How well do you know Mark Twain's "The Innocents Abroad"?



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What is the title of the travel book written by Mark Twain in 1869?

How long did the voyage of the Quaker City last?

What is a major theme of The Innocents Abroad?

What is the best-selling travel book of all time?

What is the name of the PBS series that broadcast a television movie version of The Innocents Abroad?

What is the main focus of the narrator's critiques in The Innocents Abroad?

What religious organization receives considerable attention from the narrator in The Innocents Abroad?

What is the name of the vessel that Mark Twain journeyed on in The Innocents Abroad?

How many miles of land and sea were covered during the journey chronicled in The Innocents Abroad?


The Innocents Abroad is a 1869 travel book by Mark Twain, which humorously chronicles his journey on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land with a group of American travelers in 1867. The voyage lasted for five months and included numerous side trips on land, covering over 20,000 miles of land and sea. The book became the best-selling of Twain's works during his lifetime, as well as one of the best-selling travel books of all time. A major theme of the book is the conflict between history and the modern world. Twain continually encounters petty profiteering and trivializations of history as he journeys, as well as a strange emphasis placed on particular past events. Twain recorded his observations and critiques of the various aspects of culture and society which he encountered on the journey, some more serious than others. The narrator reacts to the exploitation of the past and the unreasoning adherence to old ways, as well as to the profanation of religious history. The Catholic Church, in particular, receives a considerable amount of attention from the narrator, specifically its institutionalized nature. A 116-minute television movie version of the book was broadcast on the PBS series American Playhouse in 1987 and directed by Peter H. Hunt.


Test your knowledge of Mark Twain's famous travel book, The Innocents Abroad, with this quiz. From the Quaker City voyage to Twain's observations on culture and society, this quiz will challenge your understanding of the book's major themes and historical context. Whether you're a fan of Twain's writing or simply interested in travel literature, this quiz is sure to provide an entertaining and informative challenge. Keywords: Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, travel book, Quaker

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