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. Why can Henry now leave the jail?
(a) Waldo has payed his bail.
(b) Sam is allowing him to escape.
(c) The charges have been dropped.
(d) Someone has paid his taxes.

2. Edward is so pleased. What does he wish?
(a) Henry was his brother.
(b) John was his brother.
(c) Henry was his father.
(d) John was his father.

3. Ball becomes a general, and urges them all to do what?
(a) Learn how to kill.
(b) Get into line.
(c) Fire.
(d) Choose a weapon.

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

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

6. As a child what does Henry find berry picking better than?
(a) Just eating the pudding his mother made from them.
(b) Staying in the house.
(c) Playing with his brother.
(d) Going to school.

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

8. What does Henry think about lawyers?
(a) They are mandatory for someone in jail.
(b) They are sneaky.
(c) They are devils.
(d) They can useful.

9. What does Henry assure Williams?
(a) He is free.
(b) He will not get captured.
(c) He is still a slave.
(d) He may stay at Walden Pond.

10. What is Henry doing when Williams, an escaped slave, appears?
(a) Weeding.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Playing a flute.
(d) Planting in his garden.

11. What does Henry recognizes about his devotion to Waldo?
(a) It has stripped away some of his self.
(b) It has given him the strength to fight injustice.
(c) It has made a solid friendship.
(d) It has helped shape his own beliefs.

12. When Henry refuses to assault the enemy, how does his mother respond?
(a) She argues with him.
(b) She praises him.
(c) She cries.
(d) She berates him.

13. About what is Henry's soliloquy?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Love.
(d) Loss.

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

15. 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 is not his slave.
(d) Williams may not stay at Walden.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sam says he cannot make that happen. What does Henry do?

2. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?

3. What has Henry's Aunt Louisa done?

4. When is there sexual tension between Lydian and Henry?

5. What pleases Henry about Williams?

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