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

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

3. Henry objects to Waldo not appearing. How does Lydian feel?
(a) Reassured that Waldo is not changing his stand on freedom.
(b) Torn between sharing Henry's opinions and loyalty to Waldo.
(c) Embarrassed by Waldo's cowardly actions.
(d) Unsure whether she still loves Waldo or actually loves Henry.

4. What does Henry give Williams?
(a) Some bread.
(b) A bed.
(c) A book.
(d) Chores.

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

6. What has Henry made for the chickens?
(a) Gloves to keep them from scratching up Lydian's roses.
(b) A place to be fed, so they stay out of Lydians's roses.
(c) A new nest for their eggs, so they do not roost in Lydian's roses.
(d) A chicken coop, so they stay out of Lydian's roses.

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

8. 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 not always the answer.
(c) He insists Waldo start a war.
(d) He insists violence is the only solution.

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

10. How does Waldo respond to the news of Williams?
(a) he expresses excitement for his escape to Canada.
(b) He expresses happiness for his freedom.
(c) He expresses shock about Williams' capture.
(d) He expresses sympathy about Williams' death.

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

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

13. Henry and Lydian briefly discuss love and loneliness. What comes between them?
(a) Some signs of tension.
(b) Edward.
(c) Waldo.
(d) Some signs of awkwardness.

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

15. What does Williams do when he sees Henry?
(a) He runs from him.
(b) He hugs him.
(c) He attacks him.
(d) He tries to hide from him.

Short Answer Questions

1. The war resumes in full speed with what?

2. When Henry refuses to assault the enemy, how does his mother respond?

3. When does all action on stage stop?

4. How does the scene restart?

5. What does Waldo ask after he accuses Henry of resigning from the human race?

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