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. What winter bird does Thoreau amuse himself by watching?
(a) A blue jay.
(b) A barred owl.
(c) A cardinal.
(d) A chickadee.

2. What kind of fish is most abundant in Walden Pond?
(a) Perch.
(b) Salmon.
(c) Pickerel.
(d) Trout.

3. What frequently notifies Thoreau of a passing traveler along the highway?
(a) The smell of a pipe.
(b) Flashing lights.
(c) Footprints and broken tree branches.
(d) The sound of laughter.

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

5. What gets struck by lighting during a heavy thunder-shower?
(a) The bean field.
(b) Thoreau's shelter.
(c) A pine tree.
(d) Walden Pond.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to Breed's hut?

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

3. "Walden is a perfect forest mirror" in which season?

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

5. Thoreau hates the name of what local pond ?

(see the answer key)

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