The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?
(a) He eats his breakfast anyway.
(b) He is forced to participate.
(c) He reads the note.
(d) He lets himself out of the cell.

2. How does Henry change his tactics with Sam?
(a) He ties himself to the bed.
(b) He insists on staying until Bailey goes to trial or is released.
(c) He tells Sam to let Bailey go instead.
(d) He threatens Sam's life.

3. After Henry deals with the chicken problem, how does Lydian respond to this gesture?
(a) She is embarrassed.
(b) She hugs him.
(c) She urges him to stay with them.
(d) She urges him to get married.

4. What does Waldo ask after he accuses Henry of resigning from the human race?
(a) How can I join you?
(b) What would happen if everyone did so?
(c) Where do you find such inspiration?
(d) Why do not more people listen to you?

5. What does the audience learn about Williams once he leaves Walden Pond?
(a) He is a free man in New York.
(b) He lives in Canada.
(c) He has been shot at the border.
(d) He is sent back into slavery.

6. Where must Waldo go to speak out against injustice?
(a) At the courthouse.
(b) In Washington, D.C.
(c) Out of his comfort zone.
(d) In his own heart.

7. How does the play close?
(a) Henry refuses to leave.
(b) Henry leaves and goes back to his life by Walden Pond.
(c) Henry experiencing new strength and striding confidently off stage.
(d) Henry is sitting on his cot by Bailey.

8. What happens to Henry when he tries to object to the President?
(a) He is shot and wounded.
(b) No sound comes from his mouth.
(c) A loud noise covers his words.
(d) Waldo tells him to stop talking.

9. Henry rings the town bell, and tells everyone that Waldo will be giving a speech. Why does Waldo not appear?
(a) Waldo "suddenly had to make other plans."
(b) Waldo "wants more time to meditate on these matters."
(c) Waldo "is afraid of public speaking."
(d) Waldo "is not longer interested in assisting Henry in his cause."

10. What is happening to Henry in this scene?
(a) He is caught in the tornado.
(b) He and Bailey are caught in a fire.
(c) He has sold his soul to the devil.
(d) His nightmare of the war is being enacted.

11. Who does Bailey ask to be his lawyer?
(a) Edward.
(b) Waldo.
(c) Henry.
(d) Sam.

12. How does Williams appear?
(a) Dressed as a slave.
(b) Dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Dressed as a Mexican soldier.
(d) Dressed as an American soldier.

13. About what is Henry's poem/prayer?
(a) It has to do with confession and forgiveness.
(b) It has to do with renewal of faith and hope in God.
(c) It has to do with protecting Bailey in his time of need.
(d) It has more to do with his own beliefs than with Bailey's legal troubles.

14. Where does Williams want to stay?
(a) Canada.
(b) Walden.
(c) Wherever Henry is.
(d) Concord.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Sam respond when Henry says he refuses to leave?

2. What does the lighting in this jail cell scene make clear through its frightening blasts of red and other psychedelic colors?

3. What does Edward do as he gives his mother the berries?

4. Henry and Lydian briefly discuss love and loneliness. What comes between them?

5. What does Henry tell Waldo that he has to do, besides cast a vote in an election?

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