Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Heroism | The Over-Soul.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Emerson, who "should see that he can live all history in his own person"?
(a) The enlightened individual.
(b) The historian.
(c) The philosopher.
(d) The scholar.

2. According to "Self-Reliance", what can bring you peace?
(a) Nothing but independence.
(b) Nothing but nature.
(c) Nothing but God.
(d) Nothing but yourself.

3. In what style is "Selected Writings" written?
(a) Address.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Essay.
(d) All of the answers are correct.

4. True prudence does not question ______ laws.
(a) God's.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Man's.
(d) Natural.

5. At what college did Emerson give "The American Scholar" as an address?
(a) Oxford.
(b) Harvard.
(c) New York University.
(d) Princeton.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Emerson link with transcendentalism in "The Transcendentalist"?

2. What credibility did Emerson have to discuss the topic of "An Address"?

3. According to Emerson, it is the challenge of American scholars to foster and support the development of truly American ______ and ______.

4. According to "Self-Reliance", the important thing is to be one's ______.

5. According to "Compensation", which of the following is NOT one of the realms mentioned that achieves a balance between positive and negative forces?

(see the answer key)

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