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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 most people were trying to do to nature?
(a) Make it orderly.
(b) Make it un-natural.
(c) Make it beauitful.
(d) Make it obedient.

2. What did Thoreau ask permission to do at the beginning of 'Walking'?
(a) Live his life.
(b) Be brief.
(c) Persuade the reader.
(d) Elaborate.

3. 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 knew and befriended all the land owners.
(d) He owned the woods.

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

5. What direction did Thoreau prefer to walk in?
(a) North.
(b) East.
(c) South.
(d) West.

6. 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.

7. What kind of man did Thoreau think Brown was?
(a) Religious.
(b) Up-front.
(c) Foolish.
(d) Brave.

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

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

10. Who did Thoreau invite to be a citizen with him?
(a) The students.
(b) The children.
(c) The reader.
(d) The pure in heart.

11. Why did Thoreau think most people had the wrong idea about Brown?
(a) They did not understand him.
(b) They were afraid of him.
(c) They envied him.
(d) They had never met him.

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

13. How did Thoreau describe his thesis in 'Walking'?
(a) Radical.
(b) Natural.
(c) Logical.
(d) Beautiful.

14. Who did Thoreau say the newspapers of the time were NOT serving?
(a) Themselves.
(b) Their benefactors.
(c) The citizens.
(d) The governments.

15. What was Brown trying to fight with his attack?
(a) Prohibition.
(b) Emancipation.
(c) Abolishionists.
(d) Slavery.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Thoreau begin 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?

2. What did Thoreau say he was grateful to not have to worry about while walking?

3. Who did Thoreau like to have with him on his walks?

4. What did Massachusetts support that angered Thoreau in 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?

5. What animal did Thoreau say he was like when he went walking?

(see the answer keys)

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