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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Thoreau say he never had on his walks?
(a) A purpose.
(b) A companion.
(c) A destination.
(d) A notebook.

2. What did Thoreau say Massachusetts was supporting in 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?
(a) Perjury.
(b) Tyranny.
(c) Adultery.
(d) Slavery.

3. Who did Thoreau like to have with him on his walks?
(a) His daughter.
(b) A close friend.
(c) Nobody.
(d) A student.

4. What animal did Thoreau say he was like when he went walking?
(a) A dog.
(b) A camel.
(c) A bear.
(d) A deer.

5. What did Thoreau think should be made illegal in Massachusetts?
(a) Objecting the popular opinion.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Printing without permission.
(d) Returning slaves to their rightful owners.

6. Who did Thoreau compare Brown to?
(a) Christ.
(b) Martin Luther.
(c) King Henry.
(d) Judas.

7. What kind of walls did Thoreau say men should break down?
(a) Barrier Walls.
(b) Artificial Walls.
(c) Retaining Walls.
(d) All Walls.

8. Why was Thoreau able to walk freely wherever he pleased?
(a) The laws did not prohibit trespassing at the time.
(b) The land was not privately owned.
(c) He owned the woods.
(d) He knew and befriended all the land owners.

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

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

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

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

13. What was Thoreau pleading for in his speech about John Brown?
(a) For people to follow his example.
(b) For him to get proper representation.
(c) For newspapers to spread the truth.
(d) For his execution to be called off.

14. How did Thoreau begin 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?
(a) He described John Brown.
(b) He quoted a poem.
(c) He read a newspaper clip.
(d) He read from the Constitution.

15. What day did Thoreau say he feared in 'Walking'?
(a) When the public wild lands were all bought up.
(b) When nature would be over-crowded.
(c) When society discovered the joy of nature.
(d) When there would be no wild places in which to walk.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Thoreau say men should get their guidance and direction from?

2. Where did Thoreau deliver his speech about Brown?

3. What was Brown's sentence when he was tried in court?

4. What direction did Thoreau say most men tended to walk in when given the chance?

5. What was the name of the town where Brown's attack took place?

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