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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Henry praises the speaker, and calls him by what name?
(a) Congressman Lincoln from Illinois.
(b) My son.
(c) President Polk.
(d) My brother.

2. Waldo marvels at Henry, and expresses his own admiration for Henry's beliefs. How does he refer to Henry?
(a) A "living Transcendentalist."
(b) A "living, breathing prophet."
(c) A "man of his word."
(d) A "walking ethic."

3. When does Henry comfort Edward with the knowledge that he has now planted new Huckleberry plants?
(a) Edward eats some of the berries.
(b) Edward has dropped a few berries.
(c) Edward cannot find any berries.
(d) Edward spills his full basket of berries.

4. How does the scene restart?
(a) Suddenly.
(b) Quickly.
(c) It does not restart.
(d) In slow motion.

5. Waldo asks whether he should start a violent rebellion. How does Henry reply?
(a) He insists Waldo should stop violence.
(b) He insists violence is the only solution.
(c) He insists Waldo start a war.
(d) He insists violence is not always the answer.

6. What does Lydian suggest that Henry do while Waldo is away in England?
(a) Get another job.
(b) He should leave.
(c) Stay with them.
(d) Find a wife.

7. With what does Henry tell Bailey he prays?
(a) A flute.
(b) A Bible.
(c) Nature.
(d) The water.

8. What does Henry accuse Waldo of being, which Waldo denies?
(a) "Tethered" by his beliefs.
(b) "Unsure" in his beliefs.
(c) "Spineless" in his beliefs.
(d) "Stuck" in his beliefs.

9. Of what does Henry accuse Waldo, regarding Williams?
(a) Treating Williams like an animal.
(b) Treating Williams like the slave he had been.
(c) Treating Williams as an idea rather than as a person.
(d) Treating Williams like his own personal assistant.

10. How do the stage directions describe Henry's discussion of Waldo' virtues?
(a) A "mixture of love and devotion."
(b) A "mixture of jealousy and hate."
(c) A "mixture of fear and loathing."
(d) A "mixture of admiration and contempt."

11. About what is Williams worried?
(a) Henry will kick him out.
(b) Henry will not be his friend.
(c) The authorities will catch him at Walden Pond.
(d) Henry will turn him in.

12. The scene fades and Sam is doing what?
(a) Waking Henry up from his dream.
(b) Calling for help.
(c) Yelling at Henry.
(d) Packing Henry's belongings.

13. What does Henry tell Waldo that he has to do, besides cast a vote in an election?
(a) Write letters to the politicians.
(b) Protest.
(c) Run for office.
(d) More.

14. As who does Waldo appear?
(a) A Mexican soldier.
(b) A soldier.
(c) The President.
(d) A General.

15. Sam brings him breakfast, and tells Henry what?
(a) The war in Mexico has ended.
(b) The telegraph line to Texas has been finished.
(c) Henry's mother will bail him out.
(d) The war in Mexico has begun.

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides suggesting that Henry would be a better father, what else does Edward suggest to his mother?

2. Where must Waldo go to speak out against injustice?

3. Why does Henry wail in grief?

4. What does Williams want to call himself?

5. Why does Henry make up a poem/prayer for Bailey?

(see the answer keys)

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