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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Thoreau describe slavery in 'Civil Disobedience'?
(a) Useful.
(b) Necessary.
(c) Shameful.
(d) Evil.

3. What does Thoreau say government accomplishes in 'Civil Disobedience'?
(a) Motivating the citizens.
(b) Regulating trade.
(c) Changing the ideals.
(d) Nothing.

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

5. What was attacked when Anthony Burns was in custody?
(a) A courthouse.
(b) A prison.
(c) A police station.
(d) A train station.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Thoreau put in jail?

2. What does Thoreau say he is NOT in 'Civil Disobedience'?

3. What did Thoreau say most media devices were striving to do?

4. What congressional act was discussed at the meeting Thoreau was asked to speak at before giving his speech, 'Slavery in Massachusetts'?

5. What holiday did Thoreau give 'Slavery in Massachusetts' on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Thoreau credit for the difference he saw between the cities and the country areas in 'Slavery in Massachusetts'?

2. How did Thoreau end 'Slavery in Massachusetts'?

3. What did Thoreau say government got involved in, and what did he think was the result of this?

4. How did Thoreau feel about the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

5. What did Thoreau say a man should do when his government was acting immorally?

6. What did Thoreau say was the responsibility of a just man when it came to slavery?

7. What did Thoreau claim not to be in 'Civil Disobedience' and what was his support for this?

8. What did Thoreau say about laws in 'Slavery in Massachusetts'?

9. How did Thoreau feel about the governor of Massachusetts, and why?

10. How did Thoreau suggest men should withdraw their support of an unjust government?

(see the answer keys)

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