The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For what does Henry invite Ellen?
(a) A swim.
(b) A boat ride.
(c) A walk.
(d) A picnic.

2. What is Henry's advice when Bailey says he cannot swim?
(a) Henry tells him not to struggle with the water.
(b) Henry tells him to avoid the ocean.
(c) Henry tells him to take lessons.
(d) Henry tells him to plug his nose when he jumps in.

3. Henry notes that he can feel the sound waves from the clock tower. Who does he say he is freer in jail than?
(a) Bailey, his cellmate.
(b) The jailer.
(c) The birds on the clock tower.
(d) The people outside.

4. Upon what does Henry lament, regarding the environment?
(a) The fact that humanity has done so much damage to the environment.
(b) There are too many biting insects.
(c) He would like to live in a more tropical environment.
(d) Concord is too wild for his taste.

5. What do Henry and Bailey see outside the window of the cell?
(a) The keys.
(b) Their neighbors.
(c) A drunk staggering around.
(d) The constable.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Waldo offers money, how does Henry respond?

2. What does Henry tell Waldo and Lydian about what must be done?

3. What does Henry tell Bailey he drinks?

4. Where does Henry live?

5. Waldo, who is clearly quite old, is losing his senses, mistakes what for a person?

(see the answer key)

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