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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Henry give Williams?

2. How does Henry change his tactics with Sam?

3. How is Bailey feeling about his trial?

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

5. What has Henry made for the chickens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The events of the first act develop Henry as an individualist who believes deeply in personal freedom.

Part 1) How is Henry an individualist?

Part 2) What is Transcendentalism?

Part 3) How does Transcendentalism influence Henry's belief in personal freedom?

Essay Topic 2

A significant event in Act II prompts Henry to reconsider his theory that one man can make a difference.

Part 1) What event is this?

Part 2) What advice does he give that, surprisingly, is very realistic and sensible?

Part 3) This event also shows Henry that change cannot be effected from within the system. How does it show this?

Essay Topic 3

The school that Henry and John start is perhaps the clearest example of this stand against intellectualism.

Part 1) Describe the school.

Part 2) Why does the school fail?

Part 3) Although the school fails, is it a complete failure? Explain.

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