language, absent-mindedness, and lack of
    mechanical ability.
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