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American Short Stories
THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG - Mark Twain

ACTIVITY 95: You are going to listen to THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG by Mark Twain. Listen carefully and for questions 1-10, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think best completes each question. Then check the audio transcription together with the correct answers.

Historical References in the story: Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States and the first true populist (non-aristocrat) to have that job. Daniel Webster, a senator and Secretary of State, known for his extraordinary speaking skills.

About the author's background: When Mark Twain wrote "The Celebrated Jumping Frog," his life resembled the narrator’s, which means the story could be autobiographical. Before he had fame and fortune as an author, Twain was interested in prospecting for gold and silver in California.

Questions

1.

The narrator is...

7.

Jim Smiley enjoys...

 

A.  Middling and comes from the West
B.
 Wild and comes from the North
C.
 Educated and comes from the East
D.
 Uneducated and comes from the South

 

A.  Pizza
B.
 Wine
C.
 Vodka
D.
 Competition

2.

What is Angel’s Camp?

8.

Dan'l Webster was the name of the...

 

A.  A summer camp
B.
 A church group
C.
 A mining town
D.
 A traveling fair

 

A.  Dog
B.
 Frog
C.
 Cow
D.
 Fly

3.

Who was fat and bald-headed?

9.

On what does Jim like to bet?

 

A.  Jim Smiley
B.
 Simon Wheeler
C.
 The Narrator
D.
 Dan'l Webster

 

A.  Greyhound races
B.
 Random events
C.
 Horse races
D.
 Anything

4.

What is Smiley's main characteristic?

10.

What does the stranger do to Jim’s frog?

 

A.  Addicted to gambling
B.
 Addicted to life
C.
 Addicted to women
D.
 Addicted to sports

 

A.  Cuts the backs of his legs
B.
 Fills him with bullets
C.
 Gives him a heart attack
D.
 Feeds him to a lizard

5.

Jim Smiley is lucky and...

11.

How can the dog be described?

 

A.  Silly
B.
 Stupid
C.
 Clever
D.
 Humorous

 

A.  Feisty
B.
 Dull
C.
 Slow
D.
 Cute

6.

Aside from jumping, what skill does Jim teach his frog?

12.

Other than his eye, what was Jim’s one-eyed cow missing?

 

A.  Swimming
B.
 Catching flies
C.
 Singing
D.
 Flying

 

A.  Its tail
B.
 One of its stomachs
C.
 Its front teeth
D.
 One of its ears

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 23  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.

 

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