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

2. Who carried the Iliad with him on his expeditions?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Magellan.
(c) Edmund Hillary.
(d) Captain James Cook.

3. What does Thoreau hear in the evening?
(a) Cows lowing.
(b) The wind in the trees.
(c) Birds singing.
(d) Goats bleating.

4. What are the necessities of life?
(a) Food, shelter, land, and freedom.
(b) Love, happiness, family, and religion.
(c) Food, shelter, clothing, and sunlight.
(d) Food, shelter, clothing, and fuel.

5. What animal's sound ushers in the night?
(a) The whip-poor-will's cry.
(b) The bullfrog's trump.
(c) The coyote's yelp.
(d) The hawk's scream.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Thoreau began living in the woods, his "house was not finished, but was merely a defense against the..."

2. What is the morning?

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

4. When did Thoreau begin to live in the woods?

5. What is Thoreau's net income from his farm?

(see the answer key)

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