Mark Twain Web Quest
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Today we'll be taking some time to learn about Mark Twain, one of the greatest American writers. This web-quest has been designed to take you on a journey into the past to understand the history and circumstances surrounding the writing of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. By completing this quest, you will have the opportunity to enlighten your classmates' minds, deepen your appreciation for the past, and piece together the puzzle of 1876 history. Please submit your answers that are in COMPLETE SENTENCES and are THOUGHTFUL in a Google Doc and share THE URL with me.

1. What do you already know about the man pictured above?

2. Twain wrote many pieces.
Explore the following website of quotes to answer the following questions:

Q: Write down four that sound interesting.
Q: My dad has a favorite, written in 1894. What is it?

Website: List of works

3. While Twain may have lived over a hundred years ago, his influence is still around now.
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Q: Pick three pop culture influences and explain.
Website: Pop culture influences

4. Mark Twain was born and died in an interesting fashion.
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Q: What was unusual about his birth and death?
Website: Hailey's Comet

5. Slavery will be a big part of Huck Finn. Explore the following website to answer the following question:
Q: As a boy, how did Mark Twain feel about slavery?
Website: Twain Growin' Up

6. We've talked about realism/regionalism, and how Mark Twain was one of the first writers in this literary era. Explore the following website to answer the following question:
Q: List three characteristics of how Twain's writing falls into realism/regionalism.
Website: Twain writing characteristics

7. Twain is known for writing things that stick.
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Q: Write down 5 of your favorite quotes
Q: What do these quotes say about Twain's character?
Website: Mark Twain Quotes

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