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Mark Twain (died 1910) views the tomb of Adam (of Adam and Eve fame) in Jerusalem - from The Innocents Abroad
The tomb of Adam! How touching it was, here in a land of strangers, far away from home and friends and all who cared for me, thus to discover the grave of a blood relation. True, a distant one, but still a relation. The unerring instinct of nature thrilled its recognition. The fountain of my filial affection was stirred to its profoundest depths, and I gave way to tumultuous emotion. I leaned upon a pillar and burst into tears. I deem it no shame to have wept over the grave of my poor dead relative.
1. This passage is funny becauseA. it is so heartfelt.2. Filial affection is the affection of
B. it is so honest.
C. it is so deep.
D. it is so silly.A. a brother.3. Twain wept over the grave of
B. a son.
C. a father.
D. a cousin.A. Adam.4. His tears were
B. a close relative.
C. a countryman.
D. a nobleman.A. shed in abundance.The entire book can be downloaded as an html zip file from Project Gutenberg: The Innocents Abroad.
B. tears of grief.
C. never really shed.
D. tears of a son.
Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.
Answer Key: 1-D..........2-B..........3-A..........4-C
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