For questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each space. Write the correct word into the gap (you must write the whole word into the gap not just the letter A, B, C or D). Click on the "Check" button to check your answers.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, is best (1) for his keen social observation and as the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The (2) became a landmark in the history of American literature.

The book first (3) in 1885. Although it has been (4) popular with young readers and taken as a (5) to the earlier Tom Sawyer, it has also (6) the attention of serious literary critics. Based in the mid 1800s, the novel often (7) with deeply rooted attitudes, (8) racism, of the time.

Immediately after its publication the book became controversial and has remained (9) up to the present. It has been (10) from the sections for children of several libraries and removed from reading lists and school programs because of its alleged racism. However, its defenders claim that the (11) of the book is anti-racist, (12) to its satirical nature.

1) A remembered B famous C reminded D awarded
2) A last B latter C latest D second
3) A appeared B published C sold D printed
4) A absolutely B ordinary C truly D totally
5) A story B sequel C part D follow
6) A attracted B applied C pulled D amazed
7) A describes B focuses C disapproves D deals
8) A strongly B hardly C particularly D solely
9) A such B as C that D so
10) A excluded B forbidden C extracted D misplaced
11) A plot B chapter C plan D action
12) A showing B relating C referring D regarding