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 poet.
(b) A reporter.
(c) A hunter.
(d) A farmer.

2. What happened to Breed's hut?
(a) It was abandoned.
(b) It burned down.
(c) It was used as a wood shed.
(d) A family of birds nested there.

3. What happened to a settler's family in Sutton in 1717?
(a) They couldn't pay their taxes and were forced to move.
(b) Their house burned down.
(c) They were forced off their land by a flood.
(d) Their cottage was completely buried in snow.

4. How close is Thoreau's nearest neighbor?
(a) Half a mile.
(b) Three miles.
(c) Two miles.
(d) One mile.

5. What does Thoreau see in the clear water of the pond one November day?
(a) A muskrat family.
(b) A school of perch.
(c) A large turtle.
(d) A heron.

Short Answer Questions

1. Thoreau hates the name of what local pond ?

2. "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of..."

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

4. Which bird does Thoreau doubt has ever profaned Walden Pond?

5. What happened to Walden Pond between his childhood and the time he moved there?

(see the answer key)

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