Can You Identify These Mark Twain Quotes?

Didn't you just love reading the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as a child? If so, you must have loved other books by Mark Twain. But how well do you know them? Take this quiz and find out!
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Question 1/12

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“Jim said that bees won't sting idiots, but I didn't believe that, because I tried them lots of times myself and they wouldn't sting me.”
The Prince and the Pauper
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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“A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy height of a grass blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said, "Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children's alone," and she took wing and went off to see about it -- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was credulous about conflagrations, and he had practised upon its simplicity more than once.”
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Diary of Adam and Eve
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“When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”
The Innocents Abroad
The Prince and the Pauper
Life on the Mississippi
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“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.”
Life on the Mississippi
The Mysterious Stranger
Roughing It
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“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Joan of Arc
The Innocents Abroad
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“That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals do.”
The War Prayer
The Innocents Abroad
A Tramp Abroad
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“Schoolboy days are no happier than the days of afterlife, but we look back upon them regretfully because we have forgotten our punishments at school and how we grieved when our marbles were lost and our kites destroyed – because we have forgotten all the sorrows and privations of the canonized ethic and remember only its orchard robberies, its wooden-sword pageants, and its fishing holidays.”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Innocents Abroad
The Mysterious Stranger
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“Unquestionably the discovery of the Mississippi is a datable fact which considerably mellows and modifies the shiny newness of our country, and gives her a most respectable outside-aspect of rustiness and antiquity.”
Pudd'nhead Wilson
Life on the Mississippi
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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“And when he awoke in the morning and looked upon the wretchedness about him, his dream had had its usual effect: it had intensified the sordidness of his surroundings a thousandfold.”
On the Decay of the Art of Lying
The Innocents Abroad
The Prince and the Pauper
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“Who knows, he may grow up to be President someday, unless they hang him first!"
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Tramp Abroad
Eve's Diary
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“That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.”
The Mysterious Stranger
The War Prayer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”
Life on the Mississippi
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Roughing It
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1
“Jim said that bees won't sting idiots, but I didn't believe that, because I tried them lots of times myself and they wouldn't sting me.”
The Prince and the Pauper
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
2
“A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy height of a grass blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said, "Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children's alone," and she took wing and went off to see about it -- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was credulous about conflagrations, and he had practised upon its simplicity more than once.”
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Diary of Adam and Eve
3
“When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”
The Innocents Abroad
The Prince and the Pauper
Life on the Mississippi
4
“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.”
Life on the Mississippi
The Mysterious Stranger
Roughing It
5
“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Joan of Arc
The Innocents Abroad
6
“That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals do.”
The War Prayer
The Innocents Abroad
A Tramp Abroad
7
“Schoolboy days are no happier than the days of afterlife, but we look back upon them regretfully because we have forgotten our punishments at school and how we grieved when our marbles were lost and our kites destroyed – because we have forgotten all the sorrows and privations of the canonized ethic and remember only its orchard robberies, its wooden-sword pageants, and its fishing holidays.”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Innocents Abroad
The Mysterious Stranger
8
“Unquestionably the discovery of the Mississippi is a datable fact which considerably mellows and modifies the shiny newness of our country, and gives her a most respectable outside-aspect of rustiness and antiquity.”
Pudd'nhead Wilson
Life on the Mississippi
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
9
“And when he awoke in the morning and looked upon the wretchedness about him, his dream had had its usual effect: it had intensified the sordidness of his surroundings a thousandfold.”
On the Decay of the Art of Lying
The Innocents Abroad
The Prince and the Pauper
10
“Who knows, he may grow up to be President someday, unless they hang him first!"
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A Tramp Abroad
Eve's Diary
11
“That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.”
The Mysterious Stranger
The War Prayer
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
12
“Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”
Life on the Mississippi
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Roughing It