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. 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.

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

3. What is Bailey doing as Henry speaks to him?
(a) Playing cards.
(b) Exercising.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Reading.

4. What does Henry say Waldo should use to effect change?
(a) A change in philosophy.
(b) His wonderful manner of speaking.
(c) His fame and influence.
(d) His wife's influence.

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

6. What name does Williams adopts?
(a) Williams Thoreau.
(b) Williams Henry.
(c) Henry Williams.
(d) Walden Williams.

7. 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 "is afraid of public speaking."
(c) Waldo "wants more time to meditate on these matters."
(d) Waldo "is not longer interested in assisting Henry in his cause."

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

9. What does Williams want to call himself?
(a) Mr. Henry's Williams.
(b) Walden's Williams.
(c) Mr. Henry's Slave Williams.
(d) Williams at Waldon Pond.

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

11. What happens as Williams darts offstage?
(a) He is followed by racist epithets.
(b) He is shot.
(c) He says he's running to Walden Pond.
(d) He begins shooting his rifle.

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

13. What does Henry believe is the motivation for the war in Mexico?
(a) A desire for more land for Southern slave owners.
(b) Control over other countries.
(c) Money and power.
(d) Love for the United States and the desire to spread freedom.

14. Why does Henry object violently to this name?
(a) Henry tells him to never describe himself as a possession.
(b) Williams has to move on to his own home.
(c) Williams may not stay at Walden.
(d) Williams is not his slave.

15. What happens when Henry urges him to run away?
(a) He refuses to leave, so he may fight in the battle.
(b) He refuses to leave Henry.
(c) He hides.
(d) All the soldiers start to shoot at him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Henry objects to Waldo not appearing. How does Lydian feel?

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

3. What does Henry give Williams?

4. After Henry deals with the chicken problem, how does Lydian respond to this gesture?

5. How does Henry feel when he shouts with no response and tries to ring the bell, but no sound emerges?

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