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

  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.