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. For what purpose does Thoreau believe most men have learned to read?
(a) Vanity.
(b) Education.
(c) Convenience.
(d) Pleasure.

2. What man-made device can Thoreau hear from his window?
(a) Horse-pulled wagon.
(b) Lumber mill whistle.
(c) Railroad cars.
(d) Streetcar.

3. "Be it life or death, we crave only..."
(a) Reality.
(b) Love.
(c) Truth.
(d) Freedom.

4. What is the morning?
(a) A spritual moment.
(b) A time for poets.
(c) The awakening hour.
(d) A time for reflection.

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. What does Thoreau sometimes hear on Sundays?

2. In what does Thoreau claim to have indulged very little?

3. What attracted Thoreau to the farm?

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

5. What does Thoreau state was a pleasant pastime?

(see the answer key)

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