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Mark Twain (died 1910) hiking in the Alps - from A Tramp Abroad
We went on climbing, higher and higher, and curving hither and thither, in the shade of noble woods, with a rich variety and profusion of wild flowers all about us and glimpses of rounded grassy backbones below us occupied by trim chalets and nibbling sheep and other glimpses of far lower altitudes, where distance diminished the chalets to toys and obliterated the sheep altogether, and every now and then some ermined monarch of the Alps swung magnificently into view for a moment, then drifted past an intervening spur and disappeared again.
1. The "backbones" areA. the tops of hills.2. A spur is
B. trails of rocks.
C. animal skeletons.
D. tall peaks.A. a mountain trail.3. The monarch is ermined because
B. a loop in a mountain trail.
C. a ridge projecting from a mountain.
D. a sharp rock.A. it is covered with forest.4. The chalets were toys because
B. it shelters wild animals.
C. is is owned by royalty.
D. it is covered with snow.A. they were so poorly constructed.The entire book can be downloaded as an HTML zip file from the Internet: A Tramp Abroad.
B. they were so far away.
C. they belonged to farms.
D. they were colorful.
Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.
Answer Key: 1-A . . . . . . . . . . 2-C . . . . . . . . . . 3-D . . . . . . . . . . . 4-B
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