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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Thoreau say government should be based on?
(a) Mercy.
(b) Practicality.
(c) Justice.
(d) Essentialism.

2. What were Abolitionists against?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Change.
(c) Socialism.
(d) War.

3. Where did Thoreau say he saw a greater disregard for slavery in the country?
(a) The cities.
(b) The North.
(c) The South.
(d) The country.

4. How did Thoreau feel about the people who teased him when he took his own advice in 'Civil Disobedience'?
(a) He thought them to be ridiculous.
(b) He was surprised at their reactions.
(c) He hated them.
(d) He respected their opinions.

5. How does Thoreau say a citizen should disobey?
(a) Speak out in public.
(b) Vote.
(c) Withdraw support.
(d) Move away.

6. What state was Thoreau from?
(a) Maine.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) Maryland.
(d) Michigan.

7. What happened to Thoreau when he took his own advice given in 'Civil Disobedience'?
(a) He was written up.
(b) He was not heard.
(c) He was put in prison.
(d) He was fined.

8. How did Thoreau describe the rulers of the country in 'Slavery in Massachusetts'?
(a) Unprincipled.
(b) Uneducated.
(c) Unknowing.
(d) Unruly.

9. What part of man does Thoreau say government has control over?
(a) The mental part.
(b) The religious part.
(c) The physical part.
(d) The emotional part.

10. Where in the U.S. was Thoreau most interested in the slavery debate?
(a) Nebraska.
(b) Massachusetts.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Virginia.

11. What city did Thoreau give 'Slavery in Massachusetts' on?
(a) Farmington.
(b) Ferrell.
(c) Farmel.
(d) Framington.

12. What is the main theme of 'Civil Disobedience'?
(a) Religion in politics.
(b) The role of politics.
(c) Appropriate places to disobey.
(d) Moral responsibility.

13. What does Thoreau say happens when government gets involved in politics?
(a) It simplifies things.
(b) It changes the perspective.
(c) It allows for growth.
(d) It gets in the way.

14. What does Thoreau say soldiers are expected to do?
(a) Defeat opposition.
(b) Obey.
(c) Serve.
(d) Carry out the will of government.

15. How did Thoreau say med should treat the government when acting immorally in 'Slavery in Massachusetts'?
(a) With obedience.
(b) With contempt.
(c) With logic.
(d) With compassion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is used to restore order when people try to free Burns?

2. In 'Civil Disobedience', what does Thoreau say a just man will not wait for?

3. What kind of government does Thoreau describe in 'Civil Disobedience'?

4. How does Thoreau describe slavery in 'Civil Disobedience'?

5. What does Thoreau hope to inspire men to do after 'Civil Disobedience'?

(see the answer keys)

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