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 the audience learn about Williams once he leaves Walden Pond?

2. What does Henry give Williams?

3. About what is Henry's poem/prayer?

4. Sam brings him breakfast, and tells Henry what?

5. What pleases Henry about Williams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Act Two, the exchange between Henry and Lydian early in the chapter shows that in his efforts to be like Waldo, Henry has started to assume some of the threads of Waldo's life.

Part 1) How has Waldo begun to assume threads of Waldo's life?

Part 2) How does this affect Edward and Lydian?

Part 3) What does Lydian suggest to Henry to try to encourage him away from trying to take over Waldo's life?

Essay Topic 2

Henry makes a significant realization at the end of the play.

Part 1) What is this realization?

Part 2) What decision does it lead him to make?

Part 3) How does he feel about this decision?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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