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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Thoreau say most men would never do what Brown did?
(a) They have too much to lose.
(b) They have too little to gain.
(c) They do not have the courage.
(d) They do not have the conviction.

2. What did Thoreau say he always did while walking while comparing himself to an animal?
(a) Ruminate.
(b) Pray.
(c) Observe.
(d) Meditate.

3. What word does Thoreau use to describe his walks?
(a) Quanitfying.
(b) Relaxing.
(c) Liberating.
(d) Exhilerating.

4. What did Massachusetts support that angered Thoreau in 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?
(a) The Free Trade Compromise.
(b) The Federal Government.
(c) The Nebraska-Kansas Act.
(d) John Brown.

5. What attribute did Thoreau say never came out on one of his walks?
(a) Endurance.
(b) Patience.
(c) Excitement.
(d) Practicality.

6. What word did Thoreau use to describe the citizens of Massachusetts?
(a) Hypocritical.
(b) Complacent.
(c) Proud.
(d) Ignorant.

7. Where did Thoreau say people were not really inhabitants of?
(a) Society.
(b) America.
(c) Nature.
(d) Their bodies.

8. Where did Thoreau say men should get their guidance and direction from?
(a) Books.
(b) Nature.
(c) The ocean.
(d) Europe.

9. What did Thoreau say we should let our thoughts do?
(a) Wander.
(b) Become.
(c) Grow.
(d) Take hold.

10. In 'Walking', what did Thoreau say most men's minds naturally gravitated towards?
(a) Routines.
(b) Security.
(c) Independance.
(d) Wilderness.

11. What did Thoreau say ruined the earth?
(a) Social standards.
(b) Expansion.
(c) Cultivation of the earth.
(d) Industry.

12. What about Brown did Thoreau think was misunderstood at the time?
(a) His reasonings.
(b) His methods.
(c) His intentions.
(d) His leadership.

13. Where did Thoreau say most men got their direction and guidance from?
(a) Books.
(b) Nature.
(c) The ocean.
(d) Europe.

14. What did Thoreau say Nature would reveal to man?
(a) Designs.
(b) Ideas.
(c) Thoughts.
(d) Needs.

15. What did Thoreau say confused most people about Brown?
(a) His boldness.
(b) His power.
(c) His cruelty.
(d) His courage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was illegal in Massachusetts?

2. What was Brown trying to fight with his attack?

3. What did Thoreau ask permission to do at the beginning of 'Walking'?

4. What did Thoreau say was the natural state of the Earth?

5. When did Thoreau deliver his speech about Brown?

(see the answer keys)

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