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1. _____we_____ students are being asked to read two essays this week: Twain's "Reading the River" and Adler's "How to Mark a Book."

We

Us

2. Samuel Clemens was born in 1835; his mother did not insist that ___she_______ name him as she insisted with her other children.

her

she

3. To Jane and ____him______, the presence of Halley's comet in the sky upon Samuel's birth seemed an omen.

he

him

4. Most people know Samuel Langhorne Clemens by ___his_______ pseudonym, Mark Twain.

him

his

5. ____his______ pseudonym means "two fathoms deep," a term taken from his days as a steamboat pilot.

His

Him

6. It is thought that Twain developed his love for billiards during __his________ days as a Mississippi pilot.

he

his

7. Friends often tried ____their______ luck, challenging Twain to a late night game of pool.

their

his

8. In 1851, ___he_______ began to contribute articles to the Hannibal Journal.

he

him

9. After the Civil War, many pilots, including Twain, tried ___their_______ luck at get-rich schemes.

their

his

10. When someone first reads "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," _____he/she_____ is sure to understand why it became a national sensation.

he/she

they

11. The chances of _____you_____ reading this story in sophomore English are high.

you

your

12. Everyone, it seems, has _____their_____ own copy of Huckleberry Finn, the sequel to Tom Sawyer.

their

his/her

13. Between you and _______I___, Life on the Mississippi is Twain's best work.

me

I

14. In Life on the Mississippi, Twain says, "The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book - a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to __I________ without reserve."

me

I

15. In this book, Twain asserts that not only had he gained valuable knowledge, but ___he_______ had lost something valuable as well.

he

him

16. Each student has __his/her________ own opinion about Twain's assertion that knowledge inevitably involves loss.

his/her

their

17. To ___whom_______ do you think this essay would most appeal?

who

whom

18. Every Mark Twain fan must visit Hannibal, Missouri if ____they______ truly wants to get insight into Mark Twain's life.

he/she

they

19. As a philosopher, Adler has not been taken __seriously________ by academic establishments.

serious

seriously

20. Adler believes that you should read a text _____actively_____.

active

actively

21. Without marking up a book, he contends, it is impossible to read it __well________.

good

well

22. Librarians, of course, will expect you to keep your books ___clean_______.

clean

cleanly

23. What, in Adler's opinion, is the ___best_______ way to own a book?

best

better

24. Adler's last piece of advice: if a friend wants to borrow one of your books, tell him ______firmly____ to buy his own copy.

firm

firmly

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1. _____we_____ students are being asked to read two essays this week: Twain's "Reading the River" and Adler's "How to Mark a Book."

We

Us

Correct

2. Samuel Clemens was born in 1835; his mother did not insist that ___she_______ name him as she insisted with her other children.

her

she

Correct

3. To Jane and ____him______, the presence of Halley's comet in the sky upon Samuel's birth seemed an omen.

he

him
Correct

4. Most people know Samuel Langhorne Clemens by ___his_______ pseudonym, Mark Twain.

him

his
Correct

5. ____his______ pseudonym means "two fathoms deep," a term taken from his days as a steamboat pilot.

His

Him
Correct

6. It is thought that Twain developed his love for billiards during __his________ days as a Mississippi pilot.

he

his
Correct

7. Friends often tried ...

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