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. Who came the farthest to visit Thoreau in the winter?
(a) A farmer.
(b) A hunter.
(c) A reporter.
(d) A poet.

2. What animal's sound ushers in the night?
(a) The coyote's yelp.
(b) The whip-poor-will's cry.
(c) The bullfrog's trump.
(d) The hawk's scream.

3. Where was it rumored that Col. Quoil had been a soldier?
(a) New Orleans.
(b) Upper Canada.
(c) Waterloo.
(d) Hong Kong.

4. According to legend, after whom was Walden Pond named?
(a) A town official.
(b) The original owner of the property.
(c) A hunter.
(d) An old Indian woman.

5. "Walden is a perfect forest mirror" in which season?
(a) Winter.
(b) Spring.
(c) Summer.
(d) Autumn.

Short Answer Questions

1. "I go and come with a strange... in Nature."

2. "I have never found the companion that was so companionable as..."

3. What frequently notifies Thoreau of a passing traveler along the highway?

4. For what does Thoreau feel sympathy?

5. What does Thoreau do to pass the time on winter evenings?

(see the answer key)

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