Walden Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "I have never found the companion that was so companionable as..."
(a) God.
(b) Myself.
(c) Solitude.
(d) A book.

2. What happened to Walden Pond between his childhood and the time he moved there?
(a) The spring dried up.
(b) The trees on the shores were cut down.
(c) The fish were depopulated.
(d) A family of muskrats moved in.

3. "Nature has no human inhabitant who..."
(a) Respects her.
(b) Treats her well.
(c) Appreciates her.
(d) Loves her.

4. Which bird does Thoreau doubt has ever profaned Walden Pond?
(a) A finch.
(b) A sparrow.
(c) A seagull.
(d) A pigeon.

5. Which animal is one of "Nature's Watchmen"?
(a) Cat.
(b) Bullfrog.
(c) Fox.
(d) Owl.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to Breed's hut?

2. Who came the farthest to visit Thoreau in the winter?

3. What gets struck by lighting during a heavy thunder-shower?

4. For what does Thoreau feel sympathy?

5. Some of Thoreau's pleasantest hours are spent during this kind of weather:

(see the answer key)

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