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MARK TWAIN’S COUNTRY HOUSE, ON SALE FOR 1,85 MILLION DOLLARS

The country house that Mark Twain bought for his young daughter, Jean, outside Redding, Connecticut, went on sale for 1,85 million dollars, local media reported in the United States.

Refurbished and luxuriously finished, “Jean Farm” with a 340-square-meter is located next to “Stormfield”, the home where Twain lived for two years until his death in 1910, according to ABC News.

The property was built in 1860 and retains part of its original exterior, but its interior, which includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms, is adapted to the needs of modern life.

Among the attractions of the country house are a movie theatre, a studio and a saltwater pool. In addition, there is a pond with fish, bridges and prairies in the more than seven hectares that surround it.

The American writer and journalist bought the property in 1909 for his daughter Jean, who suffered from epilepsy and died on Christmas that year. Five months later, in April 1910, he died.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain (1835-1910), left a prolific literary legacy, with titles such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn or Prince and Beggar, which earned him the title of “Father of American literature“, as he was defined by William Faulkner in 1955. (August 28, 2017, EFE/Practica Español)

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La noticia habla...
A
de una casa que Mark Twain compró para un familiar.
B
de la casa donde Mark Twain escribió sus mejores novelas.
C
de la casa de los padres de Mark Twain.
Question 2
Según el texto, la hija de Mark Twain compró esa casa a su padre.
A
No se sabe.
B
Verdadero.
C
Falso.
Question 3
Según la noticia, esa casa se encuentra...
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en un estado de la zona este de Estados Unidos.
B
en un estado de la zona sur de Estados Unidos.
C
en un estado de la zona oeste de Estados Unidos.
Question 4
En la noticia se dice que...
A
se han hecho unas pocas reformas en esa casa.
B
se ha reformado por completo esa casa.
C
no se han hecho reformas en esa casa.
Question 5
La hija de Mark Twain murió antes que su padre.
A
Falso.
B
No se sabe.
C
Verdadero.
Question 6
Según el texto, Twain...
A
es un escritor muy importante de la literatura.
B
no llegó a destacar en la literatura.
C
es un escritor poco conocido en Estados Unidos.
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