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. What vegetable does Thoreau plant on most of his 2 1/2 acres?
(a) Beans.
(b) Potatoes.
(c) Turnips.
(d) Corn.

2. What is Thoreau's shelter at Walden Pond?
(a) A cave.
(b) An abandoned shanty.
(c) A tent.
(d) A small house.

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

4. "The adventurous student will always study..."
(a) Theology.
(b) History.
(c) Classics.
(d) Latin.

5. Thoreau states his residence at Walden was more favorable to thought and serious reading than what institution?
(a) A university.
(b) A think tank.
(c) A library.
(d) A seminary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Thoreau imagine doing?

2. What birds does Thoreau hear regularly during the summer at 7:30pm?

3. Where is Walden Pond located?

4. "We are underbred and low-lived and..."

5. Which animal is one of "Nature's Watchmen"?

(see the answer key)

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