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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. In what state did Brown's attack take place?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Virginia.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Pennsylvania.

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

3. In 'A Plea for Captain John Brown', who did Thoreau say the newspapers were serving?
(a) The people.
(b) The government.
(c) The rich citizens.
(d) Themselves.

4. What was the name of the town where Brown's attack took place?
(a) Harrington Bridge.
(b) Hannigan's Bay.
(c) Harlem's Crossing.
(d) Harper's Ferry.

5. What does Thoreau think justifies violent force?
(a) A public forum.
(b) A just reason.
(c) A last resort.
(d) A greater cause.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Thoreau say about most people's idea of improvement?

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

3. What did Thoreau say he never had on his walks?

4. What attribute did Thoreau say never came out on one of his walks?

5. What did Thoreau compare what Nature revealed to man to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Thoreau pleading for in 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?

2. What was Thoreau most critical of newspapers for in 'A Plea for Captain John Brown'?

3. What did Thoreau say men should try to walk unencumbered by?

4. What did Thoreau say were the dangers of cultivation in 'Walking'?

5. What did Thoreau say his walking was a metaphor of?

6. How was Brown taken to court for his raid and what happened there?

7. What animal did Thoreau compare himself to when walking, and why?

8. How did Thoreau feel about the violence Brown used, and why?

9. How did Thoreau show his ideal relationship between man and nature?

10. Why did Thoreau think Massachusetts was hypocritical?

(see the answer keys)

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