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10.8: Discussion Questions for “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” by Mark Twain

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    1. What is the significance of the setting in the story?
    2. Why is Wheeler trying to get people to listen to his tall tales?
    3. Do a character analysis of Smiley.
    4. What stereotypes are present about westerners?
    5. Do a character analysis of Wheeler.


    A handout with these questions is available here.

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