Walden Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who exerted an influence on mankind more than kings and emperors?
(a) Authors.
(b) Politicians.
(c) Priests.
(d) Musicians.

2. What was the name of the family Thoreau bought a farm from and then returned the ownership to them?
(a) Biggins.
(b) Smith.
(c) McLachlan.
(d) Hollowell.

3. What did Thoreau imagine doing?
(a) Building a house.
(b) Buying a farm.
(c) Writing a book.
(d) Living off the land.

4. Why does the Canadian woodchopper read the French paper?
(a) For the news.
(b) To show off to his neighbors.
(c) For the pictures.
(d) For practice.

5. On what pond does Thoreau live on the shore?
(a) Wiltshire Pond.
(b) Catfish Pond.
(c) Walden Pond.
(d) Concord Pond.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Thoreau believe intellectual societies are confined?

2. What does Thoreau hear in the evening?

3. What animal does Thoreau kill and eat after it ravages his bean-field?

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

5. What man-made device can Thoreau hear from his window?

(see the answer key)

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